Congratulations to Dr Annis May Timpson (1977), who has been appointed Director of Education and Senior Tutor at St John’s College, Cambridge. She will be directly responsible for academic strategy and policy at St John’s and will oversee both the education and welfare of students at the College.
Congratulations are extended to the 2017 Domus Prize winners and runners-up.
The Domus Prizes recognise outstanding communication and presentation skills, and were decided by a vote of the audience of Linacre students, Old Members, and Fellows who attended presentations by the six finalists (chosen by the Academic Committee from a long list of applicants) on July 1 in the Tanner Room in conjunction with the Linacre Gaudy. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about current student research, and the lively presentations were enjoyed very much by all who attended.
The Linacre Green Society have been working with the Kitchen team on implementing a traffic light system for College meals that indicates their relative carbon efficiency.
All items on the Linacre Kitchen menus will now be coloured as either red, yellow, or green, with these colours corresponding to how 'green' they are to make.
Although not an exact science, the aim of the project is to highlight average carbon costs of key ingredients in Linacre meals in order to raise awareness and support our members to make environmentally responsible dietary choices.
Linacre alumna Dr Francisca Mutapi has been awarded a chair in Global Health Infection and Immunity at the University of Edinburgh.
We are sorry to annouce that Peter Holloway, former Domestic Bursar at Linacre College, passed away on Tuesday 30th May. Peter had been in poor health for some time. The funeral will be held on Friday 23rd June at 2pm, at the Crematorium in Headington.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 .