Alex read for a Masters in Mathematics at Magdalen College, the University of Oxford (where he was a scholar) before going on to undertake research in Mathematical Physics, specialising, in particular, in the geometry of space-times that locally resemble doughnuts (known mathematically as *tori*). He has taught and tutored extensively at sixth form, undergraduate and Masters level. A passionate believer in the unique advantages of the Oxford tutorial method, he still tutors for the College whenever his schedule permits. Alex’s educational research interests lie in the effective use of new and emerging technologies to support and enhance the learning process and he directs the development of Greene’s cutting edge, cloud-based student online learning resource, Greene’s Online.
Oxford Open Day – June 2022
Join us on Wednesday 29th or Thursday 30th June 2022 as we look at how best to prepare for an Open Day at the University of Oxford.
With the return of in-person Open Days at the University of Oxford in the summer of 2022, Greene’s College Oxford would like to extend an invitation to all students, agents and institutional partners to join us for a free programme of Open Day preparation and university advice. Students are welcome to join us on either Wednesday 29th or Thursday 30th June 2022.
Students will be able to use our historic buildings in the heart of Oxford as their “hub” throughout the day, from which they can explore the city and visit the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. Students are very welcome to return to Greene’s as they wish throughout the day, if they feel they need a break from their other activities.
We will begin the day with a welcome breakfast at Greene’s, with the college’s Senior Academic Team, many of whom are Oxford graduates, followed by an introductory seminar on “How to make the most of the Open Day experience”. During this, your students will be able to discuss how to make the most informed choice about their course and college selection, and what it is like to live and study in Oxford.
In between visits to their preferred colleges, students will be invited to attend a question and answer workshop with our university preparation team over afternoon tea. In addition, they will be able to book one-to-one, personalised advice sessions with our university preparation advisors and specialist subject tutors.
The Greene’s Oxford Open Day events provide an excellent opportunity for potential Oxford applicants to gain insight into student life at the university, and to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of Greene’s staff and tutors.
|09:00 - 10:00||Arrive at Greene's College for your welcome breakfast.|
|10:00 – 10:45||“How to make the most of the Open Day experience” seminar.|
|10:45 – 14:00||Explore Oxford and visit university colleges; individual consultations at Greene's.|
|14:00 – 15:00||Q&A workshop with university advice team and afternoon tea.|
|15:00 – 17:00||Explore Oxford and visit the university colleges; individual consultations at Greene's.|
Greene's Core University Preparation Team
Mr. Alex Gray
Dr. Agnieszka Balicka
Director of Partnerships
Agnieszka is the College’s Director of Partnerships. Following her MA studies in Political Science and LLM in International Law she completed her PhD at Oxford Brookes University where she also worked as a lecturer. Her thesis, “Changes in International Law in response to terrorist attacks. A comparative study of Israeli and the U.S. state practice” was a combined study of International Law and International Relations. It was a culmination of her long interests in Middle East politics and international conflict and its aim was to contribute to the understanding of nature, status and determinants of international law in the aftermath of 9/11. She is a very experienced tutor, who taught Politics, International Relations and Law.
Mr. Matthew Uffindell
Managing Partner & Senior Tutor
Matthew has an M.A. in English Literature and Language and received a major exhibition and an English prize from University College, Oxford where he studied. Since leaving he has had wide experience in teaching and organising academic courses for students up to and including university level. He has taught a wide variety of subjects including the History of Language and Literature from Chaucer to the 20th century. However his specialist topics are the English Romantics and Charles Dickens. He has also provided English language tuition and advice for businesses on the use of English. Matthew was a Company Director and a Director of Studies of d’Overbroeck’s College in Oxford for a number of years and has lectured on English Literature at American universities. He has been an Assistant Lecturer at the Open University and continues to tutor when possible.
Dr. Rowena Fletcher-Wood
Academic Manager (Science)
Rowena read her Master’s degree in Chemistry at Somerville College, the University of Oxford, specialising in air sensitive superconducting materials. She obtained a First Class honours degree and a Distinction in additional History and Philosophy of Science. She undertook her doctoral studies at the University of Birmingham, and was awarded her PhD for research into environmental materials (thesis: Zeolites and Other Molecular Sieves for Chromate Remediation). An analytical chemist, she is one of a small number of specialists in Mössbauer spectroscopy. Since 2014, Rowena has worked as a research fellow into nuclear waste disposal at the University of Birmingham, Department of Metallurgy and Materials, a teaching fellow in Environmental Science at the University of Reading, and an engagement and evaluation expert at the University of Oxford. A Science Communicator, she has worked for the charity Science Oxford and as a freelancer, writing articles, training scientists, and delivering hands-on science events. Rowena is the Chair of the Environmental Chemistry Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry, executive editor of their biannual Bulletin, and outreach lead. She has been teaching maths and science since 2007, and has worked at Greene’s since 2015.
Mr. Grant Connor
Grant is the Academic Director of the College and is based at 45 Pembroke Street. He is a graduate of Magdalen College, the University of Oxford, where he studied Philosophy and Modern Languages (French). Grant’s academic interests are varied, but he specialises in the literature and thought of the early modern and modern periods, with especial focus on the development in French literary form (cultivated, in part, over his time at l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne). As a linguist he naturally has a strong interest in translation theory, linguistics and stylistics in a formal academic setting. An accomplished philosopher, Grant took his M.Phil. also from the University of Oxford specialising in pre- and post-structuralist French literary theory and criticism, during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Dr. Georgina Bartlett
Georgina is the College’s Academic Registrar and is based at 43 Pembroke Street. She studied for her undergraduate and Master’s in music at the University of Miami before undertaking her doctorate at the University of Oxford, where she researched 19th-century British broadside ballads under the supervision of Professor Suzanne Aspden. She was previously a lecturer in music and co-ordinating tutor at St. Peter’s College of the University of Oxford.
Mr. Guy Nobes
Head of Guidance
Guy Nobes studied Classics, and subsequently English Literature and Language, at the University of Oxford, graduating with a B.A. in English. After graduation, Mr. Nobes became an English teacher and a department Head of English, teaching at schools in the U.K. and internationally. After a career teaching English in a number of prestigious independent schools, he was appointed Head of the Guidance Department at one of the U.K.’s leading independent schools in Wiltshire.
Mr. Nobes has written extensively on careers and university advice, and is author of 60 Successful Personal Statements (now in its second edition) and The Personal Statement Planner, used by over 15,000 students annually. In addition, he is the editor of The Careers Directory and The Personal Development Guide, and also the on-line Degree Course Descriptions, each used by over 50,000 pupils, parents and professionals during every university application cycle. He is a member of various advisory boards, including UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service), an independent charity providing information, advice, and admissions services to some 700,000 university and college applicants every year.
Dr. James Moore
Natural Sciences Advisor
Dr. James Moore graduated from the University of Oxford. He is a former University of Oxford departmental lecturer and college tutor.