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Merton News

June 2018

History and Modern Languages undergraduate Sofia Coelho's photograph 'Geese and rowers sharing the river at Christ Church Meadow' was chosen as the winner at the 2018 Sustainability Showcase, which saw staff and students from across Oxford University gather to recognise the contributions they have made towards making its operations more sustainable.

Third year Music undergraduate Freddie Crowley, who sings bass with the Choir of Merton College, has been selected as one of a new cohort of Genesis Sixteen singers.

May 2018

The College is delighted at the news that one of its Fellows, the celebrated mathematician Professor Sir Andrew Wiles, has been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to be Oxford’s first Regius Professor of Mathematics.

A former Fellow and two current Supernumerary Fellows have been elected to the Royal Society; and Professor Robert Maclaren has joined the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Supernumerary Fellow Professor Kathy Willis has been elected as Principal of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and will succeed Professor Keith Gull on 1 October 2018.

April 2018

Two Merton second-year undergraduates and an alumnus, together with a Jesus College student, have won the 11th International Roman Law Moot Court Competition.

Merton's winning run in this year's competition was finally brought to an end last night, as they were defeated by the team from St John's College, Cambridge, the scores standing at 145-100 at the gong.

Professor Tillmann took up her appointment as Vice-President of the Royal Society at the start of April; she will serve until the end of November 2018.

It is with great sadness that the College has learned of the death of Professor Michael Gelder FRCP FRCPsych FMedSci (1929-2018), an Emeritus Fellow of the College, former Subwarden and WA Handley Professor of Psychiatry, and co-author of the Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry.

March 2018

This year’s fifteen History and joint schools finalists battled through snowstorms to get to their reading party in Cornwall.

The first weekend of February saw the return of some Merton/Mansfield RFCs greats for the annual Old Boys exhibition match.

A motion passed at a meeting of the College's Governing Body on Monday 12 March 2018.

A paper co-authored by Dr Kasra Amini (2012) has been chosen as the cover story for the 7 March 2018 edition of The Journal of Chemical Physics. The paper, based on Kasra's DPhil thesis, details new techniques for imaging molecules and biochemical reactions.

It is with great sadness that the College has learned of the death of Sir Roger Bannister CH CBE (1929-2018), an alumnus and Honorary Fellow of the College.

February 2018

The Junior Organ Scholar at Merton has repeated the success of the Senior Organ Scholar, winning the Sawyer/Durrant Prize and the Doris Wookey Prize for the second highest marks in the Associate of the Royal College of Organists examination.

Second-year law undergraduates Ameer Ismail and Andrew Dixon were the winners at the Grand Final of the 'Cuppers' Mooting Competition 2018, securing a victory over Exeter College.

Dr Peter Braam, a former Junior Research Fellow at Merton who describes himself as a multidisciplinary innovator covering computing, data and science, has pledged to leave a significant legacy to the College to enable a major new programme of research focusing on Human Wellbeing.

As part of his final year in post, the Warden Sir Martin Taylor recently completed a whistle-stop tour of Asia, taking in the sights of Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, and meeting Mertonians at a series of special dinners in the region.

January 2018

For the second time in three years, Merton alumni have been named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list which “continues to spotlight the impressive, the inspiring and the (genuinely) enviable” entrepreneurs and game changers in Europe.