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Corpus biologists launch Oliver Rackham Society inaugural lecture and dinner

On Saturday 22 April, the College Oliver Rackham Society for Biologists held its inaugural Annual Lecture and Dinner.

Named after former Fellow, Master and Life Fellow Oliver Rackham OBE FBA, the Society brings together undergraduates, postgraduates, Fellows and alumni to provide a network for Corpuscle biologists to support their studies.

Following on from a Michaelmas Term quiz and Lent Term Careers Event at which alumni Hannah Austin (m2001) and Luke Henry (m2001) provided insight on non-academic career paths, the Society was delighted to welcome an enthusiastic 50 members to its first Annual Lecture and Dinner. Attendees were first treated to a lecture from Jeremy Thomas (m1966) who provided some personal memories of life at Corpus with Oliver before giving a truly awe-inspiring talk about his lifetime’s work on the conservation of the large blue butterfly.

Following the lecture and drinks on Old Court lawn, attendees were treated to a wonderful dinner before toasting both Oliver and the College in its traditional form: floreat antiqua domus! If any alumni would like to learn more about the Oliver Rackham Society and be involved in supporting its activities, please contact Professor Ewan St. John Smith.

Oliver Rackham Dinner