The Graduate Community of
St Edmund Hall

The Middle Common Room of St Edmund Hall is a vibrant community of:
371 graduate and fourth year students
62 nationalities

Research Spotlight

13th January 2019

The Continuity of States

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One of the oldest questions in political and philosophical debates is that of when one state ends and another begins. In The Histories, Herodotus tells us about a meeting of Greek commanders during the second Persian war to decide upon their naval strategies against the Persian fleet, in the wake of the Persian breakthrough on […]

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5th December 2018

Václav JANEČEK: ‘Ownership of Personal Data in the Internet of Things’

Data Protection?

In light of the recent developments in data protection laws around the world, Ex Aula is delighted to present a short video that examines the implications of data protection rights. Aimed at a non-specialist audience, DPhil student Václav Janeček discusses his work (published in the journal ‘Computer Law and Security Review’) on data ownership in the context of EU […]

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25th March 2018

Caricaturing Terror

How does one draw tragedy? How can terror be depicted without trivialising the sorrow of those who suffered from it? In Pakistan terror is not something one can caricaturise, when the terrorist can be present a few metres from you, ready to detonate a bomb in the centre of your hometown [1]. When you cannot […]

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11th March 2018

Molecules that make you think: using genetics to understand our emotions

The most common question I’ve been asked when introducing my work to strangers, friends, and Tinder dates has been “but aren’t mental illnesses…in the mind? What do genes or molecules have anything to do with it?” The answer is, in short, everything. Each of our mental functions is fundamentally rooted in biological processes that can […]

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4th March 2018

Romance Comic Books, the Cold War, and Teaching Women Their Place

I came across romance comic books by accident during a tiring Google search for a topic for a term paper. At first, I thought romance comic books were a joke – that a modern artist had created them to make fun of 1950’s domestic ideals. Then I found out that Captain America creators, Joe Simon […]

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MCR News

18th October 2017

2017/18 Teddy Hall MCR Writing Competition open

The MCR is excited to announce the call for articles for this year’s writing competition. The MCR journal, Ex Aula: Research from the Hall, was founded last year by the MCR and published 14 articles over Hilary and Trinity Term. The inaugural winning article, by Beth Raine, was chosen by the judging panel made up […]

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6th August 2017

Freshers Welcome Pack 2017

The beautiful front quad of St Edmund Hall

Hello and Welcome to St Edmund Hall, or Teddy Hall as it is more commonly referred to as. I would like to take this opportunity to give you an insight into how life as a postgraduate at Teddy Hall will be like. Some of you would already be aware of the fact that Teddy Hall […]

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28th February 2015

Teddy Hall Expo 2015

This year was the inaugural Teddy Hall Expo. A chance for all three bodies (the JCR, MCR and SCR) to work together ans show off their work and studies. It was a day of displays and talk exemplifying the range and depth of academic endeavours of Teddy Hall. See here for the more info. The Teddy  Talks […]

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The MCR at Teddy Hall: 50 Years and Beyond

Although St Edmund Hall has been a site of learning in Oxford since 1236, the Middle Common Room has only recently celebrated it's 50th birthday.

The MCR is located in the oldest portion of the main quad, and houses the mascot of the college, a large teddy bear named Sebastian.

St Edmund Hall MCR 50th Anniversary Logo
Matriculation in the Quad