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22 June, 2022

At this year's Henley Women's Regatta Aysha Strachan (2017, MSt Modern Languages) won the Copas Cup for Aspirational Club Eights, rowing for Thames Rowing Club.

two men stand holding a shield award
20 June, 2022

The Oriel Rugby Club’s (OCRFC) captain, Joshua Williams has chosen to award the shield to Ben Eastwood (2013, Chemistry). Ben was presented with the award by the Provost on Wednesday 15th June.

a woman and a man stand by the stems of the hall. The woman is holding a trophy.
20 June, 2022

Bea Vernon (2020, PPE) has been awarded the 2022 Elis Memorial Trophy for most improved rower.

river with reeds on the reedbad
15 June, 2022

Last Saturday on the 11th June 2022, alumnus Rupert Nabarro (1963) and his dog ‘Muddy Puddle’ hosted an Open Gardens event at Bere Mill, situated along the River Test in Hampshire. About 50 alumni attended from various matriculation years. Families brought picnics to enjoy on the grounds, and tea and cake was served later in the afternoon.

The Oriel College flag flying at half mast
15 June, 2022

A memorial service honouring the life and achievements of former Regius Professor of History and Honorary and Emeritus Fellow Sir John Elliott was held at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin on Friday 10th June. The service was followed by a reception in Oriel’s Second Quad.

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10 June, 2022

Our Fellow and Tutor in English Dr Kathryn Murphy is on the judging panel of the 2022 'EBRD Literature Prize’, awarded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Photo of David Patrikarakos, who has short dark hair and a beard
8 June, 2022

On Wednesday 1st June, British journalist, author, and TV producer David Patrikarakos visited Oriel to speak about the war in Ukraine and the impact of widespread Russian disinformation. The talk was hosted by the Provost, Lord Mendoza, alongside Fellow in Politics Professor Teresa Bejan and was attended by students, academics, and staff.

grahic image reading 'gower memorial creative arts prize 2022, open for entries, £500 prize, Closing date 12 noon 28th October 2022'. Patterned with green leaf outlines and patterns.
1 June, 2022

We are now accepting entries for the 2022 Gower Memorial Creative Arts Prize.

black and white photo of oriel 1971 crew
1 June, 2022

Rowers from Oriel’s 1969 and 1970’s crew returned to the river for an Exhibition Row on the final day of this year’s Summer Eights on Saturday 28th May. The event was arranged by Orielensis Peter Grove, who was also in the boat on the day.

Photo of a crew of eight men rowing a yellow boat
30 May, 2022

Oriel's Men's First VIII fought off a strong challenge from Christ Church on the final day of Summer Eights to retain the Headship they have held since 2019. It was a very successful week overall for Oriel's boats, with the M3 and M5 crews gaining blades, the Women's First VIII achieving their highest ever finishing position in Summer Eights, and many other fantastic performances to celebrate.

Three men and one woman standing on the Oriel College hall steps after a prize-giving ceremony
26 May, 2022

Rex Nettleford Essay Prize winners Alisha Mafaas and Panod Pongpattanapun, along with several other Year 12 students whose essays received special commendations, were presented with their awards by the Provost at the occasion of the inaugural Rex Nettleford Lecture on Friday 20th May.

Photo of people sitting in a lecture theatre, with Professor Nandini Chatterjee at the lectern
25 May, 2022

The first annual Rex Nettleford Lecture on Colonialism and its Legacies took place at Oriel on Friday 20th May, with speaker Professor Nandini Chatterjee of the University of Exeter delivering a lively and engaging talk on ‘Coming from, not staying at the roots: dealing with colonial legacies of language and law in South Asia and beyond’.