Alumni News

15th May 2020

Every Sunday throughout Trinity Term at 6pm, you can tune into a service from the Virtual College Chapel.

During the week, our students send in all sorts of musical offerings (singing, playing, 'group singing' using several recordings of the same voice) and we put it together into a service. It also includes music from our choirs (from previous CDs), a sermon and the chance to pray together.

If you have Facebook, the easiest way to access Chapel services is to 'like' the 'Worcester College Chapel' Facebook page.

27th April 2020

Widely respected franchise lawyer David Bigmore sadly passed away on Saturday 28th March.

From 1986 David specialised and was involved in all aspects of franchising. He was an original Member of the bfa’s Legal Committee and was the Specialist Advisor to the association on the Trading Schemes Act 1996 and negotiated the provision of the Act with the Government.

Whilst David mainly worked from a lovely village just outside of Chester, he dealt with franchising all over the world and was a staunch supporter and regular contributor to the bfa.

10th February 2020

The new book by theatre critic Michael Coveney (1967), Questors, Jesters and Renegades: The Story of Britain's Amateur Theatre, will be published on 5 March. With a foreword by Kenneth Branagh, the book tells the story of amateur theatre as it developed from the medieval guilds to the modern theatre of Ayckbourn and Pinter.

29th July 2019

Gemma Chan (Law, 2001), star of 'Captain Marvel','Crazy Rich Asians' and new Channel 4 series 'I am...', is interviewed by The Observer.

17th July 2019

Allen Martin, age 81, has died peacefully surrounded by his family. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held in the USA at the North Congregational Church in St Johnsbury, Vt, on 21 July at 2.30pm, with a private burial at a later date. 

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 (Credit: Keith Barnes)
17th May 2019

Following the extraordinary success of the development 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.

24th April 2019

We are sad to report that Old Member Andrew Longmore, who retired as a sports writer for The Sunday Times last year, died in his sleep on April 11, aged 65. He had been on a walking holiday with his wife Jane in Menton, France.

Andrew covered a wide range of sports, including horseracing, athletics, football and rowing. In 2003 he was the Sports Journalists Association's feature writer of the year. He was educated at Winchester and read modern history at Worcester College (1972).