News

5* Rating for Kitchen Team

Wednesday 18th January 2017

The Oxford City Council Environmental Health Team recently visited the Linacre kitchen and following an inspection have awarded us with a 5* “Scores on the Doors” rating.

Many congratulations goes to Head Chef Michael and the whole catering team for maintaining such a very high standard, and for providing quality food for the College community. The latest issue of Linacre News focused on food links to College; you can still read it online here

Dr Shadreck Chirikure

ACU Visiting Fellowship & Lecture

Friday 6th January 2017

We are pleased to annouce that Dr Shadreck Chirikure is the recipient of this year's ACU Visiting Fellowship at Linacre College.

Dr Chirikure will join us from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cape Town, where he is an Associate Professor. 

Satsuki Eda receives Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers_Photo credit Kyodo News

Satsuki Eda Honoured

Monday 19th December 2016

Warmest congratulations to Satsuki Eda (1969), Linacre Honorary Fellow and former President of Japan’s House of Councillors, who has been awarded the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers. He is pictured receiving the decoration from His Majesty the Emperor in a ceremony at the Imperial Palace on 8 November 2016. (Photo © Kyodo News)

Margaret Gowing

Margaret Gowing Symposium

Monday 12th December 2016

Margaret Gowing (1921-1998), a former Linacre Fellow, and the first person to be appointed, in 1972, to the newly-created Chair in the History of Science at Oxford University, was remembered in a symposium at the LSE on December 5th. Distinguished guests included Dr Robert Fox, Linacre Emeritus Fellow, who also held the History of Science chair at Oxford. Among her achievements, Margaret Gowing wrote the ground-breaking official history of Britain and atomic energy. Her enduring personal and academic legacy was remembered and celebrated in the day-long event.

Roger Irwin

Linacre Huntington Exchange Fellowship

Tuesday 8th November 2016

Linacre student, Roger Irwin, has just returned from a Leeds Hoban Huntington Exchange Fellowship. Researching Evelyn Waugh’s letters, journals and manuscripts held at the Huntington Library, California, Roger accessed many primary resources for his DPhil thesis on the politics of Waugh’s writing and, in particular, on his war novels and travel writing.

This Exchange Fellowship, which lasts one month, is made possible by the generosity of Old Member, Lydia Leeds Hoban (1971) and Patrick Hoban.

Professor Robert Fox

Emeritus Fellow honoured with Koyré Medal

Friday 4th November 2016

Emeritus Fellow Professor Robert Fox was recently presented with the Alexandre Koyré medal for 2016.

The Alexandre Koyré medal is the highest award of the International Academy of the History of Science. Normally awarded every two years, it honours the recipient’s career contribution.

The presentation took place on 23 September 2016 in a ceremony during the biannual meeting of the European Society for the History of Science in Prague. Professor Fox was the Founding President between 2003 and 2006.

Linacre Ladies that Lift

Linacre Ladies that Lift

Monday 24th October 2016

Six Linacre Ladies that Lift, in bodyweight categories ranging from under 50.5kg to over 90kg, competed at the British Drug Free Powerlifting Association (BDFPA) Southern Counties / East Midlands Championships on Saturday.  

Thomas Linacre

Thomas Linacre Day

Thursday 20th October 2016

20th October 2016 marks the 492nd anniversary of the death of Thomas Linacre, whom the College is named after.

He was a true Renaissance man, being a classicist, medical doctor, and priest; Linacre members today continue this tradition of representing a variety of academic areas.  

Matriculands

Welcome to our new students

Monday 17th October 2016

We are very pleased to have welcomed over 160 new Linacrites to the College this year.

Green Investment

Thursday 13th October 2016

Linacre is continuing to establish itself as one of the greenest Colleges in Oxford after recently investing £100,000 into the Low Carbon Hub, an Oxford-based clean energy social enterprise. 

The Principal invited students to identify an investment opportunity that was i) local; ii) a good financial investment, and iii) ‘did good’ for the local community. After considering options, the student committee presented the Low Carbon Hub’s share offer to the Finance Committee, who approved the recommendation.