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Belinda Jack appointed to London’s Oldest Professorship

Four Century Old Tradition continued through The Mysteries of Reading and Writing:
Belinda Jack appointed to London’s Oldest Professorship

Gresham College, London’s oldest Higher Education Institution, is delighted to announce the appointment of Christ Church's Dr Belinda Jack as the new Professor of Rhetoric. Her free public lectures on The Mysteries of Reading and Writing will continue the College’s tradition of offering free education for all, which began with the College’s founding in 1597.

Dr Edward Olleson RIP

We are sad to learn of the death of Dr Edward Olleson...

College Choir in Dublin

The Christ Church College Choir were on tour in July 2013, singing at Evensong and the Sunday Eucharist over four days at St Patrick' and Christ Church Cathedrals over days in Dublin.

Professor Sir John Gurdon Lecture - 24 May 2013

Sir John Gurdon is Christ Church’s only living Nobel laureate, receiving the 2012 prize for Physiology or Medicine, shared with Professor Shinya Yakamata. The award recognised the profound consequences for human knowledge of his demonstration that mature animal cells can be reprogrammed to become stem cells, which can then develop into the various sorts of cells which form different types of animal tissue. In May 2013, Sir John inspired and entertained a packed Blue Boar lecture theatre with a lecture which both looked back to his time at Christ Church and explained the essential features of his work. A video of the lecture and the accompanying powerpoint presentation are available below.

Michael Moritz, KBE

Michael Moritz KBEMichael Moritz, who studied Modern History at Christ Church in the 1970's has been made a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Professor Harry Anderson elected FRS

Professor Harry AndersonProfessor Harry Anderson has been elected to the Fellowship of The Royal Society. Harry studied chemistry at Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 1987.

Professor Obbink's Ancient Lives

Professor Dirk ObbinkChrist Church's Professor Dirk Obbink is Director of The Ancient Lives project, through which internet users are helping scholars at Oxford University to transcribe 2,000-year-old documents.

Music Study Day at Christ Church

Music Study Day at Christ Church, a symposium celebrating the completion of the online Catalogue of the Music collection (http://library.chch.ox.ac.uk/music/), took place on Friday 2 November 2012.

Tower Poetry Prize 2013

Christ Church, University of Oxford announces the 2013 Christopher Tower Poetry Competition on Friday 9 November at The Marlborough C of E School, Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

Sir John Gurdon Nobel prize

Sir John Gurdon, who was educated at Christ Church, has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his pioneering work in cloning and stem cells...

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