Morwenna Blewett will be leaving us in early October to take up a new post in the legal field. We would like to express our thanks to Morwenna for the fantastic research she has been carrying out on the history of conservation, in conjunction with the Ashmolean Museum. Her warm collegiality will be much missed.
Congratulations to undergraduate Biology student Weronika Slesak whose company Evolvere Biosciences, has been awarded laboratory space and business support with the BioEscalator for 3 months, as a prize for winning the Oxford Biotechnology Society Biohackathon 2021.
Weronika co-founded the company with fellow Oxford students Piotr Jedryszek (Biology, St Johns) and Adam Winnifrith (Biochemistry, Corpus Christi) to develop an idea for a novel treatment for antibiotic resistant bacterial infections.
Research led by Professor Kim Dora, Tutor in Medicine and Professor of Microvascular Pharmacology at the University of Oxford and Professor Raimondo Ascione at the University of Bristol, offers new insights into cardiac microvascular dysfunction that could help to develop new treatments to aid patients with angina-like symptoms without coronary blockages, or those recovering from a heart attack or unexplained heart failure.
With the release of A Level results today, we want to offer huge congratulations to our incoming students for October 2021. After careful consideration of each individual's circumstances, we are delighted to have been able to place all our UK offer-holders. We are so impressed with what they have managed to achieve in the context of widespread disruption to their education, and are grateful too to all their teachers, school support staff, families, and wider communities for the support they have given our offer-holders over this year.
Worcester College is delighted to welcome David Isaac, CBE, who takes up his post as Provost today.
“Actions taken and views expressed by Professor Kate Tunstall in a petition concerning a teaching boycott of Oriel College were made in a personal capacity. Worcester College was not consulted in advance and remains focused on its primary purpose of educating students and protecting their welfare.”
We are sad to announce the death of Honorary Fellow, The Right Reverend Andrew Alexander Kenny Graham (known as Alec), on 9 May 2021, aged 91. He died peacefully at his home in Cumbria.
Every year, Oxford University releases its Annual Admissions Statistical Report, breaking down the number of applications and acceptances over a three year period by college and subject, as well as by a number of different demographic groups and indicators of educational and socio-economic disadvantage. Most of the data presented in the report that has been released today is aggregated for the admissions years 2018-2020.
Now that our offer-holders have all received their letters this week, we are delighted to report some statistics about our cohort of offer-holders for 2021. For the full report please click here.
Worcester College UK Offer-holders 2021:
In January 2020, we reported our success in making admissions fair across three of our four access targets. At the time we were unable to report on our progress towards the fourth target (concerning equal access for BAME students) because the relevant data had not yet been made available to us.