Byron Byrne

BCom, BEng Western Australia, MA, DPhil Oxf

Teaching

I teach mostly structures and mechanics to the first year and mainly structures to the second year students at St Catherine’s. I also teach soil mechanics in the third and fourth year of the course, and usually supervise a third year design project in offshore renewable energy.

About me

I read undergraduate degrees in Civil Engineering and Commerce at the University of Western Australia before moving to Oxford in 1996 as a Rhodes Scholar. I then pursued doctoral research as a member of Balliol College before transferring to Magdalen College as a Fellow by Examination and 1851 Research Fellow. Prior to taking up my St Catherine’s post in 2005 I was a Departmental Lecturer in Engineering and an Official Fellow at Magdalen College. Outside of my academic work I take a keen interest in sports and as a student I played cricket for Oxford gaining a Blue four times (1997 to 2000).

Research

I specialise in Civil Engineering and geotechnical engineering, with current research interests focusing on the mechanics of soil and applications associated with offshore engineering. Within this broad area I concentrate on two topics both relating to soil structure interaction. The first topic is on the foundations for offshore structures and most recently I have been concentrating on applications for offshore renewable energy structures, such as offshore wind turbines. The second topic relates to the behaviour of offshore pipelines. I routinely provide advice to industry through short term consultancy contracts.

Graduate supervision

I currently supervise seven postgraduate students, most of whom are pursuing doctoral degrees in offshore geotechnical engineering. My research is sponsored by a variety of industrial funders. I welcome approaches from prospective students in these areas.

 

Fellow and Tutor in Engineering Science
Professor of Engineering Science

Andrew Dickinson

MA, BCL Oxf, DipLegalPrac Solicitor Advocate

Teaching

I teach Roman Introduction to Private Law (Mods), Contract (FHS), Tort (FHS) and Conflict of Laws (BCL/MJur)

About me

I studied law (MA, BCL) in Oxford (at St Edmund Hall), before practising as a solicitor and consultant with Clifford Chance. Before joining St Catherine's in September 2013, I combined legal practice with my role as Professor in Private International Law at Sydney Law School.

I am a Visiting Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, a Fellow of the European Law Institute, and an Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. I am also a member of the Mance Committee (the UK Government's advisory body on private international law matters), .

Research

My main area of research is private international law (conflict of laws), with a focus on the European Union instruments in civil and commercial matters. I also undertake research within the law of obligations (tort, contract).

My recent work has focussed, variously, on the implications of Brexit, the historical development of rules governing adjudicatory jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments, private international law aspects of crypto-currencies and the interface between public and private law in cross-border cases.

For a list of my publications, please see here.

Graduate supervision

I supervise MPhil and DPhil students, and I am very happy to speak to prospective graduate students working in the area of private international law with a view to developing a proposal for a thesis.

Fellow and Tutor in Law
Professor of Law

Bart van Es

BA, MPhil, PhD Camb

Teaching

I teach literature from the Renaissance to the mid eighteenth century.

About me

I studied English at Cambridge and first came to Oxford as a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church in 1999, moving to Catz as a University Lecturer in 2004. My publications include Spenser's Forms of History (2002), A Critical Companion to Spenser Studies (2006), and Shakespeare in Company (2013).

Research

I am interested in connections between history writing and poetry in early modern England.  In recent years my research has focused primarily on Renaissance drama and the material realities of London’s theatre world.

Graduate supervision

I have supervised graduate students at Masters and PhD level reception history, antiquarianism, theatre history, Spenser, and Shakespeare

Sullivan Fellow and Tutor in English
Sullivan Clarendon Professor of English Literature

Philosophy & Modern Languages

Why Catz?

  • St Catherine's has a large number of undergraduates studying Philosophy or Modern Languages in combination with other subjects. This means that there are plenty of other students within St Catherine's with which to discuss work.
  • St Catherine's has one of the larger college libraries in the university: a convenient place to work as well as borrow books, open until midnight during term.

See the page on Modern Languages for more details.

Modern Languages & Linguistics

Why Catz?

  • We admit up to 10-12 students each year for Modern Languages, making us the largest undergraduate subject in College and making Catz one of the most important Oxford colleges for Modern Languages.
  • We offer most joint degrees (Modern Languages and another subject) and language combinations, including a number of languages that can be studied from scratch.
  • Our tutorial fellows (full-time permanent tutors) in French, Linguistics and Spanish are internationally recognized experts in their fields.

History & Politics

Why Catz?

  • St Catherine's has a large number of undergraduates studying History or Politics in combination with other subjects. This means that there are plenty of other students within St Catherine's with which to discuss work.

History & English

Why Catz?

  • St Catherine's has a large number of undergraduates studying History or English, or either in combination with other subjects. This means that there are plenty of other students within St Catherine's with which to discuss work.

See the History and English pages for more details.

History & Economics

Why Catz?

  • St Catherine's has a large number of undergraduates studying History or Economics in combination with other subjects. This means that there are plenty of other students within St Catherine's with which to discuss work.
  • St Catherine’s has one of the larger college libraries in the university, a convenient place to work as well as borrow books, open until midnight during term.

English & Modern Languages

Why Catz?

  • St Catherine's has a large number of undergraduates studying English or Modern Languages in combination with other subjects. This means that there are plenty of other students within St Catherine's with which to discuss work.
  • St Catherine’s has one of the larger college libraries in the university, a convenient place to work as well as borrow books, open until midnight during term.

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