ProfKosterlitzMichael Kosterlitz, who carried out doctoral research at Brasenose College between 1966 and 1969, was yesterday named a Nobel Laureate in Physics for his pioneering work revealing the secrets of exotic phases of matter.

GeorgiHughIt's difficult to believe that three years have passed so quickly; it seems only a matter of weeks since Georgi and I were sitting together in the Ripon Grammar School hall, listening to Joe speak about Oxford and Brasenose.

combinesBoseleyThis summer I was lucky enough to have been offered work experience with the archiving department of the Bodleian library, through the university's career service internship programme.

Nugentproteins copyWhen I started looking at possible summer lab placements, I wanted to carry out a placement in Oxford that would be similar to the 4th year of my Biochemistry degree, which would involve a project in a professional lab environment.

roskilde2Nearly a month ago, I had a chance to visit the iconic Roskilde Festival in Denmark. The week was a terrific ending for my first year - a perfect displacement from my usual surroundings in Oxford and in my home town Helsinki.

bike3The Brasenose student bike scheme is now back up and running! This is all thanks to the hard work of Billy from the workshop, who fixed them all in his own time at no cost beyond the bike parts needed. We’re very lucky to have him and are so grateful!


 MG 0114Last week Brasenose College held our annual graduation events, where recently-finished undergraduate and post-graduates return to celebrate the end of their studies.

DanceTours2With thanks to the College and the Annual Fund, I was lucky enough to visit Tours, France for a weekend in April to be part of a video-dance creation process.

Rowing2016There are two types of people down at Oxford’s stretch of the Thames on Saturday of Summer VIIIs; the 15,000 spectators who sit eating burgers and drinking Pimms, and the hundreds of Lycra clad rowers gearing up for the final day of Oxford’s largest annual regatta. 

IMG 8750The next undergraduate Open Days at Brasenose College will be this week - Wednesday and Thursday 29th and 30th June. The College will be open from 9am to 5pm, and there’s no need to book, just turn up if you are interested in applying to Oxford for undergraduate study.

SiobhanHockeyI trialled for the University Hockey team on a spur of the moment decision at the end of fresher’s week, a decision that has shaped a significant portion of my time at university and experiences that now make up some of my fondest memories of the last three years.

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