Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus has been adapted by Brasenose students for a new production, with nightly performances from Friday 26th February to Monday 1st March. The play was shown in the atmospheric Norman undercroft at Brasenose's Frewin Hall, where a lavish set had been installed. The play was directed, produced and marketed by Chris Kemp (MSt English) and Max de Vere (Mathematics 4th Year) and is their first ever production. The cast was made up almost entirely of Brasenose students.
Sir Moses Montefiore (1784-1885) was the preeminent Jewish figure of the nineteenth century: a humanitarian, campaigner for Jewish emancipation and a global celebrity. In MOSES MONTEFIORE: Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero, Dr Abigail Green, Fellow in History at Brasenose College, re-establishes Montefiore's status as a major historical player. Drawing on source material from eleven countries in nine languages, Green's sweeping biography interweaves the public triumph of Montefiore's foreign missions with the private tragedy of his childless marriage, and brings the diversity of nineteenth century Jewry brilliantly to life - from London to Jerusalem, Rome to St. Petersburg, Morocco to Istanbul.
Brasenose undergraduates directed and produced Far Away, a play showing from Tuesday 26th January to Saturday 30th January 2010 at the Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street. Far Away is a one-act play by Caryl Churchill, which deals with themes of war, loyalty, and the human response to extreme conditions. The production by the Macondo Theatre Company will emphasise personal rather than political conflict in the play and share with the audience Churchill's joy in dislocating ordinary language and situations.
Her Majesty The Queen visited Brasenose College on the 2nd December 2009. This was her second visit to the College. As Princess Elizabeth, The Queen lunched in Brasenose when she visited the University in 1948. Other monarchs who have visited the College include Queen Elizabeth I, in 1562 and 1592, King James I in 1605, and King George III in 1786.
A large number of students, Fellows and staff gathered on Old Quad lawn to welcome The Queen to the College.
Brasenose students Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock and Jenny Foreman cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats this summer in aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust.
David Cameron MP (BNC 1985) appeared at a sell-out event during the Woodstock Literary Festival in conversation with Prof. Vernon Bogdanor (BNC 1966) on Thursday 17th September 2009.