The Year in Pictures



TOMB RAIDER: Egyptologist Dr Chris Naunton (BA Ancient History and Archeology, 1999; MPhil Egyptology,  2001) unearths the secrets of Tutankhamun in his film  Mystery of the Burnt Mummy, aired on Channel 4 in  November 2013. The film is greeted with interest from  around the world.


MARTIAL ARTIST: Despite only taking up the sport in 2007 while studying, Katherine Paes (BSc Sport and  Exercise Sciences, 2008) is named 2012 Irish National  Champion in Taekwondo and now has aims of competing  at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Good luck, Katherine!


STEPPING BACK IN TIME: Proud alumni Richard (BEng & Man Mechanical Engineering, Manufacture and  Management, 1984) and Mandy Wantock (née Rees; BA  Theology, 1983) feel a strong sense of déjà vu as they  celebrate the graduation of their son, Tom (MSc Physics  and Astronomy, 2013) at a sunny summer ceremony. 


MANY STRINGS TO HER BOW: Amy Cunningham (BMus Music, 2006) and her organisation The Strings  Club, which provides instrumental courses for children  aged 4–12, are awarded the Nectar Business Start Up  of the Year 2013, presented by businesswoman and  The Apprentice star, Karren Brady CBE (DUniv, 2010).


SECOND TO NON: Non Stanford (BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences, 2010) becomes ITU Triathlon World  Champion at London’s Hyde Park, September 2013,  making her the first woman to win the under-23 and  senior world titles in successive seasons.


ONE DECADE ON: International charity InterVol celebrates its ten-year anniversary in 2014 having  originally been founded as a volunteering project at the  Guild of Students. InterVol has so far sent 500 volunteers  overseas and raised around £150,000 for its partners  in Bulgaria, Ecuador, Kenya, Nepal and Uganda.