Message from the Principal
I always knew the Mansfield community was special. Now we are having the (admittedly, entirely unwelcome) opportunity to demonstrate our strength of spirit, our resourcefulness, and our commitment to our values, as we take our College through the crisis of the Covid-19 epidemic.
I am so proud of all of all my academic colleagues and staff, I want to thank them publicly for all of their work and efforts in recent days, demonstrating their deep commitment and resourcefulness, as they work tirelessly to support our students through this difficult time.
I am equally proud of our students, who have behaved calmly and rationally throughout, responding to our advice and supporting one another in myriad ways.
And all of us here are all so grateful for all the warm and supportive messages we have had from alumni and friends across the globe. They have really meant the world to us. Thank you for continuing to engage with us, for being patient and understanding as we postpone and rearrange much-anticipated events, gatherings, and other opportunities to reconnect, at least in person. And thank you for your generous and very much needed support of Mansfield – in all senses of the word.
A college is about a community of ideas, and just as ‘Stone walls do not a prison make/Nor iron bars a cage’, we are determined that coronavirus cannot stop that spirit of exploring together. We will be releasing some wonderfully creative online content in the coming days and weeks, to keep you in touch with Mansfield while we are unable to see you in person. Please follow us on our social media platforms to find out more.
Thank you again, and I hope you and your loved ones stay safe and well.
Helen Mountfield QC
Principal, Mansfield College
The University of Oxford has created a webpage to provide up-to-date information and support for anyone at the university with questions or concerns about COVID-19. This webpage can be accessed here: www.ox.ac.uk/news-and-events/coronavirus-advice
The University has created a new micro-site to support University staff currently working from home: ttps://hr.admin.ox.ac.uk/covid-19-resources#collapse1918131
You can find more information and guidance about the virus on the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England’s website, available here: www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response