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‘Humans and their Stuff’: Emden Lecture 2017 now online

Professor Keith Gull with Professor Frank Trentmann, in the Doctorow Hall

This year’s Emden History Lecture is now available to watch on the St Edmund Hall YouTube channel. Given by Professor Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck, University of London), the 2017 lecture was a fascinating exploration of the history of consumerism.

Teddy Hall alumni team on Christmas University Challenge

St Edmund Hall Alumni Team on University Challenge

We are delighted that a team of Teddy Hall alumni are representing the Hall on the special series of Christmas University Challenge this December.

The show will be broadcast on Friday 29 December at 18.30 on BBC2. For more information on the series or if you miss the show, go to the BBC website here.

Our team includes:

Environmental Research students win Elsevier travel grants

Lucy Kissick and Ben Fernando with their posters at the student conference

Congratulations to St Edmund Hall postgraduate students Lucy Kissick and Ben Fernando, who both won Elsevier travel grants yesterday at the student conference of the Oxford NERC DTP (Natural Environment Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership) in Environmental Research.

Dr Charlotte Stagg receives Sieratzki UK-Israel Early Career Researcher’s Prize

Charlie Stagg at the award ceremony, with other winners

Earlier this week, Dr Charlotte Stagg was awarded the UK Early Career Researcher’s Prize, one of four prestigious Sieratzki UK-Israel Prizes for Advances in Neuroscience – an initiative by the Sieratzki family, supported by the British Neuroscience Associations (BNA) and the Israel Society for Neuroscience (ISFN).

33rd Annual New York Dinner a great success with a record number of attendees

Attendees at the NY Dinner

On 17 November, over 80 Aularians from North America and further afield gathered for the 33rd annual New York Dinner. The event provided an opportunity to mark the Principalship of Professor Keith Gull and, as such, attracted a record number of attendees.

As well as seeing many familiar faces, it was a pleasure to welcome many newcomers, including a good number of younger Aularians. Bill Miller (1949, PPE), the founder of the New York Dinner was in attendance, along with Justus O’Brien (1979, PPE) who kindly hosted the dinner at the Racquet & Tennis Club.

Teddy Hall players to take part in Varsity Rugby

Oxford captain Sophie Behan and Cambridge captain Lara Gibson with The Rhino Trophy – Wired Photos

The annual Oxford v. Cambridge Varsity Rugby matches take place this Thursday, 7 December, at Twickenham, and once again there will be Teddy Hall representation in both the men’s and women’s sides.

Instrumental Award holders announced for 2017-18

St Edmund Hall's Instrumental Award holders, in the College Chapel

Following recent auditions with the Director of Music, Chris Bucknall, and Professor Henrike Lähnemann, six undergraduates were selected to receive instrumental awards this year.

Congratulations to the following students:

How do you run a marathon with two kids?

Jessica Bruce running while pushing her two children in a double buggy

Jessica Bruce (née Leitch, 2002, Engineering Science) recently broke her second official world record for marathon running. Her first record had been for running a marathon whilst pushing her young son Daniel in a buggy, in a time of 3 hours 17 minutes. This time, she was attempting to run a marathon with Daniel and his baby sister, Emilia, in a double buggy – a feat she achieved in an impressive 3 hours and 22 minutes!

Oxford College Castaway: a student take on Desert Island Discs

Alice and James in the Oxide studio

Postgraduate student Alice Watson (2017, MSc in Migration Studies) has recently started her own show on the University’s student radio station, Oxide Radio. ‘Oxford College Castaway’ is a reinvention of BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, with Alice interviewing undergraduate or postgraduate students about their lives, experiences, and journeys to Oxford.


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