Coming from a rehousing council estate in the east-end of Glasgow, from a working-class family in which no one has gone to university, the image of an Oxford application was one of unattainability and pointlessness.
Student Blog: A First Term of Medicine
If you have somehow found your way here and just wanted a quick and snappy little summary of my first term as a medic at Oxford then here you go:
Student Blog: County Durham to Brasenose and back again
I was lucky enough to spend 4 years of my life as a student at Brasenose. In 2015, I arrived from a small village school in Durham to begin my English degree.
Student Blog: Studying Sanskrit
In October I began my studies in Sanskrit, the language of ancient Indian literature and Hindu scripture.
Student Blog: Enjoyed doing some maths for a bit, now I’m at Oxford
Two terms done and boy what a journey I have been on, up, down, backwards and lots of forwards!!
Student Blog: Eight Terms at Brasenose
Two years ago, almost to the day, I wrote an article for this blog about my first two terms at Brasenose and at Oxford.
Student Blog: Experiencing East Ham
Upon arriving in East Ham on Wednesday, Rev’d Sue gave me a ‘low down’ of the condition of East Ham which was helpful in not only getting straight to the point but giving me a lens with which to think about the rest of my visit
Student Blog: Bry and Sparkle
I grew up in an ex-mining town near Nottingham and went to a very standard state school. I always wanted to go to university, but coming from an area with little to no Oxbridge progression, I assumed it would be a local uni and I’d end up staying at home.
Student Blog: A first term to remember
Sitting here and reflecting on my first term I can’t help but feel utterly overwhelmed by the many beautiful experiences, amazing lessons and valuable changes I had within the short eight weeks of term!
Student Blog: Theo's Kaleidoscope
The summer of 2018 marked the end of my time at Brasenose, where I spent three of the happiest years of my life studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Research News: oral language intervention
A new study led by Brasenose College tutor Dr Sonali Nag Department of Education will develop and test an oral language.
Research Blog: Soft Robotics Lab
Professor Perla Maiolino has received support from Brasenose College for establishing her new Soft Robotics Lab at Oxford Robotics Institute and to pursue research related to providing robots with a “Sense of Touch”.
Student Blog: Christmas at Brasenose 2019
As Oxford begins adorning its buildings with lights, and the Christmas markets start to line Broad Street, the colleges also begin to take advantage of the budding festive atmosphere.
Sir Hans Kornberg, 1928-2019
It is with great sadness that we report that alumnus and Honorary Fellow Sir Hans Kornberg (Biochemistry, 1956) died on Monday 16th December 2019.
Student Blog: Brasenose wins Planet Pledge!
Hi everybody, I’m Margot and I just finished my tenure as Environments Rep for the Brasenose JCR
Opening the Amersi Foundation Lecture Room
On Thursday 5 December, the College was delighted to recognise the generosity of our alumnus Mohamed Amersi (EMBA, 2014), and the Amersi Foundation.
2019 University of Oxford Admissions Data Release Statement
Brasenose College welcomes the 2nd annual release of Oxford undergraduate admissions statistics. The College is concerned about the lack of Black British students as undergraduates as highlighted in the University statistics.
Research Blog: An evaluation of students’ sleep health
A wealth of evidence supports the importance of sleep for our physical, cognitive and emotional functioning.
New scholarship for UK BME graduate students
The Centre for Criminology in association with Brasenose College has launched a new graduate scholarship for UK BME students. The scholarship will provide full fees and maintenance support for a maximum of four years.
A Corner of Oxford’s History
In December 2018, the College purchased the Lloyds Bank building at Carfax, on the corner of High Street and Cornmarket. (Photo Cowan and Kingerlee Ltd)