Alumni & Friends

Dean Kitchin Circle Lunch

Formerly known as the Lunch for Legators, the Dean Kitchin Circle Lunch is a biennial event for all those who have very generously chosen to leave to St Catz in their Will. We look forward to welcoming our guests into College for lunch in Hall.

Date: Saturday, 29 April 2017

Time: 12.45pm Drinks · 1.15pm Lunch

Venue: The Senior Common Room (Drinks) · St Catherine's College Hall (Lunch)

Guests: Welcome

Cost: No charge

Professor Eleanor Stride named as one of the top 50 women in Engineering

Professor of Engineering Science, Eleanor Stride, has been named as one of the top 50 Women in Engineering, which was published in the Daily Telegraph last week to coincide with National Women in Engineering Day.

The list, compiled by the Telegraph in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society, features the UK’s top influential female engineers chosen from almost 900 nominations.

Wilfred Wong Renews Matching Gift!

Over the past two years, alumnus Dr Wilfred Wong (m. 1976) has very generously matched donations to St Catz, inspiring support for the College and raising significant funds for current and future students.

We are delighted to announce that Wilfred is matching gifts again this year. The College is deeply grateful for his generosity, and we hope that many in our community of alumni and friends will make a special matched gift. Single donations will be doubled and regular gifts will be tripled!*

Professor Nigel Hitchin awarded Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences

Congratulations to Honorary Fellow and former St Catz Maths tutor (1979-1990), Professor Nigel Hitchin, who has been awarded the Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences for his contributions to geometry, representation theory and theoretical physics.

The Master of St Catz, Professor Roger Ainsworth commented, "In giving me the news, the Head of Maths said 'I imagine that St Catherine's is one of the places that will take justifiable pride in this great achievement', which is most certainly the case."

Saul Moorhouse shortlisted for Industrialist of the Year Award

St Catz alum and former member of the SCR (Lecturer in Biochemistry 2011-2013) Saul Moorhouse (2005, Chemistry) has been shortlisted by the Royal Society of Chemistry for the Young Industrialist of the Year Award in 2016. The award recognises individuals who have created significant impact in the chemical industry. Saul was nominated by a colleague at BP for his innovative and valuable contribution to managing the threat of scale formation in the field of oil and gas production.

Zubin Siganporia voted 'Outstanding Tutor' in OUSU Teaching Awards

St Catz Lecturer and Tutor in Maths, Zubin Siganporia (2007, Mathematics), has won the Outstanding Tutor Award in the OUSU Teaching Awards for the Mathematics, Physical and Life Sciences category.

With nominations made by students, a panel of judges decided the winners in relation to criteria that included the extent that the tutor’s teaching methods were stimulating and engaging, whether they encourage debate and active learning, the promptness of their feedback and how thoroughly they address students’ concerns.

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Information on the College's Alumni & Development Office database is held under the provision of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and will be used only for promoting closer links between St Catherine's and its alumni and other associates, for sending event details and publications, and for merchandising and fundraising purposes. We may contact you by email, post or phone.

Details may be made available to the University of Oxford. The data will not be passed without your permission to external organisations or individuals other than those acting in a capacity as agents for the University and its Participants. The University does not sell any data to third party organisations.

We take the security of your personal data very seriously and impose strict security measures in accordance with the DPA.

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Professor Bill David elected to The Royal Society

St Catz Fellow by Special Election in Physics and Professor of Chemistry, Bill David, is one of 7 Oxford Academics to have been elected into The Royal Society. The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, with past members including Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein.

Simopoulos Scholarships

By donating towards the John Simopoulos Scholarships, you will be helping us to provide financial support to students in need and honouring John's very great legacy at the College. Thank you!

To make your gift, please click on the links below:

Give Online
(You will be transferred to the University of Oxford’s online giving page, and your gift will be allocated to the John Simopoulos Scholarships Fund)

Give by Post
(download a Giving Form)


The generosity of donors such as you makes a wonderful difference at St Catz. For further information about the impact of your support, you can read our brochure. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail us on or call us on +44(0)1865 271705. 


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