Isabel Mattana

Linen Room Supervisor

Gabi Davidova

Housekeeping Supervisor

Inge Rossouw-Smith

Housekeeping and Lodge Manager

Saira Uppal

Saira joined St Catherine's as Head of Development in 2010, having spent five years in educational fundraising in Oxford. Please contact Saira if you would like to support St Catherine's by making a donation.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 281 585

saira.uppal@stcatz.ox.ac.uk

Director of Development & Fellow

James Bennett

BA R’dg, MA Oxf

James Bennett has been Home Bursar since 2002. He is responsible for that part of the College’s administration and management which provides services to students (accommodation, housekeeping, catering, lodge, maintenance, grounds). He is also responsible for student hardship, health and safety and personnel matters.

 

He is a graduate of the University of Reading with a BA in Classics and Medieval History. He undertook postgraduate research into Latin Commentaries on Aristotle’s Politics at the Universities of Dundee, St Andrews and London. Previously he was at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, where he was Registrar and Clerk to the Governors.

Home Bursar

The Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatre

The Cameron Mackintosh Chair of Contemporary Theatre was founded through a grant from the Mackintosh Foundation to enable the establishment of a Visiting Professorship at the University held with a Professorial Fellowship at St Catherine's College. The aim is to promote interest in, and the study and practice of, contemporary theatre at Oxford, and we are very pleased that Sir Cameron chose St. Catherine’s as the place to play host to his Chair. Sir Cameron Mackintosh was knighted for services to the British Theatre in 1996 and is an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College.

Over the twenty-plus years of its existence, the Visiting Professorship has been held by actors, writers, directors, and producers, all of whom have interacted with students based in Oxford. The list of Professors is as follows:

Sir Tom Stoppard (2017-)

Claude-Michel Schönberg (2016-2017)

Simon Russell Beale (2014-2015)

Stephen Fry (2013-2014)

Sir Michael Boyd (2012-13)

Meera Syal (2011-12)

Sir Trevor Nunn (2010-11)

Michael Frayn (2009-10)

Kevin Spacey (2008-09)

Sir Patrick Stewart OBE (2006-07)

Phyllida Lloyd (2005-06)

Patrick Marber (2004-05)

Sir Tim Rice (2003)

Stephen Daldry (2002)

John Napier (2001)

Sir Nicholas Hytner (2000)

Dame Diana Rigg (1999)

Thelma Holt (1998)

Sir Richard Eyre (1997)

Lord Attenborourgh (1996)

Arthur Miller (1995)

Sir Peter Shaffer (1994)

Sir Michael Codron (1993)

Sir Alan Ayckbourn (1992)

Sir Ian McKellen (1991)

Stephen Sondheim (1990)

The Mackintosh Foundation itself was established by Sir Cameron Mackintosh in 1988 to promote and develop theatre and the performing arts; to provide relief for the homeless, to relieve suffering of and promote research into the causes and treatment of AIDS; and to provide for medical research and relief of sickness. The Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund for Contemporary Theatre has helped some of the University’s brightest young actors, directors, producers and writers, stage shows during the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

 

Gaudy Schedule

As Oxford traditions go, your Gaudy is one of the most distinguished; merging the opportunity to reminisce with old faces and to reflect on the times that have passed since your College days. We hope that the wide spread of year groups invited means that there will be many of your contemporaries there to reconnect and recollect with.

Formal invitations are sent three months in advance, so please ensure that we have your up to date contact details. Gaudies usually take place on the Saturday of 9th week, Trinity Term (end of June).

Many alumni travel far and wide to attend their Gaudy, and as such, we have created the following schedule to allow people to plan accordingly.

Matriculation YearXXX Gaudy
Pre 1962 2017
1993 - 2002 2017
2003 - 2012 2018
1962 - 1972 2019
1973 - 1982 2020
1983 - 1992 2021
1993 - 2002 2022

Catz Fellows of the British Academy

Catz Alumni and Fellows have made distinguished contributions in a number of fields and many of them have been recognised by Fellowship of the British Academy. We highlight a number of them below, though this is no exhaustive list. If you are a Catz alumnus and a British Academy Fellow, please contact the Development Office to be added to our list.

Fellows

Professor David Womersley, Fellow

Professor Richard J Carwardine, Honorary Fellow

Professor Noam Chomsky, Honorary Fellow

Nicholas H Stern, The Rt Hon Lord Stern of Brentford, Honorary Fellow

Professor Joseph E Stiglitz, Honorary Fellow

Professor John O Bayley, Emeritus Fellow

Professor Peter G M Dickson, Emeritus Fellow

Professor Jose F Harris, Emeritus Fellow

Melvyn Bragg, the Lord Bragg of Wigton (BA Honorary Fellow), Domus Fellow

Catz Fellows of the Royal Society

Catz Alumni and Fellows have made distinguished contributions in a number of fields and many of them have been recognised by Fellowship of the Royal Society. We highlight a number of them below, though this is no exhaustive list. If you are a Catz alumnus and a Royal Society Fellow, please contact the Development Office to be added to our list.

Fellows

Professor Peter Edwards, Fellow

Sir Peter Williams, Master (2000 - 2002), Honorary Fellow

Sir Michael Atiyah, Honorary Fellow

Sir James Gowans, Honorary Fellow

Professor Sir Geoffrey Allen, Honorary Fellow

Professor Alan Katritzky, Honorary Fellow

Professor Donald Perkins, Emeritus Fellow

Professor Malcolm Green, Emeritus Fellow

Professor John Ockendon, Emeritus Fellow

Melvyn Bragg, Domus Fellow

Professor John White, Christensen Fellow (1991)

Professor Peter Wolynes, Christensen Fellow (1997)

 

Alumni

Professor John Walker (1960, Chemistry), Honorary Fellow

Professor Anthony Cheetham (1965, Chemistry)

Catz Nobel Laureates

St Catherine’s alumni, Fellows and friends have made lasting contributions to the advancement of knowledge in a wide array of fields, and we are delighted that a number have been recognised with a Nobel Prize.

1967 – Medicine – Ragnar Granit (1900 - 1991) (1967, Visiting Fellow)

1975 – Chemistry – Sir John Cornforth (1917 - 2013) (1939, Chemistry and Honorary Fellow)

1982 – Medicine – Sir John Vane (1927 - 2004) (1946, Pharmacology and Honorary Fellow)

1991 – Chemistry – Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932 - 2007) (Christensen Visiting Fellow, 2002)

1997 – Chemistry – Sir John Walker (b.1941) (1960, Chemistry and Honorary Fellow)

1997 – Physics – Professor Stephen Chu (b.1948) (2003, Christensen Visiting Fellow)

1999 – Chemistry – Professor Ahmed Zewail (1946 - 2016) (Christensen Visiting Fellow, 1991-92 & Honorary Fellow)

2001 – Physics – Professor Wolfgang Ketterle (b.1957) (Christensen Visiting Fellow, 2011)

2001 – Economics – Joseph E Stiglitz (b.1943) (Visiting Fellow, 1973-74 & Honorary Fellow)

2005 – Chemistry – Professor Robert H Grubbs (b.1942) (Christensen Visiting Fellow, 1997)

 

 

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