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In this issue:

  • Events

  •  •  GTC student lecture series
  •  •  GTC Termly Forum
  •  •  The Story Museum: events
  • Employment Opportunities

  •  •  Summer Employment Opportunity in LMH
  • Outside GTC

  •  •  Berlin - Oxford summer school on open and reproducible research
  • Volunteering and trials

  •  •  Clinical trial: MERS-CoV vaccine in healthy adults

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Trinity week 8

Booking is now open for the recital at 5:30pm on Sunday 8 July in the GTC Common Room by our own Musician in Residence, the wonderful pianist MAKI SEKIYA. For this occasion, Maki has invited the renowned tenor JAMES GILCHRIST to join her.

Entry is FREE but, as space is limited, places must be reserved in advance. Visit for further details of the programme and to book seats.

The talks programme for the 10th Anniversary weekend is now complete and can be viewed here:

Also, as additional treats, The Jazz Collective will provide background music and an exhibition of photos/life at GTC for the Mingle in the Marquee (Friday 22 June 7 – 9 pm)


GTC student lecture series

Please join us for the second lecture of the GTC Lecture Series:

How to start your own business

by Patrick McQuillan

Register here:

We all have a few game changing business ideas. But great ideas are nothing without execution. And often we lack the knowhow to bring together a competent team, investors and community around our idea and product. Come learn how to get the ball rolling with your start up. We’ll tell you the key points you need to consider at each point from raising capital through to marketing you product and building a solid team to keep things going.

Every business is unique so we can’t promise you an A class business by the end of the talk. But we’ll show you proven methods for finding the A class business within your own ideas.

You’ll also have an opportunity to chat with Patrick after the talk to pick his brain on the specifics! You don't want to miss this opportunity.

When?Wed, June 20, 2018 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM BST
Where?Green Templeton College Lecture Theatre

GTC Termly Forum

Featuring presentations by the principal, the bursar, the GCR president
Followed by Q&A and discussion

When?21 June, 17:00
Where?GTC Lecture Theatre

The Story Museum: events

The Story Museum is proud to present a series of evening events featuring a host of favourite household names, exploring the books and stories that have stayed with them throughout their lives.
Check it out here:

Where?The Story Museum, Oxford

Employment Opportunities

Summer Employment Opportunity in LMH

LMH is looking to appoint a number of Residential Advisers (‘RAs’) to contribute to the practical organisation and running of an academic summer school for students from Chinese Universities. It offers an excellent opportunity to live in college during most of August, earn £700 for two weeks or £1,400 for four weeks and gain valuable preliminary experience in project management. Science based and humanities based academic programmes are running from 1st to 14th August, and a science based programme is running from 15th to 28th August.

Programme dates are 1st to 14th and 15th to 28th August.


Picking up the students from the airport, and getting them onto the coach (and return journey as well.)

Meeting the students and being a friendly presence throughout their time in LMH.
Ensuring that, Monday-Friday, the students are able to find their way between meals and lectures.
In the evenings, take part in any social activities with the students (movie nights, trips to pub, overseeing recreation).
Advise on personal trips that the students may want to take to London, Cambridge etc., and help with organised trips.
Help with any administrative tasks required by the lecturers or course leader.
Taking some photos in class and activities.
Recording the students' attendance.

Package: £350 per week for either two or four weeks
In addition board and lodging at LMH throughout the conference, including attendance at a 3-course formal dinner. No more than 7 hours a day worked in shifts.


-Positive attitude. Must be friendly and willing to socialise with -conference visitors.

-Reliable and punctual.
-Ability to speak Chinese (Mandarin) would be distinct advantage as would experience in a similar role.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email to obtain the relevant application materials

Outside GTC

Berlin - Oxford summer school on open and reproducible research

Interested in open and reproducible research but not quite sure how to start? Come to the Berlin - Oxford summer school on open, transparent, and reproducible research in the life sciences. We will have a core programme with lectures on preregistration, open data, statistics etc. and a number of workshops that can be tailored to your individual research interest.

The summer school is aimed at PhD students and postdocs. It is free to attend and we have bursaries of up to £500 per person to pay for travel and accommodation. We now accept applications until 1 July.

When?17th - 20th September 2018
Where?Berlin, Germany
Questions?Email Verena Heise
More info:Event website

Volunteering and trials

Clinical trial: MERS-CoV vaccine in healthy adults

The Jenner Institute, part of the Nuffield Department of Medicine, is looking for healthy volunteers to take part in a trial testing a new vaccine (ChAdOx1 MERS) against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), one of the most worrying newly emerging outbreak diseases. If you are aged 18-50 and are in good health you may be eligible to participate. The trial will involve 7 visits over a period of 6 months. Participants will receive up to £335 on completion of the study. To find out more, email the Volunteer Co-ordinator at or visit the website:

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