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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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)
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)
Warmest congratulations to Professor Pietro Corsi, Linacre Emeritus Fellow, who has been chosen by the Société de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle (SPHN) de Genève as the 2016 recipient of the Marc-Auguste Pictet Medal in the History of Science.
The award is made in recognition of his “exceptional contribution to the history of the Philosophy of Science, and the relationships between science, religion and society from the eighteenth to twenty-first centuries”. The Medal will be presented at a ceremony in Geneva this autumn.
Professor Marco Trombetta (1993) who did an MPhil in Economics as a Linacre student was awarded the title of "Cavaliere dell' Ordine della Stella d'Italia" (Knight of the Order of the Italian Star).