Prospective Students

Shoshannah

Where did you study before coming to Oxford?

I received my Bachelor of Arts, Honours and my Master of Arts in English Literature (with a specialty in Romanticism) from the University of Manitoba, Canada.

What are you studying/researching at Oxford?

I am currently in the second year of my doctorate in English literature at Oxford. My thesis argues for the essential correlation between the literary and the ethical as it is conveyed in the fiction of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley.

Why did you choose St Catherine’s? (if you did)

I began my studies at Oxford as a student at St Edmund Hall but migrated to St Catherine’s on scholarship. I am grateful to be part of St Catherine’s warm and welcoming community.

What do you like most about St Catherine’s?

The College’s financial support for its students is impressive as is the academic support provided by committed tutors, the Dean, and Junior Deans. The academic life here is vibrant and intellectually inspiring. The library is extensive and serves as a wonderful workspace.

St Catherine’s social life is equally stimulating with all the opportunities for students to interact at formal dinners and other social events and activities. For these reasons as well as for its tranquil and aesthetically pleasing setting of hedged walkways and gardens, St Catz is a perfect place to pursue one’s studies.

Sarah

Where did you study before coming to Oxford?

Before Oxford I completed my BSc in Biomedical Science at Kings College London and MSc at University College London in Cognitive Neuroscience. I took two years working as a research assistant before deciding that I was ready to undertake a PhD and pursue a career in academia.  

What are you studying/researching at Oxford?

I am studying for a DPhil in Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics, but more specifically am investigating visual cortical structures using ultra high resolution fMRI. 

What is the social life like at St Catherine's?

The social life at St Catherine's is excellent, there is such a variety of activities to take part in, and whether you visit the college every day or once a month you will always find friendly faces.

What do you like most about St Catherine’s?

I like the range of events that are held at college and the variety of people that attend them.

 

2014 Finals Results

St Catherine’s College is delighted to announce a strong set of results for the students who sat Finals this year.

The Master, Professor Roger Ainsworth, said ‘The 2014 Finalists deserve our warmest congratulations on their much deserved success. They should be very proud of all that they have achieved. Their results are a fine tribute not only to their own hard work, but to the supportive and inspirational teaching given by their tutors. Many congratulations to all!’

Further details will appear in Michaelmas Term’s CatzEye and The Year.

Catz Fellow Wins Book Award

Gervase Rosser, Fellow and Tutor in the History of Art, has won the 2014 Art & Christian Enquiry Mercers’ Book Award for his book Spectacular Miracles: Transforming Images in Italy from the Renaissance to the Present (2013, Reaktion Books).

Co-authored with Jane Garnett, Fellow and Tutor in History at Wadham College, the book examines an enduring Western belief in the supernatural power of images – for example the belief that a statue or painting of the Madonna can fly through the air, speak, weep or produce miraculous cures.

Freedom of Oxford for Catz Alumnus

Alumnus and Honorary Fellow Professor Christopher Brown (1966, Modern History), Director of the Ashmolean Museum, has been awarded the Freedom of the City of Oxford to mark his retirement - one of just a small number of people to have been awarded this honour

The Lord Mayor of Oxford presented him with a ceremonial scroll at a ceremony held in Oxford Town Hall on 2 July 2014. The Freedom of the City of Oxford is awarded under two categories – persons of distinction or persons who have, in the opinion of the council, rendered eminent services to the city.

Catz Student Wins 2014 IRB Junior World Championship

Catz undergraduate Gus Jones (2012, Biological Sciences) has competed in a victorious England U20 squad in the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship. The IRB Junior World Championship was held in Auckland, New Zealand, from 2 to 20 June 2014.

The England squad began their campaign against Italy, before going on to face Australia, Argentina, Ireland and then meeting South Africa in the final. They successfully defended their title with a 21-20 win over South Africa, winning the Championship for the second year in a row.

Catz Staff Win 2014 OUSU Awards

St Catherine's would like to congratulate Catz Academic Registrar and Fellow, Cressida Chappell, and Catz Scout, Julie Smith, on their recent success in the 2014 Oxford University Student Union Teaching Awards. Both Cressida and Julie won an award in the Best Support Staff category in recognition of their outstanding contribution to College and student life.

Anniken Huitfeldt delivers Women in Politics Lecture

We were delighted to welcome Anniken Huitfeldt, a member of the Norwegian Labour Party, to Catz on Monday 12 May 2014. Anniken represents the Labour Party in Norway and has held a number of different senior positions within the Party including Minister of Children and Equality, Minister of Culture and, most recently, Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion. She is an alumnus of the University of Oslo and London School of Economics.

Inspirational state school teachers honoured by Oxford

Congratulations to Keith Wood from Gosforth Academy, nominated for an Inspirational Teachers Award by Catz student Jack Slone.

The awards are a way of recognising the importance of school or college teachers in encouraging bright students to realise their potential and make a successful application to Oxford.

Click below to find out more and watch the video.

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