Latest News

Latest News

Byron Byrne, our Fellow in Engineering Science, recently led a joint university-industry team to victory winning the 2017 British Geotechnical Ass

We are saddened to share the news of the passing of alumnus Dr Gene Sharp (1961, Social Studies), who died peacefully at his home in Boston, Massachusetts on January 28th, a week after celebrating

Early this year, Catz student Chloe Rooke (2015, Music) took part in a conducting course with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Our Fellow and Tutor in Pre-clinical Medicine, Heidi de Wet, has had a recent paper from her research group selected as an Editors’ Choice article

Our College Enigmatist, alumnus Chris Maslanka (1973, Physics), hosted a new series on the history of puzzles and puzzling on Radio 4 last

St Catz Alumnus and Honorary Fellow, Professor Masaki Orita, was recently decorated by HM the Emperor of Japan for his 40 years' service in the Foreign Office.

Peter Franklin, Emeritus Fellow in Music has been recognised for his services to music academia with a Festschrift published in his honour.

It is with sadness we share the news that Chilean poet and physicist Nicanor Parra has died, aged 103, at his home in Las Cruces.

Alumnus Ben Cohen (Geography, 2011) recently won The Pitch competition for 2017.

Four members of the St Catherine's community have been recognised in the 2018 New Year's Honours list.

We are delighted to announce that Catz alumna Katherine Rundell (2005, English Language and Literature) has won the 2017 Costa Children'

The 2017 Oxford iGEM team, which includes two St Catz students, returned from the annual competition in Boston, USA, with a Gold medal and  the extremely competitive award for Best Diagnostics Proj

Catz student and photographer Arturo Soto (2016, Fine Art) is putting on an exhibition at Oxford's Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, on view until March.

On 16th November, the College hosted a symposium in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre entitled Talking About Dying: The Biggest Question.

Early this year, Catz alum Lisa Roberts QC (1988, English) was appointed Attorney General of the Northern Circuit, making history as the first female Attorney General in the Circuit’s 800 year hist

Alumnus Don Chapman (1952, English) published his latest book in September: Wearing the Trousers: Fashion, Freedom and the Rise of the Modern Woman (Amberley Publishing, Stroud).

Earlier this year, recent alumna Hannah Partington (2013, Neuroscience) spent three months volunteering abroad in Ghana as part of the International Citizen Service (ICS) programme, an overseas vol

Sleeping Rough is a docudrama film about UK street homelessness that has directly involved two Catz alumni, and many other college alumni who have generously donated towards the film's pro

Fellows’ Publications
 

Alexander Campkin for Composer in Residence

Catz alum Alexander Campkin (2002, Music) was earlier this year appointed Composer in Residence with Cantorum Choir, a choir of approximately 40 voices based in Cookham, Berkshire. On the 14th October, the choir performed their Autumn Concert which featured the world premiere of Campkin’s new work Waterfall, commissioned by Cantorum Choir and directly inspired by Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G Minor, which was also performed on the evening.

Mustafah Dhada receives American Historical Association Award

The American Historical Association recently announced its list of Awards and Prizes, with Professor Mustafah Dhada (1977, Social Studies) receiving this year’s Martin A. Klein Prize for his book The Portugese Massacre of Wiriyamu in Colonial Mozambique, 1964-2013 (Bloomsbury). The Award recognizes the most distinguished work of scholarship on African history published in English during the previous calendar year. In making its selection, the prize committee pays particular attention to methodological innovation, conceptual originality and literary excellence.

Kate Hunt elected as Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Kate Hunt (1977, Human Sciences) was this year elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Kate is a Professor of Gender and Health and the Associate Director of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow, where her research focuses on understanding and improving human health and wellbeing, with a particular interest in the social determinants of health, health behaviours and health inequalities. 

Anne Brock appointed Master Distiller

Gin brand Bombay Sapphire has appointed Dr Anne Brock (2004, Chemistry) as its new master distiller. Dr Brock achieved a DPhil in Chemistry at St Catherine’s in 2012, and currently holds a position on the board of directors at the Gin Guild. After her time at Catz, Dr Brock joined Bermondsey Distillery, producers of Jensen’s Gin. Now, in her new role at Bacardi, she will work alongside the Master of Botanicals and lead a team of 14 distillers.

Speaking of her appointment, she said: “I am extremely proud to be joining Bombay Sapphire and to be representing such an iconic leader of the gin category. As an individual who is incredibly passionate about gin, I look forward to working with a team who share a drive to push boundaries and innovate.”
 

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