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American Manuscripts and Medieval English

Thomas at Yale University in front of an archway

Having recently travelled to the East Coast of the United States to consult medieval manuscripts on a trip partly funded by the MCR 50th Anniversary Grant, Thomas Kittel reflects on the history of the ancient manuscripts and the libraries they are housed in.

Academic Medicine: OXCEP Medical Sciences course at St Edmund Hall

OXCEP Academic Medicine Course delegates in St Edmund Hall's Front Quad

38 medical academics and clinicians from China recently travelled to St Edmund Hall for the second Oxford Chinese Economy Programme (OXCEP) Academic Medicine Course. The guests arrived at the College on Sunday 2 June for the two-week course and were welcomed by St Edmund Hall Principal Keith Gull and Senior Tutor Professor Robert Wilkins at a formal dinner in the Wolfson Hall.

Life and Death in East Africa

Edward Mole photographed with his stethoscope in the Ethiopian mountains

Having recently returned from his trip to East Africa, Edward Mole (2011, Medicine) reflects on his experiences working at a large teaching hospital in Khartoum, Sudan and at a rural clinic in the remote Simien Mountains of Ethiopia.

Professor Peter Bruce FRS awarded Hughes Medal by Royal Society

Professor Peter Bruce FRS

The Royal Society has today announced the winners of seventeen medals and awards. The annual prizes recognise exceptional researchers who make outstanding contributions to science, and will be presented at the Society’s Anniversary Day meeting on 30 November. Professor Peter Bruce FRS (Wolfson Chair in Materials and Fellow of St Edmund Hall) is to receive the 2017 Hughes Medal, for his distinguished work elucidating the fundamental chemistry underpinning energy storage.

MCR 50th Anniversary Grant report: Jiale Wang

The Oxford team at QEM 2017

Jiale Wang, a third year DPhil student in the Department of Materials, was awarded an MCR 50th Anniversary Grant earlier this year, to assist him in attending a workshop about quantitative electron microscopic techniques (QEM 2017) in France.

Dr Mauro Pasta receives Piontelli Prize

Mauro Pasta with the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, during the assembly of the Accademia dei Lincei, at Palazzo Corsini in Rome

Mauro Pasta, Associate Professor of Materials and Tutor in Materials Science, was awarded the Roberto Piontelli Prize last month. The Prize is given every two years to a scientist (aged 40 or younger) for their scientific and technological contributions in the field of electrochemistry (corrosion, electrochemical energy storage/conversion, electrode processes).

It was awarded in the presence of the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, during the assembly of the Accademia dei Lincei, at Palazzo Corsini in Rome.

Successful Election for Teddy Hall MPs

Houses of Parliament

Teddy Hall had another successful night at the General Election as all sitting MPs who graduated from the Hall were returned by their constituents. 

Aularians gather for the annual alumni Bath Lunch

It was great to see familiar faces return for the annual Bath Lunch last month, as well as welcome many newcomers. Principal, Professor Keith Gull and Dr Dianne Gull were once again joined by alumnus Michael Cansdale (1956, Jurisprudence) to host alumni and friends at the Pump Rooms in the city centre, which provided picturesque surroundings.

Bandaged books: conservation work in the Old Library

Bandaged books undergoing repair in the Old Library

The Old Library has been a hive of activity this week, with almost 250 books undergoing repairs. Since 2011, we have been welcoming experienced library conservator Caroline Bendix to the College’s Old Library each year for one or two weeks.

John Dunbabin receives ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Archives and History

John Dunbabin receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award from Nick Thomas-Symonds

On 27 June the All Party Parliamentary Group on Archives and History presented John Dunbabin (Emeritus Fellow and former tutor in Politics at St Edmund Hall) with a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' for services to History. John was invited for lunch at the Houses of Parliament, and then received his award from the Group’s Co-Chair, Nick Thomas-Symonds (1998, PPE), who is a former student of the Hall, then subsequently a lecturer here in Politics, and now MP for Torfaen.

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