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A Conversation about Bipolar Disorder: podcast now available online

Lucy Newlyn and Richard Lawes

Professor Lucy Newlyn, Emeritus Fellow and tutor in English at St Edmund Hall from 1984 to 2016, returned to the College last week to take part in a conversation with Dr Richard Lawes (Lecturer in English at Regent’s Park College and Consultant Psychiatrist to the University's Counselling Service) about bipolar disorder. This followed the publication, earlier this year, of Lucy’s 15-year memoir, Diary of a Bipolar Explorer.

Postgraduates elect Ronnie Guthrie as next MCR President

Ronnie Guthrie

Congratulations to Ronnie Guthrie who has just been elected by his fellow postgraduate students at St Edmund Hall to be their next MCR (Middle Common Room) President. Ronnie is a second-year DPhil Student in Earth Sciences, who is part of the NERC DTP (Natural Environment Research Council Doctoral Training Partnerships) in Environmental Research, based in the Department of Earth Sciences. We asked Ronnie to answer a few questions to help introduce himself to the wider Teddy Hall community.

Can you tell us a little about yourself and what you’re studying?

Expanding the College’s student accommodation at Norham Gardens

Room G2 at 24 Norham Gardens

St Edmund Hall took ownership of 24 Norham Gardens, a spacious Victorian house spread over four floors, in the summer of 2015. The purchase was made possible thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor and the bequest of alumnus Mr William Asbrey (1949, Jurisprudence). Under previous owners, the house had gone through a vast array of different uses and the College took on the challenge of unravelling these over the following twelve months to ensure that all compliances were met in terms of its future use.

DPhil student Layal Liverpool awarded British Science Association Media Fellowship 2018

Layal Liverpool

Layal Liverpool, a third-year Infection, Immunology & Translational Medicine DPhil student at St Edmund Hall, has just been awarded a prestigious British Science Association (BSA) media fellowship, funded by the Society for Applied Microbiology.

St Edmund Hall elects new Principal

Professor Kathy Willis

The Governing Body of St Edmund Hall is delighted to announce the election of Professor Katherine Willis as Principal to succeed Professor Keith Gull on 1 October 2018.

Extending scientific capabilities: MeerKAT telescope data used in first research article

The MeerKAT radio telescope in the Karoo in the Northern Cape, South Africa. Image credit: SKA South Africa

St Edmund Hall's Senior Research Fellow Dr Aris Karastergiou is one of the co-authors of an article published recently in The Astrophysical Journal (5 April 2018). It is the first scientific article based on MeerKAT data, and is entitled Revival of the magnetar PSR J1622-4950: observations with MeerKAT, Parkes, XMM-Newton, Swift, Chandra, and NuSTAR.

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