Virtual Open Days 2020: Meet our Tutors

Welcome to St Catherine’s College’s Virtual Open Day!

We are pleased to invite you to find out more about the different subjects that we offer at Catz. We will be running a programme of live Meet the Tutors sessions so you can ask our tutors any questions that you might have about studying your chosen subject. There are also a selection of pre-recorded videos for you to watch, click on your chosen subject below to find out more.

Our Subjects

Our Tutor for Admissions tells you more about the subjects on offer at Catz in this video.

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Biochemistry

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St Catherine’s College has a thriving Biochemistry group which, at any one time, usually consists of about 16 undergraduates (usually 4 per year group). St Catherine’s College is one of the closest colleges to the Department of Biochemistry (approx. 10 minutes’ walk). You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 11.30am on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live sessions, click here.

Biology

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St Catherine’s has one of the largest Biology departments with around seven or eight students each year, which, along with graduate students, lecturers and tutorial fellows, creates a diverse, vibrant and highly cohesive community. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 10.30am on Friday 18th September.To find out how to join the live sessions, click here.

Biomedical Sciences

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St Catherine’s has a large and friendly community of undergraduates within the Medical Sciences Division, studying Biomedical Sciences, Experimental Psychology, Medicine and Philosophy, Psychology & Linguistics. We encourage networking between the Biomedical Sciences students and these different student groups at joint social and academic events. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 11.30am on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Chemistry

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St Catherine’s has a large and historic commitment to Chemistry in comparison with many other Oxford colleges, as indicated by the number of undergraduates which we admit, and the strength and depth in which Chemistry is represented amongst the tutorial staff and the Fellowship. Practically, this means that chemists at St Catherine’s are part of a community, which is unusually stimulating, both in terms of the teaching programme and the social life within the College. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 13.30pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live sessions, click here.

Computer Science

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St Catherine’s is the youngest and most modern of Oxford’s colleges: ideally suited to this most modern of subjects. We are one of the largest colleges in Oxford for Computer Science.  We take the equivalent of eight full-time students each year (about ten students in total). You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 12.00pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

See a sample lecture from one of our Computer Science tutors:

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Computer Science & Philosophy

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Computer Science and Philosophy is a relatively new degree course at Oxford, combining aspects of the two constituent subjects.  The two subjects have much in common, being based around rational inference and logic; the development of Computer Science has opened up new areas of Philosophy, such as Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy of Computation. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session with a Computer Science Tutor at 12.00pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Economics and Management

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St Catherine’s was among the first group of colleges to admit undergraduates for the Economics and Management degree. The College is located next door to the Economics Department building, giving our students easy access to the main Social Sciences library and an advantage in making it on time to morning lectures. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 5.00pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Engineering Science

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St Catherine’s has one of the largest Engineering Science departments with around eight students each year. The College is very conveniently situated within a short walk of the Department of Engineering Science, where University lectures and practicals are held. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 12.30pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

English Language and Literature

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St Catherine’s has a large and enthusiastic English department. At any one time, St Catherine’s has around thirty undergraduates reading the subject as well as a number studying for the joint degrees of English & Modern Languages or History & English. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 12.30pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Find our what our tutors say about studying English at Catz:

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English & Modern Languages

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St Catherine’s has a large number of undergraduates studying English or Modern Languages in combination with other subjects. This means that there are plenty of other students within St Catherine’s with which to discuss work. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session with our English tutors at 12.30pm and a Modern Languages tutor at 14.30pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Find our what our tutor says about studying Modern Languages at Catz:

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Find our what our tutors say about studying English at Catz:

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Fine Art

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St Catherine’s has a strong tradition of interest in art and design, natural concerns in the context of world famous and award-winning buildings designed in 1960 by Arne Jacobsen and more recently by Stephen Hodder.  The College has built up a close relationship with the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, and usually takes two of the Ruskin School’s annual total of about twenty undergraduates each year. This is complimented by the fact that we are also one of the few colleges to take undergraduates studying for the BA in History of Art. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 16.00pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Geography

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Geography is one of the largest subjects at St Catherine’s and aims to admit 10 undergraduates each year. We have tutorial fellows and several lecturers who are highly research-active in human, physical and environmental geography, and have a passion for teaching across the whole discipline. This enables us to meet the needs of individual students, whatever their interests. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 11.00am on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

History

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History is large and vibrant field with the College. At any one time, St Catherine’s has about thirty undergraduates reading History, or the joint degrees of History and Modern Languages, History and Politics, History and Economics, and History and English. St Catherine’s does not limit the choice of its History undergraduates, and students are able to study any of the very wide chronological and geographical range of papers made available by the History Faculty. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 15.30pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

History & Economics

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St Catherine’s has a large number of undergraduates studying History or Economics in combination with other subjects. This means that there are plenty of other students within St Catherine’s with which to discuss work. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session with History tutors at 15.30pm and Economics tutors at 15.00pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

History & English

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St Catherine’s has a large number of undergraduates studying History or English, or either in combination with other subjects. This means that there are plenty of other students within St Catherine’s with which to discuss work. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session with our English tutors at 12.30pm and with our History tutors at 15.30pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live sessions, click here.

Find our what our tutors say about studying English at Catz:

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History & Modern Languages

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St Catherine’s has a large number of undergraduates studying History or Modern Languages in combination with other subjects. This means that there are plenty of other students within St Catherine’s with which to discuss work. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session with our History tutors at 15.30pm and one with a Modern Languages Tutor at 14.30pm . To find out how to join the live sessions, click here.

Find our what our tutor says about studying Modern Languages at Catz:

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History & Politics

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St Catherine’s has a large number of undergraduates studying History or Politics in combination with other subjects. This means that there are plenty of other students within St Catherine’s with which to discuss work. The College is located next door to the Department of Politics & International Relations. The Social Science Library is also next door, which is a convenient place to work and contains all the books and journals that students of Politics might need in the course of their undergraduate career. The History Faculty is slightly further away but still within easy walking distance of the College. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session with our History tutors at 15.30pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

History of Art

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St Catherine’s College has been an active promoter of the History of Art course, and usually takes three undergraduates each year (of the present intake of fourteen for the university as a whole). Professor Gervase Rosser is an Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art, and the Fellow responsible for the BA course in St Catherine’s. He was also involved in the construction of the degree. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 16.00pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Human Sciences

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St Catherine’s boasts one of the friendliest Human Sciences departments in the university, with around four students in each year group. Current students comment that this helps each student in a variety of ways: there is always someone with whom they can discuss a particular idea, or with whom they can share a concern; they help one another practically, finding set books, or communicating with tutors. Their learning is not only intellectually demanding but sociable too. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 14.00pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live sessions, click here.

Law

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St Catherine’s has a vibrant legal community attributable in part to the fact that the College admits a greater number of students to study the subject in comparison with most other colleges. With an annual intake of around 10 undergraduates and as many graduates, it is a diverse community comprised of over 40 students of different ages from all over the world united by a common interest in the study of Law. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 15.00pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Materials Science

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The College has a strong tradition in Materials Science, with one of the larger undergraduate intakes as well as a healthy number of graduate students. Alumni include at least nine senior academics in Materials Science at Oxford University, Cambridge University and Imperial College alone, plus Mark Miodownik, author of Stuff Matters and star of many TV science programmes. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 14.00pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Mathematics

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St Catherine’s accepts applicants for Mathematics or any of the joint degrees available at the University: Mathematics & Computer Science, Mathematics & Philosophy and Mathematics & Statistics. We offer not just first-class tutorials and classes. We also provide a friendly working environment, where students are encouraged to discuss mathematical problems and ideas with their tutors. We are distinctive in having a large number of tutors, so that students are taught by specialists in their fields. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 11.30am on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Mathematics & Computer Science

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The Mathematics and Computer Science degree combines topics from the two constituent degrees.  Much of Computer Science is mathematical in nature; and much of Mathematics requires the application of computers. Catz is strong in both constituent subjects of this degree.  We take one or two students most years. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session with our Maths tutors at 11.3oam and with a Computer Science Tutor at 12.00pm on Friday 18th September . To find out how to join the live sessions, click here.

Mathematics & Philosophy

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St Catherine’s has a large number of undergraduates studying Mathematics or Philosophy in combination with other subjects. This means that there are plenty of other students within St Catherine’s with which to discuss work. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session with our Mathematics tutors at 11.30am on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Mathematics & Statistics

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St Catherine’s accepts applicants for Mathematics or any of the joint degrees available at the University: Mathematics & Statistics; Mathematics & Computer Science and Mathematics & Philosophy. We offer not just first-class tutorials and classes. We also provide a friendly working environment, where students are encouraged to discuss mathematical problems and ideas with their tutors.  We are distinctive in having a large number of tutors, so that students are taught by specialists in their fields. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session with our Mathematics tutors at 11.30am on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Medicine

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Medical Sciences at St Catherine’s is a large, friendly community with on average six undergraduates per year studying on the three-year pre-clinical course, culminating in a first degree in Medical Sciences. Many of these students will continue as graduate students at the College for the second stage of the course (a three-year clinical course which leads to the BM, BCh). We usually have two to three students on the four-year accelerated BM, BCh course for graduates in applied or experimental science subjects. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 17.00pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Modern Languages

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Catz admits up to 10-12 students each year for Modern Languages, making us one of the largest undergraduate subject in College and making Catz one of the most important Oxford colleges for Modern Languages. We offer most joint degrees (Modern Languages and another subject) and language combinations, including a number of languages that can be studied from scratch. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 14.30pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live sessions, click here.

Find our what our tutor says about studying Modern Languages at Catz:

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Modern Languages & Linguistics

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Catz admits up to 10-12 students each year for Modern Languages, making us one of the largest undergraduate subject in College and making Catz one of the most important Oxford colleges for Modern Languages. We offer most joint degrees (Modern Languages and another subject) and language combinations, including a number of languages that can be studied from scratch. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session 14.30pm on Friday 18th September with a Modern Languages Tutor. To find out how to join the live sessions, click here.

Find our what our tutor says about studying Modern Languages at Catz:

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Music

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The liveliness and openness of St Catherine’s is reflected in the music department. We take around four new undergraduates per year and also have a relatively large postgraduate population. Musical life in St Catherine’s is overseen by the Tutor in Music, Henfrey Fellow and Professor of Music Laura Tunbridge and, in 2019-22, Dr Joanna Bullivant, and the Director of Performance, Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey. The size of St Catherine’s and the fact that it does not have a chapel means that the kind of music-making that takes place in college is diverse; there is an active Music Society which organises recitals and other musical events reflecting student interests (from a cappella to chamber ensembles, Chinese music to jazz), and the JCR regularly hosts open mic nights. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 12.00pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live sessions, click here.

Philosophy & Modern Languages

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St Catherine’s has a large number of undergraduates studying Philosophy or Modern Languages in combination with other subjects. This means that there are plenty of other students within St Catherine’s with which to discuss work. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session 14.30pm on Friday 18th September with a Modern Languages Tutor. To find out how to join the live sessions, click here.

Find our what our tutor says about studying Modern Languages at Catz:

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Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE)

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Part of what is special about St Catherine’s follows naturally from the interests of the teaching Fellows. The College is located next door to the Departments of Economics and of Politics & International Relations. The Social Science Library is also next door, which is a convenient place to work and contains all the books and journals that students of Politics and Economics might need in the course of their undergraduate career. The Faculty of Philosophy is slightly further away but still within easy walking distance of the College. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 17.00pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Physics

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The community of physics students and fellows at St Catherine’s is one of the largest and liveliest in the University. There are usually more than thirty physics students (including graduate students) in the College and, typically, more than a third of our finalists obtain first-class degrees. St Catherine’s is very conveniently situated near to the Department of Physics, where lectures and practicals are held. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 14.30pm on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Physics & Philosophy

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St Catherine’s has a large number of undergraduates studying Physics or Philosophy in combination with other subjects. This means that there are plenty of other students within St Catherine’s with which to discuss work. The College is very conveniently situated near to the Department of Physics, where lectures and practicals are held. Although the Faculty of Philosophy is slightly further away, the walk is very pleasant. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 14.30pm on Friday 18th September with a Physics Tutor. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Psychology (Experimental)

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Experimental Psychology is by definition a highly interdisciplinary subject, with teaching and research spanning from Social Psychology and Intergroup Conflict to Behavioural Neuroscience. Therefore, studying at a College with a large representation of students and staff across the Social Sciences and the Medical Sciences is highly advantageous. St Catherine’s has a large community of undergraduates across these fields. Students studying Experimental Psychology here interact continuously with students also reading Philosophy, Linguistics, Biomedical Sciences and Medicine. You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 10.30am on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Find our what our tutor says about studying Psychology at Catz:

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Psychology, Philosophy & Linguistics (PPL)

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St Catherine’s is one of the few colleges with a representation of a Tutorial Fellow in each of the three components of the Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics degree. Because of this, we are in the enviable position to offer senior-level supervision and teaching for all three of the subject combinations: Psychology & Philosophy; Psychology & Linguistics; Philosophy & Linguistics. St Catherine’s is one of the colleges closest to the Department of Experimental Psychology. Although the Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics are slightly further away, the walk across the town centre is very pleasant.

You can find out more on our subject page here.

We will be offering a live Meet the Tutor session at 10.30am on Friday 18th September. To find out how to join the live session, click here.

Find our what our tutor says about studying Psychology at Catz:

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