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A Linacre Women’s Dinner was held on Tuesday, March 6th in conjunction with International Women’s Day last week to celebrate the contributions and achievements of women at Linacre. Speakers included Professor Elspeth Garman (1976), Linacre Old Member, Professor of Molecular Biophysics at the University of Oxford, and a former President of the British Crystallographic Association, and Linacre student Lucia Akard (2017). Warm thanks go to Sophie Debrunner Hall (2016), Common Room President, who spearheaded the event.
It was a great pleasure to welcome back Linacre Old Member Dapo Olagunju (2005), who delivered an inspiring and informative talk, “Africa Rising: Fiction or Reality?” on Thursday, February 22 to a very appreciative audience, who stayed long after the official end to continue the discussion.
Kate Flint's latest book Flash!: photography, writing, and surprising illumination was launched at Linacre College at a drinks reception on 30th November. Kate is a Supernumerary Fellow at Linacre and also Provost Professor of Art History and English at the University of Southern California.
A link to Kate's talk is available here.
Congratulations to Linacre Fellow Dan Awrey, who is now Professor of Financial Regulation. His teaching and research interests focus on the regulation of banks, investment funds, derivatives markets, and financial market infrastructure. Dan has undertaken research and provided advice at the request of organizations including the Bank for International Settlements, HM Treasury, UK Financial Conduct Authority, Commonwealth Secretariat, and European Securities and Markets Authority. He is also a founding co-managing editor of the Journal of Financial Regulation published by OUP.
College staff, students, Fellows and Old Members feted Diane Morgan on her retirement and celebrated her tenure of over 38 years at Linacre on December 20th. Diane, who has a remarkable memory for names and faces, has long been a welcoming presence for Linacre students and Old Members, who remember her with great affection. Diane will be greatly missed, and we all wish her a very happy retirement.
Sherona Forrester (MSc Evidence-Based Social Policy) is playing for the OUWAFC Blues Football team. On the 17th November she played a significant role in Oxford University beating Brookes University 3-2 in a nail biting match. OUWAFC came from behind twice to beat Brookes – who are a dominant side in University women’s football.