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The Master’s Fund for Enhancing the Student Experience News

29 November 2022

The Master’s Fund for Enhancing the Student Experience

This Giving Tuesday, a day of giving celebrated globally, we are very proud to launch the new Master’s Fund for …

Catz alum wins the Baillie Gifford Prize News

18 November 2022

Catz alum wins the Baillie Gifford Prize

Catz alumna Katherine Rundell (2005, English Language & Literature) has won the 2022 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction for her …

Catz team on University Challenge News

2 November 2022

Catz team on University Challenge

A team from St Catherine’s appeared on the long-running television quiz show University Challenge last night (1 November). The team, made …

Latest News & Events

26 October 2018


The College celebrates 150 years since its founding as the Delegacy for Unattached Students.

26 October 2012


The College celebrates its 50th anniversary.

16 November 2005


The Arumugam Building opens.

16 November 1993


St Catherine’s original buildings are grade listed.

16 November 1990


The Cameron Mackintosh Foundation endows a Chair of Contemporary Theatre, establishing a visiting professorship at the University held with a Professional…

16 November 1982


The Mary Sunley and Alan Bullock buildings open.

26 October 1974


Women first admitted to the College.

16 November 1968


The Bernard Sunley Building opens.

26 October 1964


Ceremonial opening of the College by Harold Macmillan as Chancellor of the University.

16 November 1963


The College receives its Royal Charter of Incorporation and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh becomes Visitor.

26 October 1962


St Catherine’s College opened. Alan Bullock becomes Master.

26 October 1960


Eight acres of Holywell Great Meadow acquired from Merton College. Arne Jacobsen appointed to design and furnish the College and…

26 October 1956


Censor Bullock obtains agreement from the University to turn the Society into a fully residential college.

26 October 1952


Alan Bullock, Fellow of New College, appointed Censor.

16 November 1936


New building opened, designed by Hubert Worthington.

16 November 1934


University offers St Catherine’s Society a plot of land in St Aldate’s, south of Christ Church.

26 October 1931


Delegacy for Non-Collegiate Students renamed St Catherine’s Society.

26 October 1884


Delegacy for Unattached Students renamed as Delegacy for Non-Collegiate Students.

26 October 1868


Delegacy for Unattached Students formed. First group of Unattached Students allowed to matriculate.

26 October 1852


Royal Commission proposes the creation of a category of Non-Collegiate Students as part of its recommendation to reform Oxford and…