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Laura Kuenssberg to give the 2018 Geddes Lecture

Laura Kuenssberg

We are delighted to announce that Laura Kuenssberg, political editor of BBC News, will deliver this year’s Geddes lecture on ‘The state we are in’, on Tuesday 6 March at 5:30pm in the Examination Schools (North School).

New Year Honours for Aularians

St Edmund Hall Front Quad

Aularians Susanna Berry (1982, Modern Languages & Linguistics), Daniel McCallum (1987, History), Mark Sedwill (1987, MPhil Economics) and Howard Orme (1979, PPE) have all been recognised in the 2018 New Year's Honours.

Susanna, the Deputy Director at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, was awarded an OBE for services to national security.

DPhil student publishes a research monograph on legal responsibility

Václav Janeček

St Edmund Hall student Vaclav Janecek (2017, DPhil in Law) has recently published a research monograph entitled 'Critique of Legal Responsibility'. The book is a result of Vaclav’s ongoing interest in comparative doctrinal legal research and comparative legal philosophy.

Hall Writers’ Forum celebrates fifth anniversary

The cover of the Hall Writers' Forum publication, 'Now We Are Five'

The Hall Writers’ Forum (HWF) will celebrate its Fifth Anniversary on Friday 9 February with the launch of two books: Now We Are Five, an anthology of HWF work; and Challenges, an online compilation of winning entries to challenges set on the Forum since it started in 2013. The Forum is an online community that was launched to support and encourage creative writing, dialogue, and collaboration amongst the students, staff and alumni of St Edmund Hall.

Entries open for Geddes student journalism prizes 2018

Philip Geddes in 1981

St Edmund Hall, together with the Philip Geddes Memorial Fund, invites applications from student journalists at the University of Oxford for this year’s Philip Geddes, Ronnie Payne and Clive Taylor awards. The value of the main Philip Geddes Prize is £2,500; the Ronnie Payne Prize for Foreign Reporting is worth £2,000; and the Clive Taylor Prize for Sports Journalism is £1,000.

Teddy Hall musicians visit the USA with the Oxford University Wind Orchestra

Anna, Simon, Brad and Leo on the orchestra tour

Four St Edmund Hall students – Anna Fletcher (2015, English), Simon Upton (2017, PPE), Brad Young (2016, Materials Science) and Leo Lerner (2017, MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance) – toured the East Coast with the Oxford University Wind Orchestra (OUWO) this December. They rehearsed and performed with various universities, returning to the roots of the modern wind ensemble. Thanks to Anna for writing this report of their trip.

Centre for the Creative Brain talk now online: Is Seeing Believing?

Dr Anthony Atkinson giving his talk at the Centre for the Creative Brain event

As part of the recent St Edmund Hall Centre for the Creative Brain symposium, Dr Anthony Atkinson delivered a talk on 'The Use of Point-Light Displays to Study the Perception of Biological Motion', now available to watch on our YouTube channel. He was contributing to an exploration of how our brain creates perception of the world around us, and how this understanding can be exploited to create art, theatre and even magic.

Teddy Hall Year in Review

Wishing all Aularians a Happy New Year! We hope to welcome you back to the Hall in 2018.

Visit our events page to see how you can get involved and visit the College this year.

Watch some of our highlights from 2017 in our annual ‘Year in Review’ video put together by the Development and Alumni Relations Office.

‘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:


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