Professor Jonathan Bate, CBE, FBA, Provost of Worcester College and Professor of Literature, was knighted for services to literary scholarship and higher education. Professor Bate is a biographer, critic, broadcaster, novelist and scholar of Shakespeare, Romanticism and Ecocriticism. He is a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Vice-President (leading the Humanities) of the British Academy and from 2007–2011 sat on the Council of the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The 2014 Norrington table has been published and Worcester is in third place - up from 11th last year! This is the College's highest ranking for many years and congratulations are due to our students. The full table can be viewed here.
Hanneke Grootenboer, tutor in History of Art, has been awarded the Kenshur Prize for the best interdisciplinary book in eighteenth-century studies for her study Treasuring the Gaze: Intimate Vision in Late Eighteenth-Century Eye Miniatures (University of Chicago Press, 2013). The Kenshur Prize comprises of a cash prize and an invitation to attend an interdisciplinary seminar dedicated to the winning book, and is awarded each year by the Eighteenth-Century Studies Center of Indiana University at Bloomington.