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Christ Church's Roger Davies made President of the Royal Astronomical Society

Professor Roger Davis has taken on the role of President of the Royal Astronomical Society at what he warns is a critical time for the discipline, as further cuts to astrophysics could result in Britain losing a generation of talented young scientists.

Roger Davies is Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics, Chairman of the Physics Department and Dr. Lees Reader in Physics at Christ Church.  

Christ Church Head of the River

Oxford's Summer Eight boat races came to a joyful end for Christ Church on Saturday 29th of May, and the sun broke through the clouds as Christ Church's Men's First Eight raced to an easy victory, to retain the position of Head of the River. There were remarkable performances at all levels throughout the four days of racing which were a credit to all the crews taking part.

Christ Church Tortoise wins fourth place

Christ Church's tortoise, 'Sampras' took part in the annual Oxford Inter-Collegiate Tortoise Races in the garden of Corpus Christi College last Sunday, and in front of a large crowd raced home to a respectable fourth place, out of six. College tortoise rep. Anoosh Chakelian had prepared Sampras for the race. See the story of the race in pictures here...

Photos: Anoosh Chakelian


Faculty Members & Research Fellows

For more information on our Faculty Members & Research Fellows, click on their names below.



Sam Howison       Professor Sam Howison (Tutor in Mathematics)


Tower Poetry Prize Awards 2010

The Tenth Christopher Tower Poetry Prize competition’s theme was ‘Promises’. The entrants (over 1000, all born between 1991 and 1993) from every part of the UK, were inspired with the topic and produced many poems with the hint of promise.

At a lunchtime reception, as part of The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, in Christ Church on Wednesday 24 March seventeen year-old Emily Harrison (shown left and below), from Cirencester College, Gloucestershire, won the £3,000 first prize for her poem Love Has No Larynx.

The Sunday Times Literary Festival

The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival has begun, and once again Christ Church is delighted to host this increasingly important cultural feast. The Festival runs from 20th to 28th March 2010 and its main marquee is on Christ Church Meadows, but events are taking place throughout the college, cathedral and other nearby locations.

Torpids Victory!

As the traditional Torpids bump races came to an end on the river Isis on Saturday March the 6th, the Christ Church Men's First Torpid rowed home with elegant ease to maintain the position it won last year at the 'Head of the River'. The power and speed of the crew throughout the week placed them comfortably beyond the reach of the boats of Pembroke and Magdalen colleges which pursued them.

Ioan Davies Chamber Music Masterclass

On Tuesday 23rd of February, Dr. Ioan Davies came to Christ Church to give a chamber music masterclass to some of the University's chamber ensembles. Dr Davies was a founding member of the Fitzwilliam Quartet and is an extremely distinguished and experienced chamber music coach and teacher. The Masterclass is followed by a Chamber Music Showcase Concert at 8.15pm in the Cathedral. The masterclass is part of the Christ Church Music Festival, an exciting musical feast with concerts and impromptu musical events throughout the week. 

Welcome to the new Christ Church Website

The new Christ Church website is launched today, and we hope you find it a pleasure to use. With clearer main menus and banners which are unique to each section of the site, it has been designed to improve accessibility and improve security. With thanks in particular to Christ Church's Mike Smith for the creation of the site. Please send any helpful comments to the Website Editor, Ralph Williamson

BBC Oxford's 'Celebration of Christmas'

BBC Oxford's 'Celebration of Christmas'Rowan Williams, Howard Goodall, Sophie Grigson and Robert Hardy are among those who've contributed to BBC Oxford's 'Celebration of Christmas', produced in collaboration with Christ Church Cathedral. The service, which features the Cathedral Choir, the Cathedral School Choir and BBC presenters including Geraldine Peers, Wesley Smith and Phil Mercer, was recorded in the cathedral on 1 December and will be broadcast on BBC Radio Oxford at 8.00 am on Sunday 20th December and at 9.00 am on Christmas Day. The service will also be available on BBC iplayer, and parts it will feature in BBC Radio 3's 'Hallelujah' series over the next few weeks. A collection raised over £1,200 for Children in Need. 

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