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New student accommodation

Friday 12th May 2017

We are very pleased to have recently purchased this new 21 bedroom property, to add to our accommodation portfolio and renew our commitment to being able to house as many Linacre students as we can. 

We are very excited and proud to market this house as the new prototype to help further Linacre’s Green commitments: this house will be fitted with energy-saving measures and be priced for our students excluding utility bills.

Azure

Alumna wins Oxford Idea Idol

Thursday 4th May 2017

Linacre Alumna Dr Alexandra Littaye has recently won this year’s Oxford Idea Idol with her company Azure.

Dr Littaye founded Azure following her four years studying at Oxford, for her DPhil in Geography and the Environment. During her studies Alexandra spent 5 months in Mexico, waking up each morning to a warm comforting cup of ‘Pinole’.

Pinole is a blue corn and comes from an ancient Aztec recipe. It is true superfood; full of antioxidants and other health-benefitting properties, as well as being gluten free.

Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen

Award for DPhil Student

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Linacre student Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen has won the 2017 Frederick Soddy award, administered by the Royal Geographic Society.

Sarah is currently studying for a DPhil in International Development, and will use the award to fund fieldwork in Kenya and Rwanda, investigating how renewable energy such as solar and wind is used by refugee communities and agencies.

Read more on Sarah’s achievement here.

Dr Sanne Peters

JRF awarded MRC Fellowship

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Dr Sanne Peters, Junior Research Fellow at Linacre, has recently been awarded a prestigious Fellowship from the UK’s Medical Research Council. The grant of £415,000 over four years will strengthen her research skills in genetic epidemiology and health systems research.

This Strategic Skills Development Fellowship supports researchers in their early career looking to develop new skills in one of the MRC’s priority areas. Dr Peters will use the grant to conduct a big data analysis of sex differences in the vascular consequences of diabetes.

Subir Sarkar

Subir Sarkar recognised with the Homi Bhabha Award

Thursday 20th April 2017

Linacre Fellow Professor Subir Sarkar has been announced as the 2017 recipient of the Homi Bhabha Award, presented by The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, India. 

Professor Sarkar has been recognised for his “distinguished contributions in the field of high energy cosmic ray physics and astro-particle physics over an extended academic career”. 

Udit Bhatia

Book Published

Thursday 20th April 2017

Congratulations to Udit Bhatia, Linacre's Junior Dean, whose edited volume on constitution-making in India has just been published by Routledge. See: The Indian Constituent Assembly: Deliberations on Democracy .

Mike Barnkob

Prize for DPhil Student

Wednesday 19th April 2017

Congratulations to Linacre student Mike Barnkob (DPhil, Medical Sciences) who was recently awarded the Ita Askonas Medal and Prize by the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. The Prize is awarded annually to a DPhil student in their third year. 

The award recognised Mike’s work on T cells in the tumour microenvironment, and at the presentation Mike talked about his DPhil work on a protein that tumours release to block T cell movement, allowing cancer cells to escape immune destruction.

Linacre Rowers

Wednesday 29th March 2017

Congratulations are in order for two Linacre rowers this week.

On Sunday 26th March, Hannah Patel (DPhil, System Approaches in Biomdedical Science) rowed in the bow seat of the Oxford University Womens Lightweight Rowing Club Blue Boat at Henley. Unfortunately the Dark Blues lost to Cambridge by three lengths but a great day was had by all spectators.

Linacre Dinner in Hong Kong on 23 March 2017

Linacre Dinners in Far East

Wednesday 29th March 2017

The Principal and Development Director have just returned from a visit to the Far East, held in conjunction with University events. Highlights of the trip were two dinners with Linacre Old Members--at the Hong Kong Club on March 23rd with 19 attendees, and at the Swiss Club in Singapore on March 24th with 24 present. They enjoyed seeing Linacre Old Members at these and other events and meetings, and thank all who attended and who made arrangements possible.

 

The Erstwhile

Tuesday 28th March 2017

Professor Brian Catling, Linacre Fellow and Head of the Ruskin School of Art, has recently published the second novel in his trilogy series.