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Testing Times: JCR Vice President Bilal Discusses His (Negative) Coronavirus Test and Being in Isolation


I’m not that great at introductions at all, but my name is Bilal. Some of you may know me as the JCR Vice President. Most of you will probably know me from last year, as the guy outside Hussain’s Kebab van every evening waiting for my large cheesy chips with barbecue sauce. But more recently,

Black History Month: Miriam Mikeba

This Black History Month, our College Nurse, Clare Woolcott, nominates Miriam Mikeba.  Clare says: “ Her music was the backdrop to my childhood in Zambia but she was much more than her music.  I have attached her obituary below:

Black History Month: Josephine Baker

This Black History Month, alumna Sue O’Brien (1977)  nominates  Josephine Baker.  Sue says: “On a visit to her former home (The Chateau de Milandes in the Dordogne) I learned a lot more than I had previously known about Josephine Baker. What a life. What a character. From an unpromising beginning in St Louis, Missouri, spending

Black History Month: Mamie Phipps Clark

This Black History Month, Mirela Zaneva nominates a psychologist and activist who inspires her – Dr Mamie Phipps Clark. Mirela says: “There’s a lovely short profile written up for her life and achievements from Columbia here: On a personal note, as a psychology student, she has motivated me to carry out socially meaningful work

Black History Month: Sislin Fay Allan and Pat Gallan

This Black History Month, Helen King nominates Sislin Fay Allen, first black woman police officer in the UK, and her former colleague in Merseyside Police and the Metropolitan Police Service, Pat Gallan, who as an Assistant Commissioner was the first black woman to achieve the rank of Chief Constable. Helen says: “I want to express my

Black History Month 2020: Nominations

Merze Tate (nominated by the Library team)  Sislin Fay Allan and Pat Gallan (nominated by Helen King) Mamie Phipps Clark (nominated by Mirela Zaneva) Josephine Baker (nominated by Sue O’Brien)  Miriam Mikeba (nominated by Clare Woolcott)  Tade Thompson (nominated by Tom Ilube) Ella Fitzgerald (nominated by Lorelei Piper)

Katsampouka, Eleni


Eleni Katsampouka Stipendiary Lecturer in Private Law Email: Academic background University of Athens (LLB, LLM (both dist)); University College London (LLM (dist)); University of Oxford (MPhil (dist)) Teaching Undergraduate: Torts, Contract, Roman Private Law Bio  Eleni Katsampouka is a Stipendiary Lecturer in private law at St Anne’s college. She teaches Tort Law, Contract Law and Roman

Buxton, Rebecca


Rebecca Buxton Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics Email: Academic background Rebecca completed her BA in Philosophy at King’s College London and her MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at the University of Oxford. Her current DPhil research focuses on political theory and migration. Teaching Rebecca is the Organising Tutor for Politics.  Undergraduate: Introduction to

Upmeier, Dr Markus


Dr Markus Upmeier Stipendiary Lecturer in Mathematics Email: Website: Academic background Before coming to Oxford, Doctor Upmeier held academic posts at the ULB Brussels and the University of Augsburg. He completed his PhD in pure mathematics in 2013 at the University of Göttingen. Teaching (tbc) Research interests His research on pure mathematics is