Farewell to retiring staff members
The College farewells two long-serving staff this month, namely Jenny Pilgrim (Administrator) and Eddie Blower (Accountant) who are both retiring in mid-December after 13 and 8 years of service respectively.
Prof Russells fascinating work on malaria - one of the major killers of humans world-wide - came as an addendum to his most serious concern, climate change (and a liberal sprinkling of engrossing anecdotes), then the two topics came together at the end with the case of the yellow-eyed penguin.
Voted Top Tutor in Health Sciences in the 2017 OUSA Teaching Excellence Awards, Paul Pearce is highly regarded by students, and in giving some insights to his personal story, he gave us a liberal sprinkling of fascinating - sometimes somewhat frightening - anecdotes, as well as his prediction for the Rugby World Cup result.
After dispelling some of the misconceptions about coroners and outlining the work that they do, Coroner Robinson discussed some of the factors that affect society adversely, with some suggestions about how members could be involved in alleviating the situation of the less advantaged.
Originally on an athletic scholarship in Canada, Dr Cop became interested in literature and the English language at university, and, in a refreshingly interactive session, talked of research which aims to help improve teaching practice.