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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.

Catz Student in BBC Young Musician Category Final

Current Catz student and flautist Daniel Shao (2013, Music) performed as a finalist in the Woodwind Category of the 2014 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, which was shown on BBC Four on Friday 2 May.

Over 450 entries were received for the contest from musicians aged between 8-18 years old, and Daniel performed in the woodwind category along with four other musicians. Since the competition’s first outing in 1978, BBC Young Musician has established a reputation for finding outstanding new talent.

Catz Fellow Elected to the American Academy

Peter Edwards, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Fellow of St Catherine's, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a Foreign Honorary Member.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of America's most prestigious honorary societies, and is a leading centre for independent policy research. The Academy provides advice to decision-makers in government, academia, and the private sector. Professor Edwards joins the Academy’s accomplished membership of 4,600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members.

Catz Alumna wins Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2014

Catz alumna, Katherine Rundell (2005, English Language and Literature), has won the 2014 Waterstones Children's Book Prize with her children’s novel Rooftoppers. Now in its tenth year, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize champions new and emerging talent in children's writing. It is voted for solely by booksellers.

Catz Alum Photographs Royal Family

Catz alumnus Jason Bell (1987, PPE) has taken a new official photograph of Prince George with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The photograph was released on 29 March 2014 and is the first official picture of Prince George to be released since his christening, which took place in October 2013 and was also photographed by Jason.

The image was released in advance of the Cambridges upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand, which will be Prince George’s first official overseas tour.

Michael Sullivan Celebrated in Ashmolean Exhibition

Former Emeritus Fellow of St Catherine's, Professor Michael Sullivan, who passed away in September 2013, is to be commemorated in an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

The exhibition, entitled Michael Sullivan: A Life of Art and Friendship, opens on Tuesday 11 March and will run until September 2014. It will showcase a new selection of works from the outstanding collection of modern Chinese art that was bequeathed to the Ashmolean Museum by Professor Sullivan.

Catz Student Triumphs in U20 6 Nations Match

2014 6 Nations: England U20 67-7 Wales U20, 7 March 2014

England Under-20s triumphed against Wales Under-20s in last Saturday’s rugby clash at Kingston Park, Newcastle, with a winning score of 67-7.

Gus Jones (2012, Biological Sciences) has been included in the England Under-20s rugby union squad for this year’s Under-20s RBS 6 Nations, and he scored 4 of England’s 10 tries against Wales in Saturday’s match earning him the honour of BMW Man of the Match.

Oscar Win for Catz Alum

Tim Webber (1984, Physics) has received an Oscar for his work on the film Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón’s space drama starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Tim was the Visual Effects Supervisor on the film, which took home the Oscar for Best Visual Effects among others. The film won 7 Oscars in total, including Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón) and Best Cinematographer (Emmanuel Lubezki).

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