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At a lunchtime reception in Christ Church, Oxford on Thursday 18 April, eighteen year-old Azfa Ali, Oxford Spires Academy, was awarded the £3,000 first prize for her poem ‘Origins’, in the presentation to the winners of the 13th Christopher Tower Poetry Prize competition.
Updated: Thursday 18th April 2013 16:08
Three Christ Church rowers were among the crew of the Oxford boat which beat Cambridge by a length and a half in Easter Sunday's Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race.
Updated: Monday 1st April 2013 7:59
The Queen visited Christ Church yesterday to present coins to elderly people who have worked hard for their community at the Royal Maundy Service.
Updated: Friday 29th March 2013 15:45
On the 12 March 2013 a reception celebrating the publication of James S. Dearden's Library of John Ruskin took place in the Upper Library at Christ Church. Besides being the perfect setting for an event such as this, the Upper Library was a place John Ruskin knew well as a member of the House, so launching a volume about his own library here was a fitting thing to do.
Updated: Monday 25th March 2013 14:38
The Revd Dr Edmund Newey has been appointed as the new Sub Dean of Christ Church. He and his family will move to Oxford in July and he will be installed at a service in the Cathedral on 3rd August.
Updated: Friday 29th March 2013 15:46
Five well known local clergy are to be installed as Honorary Canons of Christ Church at a special service of Evensong on Saturday the 26th of January.
Created: Friday 25th January 2013
On the 16 January 2013 a new exhibition opened in the Library at Christ Church...
Updated: Wednesday 23rd January 2013 15:49
Although gems are modest in size, gem engraving was a major art in antiquity. From the Renaissance on Greek and Roman intaglios and cameos were collected, observed and copied. Scholars could learn about the appearance of gem subjects through publications, often initiated by their almost obsessive collectors, but also through the expanding production of impressions and casts of gems in a variety of materials.
Updated: Thursday 14th March 2013 11:35
The details of all those associated with Christ Church who lost their lives in the two World Wars have now been added to the website and can be seen here:
Updated: Monday 24th December 2012 8:47
The latest recording and CD released by Christ Church Cathedral Choir has been named as recording of the month by musicweb: http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2012/Nov12/Handel_Acis_NI6201.htm
Updated: Friday 25th January 2013 14:41