The new book by theatre critic Michael Coveney (1967), Questors, Jesters and Renegades: The Story of Britain's Amateur Theatre, will be published on 5 March. With a foreword by Kenneth Branagh, the book tells the story of amateur theatre as it developed from the medieval guilds to the modern theatre of Ayckbourn and Pinter.
Gemma Chan (Law, 2001), star of 'Captain Marvel','Crazy Rich Asians' and new Channel 4 series 'I am...', is interviewed by The Observer. https://www.theguardian.com/global/2019/jul/28/gemma-chan-film-interview-nothing-will-top-the-night-i-pole-danced-with-celine-dion
Allen Martin, age 81, has died peacefully surrounded by his family. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held in the USA at the North Congregational Church in St Johnsbury, Vt, on 21 July at 2.30pm, with a private burial at a later date.
The critically acclaimed screenplay writer, Russell T Davies OBE (English, 1981), was the special guest for the final Provost's ‘In Conversation’ at the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre on 23 May. Russell talked about his career and works, including the 2005 revival of the science fiction series Doctor Who, and Years and Years, his dystopian drama which reaches its finale on BBC One this Tuesday.
Professor Judith Buchanan, former Wilkinson Research Fellow and Assistant Dean at Worcester College (1995-2000), has been elected as the next Master of St Peter’s College, Oxford.
We are sad to report that the former ruler of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah, and an Old Member of Worcester, died on 22 May, aged 88 years old. Read more in the Straits Times: //www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/former-ruler-of-pahang-sultan-ahmad-sh...
Following the extraordinary success of the development campaign and in recognition of Coleen Day's key role in that success, we are delighted to announce that Governing Body has appointed Coleen to the new position of Development Strategy Fellow with effect from today. As Development Strategy Fellow, Coleen will play a central role in formulating the next phase of the College's development strategy, drawing on the riches of her 25 years' experience at Worcester.
We are sad to report that Old Member Andrew Longmore, who retired as a sports writer for The Sunday Times last year, died in his sleep on April 11, aged 65. He had been on a walking holiday with his wife Jane in Menton, France.
Andrew covered a wide range of sports, including horseracing, athletics, football and rowing. In 2003 he was the Sports Journalists Association's feature writer of the year. He was educated at Winchester and read modern history at Worcester College (1972).
Peter Frankopan will be in conversation with the Provost, Sir Jonathan Bate, in New York on 10 April at an alumni event generously hosted by David Loevner (1976).