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Class Notes

We continue to be inspired by our alumni. Each month, we highlight a selection of your achievements to share with our community. 

September 2023

Line Break imageProfessor Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze (French, Grey College, 1996-2000; Teaching & Learning in HE, Graduate Society, 2002-03; current staff member) has recently penned ‘Les Malices’ – a fictional account of the notorious Papin sisters’ case of 1933. Line Break imageAngelica Krystel von Kumberg (International Relations, St Mary’s College, 2015-18) published her debut fiction novella ‘The Flowers of Hiraeth House’ in July.

Line Break imageShelby Navone (Museum Studies, Ustinov College, 2019-20) has been awarded the 2022 Geoff Egan Prize from the Finds Research Group for research conducted during her MA at Durham.

Line Break imageSam Newbould (Theology, Trevelyan College, 1990-93) will be touring the UK with his sell-out jazz quintet later this month.

Line Break imageNick Obolensky (Russian, University College, 1977-80) has been accredited as an Agile Business Thought Leader by the international Agile Business Consortium, building on the work of his book ‘Complex Adaptive Leadership: Embracing Paradox and Uncertainty’.

Line Break imageElena Njoabuzia Obwochei-Garcia (Combined Arts, Collingwood College, 2015-19) has been selected for the internationally renowned Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition, launching in Blackpool this month.

Line Break imageDr Eve Poole OBE (Geography, Josephine Butler College, 2008-13) has recently published new book ‘Robot Souls: Programming in Humanity’.

Line Break imageDr Louise Powell (Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies, St Chad’s College, 2014-15), 2023 Writer in Residence at Josephine Butler College, was announced as the winner of the Sid Chaplin Award as part of the Northern Writer’s Awards in June.

Line Break imageJenn-Hui Tan (Law, St Cuthbert’s Society, 1996-99) has been appointed Fidelity International’s first Chief Sustainability Officer.

Line Break imageJohn Wallace (Doctorate of Theology and Ministry, St John’s College, 2022) published ‘Anglo-Catholic Church Planting: Can it Work?’ in July with Sacristy Press.

Line Break imageDr Anthony Wells (History, St Cuthbert’s Society, 1965-69) features in White House Chronicle episode ‘Protecting Democracy’ aired by America’s PBS. 

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