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University Matriculation

University Matriculation. Photo RWNew Undergraduate and Graduate members of Christ Church took part in the customary 'University Matriculation' ceremony on Saturday 16th October at the Sheldonian Theatre, to become members of the University of Oxford. Dressed in 'Sub-fusc' they were presented alongside those from other colleges.

Dirk Obbink and the Scanner of Secrets

Scanner. Photo RWNew technology developed by Christ Church's Dr Dirk Obbink and his research group at Oxford University’s classics department could help reveal the secrets of historical documents.

Admissions 2011

A-level results have been released to students across the country today. Congratulations to all those who have met the terms of their conditional offers for an undergraduate place at Christ Church! We look forward very much to welcoming you here.

 

Teach First Success

At a ceremony in the Deanery on 22 June, the Dean presented finalists Tom Middlehurst and Juan McLean with the inaugural Christ Church Teach First Bursaries.

 

Richard Wade-Martins' Parkinson's break through

Christ Church medical tutor Richard Wade-Martins' research team have begun creating a bank of artificially-grown brain cells from Parkinson’s patients to try to find a cure for the disease, reports the BBC this week.

University Awards and Prizes

Christ Church is proud to congratulate the following students for winning Awards and Prizes in the University in 2009-10.

Notice of Awards and University Prizes awarded to Junior Members 2009 - 2010

Christ Church Engineer's super sea turbine

Kepler Energy has been spun out from Oxford University to develop a second-generation tidal turbine, Isis Innovation has announced. Its developers claim the turbine has the potential to harness tidal energy more efficiently and economically as it is simpler, more robust and more scalable than current designs.

Undergraduate Admissions 2010

A-level results have been released to students across the country today. Congratulations to all those who have met the terms of their conditional offers for an undergraduate place at Christ Church! We look forward very much to welcoming you here. 

Stem cells to aid study of Parkinson's

Christ Church tutor Dr Richard Wade Martins (left) and his research team are developing a new stem cell technique which uses skin tissue to grow the type of brain cells thought to be responsible for the onset of Parkinson's Disease.

Tess Somervell wins Lord Alfred Douglas Memorial Prize

Tess Somervell, a second year undergraduate studying English at Christ Church, has been awarded the Lord Alfred Douglas Memorial Prize 2010 with her poem 'From Mary Spencer to George Stubbs.' Tess has edited poetry for Cherwell (the independent student newspaper of Oxford University) and acted as President of the Oxford University Poetry Society. She was a winner of the Foyle Young Poet Award in 2006  and afterwards co-founded the poetry e-zine Pomegranate, for which she is now Art Editor. As a student in the 2009 Tower Poetry Summer School three of her poems will be available in August in the published collection. Her prizewinning poem 'From Mary Spencer to George Stubbs.' can be read on the Tower Poetry website http://www.towerpoetry.org.uk/poetry-matters/poetry.

 

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