Team of marine social scientists to set sail on interdisciplinary research expedition

Arzucan Nur Askin, a Biodiversity, Conservation and Management MSc student at Jesus College and the University of Oxford School of Geography and Environment, is to lead a new expedition that will examine human connections to the sea, and highlight the global marine issues facing our local UK coastlines.

Using digital technology to transform the archaeological study of marble

Archaeology meets digital technology in a new project being developed by Christopher Lyes, DPhil Candidate in Classical Archaeology. He's developing an online Marble Identification Workshop, using the collections at the University of Oxford Museum of Natural History. This novel digital tool will enable archaeology students to identify the range of marbles that they might encounter in their travels around the classical world. In this week’s College Coffee Break, Christopher explains what inspired him to create the Marble Identification Workshop, how his collaboration with OUMNH came about and how the pandemic has influenced the development of the project.

Innovative online British Bangladeshi and Pakistani Access Programme begins

Today Jesus College begins a major new access and outreach initiative for British Bangladeshi and Pakistani students in Year 12. This innovative online programme, applications to which were over-subscribed by four times the anticipated 100 originally planned, aims to help improve representation of British Bangladeshi and Pakistani students at top universities, by supporting them in making competitive applications.