News

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. 

Dr Hani Choudhry

Professional Achievement Award

Thursday 22nd September 2016

Congratulations to Linacre Old Member, Dr Hani Choudhry (2010), who is the winner of the British Council Professional Achievement Award, 2016. These awards recognise ‘leaders in their fields who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions and countries.’ 

New Senior Tutor

Friday 16th September 2016

Dr Jane Chanaa has been appointed as Linacre Senior Tutor with effect from September 2016.  Jane will work for 50% of her time as Senior Tutor and 50% as the Careers Team Leader at the University Careers Service.

Professor Myles Allen

Climate Change Forum - 20 Sept

Thursday 15th September 2016

Linacre Fellow Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, will join other key figures behind the Paris climate deal at a Public Launch in Oxford Town Hall (5pm, Tuesday 20 September)

Catherine Walter with Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement

Wednesday 7th September 2016

Congratulations to Linacre Emeritus Fellow Dr Catherine Walter, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to English language learning and teaching at the British Council's annual international English Language Teaching Awards ceremony in June, (Photo by David Lake)