wellOnce again Brasenose is learning about its past by improving for its future. Old Cloisters is back to being a reading room for the summer term, however in the last few months a number of exciting discoveries have been made during the renovation works in Old Cloisters and in Deer Park quad.

PaterSociety11On the last day of the winter term, laughter could be heard coming from our lecture room as the Pater Society played host to the improvised comedy group Whiskey For Breakfast.

cuppersbncIn a truly nail-biting match at Iffley Road (the Wembley of Football Cuppers), Brasenose College triumphed over Teddy Hall last Friday.

iangibbsIan Gibbs-Seymour has been awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship.


 MG 1521Professor Christopher McKenna has won the prestigious Harold F. Williamson Prize.

MarkWilliams“Tell me, what exactly is the function of a rubber duck?”

FradleyandteamThis spring Matthew Ward (Second Year, Law) and I competed as part of the Oxford team in the International Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition in Oxford.

CollierThe Brasesnose PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) Society was set up in 2016 by us, (Vivek Gupta and Will Feerick) two second year PPE-ists. The aim of the society is to invite interesting speakers to come and talk to students on topics related to one of the three subjects.

Les Mil poster 2If you’d told me a year ago that there was going to be a performance of the musical ‘Les Milibandles’, I would have made some very sarcastic noises of disbelief.

Helen Firth1Last month former Brasenose student Helen Firth delivered the inaugural Lady Estelle Wolfson lecture in translational medicine at The Royal College of Physicians’.

Uganda1 2This Summer I decided to avoid the traditional Summer Internship, and instead spend two months on a voluntary project in Uganda. 

AleVerse2016On the 9th February, Brasenose College came together to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, the last day before lent, through the traditional Ale Verses.

ElspethAward.jpgFollowing news of her Mildred Dresselhaus Guest Professorship award, Professor Elspeth Garman was presented with her certificate at a ceremony at the Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging, in Germany last month.

Stocker Room Wall PaintingDuring the current project to expand the library space, long forgotten wall paintings from the 16th and 17th century have been discovered.

Burns Night 2014On the 30th of January Brasenose College came together for Burns Night, a night where we celebrate the life and works of the quintessential scot, the man who puts Nicola Sturgeon to shame, the immortal Robert Burns.

forbesBrasenose College was well represented in the 2016 EU Forbes 30 Under 30, with not one but two alumni named among the list of Europe’s best and brightest under the age of 30 in the Science & Healthcare and Finance categories.


WP 003678Are you thinking of applying to Oxford University and would like to have a look round a College during the February half-term week?

This term we embarked on a new initiative: The Library and Archives “In Conversation” Series, where a student or former student quizzes an “expert” in front of an audience. Discovering Traherne

chinesesEvery year, during the second term, there are a number of special dinners held in college. These include Ale Verses, Burns Night, Chinese New Year and many more.

The Oxford Seminar for the Caucasus and Central Asia (TOSCCA) has recently launched its brand new weekly meeting, which is being hosted at Brasenose.Thomas Wilde1