Merton News

October 2016

Mr Booth, who matriculated in 1976 and read Modern Languages, is chair of the Pallant House Gallery Board of Trustees, and of the Chichester Diocesan Board of Finance.

They give their first public performance on Wednesday 12 October, when they sing Evensong at 6:15pm in the Chapel.

September 2016

Professor MacLaren and a team of surgeons at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital have performed the world’s first operation inside the eye using a robot.

August 2016

We have recently begun to actively manage Music Meadow and Great Meadow, the area next to the college's playing fields over by St Catherine's College.

Merton's Professor Peter Neary has been named as President-Elect of the Royal Economic Society, and will serve as President in 2017-18.

The Third Biennial Symposium on Metabolic Regulation, in memory of Merton's former Biochemistry Tutor, was held in São Paulo in July this year.

July 2016

Two major building projects get underway this summer here at Merton, ensuring that our 13th-century buildings remain fit for 21st-century use.

Professor Paterson has been appointed as the new Head of Department for Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics, with effect from October 2016.

Merton's Professor of Corporate Finance Law has been appointed as a member of the Securities and Markets Stakeholders Group for a 2½ year term.

June 2016

We are delighted to announce that we are now an accredited Living Wage Employer. The college joins over 2,500 employers nationwide in guaranteeing an hourly rate of at least £8.25 to all of our employees, whether full-time or part-time.

Professor Peter Holland has been awarded the 2015 ZSL Frink Medal, the Society's highest award for significant and original contributions by a professional zoologist to the development of the science.

Competition was so tight that the judges have not only named joint winners, but have chosen a runner-up as well.

May 2016

Molly's poem Sinai explores the theme of government in the Book of Exodus.

Merton second-year undergraduate Toby Adkins has been awarded first prize in this year's Department of Physics Speaking Competition, repeating the success of last year's winner, Chris Hamilton.

The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum takes possession of artefacts uncovered on a former battlefield in France which could be those of John Legge Bulmer (1913).

The prize recognises both her interdisciplinary work and the impact of her research discoveries in medicine.

Merton's Tutor in Music Professor Daniel Grimley was voted Outstanding Supervisor in the Humanities category in the 2016 OUSU Teaching Awards.

April 2016

Artur Ekert, Merton's Professorial Fellow in Quantum Physics and Cryptography, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Merton students who have just finished the 2016 Telephone Campaign have come together to say 'thank you' in a video.

Ten Merton history finalists and their tutors have just returned from their annual reading party in Cornwall.