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Professor Mark Wynn wearing academic dress in front of a stone wall
15 October, 2020

Professor Mark Wynn, the new Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, was admitted to Oriel's Governing Body in a small socially-distanced ceremony in the College Chapel on 14th October 2020.

Close up photo of Professor Yadvinder Malhi, with books in the background
12 October, 2020

Jackson Senior Research Fellow in Biodiversity and Conservation Professor Yadvinder Malhi has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, announced on 10th October, for services to Ecosystem Science.

Image of multicoloured abstract silhouettes with overlaid text: New Postgraduate Scholarship Open for Applications
1 October, 2020

Following a generous benefaction from Orielensis David N. Lyon, Oriel College is offering a new scholarship to support one postgraduate student to undertake research into the politics of sex and gender equality in diverse societies. It is hoped that the first scholar will join the college in October 2021.

Ivy Williams receiving her degree from Oxford University
24 September, 2020

Ivy Williams (1877 – 1966), the first woman to be called to the English Bar, has been commemorated with a blue plaque on one of Oriel’s buildings, 12 King Edward Street.

Collage of faces of those who presented at the Oriel College Virtual Alumni Weekend
17 September, 2020

In yet another event to 'go virtual', our Development and Alumni Engagement team delivered Oriel's first-ever Virtual Alumni Weekend on Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th September, in place of the event that usually takes place in College to coincide with the University's Alumni Weekend celebrations.

Cover image of the book 'On Essays: Montaigne to the Present'
14 September, 2020

Tutorial Fellow in English, Dr Kathryn Murphy, has edited a new book, On Essays: Montaigne to the Present, published by Oxford University Press, with Dr Thomas Karshan of the University of East Anglia.

Dr Ben Caldecott in a dark blue suit
10 September, 2020

As part of a new multi-year partnership between Lombard Odier and the University of Oxford, Oriel’s Supernumerary Fellow Dr Ben Caldecott has been appointed as Lombard Odier Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow of Sustainable Finance at the University of Oxford.

Dr Teresa Bejan
8 September, 2020

Associate Professor of Political Theory and Tutorial Fellow in Politics, Dr Teresa Bejan, has been announced as an Early-Career Prize winner by the Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought (APT).

View of Oriel College through the Library window
17 August, 2020

Oriel College is pleased to congratulate an extraordinary number of our undergraduate offer holders who successfully met their offer conditions this year, enough to fill our normal annual intake of students. The 2020 intake includes the overwhelming majority of offer-holders who were identified as potentially disadvantaged.

Neil Mendoza standing in a study with books in the background
3 August, 2020

It was announced on Friday 31st July that Oriel's Provost, Neil Mendoza, is to be conferred with a Life Peerage by Her Majesty the Queen.

Book cover for Principles of Neutron Scattering from Condensed Matter by Andrew Boothroyd
27 July, 2020

Tutorial Fellow in Physics Professor Andrew Boothroyd has recently published a new textbook, Principles of Neutron Scattering from Condensed Matter, with Oxford University Press.

Black and white photo of the Cecil Rhodes statue on a building belonging to Oriel College on Oxford's High Street
20 July, 2020

Details of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Rhodes statue and associated issues have been announced today (July 21st, 2020).