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Alumni return to Teddy Hall for their 50th Anniversary Dinner

It was fantastic to welcome back the matriculands of 1967 in September for their 50th Anniversary Dinner, celebrating the half century that has elapsed since their matriculation. We were fortunate to have great weather on the day so our alumni along with Vice-Principal, Professor Stuart Ferguson and Director of Development, Gareth Simpson gathered in the Front Quad for an enjoyable drinks reception following Evensong in the Chapel. Many guests enjoyed looking back at their matriculation images and various other photographs from their time at the Hall.

MCR 50th Anniversary Grant Report: Sneha Menon

A vocational training centre run by Yuva Parivarthan

Thanks to Sneha Menon for the following report.

The MCR 50th Anniversary Grant afforded me the opportunity to continue my thesis fieldwork in India. My thesis for my MPhil in Economics looked at the impact of vocational training organisations through the lens of one pan-India vocational training organisation called Labournet. For this I had facilitated a quantitative impact evaluation, which included a baseline and endline survey.  Most of this research was done remotely, through online coordination with field-staff over the course of Michaelmas term 2016.

Annual Fund Telephone Campaign raises over £200,000 in two weeks

Members of this year’s student calling team

Over the past fortnight, 13 Teddy Hall students have been working hard calling alumni of the Hall to talk to them about life at the College today and to raise vital funds for our 2017 Annual Fund.
The team has enjoyed many fascinating conversations with over 500 fellow Aularians and this year’s telephone campaign has raised at least £200,000 for the Hall.

Welcoming back the matriculands of 1957

After the success of the inaugural 60th Anniversary Lunch last year, we were delighted to welcome back the matriculands of 1957 this September for a drinks reception in the Senior Common Room followed by a meal in the Old Dining Hall. 

The Principal, Professor Keith Gull, Dr Dianne Gull and Director of Development, Gareth Simpson welcomed over 35 alumni and guests on the day. It was great to see Aularians travelling from all over the UK and Europe to explore the College, reminisce and catch up.

College Chaplain to publish a monograph on the Life and Legacy of St Edmund

The statue of St Edmund in the churchyard at St Edmund Hall

Our Chaplain writes:

I am extremely grateful to the Governing Body for allowing me to take three months of study leave this summer, and it has been a very profitable time. I have had time to write a monograph on ‘The Life and Legacy of St Edmund’ which will be published in May 2018. I sincerely hope this will be of interest and help to the Hall – Fellows, students, staff and alumni alike – in knowing more about the medieval academic after whom the Hall is named, who went on to be Archbishop of Canterbury in the reign of Henry III and was canonized by the Pope in 1246.

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.


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