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Geddes Student Journalism Prize winners announced for 2018

George Gillett receives his Geddes Prize certificate from Laura Kuenssberg, and with Principal Keith Gull

This year’s three Geddes Trust prizes were awarded last week to three very talented Oxford student journalists. Laura Kuenssberg, political editor of BBC News, made the presentations at St Edmund Hall, before giving this year’s Geddes Lecture in the Examination Schools. George Gillett (Green Templeton College) won the main Philip Geddes Prize, worth £2500, for the most promising student journalist at the University of Oxford.

DPhil student James O’Donovan awarded British Medical Association grant to fund project in Uganda

James O'Donovan with a colleague in Uganda

Congratulations to postgraduate student James O'Donovan (2017, DPhil in Education), who has recently been awarded a competitive grant for £8000 from the British Medical Association to fund a research project he is running in Uganda as part of his DPhil project. The project is to support the development and evaluation of a World Health Organisation training programme in Ear and Hearing Care for Community Health Workers in rural Uganda.

New gilding for Teddy Hall’s historic well

The well in St Edmund Hall's Front Quad, showing the inscription with its new gilding

The well has long been a focal point in the College’s beautiful Front Quad, but has recently become even more eye-catching thanks to some gilding work on its inscription. This came about through the generosity of Darrell Barnes (1963, Modern Languages), who also had the idea in the first place. Tom Ball of Swan Farm Studios carried out the work for us.

Teddy Hall’s Got Talent 2018

Robin de Meyere

Thanks to the JCR’s Arts and Culture Reps, Mary Gatenby and Cazzie Winterton, for the following report.

Thursday of Third Week saw members of both the JCR (undergraduates) and MCR (postgraduates) head to the Wolfson Hall to show off (or be shown) the talents the Hall has to offer. Despite the patience required whilst we ran around setting up the event, we had a great turn out from the crowd.

Talks to mark anniversary of the White Rose trials – resistance in Nazi Germany

Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst

This month marks the 75th anniversary of the arrest of Hans and Sophie Scholl (18 February 1943), after they were caught spreading anti-Nazi leaflets in the University of Munich. Five days later they and a friend, Christoph Probst, were tried and executed on Hitler’s orders. Adopting the name The White Rose, the Scholls and their student friends opposed National Socialism by circulating thousands of leaflets telling other Germans that they had a moral duty to resist Hitler.

Engineering students discuss their research in short film, shot at St Edmund Hall

Goran Banjac and Bartolomeo Stellato in St Edmund Hall's Old Library

Two of our postgraduate Engineering Science students, Goran Banjac and Bartolomeo Stellato, feature in a recent short film about the international PhD programme in which they have been involved, TEMPO (Training in Embedded Predictive Control and Optimization).

Music at St Edmund Hall for Hilary Term 2018

The Teddy Hall Choir rehearsing in the College Chapel

We are pleased to announce a busy programme of music at the College this term.

Friday 2 February, 21:15 in the Chapel
Compline by Candlelight
The Choral Scholars of St Edmund Hall sing works by Schütz and Eccard.

'Ex Aula' research journal returns for new series

An image suggesting the notion of a Russian cyberwar, of tanks going over binary code

After a successful launch last year, St Edmund Hall’s online postgraduate research journal, Ex Aula, is back for a new series. Eight articles are promised this term, on a wide range of topics, all written in an accessible, engaging way and aimed at a non-specialist audience. Take a look and find out more about some of the intriguing research projects that members of our MCR (Middle Common Room, our postgraduate student body) are currently undertaking.

Professor Climent Quintana-Domeque edits special journal dedicated to Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton

Climent giving an undergraduate tutorial at St Edmund Hall

Climent Quintana-Domeque, who is the College’s William R Miller Fellow and Tutor in Economics, is Guest Editor on the forthcoming special issue of Review of Economics of the Household, to be published in March. The special edition, entitled ‘Consumption, Poverty and Inequality in the Household’ is in honour of Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton.


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