A new poem, commissioned to celebrate our historical connections with Wales, and written by alumnus and acclaimed Welsh poet Llyr Gwyn Lewis (2009, MSt Celtic Studies), has been published today.
New research indicates that one of Jesus College's oldest Welsh links is with Llandysul in the scenic Teifi Valley of southern Ceredigion in west Wales.
Dr Peter Sutton, Alumni Engagement Manager, talks about the ups and downs of managing alumni events during the pandemic, all things ‘450' and finding novel ways to maintain a sense of community while we’re apart in this week's College Coffee Break.
Jesus College is to donate funds from the sale of its newly-launched 450th Anniversary clothing range to city-based charity Oxford Mutual Aid (OMA), as part of an ongoing drive to support local communities and businesses during the pandemic.
Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Principal of Jesus College, has officially launched our 450th anniversary year with a filmed message in which he highlights the strength of our community, the events which will mark this important milestone in our history, and gives thanks for the exceptional support that College members have shown during these challenging times.
2021 marks a milestone in the College's history – our 450th anniversary. The theme of our anniversary is ‘for all future times’ – a line taken from the original College Charter of 1571 and this year we’ll be exploring our rich history, our vibrant community, and our vision for the College’s future, through a wide-ranging programme of activities.
Emeritus Fellow Dr Felicity Heal is the editor and co-author of a new official history of Jesus College - ‘Jesus College Oxford of Queene Elizabeth’s Foundation – The First 450 years’ – which will be published in January 2021. We spoke to Felicity about how this exciting new account of our history came together.