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Professor Frank Trentmann to give this year’s Emden Lecture: 'Empire of Things: a New History of Humans and their Stuff'

Professor Frank Trentmann

We look forward to welcoming Professor Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck, University of London) to St Edmund Hall on Friday 24 November to deliver this year’s Emden Lecture. Professor Trentmann is a specialist in the history of consumption and his lecture is entitled 'Empire of Things: a New History of Humans and their Stuff'.

The Emden Lecture is the College’s annual history lecture, aimed at a general audience. It is free of charge and open to all.

Life in space and life at university

Pupils at a mock-graduation as a part of the day

In July, Teddy Hall welcomed a class of Year 6 pupils from local Rose Hill Primary School for a day of Earth Science themed activities. This is the third consecutive year that we have been able to continue this partnership, providing pupils with the opportunity to see what life is like within an Oxford college and experience hands-on science activities with members of the Department of Earth Sciences.

Music and the Choir at St Edmund Hall: watch our new video

The St Edmund Hall Choir rehearsing in the Chapel

You can now learn more about the Teddy Hall Chapel Choir, and music-making more generally at the College, by watching our new video. It features interviews with our Director of Music, Christopher Bucknall, and some of our student choir members, including a Choral Scholar.

The St Edmund Hall choir is a friendly non-auditioning group, with around 20 members, including 8 Choral Scholars. In addition to singing at weekly services during term time and special events, they take part in a choir tour each summer – most recently travelling to Poland and France.

Oxford Open Doors 2017

Door into the Front Quad at St Edmund Hall

St Edmund Hall is once again taking part in Oxford Open Doors, a popular annual event organised by the Oxford Preservation Trust which encourages visitors to explore the city of Oxford, including access to some spaces not usually open to the public.

Mark of Hope in Za’atari Refugee Camp

Arabella at a Window of Hope rehearsal with the children

Former Teddy Hall Modern Languages student and dramatist Arabella Lawson (2006) tells the story of a project that used theatre to bring hope to the lives of disabled children in a war-torn refugee camp in Jordan.

The first winter rain had drenched the roof, walls and floor of the prefab caravan that was to be our theatre. Performance day dawned beneath leaden clouds over a camp floundering in mud.

From Sitting Bull to Scotland

Photo of MacGIllivray

From recording Sitting Bull's Great Grandson to releasing an album inspired by Mary Queen of Scots, poet, musician and performer MacGillivray (Kirsten Norrie - 1997, Fine Art) has a busy autumn ahead.

Children's book 'Parrots Don't Live in the City!' published by two Aularians

Jenna Herman (1999, Fine art ) and Lucy Reynolds (1997, English)

Parrots Don’t Live in the City! is the first in a series of four children’s storybooks from the new South London writer and illustrator duo, Lucy Reynolds (1997, English) and Jenna Herman (1999, Fine Art).

Teddy Talks VII: Aularian Women in Business

Teddy Talks VII: Aularian Women in Business panel

Last month, around 40 alumni and current students gathered to hear five female Aularians talk about their careers and experiences since leaving the Hall.

It was great for the audience to hear from such a broad range of inspiring entrepreneurial females, as well as have an opportunity to socialise and network.

Many thanks to all our alumni speakers and especially to Carla Antunes da Silva (1992, PPE) for hosting at Lloyds Banking Group.

‘Dung Beetles: We Should All Talk More About Poo’ judged to be this year’s best ‘Ex Aula’ article

Elizabeth Raine, Zoology student at St Edmund Hall

The winner of the first Ex Aula prize, for the best article submitted to the online journal, has been announced as Elizabeth Raine (2014, DPhil in Zoology). Elizabeth receives the £500 prize for her intriguingly-titled article, ‘Dung Beetles: We Should All Talk More About Poo’, in which she discusses the fascinating and often underestimated role played by dung beetles in reusing waste.


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