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George with beehives

Bees, Elephants and People

George Owoyesigire ’07 tells the story of The Bee Keeping project… Bees, elephants and people – what do they have in common? In the western part of Uganda on the edges of beautiful Kibale National Park all three are finding …

Connection time

When you were a student did you have a career mentor? Someone who could offer you professional knowledge, widen your network and give you access to great opportunities? If you did then you will know how valuable such a relationship …

Beer and Brookes in Boston

Joe McGrail ’13 had met lifelong friends at Oxford Brookes before he even started his studies here in 2012. His love of the University and Oxford inspired him to start an alumni chapter in his hometown of Boston, USA. “I …

Anorexia & the elderly

Dr Miriam Clegg is a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition. Her research is aiding the healthcare sector in understanding appetite, food intake control and energy balance in a variety of people. Miriam won an Oxford Brookes Research Excellence Award in 2016/17. …

Hello & welcome

Welcome to Observe, the annual magazine for Oxford Brookes alumni, supporters and friends. We live in changing times, both within the higher education sector – which is adapting to the largest legislative change for a generation – and the world …

Early Doric Club emblem - Oxford School of Architecture, 1927-1929

Historic Doric

In June this year the Doric Club, the Oxford School of Architecture’s alumni association, celebrated its 90th anniversary. Here we look at its fascinating history… 1927 The birth of the Doric Club In the 1920s there were no architectural courses …