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.

17th June 2019

The critically acclaimed screenplay writer, Russell T Davies OBE (English, 1981), was the special guest for the final Provost's ‘In Conversation’ at the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre on 23 May. Russell talked about his career and works, including the 2005 revival of the science fiction series Doctor Who, and Years and Years, his dystopian drama which reaches its finale on BBC One this Tuesday.

Professor Judith Buchanan
7th June 2019

Professor Judith Buchanan, former Wilkinson Research Fellow and Assistant Dean at Worcester College (1995-2000), has been elected as the next Master of St Peter’s College, Oxford.

24th May 2019

We are sad to report that the former ruler of Pahang, Sultan Ahmad Shah, and an Old Member of Worcester, died on 22 May, aged 88 years old.  Read more in the Straits Times//

Coleen Day
17th May 2019

Following the extraordinary success of the Tercentenary Campaign and in recognition of Coleen Day's key role in that success, we are delighted to announce that Governing Body has appointed Coleen to the new position of Development Strategy Fellow with effect from today. As Development Strategy Fellow, Coleen will play a central role in formulating the next phase of the College's development strategy, drawing on the riches of her 25 years' experience at Worcester.