Professor Catriona Kelly, Professor of Russian and Fellow of New College has been pre-elected as the 2015 President of the American Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. The Association is the leading private organisation in the world dedicated to advancing knowledge of the former Soviet Union, Eastern and Central Europe. It is the first time that a President has been elected from a university outside the USA.
Elizabeth Frazer, Fellow of New College, has been intereviewed for a series of short films shown on BBC2's 'Daily Politics' show.
These programmes, presented by Giles Dilnot and produced by Joanne Hilditch, feature journalists, MPs and other public figures nominating their 'favourite political thinker'. Elizabeth has played the part of 'resident expert', commenting on the political and intellectual significance of the nominated thinkers. It is planned that the films will be shown over the period November 2013 to February 2014.
College members were very saddened to hear of the death of Professor Anne Barton on 11 November 2013.
Dr Hannah Sullivan, Fellow of New College, has been awarded Philip Leverhulme Prize for her outstanding contribution to her field.
The awards, worth £70,000 over two or three years, recognise early-career academics with exceptionally promising futures whose work has already had a significant international impact.
She is among 29 scholars from a range of disciplines and institutions across the UK to receive 2013 Philip Leverhulme Prizes, which are awarded by the Leverhulme Trust.
Dieter Helm, Professor of Energy Policy at Oxford University, discusses the government’s decision to give the go-ahead for the UK's first new nuclear power station in a generation, including the deal with French and Chinese backers which will guarantee a "strike price" of £92.50 for every megawatt hour, almost twice the current wholesale cost of electricity.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03dfc82 [01.09.04 on clock]
New College Choir sings Bach's Magnificat at King's Place, London N1 9AG, Friday 18 October, at 7.30 pm.
Programme includes Bach Harpsichord Concerto no 4 (soloist Mahan Esfahani)
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New College has come top of the 2013 Norrington table – the table which compares the performance of the undergraduates of the Oxford colleges in their final examinations.
PENRY HERBERT WILLIAMS MA, DPhil
(25 February 1925 – 30 April 2013)
Fellow, New College, 1964-1992; Emeritus Fellow, 1992-1998; Honorary Fellow, 1998-
A Memorial Celebration will be held in New College Chapel on Saturday 12 October at 2.00pm.
Tea will be served in College afterwards. All those wishing to attend are asked to email the Chapel Administrator: email@example.com
The College were saddened to learn of the death of New College Old Member, Mel Smith (1971). He rose to fame as a comedian, actor, writer and director, and is perhaps most memorable for his roles in the satirical TV sketch show Not the Nine O’Clock News, and his double-act with Griff Rhys Jones in Alas Smith and Jones, a British comedy television sketch series broadcast in the eighties and nineties.
Links to obituaries in the national press can be viewed below:
Professor Hermione Lee, President of Wolfson College and Honorary Fellow of New College, is appointed DBE for services to literary scholarship.
Dame Hermione is a renowned biographer, reviewer and broadcaster. She has written biographies of Virginia Woolf, Edith Wharton, and Willa Cather, and critical books on Elizabeth Bowen, Woolf, and Philip Roth. She is currently writing a biography of the twentieth-century British novelist Penelope Fitzgerald.