Paul Fox (MPhil Russian and East European Studies 1983), has been appointed as UK Ambassador to Hungary.
Dr Jin Park (DPhil Politics, 1985) scored a surprise victory in the recent South Korean elections, winning the Gangnam-Eul district. He defeated incumbent Madame Jeon Hyun-Heui. Dr Park, described...Read more
Mr Kisaburo Ishii (Agricultural Economics, 1980), the former Ambassador of Japan to Romania was awarded the Romanian National Order for Merit, to the rank of Grand Cross.
This was to...Read more
Obituary by Professor Archie Brown (Emeritus Fellow)
Judge William (‘Bill’) Birtles
27 October 1944 – 13 January 2020
Professor Margaret MacMillan, Honorary Fellow and former Warden, has been appointed to the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) as 'Visiting Distinguished Historian'.
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Krzysztof Szubert (Academic Visitor, 2019-) received the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Rebirth of Poland (The Order of Polonia Restituta) conferred on him by the President of the Polish Republic...Read more
Hashi Mohamed (Msc African Studies, 2008) has written 'People Like Us' about social mobility in the UK, to favourable reviews.
Chesa Boudin (MPhil Latin American Studies, 2003) has been elected District Attorney for San Francisco. In the election, held on November 5, Boudin won with 50.83% of the votes in the final round...Read more
Glen Tullman (MSt Social Anthropology, 1982) has been given the 'Ripple of Hope' award by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organisation. His fellow awardees for 2019 were Nancy Pelosi, JK...Read more
Dr Wladyslaw Bartoszewski (Research Fellow, 1985-1989; SAM, 1989-1990) has been elected to the Polish Parliament as a member of the Polish People's Party. He is representing the Masovian district...Read more
Ariana Adjani (MPhil Russian and East European Studies, 2005) has been appointed a Leadership Fellow at the Society of Leadership Fellows at St George's House, Windsor Castle. This prestigious...Read more
Dr Michal Šimečka (MPhil Russian and East European Studies, 2006) has been elected to the European Parliament, representing the 'Progressive Slovakia' party. Dr Šimečka wrote his MPhil thesis on...Read more
The College is delighted that Professor Marilyn Booth (DPhil Comparative Literature, 1983) was the co-winner of the 2019 Man Booker International Prize, with Jokha al-Harthi, for Celestial Bodies...Read more
There is a renewed interest in Vasily Grossman, as his epic work on Stalingrad has recently been translated into English for the first time by Robert Chandler.
Dr Dana Brown (MPhil Russian and Eastern European Studies, 1994) has been named Dean of the Sprott Business School at Carleton University, Ottawa. Dr Brown was previously head of the Business...Read more