St Cross College Record 39 - 2023

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<strong>Record</strong> <strong>39</strong><br />

<strong>2023</strong><br />


The <strong>Record</strong><br />

Number <strong>39</strong> | <strong>2023</strong><br />

Contents<br />

Editor’s Note 1<br />

Master’s Report 2<br />

Fellows & MCRs 6<br />

Honorary Fellows 11<br />

Emeritus Fellows 12<br />

Visiting Fellows 15<br />

Retired Founding Fellows (other than Emeritus Fellows) 15<br />

Members of Common Room 16<br />

New graduate students and scholars 2022/<strong>2023</strong> 20<br />

Scholarships 26<br />

Degrees taken 2022/<strong>2023</strong> 29<br />

Members of staff 38<br />

Awards & Achievements 40<br />

<strong>2023</strong> in Review 42<br />

Bursar’s Report 44<br />

Domestic Bursar’s Report 46<br />

Development and External Relations Report 48<br />

Donor Roll 2022/<strong>2023</strong> 51<br />

Academic Registrar’s Report 54<br />

Deans’ Report 58<br />

President of Common Room’s Report 60<br />

Library and Archives Report 61<br />

Senior Tutor (Academic Affairs & Programmes)’s Report 62<br />

Garden Master’s Report 65<br />

Catering Manager’s Report 66<br />

Art Report 68<br />

Music Report 70<br />

<strong>St</strong>udent Representative Committee Report 72<br />

Ball Report 75<br />

Sports Report 76<br />

Editor’s Note<br />

A year of transition<br />

ake from the shelf the past three editions of the <strong>College</strong> <strong>Record</strong>, flip through<br />

T them, compare them, and the recent story of <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> will quickly become<br />

apparent. As will be seen in the following reports, following several years of trials and<br />

triblations — the Covid-19 pandemic in particular — <strong>2023</strong> can be summed up by one<br />

word: Transitional.<br />

Most notably the Master and Bursars’ Reports have been submitted by interim<br />

appointees, others too, and the West Wing remediation project is mentioned<br />

throughout.<br />

The <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>’ story continues in each update published by the Communications<br />

Office. With new leadership and new masonry being unveiled alongside the<br />

publication of this <strong>Record</strong>, you can’t help but feel optimistic about the <strong>College</strong>’s next<br />

phase.<br />

It has been a pleasure to take part in and help share <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>’ story, and I thank<br />

everyone who contributed to this timely publication.<br />

My many thanks,<br />

Jason MacGregor<br />

Communications Officer (2021-23)<br />

Sustainability <strong>St</strong>atement<br />

This edition of The <strong>Record</strong> was printed with Lavenham Press, one of the UK’s leading<br />

environmental printers. Lavenham is FSC® certified, ensuring they help to take care<br />

of forests for future generations, and they have also been awarded with a 14001<br />

certificate from the ISO for environmental management.<br />

Obituaries 78<br />

The Quad Online 82<br />

Supporting <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> 83<br />

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Master’s Report<br />

Professor Rana Mitter OBE FBA<br />

Acting Master 2022 - <strong>2023</strong><br />

t has been a great privilege to serve the <strong>College</strong> community over the last year<br />

I as Acting Master. Since Carole Souter’s departure last September, I have worked<br />

with Interim Bursar Wilf <strong>St</strong>ephenson and our astonishing, dedicated staff to ensure<br />

that <strong>College</strong> continued to uphold the values of egalitarianism, internationalism and<br />

inclusiveness that makes our <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> community unique in Oxford.<br />

During this period, we had the particular responsibilities of overseeing major<br />

remediation work on the West Wing and recruiting a new Master of <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>, all<br />

while also enjoying a full in-person return of <strong>College</strong> events and traditions following<br />

two disruptive years of the Covid-19 pandemic.<br />

In August 2022, contractors Morgan Sindall began the process of removing Glass<br />

Reinforced Concrete (GRC) from the West Wing then installing new aluminium<br />

surrounds to the building’s windows. This has been a major project for <strong>College</strong><br />

meaning the West Quad was largely out of bounds all year, that there was no<br />

access to the bike shed, and <strong>College</strong> events were limited to other communal areas.<br />

Of course, our Events team and the <strong>St</strong>udent Representative Committee worked<br />

diligently and ensured that events went ahead and were a success, often finding<br />

creative solutions.<br />

And despite being covered in scaffolding, amid a work zone, the Library remained<br />

open. Soundproofing was installed to limit excessive noise, and Librarian Philippa<br />

Taney passed out hearing protection, blankets and space heaters to keep students<br />

as comfortable as possible. For their part, current students showed that steely <strong>St</strong><br />

<strong>Cross</strong> resolve by living and working around such a large, sometimes loud remediation<br />

project, without complaint. We look forward to being able to enjoy the building for<br />

many years to come – and to a proper re-opening event in due course.<br />

<strong>College</strong> put on a full slate of events this year — which can be found in the following<br />

pages of this <strong>Record</strong> – and I would like to speak about a select few in detail. Firstly, in<br />

February <strong>2023</strong> we held the 1965 Club Evening at <strong>College</strong> — in-person for the first<br />

time in three years. It was wonderful to see so many friends, colleagues and members<br />

of our community finally back together in the same room.<br />

We gathered to celebrate and thank our immensely generous members of the 1965<br />

Club for their unwavering support of <strong>College</strong> over many years and in particular<br />

the last three unprecedented years as our community has so skillfully adapted to<br />

overcome the various practical and financial hurdles imposed on us by Covid. Through<br />

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the 1965 Club’s philanthropic efforts, I am particularly delighted that we were able to<br />

support 119 students through a variety of Scholarships & Bursaries, and an additional<br />

91 students being supported through Hardship Funds over the last three years.<br />

1965 Club members and I were also delighted that current scholarship and bursary<br />

award-holders were able to join us for the evening. As a <strong>College</strong>, we are extremely<br />

proud to be able to offer these awards, thanks to our supporters, and it’s absolutely<br />

right that we should celebrate and promote the diversity of stories that led that fine<br />

cohort of students to our front door.<br />

In March, we held our annual Fred’s Lunch. It was wonderful to see such a diverse<br />

mix of the <strong>College</strong> community attend; Fellows, Former Fellows, current students and<br />

of course, our wonderful <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> Alumni. Named after Fred Hodcroft, who was the<br />

University Lecturer in Spanish here at Oxford from 1953 until his retirement and<br />

perhaps more crucially for us, one of the founding Fellows of this <strong>College</strong>, it was an<br />

opportunity to have varied and diverse conversations over a delicious three course<br />

lunch. This was a particularly momentous year in which to celebrate Fred’s life in what<br />

would have been his 100th year.<br />

And not taking in-person events for granted, <strong>College</strong> also held an inaugural<br />

networking drinks event, hosted by the Development and Alumni Relations Office.<br />

Held in the Lange Room, this reception was a fantastic opportunity for current<br />

students to meet each other over a glass or two of wine and make those really<br />

invaluable initial connections as they start to think about life and career beyond the<br />

four corners of <strong>College</strong>. We were absolutely delighted to be joined by several of our<br />

Chevening Research, Science, and Innovation Leadership Fellows, better known as<br />

CRISP Fellows, who brought with them expertise in the fields of science, innovation,<br />

and business.<br />

As a <strong>College</strong>, we are extremely proud to be in a position to have hosted the CRISP<br />

programme again this year, as we have for many years now, and it really underlines<br />

our reputation as a truly international, diverse and inclusive place.<br />

Capping off <strong>College</strong> events, our annual Encaenia Prize Giving & Dinner in June was<br />

a chance for the whole <strong>College</strong> community to celebrate our students who were<br />

awarded prizes throughout the academic year, including those prizes generously<br />

supported by alumni and friends of the <strong>College</strong>. I am delighted to say that we were<br />

joined by many of the donors who made these awards possible. I am also really<br />

pleased to have also had in attendance the CRISP Fellows who were with us for the<br />

duration of Trinity Term.<br />

say that the winner, Faissal Sharif, a current student undertaking a DPhil in Clinical<br />

Neurosciences, took the £100 prize. You will see his, and the 2nd and 3rd place<br />

winning photos in the following pages.<br />

We are a young (relatively speaking) graduate <strong>College</strong> with a modest endowment, and<br />

we are extremely grateful for all philanthropic gifts we receive regardless of size or<br />

designation. Every gift to this <strong>College</strong> contributes to enhancing the experience of our<br />

students. Indeed, gifts to this <strong>College</strong> change lives.<br />

And although we are young, <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> has weathered the most trying trials and<br />

tribulations over the past few years. Despite these challenges, the staff of <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong><br />

have done incredible work to keep the <strong>College</strong> running, behind the scenes and/or at<br />

irregular hours, and though we may not directly see the work that they do, each of<br />

them is vital to the smooth running of <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> <strong>College</strong>.<br />

<strong>St</strong>aff continued to support students this academic year and have done so superbly.<br />

Not only current students — staff also support our community of over 5,000 alumni,<br />

Fellows and friends of the <strong>College</strong>, and indeed incoming <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>ers who recently<br />

joined us for Michaelmas Term.<br />

In Hilary <strong>2023</strong>, a search committee led by Vice Master Professor Kevin Marsh<br />

undertook a process that led to the election of Kate Mavor CBE as new Master. She<br />

took up her post in September and we are thrilled that a figure with Kate’s breadth<br />

and range of experience will lead the <strong>College</strong> into the next stage of its development.<br />

I am confident that Kate will enhance and deepen the <strong>College</strong>’s sense of community<br />

and help it to extend its horizons even further.<br />

For a final time, let me say what a privilege it was to lead the <strong>College</strong> during the past<br />

year. I couldn’t have done it without all of your support. I’ll be keeping an eye on<br />

<strong>College</strong> from my new job at Harvard and I’ll be dropping in now and then when I’m<br />

back in the UK.<br />

Until then, thank you all so much — and over and out for now.<br />

Rana Mitter OBE FBA<br />

Lecturer and Professor of History and Politics of<br />

Modern China and Governing Body Fellow, 2001-23<br />

Acting Master, 2022-23<br />

Emeritus Fellow, <strong>2023</strong>-<br />

We had on display for the evening, winner and runners up from our annual <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong><br />

Photography Competition as judged by the <strong>College</strong> Art Committee. We had over 30<br />

photographs submitted working to the theme of ‘Opening Up’ and I’m delighted to<br />

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Fellows<br />

For academic year 2022/<strong>2023</strong><br />

Master<br />

MITTER, Rana Shantashil Rajyeswar, OBE, MA, DPhil, PhD Camb.) FBA, FRHistS;<br />

Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, Director of the Oxford China<br />

Centre<br />

“Deep in Antelope Canyon, Az, USA” by Faissal Sharif<br />

<strong>2023</strong> Photography Competition (1st prize)<br />

Fellows<br />

TREADWELL, William Luke, MA, DPhil (BA Camb.); Samir Shamma Associate<br />

Professor of Islamic Numismatics, Ashmolean Museum<br />

THOMPSON, Peter John, MA (BA Warw.; PhD Pennsylvania); Sydney L. Mayer<br />

Associate Professor of American History<br />

ADAM, Christopher, MA, MPhil, DPhil (MA <strong>St</strong> And.); Professor of Development<br />

Economics<br />

HAMEROW, Helena Francisca, MA, DPhil (BA Wisconsin-Madison) FSA; Professor<br />

of Early Medieval Archaeology<br />

TAYLOR, James William, MA (MA Camb.; MSc Lanc.; PhD London); Professor of<br />

Decision Science, Sports Fellow<br />

DALTON, Gavin Bruce, MA, DPhil; Fellow by Special Election; Professor of<br />

Astrophysics<br />

JIROTKA, Marina Denise Anne, MA, DPhil (BSc London.; MSc London SB); Professor<br />

of Human-Centred Computing<br />

PARKER, Michael John, MA (BEd West Eng.; PhD Hull); Professor of Bioethics<br />

SAVULESCU, Julian, MA (BMedSci, MBBS, PhD Monash) Uehiro Chair in Practical<br />

Ethics<br />

ASHBOURN, Joanna Maria Antonia, MA (MA Camb.; PhD London SB) FHEA, FRAS,<br />

FRSA; Fellow by Special Election; Senior Tutor (Academic Affairs & Programmes)<br />

HAMILL, Heather, MA, DPhil (MA <strong>St</strong> And.); Associate Professor of Sociology<br />

PAPANIKOLAOU, Dimitris, MA (BA Athens; MA, PhD London); Associate<br />

Professor of Modern Greek<br />

SWEETLOVE, Lee, MA (BSc E.Ang.; PhD Camb.) Professor of Plant Sciences<br />

KAPANIDIS, Achillefs, MA (BA Thessaloniki; MSc, PhD Rutgers); Professor of<br />

Biological Physics<br />

MAHONE, Sloan Courtney, MSc, DPhil (BA Hofstra; MS Boston); Associate<br />

Professor of the History of Medicine<br />

BIGGS, Michael, (BA Victoria New Zealand; MA, PhD Harvard); Associate Professor<br />

of Sociology<br />

FROOD, Elizabeth, DPhil (BA, MA New Zealand); Associate Professor of Egyptology<br />

BOSWORTH, Mary, MA (BA Western Australia; MPhil; PhD Camb.); Professor of<br />

Criminology<br />

DANIELS, Inge Maria, (BA Leuven; MA Nara, Japan; PhD London); Professor of Social<br />

Anthropology<br />

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POLLARD, Sir Andrew John, MA (BSc, MBBS, PhD London) DIC, MRCP (UK), FHEA,<br />

FIDSA, FRCPCH, FMed Sci; Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity<br />

BOGAARD, Amy Marie, (BA Bryn Mawr; MSc, PhD Sheff.); Professor of Neolithic<br />

and Bronze Age Archaeology<br />

JOHNSON, Helen Louise, (BSc, PhD R’dg); Professor of Physical Oceanography<br />

PIRIE, Fernanda, MA, DPhil (MSc London); Professor of the Anthropology of Law<br />

BOWLES, Neil, DPhil (BSc London); Associate Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic<br />

and Planetary Physics<br />

HICKS, Dan, MA (MA, PhD Brist.) FSA, MCIfA; Professor of Contemporary<br />

Archaeology; Curator, Pitt Rivers Museum<br />

FRIEDRICHS, Jörg, (DPhil Munich); Associate Professor of Politics<br />

WATT, Andrew, MA (BSc Glas.,MSc, DIC London; PhD Queensland); Associate<br />

Professor of Materials<br />

LORA-WAINWRIGHT, Anna, DPhil (BA, MA London); Associate Professor of the<br />

Human Geography of China<br />

SHAPIRO, Joel, (BA Washington in <strong>St</strong> Louis; MA, PhD Princeton); Associate<br />

Professor of Finance<br />

STANDLEY, Eleanor Rose, (BSc, MA, PhD Durh.); Associate Professor and Assistant<br />

Keeper of Medieval Archaeology, Ashmolean Museum<br />

BJOLA, Corneliu, (MA Leuven; PhD Toronto); Associate Professor of Diplomatic <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

TREFETHEN, Anne, (BSc Cov.; PhD Cran.) FBCS, FREng, FRSA; Fellow by Special<br />

Election; Professor of Scientific Computing; Pro-Vice-Chancellor (People & Gardens,<br />

Libraries and Museums).<br />

MALMBERG, Lars-Erik Joakim, (MA, PhD Vasa, Finland); Professor of Quantitative<br />

Methods in Education<br />

CARLISLE, Robert Crispin, (MSc, PhD Birm.); Associate Professor of Biomedical<br />

Engineering<br />

JARVIS, Matthew, DPhil (MPhys Birm.); Professor of Astrophysics<br />

BEESON, David Murray Wendover, (BA, MA Camb.; PhD London) FMedSci; Fellow<br />

by Special Election; Professor of Molecular Neurosciences<br />

MARSH, Kevin, (MB, ChB Liv.) FRCP; Fellow by Special Election; Professor of Tropical<br />

Medicine, Vice-Master from January 2021<br />

GRAY, Lesley J., (BSc S’ton.; PhD R’dng); Fellow by Special Election; Professor of<br />

Atmospheric Physics<br />

STRAND, <strong>St</strong>eve, MA (BA, PhD Plym.); Professor of Education<br />

WESTHAVER, George Derrick, MA (BA <strong>St</strong> Mary’s Halifax; MDiv Toronto; PhD<br />

Durh.); Pusey Fellow; Principal, Pusey House<br />

BURN, Katharine Clare, MSc, DPhil (BA Camb.); Associate Professor of Education<br />

(History)<br />

JACOBS, Adriana Ximena, (BA William and Mary; PhD Princeton); Fellow by Special<br />

Election; Associate Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature<br />

GEFFEN, Anthony, MA; Fellow by Special Election<br />

LENEGHAN, Francis Paul Vincent, (BA, PhD Dub.;) Associate Professor of Old English<br />

BHANDARE, Shailendra, (BPharmSci, MA, PhD Mumbai); Fellow by Special Election;<br />

Assistant Keeper, Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum<br />

MOMMERSTEEG, Mathilda Theodora Maria, (MSc, PhD Amsterdam;) Associate<br />

Professor of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine<br />

GLEDHILL, John Gary, (BA Dub., PhD Georgetown); Associate Professor of Global<br />

Governance<br />

KAYE, Jane, DPhil (BA ANU, Canberra; LLB Melbourne); Fellow by Special Election;<br />

Professor of Health, Law and Policy; Director, Centre for Health, Law and Emerging<br />

Technologies (HeLEX)<br />

STAFFORD, Mark, BTh, MA (BA Liv.); Pusey Fellow; Chaplain, Pusey House,<br />

President of Common Room<br />

ERIE, Matthew, (BA Dartmouth; MA, PhD Cornell; JD Pennsylvania; LLM Tsinghua<br />

Univ. Law School, Beijing); Associate Professor of Modern Chinese <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

SCOTT-SMITH, Tom Alastair, MPhil, DPhil (MA, MSc London); Associate Professor<br />

of Refugee <strong>St</strong>udies and Forced Migration<br />

VAN CAMP, An, MA, (MA Leuven; MA London); Fellow by Special Election; Assistant<br />

Keeper of Northern European Art, Ashmolean Museum<br />

HODGE, Suzy, MA, MBA, PGDiplM; Fellow by Special Election, Domestic Bursar<br />

TARSOUNAS, Madalena, (MSc, PhD York Univ., Toronto); Fellow by Special Election,<br />

Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology<br />

SAHNER, Christian, MPhil AB, MA, PhD (Princeton); Associate Professor of Islamic<br />

History<br />

ERDURAN, Sibel, MA (BA Northwestern; MSc Cornell; PhD Vanderbilt); Professor<br />

of Science Education<br />

CHARLES, Michael, (BSc Cardiff; PhD London); Fellow by Special Election, Senior<br />

Research Fellow in Environmental Archaeology<br />

KUMBERA LANDRUS, Mallica, (BA Maharaja Sayajirao Univ., Baroda, India;<br />

MA Louisville, USA; PhD SOAS); Fellow by Special Election, Keeper of Eastern Art,<br />

Ashmolean Museum<br />

HAWTHORNE, Jessica (BS Rice Univ., Houston; MA, PhD Princeton); Associate<br />

Professor of Geophysics<br />

VAN DUIJN, Cornelia (MSc Wageningen; PhD Erasmus); Professor of Epidemiology<br />

REID, Richard (BA <strong>St</strong>irling; PhD London) FRHistS; Professor of African History<br />

RODRIGUEZ, Blanca, (Dipl Ing, PhD Politécnica de Valéncia) FEAMBS, FESC;<br />

Professor of Computational Medicine<br />

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STYRING, Amy Keita, MA (BSc Exe.; PhD Brist.); Associate Professor of<br />

Archaeological Science<br />

KENDALL, Michael (BSc PhD Queen’s University, Canada); Professor of Geophysics<br />

PALIN, Richard (MESc DPhil Oxf); Associate Professor of Petrology and Crustal<br />

Processes<br />

JONES, Nick (MSc PhD Brist, MSc Waterloo); Junior Research Fellow, Research<br />

Fellow, Mathematical Institute<br />

BADI, Ileana, (MSc PhD University of Insubria) Junior Research Fellow, Postdoctoral<br />

Researcher, RDM<br />

WILSON, Daniel, MA, DPhil; Associate Professor of Data Science<br />

CREAGH, Andrew, BA (Trinity <strong>College</strong>, University of Dublin); BAI (Trinity <strong>College</strong>,<br />

Dublin); MAI (Trinity <strong>College</strong>, Dublin); MA (Oxford University; DPhil (Oxford<br />

University); Postdoctoral Researcher at the Computational Health Informatics (CHI)<br />

Laboratory; Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), Junior Research Fellow<br />

NEIL, Samantha, BA Hons (University of Southampton); MPhil (University of<br />

Cambridge); PhD (University of Durham); British Academy Postdoctoral Research<br />

Fellow at the School of Archaeology; Junior Research Fellow<br />

KEOWN, Jeremy, BSc (University of Canterbury, New Zealand); Postgraduate Diploma<br />

in Science (University of Canterbury, New Zealand); PhD in Biochemistry (University<br />

of Canterbury, New Zealand); Postdoctoral Research Associate, Division of <strong>St</strong>ructural<br />

Biology, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine; Junior Research Fellow<br />

YUSUF, Imran, MB ChB (Hons) (University of Manchester, School of Medicine);<br />

MRes (Distinction) (University of Manchester, School of Medicine); PG Dip LATHE<br />

(University of Oxford); FHEA (The Higher Education Academy, UK); MRCP (UK)<br />

(Royal <strong>College</strong> of Physicians, London); FRCOphth (Royal <strong>College</strong> of Ophthalmologists,<br />

London); DPhil (university of Oxford); Junior Research Fellow<br />

BROWNING, Michael, MB BS Lond, MA Camb, DPhil Oxf, Associate Professor of<br />

Psychiatry<br />

FRANÇOIS, Pieter, BA MA (Ghent), PhD (Royal Holloway, London)<br />

JONES, Rebekah, BSc, York, MSc PhD Warwick, Junior Research Fellow<br />

KIRKSEY, Eben, BA New <strong>College</strong> of Florida, MPhil Oxf, PhD California at Santa Cruz<br />

MARQUEZ GOMEZ, Ricardo, BSc Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Mexico,<br />

MSc PhD Cinvestav, Mexico, Junior Research Fellow<br />

MELERO, Ignacio, PhD Madrid, MD Navarra, Professor of Immunology at the<br />

University of Navarra<br />

NELSON, Kenneth, BA PhD <strong>St</strong>ockholm, Professor of Sociology<br />

NEWTON, Paul, BM BCh (Oxf), BSc –Biology (UEA), DTM&H (London) Fellow by<br />

Special Election<br />

PRICE, Jonathan, BA Dickinson, MA PhD Leiden, Pusey Fellow<br />

SHEARING, Paul MEng (Birmingham).PhD (Imperial)<br />

STEDEHOUDER, Jeffrey, BA BSc Leiden, MSc PhD Erasmus, Rotterdam, Junior<br />

Research Fellow<br />

STEPHENSON, Wilf, MA (MA Camb); Fellow by Special Election, Bursar<br />

Honorary Fellows<br />

ALLEN, Prof Sir Geoffrey, (BSc, PhD Leeds), FInstP, FPRI, FRS<br />

LEE, Prof Dame Hermione, GBE, MA, BPhil; Goldsmiths’ Professor of English<br />

Literature 1998-2008; President of Wolfson <strong>College</strong> 2008-17<br />

BROOK, Sir Richard John, OBE, MA (BSc Leeds; ScD MIT); Professor of Materials<br />

Science 1990-2001<br />

WARRELL, David Alan, MA, DM, DSc, FRCP, FRCP (Edin.), FMedSci; Emeritus<br />

Professor of Tropical Medicine; Fellow 1977-2005<br />

HAMILTON, Andrew David, (BSc Exe.; MSc British Columbia; PhD Camb.) FRS;<br />

Vice-Chancellor 2009-15<br />

GOUDIE, Andrew Shaw, MA, DSc (MA, PhD Camb.); Professor of Geography 1984-<br />

2003; President of the Oxford Development Programme and Pro-Vice-Chancellor<br />

1995-97; Master 2003-11<br />

THOMAS, Sarah, MA (AB Smith; MS Simmons; PhD Johns Hopkins); Bodley’s<br />

Librarian 2007-13; University Librarian and Vice-President for the Harvard Library<br />

2013-2019<br />

WARNER, Dame Marina Sarah, CBE, MA, FBA, FRSL, Hon DLitt , Hon RA;<br />

Distinguished Fellow of All Souls, Professor of English and Creative Writing, Birkbeck<br />

<strong>College</strong>, London<br />

WEBER, Susan, (AB, MA, PhD); Director, Bard Graduate Center, New York<br />

PETHICA, Sir John Bernard, (MA, PhD Camb; Hon DSc Belf.) FREng, FRS; University<br />

Lecturer 1987-1996; Professor of Materials Science 1996-2001; Fellow 1987-2001<br />

JONES, Sir Mark, MA (Hon DLitt London; Hon DArts Abertay; Hon LLD Dund,; Hon<br />

DLitt East Ang.) FRSE, FSA; Master 2011-16<br />


DK (Negeri Sembilan); DK (Johor), DK (Perak); DK (Perlis); DK (Kedah); DK<br />

(Terengganu), SPMK, SJMK, SPKK, SPSK, SPJK<br />

MAPSTONE, Dame Sally, MA, DPhil, FRSE; Pro-Vice-Chancellor 2009-16; Principal<br />

and Vice-Chancellor, University of <strong>St</strong> Andrews<br />

SOUTER, Carole, CBE MA FRSA FSA, Hon Fellow Jesus <strong>College</strong>, Oxford;<br />

Master 2016-2022<br />

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Emeritus Fellows<br />

HASSALL, Tom Grafton, OBE, MA FSA Hon MCIfA; Fellow 1974-1988; Director,<br />

Oxfordshire Archaeological Unit 1973-1985; Secretary, Royal Commission on the<br />

Historical Monuments of England 1986-1999<br />

BARTON, Revd John, MA, DPhil, DLitt (Hon Dr Theol. Bonn) FBA; Fellow 1974-<br />

1991; University Lecturer in Theology (Old Testament) 1974-1989, Reader in Biblical<br />

<strong>St</strong>udies 1989-91; Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture<br />

1991- 2014, Senior Research Fellow, Campion Hall, 2014-<br />

HOCKEY, Susan Margaret, MA; Fellow 1979-1991; Teaching Officer for Computing<br />

in the Arts 1975-1989; Director of the Computers in Teaching Initiative Centre for<br />

Textual <strong>St</strong>udies 1989-91<br />

SMITH, George David William, MA, DPhil, FInstP, FRS; Fellow 1977-1991; University<br />

Lecturer in Metallurgy 1977-1993; George Kelley Reader in Metallurgy 1993-1996;<br />

Professor of Materials 1996-2010; Emeritus Professor 2010-<br />

†BRITTON, Dennis, MA (MA Camb.); Fellow 1965-1992; University Lecturer in<br />

Prehistory 1961-1992<br />

GLARE, Peter Geoffrey William, MA (MA Camb.); Fellow 1976-1992; Editor, Oxford<br />

Latin Dictionary 1955-1981; Editor, Liddell & Scott Supplement 1981-1996<br />

BROWN, Helen Wingate, MA; Fellow 1969-1994; Assistant Keeper, later Senior<br />

Assistant Keeper, Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum, 1958-1994<br />

MOULD, Charles Marshall, MA, DPhil (BSc (Eng.) Lond; Hon DLitt Oxf. Brookes);<br />

Fellow 1981-1995; Secretary of the Bodleian Library 1981-1995<br />

NIZAMI, Farhan Ahmad, MA, DPhil (MA Aligarh); Junior Research Fellow 1983-1985;<br />

Islamic <strong>St</strong>udies Fellow 1985-1997; Director, Oxford Centre for Islamic <strong>St</strong>udies 1985 - ;<br />

Prince of Wales Fellow, Magdalen <strong>College</strong>, Oxford 1997-<br />

BISHOP, David Hugh Langler, MA, DSc (BSc, PhD Liv.); Fellow, 1984-1998; Director,<br />

NERC Institute of Virology 1984-1995<br />

VESSEY, Martin Paterson, CBE, MA (MB, BS, MD London) FMedSci, FRCP, FRCOG,<br />

FRCGP, FRS; Fellow 1973-2000; Professor of Public Health 1974-2000<br />

BENTON, Peter, MA (MA, Cert. Ed. Camb.); Fellow 1987-2001; University Lecturer<br />

in Educational <strong>St</strong>udies (English) 1976-2001<br />

WOOLNOUGH, Brian Ernest, MA (BSc R’dg; Cert. Ed. Camb.) FInstP; Fellow 1984-<br />

2001; University Lecturer in Educational <strong>St</strong>udies (Physics) 1978-2001<br />

WILLIAMSON, Edward James, MA, DPhil; Fellow 1970-2004; University Lecturer in<br />

Physics 1968-2004; Dean of Degrees; Publications Officer<br />

ABRAMSON, Glenda, MA (MA, PhD Rand.); Senior Research Fellow 1981-1989;<br />

Fellow 1989-2004; Cowley Lecturer in Post-Biblical Hebrew 1989-2004<br />

ALLAN, James Wilson, MA, DPhil; Fellow 1990-2005; Assistant Keeper, Department<br />

of Eastern Art, Ashmolean Museum 1966-1988; Senior Assistant Keeper 1988-1991;<br />

Keeper (Professor) 1991-2005<br />

MCLATCHIE, Robert Craw Forsyth, MA (BSc Glas.); Senior Research Fellow 1991-<br />

2005; Executive Director, Oxford Parallel 1991-2005<br />

HARRIS, Ann, MA (PhD London); Fellow 1991-2005; University Lecturer in<br />

Paediatrics 1991- 2005; Professor of Paediatric Molecular Genetics 1999-2005<br />

GOSDEN, Christopher, MA (BA, PhD Sheff.); Fellow 1994-2006; University Lecturer<br />

in World Archaeology 1994-2006; Professor of European Archaeology 2006-; Curator<br />

at the Pitt Rivers Museum<br />

JAMES, Wendy Rosalind, CBE, BLitt, MA, DPhil (DSc Copenhagen), FBA; Fellow<br />

1972-2007; University Lecturer in Social Anthropology 1972-1996; Professor of Social<br />

Anthropology 1996-2007<br />

TIFFANY, John Michael, MA (MA, PhD Camb.); Fellow 1979-2007; University<br />

Lecturer in Ophthalmological Biochemistry 1976-2007<br />

BROWNING, David George, Order of José Matías Delgado, MA, DPhil (BA R’dg);<br />

Fellow 1968-2007; University Lecturer in Geography of Latin America 1968-1985;<br />

Founder Registrar, Oxford Centre for Islamic <strong>St</strong>udies 1985-2007<br />

HEDGES, Robert Ernest Mortimer (MA PhD Camb.); Fellow 1989-2009; University<br />

Lecturer in Archaeology 1989-1995; Professor of Archaeology 1995-2009<br />

KRUGER, Nicholas, MA (PhD Camb.); Fellow 1989-2009; University Lecturer in<br />

Plant Sciences 1990-2009<br />

ZIMMERMAN, Friedrich Wilhelm, BPhil, MA, DPhil (MA Erlangen); Fellow 1976-<br />

2009; University Lecturer in Islamic Philosophy 1976-2009<br />

PIEKE, Frank Nikolaas, MA (BA, MA Amsterdam; PhD Berkeley); Fellow 1995-2010;<br />

University Lecturer in the Modern Politics and Society of China 1995-2010<br />

RAYNES, Edward Peter, MA (MA, PhD Camb.; DSc Hull) Hon FInstP, FRS; Fellow<br />

1998-2010; Professor of Optoelectronic Engineering 1998-2010<br />

ENDICOTT, Jane Anne, MA (MA, PhD Toronto); Fellow 1998-2011; University<br />

Lecturer in Molecular Biophysics 1998-2011<br />

DAVAGE, Revd William Ernest Peter, MA (BA Newc.; MPhil Leic.); Pusey Fellow<br />

1994-2011<br />

HOPE, Ronald Anthony (Tony), MA, BMBCh (PhD London) FRCP, FRCPsych, MFPH;<br />

Fellow 1990-2012; Lecturer in Psychiatry 1987-1990; Leader, Oxford Practice Skills<br />

Project and Hon Consultant Psychiatrist 1990-1995; University Lecturer in Practice<br />

Skills 1995-1996; Reader in Medicine 1996-2000; Professor of Medical Ethics 2000-<br />

2012<br />

MAYHEW, Nicholas, MA, DLitt; Fellow 1992-2013; Emeritus Professor of<br />

Numismatics and Monetary History, Ashmolean Museum<br />

ORFORD, Barry Antony, MA (BA, MTh, PhD Wales); Pusey House Priest Librarian<br />

and Pusey Fellow 2000-2014<br />

DOHERTY, Maureen Patricia, MA (BA Lanc.; MA Open); Fellow 1995-2014; Bursar<br />

1995-2014<br />

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PARSONS, Barry Eaton, MA (MA, PhD Camb.); Fellow 1986-2015; Professor of<br />

Geodesy and Geophysics 1986-2015<br />

CHATTY, Dawn, MA (BA, DPhil UCLA; MA Inst. of Social <strong>St</strong>udies, The Hague) FBA;<br />

Fellow 1997-2015; University Lecturer in Forced Migration 2003-11; Director of<br />

Refugee <strong>St</strong>udies Centre 2011-14; Emerita Professor of Anthropology and Forced<br />

Migration<br />

SCOTT, Katharine, MA (MA, PhD Camb.; BAFA Cape Town); Fellow 1994-2016;<br />

Senior Tutor 2008-11; Dean of Degrees (retired)<br />

VENABLES, Katherine Margaret, MA (MB BS, MSc, MD London); Fellow 2004-<br />

2016; University Lecturer and Reader in Occupational Medicine 1998-2015; Emeritus<br />

Reader 2015-<br />

GARCÍA-BELLIDO, Estrella Paloma, MA (MA Texas (Austin); MA, PhD Universidad<br />

Complutense, Madrid); Fellow 1990-2016; Associate Professor of Spanish Philology<br />

and Linguistics 1990-2016; Harassment Advisor<br />

PFEIFFER, Judith, MA (MA Cologne; PhD Chicago); Fellow 2003-2016; Associate<br />

Professor of Arabic/Islamic History 2003-2016<br />

ROBINSON, Mark, MA (PhD London); Fellow 2004-2017; Professor of<br />

Environmental Archaeology; Dean; Garden Master<br />

WATERS, David John, MA, DPhil (MA Camb.); Fellow 1989-2017; Associate<br />

Professor of Metamorphic Petrology (1989-2017); Honorary Associate, University<br />

Museum of Natural History<br />

MACCULLOCH, Revd Diarmaid Ninian John, Kt, MA, DD (MA, PhD Camb.; Hon<br />

DLitt E.Ang.; Hon DLitt <strong>St</strong> And.; Hon DLitt University of the South at Sewanee; Hon<br />

DD Virginia Theological Seminary) FBA, FSA; Professor of the History of the Church<br />

OLTEANU, Dan Alexandru, MA (Dipl.Ing University Politechnica of Bucharest; Dr.<br />

rer. nat. Munich); Professor of Computer Science<br />

VAN HEAR, Nicholas James, MA (BA Camb.; DPhil Birm.); Fellow by Special Election<br />

BRIANT, William Richard Christian, MA (MA Camb.); Associate Fellow, Saïd<br />

Business School<br />

YEE, Margaret, MA status, DPhil (BSc NSW; BD Sydney); Senior Research Fellow<br />

MITTER, Rana Shantashil Rajyeswar, OBE, MA, DPhil, PhD Camb.) FBA, FRHistS;<br />

Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, Director of the Oxford China<br />

Centre<br />

ULIJASZEK, <strong>St</strong>anley, MA (BSc Manc.; MA Cambs.; MSc, PhD London) Professor of<br />

Human Ecology<br />

MAKEPEACE, Richard Edward, CMG, MA; Registrar, Oxford Centre for Islamic<br />

<strong>St</strong>udie<br />

† Founding Fellow<br />

Visiting Fellows<br />

SCHIRRMACHER, Arne, PhD Physics, Ludwig Maximillians, Munich, Germany<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> Fellow, Anthony Geffen, hosted a Talk at <strong>College</strong> the evening before<br />

global media shared his company’s historic full-3D scan of the Titanic wreck.<br />

Retired Founding Fellows<br />

(other than Emeritus Fellows)<br />

BARBOUR, Ruth, MA<br />

TUCKER, Richard George, BSc, BM, MA, DPhil<br />

COLES, Barry Arclay, MA, DPhil<br />

ZUSSMAN, Jack, MA, DPhil<br />

Domus Fellows<br />

MOUSSOURIS, John<br />

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Members of Common Room<br />

For academic year 2022/<strong>2023</strong><br />

Former Fellows<br />

Michael Blowfield<br />

Nick Bostrom<br />

Trevor Campbell Davis<br />

Hung Cheng<br />

Margret Frenz<br />

Ramin Golestanian<br />

Peter Groves<br />

Henrietta Harrison<br />

Peter Kemp<br />

Petros Ligoxygakis<br />

Moritz Lindner<br />

Ho-Yin Mak<br />

Beatrix Nagyova<br />

Rebecca Nicholls<br />

Rosalind (Polly) O’Hanlon<br />

Peter O’Neill<br />

Ian Page<br />

Timothy Power<br />

Emilie Savage-Smith<br />

Julie Scott-Jackson<br />

Derek Siveter<br />

Thomas Soper<br />

John Tranter<br />

Roger Trigg<br />

Aprajita Verma<br />

Peter Ward Jones<br />

Former <strong>St</strong>udents<br />

Ioannis Akoumianakis<br />

Michael S. Armstrong<br />

Paul T. Armstrong<br />

Humayra Bashir<br />

Philipp W. Becker<br />

Suhaila A. Behandy<br />

Caroline S. Bertoneche<br />

Saif A. Bham<br />

Federica Borghese<br />

Sean R. Brophy<br />

Lucie M. Bruce<br />

Dalia Chakrabarty<br />

Shih-Chung Chen<br />

Yun hin Choi<br />

Brett Clancy<br />

Gari D. Clifford<br />

Isabelle C. Cox<br />

Angela E. Davis<br />

Andreas Duering<br />

Moumili Dutta<br />

Vaughan M. Dutton<br />

Calliste Fagard-Jenkin<br />

Alexander J. Farquhar<br />

Sabrin Fetih<br />

Helen S. Fisher<br />

Carol A. Fry<br />

Zi Yu Gao<br />

Joshua A. Gardner<br />

Miroslav Gasparek<br />

Osman Gucluturk<br />

<strong>St</strong>efanny C. Guerra<br />

Ceballos<br />

Benjamin F. Hamer<br />

Graham Harding<br />

Saher Hasnain<br />

Mads Hoefer<br />

James S. Hong<br />

Penelope J. Horlick<br />

Thomas D. Howells<br />

Wei Huang<br />

Cherry W. Hutton<br />

Safaa L. Idrissi<br />

Anniken M. Johansen<br />

Alexandra C. Johnson<br />

Otto-Emil I. Jutila<br />

Alexandra Kasseri<br />

Eoin Kelleher<br />

Urvi Khaitan<br />

Csaba Z. Kiss<br />

Jamie A. Kitt<br />

Lingbing Kong<br />

Kathryn A. Krakowka<br />

Marten Krijgsman<br />

Benjamin W. Lacey<br />

Keran Li<br />

Yue Li<br />

Kristina Lunz<br />

Tiffany S. Ma<br />

Rupert Macey-Dare<br />

Douglas M. MacMillan<br />

Cressida C. Marcus<br />

Lucy A. McDermott<br />

Rodney S. Mearns<br />

Silvia Messina<br />

Johannes C. Minke Contreras<br />

Atish Mistry<br />

Rupal Mistry<br />

Chi Yan Mok<br />

James D. Moore<br />

Timothy L. Moore<br />

Poorna Mysoor<br />

Prima Netayasupha<br />

Yan Tung Ngai<br />

Peter B. Nockles<br />

Peter C. Ntephe<br />

Thomas J. Palmer<br />

Marina Perez de Arcos<br />

Eleanor M. Pritchard<br />

Chandra S. Ramanujan<br />

Catherine J. Remmington<br />

Serdar Resat Bakir<br />

John M. Rowe<br />

Philip Schnattinger<br />

Michael Shott<br />

John D. Smallman<br />

Maria J. Spirova<br />

Matthew J. <strong>St</strong>iff<br />

<strong>St</strong>even A. <strong>St</strong>yer<br />

<strong>St</strong>ig Topp-Jorgensen<br />

Sophia I. Toumazou<br />

Marianne L. Van Der Vaart<br />

Samantha J. Vanderslott<br />

Chloe S. Walker<br />

Sue Walters<br />

Simon White<br />

Sandro Wiggerich<br />

Lewis J. Willcocks<br />

Alistair J. Yeomans<br />

Zhanet Zaharieva<br />

Xin Zhang<br />

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Members of the Common Room<br />

Members of the Common Room<br />

Elected Members<br />

Sheila L. Allcock<br />

Former Librarian<br />

Ayele Prof A<br />

Bob Bewley<br />

Judith Bogdanor<br />

Richard J. Bradley<br />

Susan Bull<br />

Kevin Burrage<br />

Hilary M. Callan<br />

Roderick D. Carnegie<br />

Phaik-Yeong Cheah<br />

Lanna Cheng<br />

Shadreck Chirikure<br />

Sue A. Costa Clemens<br />

Alan E. Coates<br />

Reverend Richard Coles<br />

Esmerene T. Cope Bowley<br />

Kenny Cox<br />

Estates and Health &<br />

Safety Manager<br />

Alasdair D. Crawford<br />

Miranda Creswell<br />

Alan J. Cunningham<br />

James M. Currey<br />

Gillian Davidson<br />

James E. Dodd<br />

Michael C. Dunne<br />

Sharon Durno<br />

Roya Ghafele<br />

Andrew R. Gibbons<br />

Margaret D. Hampson<br />

David Helliwell<br />

Suzanne Ingram<br />

Mica B. Jones<br />

Rosie Kay-Price<br />

Dominic Kelly<br />

Humphrey M. Ko<br />

Laurence Leaver<br />

Judith Ledger<br />

Leslie Isaac<br />

IT Manager<br />

Neil Levy<br />

Suzannah R. Lipscomb<br />

Peter R. Lynan<br />

Jennifer Makkreel<br />

Lau Maximilian<br />

Bob McNulty<br />

Silvia Messina<br />

Seumas R. Miller<br />

Ergun Müge<br />

John Nandris<br />

Peter Northover<br />

Mark O’Shea<br />

Former <strong>College</strong> Doctor<br />

James M. Pettifer<br />

Anthony C. Phillips<br />

Moyra C. Pollard<br />

Nadia Pollini<br />

Rosemary Preiskel<br />

Laurence J. Robb<br />

Anwesha Roy<br />

Annabelle Saunders<br />

Alumni Engagement Manager<br />

William B. Scott-Jackson<br />

David Scrymgeour<br />

Justine Shepperson<br />

Congerence & Events<br />

Manager<br />

William Simpson<br />

Matthew Snape<br />

David N. Souter<br />

Harry A. Spain<br />

Simon C. Swain<br />

Alan Taylor<br />

Anne B. Vandenabeele<br />

Rachel Walker<br />

<strong>College</strong> Accountant<br />

Robert E. Watkins<br />

Alasdair Watson<br />

Premila N. Webster<br />

Robin E. Wells<br />

Douglas H. Wigdor<br />

Julia Wigg<br />

Andrew Williams<br />

Jessica K. Woodward<br />

Pusey House Librarian<br />

Honorary Members<br />

Humphrey Ocean<br />

Tim Shaw<br />

Postdoctoral<br />

Associates<br />

Eric Chang<br />

Seham Helmi<br />

Keren Papier<br />

Richard Thomas<br />

Minjun Yang<br />

Associate Members<br />

Malgorzata Bialokoz Smith<br />

Sue Hodgson<br />

Clodagh Jakubovics<br />

Janine Lee<br />

José Patterson<br />

Corinne L. Petford<br />

Rosalyn A. Porter<br />

Helen Saunders-Gill<br />

Resignations<br />

Edward David<br />

Avital Avina<br />

Atalay Ayele<br />

Maria-Diana Banias<br />

Patrick Brennan<br />

Ida Brzezinska<br />

Thomas Bull<br />

Alexander Bunzl<br />

Mollie Carlyle<br />

Fernanda Carneiro<br />

Yun Hun Choi<br />

Andrew Creagh<br />

Andrea Cruz Quiroz<br />

Morgan Di Rodi<br />

Sachin Dubey<br />

Sarah Ekdawi<br />

Carlo Ferri<br />

Sabrin Fetih<br />

Camillo Formigatti<br />

Vinay Garg<br />

Sophia Gaston<br />

Lesley Gray<br />

Jerome Grosclaude<br />

<strong>St</strong>efanny Guerra<br />

Julius Hommel<br />

Madhusudan Hulgi<br />

Keown Jeremy<br />

Ruonan Ji<br />

Nick Jones<br />

Samudyata dur Shivaram<br />

Dennis Kazankov<br />

Elmiina Koskela<br />

Julia Lee-Thorp<br />

Francesca Leoni<br />

Manna (Tsz Ning) Li<br />

Yaqiong Liu<br />

Rosanna Lloyd<br />

Mailena Mallach<br />

Kimberly McLaughlin<br />

Brian Micheni<br />

Jane Valary Mumbo<br />

Arkadiusz Myszkowski<br />

Kishanthan Nadarajah<br />

James Neenan<br />

Samantha Neil<br />

Agnieszka Maria Nogal<br />

Maryjane I Nweje<br />

Patrica O’Connor<br />

Abhishek Pandey<br />

Aparup Paul<br />

Prudhvi Pavuluri<br />

Chloe Phillips<br />

Preyanka Pillay<br />

Ramachander Poodipeddi<br />

Lawrence Porter<br />

Deepika Raghuvanshi<br />

Maya Richardson<br />

Gennaro Ruggiero<br />

Christian Sahner<br />

Achala Samaradivakara<br />

Hasan Sari<br />

Arne Schirrmacher<br />

Mayuree Sengupta<br />

William Simpson<br />

Harry Spain<br />

Prashant Srivastava<br />

Janet <strong>St</strong>ott<br />

Madhan Kumar Subramani<br />

Vinay Tiwari<br />

Divya Ugawekar<br />

Rolandos Virardi<br />

Cas Widdershoven<br />

Shaili Yadav<br />

Minjun Jake Yang<br />

CRISP Scholars<br />

(27 April to 24 June 2022)<br />

Sachin Dubey<br />

Vinay Garg<br />

Madhusudan Hulgi<br />

Kishanthan Nadarajah<br />

Abhishek Pandey<br />

Prudhvi Pavuluri<br />

Ramachander Poodipeddi<br />

Deepika Raghuvanshi<br />

Achala Samaradivakara<br />

Mayuree Sengupta<br />

Prashant Srivastava<br />

Madhan kumar Subramani<br />

Vinay Tiwari<br />

Divya Ugawekar<br />

Shaili Yadav<br />

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New Graduate <strong>St</strong>udents and Scholars<br />

<strong>St</strong>udents & Scholars who joined <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> during the<br />

academic year 2022 / <strong>2023</strong><br />

Abbaspour, Kourosh, M<strong>St</strong> Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics (AS)<br />

Adebayo, Zainab, MSc African <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Adebisi, Yusuff, MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology<br />

Agustin, Christiana Marie, Master of Public Policy<br />

Agusto, Olubunmi, MFA (Full-time)<br />

Ahmed, Abdirashid, MSc Education (Research Des and Meth)<br />

Ahmed, Wasim, MSc Mathematical and Computational Finance<br />

Ajia, Motunrayo, MSc Energy Systems<br />

Alchalabi, Mohamad, MBA<br />

Antonio, Maricris, MBA<br />

Ao, Yu, MSc Economic and Social History<br />

Arnold, Elizabeth, PGCE - Chemistry (Oxford)<br />

Aronson, Jennifer, MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice<br />

Atudosie, Karina, DPhil Asian and Middle Eastern <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Bakshi, Asmita, MSc Social Science of the Internet<br />

Banks-Pillar, Christopher, DPhil Evidence Based Health Care<br />

Bartram, Scott, MSc Economic and Social History<br />

Baskir, Simone, MSc <strong>St</strong>atistical Science<br />

Bhattacharjee, Anisha, BCL<br />

Bolam, Jamie, MSc Biodiversity, Conservation and Mgt<br />

Bone, Matthew, MSc Social Data Science<br />

Boucher, Lydia, DClinPsych Psychology<br />

Brakarsh, Sam, MSc African <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Bremner, <strong>St</strong>ephanie, DClinPsych Psychology<br />

Brown, Galen, DPhil Materials<br />

Buchan, Karly, DPhil Clinical Medicine (PT)<br />

Cabanas Oubiña, David, MBA<br />

Cai, Yanshu, MSc Integrated Immunology<br />

Cavers, Hannah, MSc Archaeology<br />

Challoner, Catherine, MSc Mathematical Sciences<br />

Chandiramani, Kumar, M<strong>St</strong> Practical Ethics<br />

Chandler, Alana, MSc(Res) Materials<br />

Chaturvedi, Gargi, Interdisciplinary Bioscience (BBSRC DTP)<br />

Chaudhari, Manasi Shantanu, MSc Law and Finance<br />

Chen, Jeffrey, DPhil Continuing Education<br />

Chen, Luzhi, MPhil Modern Middle Eastern <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Chen, Nuo, MSc App Linguistics and 2nd Lang Acqn (Full-time)<br />

Chitwannapa, Chakrapoj, MBA<br />

Chiu, Yi-Chuan, MSc Contemporary Chinese <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Chow, Teen Jui, BCL<br />

Clark, Callum, PGCE - Religious Education (Oxford)<br />

Coessens, Annelies, M<strong>St</strong> Diplomatic <strong>St</strong>udies (Full-time)<br />

Coleman Macken, Shane, M<strong>St</strong> History - Modern British History 1850-present<br />

Conze, Rolf Nicolas, MSc in Applied Digital Health<br />

Cooper, Monique, MSc Social Data Science<br />

Dai, Katherine, MSc Modelling for Global Health<br />

Daniels, Mahealani, MSc History of Sci, Med and Tech<br />

Davis, Oscar, MSc Advanced Computer Science<br />

Deng, Haoran, MPhil International Relations<br />

Dettor, Julia, MSc Visual, Material and Museum Anthrop<br />

Devine, Lauren, MSc History of Sci, Med and Tech<br />

Diekjobst, Rouven Samuel, MJur<br />

Domel, Reno, MSc Advanced Computer Science<br />

Donahue, Miles, MPhil Philosophical Theology<br />

Drelingas, Mantas, DPhil Inorganic Chemistry<br />

Edney, Rachel, M<strong>St</strong> Syriac <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

El-Sharnouby, Farah, MSc Medical Anthropology<br />

Epifani, Giordano, MPhil Sociology & Demography<br />

Ermis, Reyhan Shirin, Environmental Research (NERC DTP)<br />

Evans, Zara, MSc Archaeological Science<br />

Fattorini, Iva, MSc Global Healthcare Leadership (PT)<br />

Faux, Olivia-Grace, PGCE - Geography (Oxford)<br />

Fellows, Jamie, M<strong>St</strong> Practical Ethics<br />

Feng, Yuan-Yuan, MSc Clinical and Therapeutic Neuroscience<br />

Freeman, Emily, DPhil History of Art<br />

Frischer, Sandrena, DPhil Population Health<br />

Fronzoni, <strong>St</strong>efano, DPhil Mathematics<br />

Gao, Ziming, MSc Mathematical and Computational Finance<br />

Garcia Betancur, Jorge, Master of Public Policy<br />

Ge, Yiran, DPhil Experimental Psychology (Direct Entry)<br />

Gitau, Alex, MSc in Applied Digital Health<br />

Goddard, Siamara, DClinPsych Psychology<br />

Godden, Emma, DPhil Astrophysics<br />

Godfrey, Charles, DPhil Condensed Matter Physics<br />

Gondwe, Josephine, MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology<br />

Greene Barker, Tamsin, DPhil Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation<br />

Guo, Yanzhi, M<strong>St</strong> Mod Langs (POR)<br />

Han, Qihao, DPhil Engineering Science<br />

Hardin, Benjamin, DPhil Computer Science<br />

Harry, Joshua, MSc Archaeology<br />

Harte, Sarah, MSc Comparative Social Policy<br />

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Hassanen, Ahmed, DPhil Engineering Science<br />

He, Tianen, DPhil Clinical Medicine<br />

He, Yuming, Interdisciplinary Bioscience (BBSRC DTP)<br />

Hearne, Katherine, MSc Archaeology<br />

Hermansen-Hvattum, Carla, MSc Archaeology<br />

Herszberg, Daniel, DPhil Socio-Legal <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Higashi, Lais Naoko, MBA<br />

Hodgkinson, Rosa, MSc Medical Anthropology<br />

Holland, Samuel, Interdisciplinary Bioscience (BBSRC DTP)<br />

Howe, Daniel, MBA<br />

Howe, Max, MSc Theoretical and Comp Chemistry<br />

Hu, Yiling, MSc Medical Anthropology<br />

Huang, Yining, MPhil Economics<br />

Irinarchos, Ioannis, MSc Financial Economics<br />

Ishii, Hiroki, MSc Law and Finance<br />

Jang, Hyeji, MSc Migration <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Jariwala, Vrinda, DPhil Geography and the Environment<br />

Jensen, Ruby, MSc Refugee and Forced Migration <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Johnson, Patrick, DPhil Classical Languages and Literature (FT)<br />

Jureidini, Anthony, MSc Mathematical Sciences<br />

Kalra, Gurpreet, MSc Global Healthcare Leadership (PT)<br />

Kandel, Bentley, MSc Digital Scholarship<br />

Katalan Nasi, Alp, MSc Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment<br />

Kchozyan, Gabriella, MPhil Global and Area <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Kelly, Dillon, MPhil Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics<br />

Khan, Naseem Hamed, BCL<br />

Khusakul, Prinda, M<strong>St</strong> Diplomatic <strong>St</strong>udies (Full-time)<br />

Kiechle, Amy, MBA<br />

Kim, Hye Jin, PGCE - Chemistry (Oxford)<br />

Kirk, Henry, MSc Latin American <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Klein, Caleb, M<strong>St</strong> English (650-1550)<br />

Kluge, Adam, MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice<br />

Koh, Jovi Li, MSc Financial Economics<br />

Korgul, Karolina, MSc Social Data Science<br />

Krishnapuradoddi Byregowda, Pragati, MSc Social Anthropology<br />

Kucinskas, Maya, DPhil Medieval and Modern Languages (FT)<br />

Lachica, Zython Paul, MSc Modelling for Global Health<br />

Lacour, Maximilien, MPhil Social Anthropology<br />

Lavis, Kieran, PGCE - History (Oxford)<br />

Leblanc-Martineau, Camille, MSc Migration <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Lennaárd Johansson, Angus, MSc(Res) Paediatrics<br />

Lewins, Amy, DClinPsych Psychology<br />

Li, Jessica, MSc in Applied Digital Health<br />

Li, Wangyin, MSc App Linguistics and 2nd Lang Acqn (Full-time)<br />

Liang, Huidong, MSc <strong>St</strong>atistical Science<br />

Lin, Beryl, MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology<br />

Linley-Mota, Fergus Miguel, MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy<br />

Liu, Hongshan, MPhil Economics<br />

Liu, Ruijie, MPhil Politics: Comparative Government<br />

Liu, Tianshu, DPhil Population Health<br />

Liu, Xu, DPhil Clinical Medicine<br />

Loi, Mervin, MSc Paediatric Infectious Diseases<br />

Lounis, Yuness, MSc Energy Systems<br />

Lu, Jun, MSc Economic and Social History<br />

Lu, Shuwei, MSc Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment<br />

Lucas Bautista, Alessandro, M<strong>St</strong> Comparative Literature and Critical Trans<br />

Luk, Yui Hei Augustine, MSc in Applied Digital Health<br />

Lyu, Chenqu, Interdisciplinary Bioscience (BBSRC DTP)<br />

MacAlinao, Marc Joseph, MSc Energy Systems<br />

Mag, Marin Adrian, Environmental Research (NERC DTP)<br />

Maheshwari, Bhavya, MBA<br />

Malatsih, Wardatun, MSc Energy Systems<br />

Malki, Jana, DPhil Clinical Medicine<br />

Mangina, Frances, M<strong>St</strong> Ancient Philosophy<br />

Mao, Guanlan, DClinPsych Psychology<br />

Mao, Yiming, MSc Mathematical and Computational Finance<br />

Marin Salvador, Adrià, DPhil Mathematics<br />

Maszynski, Lara, M<strong>St</strong> Practical Ethics<br />

Matic, Dunja, MSc in Applied Digital Health<br />

Maxwell, Harry, MBA<br />

McCarthy, Alexander, MSc Integrated Immunology<br />

McCormack, Lauren, MSc Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment<br />

McDougal, Ruby, M<strong>St</strong> Greek and/or Latin Lang and Lit<br />

Mohamed, Zahraa, MSc Modelling for Global Health<br />

Monahan, Thomas, DPhil Engineering Science<br />

Morejon Jaramillo, Francisco, MSc Education (Digital and Social Change)<br />

Morley, Adam, DPhil Earth Sciences (Full-time)<br />

Morrell, Caroline, DPhil Molecular and Cellular Medicine<br />

Mottahedin-Fardo, Celeste, MBA<br />

Mueni, Mirriam, Master of Public Policy<br />

Murray Scully, Niamh, M<strong>St</strong> History - Women’s, Gender, and Queer History<br />

Murrell, Cassandra, MSc Environmental Change and Management<br />

Mushtaque, Quratulain, MSc Education (Comp and Int Ed)<br />

Myles, Liam, DClinPsych Psychology<br />

Naidu, Sree, MPhil Modern South Asian <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Nair, Adithya Pradeep, DPhil Engineering Science<br />

Nanyonga, <strong>St</strong>ella, DPhil Clinical Medicine<br />

Nasvytis, Linas, MSc <strong>St</strong>atistical Science<br />

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Ng, Enson, MSc Economics for Development<br />

Nicholls, Matthew, DPhil Medical Sciences<br />

Niji, Nayana, MSc Modern South Asian <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Olliaro, Alberto, DPhil Clinical Medicine<br />

Ollis, Francesca, MSc Clinical Embryology<br />

Ourednickova, Sarah, MJur<br />

Pailloux, Victor, MSc Law and Finance<br />

Pant, Dikshya, MSc Paediatric Infectious Diseases<br />

Pautasso, Lorenzo, MBA<br />

Peng, Xiao, DPhil Inorganic Chemistry<br />

Pinard, Adrien, MSc Advanced Computer Science<br />

Piskorz, Julianna, MSc <strong>St</strong>atistical Science<br />

Pröbstl, Julian, MSc Law and Finance<br />

Pugh, Tyler, MSc Evidence-Based Soc Int and Pol Eva<br />

Pupelyte, Adelina, MSc Comparative Social Policy<br />

Qian, Zhengrong, MSc Mathematical & Theoretical Physics<br />

Qiu, Yu, MSc Financial Economics<br />

Quatre, Juliette, MPhil Classical Archaeology<br />

Reid, Oscar, MSc Archaeology<br />

Reilly, Thomas, DPhil Psychiatry<br />

Reiss, Vanda, DPhil Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics<br />

Richards, William, MSc Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment<br />

Ridgway, Lucy, DPhil Clinical Neurosciences (PT)<br />

Robert, Diane, MPhil International Relations<br />

Roqué Pesquer, Joana, MSc Digital Scholarship<br />

Ross, Joseph, DPhil Engineering Science<br />

Rosso, Giovanni Marco, DPhil Economics<br />

Royyuru, Sushrut, BCL<br />

Rubruck, Jirko, DPhil Experimental Psychology (1+3)<br />

Rushton, George, M<strong>St</strong> Comparative Literature and Critical Trans<br />

Ryan, Frances, DClinPsych Psychology<br />

Ryda, Kaitlyn, MPhil Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics<br />

Sanni, Mutmainah, MSc Clinical Embryology<br />

Semenov, Valeriy, DPhil Engineering Science<br />

Shaily, Marshia Zaman, DPhil Engineering Science<br />

Sharif, Faissal, DPhil Clinical Neurosciences<br />

Shattock, Edward, M<strong>St</strong> History - Early Modern History 1500-1700 (PT)<br />

Shelton, Olivia, MSc African <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Shi, Yilin, MSc Mathematical and Computational Finance<br />

Simões Bica, Margarida, DPhil Population Health<br />

Sivadev, Vineetha, MBA<br />

Sodhi, Hargun, MSc Sociology<br />

Song, Hoin, MSc Archaeology<br />

Sovoessi, Otniel, MBA<br />

Srimokla, Oraya, MSc Modelling for Global Health<br />

<strong>St</strong>ern, Trevor, M<strong>St</strong> <strong>St</strong>udy of Religions<br />

<strong>St</strong>evers, Dion, MSc Contemporary Chinese <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

<strong>St</strong>irling, Catriona, M<strong>St</strong> Practical Ethics<br />

<strong>St</strong>rouse, Lindsay, MBA<br />

<strong>St</strong>urges, Isabel, MSc Visual, Material and Museum Anthrop<br />

Sun, Changjin, MSc Archaeology<br />

Taiwo-Ashaju, Tolulope, MBA<br />

Tallová, Barbora, MPhil International Relations<br />

Tan, Kian Leong, BCL<br />

Tang, Tania, M<strong>St</strong> Mod Langs (FRE and SPA)<br />

Tao, Yang, DPhil Population Health<br />

Taylor, Emilia, Chemistry in Cells - New Tech to Probe Cmp B and M<br />

Thomas, Charlotte, MSc Modelling for Global Health<br />

Thurgood, Dylan, DPhil Social Data Science<br />

Todsen, Anna Louise, MSc Evidence-Based Soc Int and Pol Eva<br />

Ton, Trung nghia, MBA<br />

Trisa, Tonima Islam, DPhil Population Health<br />

Troiano, Mattia, MPhil Environmental Change and Management<br />

Trugenberger, Camilla, MSc(Res) Oncology<br />

Turnbull, Gavin, DPhil in Advanced Bioscience of Viral Products<br />

Turner, Adam, MPhil Economics<br />

Vaiciukynaite, Justina, DPhil Politics<br />

Van Dasselaar, Renger, DPhil Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics<br />

Viatova, Anna, MSc App Linguistics and 2nd Lang Acqn (Full-time)<br />

Wallace, Martha, DClinPsych Psychology<br />

Wang, Anna, MJur<br />

Wang, Jianming, DPhil Engineering Science<br />

Watts, Emma, Interdisciplinary Bioscience (BBSRC DTP)<br />

Watts, Frances, PGCE - Modern Languages (Oxford)<br />

Weary, Kathleen, MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy<br />

Whelan, Scarlett, MSc African <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Wolf Ii, William, DPhil Philosophy<br />

Xi, Yueyun, DPhil Engineering Science<br />

Xiao, Victoria, MPhil Theology<br />

Ye, Zijian, MSc Social Science of the Internet<br />

Yeh, Pai-Jui, DPhil Paediatrics<br />

Yiallouros, Christos, DPhil Music (FT)<br />

Zarnetta, Florian Christoph, Master of Public Policy<br />

Zhang, Huike, M<strong>St</strong> Mod Langs (POR)<br />

Zhang, Leo, MSc <strong>St</strong>atistical Science<br />

Zhang, Wenjun, MSc Advanced Computer Science<br />

Zhang, Yu, DPhil Organic Chemistry<br />

Zhang, Zeng, MSc Mathematical and Computational Finance<br />

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Zhang, Zhipeng, DPhil Clinical Medicine<br />

Zhao, Junyi, DPhil Materials<br />

Zhao, Yuanzhe, DPhil Engineering Science<br />

Zhong, Sijing, DPhil Materials<br />

Zhou, Shifan, M<strong>St</strong> Mod Langs (GER)<br />

Zuluaga Afanador, Nicolás, MPhil Latin American <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Scholarships<br />

Members of <strong>College</strong> awarded scholarships<br />

during the academic year 2022/<strong>2023</strong><br />

Robin & Nadine Wells Scholarship<br />

Alchalabi, Mohamad, MBA<br />

ORISHA MSc Scholarship<br />

Brakarsh, Sam, MSc in African <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> <strong>College</strong> Graduate Access Award<br />

Maheshwari, Bhavya, MBA<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> <strong>College</strong> Graduate Access Award<br />

Daniels, Mahealani, MSc in History of Science, Medicine and Technology<br />

Black Academic Futures Scholarship<br />

Ahmed, Abdirashid, MSc in Education (Research Design and Methodology)<br />

Dick Repp Memorial Scholarship in Oriental <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Edney, Rachel, M<strong>St</strong> in Syriac <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Hélène La Rue Scholarship in Music<br />

Yiallouros, Christos, DPhil in Music<br />

Lorna Casselton Memorial Scholarship in Plant Sciences<br />

Chaturvedi, Gargi, Interdisciplinary Bioscience (BBSRC DTP)<br />

Lorna Casselton Memorial Scholarship in Plant Sciences<br />

Holland, Samuel, Interdisciplinary Bioscience (BBSRC DTP)<br />

Lorna Casselton Memorial Scholarship in Plant Sciences<br />

Watts, Emma, Interdisciplinary Bioscience (BBSRC DTP)<br />

Lorna Casselton Memorial Scholarship in Plant Sciences<br />

He, Yuming, Interdisciplinary Bioscience (BBSRC DTP)<br />

MPhil Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences<br />

Troiano, Mattia, MPhil in Environmental Change and Management<br />

MPhil Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences<br />

Kelly, Dillon, MPhil in Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics<br />

Humanities <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> <strong>College</strong> UK BAME PGT <strong>St</strong>udentship<br />

Lucas Bautista, Alessandro, M<strong>St</strong> in Comparative Literature and Critical Translation<br />

Graduate Scholarship in Astrophysics<br />

Godden, Emma, DPhil in Astrophysics<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> MSc Scholarship in Global Health Science<br />

and Epidemiology<br />

Gondwe, Josephine , MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology<br />

Graduate Scholarship in Environmental Research<br />

Ermis, Reyhan Shirin, Environmental Research (NERC DTP)<br />

HAPP Scholarship in the History & Philosophy of Physics<br />

Wolf II, William, DPhil in Philosophy<br />

MSc Scholarship in Sustainability, Enterprise and<br />

the Environment<br />

Lu, Shuwei, MSc in Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment<br />

MSc Scholarship in Sustainability, Enterprise and<br />

the Environment<br />

McCormack, Lauren, MSc in Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> MSc Scholarship in Biodiversity, Conservation<br />

and Management<br />

Bolam, Jamie, MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management<br />

Jan-Georg Deutsch Scholarship in African <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

Shelton, Olivia, MSc in African <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

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Scholarships (con’t)<br />

Graduate Scholarship in Population Health<br />

Simões Bica, Margarida, DPhil in Population Health<br />

Unilever Scholarship in Chemistry<br />

Drelingas, Mantas, DPhil in Inorganic Chemistry<br />

Godfrey Tyler Scholarship in Economics<br />

Rosso, Giovanni, DPhil in Economics<br />

Clarendon Scholarship in Humanities<br />

Atudosie, Karina, DPhil in Oriental <strong>St</strong>udies<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>-Faculty of Law Scholarship<br />

Diekjobst, Rouven, MJur<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>-Faculty of Law Scholarship<br />

Ouředníčková, Sarah, MJur<br />

Uehiro Bursary in Practical Ethics<br />

Maszynski, Lara, M<strong>St</strong> in Practical Ethics<br />

Degrees Taken<br />

Members of <strong>College</strong> awarded degrees during the academic year 2022/<strong>2023</strong><br />

DPhil<br />

Agar, Chloé<br />

Ahsan, Aniq<br />

Alexander, Carlson<br />

Alkaissy, Rand<br />

Almuqati, Naif<br />

Azzoni, Susanna<br />

Barrett, Janine<br />

On the Representation of Visions in Coptic<br />

Hagiographical Texts<br />

Generalized Spatio-Temporal Model for the Optimal<br />

Sizing, Operation, and Location of Energy System Assets<br />

Exploring new paths towards biological anion<br />

recognition by lanthanide complexes<br />

Development of a biphasic scaffold in the context of<br />

rotator cuff repairs<br />

Advanced Cracking Catalysts for the Conversion of<br />

Naphtha into Light Olefins<br />

The early Universe from CMB B-modes: observational<br />

challenges<br />

Exploring the role of GPR65 in driving the pathology<br />

of Ankylosing Spondylitis<br />

Oxford Uehiro-<strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> Visiting Scholar Programme<br />

Ozeki-Hayashi, Reina<br />

Baxter, Timothy<br />

Bellekom, Ben<br />

Bharj, Gurpreet<br />

Blayney, Joseph<br />

Bolton, Sorcha<br />

Braddick, Izumi<br />

Brown, Eloïse<br />

An assessment of the interactions between maritime<br />

built heritage and the marine wildlife it supports<br />

Community and Network Ecology of Biting Diptera–<br />

Host Interactions<br />

The Roles of Phosphocholine Expressed on NTHi<br />

Bacteria and Host CRP in Acute Otitis Media<br />

Rebuilding a superenhancer to investigate the additive<br />

and synergistic effects of its individual components.<br />

Investigating age at onset in bipolar disorder<br />

Violence Leaves Scars: A Biocultural Approach to<br />

Violence in Prehistoric Jomon Japan<br />

Exploring Spectral Unmixing Algorithms for Applications<br />

to Estimating Asteroid Surface Compositions<br />

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Degrees Taken (con’t)<br />

Members of <strong>College</strong> awarded degrees during the academic year 2022/<strong>2023</strong><br />

Degrees Taken (con’t)<br />

Members of <strong>College</strong> awarded degrees during the academic year 2022/<strong>2023</strong><br />

Browne, Daire<br />

Brunold, Carlo<br />

Breathing <strong>St</strong>ones: Developing laser based<br />

spectroscopic methods to study moisture transport<br />

by historic limestone<br />

Transactions of Minors in English and German Law<br />

Foster, Frederick<br />

Gao, Yige<br />

Substrate analogue studies on cephalosporin<br />

biosynthesis enzymes<br />

Dehydrogenation of alkanes to alkenes using CO2 as<br />

mild oxidant; an attractive method of CO2 utilisation<br />

Buckle, Miranda<br />

Bulla, Dominik<br />

Chadwick, Joseph<br />

Chakrabarty, Atreyi<br />

Chan, Kai<br />

Chekroud, Sammi<br />

Multimodal Characterisation of the Infant Response<br />

to Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening and<br />

Treatment<br />

Achievement Motivation amongst Rwandan secondary<br />

students. An Empirical Investigation of its internal and<br />

external nomological network.<br />

Antibodies, B cells, and immune tolerance in<br />

immunotherapy treated oesophageal cancer<br />

Investigating the endoplasmic reticulum unfolded<br />

protein response and its role in sleep<br />

Micromechanics, Microstructure and Formation of<br />

Zirconium Hydrides in Nuclear Fission Applications<br />

Neural effects of prioritisation on working-memory<br />

Géron, Tobias<br />

Gokcekus, Samin<br />

Hao, Botao<br />

Harford, Mirae<br />

Heimos, Michael<br />

Hou, Shihang<br />

The impact of strong and weak bars on galaxy<br />

evolution<br />

The maintenance and spread of cooperation in social<br />

networks in natural populations<br />

Electron ptychographic imaging of polymer and<br />

macromolecular ordering<br />

Non-contact Monitoring of Skin Perfusion as a Proxy<br />

for Haemodynamic <strong>St</strong>atus<br />

‘If I could be equall with Solomon…’ - Ecclesiastes<br />

and English Practical Divinity c.1590, With Particular<br />

Reference to Henry Smith & George Gifford<br />

Essays on the Relation Between Higher Education and<br />

the Labour Market<br />

Clark, Tamsyn<br />

Cohen, Michael<br />

Firlej, Mikolaj<br />

Normothermic Machine Perfused Organs as Models<br />

of Drug Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic Delivery<br />

Pessimistic Bayesianism for Conservative Optimization<br />

and Imitation<br />

The Problematisation of Autonomous Weapon<br />

Systems - A Case <strong>St</strong>udy of the US Department of<br />

Defense<br />

Hughes, Daniel<br />

Hughes, Sarah<br />

Huot, Mathieu<br />

Ex-vivo human pancreatic cancer avatars; an inline<br />

personalised therapeutic response assessment<br />

platform<br />

The WEAVE fibre positioner: calibration,<br />

commissioning, and first-light<br />

<strong>St</strong>ructural Foundations for Differentiable Programming<br />

Fletcher, Jude<br />

Using machine learning for dynamic resource<br />

orchestration and task scheduling, in a radio access<br />

network based edge environment<br />

Ingretolli, Federico<br />

Janeckova, Eva<br />

Female Roles in Euripidean Tragedy. Language,<br />

Performance, Conceptions<br />

Human Intellectual Creations in European Patent and<br />

Copyright Law<br />

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Degrees Taken (con’t)<br />

Members of <strong>College</strong> awarded degrees during the academic year 2022/<strong>2023</strong><br />

Degrees Taken (con’t)<br />

Members of <strong>College</strong> awarded degrees during the academic year 2022/<strong>2023</strong><br />

Jing, Yongchao<br />

Johansen, Anniken<br />

Labor Market Institutions, Skill and the (Re)<br />

Production of Wage Inequality: The <strong>St</strong>ratification<br />

Process in Comparative Perspective<br />

Body, Self, and Cosmic Transformation - an<br />

Anthropological Insight into the Corpus Areopagiticum<br />

McMahon, Andrew<br />

Michalopoulou, Moscho<br />

Fluorescence imaging and modelling of virus structure<br />

and infection<br />

Developing and evaluating interventions of diet and<br />

weight control to reduce the risk for gestational<br />

diabetes<br />

Kureshi, Sahil<br />

Lavallee, Emilie<br />

Leach, Nicholas<br />

<strong>St</strong>udent Politics in Gujarat: 1967 - 1985<br />

Counsel amidst Uncertainty: Conceptual Traditions of<br />

Consilium and their Medieval Adaptations, c. 1150 – c.<br />

1270<br />

Reliable attribution and projection of extreme heat<br />

events altered by human influence on the climate<br />

Mohamed, Abdalrhaman<br />

Monga, Shveta<br />

In Situ Full-Field Characterisation of <strong>St</strong>rain<br />

Concentrations (Deformation Twins, Slip Bands and<br />

Cracks)<br />

Investigating Cardiac Metabolism and the Effect of<br />

Novel Metabolic Modulation Therapy on Cardiac<br />

Physiology and Exercise Capacity in Aortic <strong>St</strong>enosis: A<br />

Multi-Parametric Cardiac Magnetic Resonance <strong>St</strong>udy<br />

Lee, Ryan<br />

Li, Na<br />

Li, Yikuan<br />

Lin, Shang Kuan<br />

Ma, Tiffany<br />

Essays in Asset Pricing<br />

Genetic and molecular characterization of the<br />

regulation of chloroplast protein import in<br />

Arabidopsis thaliana<br />

Deep Learning for Electronic Health <strong>Record</strong>s: Risk<br />

Prediction, Explainability, and Uncertainty<br />

Investigating infectious diseases using genetic data<br />

Links between the unfolded protein response and the<br />

DNA damage response in Hypoxia<br />

Mukherjee, Srinandini<br />

Nyamwaya, Doris<br />

Pastor Mayo, Marco<br />

Quirk, Thomas<br />

Visualising the Fantastique: A Cognitive Literary<br />

Approach<br />

Characterising the endemicity and disease burden<br />

of Chikungunya virus infections among children in<br />

coastal Kenya<br />

To Redistribute or not to Redistribute? The Effects<br />

of Inequality, Development, Absolute and Relative<br />

Income, and Party Polarisation on Preferences for<br />

Redistribution<br />

Essays on Financial Regulation in Zambia<br />

Magureanu, Horia<br />

<strong>St</strong>udies of five dimensional Superconformal Field<br />

Theories, Localization and Geometry<br />

Richards, Alice<br />

The Fate of Atlantic Water Heat in the Arctic Ocean<br />

Marsh, Lewis<br />

McArdle, Darius<br />

Topological Data Analysis of Organoids<br />

Chemical Biology for Parasitology: Development of<br />

Chemical Probes for a Bromodomain in the Parasite<br />

Schistosoma mansoni<br />

Rocktäschel, Paula<br />

Ruiz-Tagle Gutiérrez, Samuel<br />

The role of the neuronal environment in<br />

neurodevelopment and circuit formation in Tuberous<br />

Sclerosis Complex<br />

The Urban Constitution: Handling Complexity and<br />

Disagreement Through Intelligent Decision-Making<br />

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Degrees Taken (con’t)<br />

Members of <strong>College</strong> awarded degrees during the academic year 2022/<strong>2023</strong><br />

Degrees Taken (con’t)<br />

Members of <strong>College</strong> awarded degrees during the academic year 2022/<strong>2023</strong><br />

Saleh, Youssuf<br />

Scantlebury-Smead, Luke<br />

Shahinian, Ani<br />

Brain mechanisms in clinical apathy<br />

First full angular analysis of semitauonic $B^0 \<br />

rightarrow D^{*-} \tau^+ \nu$ decays<br />

An Examination of the Martyrdom of Catholicos<br />

Zak‘aria II of Ałt‘amar, in the Lake Van Region, in the<br />

Context of Armenia’s Late Medieval (1378-1425)<br />

Political and Ecclesiastical History<br />

Wang, Yiduo<br />

Weber, Marius<br />

Wen, Yi<br />

Efficient and Elastic LiDAR Reconstruction for Large-<br />

Scale Exploration Tasks<br />

High-Fidelity, Near-Field Microwave Gates in a<br />

Cryogenic Surface Trap<br />

<strong>St</strong>ructural <strong>St</strong>udy of Two-dimensional Semiconductors<br />

Using Four-dimensional Scanning Transmission<br />

Electron Microscopy<br />

Shinn, Siobhan<br />

Slupska, Julia<br />

Su, Zi Hui<br />

Tang, Yuqing<br />

Toniolo, Sofia<br />

Communities of Practice Theory in Egyptian<br />

Archaeology: A Case <strong>St</strong>udy for Its Application with<br />

Old Kingdom Sealings and Seal Impressions from Giza<br />

Safer (Cyber)Spaces: Reconfiguring Digital Security<br />

Towards Solidarity<br />

Quantifying Gait and Time Perception in Parkinson’s<br />

Disease<br />

Localisation of Ground Range Sensors Using<br />

Overhead Imagery<br />

Memory Precision across Space and Time in<br />

Alzheimer’s disease<br />

Woor, Samuel<br />

Xing, Hanwen<br />

Yu, Sheung yin Joseph<br />

Gregory<br />

Zhang, Chuhan<br />

Zhang, Haozhe<br />

Zhang, Qianyang<br />

The evolution of Late Quaternary alluvial landscapes<br />

in northern Oman<br />

Diagnostic Methods for Bayesian Inference<br />

Ancestral Halls and ‘Modern Temples’: Museums in<br />

Postcolonial Hong Kong<br />

Video Representation Learning for Querying and<br />

Transfer<br />

Fully Dynamic Evaluation for Conjunctive Queries<br />

with Free Access Patterns<br />

Optoelectronic Devices Using 2D Layered Materials<br />

Van Der Vaart, Marianne<br />

Victori Rosa, Pedro<br />

von Gleichen, Rosa<br />

Wang, Andrew<br />

Multimodal assessment of neonatal pain<br />

Integrating single-cell and spatial transcriptomics in<br />

a computational multiscale model of Triple Negative<br />

Breast Cancer<br />

Work-family policy in the United <strong>St</strong>ates and Germany:<br />

Sub-federal and employer-provided policy<br />

Transport Processes in Multicomponent Lithium-Ion<br />

Electrolytes<br />

Zhang, Xin<br />

Zhang, Xin<br />

Zhang, Yutong<br />

Improving the Quantification of Cerebral<br />

Haemodynamics using Optimally Sampled Arterial<br />

Spin Labelling MRI<br />

Neutralization of BAFF and APRIL with Engineered<br />

Soluble BCMA Decoy Receptor for the Treatment of<br />

B-cell Malignancies<br />

The compatibility of modified nucleic acids with<br />

enzymatic copying and ligand selection<br />

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Degrees Taken (con’t)<br />

Members of <strong>College</strong> awarded degrees during the academic year 2022/<strong>2023</strong><br />

Degrees Taken (con’t)<br />

Members of <strong>College</strong> awarded degrees during the academic year 2022/<strong>2023</strong><br />

BCL<br />

Bhattacharjee, Anisha<br />

Chow, Teen Jui<br />

Royyuru, Sushrut<br />

Tan, Kian Leong<br />

MJur<br />

Diekjobst, Rouven Samuel<br />

Ourednickova, Sarah<br />

MPhil<br />

Bennett, Kaitlyn<br />

Bose, Utsa<br />

Byman, Joel<br />

Chadha, Smridhi<br />

Chen, Kerui<br />

Dutta, Moumili<br />

Engelbrecht, Pao<br />

Giammaria, Alessandro<br />

Haynes, Isabelle<br />

Hoppe, Erik<br />

Huang, Wei<br />

Lager, Nils<br />

Ledesma, Jorge<br />

Magnet, Sophie<br />

McNally, Catherine<br />

Parkinson, Jacob<br />

Tritsch, David<br />

Wang, Supeng<br />

Coles, Selwyn<br />

Rahman, Mehleen<br />

Wong, Anna Shi Pui<br />

MSc<br />

Adebayo, Zainab<br />

Adebisi, Yusuff<br />

Ahmed, Abdirashid<br />

Ahmed, Wasim<br />

Ajia, Motunrayo<br />

Aronson, Jennifer<br />

Bakshi, Asmita<br />

Bartram, Scott<br />

Bolam, Jamie<br />

Bone, Matthew<br />

Brakarsh, Sam<br />

Cai, Yanshu<br />

Cavers, Hannah<br />

Chaudhari, Manasi<br />

Shantanu<br />

Chen, Nuo<br />

Chiu, Yi-Chuan<br />

Conze, Rolf Nicolas<br />

Cooper, Monique<br />

Dai, Katherine<br />

Davis, Oscar<br />

Dettor, Julia<br />

Devine, Lauren<br />

Domel, Reno<br />

El-Sharnouby, Farah<br />

Evans, Zara<br />

Feng, Yuan-Yuan<br />

Gao, Ziming<br />

Gitau, Alex<br />

Gondwe, Josephine<br />

Harry, Joshua<br />

Harte, Sarah<br />

Hearne, Katherine<br />

Hermansen-Hvattum, Carla<br />

Hodgkinson, Rosa<br />

Howe, Max<br />

Hu, Yiling<br />

Irinarchos, Ioannis<br />

Ishii, Hiroki<br />

Jang, Hyeji<br />

Jensen, Ruby<br />

Jureidini, Anthony<br />

Katalan Nasi, Alp<br />

Kirk, Henry<br />

Kluge, Adam<br />

Koh, Jovi Li<br />

Korgul, Karolina<br />

Krishnapuradoddi<br />

Byregowda, Pragati<br />

Lachica, Zython Paul<br />

Leblanc-Martineau,<br />

Camille<br />

Li, Jessica<br />

Li, Wangyin<br />

Liang, Huidong<br />

Lin, Beryl<br />

Linley-Mota, Fergus Miguel<br />

Lu, Jun<br />

Lu, Shuwei<br />

Luk, Yui Hei Augustine<br />

MacAlinao, Marc Joseph<br />

Malatsih, Wardatun<br />

Mao, Yiming<br />

Matic, Dunja<br />

McCarthy, Alexander<br />

McCormack, Lauren<br />

Mohamed, Zahraa<br />

Morejon Jaramillo,<br />

Francisco<br />

Mushtaque, Quratulain<br />

Nasvytis, Linas<br />

Ng, Enson<br />

Niji, Nayana<br />

Ollis, Francesca<br />

Pailloux, Victor<br />

Pinard, Adrien<br />

Piskorz, Julianna<br />

Pröbstl, Julian<br />

Pugh, Tyler<br />

Pupelyte, Adelina<br />

Richards, William<br />

Roqué Pesquer, Joana<br />

Rubruck, Jirko<br />

Sanni, Mutmainah<br />

Shelton, Olivia<br />

Shi, Yilin<br />

Song, Hoin<br />

Srimokla, Oraya<br />

<strong>St</strong>evers, Dion<br />

<strong>St</strong>urges, Isabel<br />

Thomas, Charlotte<br />

Todsen, Anna Louise<br />

Viatova, Anna<br />

Weary, Kathleen<br />

Whelan, Scarlett<br />

Ye, Zijian<br />

Zhang, Leo<br />

Zhang, Wenjun<br />

Zhang, Zeng<br />

MSc (Res)<br />

Harrison, Tess<br />

Li, Zhenhao<br />

Shepherd, Sam<br />

Yan, Yan<br />

M<strong>St</strong><br />

Coleman Macken, Shane<br />

Edney, Rachel<br />

Guo, Yanzhi<br />

Klein, Caleb<br />

Lucas Bautista, Alessandro<br />

Mangina, Frances<br />

McDougal, Ruby<br />

Murray Scully, Niamh<br />

<strong>St</strong>ern, Trevor<br />

Tang, Tania<br />

Zhang, Huike<br />

Zhou, Shifan<br />

MFA<br />

Agusto, Olubunmi<br />

MBA<br />

Alchalabi, Mohamad<br />

Antonio, Maricris<br />

Cabanas Oubiña, David<br />

Chitwannapa, Chakrapoj<br />

Higashi, Lais Naoko<br />

Howe, Daniel<br />

Kiechle, Amy<br />

Maheshwari, Bhavya<br />

Maxwell, Harry<br />

Mottahedin-Fardo, Celeste<br />

Pautasso, Lorenzo<br />

Sivadev, Vineetha<br />

Sovoessi, Otniel<br />

<strong>St</strong>rouse, Lindsay<br />

Taiwo-Ashaju, Tolulope<br />

Ton, Trung nghia<br />

MPP<br />

Agustin, Christiana Marie<br />

Garcia Betancur, Jorge<br />

Mueni, Mirriam<br />

Zarnetta, Florian<br />

Christoph<br />

BPhil<br />

Chen, Xiuhao<br />

Lloyd, Kiran<br />

Rivers, Imogen<br />

PGCE<br />

Clark, Callum<br />

Faux, Olivia-Grace<br />

Lavis, Kieran<br />

Pun Sutpahare, Annie<br />

Watts, Frances<br />

Kim, Hye Jin<br />

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Master: Carole Souter (until Sept 2022)<br />

Prof Rana Mitter (from Sept 2022)<br />

Master’s PA: Michelle Harrall Ager<br />

Bursar: John Tranter (until Sept 2022)<br />

Wilf <strong>St</strong>ephenson (from Sept 2022)<br />

Domestic Bursar: Suzy Hodge<br />

Senior Tutor (AA&P): Jo Ashbourn<br />

Academic Registrar:<br />

Sharon Durno<br />

Admissions & Academic Assistant:<br />

Eamonn Deeley<br />

Academic Office Secretary:<br />

Sasha Travers<br />

Bursary Administrator:<br />

Jocelyn Larsen<br />

Librarian: Philippa Taney<br />

Conference and Events Manager:<br />

Justine Goodenough<br />

Events Assistant: Justyna Skalska<br />

Head of Development and External<br />

Relations: Vacant<br />

Alumni Engagement Manager:<br />

Annabelle Saunders (until Dec 2022)<br />

Acting Head of Engagement &<br />

External Relations:<br />

Annabelle Saunders (from Jan <strong>2023</strong>)<br />

Communications Officer:<br />

Jason MacGregor (until July <strong>2023</strong>)<br />

Judith Palmer (from Aug <strong>2023</strong>)<br />

Communications Assistant:<br />

Colin Robinson (Oct 2022 - May <strong>2023</strong>)<br />

Savi Joglekar (from May <strong>2023</strong>)<br />

Development and Alumni Relations<br />

Officer: James Brazier<br />

Development and External<br />

Relations Coordinator:<br />

<strong>St</strong>uart Watson (until Nov 2022)<br />

Members of <strong>St</strong>aff<br />

<strong>College</strong> Accountant: Rachel Walker<br />

Accounts Manager: Judith Ledger<br />

Accounts Assistant: Margaret Roberts<br />

Accounts Assistant: Timothy Doran<br />

Accounts Administrator:<br />

Laura Chesterman<br />

Accounts Administrator:<br />

Alison McKay<br />

IT Manager: Leslie Isaac<br />

IT Assistant: Marcin Zajac<br />

Estates and Health & Safety<br />

Manager: Kenny Cox<br />

Accommodation Officer:<br />

Lara Summerhill<br />

Carpenter / Supervisor:<br />

Scott Deeming<br />

Maintenance Operative:<br />

Donato Karwowski<br />

Maintenance Operative:<br />

Matteo Cocomazzi<br />

Head Porter: Paul Wicking<br />

Day Porter: <strong>St</strong>ephen Heneghan<br />

Weekend Porter: Nikhil Sevak<br />

Weekend Porter: Raul Sirb<br />

(from Sep 2022)<br />

Evening Porter:<br />

Benmessaoud Faycal<br />

Evening Porter: Mirfat Magrius<br />

CRISP Coordinator: Dorian Singh<br />

Accounts Administrator Alison McKay decorates a Christmas tree while<br />

other staff members enjoy a break over mulled wine and mince pies.<br />

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Fellows<br />

Awards and Achievements<br />

During the academic year 2022/<strong>2023</strong><br />

Alumni & Members of Common Room<br />

PROFESSOR DAME HERMIONE LEE FBA, FRSL (MPhil English, 1968), an Honorary<br />

Fellow and alumna of <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>, was awarded a Dame Grand <strong>Cross</strong> (GBE), the highest<br />

Order of the British Empire honour, for services to English Literature.<br />

SIR MARK JONES, an Honorary Fellow and former Master of <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> <strong>College</strong>, was<br />

appointed Interim Director of the British Museum.<br />

CAROLE SOUTER, an Honorary Fellow and former Master of <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>, was<br />

appointed by Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Interim Chair of Historic Royal<br />

Palaces.<br />

PROFESSOR ANDREW GOUDIE, an Honorary Fellow and former Master of <strong>St</strong><br />

<strong>Cross</strong> <strong>College</strong>, published three books: Desert Landscapes of the World with Google<br />

Earth, Geological Pioneers of the Jurassic Coast (co-written with Denys Brunsden),<br />

and The History of the <strong>St</strong>udy of Landforms or the Development of Geomorphology:<br />

Volume 5: Geomorphology in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century (co-edited<br />

with T.P. Burt and H.A. Viles).<br />

Fellow PROFESSOR HELENA HAMEROW was elected a Fellow of the British<br />

Academy.<br />

Fellow PROFESSOR MIKE KENDALL was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of<br />

Canada for his outstanding contributions to science.<br />

<strong>St</strong>udents<br />

<strong>St</strong>udent GRACE YOUELL was awarded two prizes for her performance in the MSc in<br />

Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment programme: Highest Overall Result, and<br />

Highest Dissertation Mark for 2022.<br />

<strong>St</strong>udent SOLHEE HAN (DPhil Social Policy, <strong>2023</strong>) was awarded the prestigious<br />

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy research grant in the field of social sciences for<br />

the <strong>2023</strong> award year.<br />

<strong>St</strong>udents FERGUS LINLEY-MOTA and DION STEVERS were part of the <strong>2023</strong> Global<br />

Leadership Initiative offered by the University of Oxford.<br />

Alumnus WM MATTHEW KENNEDY (M<strong>St</strong> Global and Imperial History, 2009)<br />

recently published his book “The imperial Commonwealth – Australia and the project<br />

of empire, 1867-1914”.<br />

Alumnus PAUL LARCEY (MSc (Res) in Materials, 1992) is an authors of recently<br />

released book “How worlds collapse -What history, systems, and complexity can<br />

teach us about our modern world and fragile future”.<br />

Alumnus ADAM KLUGE (MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice, <strong>2023</strong>) was<br />

honoured with the prestigious Routledge Prize for his outstanding dissertation.<br />

Alumnus JOHN CASTLEFORD was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological<br />

Institute.<br />

Alumnus KEVIN W. H. TAI (MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language<br />

Acquisition, 2018) published a book titled Multimodal Conversation Analysis<br />

and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: A Methodological Framework for<br />

Researching Translanguaging in Multilingual Classrooms.<br />

Alumnus BOON LIM (DPhil Synthetic Biology, 2017) was selected as one of Forbes<br />

30 Under 30 Europe <strong>2023</strong> in the Science and Healthcare category.<br />

Alumna DR JULIA MORRIS (DPhil Anthropology, 2013) published a book titled<br />

Asylum and Extraction in the Republic of Nauru.<br />

Alumna DR LAURA AILEEN SAULS was appointed an Assistant Professor in Global<br />

Affairs at George Mason University in Virginia, USA.<br />

Alumnus DR GRAHAM HARDING won the 2022 OIV Award in the history category<br />

for his book Champagne in Britain, 1800-1914: How the British Transformed a French<br />

Luxury.<br />

Alumna FIONA MOORE (DPhil Social and Cultural Anthropology, 1997) published<br />

Management Lessons from Game of Thrones: Organization Theory and <strong>St</strong>rategy in<br />

Westeros.<br />

Member of Common Room PROFESSOR JAMES PETTIFER published a new book<br />

“Greece and the New Balkans”.<br />

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A New Master Appointed<br />

In March <strong>2023</strong>, Kate Mavor CBE was elected by the Governing Body as the next<br />

Master of <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> from September <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

<strong>2023</strong><br />

in review<br />

A King Crowned<br />

<strong>St</strong>aff gathered to enjoy cake in June and<br />

mark the Corontation of King Charles III<br />

— a landmark occassion for the UK.<br />

West Wing Works<br />

The West Wing underwent a major<br />

remedial project throughout 2022 and<br />

<strong>2023</strong>. Removal of the Glass Reinforced<br />

Concrete (GRC) and the installation<br />

of new aluminium surrounds to the<br />

building’s windows caused periodic<br />

disruption on site, particularly to<br />

users of the building, and so <strong>College</strong><br />

decided to close the building, with<br />

the exception of the Library, for the<br />

duration of the 2022/23 academic year.<br />

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Bursar’s Report<br />

Wilf <strong>St</strong>ephenson, Interim Bursar<br />

rriving at the <strong>College</strong> in late July 2022 to assist the Vice-master enabled me to<br />

A get to know everyone, and also work with the Master, Carole Souter, during<br />

her final two months in post whilst preparing for the start of the new Academic Year<br />

when I took up the role as interim Bursar.<br />

Inevitably the year has been dominated by the remediation project on the West<br />

Wing building. There is more about this elsewhere. For me, the remarkable thing has<br />

been how well everyone has adapted to the situation – students and staff. However,<br />

<strong>College</strong> life is undoubtedly very different when there are 50 plus less students living<br />

and working on site.<br />

The financial impact of the project has been quite severe and the <strong>College</strong> has been<br />

forced to draw on its limited reserves. We have adopted a three-year plan to return<br />

the finances to a sustainable position as well as starting work on two projects to look<br />

at the future of our development efforts and the college’s strategy for its next phase<br />

under the Mastership of Kate Mavor.<br />

I hope the combination of these two pieces of work will provide the basis of for<br />

improving the college’s long-term financial position as well as providing more<br />

resources to support its academic mission whether by funding students, the work of<br />

the fellowship or wider academic and social activities in our community.<br />

We secured further financial assistance from the <strong>College</strong> Contributions Funds to help<br />

with a number of maintenance projects including some extra essential work to the<br />

West Wing. Support has also been provided to enable the <strong>College</strong> to offer additional<br />

scholarships in partnership with the University’s Clarendon Fund. We are very<br />

grateful for these awards. However they should be regarded as ‘patches’ rather than<br />

solutions to the lack of endowments.<br />

In spite of the difficulties, it was good to have a ‘normal’ year of college life post the<br />

pandemic. The SRC did an exceptional job, coming together in MT and working hard<br />

to organise a large number of events for the student community. The executive were<br />

remarkable as were the key representatives — for sport, welfare and so on. We<br />

continued to assist students with unexpected financial difficulties awarding a total<br />

£[***] in bursaries and awards to assist with unexpected financial hardship.<br />

We said farewell to Jason MacGregor who made a tremendous impact during his<br />

relatively short stay with us. Communications, whether internal or external, are a vital<br />

part of the life of modern college and Jason ensured we are always up to date.<br />

Above: Wilf greeting new students during the Introductory Talks in September 2022.<br />

In a diverse graduate college where so many members live and work elsewhere<br />

‘Comms’ is the ‘glue’ that ensures we are a virtual as well as a physical community<br />

and Jason delivered this par excellence. Colin Robertson also made an invaluable but<br />

short contribution to our Communications and Alumni Relations team during the<br />

year as did <strong>St</strong>uart Watson.<br />

I would like to express my thanks to all the dedicated staff. In particular my thanks<br />

to Philippa Taney who has kept the library open throughout the West Wing works<br />

closing for only a very few days when access was impossible or the noise too great.<br />

And to Kenny Cox always positive about progress with our projects, particularly<br />

the West Wing, even when he might have been worried about progres. It was an<br />

impressive achievement to ensure problems were solved swiftly and the rooms could<br />

be delivered back for the new academic year. The catering and events teams deserve<br />

a special mention for putting up with my haphazard approach to booking meals! And<br />

thanks to everyone else, especially those with whom I’ve worked most closely, for<br />

welcoming me and putting up with far too many references to another college.<br />

I anticipate this will be my only report for the <strong>Record</strong> and it has been a privilege<br />

and pleasure to join the <strong>College</strong> and work with Rana Mitter and a great team in this<br />

transitional year.<br />

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Domestic Bursar’s Report<br />

Suzy Hodge, Domestic Bursar<br />

fter rising, phoenix like, from the ashes of the pandemic the <strong>College</strong> had another<br />

A challenging year with the retirement of the Bursar and Master in addition to<br />

closure of the West Wing for remedial work for the full academic year.<br />

The Catering team (joined by new recruit Joseph) carried on in their usual style<br />

producing a memorable black tie leaving dinner when guests from the University<br />

joined <strong>College</strong> colleagues for the departure of John who gave two speeches in his<br />

capacity as aspiring <strong>College</strong> raconteur (we will miss his student tours).<br />

The dinners continued to be excellent throughout the year with guests requesting<br />

photos with the chefs at a Tasting Dinner. Carole came back and joined the GB dinner<br />

in Michaelmas Term 2022 as the guest of honour so Fellows could say a formal thank<br />

you and farewell along side presenting a stunning leaving gift (see Art Report).<br />

The Events team presented a full programme throughout the year as well as managing<br />

the implementation of the new booking system with associated complications. At the<br />

same time Executive Chef DJ started to introduce some innovative flours to extend<br />

the home-made bread range and has become a company ambassador/trainer and<br />

Bread Meister.<br />

Bursar Wilf and Master Rana were welcomed into their interim positions and<br />

<strong>College</strong> activities progressed as usual. Both kept the <strong>College</strong> in a steady state through<br />

the following year deferring changes to the arrival of new Master Kate Mavor in<br />

September <strong>2023</strong>. Rana bid farewell to fellows at the Trinity GB dinner and to staff at<br />

a lunch in August before heading to Harvard, he will be greatly missed by those who<br />

have worked with him (with endless humour) for so many years.<br />

Below left: Former Bursar and Master, John Tranter and Carole Souter.<br />

Below right: The Estates Team’s new electric van.<br />

Above: Suzy greeting new students in September.<br />

While the Estates team carried on with normal services Kenny Cox (Estates and<br />

Health and Saftey Manager) was largely involved in keeping an eye on the design<br />

team and contractor on the West Wing remedial work. Despite several unexpected<br />

setbacks associated with the original build the main contractor made a valiant effort<br />

to deliver all student study rooms in time for the <strong>2023</strong> intake. Additionally the<br />

conversion of the study bedrooms to en suite rooms at the Annexe, in 2022, proved<br />

so successful that a further six were converted in the Summer of <strong>2023</strong> with the aid of<br />

<strong>College</strong> Contribution Funds secured in the previous year.<br />

The Accommodation and Events teams managed the loss of West Wing rooms<br />

positively while optimising use of other <strong>College</strong> infrastructure. They were also much<br />

engaged in formulating plans for the reopening of the West Wing in September <strong>2023</strong><br />

and we kept everything crossed for the delivery of the student study bedrooms<br />

in time for the first arrivals with emergency contingency plans just in case of<br />

catastrophe.<br />

The team of Porters continued to be the same helpful and friendly point of contact<br />

for <strong>College</strong> members and visitors alike. The <strong>College</strong> benefited hugely from a stable<br />

and united Domestic team through 2022-23, with no changes in personnel through<br />

many changes in the administrative infrastructure. This was particularly helpful given<br />

the financial position of the <strong>College</strong>.<br />

I would like to give huge thanks to the whole Domestic team and we all look forward to a<br />

new era under our next Master with the fresh challenges and changes that will bring.<br />

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Development and External Relations Report<br />

Annabelle Saunders, James Brazier & Jason MacGregor<br />

t was a challenging year for the team, but we are happy to report that despite those<br />

I difficulties we provided current <strong>College</strong> members and alumni, at home and abroad,<br />

with an array of events, publications and engagement opportunities.<br />

Shortly after welcoming new students at the Introductory Talk, we hosted our<br />

first event, the Alumni Career Mentors’ Tea in October, in which registered Alumni<br />

Mentors provided careers guidance and advice to new students in an informal setting.<br />

Also in October we hosted our annual Audrey Blackman Society Lunch for friends who<br />

have pledged support to <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> as part of their legacy. Members of the Society enjoyed<br />

a wonderful lunch in Hall followed by piano music in the Saugman Common Room.<br />

In November, in a similar format to the Mentors’ Tea, we hosted a Scholars’ Meet &<br />

Greet in the Lange Room; an opportunity for scholars to chat with their peers and<br />

benefactors and hear from Interim Master, Rana Mitter.<br />

December included our annual Family Christmas Party where Fellows, Members<br />

of Common Room, alumni, staff and their families enjoyed a variety of children’s<br />

activities and crafts plus a visit from Father Christmas! Then Winter Drinks, our<br />

flagship alumni event, was held at <strong>College</strong> instead of London’s Oxford and Cambridge<br />

Club in a change of tradition. It was a success with attendees enjoying canapes<br />

made by the Catering Team, jazz in the Hall and warm words from Emeritus Fellow<br />

Diarmaid MacCulloch.<br />

Below left: Family’s enjoying the Easter Event inckuding an egg hunt.<br />

Below right: Father Christmas stopped by <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> to hand out some gifts.<br />

The Development and External Relations Team, Colin Robinson, James Brazier,<br />

Annabelle Saunders and Jason MacGregor in autumn 2022.<br />

As <strong>2023</strong> got underway, we held our 1965 Club Evening in February, where the Master<br />

thanked our wonderful donors and supporters over another fantastic meal in Hall.<br />

And in March, Fred’s Lunch was enjoyed not only by senior members of <strong>College</strong>, but<br />

by student prize winners and members of the SRC as well, as they have incorporated<br />

into events this year, to the delight of frequent attendees.<br />

Later in the spring, <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>ers returned to Hall for the Family Easter event with<br />

games and activities. Due to the ongoing West Work Remediation, events were<br />

restricted to the Hall, but — weather depending — we hope to have next year’s<br />

event in the West Quad.<br />

In May we again used the Lange Room to host a drinks reception for MBA students<br />

and CRISP (Chevening) Scholars to strengthen college ties with these two cohorts. It<br />

was well turned out, especially by the CRISP cohort which tended to be very engaged<br />

in <strong>College</strong> events.<br />

Also in May, we were honoured to have BAFTA and Emmy Award winning filmmaker,<br />

Fellow Anthony Geffen, give a presentation in the <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> Room. Anthony gave<br />

exclusive insight into his filmmaking process, but also about his company’s historic 3D<br />

scan of the Titanic (which was released to the press the following day), and the latest<br />

developments in immersive storytelling.<br />

In June as part of the Leavers campaign, nearly 200 of our newest alumni provided<br />

us with their details which enables us to keep in touch. Concurrently, we held two<br />

webinars for offer-holders, where prospective new students posed questions and<br />

learned more about <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>.<br />

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Alongside our events, the team has been busy working on a range of communications<br />

projects and campaigns. Our online presence has continued to grow, and the team<br />

has furthered our reach on social media and across our digital channels, as well as<br />

continued to share stories and news about the work and lives of our community<br />

members.<br />

In December we published both the <strong>College</strong> <strong>Record</strong> 38, covering the 2021/2022<br />

period, and <strong>Cross</strong>word 2022. Due to resource limitations, a decision was made to not<br />

publish <strong>Cross</strong>word in <strong>2023</strong>, but we do look forward to printing our next edition in<br />

2024, so please keep your eyes peeled!<br />

The alumni and friends e-newsletter continues to grow and reaches alumni,<br />

supporters, Fellows, MCRs and friends of <strong>College</strong>. Again, to streamline our<br />

communication efforts, the e-newsletter was moved from a bi-monthly basis to<br />

a termly one, but it still includes a wide range of <strong>College</strong> content including news,<br />

updates, upcoming events and occasional fundraising campaigns for those who have<br />

opted to receive them. If you are not receiving this communication but would like to,<br />

please do get in touch with the team.<br />

There were a number of changes to the Development & External Relations team this<br />

year. In October 2022, Colin Robinson joined us as Communications Assistant and<br />

was an invaluable team member until he departed in May <strong>2023</strong>. Colin was replaced by<br />

Savi Joglekar, whom we welcomed in May.<br />

We were also sad to bid farewell to Development and External Relations<br />

Coordinator <strong>St</strong>uart Watson, who left us in November for Oriel <strong>College</strong>. In July<br />

<strong>2023</strong>, our Communications Officer, Jason MacGregor, left, returning to Canada with<br />

his partner and was replaced by Judith Palmer whom we welcomed from Wolfson<br />

<strong>College</strong>. We greatly thank Colin, <strong>St</strong>uart and Jason for their work and send all our<br />

good wishes for their futures.<br />

It was a pleasure to work with numerous <strong>College</strong> teams this year, but also with the<br />

<strong>St</strong>udent Representative Committee. The SRC had a full roster, for the first time<br />

in many years, and many their members were keen to work with <strong>College</strong> staff to<br />

improve our communications, events and overall engagement. We thank each of them<br />

for their hard work, look forward to working with remaining members, and send our<br />

best wishes to those who have finished their courses and left <strong>College</strong>.<br />

We would like to thank all our alumni, Members of Common Room, Fellows,<br />

supporters, students and friends who all contribute so much to our community and<br />

support the <strong>College</strong> in countless different ways. We look forward to sharing many<br />

happy occasions together throughout the new academic year. Do keep in touch – we<br />

look forward to hopefully seeing you very soon!<br />

1960s<br />

Simon Hunt<br />

1970s<br />

<strong>St</strong>ephen Bass<br />

Simon Bonvoisin<br />

James Dodd<br />

Ed Furgol<br />

Ed Macalister-Smith<br />

1980s<br />

Andrea Dimbleby<br />

Katy Gearing<br />

Adam Helfer<br />

Martin Jones<br />

Karen O’Brien<br />

Mary Morse<br />

Margaret Rayner*<br />

1990s<br />

Tim Biggs<br />

Richard Brett<br />

Katarina Burnett<br />

Rebecca Golbert<br />

John Hendry<br />

David McCabe<br />

Yogesh Patel<br />

Jessica Sack<br />

Dan Singer<br />

Anne Vandenabeele<br />

Robin Wells<br />

Douglas Wigdor<br />

Donor Roll<br />

Alumni Donors<br />

2000s<br />

Andrew Amend<br />

Nij Bhala<br />

Samidh Chakrabarti<br />

Bronwen Everill<br />

Chris Ferguson<br />

Spiro Ganas<br />

Gihan Marasingha<br />

Vladimir Mukanaev<br />

Alexander Rayner<br />

David Rogers<br />

Kuotong Soo<br />

Mengbing Xi<br />

2010s<br />

Casper Bangert<br />

Dominic Behar<br />

Ellen Johnson<br />

Graham Long<br />

Douglas MacMillan<br />

Nigel Thomas<br />

Abigail Tompkins<br />

Moss Zhao<br />

2020s<br />

James Hong<br />

Anna Wang<br />

50 51

Donor Roll<br />

Thanks to Fellows, Members of Common Room<br />

and Friends of <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong><br />

Donor Roll<br />

Thanks to our lifetime<br />

1965 Club Members<br />

Jonathan Anelay<br />

Jere Bacharach<br />

Peter Benton<br />

Malgorzata Bialokoz Smith<br />

Richard Briant<br />

Dennis Britton<br />

Richard Brook<br />

Capital Group Companies Charitable<br />

Foundation<br />

Mary Chamberland<br />

Lanna Cheng<br />

Victoria Cox<br />

Alasdair Crawford<br />

Joshua Down<br />

Tom Earle<br />

Andrew Goudie<br />

Helena Hamerow<br />

Tom Hassall<br />

Sonia Hawkes*<br />

Susan Hockey<br />

Bill Honey<br />

Tony Hope<br />

Harold Jaffe<br />

Patricia Jayne<br />

Wendy Johnson<br />

Alan Jones<br />

John Kingman<br />

Crawford Kingsnorth<br />

Judith Ledger<br />

Alan Lowne<br />

Richard Makepeace<br />

William Marshall<br />

Nicholas Mayhew<br />

Rana Mitter<br />

Charles Mould<br />

Beatrix Nagyova<br />

Jennifer Margaret Noon<br />

Frank Norman<br />

John Pethica<br />

Catherine Repp<br />

Cathy Repp<br />

David Scrymgeour<br />

Audrey Sheard<br />

Derek Siveter<br />

Carole Souter<br />

Simon Swain<br />

Bill Tollett<br />

Mary Tregear<br />

Kate Venables<br />

Martin Vessey<br />

Peter Ward Jones<br />

Jim Williamson<br />

Juliet Wood<br />

Juliet Wood<br />

Brian Woolnough<br />

Margaret Yee<br />

*Indicates deceased<br />

We extend our thanks to donors who<br />

chose to remain anonymous and those<br />

who have pledged legacy gifts.<br />

Glenda Abramson<br />

Jose Antonio Alvarez &<br />

Catelijne Coopmans<br />

Jere Bacharach*<br />

Peter Benton<br />

Jennifer Bonsell<br />

James Brett<br />

Richard Briant<br />

Dennis Britton<br />

Richard Brook<br />

Helen Brown<br />

David Browning<br />

James Busuttil<br />

Lanna Cheng<br />

Hung Cheng<br />

Tonia Cope Bowley<br />

Alasdair Crawford<br />

James Dodd<br />

Ralf Donner<br />

Michael Durkin & Mary Morse<br />

Spencer Frasher<br />

Edward Furgol<br />

Anthony Geffen<br />

Andrew Goudie<br />

Derek Harrison<br />

Susan Hockey<br />

Tony Hope<br />

Caroline Howard-Jones & Neil Kensit<br />

Harold Jaffe & Mary Chamberland<br />

Wendy James<br />

Mark Jones<br />

Humphrey Ko<br />

Mary Lloyd<br />

Bob McLatchie<br />

Charles Mould<br />

John Moussouris<br />

Timothy Pound<br />

Rosemary & Anthony Preiskel<br />

Cathy Repp<br />

Emilie Savage-Smith<br />

Kate Scott<br />

David Scrymgeour<br />

Kuotong Soo<br />

Tom Soper*<br />

Glenn Swafford<br />

Alan Taylor<br />

Anne Vandenabeele<br />

Martin Vessey<br />

David Warrell<br />

Robin Wells<br />

Douglas Wigdor<br />

Sandro Wiggerich<br />

Jim Williamson<br />

Brian Woolnough<br />

Fritz Zimmermann<br />

*Indicates deceased<br />

52 53

Academic Registrar’s Report<br />

Sharon Durno, Academic Registrar<br />

n accordance with the <strong>College</strong> motto, the lead up<br />

I to Michaelmas Term 2022 saw our new group of<br />

Freshers arriving from the four corners of the World.<br />

With the traditional <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> Freshers Fortnight now<br />

firmly re-established after the disruptions of recent<br />

years.<br />

Developing our connections with our offer holders<br />

through the mechanisms established during these<br />

times, in particular the webinars and regular targeted<br />

bulletins, enabled students to link up with other<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>ers before arrival and during the Freshers<br />

fortnight. With social media increasingly being<br />

Sharon Durno utilised to bring the <strong>College</strong> community together<br />

and share information on the activities of the wider<br />

<strong>College</strong> community, along with events taking place in the first few weeks of term.<br />

Jason McGregor our Communications Manager continued to build on enhancing<br />

communications for students and seek further ways to connect with students and<br />

hear and share their stories throughout the year. Jason left <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> to return to<br />

Canada in summer <strong>2023</strong>. We welcomed Judith Palmer as our new Communications<br />

Manager in autumn <strong>2023</strong>, just in time for the next group of Freshers to arrive in<br />

preparation for Michaelmas term <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

We were pleased to welcome 263 new students to <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>. 69 new students<br />

commenced their studies at PGR level and 186 enrolled on PGT programmes.<br />

Additionally we welcomed 8 students with a <strong>College</strong> affiliation undertaking the DClin<br />

Psych programme. Overall there were 599 students enrolled with the <strong>College</strong> in<br />

MT2022.<br />

During the admissions round in excess of 400 offers of <strong>College</strong> places are reviewed<br />

and considered in the Academic Office, and Eamonn Deeley once again ensured the<br />

process was approached in a timely and diligent way, enabling offers to be converted<br />

to unconditional at the earliest opportunity for students. With the international<br />

student body in <strong>College</strong>, many are not only navigating the University offer process,<br />

but also applying for visas and undertaking all the logistical challenges of moving of<br />

moving from Overseas. The relationship between the Academic Office, Departments<br />

and Graduate Admissions continues to strengthen, and this inevitably improves the<br />

process as much as possible for students and stakeholders concerned. The Accounts<br />

Team in <strong>College</strong> and in particular Judith Ledger, Accounts Manager, provide key<br />

financial information and clarity of process surrounding finance, both to the Academic<br />

Office and to our new and returning students as they move toward enrolment and<br />

their input is much valued. The admissions process is multi-faceted and complex, and<br />

we continue to work to improve the student admission and enrolment experience<br />

for our intake with each academic year.<br />

With our new students arriving from 49 countries, we continued the tradition of<br />

in-person enrolment in <strong>College</strong> where possible, this encourages relationships to be<br />

developed before the intensity of term. We again used an appointment system with<br />

drop in capability to meet the students’ needs. This enabled students to have the<br />

opportunity to connect with the Academic Office and ask any immediate questions<br />

they had.<br />

In 2022-23 we recruited a core team of student helpers to form our Welcome Team.<br />

This is invaluable in providing a peer welcome to new students, and they are best<br />

placed to give hints and tips on life in Oxford that helps students settle in quickly,<br />

sharing their experiences with incoming students, both relating to <strong>College</strong>, and life<br />

in general as an Oxford student. I would like to express my thanks to the Welcome<br />

Team for 22-23 for their vital contribution to welcoming our Freshers from far and<br />

wide into our <strong>College</strong> community.<br />

Tours of <strong>College</strong> were also given as part of the registration process, and during these<br />

tours, we are grateful to our Librarian, Philippa Taney for providing her insight on the<br />

library and study space facilities and an introduction to the library system in Oxford.<br />

The <strong>St</strong>udent Representative Council for 2021-22 led by <strong>St</strong>udent President Saad<br />

Albawardi had developed a wide ranging programme of activities and events for<br />

Freshers ensuring there was something for all to enjoy. From visits to museums,<br />

picnics in the park and tea and cakes in <strong>College</strong>. Saad and several members of the<br />

SRC stayed on during Freshers fortnight and during the early weeks of term to<br />

support the election of the new SRC and provide advice and guidance to them. With<br />

a full SRC for 22-23, led by President Emilia Taylor and Vice President Giordano<br />

Epifani, the <strong>College</strong> has valued their input to <strong>College</strong> life, wide ranging ideas and<br />

efforts to improve the student experience. The organisation of Freshers fortnight<br />

involved staff and students from all over <strong>College</strong>, but the work of the Events Manager,<br />

Justine Shepperson and Events Assistant, Justyna Skalska was critical to the smooth<br />

running of both <strong>College</strong> and student run events. The Events and Catering team led<br />

by Catering Manager Paul White went out of their way as usual to provide us with<br />

excellent catering offerings across a wide range of events. Our IT Manager, Leslie<br />

Isaac arranged for staff to be accessible to students during registration, ensuring they<br />

were set up with their IT in place to start their studies and importantly connect with<br />

family and friends back home.<br />

Following the retirement of the former Master, the formal introduction to <strong>College</strong><br />

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was given by the Interim Master Professor Rana Mitter, and members of staff from<br />

<strong>College</strong> and the wider University community including the <strong>College</strong> GP Dr Leaver<br />

were present enabling students to see the teams who support them in by providing a<br />

supportive and inclusive <strong>College</strong> experience for which <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> is well known.<br />

We were pleased to continue the tradition of Welcome Dinners for new <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>ers<br />

in late October and early November. A number of our <strong>College</strong> Advisors were present<br />

to meet with their new advisees and other students in this celebratory format, which<br />

for many is their first experience of a formal dinner at Oxford. <strong>College</strong> Advisors<br />

are a rich source of support and guidance to students outside of their academic<br />

departments, and we continued through 2022-23 to encourage advisors and advisees<br />

to meet at least once a term face to face in <strong>College</strong>, or where more convenient<br />

online. The <strong>College</strong> are most grateful to the Fellows, Emeritus Fellows and JRF’s for<br />

their commitment to this role.<br />

As our PGT students complete their studies during the summer, the PGR community<br />

continue their studies with a quieter <strong>College</strong> campus, and to the Academic Office<br />

provide support as they progress through their research milestones towards<br />

submission.<br />

For many students, there may be times during their studies that they need support<br />

with their welfare and wellbeing, and as Head of Welfare I work closely with the<br />

welfare team in <strong>College</strong>, and the University wellbeing services to support students<br />

and signpost them to the most appropriate source of support for them. To further<br />

develop accessibility to welfare services in <strong>College</strong>, I am available for in person<br />

meetings and online 1:1’s where this is preferable to students, enabling us to connect<br />

with those in Oxford and who may be studying overseas. This includes liaising with<br />

the University Disability Advisory Service as <strong>College</strong> Disability Co-ordinator. In<br />

MT22 I again offered 1:1’s for students who wished to talk through the Disability<br />

support services available to them including adjustments.<br />

<strong>College</strong> Counsellor Elizabeth Treasure for 2021-22 continued to support our<br />

students in <strong>College</strong>, offering in-person and online appointments, and further<br />

supported students in her Counselling role with University Counselling Service.<br />

Elizabeth has become a key member of the Welfare team at <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> during 2022-<br />

23.The work of the <strong>St</strong>udent Representative Committee welfare focused members,<br />

and our Junior Deans with their innovations and ideas to further develop a sense<br />

of community among the student body was appreciated by staff and students. With<br />

the introduction of Welfare teas, Junior Dean Teas, drop-ins, and practical initiatives<br />

such as Welfare Boxes, and board games, encouraging students to move away from<br />

their studies for a time and connect with other students in a supportive and informal<br />

environment. We are most grateful to them.<br />

In 2022-23 the <strong>College</strong> continued to offer hardship support to students whose<br />

Above: The Academic Office welcomed new students to Oxford, ensuring they took part in<br />

Matriculation in October 2022.<br />

situations have changed since they commenced their studies, and the Academic<br />

Registrar worked closely with the Bursar to offer students guidance and financial<br />

support, signposting to University hardship schemes where appropriate.<br />

2022-23 was again a very successful year academically for <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>, with the course<br />

outcomes for 160 of our taught Masters and BPhil/MPhil students now published we<br />

are pleased to report that 56 achieved a Distinction, 58 were awarded a Merit, 45<br />

passed their course and one student achieved a Deserve to have Deserved Masters<br />

Degree (DDM). 94 PGR students received Leave to Supplicate during 2022-23 and<br />

we congratulate all on their exceptional achievement.<br />

Our Graduation Celebrations in <strong>College</strong> continued to be impeccably organised by<br />

Academic Office Secretary Sasha Travers, carefully guiding our graduands through the<br />

intricacies of academic dress to ensure no members of <strong>College</strong> were turned away<br />

on arrival at the Sheldonian. 249 <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> students attended graduation ceremonies<br />

during 2022-23 with more graduating in absentia, the high number a legacy from the<br />

lack of ceremonies during the pandemic.<br />

We were pleased to welcome two new Deans of Degrees to the <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> group;<br />

<strong>St</strong>anley Ulijaszek and Francis Leneghan joining Joerg Friedrichs and An Van Camp<br />

undertaking this formal role and presiding over our Graduation celebrations. We<br />

reintroduced a celebratory lunch for students to bring groups of family and friends<br />

into <strong>College</strong> and enjoy a celebratory meal on this special occasion.<br />

We look forward to working with staff, Fellows and students themselves in <strong>2023</strong>-24<br />

to ensure they are supported to achieve academic excellence at <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>.<br />

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Deans’ Report<br />

Dr Heather Hamil, Athanasios Peftinas & Saba Ishrat<br />

e are pleased to present the Dean’s report for the academic year 2022/<strong>2023</strong>.<br />

W Particularly for Athansios and Saba, it has been an honour to serve our <strong>College</strong><br />

community as the Junior Deans (JDs) — providing guidance, welfare support, and<br />

upholding discipline.<br />

The Dean and Junior Deans maintain a close collaboration with various members of<br />

the college community, including the Domestic Bursar, Porters, the entire bursarial<br />

team, which includes the Master and the Academic Office, and all other <strong>College</strong><br />

staff. Together, they address matters concerning discipline and the welfare of our<br />

community.<br />

Dr Heather Hamill<br />

Athanasios Peftinas<br />

Saba Ishrat<br />

We wish to convey our deep appreciation to each of them for their unwavering<br />

dedication to enhancing the well-being of the <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> community. We acknowledge<br />

the essential role played by the Porters in supporting our work. This collaborative<br />

effort relies on mutual support, and without their contributions, it would not be<br />

possible.<br />

We would like to offer special recognition to the <strong>College</strong>’s departing Master, Rana<br />

Mitter, for his continuous and impactful contributions in shaping <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> into the<br />

welcoming and hospitable community it is today.<br />

As he departs, he will be dearly missed by the <strong>College</strong> community. Additionally, we<br />

wish to express our appreciation to the <strong>College</strong>’s Bursar, Wilf <strong>St</strong>ephenson, whose<br />

work has significantly benefited student welfare.<br />

This year has been marked by a positive<br />

atmosphere, both at the Main <strong>College</strong><br />

Site and at the Annexe. <strong>St</strong>udents<br />

demonstrated commendable behavior,<br />

contributing to the overall success of the<br />

year without any significant disruptions.<br />

Despite the closure of the West Wing,<br />

the Library has seen substantial use<br />

by students this year, serving as an<br />

encouraging and focused environment<br />

for their studies. We want to extend our<br />

appreciation to the Librarian, Philippa<br />

Taney, for her dedicated efforts in<br />

improving the Library’s comfort and amenities through various acquisitions. Notably,<br />

the inclusion of monitors has been especially beneficial and greatly appreciated by our<br />

students.<br />

One of the standout achievements of the year was the organization of Junior Deans’<br />

Tea and Cake events. These gatherings were made possible through the generous<br />

support of the college and SRC budgets. They provided students with a platform to<br />

unwind, share thoughts, and foster a sense of community, providing students with<br />

a much-needed break from their academic pursuits and an opportunity to come<br />

together in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks<br />

to the Events Team and Catering Team for their outstanding efforts in organizing and<br />

creating amazing desserts that added to the enjoyment of these events.<br />

In our commitment to accessibility and student welfare, we initiated one-on-one<br />

Junior Dean meetings. This initiative aimed to provide students with a friendly and<br />

accessible platform to share any thoughts or concerns they might have had. We<br />

believe in ensuring that every voice is heard and every concern addressed.<br />

As the year concludes, it’s a bittersweet moment for our team. We bid farewell to<br />

Athanasios, who is leaving <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> to serve as a JD at <strong>St</strong> Catherine’s <strong>College</strong>. We<br />

wish him all the best for the remainder of his DPhil journey. Saba will now be based<br />

at the main site, and a new JD will be appointed to reside at the Annexe.<br />

In summary, the 2022/<strong>2023</strong> academic year has been marked by a peaceful and<br />

productive atmosphere at <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> <strong>College</strong>. The Dear, Junior Dean, along with the<br />

college community, has worked diligently to ensure the well-being and satisfaction of<br />

our students. We look forward to another year of fostering a welcoming, safe, and<br />

supportive environment for education and research.<br />

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President Of Common Room’s Report<br />

Mark <strong>St</strong>afford<br />

Library and Archive Report<br />

Philippa Taney, Librarian & Archivist<br />

t is extraordinary how far away a 12 months ago can<br />

I appear to be, but I think this is an indicator of degree<br />

of busyness and fruitfulness of a given academic year, and<br />

certainly this particular year never seemed anything but<br />

full!<br />

We have never enjoyed a more complete, or more<br />

engaged, SRC in the recent life of the <strong>College</strong>, and the<br />

Common Room Committee has been well served over<br />

the past 12 months with good humour and enthusiasm<br />

- both in confronting challenges, and identifying the<br />

Mark <strong>St</strong>afford<br />

exciting opportunities, presented by such broad representation of the student body.<br />

As well as sincere thanks to all the staff who have contributed so much in this regard,<br />

particular gratitude and appreciation is owed to those who occupied the crucial roles<br />

of Junior Deans, who presided over a year of incredibly peaceable relations among<br />

the student community, and the SRC Officers, especially to the <strong>St</strong>udent President,<br />

Emilia Taylor, and Vice President Giordano Epifani, for constantly listening with real<br />

care to the student body, and seeking to contribute to open communication amongst<br />

all the <strong>College</strong> stake-holders, whilst thinking constructively about possibilities and<br />

solutions in the issues arising across the year. Following on from the creation of the<br />

excellent <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> Handbook last year, we were grateful for the work of one of the<br />

Junior Deans, Athanasios Peftinas, in helping us revisit the tangled and arcane strands<br />

of Constitutions and Bye-Laws which govern the Common Room, it’s Committee and<br />

the SRC, and it feels as though we are continuing to put in place needed structures to<br />

safeguard the effective functioning of these essential areas in our shared life.<br />

During the year a number of innovative examples of problem-solving emerged from<br />

our discussions, and one of them - minor alterations to the systems which allow the<br />

maximum number of students and Fellows to meet around the Common table of our<br />

lunches and dinners - was emblematic of the life of a healthy growing college, in so far<br />

as it involved frank exchanges of views, and active co-operation and patience on the<br />

part of staff, students, Fellows and professional services, in order to reach a mutually<br />

beneficial outcome. In amongst the Welfare Teas, workshops, BOPS, special dinners<br />

and quizzes, which make up the fabric of our living together, and behind the scenes<br />

of all the day-to-day Common Room life, this sort of commitment to collaboration is<br />

the stuff of which the <strong>College</strong> ought rightly to be proud. I know they say, “don’t sweat<br />

the small stuff”, but the little things make a big difference, so and I very much hope<br />

we will continue to pay attention to them.<br />

his year saw the beginning of the West Wing building works with the library and<br />

T Wigdor Room being the only spaces open to students for the duration of the<br />

project.<br />

While there have been some noise, light and odour issues, we have managed to<br />

close for just four days and supplied ear plugs, fleeces, keep cups, water bottles and<br />

soft chairs to try and keep the library as a comfortable a place as possible to study.<br />

We also installed large monitors for the first time and these have proved to be very<br />

popular.<br />

As part of the building project the bulk of the archive was moved to the annexe for<br />

its safe keeping, including the newly deposited James Currey Archive. A wonderful<br />

addition to our collection it complements the ongoing Boydell and Brewer bequest<br />

of James Currey imprints which in more usual times live in the Wigdor Room. We<br />

are currently working through the papers and documents in said archive and hope to<br />

have it all rationalised and digitised in the coming year.<br />

We also managed to finally finish accessioning and cataloguing previous bequests and<br />

donations found in the Van Heyningen Room and stored in the Library Office.<br />

These items along with our purchases added up to a total of 681 books being added<br />

to the library collections this year, including 104 purchased reader requests and 111<br />

reading list, welfare, equality and diversity and study skills items.<br />

In the spring we undertook an automated inventory, the first of its kind since 2015<br />

due to Covid and the ensuing closed periods, and while each year we manually check<br />

the shelves this inventory proved to be very useful for shelf tidying and the recording<br />

of missing (and found!) books.<br />

The main headline news across all of Oxford University and <strong>College</strong> Libraries has<br />

been the retirement of Aleph, our library LMS, the software that underpins all our<br />

technical services.<br />

Postponed for a year, this is now going ahead, so it has been a year of data tidying and<br />

training before we welcome our new LMS, Alma at the end of August.<br />

Finally, I would like to thank Nikki Vellidis, our <strong>St</strong>udent Library Assistant for her<br />

enthusiasm and hard work, not forgetting to also thank all the students who use the<br />

library for their positivity and patience in what has been at times a trying year.<br />

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Senior Tutor (Academic Affairs &<br />

Programmes)’s Report<br />

Dr Jo Ashbourn<br />

t <strong>Cross</strong> has continued to emerge from the<br />

S pandemic with much vibrant academic activity<br />

over the past year from academic lectures to subject<br />

lunches connecting students and Fellows — many<br />

events were in person although some remained<br />

online using Zoom. The <strong>College</strong>’s scholarship funding<br />

opportunities for new students from around the<br />

world continue to grow as a result of the generosity<br />

of donors and legacies as well as successful<br />

partnerships with Oxford departments and faculties.<br />

Dr Jo Ashbourn<br />

The <strong>College</strong> was delighted to award 25 scholarships<br />

and 5 prizes to new students arriving in Michaelmas<br />

2022 (see pg 24-28 for full details).<br />

Above: Several scholars and award winners with the Master during Encaenia in June <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Three Jan-Georg Deutsch Bursaries in African <strong>St</strong>udies were awarded to Sam<br />

Brakarsh, Olivia Shelton and Scarlett Whelan to support their dissertations for their<br />

MSc course. The <strong>College</strong> also awarded three Community Bursaries to Abdirashid<br />

Ahmed, Alex Gitau and Kathleen Weary based on their demonstrated achievements<br />

and commitment to supporting their own personal development, leadership skills and<br />

entrepreneurial spirit. Many thanks are due to all the Fellows on the Scholarships and<br />

Prizes Selection Panel over the past year for their hard work in reviewing applications<br />

and selecting these scholars and prizewinners on behalf of the <strong>College</strong>.<br />

The <strong>2023</strong> Ralph A. Lewin Prize was awarded to Mosco Michalopoulou, who has<br />

been developing and evaluating interventions of diet and weight control to prevent<br />

gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a condition that develops during pregnancy in<br />

which women’s blood glucose levels are high and which is a major public health issue.<br />

The <strong>2023</strong> Collingswood Prize in History was awarded to Arisa Loomba whose<br />

research is a global and interdisciplinary exploration of the dynamics of migration<br />

and mobility, and human-animal-environment interactions in the late British Empire.<br />

The <strong>2023</strong> Marcus Harmelin Travel Prize was awarded to Lindsay <strong>St</strong>rouse for her<br />

proposed project to focus on intergenerational stories of trauma for descendants of<br />

refugees (including but not limited to Jewish refugees), juxtaposed against the recent<br />

experiences of refugees leaving Ukraine.<br />

The <strong>2023</strong> inaugural Dick Repp Prize was awarded to Jamie Bolam for his proposed<br />

project to visit Zambia’s Bangweulu Wetlands in order to study the post-release<br />

movements and settlement of their cheetahs reintroduced by the conservation<br />

NGO African Parks two years ago. The HAPP Essay Prize in the History/Philosophy<br />

of Physics is open to students across the University – it was awarded in 2022-<strong>2023</strong><br />

to Zhengrong Qian (<strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>) for his essay entitled “Is Thermodynamics Worryingly<br />

Anthropocentric?”.<br />

The <strong>College</strong> has continued to develop its programme of study skills and wellbeing<br />

provision for students in order to support them in their studies and academic<br />

progress with students also suggesting areas of particular interest. Online events<br />

held by Zoom over the past year covered a variety of topics from sessions on<br />

resilience, academic literacy, thesis writing and exam anxiety to workshops on time<br />

management, cutting edge learning, mindfulness, public speaking and strategic career<br />

planning with CV best practice.<br />

The annual Research Presentation Prize Competition for students was held again<br />

this year and was won by Nazia Thakur for her talk entitled “The Host with the<br />

Most: Examining the ACE2 Receptor Usage of SARS-CoV-2 Variants”. At the end of<br />

the academic year four <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> Fellows from across the Divisions sat on the annual<br />

Insights into Academic Panel to discuss their own paths into academia and offered<br />

students advice and tips for their own future academic careers.<br />

This year the 9th Lorna Casselton Memorial Lecture was held on the 4th May <strong>2023</strong><br />

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and given by Professor Jeff Dahn (Dalhousie University) on the topic of “Modern<br />

Lithium-Ion Batteries: More than a Million Miles and Possibly a Century of Life”. The<br />

lecture video is available to view on the <strong>College</strong> website at https://www.stx.ox.ac.uk/<br />

lorna-casselton-memorial-lectures .<br />

The <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> Centre for the History & Philosophy of Physics (HAPP) has continued<br />

to grow from strength to strength particularly with the ongoing livestreaming in<br />

tandem with the in-person event which enables the participation of several hundred<br />

attendees from all around the world. The three termly one-day conferences were<br />

“Symmetries in Physics” (Michaelmas Term 2022), “Physics Feuds Throughout History”<br />

(Hilary Term <strong>2023</strong>) and “Order and Chaos” (Trinity Term <strong>2023</strong>). Videos of all the<br />

event talks are available on the HAPP website at http://www.stx.ox.ac.uk/happ/events .<br />

The <strong>College</strong> continued to develop its cultural and enrichment programme with a<br />

variety of musical events across the academic year (please see the Music Report on<br />

pg 80). Continuing a successful entrepreneurial streak demonstrated by our teams<br />

over the past couple of years, in Michaelmas Term 2022 two teams made it through<br />

to the quarter finals of the University’s All-Innovate Competition.<br />

The friendly rivalry between students and Fellows on the quiz front continued in<br />

2022-<strong>2023</strong> with the <strong>College</strong>’s termly General Knowledge Quiz and some nail-biting<br />

finales! An inspiring painting workshop was led by one of the <strong>College</strong>’s Postdoctoral<br />

Associates in collaboration with the <strong>St</strong>udent Representative Committee.<br />

Following last year’s delightful visit by <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> Fellows to Clare Hall, it was the turn<br />

of <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> to host the annual <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>-Clare Hall Fellows’ Exchange Dinner, which<br />

was a particularly convivial event held on a sunny evening in the Hall on the 13th July<br />

<strong>2023</strong>. We look forward to a return visit to Clare Hall next summer.<br />

Garden Master’s Report<br />

Professor Mark Robinson, Garden Master<br />

he winter and spring were sufficiently wet for the garden to make a good<br />

T recovery from the drought of the previous summer. As of September, the<br />

herbaceous border facing the hall is particularly lush. However, the Koelreuteria<br />

paniculata (golden rain tree) grown from seed by Dr Georg Deutsch and planted in<br />

the garden in his memory is flourishing rather too well. It will need careful pruning to<br />

restrain it without stopping it from flowering.<br />

The current building work has reduced the space available to <strong>College</strong> members in<br />

the garden but some ingeniuity has been shown. Very secluded seating has appeared<br />

beneath the Feijoa bushes. Perhaps the bushes could be cut back and shaped to give<br />

the garden a shaded arbour.<br />

Below: Japanese Anemone<br />

outside the West Wing<br />

Right: Late repeat flowering of<br />

the Wisteria in Blackwell Quad.<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> is committed to widening participation for graduate study at Oxford and<br />

increasing the diversity of its community, so the <strong>College</strong> was very pleased to welcome<br />

over 70 interns on this year’s UNIQ+ Graduate Access Programme to dinner in the<br />

Hall on the 19th July <strong>2023</strong>. The cohort of UNIQ+ interns were in Oxford on the<br />

University’s flagship graduate access programme and working on a variety of summer<br />

projects across the disciplines in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, Medical<br />

Sciences and in the Humanities.<br />

A number of <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> students studying in these subject areas were on hand<br />

throughout the evening to offer an insight into life as a graduate student as well as<br />

into being a graduate student at <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>. The evening started with pre-dinner drinks<br />

in the Common Room, followed by a three-course dinner which showcased popular<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> dishes — remarked upon by several interns as the best they’d experienced<br />

during their Oxford stay so far, particularly the classic <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> sticky toffee pudding!<br />

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Catering Report<br />

Marta Bieta-Price, General Manager (Baxter<strong>St</strong>orey)<br />

nother fabulous ‘foodie’ year behind us!<br />

A<br />

All catering areas opened back in September and<br />

slowly started filling up with students and external<br />

guests. We finally recruited a long awaited Chef de<br />

Partie, Joseph, who was responsible for our salad<br />

bar and served hot lunches behind the hot counter.<br />

Joseph also started his training at Chef’s Academy<br />

level 2 this year, learning new cooking skills and<br />

testing various recipes under the watchful eye of DJ,<br />

his chef mentor.<br />

Marta Bieta-Price<br />

DJ, our Executive Chef, who is behind creative food<br />

combinations of many dinner menus, completed Chef’s Academy Level 4 and has<br />

become a face of Project Knead, and our in-house Master Baker. His freshly baked<br />

breads, especially the extremely popular focaccia, feature daily on our soup station.<br />

During the Sustainability Faire held at the <strong>College</strong> back in January, we introduced our<br />

Wildfarmed flour supplier, Wastknot fruit and vegetable boxes and Arley’s plant based<br />

protein foods which have been proving more and more popular with our customers.<br />

The Catering team not only focused on the food but also on hot beverages, our<br />

coffee bar was fully stocked with sustainable, ethical and environmentally-friendly<br />

Extract coffee prepared and served by Amanda, our barista, who looked after all the<br />

students and made sure they were well-fed by serving delicious cooked breakfast and<br />

pastries. The café, as usual, created a friendly buzz and great atmosphere for all those<br />

who needed some space to work or fancied a panini, a piece of freshly baked cake or<br />

just a chat.<br />

Supervisor, always greeted students, fellows and their guests with a lovely smile and a<br />

friendly chat. Her great organisational skills helped during busy lunches, dinners and<br />

running the front of house team efficiently.<br />

Our wonderful kitchen porter, Ula, continues to work mainly in the back of house<br />

supporting the smooth running of the kitchen areas. She has cooked and baked some<br />

delicious treats for our team and even taught Joseph how to make pierogi, filled<br />

Polish dumplings, he then put them on the salad bar for everyone to enjoy.<br />

This year was the first time we introduced a Gourmet Dinner at the college and it<br />

was highly popular alongside our termly Tasting Dinners. The food was amazing and it<br />

was really rewarding to see everything from the start until the final dish being plated<br />

up and leaving the kitchen. The team worked extremely hard all year round and it<br />

feels great to be part of such an innovative and enthusiastic group of like-minded<br />

people.<br />

Our previous General Manager Paul, who has been a huge part of the team for years<br />

and progressed in his numerous roles within the college, has been promoted. He is<br />

now an Account Manager within our company, still taking responsibility for <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong><br />

<strong>College</strong>, but also now for Reuben <strong>College</strong> and The Blavatnik School of Government.<br />

The whole team is excited about his next chapter and we all thank him for his<br />

support and guidance over the past years.<br />

The Catering Team hard at work on Project Knead with Executive Chef DJ.<br />

Cooked breakfast prepared daily by Robert, our Head Chef, was very popular this<br />

year and we definitely made a lot of students happy. Our regular college diners<br />

sampled delicious cakes and irresistible cinnamon buns made by Rob. He has also<br />

recently mastered making <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> crest shortbread ready for special occasions.<br />

Let’s not forget about daily lunches prepared by Chris, our Sous Chef, whose weekly<br />

menus included dishes catering for all dietary requirements but it became obvious<br />

that ‘Chris’s hot sauce’ was a hit from the get go (just like his curries) and it now<br />

features daily on our hot counter.<br />

The whole catering team was here to assist with any requests and Iwona, our<br />

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Art Report<br />

Suzy Hodge, Domestic Bursar<br />

ith the retirement of the Master as<br />

W Committee Chair, and the Domestic<br />

Bursar acting as interim, the Committee have<br />

held a steady state over the academic year.<br />

This position was further necessitated by a<br />

shortage of funds to develop the impressive<br />

<strong>College</strong> art collection further.<br />

The year started with a memorial gathering<br />

in the Hall for Lesley Forbes who had served<br />

as Art Registrar and died in 2020. Her<br />

sons Nicholas and Robin collaborated with<br />

the <strong>College</strong> to provide a piece of ceramic<br />

sculpture by Julian <strong>St</strong>air OBE (potter, academic<br />

Suzy Hodge<br />

and author) as a memorial to their mother. She<br />

herself had been involved in choosing a cinerary jar from his Quietus exhibition and<br />

identifying a suitable location in early 2019 before the pandemic put everything on<br />

hold.<br />

Another piece of ceramic was generously loaned to the <strong>College</strong> by Andy Pollard.<br />

The ceramic and gold cup by Edmund de Waal CBE (artist, potter and author) was<br />

an FT Literary Festival Science and Innovation award for his work on the Oxford-<br />

AstraZenica COVID-19 vaccine. The cup can be seen in the glass display cases in the<br />

Saugman Common Room.<br />

“Wanderer” by Jasper Johnston -<br />

2021 Photography Competition<br />

(3rd prize)<br />

Early in the year we also had significant acquisition in the form of a portrait of the<br />

outgoing Master which she donated to the <strong>College</strong>. Carole chose to have her portrait<br />

executed by contemporary Chinese artist Qu Leilei after seeing his work at his solo<br />

exhibition in the Ashmolean Museum. The piece is an ink painting on hand made<br />

paper and is a powerful and striking image which provides an interesting contrast to<br />

the previous Masters’ portraits where they hang in the Hall. Carole was the guest<br />

of honour at the MT22 GB dinner where Fellows had a chance to view the likeness<br />

for the first time and bid her farewell. A black ceramic vessel by Ashraf Hannah was<br />

presented to her as a leaving gift and the artist was able to advise on what would best<br />

fit into Carole’s already substantial collection as well as send a personal message.<br />

Another donation came from the estate of Ruth van Heyningen. Some very beautiful<br />

pieces of art nouveau (mostly Tudric) pewter were gifted to the <strong>College</strong> and are on<br />

display in the Saugman as well as in the glass cabinet on the first floor corridor.<br />

The Audrey Blackman fund was used to re-glaze part of the watercolours in her<br />

collection. The 22 most important, valuable and/or exposed pieces were re-glazed<br />

with protective glass. The fund will enable us to continue the process next year.<br />

There were 14 entrants who submitted 30 photographs for the annual competition<br />

with the theme Opening Up. 1st place went to Faissal Sharif’s “Deep in Antilope<br />

Canyon”, 2nd place to Duncan Campbell’s “Budding” and 3rd place to Farah El-<br />

Sharnouby’s “Balanced Love”. Entries were exhibited at the Encaenia garden party<br />

where prizes were also awarded.<br />

I would like to give huge thanks to Michelle, the Master’s PA, for her brilliant research<br />

picking up past threads and support in taking the committee forward.<br />

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Music Report<br />

Dr Jo Ashbourn, Senior Tutor (AA&P)<br />

& Rev. Professor Diarmaid N.J. MacCulloch<br />

he <strong>College</strong>’s musical life continues to flourish with several concerts and<br />

T other musical events throughout the academic year. In Michaelmas 2022 as its<br />

annual celebration of Black History Month the <strong>College</strong> held its first blues concert,<br />

performed by acclaimed blues performer Michael Roach to an audience of over 100<br />

attendees in the Hall.<br />

Michael performed a programme of songs from throughout the history of blues music<br />

with both rousing and toe-tapping numbers by several of the great blues performers,<br />

including Little Red Rooster by Howlin’ Wolf and Minnie the Moocher by Cab<br />

Calloway, as well as several of his own blues arrangements. The concert culminated<br />

in an acapella rendition of Mahalia Jackson’s It Don’t Cost Very Much, followed<br />

by an impromptu finale with a medley of nursery rhyme blues based on audience<br />

suggestions!<br />

Later in the term the <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> “A Medley of Dvořák and Dances” concert was held<br />

in the packed Pusey House Chapel where the <strong>Cross</strong>winds woodwind ensemble,<br />

featuring <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> Junior Research Fellow, Dr Nick Jones, as well as two special guest<br />

artists on the cello and double bass,<br />

played a lively one-hour programme of<br />

music to celebrate the end of term.<br />

Above: Blues performer Michael Roach played<br />

during Black History Month.<br />

The programme featured pieces with<br />

dance movements and had particularly<br />

entertaining swing and jazz arrangements<br />

of music from The Nutcracker, played<br />

on two bassoons and a cello. A new<br />

arrangement of Ravel’s Five O’Clock<br />

Foxtrot for all the ensemble players<br />

present rounded off the evening with a<br />

ragtime flourish.<br />

In time-honoured fashion in December<br />

2022, a nucleus of old choir members<br />

was swelled by enthusiastic new recruits<br />

from the <strong>College</strong> and their friends,<br />

some of whom are becoming veterans<br />

of this occasion, for the annual Advent<br />

and Christmas Carol Service, in Pusey<br />

Chapel. The choir was as large as any<br />

in recent years, and the congregation<br />

was so numerous that sidesmen had<br />

to bring in extra chairs in the course<br />

of the service. Choir items were<br />

as exacting in quality as ever and<br />

performed with the usual enthusiasm<br />

and effectiveness: after the Advent<br />

Prose introit, the choir proceeded<br />

through Advent via Carl Neilson and<br />

the Basque Country towards Christmas<br />

festiveness. Philip Ledger’s arrangement<br />

of the German carol <strong>St</strong>ill, still, still<br />

contrasted with the alarming athleticism<br />

of David Blackwell’s reimagining of ‘The<br />

Virgin Mary had a baby boy’ and with<br />

the public-school boisterousness of<br />

Gustav’s Holst’s Personent Hodie. John<br />

Rutter grazed with jollity through the<br />

Shepherd’s Pipe Carol, which must have<br />

Right: The <strong>Cross</strong>winds woodwind ensemble<br />

been written on a warmer day than Peter<br />

Warlock’s haunting Bethlehem Down, and finally Hubert Parry belted through the<br />

whole festive season in Welcome Yule. All this ornamented familiar congregational<br />

carols and the traditional readings delivered by <strong>College</strong> members with splendid<br />

sonority; around it all, the clergy, servers and sidesmen of Pusey House provided the<br />

essential liturgical framework. Peter Ward Jones our veteran choirmaster paired with<br />

our now almost equally veteran Common Room member on the organ, Peter Lynan.<br />

Diarmaid MacCulloch made sure that everything worked in preparations throughout<br />

term, with splendid unobtrusive help from the fine folk of the Porters’ Lodge; our<br />

equally fine catering team provided mulled wine or equivalent and mince pies for<br />

the choir and servers’ team before Hall. The collection was for the Oxford charity<br />

Gatehouse.<br />

To round off the year the <strong>Cross</strong>winds returned in Trinity Term <strong>2023</strong> to perform the<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> “A Night at the Opera” Concert in the Pusey House Chapel to an audience<br />

again of over 100 attendees. The audience greatly enjoyed hearing the ensemble play a<br />

one-hour programme of woodwind arrangements of well-known operatic arias from<br />

Mozart’s Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro, and from Bizet’s<br />

Carmen, including the famous Toreador song.<br />

The <strong>Cross</strong>winds comprised performers on the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and<br />

French horn. Particularly mesmerising was the bassoon duet version of “Der Hölle<br />

Rache”, the Queen of the Night’s powerful aria from The Magic Flute, normally sung<br />

by a coloratura soprano. The evening ended with a rousing performance by the whole<br />

ensemble of the Overture to Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.<br />

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<strong>St</strong>udent Representative Committee Report<br />

Emilia Taylor, <strong>St</strong>udent President<br />

he <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> <strong>College</strong> SRC has demonstrated that<br />

T the university college experience is not solely<br />

about academic studies, but also about creating<br />

cherished memories and forging lasting connections.<br />

As we reflect on the past year, we do so with<br />

profound appreciation for the SRC’s extraordinary<br />

accomplishments.<br />

Their efforts have undeniably enriched the <strong>College</strong><br />

journey while fostering an inclusive atmosphere that<br />

has resonated with countless students. Let’s delve<br />

into the exceptional achievements that have made this<br />

year truly outstanding.<br />

Emilia Taylor<br />

Social<br />

Throughout the academic year, the SRC orchestrated a captivating array of social<br />

events that brought the community closer than ever. Michaelmas term saw the return<br />

of our first BOP since the pandemic, with over 250 attendees! As the terms unfolded,<br />

students had ample opportunities to partake in bar exchanges, allowing members to<br />

visit other colleges and mingle with fellow students.<br />

Wine and cheese evenings added a touch of sophistication, while karaoke bar nights<br />

became a cherished tradition. The Eurovision watch party transformed into a cultural<br />

celebration uniting students over eccentric musical performances. Pizza and board<br />

game evenings turned into a regular rendezvous for some friendly competition.<br />

Trinity term welcomed students from our sister college, Clare Hall at Cambridge<br />

University, further enriching our community connections. Lastly, the grand social finale<br />

Ball BOP marked the academic year’s end.<br />

Above: Several SRC Reps talking about students events in the Cafe.<br />

sports subsidy budget doubled, benefiting 56 students. The promotion of college<br />

cuppers participation was actively pursued, fostering college pride in events such as<br />

Swimming, Volleyball, and Football. A comprehensive review of joint sports clubs in<br />

collaboration with other colleges resulted in a new list of clubs and their captains to<br />

ensure students have access to engaging societies.<br />

Additionally, a proposal for quarterly reporting by joint college clubs was introduced,<br />

reflecting a commitment to transparency and accountability in resource allocation.<br />

To celebrate sporting achievements, the Sports Dinner was organized, attracting 70+<br />

attendees.<br />

This formal event provided students with an opportunity to come together and<br />

recognize excellence in sports while fostering a sense of community. Communitybuilding<br />

initiatives included an outing to the Oxford ice rink, promoting social<br />

connections and introducing students to new sports experiences.<br />

Sport<br />

In the past year, our Sports and Societies Representative has undertaken a series of<br />

impactful initiatives to enhance the college’s sports and societies landscape. Notably,<br />

they secured an external funding grant of £1,500, with a significant portion allocated<br />

to acquiring sports equipment, including a table tennis table.<br />

The equipment is now accessible for student use, enriching recreational opportunities<br />

on the main college site. Recognizing the financial hardships faced by students, the<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>Cross</strong> was also established as a club on the <strong>St</strong>rava platform, enabling students to<br />

share their daily sports achievements and connect with fellow sports enthusiasts.<br />

Recognizing the need for more student-run clubs and societies, a ‘New Clubs and<br />

Societies’ fund of £1,500 was established. This initiative aimed to encourage the<br />

creation of new student-run clubs, resulting in the establishment of five new clubs,<br />

three of which now host recurring events.<br />

Finally, to promote overall well-being, free bi-weekly yoga classes were organized at<br />

the college’s main site, providing students with the opportunity to prioritize their<br />

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physical and mental health.<br />

In summary, the past year has witnessed a proactive and impactful approach by our<br />

representative, significantly enriching the opportunities for sports and societies to<br />

support student well-being.<br />

Welfare<br />

Our wonderful welfare representatives spearheaded transformative initiatives to<br />

support student well-being. Welfare boxes stocked with essential items, including<br />

sanitary, safety, and sexual health products, are now readily accessible throughout<br />

college.<br />

Anonymous surveys empowered students to discreetly request necessary supplies,<br />

while offering valuable feedback to enhance overall well-being. In response, the SRC<br />

introduced a host of stress-relief activities, from yoga classes and mindfulness to<br />

jigsaw puzzles and soothing back massagers.<br />

Fortnightly Afternoon Tea at <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> provided a haven for students to connect, share<br />

concerns, and take a break from studies. Welfare exchanges with Kellogg, Wolfson, <strong>St</strong><br />

Antony’s, and Lincoln exemplified our commitment to broader community well-being.<br />

The Saugman Common Room saw a transformation with an expanded tea and coffee<br />

station featuring a coffee grinder and reusable mugs. To enrich leisure time, a diverse<br />

collection of board games and a Nintendo switch console added vibrancy.<br />

LGBTQ<br />

This year marked a triumphant chapter for the <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> LGBTQ+ community,<br />

reinforcing our commitment to diversity and inclusion. In collaboration with the<br />

Oxford LGBTQ society, we hosted over 60 graduates from all colleges for our<br />

inaugural karaoke-themed bar night.<br />

I<br />

Ball Report<br />

Sofia Mouchti, Ball Chair<br />

feel incredibly privileged to have had the opportunity<br />

to work with a team of brilliant individuals in<br />

preparing for the <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> <strong>2023</strong> Ball. Inspired by the<br />

popular series Bridgerton, our chosen theme was<br />

‘Diamond of the Season,’ and we set the date for June<br />

17, <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Our Ball committee was formed in November, and since<br />

then, we worked tirelessly to bring the Ball to life. On<br />

April 29, we hosted a fantastic Ball launch party, where<br />

we unveiled the theme. We had loads of fun prizes up<br />

for grabs in a ballot, including a free Ball ticket.<br />

Sofia Mouchti<br />

Unfortunately, ticket sales didn’t meet our expectations, and at the last minute,<br />

we had to make the tough decision to cancel the event. However, thanks to the<br />

incredible support we received from the college staff, we turned the disappointment<br />

around and transformed it into an epic BOP. It became one of the most enjoyable and<br />

unforgettable events <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> has ever seen.<br />

The night kicked off with a lively Ceilidh dance led by a talented live band. Everyone,<br />

including <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> students and guests, joined in creating an electric atmosphere.<br />

Meanwhile, the Bar was graced by an amazing jazz band, adding a touch of<br />

sophistication to the evening. The Hall, Bar, and Common Room were decorated in a<br />

captivating Regency era theme. We also provided additional entertainment, including<br />

tarot readings and a 360° photo booth.<br />

Another remarkable success was the LGBTQ+ formal dinner, drawing an impressive<br />

100 students. These events exemplify the strength of the LGBTQ+ community within<br />

our college and its resonance in the broader Oxford network.<br />

Other Initiatives<br />

In an exciting development, the SRC undertook a remarkable renovation project,<br />

breathing new life into both the Caroline Miles Room and bar area. The result? A<br />

refreshed and vibrant space that promises to be a hub of activity, socializing, and<br />

relaxation for students.<br />

This year’s Ball highlighted the harsh reality of rising living costs, as seen in other<br />

colleges cancelling their own balls. However, our dedicated Ball committee and<br />

the college staff did their absolute best to offer college students and guests an<br />

unforgettable night to mark the end of the academic year. We made use of available<br />

sources of entertainment and music, ensuring a night filled with joy and celebration.<br />

I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the members of the Ball committee. Your<br />

tremendous dedication and countless hours of work truly paid off. It has been an<br />

absolute privilege working with each and every one of you. I’d also like to express my<br />

gratitude to the SRC committee for their unwavering moral support and generous<br />

contributions to the budget. Lastly, I want to thank Kenny, Justine, Judith, Paul, Jason,<br />

Suzy, and Father George for being incredible partners in creating this unforgettable<br />

event.”<br />

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Sports Report<br />

Professor James Taylor, Sports Fellow<br />

fter a quiet few years for sport at the <strong>College</strong>, the academic year 2022-23 saw<br />

A a very significant rise in activities across a variety of sports. Great credit for<br />

this must go to Mantas Drelingas, who took on the role of <strong>St</strong>udent Sports Rep, and<br />

did a tremendous job. Among his many activities and achievements in the role, he<br />

managed to obtain a University grant to fund new sports equipment, including a table<br />

tennis table; he successfully campaigned at the college for an increased sports budget,<br />

leading to bursaries being awarded to many students; he encouraged increased<br />

participation, as shown by the college fielding teams in multiple cuppers competitions;<br />

and he organised a very enjoyable Sports Dinner that included speeches from several<br />

students, conveying the wonderful level of sporting participation and achievement<br />

of members of the college. A particularly popular and strong sport at the college is<br />

rowing. Notable achievements on the river included the women’s fourth boat (W4)<br />

becoming the only W4 in history (among all Oxford colleges) to bump up into fixed<br />

divisions, and the boat club men’s first boat (M1) being ranked second on the river for<br />

Torpids bumps, which is the highest ranking M1 has ever had.<br />

Although the most important aspect of sport at the college is enjoyment, it is of<br />

course important to acknowledge those students who achieved the honour of<br />

being awarded a University blue or half blue. To reach this standard reflects not<br />

only sporting excellence, but also a tremendous commitment of time and energy.<br />

Congratulations to them all.<br />

Above: The Wolfson/<strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> boat club’s M1 crew took the Jum<br />

Beckett Cup at the external Bedford Regatta in May.<br />

Oxford Blues 2022-23:<br />


Full blue in ice hockey.<br />


Full blue in football. The team won the Varsity match 2-0.<br />


Full blue in equestrian.<br />


Half blue in athletics.<br />


Half-blue in tennis.<br />


Half blue in modern pentathlon.<br />

During the year, Emma represented New Zealand at the Modern Pentathlon World<br />

Championships in both the individual women’s and mixed relay competitions.<br />


Half blue in fencing.<br />


Half blue in lightweight rowing.<br />


Half-blue in volleyball.<br />

The team won the Varsity match 3-0, achieved 1st place in their division of the BUCS<br />

national championship, and were promoted to the top BUCS division.<br />


Half blue in volleyball.<br />

Like Sebastian, Tyler was a member of the high-achieving<br />

University volleyball team.<br />


Half blue in triathlon.<br />

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Obituaries<br />

Resquiescat in pace<br />

May <strong>2023</strong><br />

Sara Dickson<br />

Former Master’s Secretary<br />

Sara Dickson, the Master’s Secretary from 1980 to 2005, was a pillar of the <strong>College</strong><br />

during <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>’ early days. Her knowledge of how <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> was run was invaluable,<br />

and in many ways, she was more like a Domestic Bursar than a traditional Master’s<br />

Secretary.<br />

First with Godfrey <strong>St</strong>afford in 1980, then to Dick Repp until his retirement, Sara<br />

stayed on for the first two years of Andrew Goudie’s tenure, until 2005, to ensure he<br />

was properly supported. She worked at <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> for 25 years.<br />

April <strong>2023</strong><br />

Jere Lehman Bacharach<br />

Former Samir Shamma Fellow in Islamic Numismatics and Epigraphy<br />

Jere Bacharach was proud to be twice a Samir Shamma Fellow in Islamic Numismatics<br />

and Epigraphy at <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> <strong>College</strong> and Fellow at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. At<br />

the University of Washington, he served as Chair, Department of History; Director,<br />

Jackson School of International <strong>St</strong>udies; Chair, Department of Near Eastern Languages<br />

and Civilization; and Chair, Jewish <strong>St</strong>udies.<br />

February <strong>2023</strong><br />

Joseph (Joe) Olliver<br />

Emeritus Fellow<br />

Emeritus Fellow Dr Joseph (Joe) Olliver was a Fellow of <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> from 1970 to 1996,<br />

concurrent with his position as University Lecturer in Surveying and Geodesy. He<br />

was a well-loved and highly respected member of the <strong>College</strong> community for over<br />

half a century, and Joe’s membership of the <strong>College</strong> bought him great pride, and joy in<br />

the friendships he made here.<br />

Born in 1929, Joe’s career and time in education included Nottingham University<br />

where he studied a B.Sc. in Maths, Royal Engineers School of Military Survey,<br />

Tanganyika Surveys, lecturer at the University of Nairobi, lecturer at the University of<br />

Newcastle upon Tyne, then 30 years as Lecturer at the University of Oxford.<br />

Above: Candles in spring sunlight, inside Pusey House Chapel.<br />

Joe died peacefully at home in the early hours of Candlemas morning after a<br />

long illness, which was borne with his characteristic good humour and fortitude.<br />

A memorial service was held in Pusey Chapel on Thursday February <strong>2023</strong>, and<br />

afterwards in the Common Room. .<br />

James M. Kenworthy-Browne<br />

Former <strong>College</strong> Doctor<br />

Dr Michael Kenworthy-Browne practised as a General Practioner in Oxford for four<br />

decades and as Doctor to <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> and several other Oxford <strong>College</strong>s for many<br />

years. He qualified in December 1964 alongside friends Richard Thompson and David<br />

Warrell, and retired in 2011 at 75.<br />

John R. Woodhouse<br />

Former Fellow<br />

Professor John Woodhouse FBA was a part of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern<br />

Languages at Oxford for almost 30 years. As well as being a Fellow at <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> Collge,<br />

he was a Fellow at Magdalen and Pembroke and Oxford’s first Fiat Serena Professor<br />

of Italian (later know as the Agnelli Serena Professorship) between 1990 and 2001<br />

when he retired. He was also the founder and Chair of The Oxford Italian Association.<br />

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December 2022<br />

Philip <strong>St</strong>ewart<br />

Emeritus Fellow<br />

Emeritus Fellow Philip <strong>St</strong>ewart, who died in November 2022. Philip <strong>St</strong>ewart inspired<br />

generations of Oxford students, at the intersection of ecology and human sciences.<br />

Philip became a Fellow of <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> <strong>College</strong> after joining the University as a Lecturer<br />

in 1975. He remained at Oxford until retirement in 2007, during which time he taught<br />

economics to students of Agriculture and Forestry.<br />

Philip served as Director of <strong>St</strong>udies for Human Sciences at <strong>St</strong> Anne’s <strong>College</strong> and<br />

continued teaching human ecology for Human Sciences for many years after his<br />

retirement. He was a kind and gentle man who cared greatly about his students’<br />

welfare, supporting them during their time at Oxford and beyond.<br />

November 2022<br />

Lisa Lodwick<br />

Alumna<br />

Following a Distinction for the Master’s in Archaeology, Lisa forged a stellar academic<br />

career, working with Professor Mark Robinson on the archaeobotany of Silchester<br />

for her DPhil at <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong>. Lisa was a member of Oxford’s School of Archaeology<br />

community for many years before sadly passing from cancer.<br />

April 2022<br />

Richard Bird<br />

Former Fellow<br />

Professor Richard Bird was appointed to the Department of Computer Science (then<br />

known as Computing Laboratory) in 1983, initially as a non-tutorial fellow at <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong><br />

<strong>College</strong> before moving to a tutorial fellowship at Lincoln <strong>College</strong> a few years later. He<br />

later served as Director of the Computing Laboratory from 1998 to 2003, retiring in<br />

2008.<br />

Friends of <strong>St</strong> <strong>Cross</strong> <strong>College</strong><br />

Thomas P. Soper<br />

Constance Rollett<br />

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