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Governing Body Fellow, Prof Colin Kleanthous, has been elected to EMBO

Thursday 17th May 2018

Big congratulations to Professor Colin Kleanthous for recently being elected to join EMBO (excellence in the life sciences). 

The major goals of the EMBO are to support talented researchers, assist in the exchange of scientific information, and to help build a European research environment where scientists can achieve their best work. 

Professor Kleanthous work focuses around protein-protein interactions and the Gram-negative bacterial cell envelope. 

Adjunct Fellow Prof Simon Phillips has been elected President of the British Crystallographic Association

Friday 27th April 2018

We would like to congratulate Professor Simon Phillips on being elected the new President of the British Crystallographic Association (BCA).

“I am deeply honoured to have been elected President of the BCA, a society that encompasses a subject so dear to my heart. It is also very satisfying that this is the second time in less than a decade that a member of Linacre has held this post”

Linacre pursues equality

Wednesday 28th March 2018

Each year, public bodies must publish their progress towards their Public Sector Equality Duty aims.  Linacre made great strides in 2017 – see a summary of our progress here.

The 2016 report can be viewed here.

Linacre Womens Dinner

Linacre Women's Dinner

Tuesday 13th March 2018

A Linacre Women’s Dinner was held on Tuesday, March 6th in conjunction with International Women’s Day last week to celebrate the contributions and achievements of women at Linacre. Speakers included Professor Elspeth Garman (1976), Linacre Old Member, Professor of Molecular Biophysics at the University of Oxford, and a former President of the British Crystallographic Association, and Linacre student Lucia Akard (2017). Warm thanks go to Sophie Debrunner Hall (2016), Common Room President, who spearheaded the event.

Drone Footage of Linacre

Friday 2nd March 2018

Many thanks to Fierce Kitty Films for this great footage of Linacre taken in late 2017.

Dapo Olagunju talk

Warm thanks

Monday 26th February 2018

It was a great pleasure to welcome back Linacre Old Member Dapo Olagunju (2005), who delivered an inspiring and informative talk, “Africa Rising: Fiction or Reality?” on Thursday, February 22 to a very appreciative audience, who stayed long after the official end to continue the discussion.

Flash!

Book launch at Linacre

Thursday 11th January 2018

Kate Flint's latest book Flash!: photography, writing, and surprising illumination was launched at Linacre College at a drinks reception on 30th November.  Kate is a Supernumerary Fellow at Linacre and also Provost Professor of Art History and English at the University of Southern California.

A link to Kate's talk is available here.

Professor Dan Awrey

Professor Dan Awrey

Thursday 4th January 2018

Congratulations to Linacre Fellow Dan Awrey, who is now Professor of Financial Regulation. His teaching and research interests focus on the regulation of banks, investment funds, derivatives markets, and financial market infrastructure. Dan has undertaken research and provided advice at the request of organizations including the Bank for International Settlements, HM Treasury, UK Financial Conduct Authority, Commonwealth Secretariat, and European Securities and Markets Authority. He is also a founding co-managing editor of the Journal of Financial Regulation published by OUP. 

New Piano

Thursday 4th January 2018

Linacre has been given a beautiful Yamaha piano by a generous Old Member. Current student Boyoung Lee plays the Prélude from the Suite bergamasque by Debussy on the new piano here.

Diane and students

Happy Retirement, Diane!

Thursday 21st December 2017

College staff, students, Fellows and Old Members feted Diane Morgan on her retirement and celebrated her tenure of over 38 years at Linacre on December 20th. Diane, who has a remarkable memory for names and faces, has long been a welcoming presence for Linacre students and Old Members, who remember her with great affection. Diane will be greatly missed, and we all wish her a very happy retirement.