Dr Emanuela Vai, Scott Opler Fellow at Worcester, has been awarded an EU Horizon Global Challenges Cofund Scheme for her research on ‘Marvellous and Monstrous Musical Instruments of the Global Renaissance’ (Digital Humanities and Heritage).
Junior Research Fellow Dr Anna Tsalapatanis is part of a team that last week won one of the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation & Engagement Awards.
It is with great sadness that I learned yesterday of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. On behalf of Worcester College and the whole Worcester community, I would like to offer our condolences to the Queen’s family as we all celebrate the values of dignity, service and charity which she embodied for so long. As a mark of respect for her remarkable 70 years of service to the nation, the College will be flying the Union Flag at half mast until the Queen’s funeral.
We are deeply saddened to report the death of Robert Kime LVO (History, 1965) on 17th August 2022, aged 76.
Congratulations to Professor Roger Heath-Brown FRS and Professor Iain McCulloch FRS who have been recognised by The Royal Society for their exceptional research achievements.
Worcester College is delighted to be building on its long and distinguished musical history with the appointment of a new Director of College Music. This new post combines responsibility for promoting a flourishing musical environment in College in which all musical styles and genres will be represented together with leadership of both the choirs: the College Choir of undergraduate and postgraduate students joined by trebles, and the Worcester Allsorts community choir.
Christian Concern and Worcester College have today issued the following joint statement:
Professor Grant Ritchie, Head of Physical Chemistry at Oxford and fellow of Worcester and Professor Gus Hancock and the Oxford team have won the Royal Society of Chemistry Horizon Prize for Analytical Chemistry. Their research enabled the development of a molecular flow sensor for non-invasive breath analysis to provide measurements of respiratory disease and cardiac output.
Like many across the University of Oxford, Worcester College’s community are appalled by the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by Russia. On Wednesday, the College’s Governing Body met to address a request brought to us by the undergraduate and graduate student bodies to fly the Ukrainian flag as a display of solidary with the Ukrainian people. Today, the Ukrainian flag will be raised over the College as we continue our discussions to establish what further support we can offer to those affected by the humanitarian crisis.
We are very sad to announce the death of Old Member Hugh O'Shaughessy (1956, Modern Languages) on 1st March 2022, aged 87.
Jimmy Burns, formerly of the Financial Times, has written a lovely note about his memories of Hugh. Jimmy writes:
"Hugh O’Shaughnessy, who died peacefully on March Ist aged 87 was one of the most knowledgeable and courageous journalists writing on Latin America, contributor to major Irish and British newspapers , the BBC, and The Tablet .