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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.

Open Day Balloons
30 June, 2021

Students thinking of applying to Oxford, and to Oriel, can join us for this year's Virtual Open Days on Wednesday 30th June and Thursday 1st July.

Image of the cover of the book 'The Undivided Self: Aristotle and the Mind-Body Problem' by David Charles
1 June, 2021

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’.

Screenshots of Instagram posts from Oriel Library marking Mental Health Awareness Week
28 May, 2021

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’.

Oriel College's Front Quad and Clock tower
20 May, 2021

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.

Professor Teresa Morgan standing in a harbour with boats in the background
23 April, 2021

Nancy Bissell Turpin Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History Professor Teresa Morgan has been elected as an International Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Cecile Bishop, who has long dark hair and wears glasses, standing on a bridge
21 April, 2021

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.

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 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.

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).

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