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Tower Poetry Prize 2013

Christ Church, University of Oxford announces the 2013 Christopher Tower Poetry Competition on Friday 9 November at The Marlborough C of E School, Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

Fifty Years of The Queen's Gallery

The Christ Church Picture Gallery welcomes Jonathan Marsden LVO, the Director of the Royal Collection and Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art, to speak at its forthcoming 2012 Patrons Lecture on Thursday 8th November. 

Jonathan Marsden will speak on The Royal Collection on Show: Fifty Years of The Queen's Gallery.

The Court Sermon 2012

Court SermonThe annual Court Sermon to mark the beginning of the legal year took place during Evensong at 6.00 pm on Tuesday 9 October. 

Sir John Gurdon Nobel prize

Sir John Gurdon, who was educated at Christ Church, has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his pioneering work in cloning and stem cells...

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Eat me! Photo: RWEnjoy Afternoon Tea in the Great Hall, carefully crafted by our Chefs to reflect Christ Church's unique association with Alice in Wonderland. The afternoon will include a talk by a renowned expert on Lewis Carroll.

Installation of Canon Graham Ward

Canon Professor Graham WardProfessor Graham Ward, Oxford's new Regius Professor of Theology, was installed as a Canon of Christ Church during a special service of Choral Evensong on Sunday 22nd of September 2012.


Tower Poetry Summer School

The 8th Tower Poetry Summer School for young poets aged 18-23 was held in Christ Church, Oxford from 28-31 August 2012...

Christ Church Boat Club's latest Olympic Medallist

The London Olympics of 2012 saw some very remarkable performances by the athletes of “Team GB” with rowing by no means the least area of overall success. However, the bronze medal in the Men’s Fours was won by the crew from the USA – and thus another Olympian enters the annals of the ChChBC...

Cathedral Choir Tour to China - UPDATED

At the end of the July 2012, the Cathedral Choir  undertook its first tour to China.  The Choir performed at the most impressive new concert halls in the country, starting in the magnificent National Centre for  the Performing Arts in Beijing on 2 August.  The concert programme took delighted audiences from the 14th to the 21st century, featuring works by Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Brahms, Gershwin, McCartney and Lennon.

Alice Day Flotilla

Liddell Sisters 150 years ago Lewis Carroll and his friend Robinson Duckworth, together with Alice Liddell and her two sisters, walked down to the river at Folly Bridge and set off on the legendary boating picnic that gave life to the enduring story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This year on Alice's Day, Saturday 7 July, a colourful flotilla of boats traced the party's original journey up the River Thames towards Godstow in honour of that momentous river trip

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