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Pamela Abel

Purchase Ledger Administrator

Responsibilities include all aspects of managing the Purchase Ledger at Worcester College and ensuring all College invoices are processed and paid efficiently. Other duties include payments for external tuition, reconciliation of College credit card expenses and collaborating with other departments across the College to ensure accurate recording of financial transactions .

The Hon. Mr Justice Ackermann

Honorary Fellow

Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa (1994-2004)


1954, Law

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Dr Dinesh Addala MRCP

College Lecturer in Medicine


BA BM BCh (Oxford)

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Dr Tundi Agardy

Distinguished Visiting Fellow


MMA PhD (Rhode Island)

Dr Tundi Agardy is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Hilary Term 2024 due to her academic leadership in environmental sustainability and exceptional service in guiding marine policy across intergovernmental institutions such as the World Bank and the United Nations Environment Programme. Dr Agardy is an internationally renowned expert in environmental conservation with extensive field and policy experience across the globe. She is the head of Sound Seas, an independent multi-disciplinary group based in the Washington, DC area working at the nexus of science and policy for environmental problem-solving, with clients that include international think tanks, foundations, development banks, academic institutions, environmental groups, and individual nations struggling to implement sound marine management. Formerly, Dr Agardy was Senior Scientist at WWF, subsequently founding Conservation International’s Global Marine Program, and the MARES Program at Forest Trends catalysing innovative financing for marine conservation through the use of environmental markets. She received her PhD in biological sciences and Master’s in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island, was Marine Policy Fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and is currently a Forest Trends Fellow.

Professor Ian Aitchison

Emeritus Professor of Physics

Tutor in Physics (1966-2003)

Emeritus Fellow


MA PhD (Cambridge), MA DPhil (Oxford)

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Professor Jean Aitchison

Emeritus Rupert Murdoch Professor of Language & Communication

Emeritus Fellow


AM (Harvard), MA (Cambridge), MA (Oxford)

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Dr Afifi al-Akiti DPCM DPMS PMP

KFAS Fellow in Islamic Studies & Lecturer in Theology

Supernumerary & Governing Body Fellow

University of Oxford Muslim Chaplain


BA (Belfast), MSt DPhil (Oxford)

Dr Afifi al-Akiti is a Fellow at Worcester College and as one of the University lecturers on Islam he oversees the teaching provision in the Theology & Religion Faculty. He teaches on all aspects of Islamic Studies.

Professor Brian Angus FRCP FFTM

College Lecturer in Medicine

Professor and Reader in Infectious Diseases

Director of the Oxford Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine and Global Health



Professor Brian Angus is the Director of the Oxford Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine and Global Health. He joined the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine in 1993 and originally worked in Thailand and Ghana studying pharmacokinetics in severe malaria and melioidosis. His research focus is now on clinical trials and vaccine development in COVID, malaria, influenza, HIV, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and enteric fever. He is Clinical Tutor in Medicine and Associate Professor and Reader in Infectious Diseases at the University of Oxford. He holds an honorary Senior Clinical Scientist title at the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU).

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Professor Laura Ashe

David Woods Kemper Family Fellow & Tutor in English

Professor of English Literature


BA MPhil PhD (Cambridge), MA (Oxford)

Professor Laura Ashe teaches medieval literature, covering the early medieval period with first years (650-1350), and the later Middle Ages (1350-1550) and Shakespeare with second years, together with all kinds of specialist medieval topics in second and third year options. She also co-teaches a cross-period course on ‘Tragedy’ from ancient Greece to the present day.

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Mollie Ashley

Alumni Relations Manager

Mollie is responsible for events and communications for Old Members, including the alumni events programme and our publications.

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Dr William Aslet

Scott Opler Junior Research Fellow


BA (Oxford), MPhil PhD (Cambridge)

William is an architectural historian who specialises on the early eighteenth century in Britain and Europe. His PhD was on the architecture of James Gibbs, the architect of the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford, St Martin’s-in-the-Fields in London, and a number of other important buildings in Britain. He was also the author of an extremely influential publication, A Book of Architecture of 1728. Gibbs was the first British architect to train in Rome, and it is on his training there under the leading architect Carlo Fontana that William’s research currently focuses. William studied for an undergraduate degree in History at Somerville College, Oxford, and he took both of his postgraduate degrees at Peterhouse, Cambridge. His favourite place in Worcester is the Lower Library, whose collection of British architectural drawings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries is second to none.

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Kitty Attwood

College Lecturer in Geography


BA (Oxford)

I’m a DPhil student in the School of Geography and the Environment, where I research African climate. I completed my undergraduate degree in Geography at Hertford College.

Dr Paul Azzopardi

Fellow & Tutor in Psychology, Dean & Steward of the Senior Common Room

Lecturer, Department of Experimental Psychology


MA (Oxford), PhD (Victoria University of Manchester)

Dr Azzopardi’s research field is the neural basis of visual perception and conscious awareness, and his interests include cortical magnification factors, face perception, motion perception, the neural basis of blindsight, mechanisms underlying perceptual decisions, and disorders of conscious awareness such as found in patients with blindsight and visual neglect.

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Harmohinder Bahl

Home Bursar

Harmohinder – or ‘H’ – has overall responsibility for the domestic teams in College, including accommodation, catering, conferences and the Porters’ Lodge.

His PA is Emily Sahadeva (emily.sahadeva@worc.ox.ac.uk 01865 278330).

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Mark Bainbridge

Fellow Librarian & Keeper of the Archives

Data Protection Officer


MA MPhil (Oxford), MSc (City, London)

As Librarian, I am responsible for the College’s libraries. I run the modern library for current members and care for the historic library’s special collections of manuscripts, early printed books, prints and drawings, making them available to researchers. I have been at Worcester since 2011.

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Professor Sir Jonathan Bate CBE FBA FRSL

Senior Research Fellow

Professor of English Literature

Provost (2011-2019)


MA PhD (Cambridge)


Professor Anthony Blakeborough

Emeritus Professor of Engineering Science

Tutor in Engineering Science (1994-2017)

Emeritus Fellow


MA PhD (Cambridge), MA (Oxford)

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Professor María del Pilar Blanco

College Lecturer in Spanish

Professor of Spanish American & Comparative Literature

Fellow & Tutor in Spanish, Trinity College


BA (William & Mary), MA PhD (NYU)

I am Professor of Spanish American and Comparative Literature in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and a Tutorial Fellow at Trinity College. My current research focuses on the emergence of popular science writing in Spanish American periodicals of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I grew up in Puerto Rico and studied in the USA, going on to hold permanent posts in Aberystwyth University and University College London before moving to Trinity in 2012.