14th September 2016

It is with the deepest regret I have to report that Professor David Bradshaw died last night. He had been ill with a severe cancer for some months (he took enormous joy and comfort in messages he received from former students), so it is a release as well as the occasion for great sadness. David was always so funny, so collegial and so full of vitality, as well as being a great teacher and scholar-critic: he will be sorely missed. Barbara and the children are in our thoughts.

Jonathan Bate

30th August 2016

A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Life and Work of Lord Briggs of Lewes (7 May 1921 – 15 March 2016) will be held at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London W1B 3DA, on Tuesday 4 October 2016 at 12 noon.

Please join family, friends and colleagues to celebrate Asa’s rich, generous and varied life, including his momentous contribution to the University of Sussex, Worcester College, Oxford, the Open University and the BBC, as well as countless other institutions.

All are welcome but due to limited capacity tickets will be issued.

15th August 2016

The Memorial Service for Professor James Campbell will be held on Thursday 3rd November at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ, at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be available after the Service in Hall at Worcester College.

15th July 2016

Professor Judith Freedman, Fellow in Law at Worcester College and Pinsent Masons Professor of Taxation Law at the University of Oxford, has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

Professor Freedman, who is also Associate Dean for Development at the University and Director of Legal Research at the Centre for Business Taxation, is one of 66 new Fellows elected by the Academy in recognition of their outstanding contributions to research across the humanities and social sciences.

29th June 2016

Worcester is a highly inclusive, cosmopolitan community, in which many valued members of staff, both academic and non-academic, and many students, are citizens of EU countries. At this time of uncertainty, I want to echo the admirable words of the Prime Minister in his resignation speech when he reminded us that there will be no immediate change to residency status or travel arrangements.

23rd June 2016

The Provost appeared on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time today with Melvyn Bragg and other guests, discussing William Blake's collection of illustrated poems "Songs of Innocence and of Experience". The programme is available to listen to on iPlayer.

7th June 2016

James Campbell, who died on 31 May, was one of the most distinguished and influential historians of his generation. A polymath, with an astonishing knowledge of an extraordinary range of subjects and a taste for the recondite and the bizarre, he started research on the Anglo-Scottish border in the fourteenth century, but his most abiding love was the history of Anglo-Saxon England, its economy, institutions, and its great historian, Bede.

7th June 2016

Funeral arrangements for Professor James Campbell have now been confirmed. The service will take place on Thursday 16th June at 1.30 p.m., at St Mary’s Church, Cogges, Witney OX28 3LA, and will be followed by a private cremation.  Refreshments will be available after the service in the Church Hall, which is adjacent to the Church.
Please find directions for the Church via the parish website.

1st June 2016

We are saddened to report the death of Professor James Campbell, who passed away peacefully at his home yesterday, aged 81. Professor Campbell, who had been an Emeritus Fellow since 2002, joined the College as a Tutorial Fellow in History in 1957, after holding a junior research fellowship at Merton College. Whilst at Worcester he served as Fellow Librarian from 1977 to 2002 and Senior Tutor from 1989 to 1993. Professor Campbell was Senior Proctor at the University of Oxford from 1973 to 1974 and was an elected Fellow of the British Academy.

16th March 2016

Lord Asa Briggs, who served as Provost from 1976 to 1991, has passed away at the age of 94. Lord Briggs was elected a Fellow of Worcester College from 1945 to 1955, after receiving a BA from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He was closely associated with the University of Sussex, serving as Vice-Chancellor between 1967 and 1976, and was Chancellor of the Open University from 1978 until his retirement in 1991. Lord Briggs was made a life peer in 1976 as Baron Briggs of Lewes, and sat as a crossbencher in the House of Lords.