It is with deepest sadness we report that Dan Lunn passed away peacefully on Sunday 17th February after a short illness. Our thoughts will be with his wife Mary and their family in the days to come.
We are offering a fantastic new opportunity for writers. Candidates are being invited to apply for the David Bradshaw Creative Writing Residency, a collaboration between Worcester College, the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, and the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project (based at the University of Leicester).
Worcester’s Access and Admissions Officer, Charli Hopkins, visited Beckfoot School in Bradford on 24 January. She went into the classroom to encourage students to consider applying to Oxford, and to promote broad and curious thinking. Around 50 students, currently in Year 12 and from four different schools, took part in the workshop. She took them through a range of interesting academic material and challenging questions by using Oxplore, the University’s first digital outreach portal.
Our congratulations to Richard Heaton, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice, who has been made a Knight Commander (KCB) of the Order of the Bath in the New Year honours list of 2019. Sir Richard studied at Worcester College from 1984 to 1987, taking a BA in Law.
He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the Queen's Birthday Honours of 2011. This year Sir Richard received an even higher award in the same Order in recognition of his public service.
Efforts by Worcester medical student Tom Gardiner to help others access higher education have been recognised at a national awards ceremony. The charity upReach presented him with the Biggest Champion of Social Mobility award at the inaugural Student Social Mobility Awards held at the House of Lords last month.
The Awards aim to showcase the outstanding achievements of students from less advantaged backgrounds, as well as marking the achievements of those who have made a significant contribution towards enabling others to succeed.
We're delighted to announce the first-ever online version of The Record. Please follow the link below to view online: http://online.fliphtml5.com/wffb/kxta/
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Classics student Molly Daunt has been named as a recipient of the Daniel M Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship. Molly, who is in her final year at Worcester College, will be a visiting student in the Graduate School at Princeton University, studying classics with a particular interest in the ancient world.