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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.
Updated: Tuesday 9th July 2013 8:44
Michael 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.
Updated: Saturday 28th September 2013 7:45
Professor Harry Anderson has been elected to the Fellowship of The Royal Society. Harry studied chemistry at Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 1987.
Updated: Saturday 25th May 2013 11:38
Christ 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.
Updated: Tuesday 21st May 2013 8:34
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.
Updated: Friday 9th November 2012 7:30
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.
Updated: Friday 9th November 2012 7:31
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...
Updated: Friday 9th November 2012 7:33
At the end of the July 2012, the Cathedral Choir undertook its first tour to China. The Choir performed at the most impressive new concert halls in the country, starting in the magnificent National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing on 2 August. The concert programme took delighted audiences from the 14th to the 21st century, featuring works by Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Brahms, Gershwin, McCartney and Lennon.
Updated: Friday 9th November 2012 7:42
150 years ago Lewis Carroll and his friend Robinson Duckworth, together with Alice Liddell and her two sisters, walked down to the river at Folly Bridge and set off on the legendary boating picnic that gave life to the enduring story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This year on Alice's Day, Saturday 7 July, a colourful flotilla of boats traced the party's original journey up the River Thames towards Godstow in honour of that momentous river trip
Updated: Tuesday 10th July 2012 8:35
At the end of May the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life (a research instritute based at Christ Church in the University of Oxford) hosted one of its most exciting events, and welcomed eleven leading scholars from top universities in the US and UK to study the recent plight of universities.
Updated: Tuesday 19th June 2012 10:54