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St Edmund Hall Material Scientists involved in exciting new research into thermoelectrics

Phonons or lattice vibrations, involve the atoms within the material moving in a collective way. They control the way heat and sound are transmitted by materials. Image credit: Rebecca Nicholls

A new Oxford University research collaboration could transform the design and development of a number of next generation materials, including thermoelectrics.

St Edmund Hall welcomes Bonn medievalists

Oxford and Bonn medievalists in the Senior Common Room at St Edmund Hall

From 18 to 21 June, staff and students from the University of Bonn will be in Oxford for an intense three-day colloquium on medieval German literature and culture, hosted by three German medievalists: Henrike Lähnemann (Professor of Medieval German Literature and Linguistics and Fellow of St Edmund Hall), Almut Suerbaum and Annette Volfing.

Suffragette journalist Rebecca West honoured with University of Oxford writing prize

L-R: Sophie Hardcastle, Helen Atkinson and Professor Keith Gull
The second Rebecca West Prize for Writing was awarded to Sophie Hardcastle, a visiting Provosts Scholar at Worcester College, at a ceremony at St Edmund Hall on Friday 1 June 2018.

Professor Kathy Willis recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Professor Kathy Willis

Principal-Elect Professor Katherine Jane Willis has been appointed CBE for services to biodiversity and conservation.

Kathy has been Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, since October 2013.

She said: "It is a huge surprise to be recognised in this way and I feel honoured and privileged - in particular for doing something I feel so passionately about.

However, it is not just a recognition of my own achievements but of the many scientists and colleagues I have been lucky enough to work with at Oxford and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew."
 

Aularian receives prestigious Coolidge Fellowship Award

The Coolidge Fellowship Award is the highest honour awarded to a scientist within General Electric. The award recognises a unique individual whose technical leadership, research contributions and mentorship of others over their career has driven advanced technologies and market disruption that have created new business value for General Electric.
 
The award is named after Dr. William D. Coolidge, a highly respected and accomplished inventor, technical leader and mentor whose work for GE has quite literally touched everyone who has ever turned on an electric light.

The Hall has elected new Honorary Fellows

Samira Ahmed
The Governing Body is delighted to announce the election of five new Honorary Fellows of St Edmund Hall, each of them distinguished in their respective fields, which include journalism, law, politics, literature and medicine. 
 
Those elected are all alumni of the Hall. Samira Ahmed (pictured) commented "It's a huge honour to receive this. My tutors at St Edmund Hall were instrumental in making me the journalist I am. They taught me to focus on looking at the evidence, analysing it carefully, trusting my instincts and being true to my values.

Victory in Basketball Cuppers

Teddy Hall basketball team

Thanks to Sam Scott (2015, Medicine) for the following match report.

Last Sunday afternoon, SEHBbC dominated a combined side from Green Templeton and St Anthony’s to win 2018’s Basketball Cuppers tournament. With many combined college teams in the tournament, a single college winning it all seemed unlikely, but this year’s Hall side was simply dominant.

The National Debt: A Short History published by Martin Slater

The cover of Martin Slater's new book on the National Debt

Martin Slater today publishes his book, The National Debt: A Short History, with Hurst and Co., giving a fascinating and very clear account of the national debt from medieval times through to the 2008 financial crisis and beyond. He will celebrate the launch with an event in College on Monday 11 June at 5:30pm, to which all members of the current Hall community and alumni are warmly invited (find more details here).

A History of Russian Literature: an epic project for Andrew Kahn

Andrew Kahn with copies of 'A History of Russian Literature'

Professor Andrew Kahn, our tutor in Russian, recently celebrated the completion of an eight-year project when A History of Russian Literature was published by Oxford University Press.

Oxford-Lingnan Exchange 2018

Teddy Hall students together with some of the Lingnan students who visited us

Thanks to Susana Hancock (2013, DPhil in Anthropology) for the following account of this year’s exchange visit to China by Hall students, in partnership with Chinese students from Lingnan University College, Guangzhou.

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