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St Catherine's is more than just a College. It's a community. Our Fellows, students, parents, friends and Alumni help make this community a special group to be a part of. Whether you have just graduated or your university days are far behind you, you remain a member of the College, and there are a range of benefits available to you.

From these pages on our website you can find out the latest news from Catz, get updates on our vibrant programme of events and read our latest publications. If you've recently moved or changed your telephone number, you can update your contact details here too. And if you've won an award, published a book, landed a new job, or have other news to share we'd love to hear from you!

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Lecturer named as future BBC broadcaster

A Catz English lecturer has been announced as a future radio and television broadcaster. Dr Eleanor Lybeck, who teaches first-year undergraduates in English and is covering for Professor Kirsten Shepherd-Barr while she serves as Acting Director of TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities), was named as one of ten of this year’s New Generation Thinkers by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and BBC Radio 3.

Google research award for Catz Fellow

Shimon Whiteson, Associate Professor, Fellow and Tutor in Computer Science, has been announced as a recipient for one of this year’s Google Research Awards. His proposal, on end to end deep model based reinforcement learning, has secured funding for tuition for a graduate student as well as access to work directly with Google’s researchers and engineers.

A Glimpse of Heaven

Chris Moorey (1967, English Language & Literature)

A Glimpse of Heaven (Chris Moorey, 2013)

Why do Greek priests have long hair? Why are Greek churches full of icons but short of seats? Why is Easter at a different date in Greece? Chris Moorey answers these questions and more in A Glimpse of Heaven. With many illustrations and a generous sprinkling of humour, this is an indespensible guide to anyone wanting to see Greece beyond the beaches and bars.

The Joshua Files

MG Harris (1984, Biochemistry)

The Joshua Files series (Darkwater)

The Joshua Files is a thriller book series which follows the story of Joshua Garcia as he travels in the Mayan ruins following the work of his archaeologist father Andres Garcia. He is accompanied by his three friends: Tyler Marks, Ixchel, and his cousin Benicio.

There are five books in the series:

Invisible City
Ice Shock
Zero Moment
Dark Parallel
Apocalypse Moon


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