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Aularian honoured at Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors

Suzanne & Robert Larson with the Chancellor

Jarvis Doctorow (1948, BA Modern Languages and Linguistics) was inducted into the Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors on Thursday 14 September at a ceremony attended by the Chancellor, The Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes CH. His daughter Suzanne Larson and her husband Robert accepted the honour on his behalf.

Academic Distinction at the Hall

Professor Roger Benson giving a talk at the St Edmund Hall Research Expo

Three academics from St Edmund Hall have been successful in this year’s Recognition of Distinction awards. The University of Oxford's Recognition of Distinction Committee has awarded the title of ‘Professor of Paleobiology’ to Roger Benson, ‘Professor of Constitutional Law’ to Aileen Kavanagh and ‘Associate Professor’ to David Dupret for his work in neuroscience.

St Edmund Hall Choir Tour: Wells

The St Edmund Hall Choir, from the Organ Room of Wells Cathedral

Thanks to Ella Khan (2016, English) and Annabel Redman (2016, Modern Languages) for the following report.

This year, the Teddy Hall Chapel Choir ventured out from the College to visit the City of Wells, Somerset on their three-day choir tour.

Strong Hall Performances on University Rugby Tour

Oxford Men's Rugby team before their first match

The Oxford University Men’s First Rugby Team are currently touring the East Coast of the United States, visiting Boston and the Ivy League universities of Harvard, Yale and Princeton. They will also visit the US Military Academy at West Point before moving on to New York. Their ‘showpiece’ match will be in Philadelphia, where they will face the Collegiate All American XV.

Professor David Dupret given Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award 2018

Professor David Dupret

We are delighted to announce that Professor David Dupret (Fellow by Special Election in Neuroscience at St Edmund Hall) has been awarded the 2018 Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award for his research on the dynamics of neuronal assemblies during memory processes. The award is given in recognition of outstanding and innovative scientific work from all areas of neuroscience research.

Memorial Service for Dr Ann Taylor, former Fellow and Tutor in Physiology

Ann Taylor, photographed by John Cairns

We will remember and celebrate the life of Dr Ann Taylor in a Memorial Service on Thursday 19 October at 2:30pm in the University Church of St Mary-the-Virgin, Oxford. Tea will be served afterwards in the Wolfson Hall at St Edmund Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Microscopy and Microanalysis

Yi-Sheng Chen being awarded his microscopy prize

Having recently returned from St Louis, USA, Yi-Sheng Chen (2014, Material Science) reports back on a useful trip to the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2017 conference.

An evolving outlook: new insights on island biogeography

Illustration taken from the article in 'Science' illustrating the biogeographical processes of migration, diversification, and extinction on islands

In a new paper published in Science, marking the 50th anniversary of Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson's seminal work Theory of Island Biogeography, Professor Robert Whittaker (Fellow and Tutor in Geography at St Edmund Hall) et al. review the most interesting recent developments in a field that is once again seeing an era of rapid developments and new insights.

Professor Frank Trentmann to give this year’s Emden Lecture: 'Empire of Things: a New History of Humans and their Stuff'

Professor Frank Trentmann

We look forward to welcoming Professor Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck, University of London) to St Edmund Hall on Friday 24 November to deliver this year’s Emden Lecture. Professor Trentmann is a specialist in the history of consumption and his lecture is entitled 'Empire of Things: a New History of Humans and their Stuff'.

The Emden Lecture is the College’s annual history lecture, aimed at a general audience. It is free of charge and open to all.

Life in space and life at university

Pupils at a mock-graduation as a part of the day

In July, Teddy Hall welcomed a class of Year 6 pupils from local Rose Hill Primary School for a day of Earth Science themed activities. This is the third consecutive year that we have been able to continue this partnership, providing pupils with the opportunity to see what life is like within an Oxford college and experience hands-on science activities with members of the Department of Earth Sciences.


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