The Provost’s Scholar Johann Go has scooped another prestigious postgraduate award –a Rhodes scholarship for the academic year 2019. Johann is currently studying Philosophy and Political Theory at Worcester as a recipient of the Provost’s scholarship (as a Visiting Student) for 2018. He arrived from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he completed joint Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Health Sciences degrees. As a Rhodes Scholar for 2019, he will study for a Master’s of Philosophy in Political Theory.
Worcester College in the University of Oxford is keen to see more of the students from Bradford applying to the most selective universities, which is why it teamed up with The Brilliant Club, an education charity, to try to make it happen.
Social ambassadors are already coming forward to sign up to Worcester’s very first giving day on Tuesday, 27 November. We are inviting Old Members, students and academics to spread the word about our 36-hour event, planned to start at noon (GMT) on Giving Tuesday.
Worcester College, Oxford is delighted to report one of the largest single donations to its Tercentenary Campaign to endow the College for the next three hundred years, to sustain the unique Oxford tutorial system and enhance the College’s celebrated historic buildings, gardens and grounds.
The establishment of a world-leading Centre for Southeast Asia Studies at the University of Oxford moved closer on 10 October, with His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Shah launching the campaign.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gareth Prior as Worcester's new Finance and Estates Bursar; Gareth will join the College on 24 September.
Gareth is currently Finance Director for WRAP, the UK government’s sustainability charity. Previously he spent 17 years in academic publishing, most recently as Vice President of Strategy & Operations for the US publisher John Wiley & Sons. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Thanks to new funding from the Tinsley Foundation, Worcester can build on its programme to engage with students from under-represented backgrounds. The College has created a new role of the Tinsley Outreach Fellow and is now advertising for the combined outreach and research post. It offers candidates the opportunity to lead or support the College’s outreach and access activities for half of their time, with the other 50 per cent set aside for carrying out research in their chosen field.
The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre at Worcester College, Oxford, is on the shortlist for this year’s Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize, the UK’s top accolade for architecture. It is one of six 2018 RIBA National Award winners to have made the final shortlist.
The University’s flagship access programme, UNIQ, takes place this month, with Worcester being one of the Oxford colleges hosting students from UK state schools and colleges. Throughout July, four cohorts of around 180 students in total will be sampling Worcester’s college life during their weeklong, residential summer courses.