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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.

Cafe Obaasan

The Christ Church Garden Play this year was an outstanding performance from our partners at Oval House Theatre, in London, of Cafe Obaasan.

Michelle Obama visits Christ Church

Michelle Obama visited Christ Church on Wednesday May 25th. In the Great Hall she addressed students from the University of Oxford and pupils from the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson language college in Islington, and answered their questions.

From London to Christ Church Bike Ride

On Sunday 22nd of May seventy five cyclists made the journey from London to Christ Church in Oxford to raise money for the Christchurch New Zealand disaster appeal. It was a great day and by the evening the cyclists had already raised £15,835. They set off at lunchtime and all but two made the whole trip.

Archbishop at Christ Church

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, visited Christ Church on Sunday May 8th as part of his four day visit to Oxford Diocese. In the afternoon he was in the Cathedral to address ordinands in training and in the evening he was the guest at 'After Eight', speaking about why he finds Psalm 88 so inspiring. The Archbishop was a Canon of Christ Church and Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity from 1986-92.

Gorbachev Lectures on Press Freedom

The Christ Church Gorbachev Lectures on Press Freedom

Trinity Term 2011 - Public Lectures

The First Christ Church Gorbachev Lecture on Press Freedom will be held on Tuesday 10th May 2011 at 5.00pm
in Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church.

Reverend Angela Tilby

Canon Marilyn Parry is to retire from Christ Church on 26th June, and there will be an opportunity to say goodbye to her over drinks after the Sung Eucharist  at 11.15am that morning. We are very pleased to announce that  Marilyn's successor as Diocesan Canon is to be Reverend Angela Tilby.

Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival

Christ Church is once again hosting the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival which runs from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th April, and offers a wonderful range of talks, discussions, debates, readings, Literary Lunches and Dinners. For information go to: http://www.oxfordliteraryfestival.com/#Home

Cathedral Choir tour USA

The Christ Church Cathedral Choir are on tour in the USA! They arrived safely this week and have begun their exciting concert programme: "Last night’s performance was a triumph. 700 people were there and at the end the audience lept to its feet and whistled, cheered and stamped their feet".  Information and photos are a number of photos up on the daily blog here which includes a recording of their triumphant first concert in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Christ Church Torpids Success

On the Saturday of the 2011 Torpids boat races, Christ Church's Mens 1st Torpid retained its place at the head of the river, comfortably keeping its distance from the Pembroke boat which pursued it all week.

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