Alumni News

8th March 2019

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.

25th February 2019

The funeral service for Dr Dan Lunn will take place on Thursday 28 February at 3pm, at St Mary Magdalen Church, Magdalen St, Oxford. It will be followed by a short service for immediate family at the crematorium.

Guests are invited to a reception at the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre where the family expect to arrive at about 5pm.

Please note that there will be limited parking at the College in the Provost’s Yard Carpark, with access via Walton Street where the gate will be manned from 2pm-2.45pm. Please let the Development Office know if you require a space.

31st January 2019

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state was crowned Thursday as Malaysia’s 16th king under a unique rotating monarchy system, nearly a month after the sudden abdication of Sultan Muhammad V. Sultan Abdullah studied at Worcester College in 1979. See

1st January 2019

Our congratulations to Richard Heaton, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice, who has been made a Knight Commander (KCB) of the Order of the Bath in the New Year honours list of 2019. Sir Richard studied at Worcester College from 1984 to 1987, taking a BA in Law.

He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the Queen's Birthday Honours of 2011. This year Sir Richard received an even higher award in the same Order in recognition of his public service.

26th October 2018

Worcester College, Oxford is delighted to report one of the largest single donations to its Tercentenary Campaign to endow the College for the next three hundred years, to sustain the unique Oxford tutorial system and enhance the College’s celebrated historic buildings, gardens and grounds.

14th August 2018

Thanks to new funding from the Tinsley Foundation, Worcester can build on its programme to engage with students from under-represented backgrounds. The College has created a new role of the Tinsley Outreach Fellow and is now advertising for the combined outreach and research post. It offers candidates the opportunity to lead or support the College’s outreach and access activities for half of their time, with the other 50 per cent set aside for carrying out research in their chosen field.

13th August 2018

There will be a Memorial Service for Gavin Roynon (1956) on Friday 28th September 2018, at 2.45pm, at Eton College Chapel, SL4 6DW,  followed by tea in Upper School. All are welcome.

26th July 2018

Old Member William Niel Livingstone (1956, Animal Physiology) passed away peacefully on 14th July, aged 80.  Following a private family gathering, a memorial service will take place at 3pm on 30th August 2018 at the chapel, St Edward's School, Oxford, OX2 7NN.

10th July 2018

Charles Gordon Clark (1956) has died, aged 82.

Charles read History together with John Holroyd (d.2014); they remained the greatest of friends throughout their lives.  John was godfather to Charles’s daughter Sophie, and John named his son Stephen Charles. Sophie and Stephen married in 2004, bringing the two families together for another generation and more.

20th March 2018

Old Member Gavin Roynon (1956, Modern Languages) sadly passed away on 2nd March 2018, aged 81. Gavin's daughter Tessa, who informed the College of his death, noted that he very much enjoyed his continuing connection with Worcester throughout the years, and he was a familiar face at alumni events. There will be a service of Thanksgiving at noon at St Mary's, Wargrave, RG10 8EU, on Thursday 22nd March, which all who knew Gavin are welcome to attend. A memorial service will be held at Eton College Chapel in the autumn; further details will be finalised in due course.