Carbon emissions traffic light system for menu options

Wednesday 7th June 2017

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.

Francisca Mutapi

Alumna awarded Professorship at University of Edinburgh

Monday 5th June 2017

Linacre alumna Dr Francisca Mutapi has been awarded a chair in Global Health Infection and Immunity at the University of Edinburgh. 

Peter Holloway

Monday 5th June 2017

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.

191-193 Iffley Road

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.


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.

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 .

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”. 

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.