St Anne’s Online

St Anne's Online is a new series of videos and virtual events to help you to keep connected with College. You can also find more upcoming events here

St Anne’s College Festive Concert

December 2021

This is a recording of the festive concert held at St Anne’s on 4 December 2021, starring the St Anne’s Camerata, conducted by Dr John Traill. Programme John Traill: The Gardam Grace (arr. for Horn and Strings) Sibelius: Andante Festivo Schubert: Salve Regina,Op.153 (D676) [soprano – Vivan Ng] Thomas Hyde: Three Carol Preludes Britten: ‘Canto Primo’ from Suite for Cello, op.72 Bach: ‘Allemande’ from Cello Suite no.6 in D major, BWV1012 [cello – Kevin Zheng] arr. Willcocks: The First Nowell (for strings) Krol: Laudatio for solo horn [horn – Alice Knight] arr. Willcocks: O Come, All Ye Faithful (for strings)

‘What have PPE-ists ever done for us?’

October 2021

The panel discussion chaired by Jackie Ashley, renowned journalist and broadcaster, will discuss why so many PPE-ists end up in leadership positions and why the degree is described as a ‘passport to power’. We will also debate whether this is the degree that runs or ruins countries and institutions. This will be a wide-reaching discussion that will look beyond PPE to other degrees that have shaped many important people and moments in our lifetime. Joining Jackie Ashley on the panel will be Nikhil Rathi, Chief Executive of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, Professor Will Davies, The Gabriele Taylor Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, and Aisha Washington, Director of Operations at Get Further and Venture Partner at Ark.

Meeting Minds Global: In conversation with St Anne’s Honorary Fellow, Elif Shafak

September 2021

Discussion, interview and Q&A with award-winning British-Turkish novelist, Elif Shafak. Elif is a bestselling author in many countries and her work has been translated into 55 languages. In this event for Meeting Minds Global, Elif, an Honorary Fellow of St Anne’s, was interviewed by Dr Daniele Nunziata, Lecturer in English Literature at St Anne’s College, alongside second-year St Anne’s English and Modern Languages student, Ella Lebeau. 

Meeting Minds Global: The Global and UK Economic Impact of Covid-19

September 2021

Online panel discussion and Q&A with St Anne’s alumnae from the world of finance, chaired by Sir Danny Alexander. The panel, which included Paul Donovan, Chief Economist UBS Global Wealth Management, Swee-Kheng Lee, Chief Operating Officer at Infinitum Investors Group Ltd, and Alpesh Patel, UK Government Dealmaker at the Department of International Trade, were asked to give a short overview on what they believed to be the impact on and the future of the Global and UK economies as a result of Covid-19. This was then followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A facilitated, and with input from, the Chair. The session covered the impact on markets, inflation, investments, prices, and social inequalities.

“A Cure for Alzheimer’s: Are We There Yet?” by Dr Zoi Alexopoulou

August 2021

A recording of an online talk by Dr Zoi Alexopoulou of St Anne’s College, on the subject of recent research into Alzheimer’s Disease and how close we are to a cure.

Daniele Nunziata, Colonial and Postcolonial Cyprus

May 2021

Daniele Nunziata, Stipendiary Lecturer in English at St Anne’s College, introduces his recent book Colonial and Postcolonial Cyprus. To find out more about Daniele’s book visit 

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake

May 2021

A demonstration of how to make a Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake. Recipe from Pastry Chef Ian Smith and demonstration given by Head Chef Ben Gibbons.

Q&A with Elizabeth Longrigg

April 2021

A Q&A with St Anne’s alumna Elizabeth Longrigg about her recently published book and her journey to becoming an author.

Interview with Leroy Knowles

March 2021

Helen King, Principal of St Anne’s College, speaks with Leroy Knowles about his experience of attending St Anne’s College and what he has gone on to do since.  In the interview, Leroy describes how he succeeded at getting into and studying at Oxford despite the extraordinary challenges he faced.

St Anne’s Investment Consultation Review

March 2021

This video provides an overview of the consultation held by St Anne’s to review its ongoing investment strategy to ensure the College investments better balance the financial needs of the College with longer term sustainability. The investment consultation was launched on 30th January 2020 and asked for student, Fellow and staff input into a future investment strategy for the College

The Loaf, The Myth, The Legend, Sourdough

Tuesday 17th November 2020

Ben Gibbons, Head Chef at St Anne’s College, delves into the mysteries of sourdough and gives hints and tips on how you can create this notoriously tricky loaf. 

Rising Researchers – Dr Laura Seymour

Tuesday 10th November 2020

St Anne’s Stipendiary Lecturer in English, Dr Laura Seymour, speaks about her research on disability, neurodiversity and performance in Early Modern literature.

Rising Researchers – Will van Noordt

Tuesday 27th October 2020

Will van Noordt, candidate for the D.Phil. in Engineering Science at St Anne’s, speaks about his research into hypersonic turbulence modelling.

Rising Researchers – Dr Marta Arnaldi

Tuesday 20th October 2020

Dr Marta Arnaldi, Stipendiary Lecturer in Italian at St Anne’s College, tells us about her Post Doctoral Research project Translating Illness and also her new project Translating COVID-19. 

Rising Researchers – Benjamin Lange

Tuesday 13th October 2020

Benjamin Lange, candidate for the D.Phil. in Philosophy at St Anne’s, talks about his research into Partiality. 

Insight into the St Anne’s Society

Tuesday 11th August 2020

Stella Charman, President of the St Anne’s Society (SAS), discusses what the Society aims to achieve, its plans for the future and gives a sneak peek into what is coming up for this year’s Meeting Minds event (previously Alumni Weekend).

Insight into Outreach at St Anne’s

Thursday 18th June 2020

Hannah Snell, Senior Outreach Officer at St Anne’s, gives us an insight into the outreach work which takes place at St Anne’s and how they have adapted to the current Coronavirus situation, ensuring that prospective students have all the information they need.

End of Term Virtual Quiz

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Missed our Virtual Quiz? You can view it here. Test your St Anne’s knowledge and compete with your friends to see who can get the highest score.

Live talk and Q&A – An Alternative History of Shakespeare’s Blank Verse

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Remember those afternoons at school learning about Shakespeare’s iambic pentameter, that de-dum-de-dum-de-dum rhythm which, your teachers may have told you, constituted the supreme meter of English poetry? In this Live talk, Robert Stagg (Lecturer in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, St Anne’s College) tries to persuade you that this rhythm and its history are far more interesting than meets the ear. 


Thursday 4th June 2020

Hear a wonderful musical recital performed by St Anne’s students at home. Created by the Music Society, ‘Quarantunes’ features a range of instruments, styles and compositions. 

Centre for Personalised Medicine

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Professor Simon Leedham is a Wellcome Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science, Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist and the Director of the Centre for Personalised Medicine at St Anne’s College. In this talk Simon explores the use of genetic investigation to help guide precision treatments in cancer and the possibilities, the potential and the pitfalls of personalised medicine in the modern day NHS.


Live talk and Q&A – Human Rights Implications of Covid-19

Tuesday 26th May 2020

What are the human rights implications of the worldwide responses to the Coronavirus pandemic? Professor Liora Lazarus, St Anne’s Law Fellow and Head of Research at the Bonavero Institute for human Rights, takes us through the potential ramifications of the legislative and regulatory responses to the Covid-19 pandemic and talks about her involvement with the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights report.

Cooking Demonstration – Chilled Soup

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Ben Gibbons, Head Chef and Natalie Smyth, Head of Catering at St Anne’s, show us how to make ‘Salmorejo’ an Andalusian chilled tomato and bread soup.

Ingredients; 6 ripe plum tomatoes, 3 slices of stale bread, 2 cloves of garlic , 600ml olive oil, 2 dessertspoons of sherry vinegar, Salt and pepper 

‘Due Regard’ Obligations

Thursday 14th May 2020

St Anne’s student Eirini Fasia, DPhil Candidate in Law at University of Oxford, explains her research into ‘Due Regard’ Obligations – Addressing Competing rights in the Law of the Sea.



Live talk and Q&A – A Personal Perspective on the NHS

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Live talk and Q&A on ‘A personal perspective on how the NHS has managed through the pandemic and plans for the future’ by St Anne’s alumna Charlotte Williams, Director of Strategy and Director leading hospital services restart from COVID-19 in an NHS trust.

Cooking Demonstration – Savoury Cake

Thursday 7th May 2020

Ben Gibbons, Head Chef at St Anne’s College shows us how to make ‘Feta Cheese and Sunblushed Tomato Savoury Cake’
Ingredients: 225g gluten free self raising flour (self-raising flour can also be used or if you only have plain flour, use 225g plain flour with 3tsp baking powder), 3 large eggs, 100ml olive oil, 100ml white wine, 100g vegetarian style Parmesan (or any hard cheese), 250g sunblushed tomatoes, 150g feta cheese, 4 sprigs of chopped thyme, Salt and pepper to season.

Live Talk & Q&A – Contact Tracing

Tuesday 5th May 2020

‘App-based contact tracing as a way out of the lockdown’ by Johannes Abeler, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Tutorial Fellow at St Anne’s College.