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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.
Big congratulations to Professor Colin Kleanthous for recently being elected to join EMBO (excellence in the life sciences).
The major goals of the EMBO are to support talented researchers, assist in the exchange of scientific information, and to help build a European research environment where scientists can achieve their best work.
Professor Kleanthous work focuses around protein-protein interactions and the Gram-negative bacterial cell envelope.
Adjunct Fellow Prof Simon Phillips has been elected President of the British Crystallographic AssociationFriday 27th April 2018
We would like to congratulate Professor Simon Phillips on being elected the new President of the British Crystallographic Association (BCA).
“I am deeply honoured to have been elected President of the BCA, a society that encompasses a subject so dear to my heart. It is also very satisfying that this is the second time in less than a decade that a member of Linacre has held this post”
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.