EDI Fund
23rd May 2023

We received an exciting array of proposals from staff and students for the EDI Fund this term, and are pleased to announce the successful projects. The EDI Fund was launched this term with an annual budget of £2,500 to be awarded to support projects that aim to enhance equality, diversity and inclusion in College life. 

The following projects have been awarded funding in Trinity Term 2023: 

12th May 2023

Fellow and Tutor in Medicine, Prof. John Parrington, offers expert insight in the new Amazon Prime documentary Becoming Ian Brady. Over three episdoes, the documentary presents the complete story of Britain’s most notorious serial killer, Ian Brady. Between July 1963 and October 1965, Brady and his partner Myra Hindley murdered five children in the Greater Manchester area, devastating families and shocking the world.

2nd May 2023

Worcester's Fellow and Tutor in Geography, Dr Lisa Wedding, is the recipient of the Royal Geographical Society’s (RGS) Cuthbert Peek Award. The Cuthbert Peek Award recognises “those advancing geographical knowledge of human impact on the environment through the application of contemporary methods” and is part of a series of annual awards from the RGS that recognise extraordinary achievement in the field of geography.

19th April 2023

Congratulations to Commis Chef Max Fijak who made it to the final of the Junior Chef of the Year competition organised by Oxford Guild of Chefs.

12th April 2023

Visitors to Worcester’s gardens can now enjoy a striking sculpture in addition to the usual flora and fauna. Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure (1982) was installed in March outside the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, enjoying an enviable position beside the lake. The sculpture is a key example of Moore’s lifelong interest in the form of the reclining figure and is on loan from the Henry Moore Foundation until 2025 courtesy of the Barrie and Deedee Wigmore Foundation.

Black and white photo of Viola Kerr
9th March 2023

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Viola Kerr as the new Development Director of Worcester College. Viola joins us from Regent’s Park College in Oxford where she is currently Director of Development and Alumni Relations. She brings significant experience initiating fundraising strategies, developing relationships with donors and establishing innovative alumni relations programmes, working both within Oxford and beyond. 

Eights rowing boat on the river
28th February 2023

Worcester College Boat Club took the river by storm, outshining all the other clubs to be the most successful overall in this year's Torpids racing. Four crews qualified for the event and together they rose 20 places from their starting position. All of the crews went up the rankings and coveted blades were won by Men's 1st Torpid, Men's 2nd Torpid and Women's 2nd Torpid, who bumped up 7 places into a brand-new division!

13th February 2023

Alumnus Sir John Benger has been elected as the 40th Master of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and will take up the position in October this year. Sir John is also an alumnus of St Catharine's, where he read English before coming to Worcester for his DPhil on sixteenth-century radical Protestant literature.

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.