St Edmund Hall Blog
A very honest, modest, & ingenious Man: Francis White and the Benefactors’ Board in St Peter-in-the-East
12 Mar 2019
St Edmund Hall’s Librarian James Howarth tells the story of Francis White and his legacy across the University and the city.
6 Mar 2019
Tutor in Politics and Library Fellow at St Edmund Hall, Karma Nabulsi discusses “The Man”, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and his relevance in Oxford
Ceri Richards: Supper at Emmaus
27 Feb 2019
Learn about the commission of our striking altarpiece, and the genesis and development of the picture, in a post by Professor Jonathan Yates.
What we can learn from the Great Economists
20 Feb 2019
Economist Dr Linda Yueh describes how lessons from history can be invaluable in tackling current issues such as slow economic growth and why wages are so low even as the economy improves.
Principal Emden: ‘the force that did what had waited 700 years’
13 Feb 2019
Archivist Rob Petre explains the huge impact of Alfred Brotherston Emden, without whom the College would likely not exist today.
An Open and Shut Case: Membrane Transport in Health and Disease
4 Feb 2019
Professor Robert Wilkins explains the role of transport proteins and how we can target them to treat a broad spectrum of diseases, from arthritis to cancer.
An Introduction to the College Chapel
23 Jan 2019
Professor Jonathan Yates, our Picture and Chattels Fellow, tells the history of the seventeenth-century building and points out some of its interesting features.
Writing the History of Neoliberalism
15 Jan 2019
Professor David Priestland, who is currently writing a history of neoliberalism as a global phenomenon between the 1970s and 2008, explains the term and its appeal to him as a historian.
New Life for the Old Library
8 Jan 2019
St Edmund Hall’s Librarian James Howarth describes the current renovation of the Old Library, giving a quick overview of its collections and its history since the building’s completion in 1686.
The Maths of the 12 Days of Christmas
20 Dec 2018
The question of how many legs are there in The 12 Days of Christmas was recently featured on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Here, the author of that puzzle Dr Tom Crawford explains how to use maths to unpick the answer.…
The Ghost of Christmas Past: Christmas in the Archives
17 Dec 2018
Rob Petre, St Edmund Hall’s Archivist, discusses some of the Christmas cards in the College archive, sent during the two World Wars.