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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.

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.

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.

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