On Wednesday 20th May, the Secretary of State, Oliver Dowden CBE, announced that Oriel’s Provost Neil Mendoza will provide an expert and independent voice to the government, advising on how UK culture and heritage can begin the road to recovery from the pandemic.
With lockdown keeping the Oriel College Choir apart this term, they have embraced the world of online performance via the Chapel YouTube channel. You can see and listen to their performances here, and video editor Francis Judd also gives some background explaining how they are made.
Following a generous benefaction from Orielensis David N. Lyon, Oriel College will be offering a new scholarship to support one 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.
We are delighted to announce that Jim Mellon (1975, PPE), British investor and philanthropist, has gifted £1 million to support and advance the study of Longevity Science at Oxford, and specifically at Oriel. The gift will establish the Mellon Longevity Science Programme at Oriel to help the most vulnerable in society by advancing research into health resilience in ageing populations.
First year Music undergraduate Imogen Albert is directing a student production of the musical The Last Five Years. Disrupted because of the pandemic, Imogen and the crew have recorded the performance and will stream it live at 7.30pm on Saturday 9th May.
Turpin JRF in Philosophy Dr Martin Pickup has won the Marc Sanders Prize in Metaphysics, a biennial prize awarded by the Marc Sanders Foundation to philosophers who are within 15 years of the completion of their PhD.
First year DPhil candidate Luke Young, who is researching the interplay between feeling and criticism in 20th century literary essays, has been named as the TORCH Flash Fiction winner, for his short story ‘Error’.
Emeritus Fellow and former Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture Professor John Barton has been awarded the 2019 Duff Cooper Prize for his bestselling book A History of the Bible.
The College is monitoring developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak on a continuous basis. Our top priority is ensuring the health and safety of our students, staff and any visitors. This page will be updated with the latest information as the situation evolves.