We are always keen to receive news from alumni and to provide information on developments at Human Sciences as well as publicising the achievements of our current students. We accept possible contributions from our alumni for our annual newsletter.

Meeting Minds, 13-14 September 2021
Human Sciences is delighted to be taking part in the University's on-line Meeting Minds Global event. 

On Monday 13th September at 10am, Dr Caroline Phillips, Departmental Lecturer will be giving a talk on 'Diary of a Chimpanzee: Diet and Modelling'.

On Tuesday 14th September betwen 2pm and 3pm, drop into our 'booth' to talk to Professor David Gellner, Professor of Social Anthropology and Head of the Institute of Human Sciences, about his research and future plans for Human Sciences.  

You can register for Meeting Minds Global here.

News of Our Alumni


Congratulations to Linda Sarfo-Gyamfi who is one of six Oxford students to have been awarded a prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship, which is a graduate fellowship based at Schwarzman College at Beijing's Tsinghua University. Linda is one of 147 scholars selected from over 2,800 applicants and will begin her studies in the autumn of 2018. Linda graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford in 2016 and whilst here she was President of Polygeia, a global health think tank, as well as Oxford women in business. She is currently one of the youngest Partner Managers at the Facebook EMEA headquarters. She has previously worked at Thomson Reuters, the Boston Consulting Group and the UK Department of Business and Innovation and Skills. Through the Schwarzman Scholarship, she hopes to learn more about innovation in China.


Congratulations to Kate Hunt who has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Kate is Professor of Behavioural Sciences and Health at Stirling University. Her research focuses on understanding and improving human health and wellbeing, with a particular interest in the social determinants of health behaviours and health inequalities and culturally sensitised behaviour change interventions.


Congratulations to Belinda Stewart-Cox (who graduated in Human Sciences in 1984) who has been awarded an OBE in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours (in the Diplomatic Service and Overseas List). Belinda is the founder and executive director of the Elephant Conservation Network and says that Human Sciences  is "a perfect degree for anyone interested in conservation because it focuses on people as well as wildlife."

On 6 December 2011, H.M. Queen Elizabeth II invested Belinda Stewart-Cox with an O.B.E. for twenty-five years of service to nature conservation in Thailand.