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Christ Church is welcoming around two hundred and fifty writers and thousands of visitors this week at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, which we are very happy to be hosting once again from the 31st of March to the 6th April. An exciting and far-ranging programme of speakers for the 12th festival are here at Christ Church to debate, discuss ideas and share their passion for their subject.
Updated: Wednesday 1st April 2009 11:40
Easter was celebrated joyfully at Christ Church Cathedral this weekend. Despite falling snow, hundreds queued in Tom Quad for the main Easter Sunday services. The First Eucharist of Easter was celebrated on Saturday night in a Service of Light at which members of churches in the diocese were baptised, confirmed and welcomed into the Church of England.
Updated: Wednesday 1st April 2009 11:32
A team of Christ Church students has won the coveted University Challenge TV Quiz competition. The Christ Church members Max Kaufman, Susannah Darby, Charles Markland and Alex Bubb beat a team from Sheffield University in the final of the competition, by 220 points to 170. The programme, hosted by Jeremy Paxman, was broadcast at 8pm on Monday the 3rd of March, on BBC2. We congratulate the team for this outstanding achievement.
Updated: Wednesday 1st April 2009 11:35
Christ Church, Oxford is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Kennedy, a Principal of Purcell Miller Tritton, as the Architect to the Foundation.
Updated: Wednesday 1st April 2009 11:35
This weekend, Christ Church began a campaign against the use of plastic bags with a sculpture in Peck Quad. The Aim? To make Christ Church a plastic bag free zone. Christ Church is taking great steps towards becoming a greener college, committing to a 60% cut carbon emissions by 2050. This campaign is one of many small steps towards achieving this goal, and towards making the House as green as possible
Updated: Wednesday 1st April 2009 11:21
Christ Church's Head Chef, Roland Depit, seen here in Wolsey's historic kitchen, is preparing a grand Italian Luncheon in Christ Church Hall, sponsored by Sacla, the internationally known producer of Italian foods, in conjunction with the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival and the Guild of Food Writers' annual gathering.
Updated: Wednesday 1st April 2009 11:42
The Christ Church Open Day for prospective applicants will be held on Wednesday 25th June. Aimed at students who will be applying to university this Autumn, our Open Day is planned to give you the opportunity to see Christ Church, meet our Tutors and undergraduates, and find out as much as possible about what we offer and how you apply.
Updated: Wednesday 1st April 2009 11:10
The importance of Christ Church's art collection is once more highlighted by a newspaper article on one of our paintings. In the Arts & Books Review in The Independent on Friday, the 25th, the art critic Tom Lubbock discusses John Riley's (1646-91) A Scullion of Christ Church. This unusual painting - one of the first portraits of a servant ever painted - can be seen in the Picture Gallery.
Updated: Wednesday 1st April 2009 11:08
Christ Church is both Oxford University's largest College and the Cathedral Church for the Anglican Diocese of Oxford. We welcome visitors throughout the year to enjoy its beauty and fascinating history, including Wolsey's Great Hall, its stunning medieval Cathedral, award winning Picture Gallery and enchanting buildings which have been the setting for many films, including The Golden Compass.
Updated: Wednesday 1st April 2009 11:02
The Christ Church Commemoration Ball 2008 takes place on 14th of June, 2008, with the theme, 'All the World's a Stage': For one night only Christ Church will put on a spectacle that equals no other. As the doors swing open and the performance begins you will be immersed in a world of endless variety, for the stage can encompass all manner of creative endeavours.
Updated: Wednesday 1st April 2009 11:04