Sir Tom Stoppard Lecture Podcast

Sir Tom Stoppard delivered his Inaugural Lecture as the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre on Wednesday 11 October 2017 at St Catherine's College.

Podcast & Video

Sir Tom's Inaugural Lecture, entitled 'Professing' is now available as a Podcast, and you can watch the full video of the lecture below. Sir Tom spoke with enthusiasm on his wide-ranging and distinguished career in the theatre, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Thomas MacFaul

BA Camb, DPhil Oxf
College Lecturer in English

Clare Broome Saunders

BA Durh, MA Lanc, PhD Durh
College Lecturer in English

Tom Stoppard announced as next Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor

We are pleased to announce that Sir Tom Stoppard OM CBE FRSL will succeed Claude-Michel Schönberg as the next Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre.

The Chair of Contemporary Theatre, founded through a grant from the Mackintosh Foundation, is to promote interest in, and the study and practice of, contemporary theatre. The professorship has allowed a unique opportunity for students to interact with renowned theatre veterans since 1990. Previous Visiting Professors include Simon Russell Beale, Stephen Fry and Dame Diana Rigg.

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.

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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