HammondOne of Brasenose’s greatest strengths is our ability to use all of the diverse interests and talents of this wonderful community to play a positive role in the community around us, as well as in the wider world.

blurbscontributorsDr Ferdinand Rauch opened the first Graduate Blurbs of Term by challenging head-on Economics’ reputation as a ‘dismal science’.  Modern economics, he countered, was vibrant field that addressed major problems in novel and productive ways, exerting a big impact on people’s lives, while being at the same time intellectually rewarding.

BrasenosestaffOne of the long term ambitions of the Brasenose College archives team is to open up the collections we care for to a wider audience. The National Archives, as part of their annual Explore Your Archive campaign, are spearheading such initiatives and ensuring that records kept in archives around the country are collected, made safe and accessible for the future.

David EdgarBrasenose College welcomes David Edgar as the Humanitas Visiting Professor in Drama for 2015. Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, aimed at bringing leading practitioners and scholars to both universities to tackle major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities.

AckrilThe seventh annual John Ackrill Memorial Lecture in Ancient Philosophy will take place at 5pm in Lecture Room XI at Brasenose College on Thursday 12th March (8th week). The lecture will be followed by drinks.

FosterProfessor Russell Foster, Fellow of Brasenose College, and Professor of Circadian Neurosciences, Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Director of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute has been appointed CBE for services to science.

Supporting rowers DTBHMy first term at Brasenose. Where do I begin? The main reason I chose Brasenose was because of the friendly atmosphere and the welcoming students I met on Open Day. Having finished my first term I can confidently say this friendliness has proven to be a consistent quality of Brasenose.

MelissainParisBy Melissa Thorne (English and French Third Year)

Paris holds so many romantic connotations, with famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Coeur and Notre Dame, to name but a few, that have a singular prestige in popular culture.

Lena in BonnBy Lena Garrett - 3rd Year German and Russian student

It’s hard to believe it’s Christmas already. The first half of my Year Abroad, which has been spent studying at Bonn University on an Erasmus exchange, is flying by.

WWI at BNCTo mark the centenary commemoration of the First World War there is currently a display in Chapel, which includes material from the college archive. Amongst the display is a Roll of Service, which lists the 665 members of the college who served in the war.

Mt KiliBy Jess Freedman (Second Year Maths and Stats student). "In October 2013 I attended a presentation by Student Adventures and Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) representatives, held in Brasenose..."


Physical Dose Distribution‘Blurbs’ made a welcome return to Brasenose on Wednesday evening of 4th week. Named after publishers’ dust-jacket summaries of a book’s contents, the usual format consists of two short presentations by members of the Senior Common Room (SCR) and Graduate or Hulme Common Room (HCR).

LouiseCharlotteFlorence1With thanks to our kind tutors, the College and the Holroyd-Collieu-Stelling-Hall Memorial Travel Grant, we were afforded the necessary means to soak up as much art, history, language and food as we possibly could in beautiful Florence this summer.

PrashatRollsThere is no doubt that an air of prestige surrounds the brand, Rolls-Royce. Although most of those outside engineering circles may hold the belief that Rolls-Royce are responsible for manufacturing the line of luxury cars, the reality of their nature – an aerospace giant which delivers civil and military aircraft engines – still beckons that same degree of class in the world of engineering.

Liam LangleyImagine looking out across an idyllic bay with the under an azure blue sky, the only clouds consisting of huge flocks of Puffins swirling around your head in the glorious evening sunshine. The previous sentence reads like a line from a “Visit Wales” advert, but for three months this summer it was a daily reality for me as I carried out my undergraduate research project on Skomer Island in Pembrokeshire.

JBBrasenose College is delighted to announce the election of Mr John Bowers QC as the next Principal.

Mr Bowers will take up his new post on 1st October 2015, when Professor Alan Bowman retires at the end of the next academic year. 


Brasenose College is delighted to announce the election of Mr John Bowers QC as the next Principal. Mr Bowers will take up his new post on 1st October 2015, when Professor Alan Bowman retires at the end of the next academic year. 

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