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Hall Photography Competition 2017

A Christmas Teddy by Lewis Webb

It is my great pleasure to announce the winners of this year's Hall Photography Competition. We had a tremendous number of extremely interesting and innovative entries this year, and I would like to thank everyone who took part. The winners are:

Christmas Card
1st- Lewis Webb, A Christmas Teddy

Hall Faces
1st- Karl Dudman, Matriculation
2nd- Karl Dudman, Back to the Library
3rd- Karl Dudman, Library Portrait

A Strong Season for Hall Cricket

Team Photograph of the SEHCC First Team

Thanks to Karim Pal for the following report.

2017 has been SEHCC’s most successful season in recent memory, with a promotion in the league and a victory in Cuppers, the inter-college cricket tournament. The league season saw a wide variety of players representing the Hall. We also entered a 2nd team for the first time, allowing a more diverse range of players to partake, including an increasing number of women.

Poetry Prize for St Edmund Hall English Student

A Photo of Camilla Chen

Camilla Chen was recently awarded the Dart Prize for the most innovative poem at the Martin Starkie Awards, organised by the Oxford University Poetry Society and judged by poet Helen Mort.

A former Foyle Young Poet winner and current DPhil Student in English at St Edmund Hall, researching smallness in modern American poetry, Camilla was given the prize for her poem ‘Plan’.

A Prized Portrait

Khushna in front of her shortlisted painting, 'Society'

‘Society’, by St Edmund Hall alumna Khushna Sulaman-Butt (2013, Fine Art), was selected from 2,580 entries by artists from 87 countries around the world to be exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery’s BP Portrait Award 2017 show. At the age of 21 and having only graduated last year, she is the youngest artist to exhibit at the show.

Achievements Formal

The Achievements Formal dinner

The College’s second annual Achievements Formal Hall was held last Friday, 16 June and hosted by the Principal Professor Keith Gull.

Earlier in term, students were asked to nominate fellow undergraduate or postgraduate students who they thought deserved an invitation, on the grounds of their extra-curricular achievements.

Search the St Edmund Hall archive online

A sketch of his college room, made by a St Edmund Hall student in 1887

The recorded heritage of the College, which covers both administrative and social aspects, has been made available to search online.

Material in the archive dates back to the seventeenth century, although St Edmund Hall itself is of course much older, with the earliest written reference to it dating back to 1317.

‘Reform & Revolt’: Women in German Studies conference at St Edmund Hall

Women in German Studies logo

Starting today, we are pleased to be hosting this year’s Women in German Studies (WiGS) conference at St Edmund Hall. Women in German Studies is a professional organisation for Germanists in Great Britain and Ireland which was founded in 1988 by Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly, Professor Emeritus at Oxford’s Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.

Outreach in June: Oxford Apply Workshop and University Open Days

Student Helpers standing outside the College, ready to welcome students for the Open Days

Whilst the academic year in Oxford draws to close, it is still a busy time for our Schools Liaison Officer, Luke, who is busy preparing for a number of upcoming events.

Last chance to see ‘Storming Utopia’: final performance on Saturday 24 June, 8pm

A scene from a performance of 'Storming Utopia'

The final performance of Storming Utopia will take place this Saturday (24 June, 8pm): the 'gala' opening show of the Oxford Festival of the Arts.

Fiery suffragette journalist Rebecca West honoured with new University of Oxford writing prize

Inaugural Rebecca West Prize for Writing awarded on Friday 16 June 2017

The inaugural Rebecca West Prize for Writing was awarded to Ian Madison, a DPhil student in International Development at Jesus College, at a ceremony at St Edmund Hall on Friday 16 June 2017. Read Ian's winning essay Treason in the Age of Globalization: A Journey through Kosovo here.


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