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Peter Ainsworth who has grey hair and is standing outside
12 April, 2021

The College was greatly saddened to hear of the death of Peter Ainsworth on 6th April 2021.

The Oriel College flag flying at half mast from the main tower
9 April, 2021

All of us at Oriel are greatly saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on 9th April 2021.

First images of cells exposed to COVID-19 vaccine reveal the production of native-like Coronavirus spikes
7 April, 2021

New research resulting from a collaboration between teams the University of Oxford and the University of Southampton, where the team was led by Supernumerary Fellow and Orielensis Professor Max Crispin, has for the first time compared images of the protein spikes that develop on the surface of cells exposed to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to the protein spike of the SARS-CoV-19 coronavirus.

Yalda Hakim with two young Afghan women
29 March, 2021

Oriel has partnered with the Yalda Hakim Foundation to offer a fully-funded scholarship, awarded on the basis of academic merit and potential, for a woman from Afghanistan to complete a one-year Master’s course in any subject at the University of Oxford.

Picture of Professor Suzanne Rab, who has dark hair and is wearing a yellow suit
24 February, 2021

College Lecturer and Orielensis Professor Suzanne Rab (Jurisprudence, 1990) has been appointed as one of four Expert Panel members by the UK Regulators Network (UKRN).

Benjamin Hyman sitting behind a laptop
22 February, 2021

PPE undergraduate Ben Hyman signed up for the Tutor the Nation initiative last year and is now helping to give an A Level student additional academic support during lockdown.

Francesca Hearing standing in front of a coastline
16 February, 2021

Francesca Hearing, who graduated from Oriel last year, has won the 2020 R. Gapper Undergraduate Essay Prize for her piece on Francophone writers and the Mediterranean Sea.

Oriel Connect logo - a jigsaw image with the Oriel shield contained within it
15 February, 2021

The Development and Alumni Engagement Office has launched Oriel Connect, a careers service for Oriel graduates and current students.

Professor Lynne Cox working in her lab
1 February, 2021

Oriel Fellow and Tutor in Biochemistry Professor Lynne Cox supplied written and oral evidence that contributed to a report into healthy ageing published in January this year.

Professor Tim Elliott and Lord Neil Mendoza in Oriel College's Front Quad
20 January, 2021

Professor Elliott, who joined the College in January, has taken up the new post of Kidani Chair of Immuno-Oncology.

Oriel College Senior Common Room by John Cairns
13 January, 2021

Following a generous gift from an Orielensis and his wife, Oriel College is offering a new scholarship to support one Home/ROI postgraduate student undertake a DPhil in any subject offered at the College.

Image of a statue of Lady Justice holding the scales of justice
8 January, 2021

Following a generous benefaction in honour of Emeritus Professor Keith Hawkins, Oriel College is offering a new scholarship to support one postgraduate student to undertake research into English or American legal history. It is hoped that the first scholar will join Oriel in October 2021.