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Congratulations to Professor Franco Gianturco (1965) for being awarded an honorary doctorate in Natural Sciences by the University of Innsbruck.
Linacre Fellow Professor Rob Iliffe was appointed Chair of the History of Science in 2016, but thanks to a large endowment by an anonymoys benefactor, the chair has now been secured in perpetuity. This is one of two chairs that has been generously supported to bridge the gab between the Arts and Sciences. Professor Iliffe has a specialist interest in the history of early modern science and technology, and in the history of the relations between science and religion.
Two Linacre Fellows exhibited at this year's BA Summer Showcase. The event attracted over 1,800 visitors and is the first three day Summer Showcase the British Academy have run. The displays were selected by the BA themselves as a reflection of the variety of research that they fund.
Congratulations to Linacre Honorary Fellow Professor Christopher Dobson for being honored with a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Professor Dobson is Master of St John's College, Cambridge and received this honour for his groundbreaking Alzheimer's research.
After many years of good service, the old bar stools have been retired. Thirteen new bar stools have been commissioned to match the already restored décor and furniture in the Common Room. By encouraging Old Members and Friends to have their name engraved on a brass plaque on the back of a bar stool, the College sees this as a wonderful opportunity to raise funds for Linacre House Trust, to support current or future students in financial need.
Linacre MPhil student and former Common Room President, Sophie Debrunner Hall, has been awarded the Federal Medal of Merit in Germany. She was one of 24 people, and one of only two individuals from outside Germany, to be given Germany's only federal order of merit for her work with the European Youth Parliament (EYP). The EYP aims to let young people experience European polictics and inspire them to believe in a united Europe.
Following the release of University of Oxford’s admissions data today, we are happy to announce that in 2017, 213 of Linacre's 493 students were BAME. That is an impressive 43%!
The university as a whole reports an average figure of 28%, so we are pleased to announce that our global focus has succeeded in creating such a diverse student body.
Linacre College has been invited to nominate one candidate for a Rhodes Global Scholarship. This new scholarship is for applicants worldwide who do not belong to any current Rhodes jurisdiction. This means that, for the first time, British undergraduates and other nationalities not previously eligible will be able to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship which will fund their full-time postgraduate study at Oxford University.
As there are only two Global Scholarships currently available, this will be the most competitive Scholarship that the Rhodes Trust will offer.