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Teddy Talks now online

Friday, 7 April 2017

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Professor Philipp Podsiadlowski discussing gravitational waves in his Teddy Talk
Professor Philipp Podsiadlowski discussing gravitational waves in his Teddy Talk

The short talks, presented by academics and postgraduate students of the College at this year’s St Edmund Hall Research Expo are now available to watch online.

You can also find out more about the day as a whole in our short introductory video, below, presented by Dr Linda Yueh (Fellow by Special Election in Economics).

Each Teddy Talk is around ten minutes long and aimed at a non-specialist audience, similar in style to TED talks. The varied topics range from a discussion about whether there was history in the Middle Ages from Dr Emily A. Winkler (John Cowdrey Junior Research Fellow in History), to an explanation of why the recent detection of gravitational waves has been such an important discovery for astrophysics by Professor Philipp Podsiadlowski (Professor of Physics and Tutor in Physics).

Other subjects include children’s writing about World War II in Germany; ending poverty; cancer immunotherapy; philosophy and neuroscience; and banned books in the College’s Old Library. The whole series of talks is available on the St Edmund Hall YouTube channel and also on the University of Oxford’s podcasting site and iTunesU.

St Edmund Hall’s Research Expo is now a biennial event in the College calendar, with the first Expo taking place in 2015. It aims to bring together students, academics, staff and alumni to celebrate and share the wide variety of research carried out here.