Visiting Fellows

St Catherine's College has an annual programme under which scholars, either from the UK or from overseas, who wish to spend a term in Oxford are welcomed as either Christensen or Visiting Fellows with temporary membership of the Senior Common Room. These Fellowships are non-stipendiary and ideally suited to faculty members on sabbatical leave from their permanent University positions. For more information on applications, see the link on the left.

Visiting Fellows 2017-2018

*     Professor Lydèric Bocquet (Hinshelwood Lecturer), ENS Paris, T18
Marco Golla, Uppsala University, M17
Hedwig Gwosdek, LMU Munich, T18Behrang Noohi, Queen Mary University of London, M17
Ian Peak, Griffith University, T18
Professor Susan Rutherford, University of Manchester, H18

* Christensen Fellow

Information regarding College accommodation for Visiting Fellows is available here.

Domus Fellows

These pages list Domus Fellows of the College. More detailed information may be found by clicking on the links in the right-hand column.

Emeritus Fellows

These pages list Emeritus fellows of St Catherine's. Links in blue or below in the right hand column will connect you to more detailed personal entries.


Ernest L French, FHCIMA

Professor Donald H Perkins, CBE, MA Oxf, PhD Lond, FRS

John W Martin, MA, PhD, ScD Camb, MA, DPhil Oxf

Professor Peter G M Dickson, MA, DPhil, DLitt, FBA

Bruce R Tolley, MA DPhil Oxf, MA Victoria New Zealand

Barrie E Juniper, MA, DPhil Oxf, Secretary for Alumni

Henry C Bennet-Clark, BA Lond, MA Oxf, PhD Camb

Professor Daniel W Howe, MA Oxf, PhD California

Stephen J Sondheim, BA Williams,

Sir Ian McKellen, Kt, CH, BA Camb

Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Kt, CBE

Sir Michael V Codron, Kt, CBE, MA

Sir Richard C H Eyre, Kt, CH, CBE, BA Camb

Thelma M B Holt, CBE

Dame Diana Rigg, DBE

Sir Nicholas R Hytner, Kt, MA Camb

Stephen D Daldry, BA Sheff

Professor Malcolm L H Green, MA Oxf, PhD Imp, FRS

Sir Timothy M B Rice, Kt

Professor Gilliane C Sills, MA Oxf, PhD KCL

Patrick Marber, BA Oxf

Phyllida Lloyd, BA Birm

Professor G Ceri K Peach, MA, DPhil, DLitt Oxf

G Bruce Henning, BA Toronto, MA Oxf, PhD Pennsylvania

Professor Jose F Harris, MA, PhD Camb, MA Oxf, FBA, FRHistS

Sir Patrick H Stewart, Kt, OBE

Michael Frayn, CLit, BA Camb

Professor John R Ockendon, MA, DPhil Oxf, FRS

Revd Colin P Thompson, MA, DPhil Oxf

Sir Trevor R Nunn, Kt, CBE, BA Camb

Meera Syal, MBE, BA Manc

Professor Sudhir Anand, BPhil, MA, DPhil Oxf

Sir J Michael Boyd, Kt, MA Edin

Professor Peter R Franklin, BA, DPhil York, MA Oxf

Gordon Gancz, BM BCh, MA Oxf

Professor Richard J Parish, BA Newc, MA, DPhil Oxf, Dean of Degrees

Professor Susan C Cooper, BA Collby Maine, MA Oxf PhD California

Simon Russell Beale, CBE, BA Camb

John Charles Smith, MA Oxf

Claude-Michel Schönberg


Honorary Fellows

This page lists those who have been elected to an Honorary Fellowship of St Catherine's.

Professor Sir Brian E F Fender, Kt, CMG, BSc, PhD Imp, MA Oxf

Ruth Wolfson, Lady Wolfson

Professor Sir James L Gowans, Kt, CBE, MB BS Lond, MA, DPhil Oxf, FRCP, FRS

Sir Cameron A Mackintosh, Kt

Sir Michael F Atiyah, Kt, OM, MA Oxf, PhD Camb, FRS, FRSE

John Birt, the Rt Hon Lord Birt of Liverpool, MA Oxf, FRTS

Tom Phillips, CBE, MA Oxf, RA, RE

Professor Sir Geoffrey Allen, Kt, BSc, PhD Leeds, CEng, FInstP, FRS

Professor Sir (Eric) Brian Smith, Kt, BSc, PhD Liv, MA, DSc Oxf, CChem, FRSC

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri A P Arumugam, AP, CEng, FIEE, FRAeS, FIMarEST, FinstD, PSM, SSAP, SIMP, DSAP, DIMP

Peter Mandelson, the Rt Hon Lord Mandelson of Foy and Hartlepool, MA Oxf

Sir John E Walker, Kt, MA, DPhil Oxf, FRS

Professor Noam Chomsky, PhD Pennsylvania, FBA

Nicholas H Stern, the Rt Hon Lord Stern of Brentford, CH, BA Camb, DPhil Oxf, FRS, FBA

Raymond Plant, the Rt Hon Lord Plant of Highfield, BA, DLitt KCL, MA Oxf, PhD, DLitt Hull

Professor David J Daniell, BA, MA Tübingen, MA Oxf, PhD Lond

Masaki Orita, LLB Tokyo

Professor Joseph E Stiglitz, PhD MIT, FBA

Sir Peter M Williams, Kt, CBE, MA Oxf, PhD Camb, FREng, FRS

Sir (Maurice) Victor Blank, Kt, MA Oxf

Professor (Anthony) David Yates, MA Oxf

Michael Billington, OBE, BA

Professor C N Ramachandra Rao, MSc Banaras, PhD Purdue,DSc Mysore, FRS

Professor Richard J Carwardine, MA, DPhil Oxf, FBA, FLSW, FRHistS

Mark H Getty, BA Oxf

Simon B A Winchester, OBE, MA Oxf, FRGS, FGS

Professor Christopher P H Brown, MA Oxf, PhD Lond

Professor John B Goodenough, MA Oxf, PhD Chicago

Giles B Keating, MA Oxf

Peter W Galbraith, AB Harvard, MA Oxf, JD Georgetown

Professor Nigel J Hitchin, MA, DPhil Oxf, FRS

Professor Graham B Segal, BSc Sydney, MA, DPhil Oxf, FRS

Vee Meng Shaw, BA Oxf, Hon DLitt Singapore

Anthony W Henfrey, MA, DPhil Oxf

Sir Ian W Dove, Kt, MA Oxf


These pages list Fellows of St Catherine's, who work in areas including teaching, research, and administration. Links in the right hand column will connect you to more detailed personal entries.

Master of St Catherine's

Roger Ainsworth

Professor of Engineering Science

I became Master of St Catherine's in October 2002, having been a Fellow in Engineering of the College since 1985. Originally I trained as an undergraduate apprentice with Rolls-Royce Aeroengines in Derby, before attending Jesus College Oxford as an undergraduate and postgraduate, and obtaining a D.Phil in 1976.

After ten years in industry, working for Rolls-Royce and also the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell, I returned to Oxford to continue my research in the field of aeroengine thermofluid flows. My main interest has been in the development of experimental techniques for measuring flows in the transonic regime, particularly applied to gas turbines. Other areas of interest have included the development of laser velocimetry techniques, and the history of technology, particularly the role of mechanical engineers in developing and inventing new machines.

Academic Staff

These pages list those who work at St Catherine's in areas including teaching, research, and administration. Links in the right hand column will connect you to more detailed personal entries.


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