News

5th April 2020

Current student, and former RAF helicopter and weapons engineer, Chantal Edwardes (2019, Graduate Entry Medicine) is the Project Manager at OxVent, a multidisciplinary team of engineers and medics at the University of Oxford and King’s College London, working to develop a rapidly deployable ventilator for COVID-19 patients. 

OxVent is working in an open-source environment from pre-existing technology. This approach facilitates a model that integrates into our current NHS systems and components as efficiently as possible so that more patients can be treated faster. 

30th March 2020

Two students have put together a Minecraft server that re-constructs the college site in the finest of detail, observing the sweeping lawns of the main quad alongside the atmospheric low ceilings of the college bar.

The virtual college, built entirely in Minecraft blocks, has seen multiple online users, attracting a large number as soon as it was announced on the Worcester JCR Facebook page.

Jordan Grinyer, one of the students who created the server, told The Oxford Student: “We made it and announced it straight away, and in the first hour had about 15 people log on.

27th March 2020

Vaccine development is one of Oxford’s biggest strengths and Oxford is currently developing a single-dose vaccine candidate at the University’s Jenner Institute. We are using a non-replicating viral vector platform and believe it may be the world’s most promising and advanced candidate.

14th January 2020

Matteo Parisi (2017, Mathematics) has been awarded the prestigious Sachs at Princeton Scholarship, which allows a graduate student from Worcester to study at Princeton University for a year. This is one of three annual Sachs Scholarships awarded, with another, the Sachs Worcester Scholarship, allowing a Princeton senior to study for two years at Worcester College. The Sachs Worcester Scholar will be Princeton senior Gabriela Oseguera Serra.

14th January 2020

Some initial thoughts from this year’s admissions cycle:

Today, A-Level students across the country (as well as internationally) will be receiving their offer letters from Oxford University. This year Worcester College began to think differently about access and outreach work, and we are excited to share initial statistics on our success in this admissions cycle with members of our College community. We are proud to report that in our pool of offer holders this year:

83% are studying in state schools

7th January 2020

The Governing Body of Worcester College invites applications from exceptional candidates to fulfil the role of Provost from 2021.

Worcester College is one of the 39 constituent Colleges of the University of Oxford and is home to a vibrant academic community of 75 Fellows, a lively and varied student body of around 450 undergraduates and 200 graduates, and a dedicated expert team of more than 200 professional staff, all representing a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

20th December 2019

The College is saddened to report the news of the passing of Honorary Fellow and former Lecturer, Professor Sir Hans Kornberg.

Hans was Sir William Dunn Professor of Biochemistry in the University of Cambridge from 1975 to 1995 and Master of Christ’s College from 1982 to 1995, when he left the Cambridge chair to take up a position as a Professor of Biology at Boston University. Hans’ major research area was the nature and regulation of carbohydrate transport in micro-organisms, primarily E. coli.

27th August 2019

Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, has announced that the Wycliffe Hall Council intends to appoint The Rt Revd Professor Nicholas Thomas Wright as Senior Research Fellow, as of 1 October 2019.

31st July 2019

Thanks to generous alumni support for our outreach and access activities, the College has just launched a new university preparation programme for 16-18 year olds thinking about studying Humanities subjects at university and currently at schools and colleges in the North West, Yorkshire and Humber. The programme will challenge young people to think through some of modernity’s biggest questions, by looking back to the ancient world, and is a collaboration between Worcester College, Corpus Christi College, and the Faculty of Classics.

29th July 2019

The College is now formally able to announce that the Provost has been elected Foundation Professor of Environmental Humanities. The post is a joint appointment in the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University in Phoenix. The School of Sustainability is the first such School in the world, and ASU is also home to a number of the world's leading Shakespeare scholars.

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