Sir Michael Barber, Oxford Alumnus, announced as preferred candidate for Chair of the Office of Students

On 7 February 2017, the Department for Education announced Sir Michael Barber as the preferred candidate to become the Chair of the Office for Students, the OfS. The Office is a new public body to be established by the Higher Education and Research Bill. It seeks to combine the operations of the Higher Education Funding […]

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Oxford alumni and professors honoured in New Year’s Honours List

The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, published on the 30th December, this year includes many who attended, or who still work at Oxford University. Of the alumni honoured, Malcolm Newsam (1973) was awarded a CBE for services to children’s social care. He serves as Children’s Social Care commissioner, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Professor Valentine Cunningham (1963) […]

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Remembering Patrick Garland

The Oxford drama scene in  1958 was marked by the return of graduate Peter Dews, then a director for BBC Midlands, to direct an open-air production of Henry V in the Madgalen College grounds. For the leading role he chose Patrick Garland, a first-year student at St Edmund Hall reading English. The casting of a […]

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