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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.

Jessica Hatcher-Moore (1999, Modern History) wins at the One World Media Awards 2017

Jessica Hatcher-Moore (1999, Modern History)

Jessica Hatcher-Moore (1999, Modern History) has won the Print Award at this week's One World Media Awards 2017.

One World Media is a not-for-profit organisation that supports international journalism and promotes media coverage of global issues.

Reformation 500: Ecumenical Perspectives

Professor Henrike Lähnemann, with the works of Jan Hus, in St Edmund Hall's Old Library

St Edmund Hall will host the annual conference of the Society for Ecumenical Studies on Saturday 17 June, in the Old Dining Hall.

Success for Hall rowers in Summer VIIIs

St Edmund Hall's W1 crew on the river

Thanks to Doug Chesterton, Poppy Diver, Takashi Lawson and Theodora Bruun for the following report.

The highlight of Oxford’s rowing calendar, Summer VIIIs, saw an exciting week of racing all round and some great efforts from St Edmund Hall Boat Club.

‘Joker in the Pack’: new Hall Writers’ Forum publication celebrates Bob Dylan

The cover of 'Joker in the Pack'

A new pamphlet of materials about Bob Dylan, mostly written by members of the Hall Writers’ Forum, is now available online here. Poems and songs began to emerge on the Forum after Dylan had been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, and from there the process gathered momentum. 

£25,000 raised for The Matt Greenwood Travel Scholarships

It was great to welcome students, alumni and friends of the Hall on Friday evening for the Matt Greenwood Fundraising Celebration Dinner. Cocktails and canapés were enjoyed in the Front Quad before sitting down to a four course dinner in the Wolfson Hall. Guests were treated to a special menu designed by professional chefs including the Hall’s own John McGeever MCGB and Raymond Blanc OBE and Cyrus Todiwala OBE.

Instrumental Awards made to students

Rachel Carver playing harp at a lunchtime concert at St Edmund Hall

Following auditions last term, this year’s College Instrumental Awards have been given to Rachel Carver (2015, History), Alexis Chevalier (2014, Mathematics and Philosophy), Johanna von Kietzell (2015, French and German), Jeanne Ryan (2013, DPhil in Education) and Paula Zamorano Osorio (2013, French and Russian). We now look forward to enjoying performances from them, and seeing some interesting collaborations, over the next few months.

Coke Vs Diet Coke: The Great British Boil Off

The Coke experiment in progress in the Front Quad

Have you ever wondered about the effects fizzy drinks have on your body, and the difference between full-sugar and reduced-sugar sodas? Back in March, former Teddy Hall student Olly Bootle (1997, PPE) returned to the College with Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped to find out.

Introducing our new MCR President: Kusal Lokuge

Kusal Lokuge

Teddy Hall’s MCR (Middle Common Room, the postgraduate student body) recently voted for their committee for the 2017-18 academic year, and Kusal Lokuge is the new president-elect. Kusal is a third year DPhil student in Population Health, based at the Health Economics Research Centre. The main focus of his research is based around developing a framework to model long-term survival functions of patients undergoing treatment methods for carotid stenosis, evaluating the cost-effectiveness of treatment methods for carotid stenosis.

Professor Heping Xie appointed as a St Edmund Fellow

Professor Heping Xie

Professor Heping Xie has been awarded a St Edmund Fellowship by the College. This honour is in recognition of his leadership of academic collaborations between St Edmund Hall and Sichuan University, in Chengdu, China. Professor Xie has contributed widely to the ongoing collaboration which has brought academic benefits to faculty members and students at both institutions.

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