News

Grand Organ at Exeter Cathedral
24th January 2023

Congratulations to Giles Longstaff who will be joining Exeter Cathedral as their Organ Scholar in September. Giles is currently in his final year reading Music at Worcester and is the Chapel's Organ Scholar. The intimate space of the College Chapel is a far cry from the nave at Exeter, where Giles will be playing the Grand Organ, first constructed in 1665 and today containing over 4,000 pipes.

10th January 2023

We are delighted to announce the success of our Learning Development Officer, Rea Duxbury, in her recently completed Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

3rd January 2023

We're starting the new year with excellent news from two of our recent Master's students and their prize-winning research. Jack Nunn and Paula Odenheimer have been awarded prizes by the Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages for their outstanding MSt dissertations, both of which were judged to be the best in their fields.

13th December 2022

Worcester College is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Professor Paul Hyams (Modern History, 1960).

Paul came up to Worcester to study under the legendary James Campbell and returned to College most recently in May this year to speak at CampbellFest, the weekend seminar organised in Professor Campbell's memory (pictured above). All the attendees were very grateful for Paul's presence as, in spite of his worsening health, he gave a typically broad and vivid paper on the place of the Doomsday Inquest in the history of England's law.

14th November 2022

In Trinity Term 2022, the Governing Body of Worcester College approved a strategic plan to promote excellence across all our endeavours to advance teaching, research and the public good. We are pleased to share this summary of our strategic intent over the next five years.

Our strategy

The product of wide consultation with Fellows, students, staff and Old Members, the new College Strategy establishes three core priorities:

7th November 2022

At last week's Oxford Preservation Trust Awards Ceremony, we were delighted to be awarded a certificate in the Building Conservation Category in recognition of the successful conservation, repair and refurbishment of Staircases 3-6 in the Main Quad.

4th November 2022

Worcester alumna and Honorary Fellow, The Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley (1998, Theology), has been appointed the next Bishop of Newcastle. This office is particularly pertinent to Worcester, as former Chaplain Alec Graham served as Bishop of Newcastle from 1981-1997. Bishop Alec died in 2021, leaving the College a legacy to secure the future of our teaching and research in theology.

Hannah Chukwu smiling next to a board showing her portrait
24th October 2022

Hannah Chukwu (English, 2015) has been featured in an exhibition of 40 future leaders organised by Black Cultural Archives (BCA) and Black Britain Beyond at University College London.

Painting hanging on a wall constructed of lots of individual square canvasses
18th October 2022

Paintings by Worcester students and staff are currently on display at Southampton City Art Gallery as part of an exhibition celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.

14th October 2022

We're very pleased to be able to welcome back local residents to enjoy Worcester's beautiful gardens and grounds.

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