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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.