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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.

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The Old Library with scaffolding on its roof

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.

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A crochet chough in a Christmas tree in the Front Quad at St Edmund Hall

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.

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An embroidered Christmas card from World War I

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

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