Alumni News

27th October 2016

Katherine Daniels (née Rich, 1999) has edited her late husband Robin Daniel's book, The Virgin Eye: Towards a Contemplative View of Life. The book was launched on Friday 21 October at Lancaster University, where the keynote speaker was the the New Syro-Malabar Bishop of Great Britain. Katherine says:

19th August 2016

The funeral service for Gordon Norris (1948, Modern History), who passed away on 2nd August, will be held at All Saints Church, Filby, Norfolk at 11am on Friday 26th August.

Any floral tributes can be sent to the address below by 9am on the Friday morning.

Arthur Jary & Sons Ltd  -  Funeral Directors and Monumental Masons
213-214 Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1DH
Tel: 01493 844363    REGISTERED ENGLAND 495277  V.A.T REG No. 105 1798 80

Mike Coppin
8th February 2016

Michael Coppin (2005) was appointed a Government Senator in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago on 23 September 2015, at the start of the 11th Republican Parliament. Mike, as he is known, attended Worcester on a Peter Helps Scholarship and read PPE, before going on to study for several Law degrees at the University of Manchester. He is currently President of the Heliconia Foundation for Young Professionals.

For further details about Mike, visit his profile on the Heliconia Foundation website.

2nd February 2016

Avinash Kirpal (1959, PPE) recently published Womentrepeneurs: Inspiring Stories of Success. The book narrates experiences of women from various backgrounds and from different parts of India who started entrepreneurial businesses or philanthropic enterprises after overcoming major socio-cultural challenges.

Womentrepeneurs is published by Sage Publications, New Delhi, and priced at £12.99. ISBN: 9789351505549.
 

Drawn Three Ways
28th January 2016

Reverend Anthony Harvey (1949, Literae Humaniores), Emeritus Canon of Westminster and former lecturer in theology at the University of Oxford, has written his memoir, Drawn Three Ways. The foreword is by Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, and the memoir traces the three ways Reverend Harvey has felt drawn throughout his life - to a ministry in the Anglican priesthood, to a profession in theological scholarship, and to his marriage and family.

11th January 2016

Steuart Bedford (1961, Music) has been appointed OBE in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to music. Steuart is an orchestral and opera conductor and pianist, who is recognised as one of today's leading Benjamin Britten experts and has conducted several commercial recordings of Britten operas, including the first recording of Death in Venice in 1973.

23rd June 2015

Oliver Beer (2006, Fine Art) has been announced as the winner of the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015, which is offered to British artists resident in the UK who have not previously exhibited in Japan. He will now be invited to exhibit at the Aoyama | Meguro Gallery in Tokyo, in addition to receiving a participation fee of £5000 and a period of support and introduction to key individuals and organisations in the Japanese contemporary art world. For further details about the prize and Oliver's work, please click here.

8th May 2015

James Wilson (1967, Modern History) will be discussing his new novel The Summer of Broken Stories at Foyles' bookshop in Bristol. The talk will take place on Monday 11th May from 6 - 8 p.m, and James will be in conversation with journalist Tobias Jones. He will also be signing copies of the book after the event.

6th March 2015

Professor Simon Hiscock (1982, Botany), Professor of Botany and Director of the Botanic Garden at the University of Bristol, has been appointed to the Directorship of the Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum. Professor Hiscock will take up the position on 6 July 2015.

26th February 2015

Tonight the Provost is speaking at the Norwegian Embassy in London, discussing the value and promotion of the humanities in association with The Holberg Prize. The international prize is awarded annually to scholars who have made outstanding contributions to research in the arts and humanities, social science, law or theology. The co-speaker at the event will be Sarah Churchwell, Eccles Writer in Residence at the British Library.

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