College Update: 8 September 2020

St Cross News and Events

This month, we begin to welcome new and returning students to St Cross College, and of course we will be opening more of our facilities, including lunches, to all of you, our College members. Ahead of welcoming you back into College, we hope that many of you will join us virtually on Saturday, 12th September for our Global Meeting Minds event. This event is open to all St Cross members, and we are delighted to be joined by both recent alumni and Fellows, including Professor Andrew Pollard, who will be sharing their work, research and experience with you. Details and booking information are available here. See you on Zoom!

News and Updates...

St Cross Fellow An Van Camp has discovered that a painting in the Ashmolean's collections, once attributed to Rembrandt but later thought to be a fake, did indeed originate in the artist's workshop. See the painting here, or on display in the 'Young Rembrandt' exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum.

St Cross alumna Saba Karim Khan has co-directed a new film, following the true story of two young men living on the streets of Karachi who went on to win the Bronze Medal for Pakistan in the Street Child World Cup in Rio. Concrete Dreams: Some Roads Lead Home has already won several awards in the festival circuit and will be released later this year. Watch the trailer here.

St Cross student Selena Milanovic has won the Medtronic Lightning Round Competition and the Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) Conference Best Poster Award. Read about her achievements here.

St Cross Fellow Professor Rana Mitter gave an interview to Global Times where he discussed how the memory of World War II still affects Chinese public consciousness. Read his interview here.

St Cross Fellow Professor Dan Hicks joined BBC Radio 4's Gary Younge to discuss how Britain's museums may respond to the Black Lives Matter Movement. Listen here.

We recently welcomed prominent theatre director Adrian Noble for a virtual lunch for both current and incoming Humanities students the reinvention of Shakespeare by contemporary directors, critics, readers and audiences. Read more about his virtual visit here.