Review: Chris Lucas

On Wednesday 15th October we were lucky enough to welcome Chris Lucas, a postgraduate student from Bristol University to the College. He talked to us about his work at the Large Hadron Collider and the experiment that he is working on there. Chris took us through some of the theory of particle Physics and went […]

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Video: Girls’ Hockey

Watch a video feature on Girls’ Hockey as the team discuss their goals, preparation and targets for the remainder of the Michaelmas Term. Director of Hockey, John Jackson, takes up the story… Click here to watch the video in full.

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Review: Dr Miriam Manook

The first speaker of the year for the Biology Society was Dr. Miriam Manook (EL 2007-09) whose subject was “Transplantation – the final medical frontier”.   Dr Manook works at Guy’s Hospital in London where she is actively involved in both kidney and pancreas transplants.  To start with, she described the history of transplantation, highlighting the […]

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Review: William Dalrymple

“Imagine yourself…” he began, instantly putting us into the shoes of a British merchant in Afghanistan in the early nineteenth century…  We were drawn into the story, narrated through the moments before this man would obtain a single piece of information that would, in Mr Dalrymple’s words, change the course of History and the future […]

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History of Art Society: Professor Shearer West

The History of Art Society was greatly honoured to be addressed by Professor Shearer West on Monday 6th October.  Professor West is the Head of the Humanities Division at Oxford University, a Fellow of Magdalen College, and a former professor in the History of Art at the University of Birmingham. Her topic was ‘The Uses […]

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Speaker: Professor Vernon Bogdanor

On Thursday evening the Politics Society was greatly honoured to host Professor Vernon Bogdanor, former Vice-Principal at Brasenose College, Oxford and eminent constitutional expert (as well as former tutor to the Prime Minister).  Commissioned to share his views on whether single party governments were now to be consigned to the dustbin of history, he held […]

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Speaker: Dr Usama Hasan

A packed Garnett Room sat enraptured by Dr Usama Hasan, as he told of his conversion from Islamic fanatic to his present role as senior researcher at the Quilliam Foundation, a counter extremism think tank.  Radicalised as a young student in the 1980s when the former USSR invaded Afghanistan, Dr Hasan headed off from the […]

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History Society Talk: The English Civil War

On Tuesday 17th September, Dr Jo Paul from the New College of the Humanities in London came to the Senior History Society to give a very insightful talk about the clash of political ideas in the English Civil War. At the society she showed how ideas hugely influenced the outbreak of war, which was relatively […]

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Literary Society

On Thursday evening, 18 September 2014, Dr Anne Marie Evans from York St John University came to speak about American Literature, to an audience consisting principally of Lower Sixth students.  This was particularly topical for us, as in the summer holidays we had been given a reading list of books by American authors, which included […]

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Review: Dunford Lecture 2014

On Tuesday 16th September, the Sports Scholars and other sporting enthusiasts were privileged to be joined by Jeremy Snape.   Jeremy is a former International Cricket player, and now one of the foremost sports psychologists in the country.  He has recently been ‘snapped up’ by the Sri Lankan Cricket Team to work with them on their […]

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