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Dr Teresa Bejan
18 October, 2021

Fellow in Politics Dr Teresa Bejan has been awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize in recognition of her outstanding research and to support her future research endeavours.

Black and white photograph of 19th Century composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
13 October, 2021

As part of evensong on Sunday of 2nd Week, the choir will sing music by British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor to mark Black History Month.

A display case filled with books about Black history and related topics
5 October, 2021

Nikita Jain, the JCR's Ethnic Minorities Officer, has collaborated with the team in the Library to purchase a collection of new books on Black heritage and culture, which will be exhibited in the display case in the Library foyer until the end of October to mark Black History Month.

Runners taking part in the London Marathon
5 October, 2021

Philosophy Fellow Dr Oliver Pooley completed the London Marathon on Sunday 3rd October. He was running in support of the charity Helping Hands Essex, which was co-founded by his father, Orielensis Graham Pooley (PPE, 1967).

Image of Radcliffe Camera in Oxford with Black Academic Futures text
28 September, 2021

Oriel has partnered with the university to offer a full scholarship for a Black or Mixed-Black UK student to pursue their graduate study at Oxford as part of the Black Academic Futures programme.

An illustration of a purple skeleton resting its hand on the head of a modern CT image of a human
22 September, 2021

Dr Kathryn Murphy, Oriel’s Fellow and Tutor in English and Fellow Librarian, has been curating a new exhibition at the Bodleian, with a team from the department of Psychiatry. Melancholy: A New Anatomy is on until 20th March 2022.

A smiling woman with long brown hair wearing a pink suit
6 September, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Pembroke alumna Margaret Jones, former CEO of the Cyber Security Challenge, has been appointed as Oriel’s next Treasurer. Margaret will join Oriel on 15th September 2021.

A young woman wearing glasses and a pale headscarf
6 September, 2021

The winner of this year's Eugene Lee-Hamilton Poetry Competition is St Hilda's Undergraduate Tayiba Sulaiman, with her sonnet 'Reading'.

Painted portrait depicting Six Tuscan Poets, including Dante and Petrarch
24 August, 2021

Usually found hanging above the fireplace in the Large Senior Common Room (SCR), Portrait of six Tuscan poets, by Italian painter and scholar Giorgio Vasari, has taken a trip across Oxford to feature as part of the Ashmolean's upcoming exhibition: Dante and the Invention of Celebrity.

Nine men and one woman, wearing blue shorts and white tops posing with a yellow rowing boat
16 August, 2021

After an extensive preparation period of one double outing on the Isis, and to the amazement of many, the Oriel's Tortoise Club crew qualified to race for the Thames Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta on 11th August.

UKRI Arts and Humanities Research Council logo including Boundless Creativity
10 August, 2021

Provost Lord Mendoza and his Co-Chair Professor Andrew Thompson, from Nuffield College, were commissioned by the government to deliver a report looking at the effects and response from the creative and cultural sector to the pandemic. The report, entitled 'Boundless Creativity' was a collaborative effort between the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

A close-up of a red flag with three yellow lions on it in front of Oriel's Hall steps
21 July, 2021

A pre-Covid year at Oriel would see a bustling calendar of school visits and other events as part of our Outreach programme. During the ongoing pandemic, our Outreach Officer has been busy devising and operating an entirely virtual programme which has enabled prospective students and state schools in the college’s link areas to continue to access advice, guidance, and a bit of inspiration for their futures.