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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.


Michael Moritz, KBE

Michael Moritz KBEMichael Moritz, who studied Modern History at Christ Church in the 1970's has been made a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Professor Harry Anderson elected FRS

Professor Harry AndersonProfessor Harry Anderson has been elected to the Fellowship of The Royal Society. Harry studied chemistry at Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 1987.

Professor Obbink's Ancient Lives

Professor Dirk ObbinkChrist Church's Professor Dirk Obbink is Director of The Ancient Lives project, through which internet users are helping scholars at Oxford University to transcribe 2,000-year-old documents.

The Venerable Martin Gorick

The Venerable Martin Gorick

The Revd Martin Gorick began his new ministry as the Archdeacon of Oxford and Residentiary Canon of Christ Church following a service at Christ Church today, Saturday 4th May 2013. Martin was formerly Vicar of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Choirs of Angels CD

The Cathedral Choir's latest CD has just been released by AVIE (AV2184): Choirs of Angels - Music from the Eton Choirbook Vol. 2. 

Tower Poetry Prize Awards 2013

Tower Poetry prizes 2013At 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.

Victorious Christ Church Boat Race Rowers

Boat Race 2013Three 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.

The Queen at Christ Church for Maundy Service

The Queen visited Christ Church yesterday to present coins to elderly people who have worked hard for their community at the Royal Maundy Service.

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