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.
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, 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.
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: //www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/former-ruler-of-pahang-sultan-ahmad-sh...
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.
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).
Peter Frankopan will be in conversation with the Provost, Sir Jonathan Bate, in New York on 10 April at an alumni event generously hosted by David Loevner (1976).
We are saddened to report that Simon Grenville Horner has passed away.
Dear Worcester Family,
Back in 2010, I was honoured to be elected by Governing Body into the office of Provost of Worcester College. As many alumni have said to me, to have stewardship of our beautiful College is perhaps the best job in the world. But it has also proved to be a demanding job for both me and my family, with many evening and weekend engagements, travel across the world in pursuit of benefactions, and the 24/7 sense of responsibility that comes from residence in the Provost’s Lodgings.
The Provost and Fellows of Worcester College are delighted to announce the extraordinary success of the Tercentenary Campaign, launched in 2014 with the aim of raising £100 million. Under the leadership of the Provost, Professor Sir Jonathan Bate, this ambitious target has been reached within five years, rather than the projected ten. This success would not have been possible without the magnificent generosity of our donors, and the huge support and good will of all Old Members.