Alumni & Friends

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).

Catz features in new TV Show ‘Chokepoint’

Chokepoint is an independently produced British spy drama, written and directed by SG Smith. Starring Tim Dutton of Death in Paradise, the fast-paced thriller was partly filmed at Catz and premieres online from March 1 2014 here.

Shot entirely on location, the show features Catz SCR and Bernard Sunley Building, with Arne Jacobsen’s iconic architecture clearly visible in the background.

Stephen Fry Lecture Podcast

Stephen Fry delivered his Inaugural Lecture as the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre on Thursday 20 February at St Catherine's College.

Podcast

Stephen’s Inaugural Lecture, entitled 'Put on Your Red Shoes: Performance and Destiny' is now available as a Podcast for all to enjoy. (Contains strong language.)

Professor Alan Katritzky 1928 - 2014

The College is deeply saddened to announce that alumnus and Honorary Fellow Professor Alan Roy Katritzky (1952, Chemistry) passed away on 10 February 2014 at the age of 85.

Alan was born in London in 1928 and came to St Catherine’s in 1948 to study Chemistry. He graduated with a BA in 1952 and went on to study for a DPhil. From 1954 to 1958 he worked as a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at Oxford at both Pembroke and Magdalen Colleges.

Actor Michael Sheen Visits Catz

We were delighted to welcome actor Michal Sheen to Catz on Friday 14 February 2014. He spoke to current students about life as an actor, and fielded questions about his own acting career.

Michael is a Welsh stage and screen actor, perhaps best-known for playing real-life figures such as David Frost in Frost/Nixon (2008) and Tony Blair in The Deal (2003), The Queen (2006), The Special Relationship (2010). He has had an incredibly varied career, and has been nominated for multiple awards including an Olivier, BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe.

Oscar Nomination for Catz Alum

Catz alumnus Tim Webber (1984, Physics) has received an Oscar nomination 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 has been nominated for 10 Oscars in total, including one in Visual Effects.

Furthermore, Gravity leads the way at this year's Baftas with a total of 11 nominations including Best Film, Best Actress for Sandra Bullock, Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, and of course Special Visual Effects.

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