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

Sharing ideas at CatzExchange 2017

The College hosted the fifth annual CatzExchange on 23 February. The conference bought together members of the Catz community from across various disciplines to share their research. This year’s themes included learning from the past, contemporary affairs and technological developments, nature, energy and environments, and discourse, concepts and methods.

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