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Incumbents’ Conference 2013

At the beginning of October sixty clergy from parishes associated with Christ Church spent a fruitful three days at here for the 2013 Christ Church Incumbents’ Conference...

Belinda Jack appointed to London’s Oldest Professorship

Four Century Old Tradition continued through The Mysteries of Reading and Writing:
Belinda Jack appointed to London’s Oldest Professorship

Gresham College, London’s oldest Higher Education Institution, is delighted to announce the appointment of Christ Church's Dr Belinda Jack as the new Professor of Rhetoric. Her free public lectures on The Mysteries of Reading and Writing will continue the College’s tradition of offering free education for all, which began with the College’s founding in 1597.

Christopher Tower Poetry Prize 2014

Tower Poetry thumb 2013Christ Church, University of Oxford announces the 2014 Christopher Tower Poetry Competition on National Poetry Day - Thursday 3 October

Dr Edward Olleson RIP

We are sad to learn of the death of Dr Edward Olleson...

Visitors enjoy Open Day

Every other year Christ Church holds an Open Day in conjunction with the Oxford Preservation Trusts’ Open Doors weekend. This year our Open Day took place on Saturday 14th September ...

Revd Dr Edmund Newey Installed

The Revd Dr Edmund Newey was installed as the new Sub Dean of Christ Church at a special service of Evensong in the cathedral on 3rd August. We welcome him and his family warmly to our cathedral and college community.

Edmund was previously Vicar of St Andrew's Handsworth in Birmingham. He has degrees in Modern Languages (French and German) from Oxford and Theology from Cambridge, and a PhD from Manchester. 

College Choir in Dublin

The Christ Church College Choir were on tour in July 2013, singing at Evensong and the Sunday Eucharist over four days at St Patrick' and Christ Church Cathedrals over days in Dublin.

ARC Cathedral Welcomers 2013

Five young adults from across Europe are working in the cathedral during July 2013, offering guided tours in a range of languages. Eva Calvo Ruiz (Spain), Pauline Venegas (France), Costanza Vascotto (Italy), Elizabeth Johnson (England) and Jeanine van den Bosch (Netherlands) are giving free guided tours of the cathedral in Italian, Spanish, French and Dutch. They are part of a project called ARC: ACCUEIL • RENCONTRE • COMMUNAUTÉ, (‘Welcome’, ‘Encounter’ and ‘Community’).

Professor Sir John Gurdon Lecture - 24 May 2013

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.

Missa Aedes Christi

This week has seen the premiere performance at Christ Church of a remarkable new work, a collaboration between the composer Francis Grier, Director of Music Stephen Darlington, and Rambert Ballet Director Ross McKim. The concert performance on Friday June 21st at 8pm was preceeded by two liturgical performances earlier in the week. The images here show the liturgical performance on Wednesday 19th. The work was sponsored by Cantata Dramatica and the Friends of Christ Church Cathedral.

 

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