Alumni News

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.

21st January 2015

London art gallery Long and Ryle will be showing some brand new works by Anne Desmet (1983) at the London Art Fair this week. These will include Anne's two newest and largest collages on roundels of convex glass. The Fair runs from 21-25 January; visit the website for further details, prices and tickets.

19th January 2015

There will be a memorial service for Old Member John Holroyd (1956) on Friday 27th February at 2.30 p.m, in Gloucester Cathedral. John passed away on 29th November, aged 79. Old Members are welcome to attend the service.

16th January 2015

A Service of Thanksgiving for Edward Nugee will be held on Wednesday 4th February, in the Temple Church (off Fleet Street) at 5.45 pm (doors open 5.15 pm) with a reception after in the Inner Temple Hall. Old Members are welcome to attend.

5th January 2015

We are saddened to report the death of Old Member Edward Nugee, QC (1947), known as Ted, who passed away on 30th December 2014. Ted was a dedicated supporter of the College and frequently attended alumni events, even well into his 80s. A service of thanksgiving will be held at the Temple Church in London in the New Year, with details to be confirmed in due course.

15th October 2014

Old Member Richard Flanagan (1984) has been awarded the 2014 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North - congratulations from Worcester!

9th October 2014

Ben Weston (1987), Head of Specialist Factual at Reef Television, has won the Czech Crystal award at the Golden Prague TV Festival for his production Messiah at the Foundling Hospital. The drama documentary was presented by Amanda Vickery and Tom Service and was part of the BBC’s cross-channel arts season ‘Eighteenth Century Britain: Majesty, Music & Mischief’. Ben also won a 2013 Broadcast Award for Best Music Programme during his previous role as Executive Editor of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert.

1st July 2014

Worcester College Oxford was founded in July 1714. To mark its three hundredth anniversary the College today announces the launch of The Tercentenary Campaign 

£100 million to endow Worcester for the next three hundred years