Alumni News

March 2020 e-newsletter

4th March 2020

Dinah Rose QC

Magdalen College is delighted to announce the appointment of Dinah Rose QC as its next President. She will take up office in September 2020 as successor to Professor Sir David Clary FRS, who will have completed 15 years of distinguished service as President of the College. Dinah Rose will be the 43rd President of the College since its foundation in 1458, and the first woman to hold the post. Read more.

News

The Access Project Partnership

Magdalen launched a three-year partnership with The Access Project (TAP) to help disadvantaged students in Nottinghamshire – one of our link regions. Magdalen will work with TAP to deliver tutoring and mentoring support, as well facilitating visits to College, providing volunteer tutors, and helping to resource the charity’s core programme. Find out moreEmail outreach@magd.ox.ac.uk to find out how you can volunteer as a tutor.

Professor Reynolds wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Emeritus Fellow Professor Vernon Reynolds has been given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Primatological Society, primarily in recognition of the Budongo Conservation Field Station he founded. Find out more.

Dr Suriyah Bi’s report featured in The Independent

The launch of a report into Muslim women’s experiences of work by Magdalen alumna Dr Suriyah Bi (2011) was featured in The Independent. Find out more.

Dr Kopano Matlwa Mabaso: Hero in the Field 

Magdalen alumna Dr Kopano Matlwa Mabaso (2011) was named one of Bill Gates’s ‘Heroes in the Field’ for the campaign she leads which aims to eliminate child stunting in South Africa over the next decade. Find out more.

Alumnae careers talk this Friday- All welcome

Carol Garbutt (1988), Jessica Jones (2005) and Fiona Thompson (1993), will discuss their careers after Magdalen and give advice to current students on their career choices. The panel discussion will take place in the Summer Common Room at 5.30pm. Attendance is free but booking is required. Please contact library@magd.ox.ac.uk

OX1 Incubator Demo Day event – Wednesday 11th March

Join OX1 for an evening of the very best in entrepreneurship at the University. OX1 is an incubator for new start-ups at Oxford, supported by Magdalen and co-founded by two Magdalen students. Attendance is free but booking is required. Find out more

Calleva Symposium ‘Molecular Perspectives on Evolution’ 

This year’s symposium “Molecular Perspectives on Evolution” will be on Saturday 9th may. Guest speakers are Professor David Stuart, Dr Joe Marsh, and Professor Mary Beth Hatten, with Professor Robert Gilbert and Dr Xiulian Yu. Find out more

Commemoration Ball – Saturday 27 June

There are still alumni tickets available for this highlight of the Oxford social calendar. Find out more about the Magdalen College Commemoration Ball and buy tickets here.

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Events

SATURDAY 28 MARCH
Gaudy for matriculation years 2009/10

SATURDAY 18 APRIL
New York Dinner

TUESDAY 21 APRIL
Los Angeles Dinner

THURSDAY 23 APRIL
San Francisco Drinks Reception

MONDAY 27 APRIL 
Civil Service panel discussion at the BBC

THURSDAY 30 APRIL
Chemistry Event

SATURDAY 9 MAY
Calleva Symposium

THURSDAY 14 MAY 
Longwall Society Reception

FRIDAY 15 MAY
Alumni Formal Hall

SATURDAY 16 MAY
Fastolf Society Lunch

FRIDAY 5 JUNE
Alumni Formal Hall

WEDNESDAY 10 JUNE
Alumni Formal Hall

SATURDAY 27 JUNE
Commemoration Ball

SATURDAY 4 JULY
Benefactors’ Dinner

SUNDAY 19 JULY
Garden Party

SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER
50th Anniversary Tea for those who matriculated in 1970

SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER
Alumni Dinner

SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
Gaudy for matriculation years 2003-05

FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER
Alumni Formal Hall

FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER
Alumni Formal Hall

WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER
Alumni Formal Hall

Did you know…
All our events are priced to break even or are subsidised. We want all alumni to be able to attend events where possible, so if you would like to attend a particular event and are not in a position to do so, let us know as we may be able to further subsidise a limited number of places on a case-by-case basis.

If you have access to a venue we could use for an alumni event or any recommendations, please contact alumni.office@magd.ox.ac.uk