St Edmund Hall Blog
The History of the Earth at an Arms Length
30 Oct 2019
I study the origin of complex life. I want to understand why it took so long to go from simple single cell organisms, such as amoebas and algae, to things like multicellular organisms like plants and animals. I do this by exami…
St Edmund of Abingdon and the Origins of the Medieval Hall
22 Oct 2019
Dr Emily Winkler on the naming and the origins of St Edmund Hall.
An introduction to research in Computational Complexity Theory
26 Jun 2019
Professor of Computer Science and Senior Research Fellow at St Edmund Hall, Leslie Ann Goldberg introduces computational complexity theory.
‘Long live freedom!’ – Student Resistance against the Nazis
19 Jun 2019
German tutor Dr Alexandra Lloyd discusses the White Rose, a group of students and their professor who defied the Nazis.
I Guess the Rains Down in Africa
21 May 2019
Stipendiary Lecturer in Physical Geography Callum Munday discusses Toto, droughts and how we can better predict the future of rainfall in Africa.
Mammals During the Extinction of Dinosaurs
8 May 2019
Professor and Tutor in Earth Sciences, Roger Benson discusses mammals and their jaws during the extinction of the dinosaurs
24 Apr 2019
English tutor, Professor Mark Williams discusses magical transformations in the Celtic ‘Four Branches of the Mabinogi’ and the problematic conflict between God’s powers and those of fictional enchanters.
Why the oohs and ahhs?
16 Apr 2019
Luminous coffee stain or momentous achievement? Professor Jeff Tseng weighs up the significance of the first picture of a black hole captured by the Event Horizon Telescope that was all over last week’s news.
A Medieval Mystery Cycle for Oxford at St Edmund Hall
28 Mar 2019
Professor Henrike Lähnemann explains the popular tradition of mystery plays in the Middle Ages, and invites you to see a modern-day version performed at the College.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.…