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.
Emeritus Fellow in Philosophy, David Charles, who is currently Howard H. Newman Professor of Philosophy at Yale, has recently published a new book, The Undivided Self: Aristotle and the 'Mind-Body Problem’.
With Trinity term in full swing and with many students in the midst of examinations, the Library team collated some new resources to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, which ran from 10th – 16th May. The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week was ‘nature’.
The independent Commission established by the Governing Body of Oriel College to consider the issues raised by the memorials and legacy of Cecil Rhodes, has delivered its report. The Governing Body has made a set of decisions and voted to accept a number of the report’s recommendations immediately.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Cécile Bishop, currently Assistant Professor of French Literature, Thought and Culture at NYU, will join Oriel in the new academic year to take up the Fellowship in Francophone Post-Colonial Literatures and Cultures.
New research resulting from a collaboration between teams from 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.
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.