Research at Worcester

Worcester is a place of innovative and world-leading research. Our academics come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, and have been celebrated for their research achievements, as well as their public engagement and teaching.

"We believe that the fostering of intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaborations are essential to ensuring research excellence. As the Heads of Research at Worcester, we are the main points of contact for our research community, from early career scholars to senior colleagues. We aim to support the development of an ideas-rich environment at Worcester, as well as promote and celebrate the College’s vibrant research culture. With this in mind, this section of the Worcester magazine will always be dedicated to celebrating the research achievements of members from across the Worcester community."

Dr Emanuela Vai (Humanities): & Professor John Parrington (Science):

Some of Worcester's research fellowships, programmes and initiatives are:

This programme sponsors short, collaborative visiting fellowships that promote the values of inclusivity, diversity, and cooperation, alongside academic rigour and innovation.

This scheme offers a two year residential Fellowship in the study of Renaissance or Baroque architectural history through the generosity of the Scott Opler Foundation.

This project established a creative writing residency that gave the resident writer(s) the chance to create a piece of writing evoked by or in response to Oxford, as experienced in 2019. 

The Franks Society is a forum for graduate students to deliver talks on their research or a topic of their choice, covering a diverse range of fields.