Alumni News

2nd February 2016

Avinash Kirpal (1959, PPE) recently published Womentrepeneurs: Inspiring Stories of Success. The book narrates experiences of women from various backgrounds and from different parts of India who started entrepreneurial businesses or philanthropic enterprises after overcoming major socio-cultural challenges.

Womentrepeneurs is published by Sage Publications, New Delhi, and priced at £12.99. ISBN: 9789351505549.

Drawn Three Ways
28th January 2016

Reverend Anthony Harvey (1949, Literae Humaniores), Emeritus Canon of Westminster and former lecturer in theology at the University of Oxford, has written his memoir, Drawn Three Ways. The foreword is by Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, and the memoir traces the three ways Reverend Harvey has felt drawn throughout his life - to a ministry in the Anglican priesthood, to a profession in theological scholarship, and to his marriage and family.

11th January 2016

Steuart Bedford (1961, Music) has been appointed OBE in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to music. Steuart is an orchestral and opera conductor and pianist, who is recognised as one of today's leading Benjamin Britten experts and has conducted several commercial recordings of Britten operas, including the first recording of Death in Venice in 1973.

23rd June 2015

Oliver Beer (2006, Fine Art) has been announced as the winner of the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015, which is offered to British artists resident in the UK who have not previously exhibited in Japan. He will now be invited to exhibit at the Aoyama | Meguro Gallery in Tokyo, in addition to receiving a participation fee of £5000 and a period of support and introduction to key individuals and organisations in the Japanese contemporary art world. For further details about the prize and Oliver's work, please click here.

8th May 2015

James Wilson (1967, Modern History) will be discussing his new novel The Summer of Broken Stories at Foyles' bookshop in Bristol. The talk will take place on Monday 11th May from 6 - 8 p.m, and James will be in conversation with journalist Tobias Jones. He will also be signing copies of the book after the event.

6th March 2015

Professor Simon Hiscock (1982, Botany), Professor of Botany and Director of the Botanic Garden at the University of Bristol, has been appointed to the Directorship of the Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum. Professor Hiscock will take up the position on 6 July 2015.

26th February 2015

Tonight the Provost is speaking at the Norwegian Embassy in London, discussing the value and promotion of the humanities in association with The Holberg Prize. The international prize is awarded annually to scholars who have made outstanding contributions to research in the arts and humanities, social science, law or theology. The co-speaker at the event will be Sarah Churchwell, Eccles Writer in Residence at the British Library.

21st January 2015

London art gallery Long and Ryle will be showing some brand new works by Anne Desmet (1983) at the London Art Fair this week. These will include Anne's two newest and largest collages on roundels of convex glass. The Fair runs from 21-25 January; visit the website for further details, prices and tickets.

19th January 2015

There will be a memorial service for Old Member John Holroyd (1956) on Friday 27th February at 2.30 p.m, in Gloucester Cathedral. John passed away on 29th November, aged 79. Old Members are welcome to attend the service.

16th January 2015

A Service of Thanksgiving for Edward Nugee will be held on Wednesday 4th February, in the Temple Church (off Fleet Street) at 5.45 pm (doors open 5.15 pm) with a reception after in the Inner Temple Hall. Old Members are welcome to attend.