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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

3rd March 2019

Toxic learning: The neuroscience of drug addiction

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I just got back from the swimming pool. When I was in the pool, I very vividly recalled my memories from my childhood when I used to swim competitively. Why did this distant, abstract experience feel so powerfully familiar? As I finished pondering this bizarre feeling, it occurred that I had been (thankfully) swimming without […]

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24th February 2019

The Conflicting Realities of Parenting with Psychosis

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I am a student in my 20s without any children or dependents. You could argue that there is no role in life granted more freedom than mine. In my position, you have the flexibility to choose how you spend your time and who you spend it with. You can spontaneously choose to meet a friend […]

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17th February 2019

AI + Entertainment: A tale of bridging two creativities

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Look at the image above. What do you think about this artwork? Any clue how much does this cost? Hold your heart, my friend, as it was auctioned for just $432,500. You might be wondering if the painting is embellished with riches of all sorts but no, it’s the painter who attracted this huge price […]

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11th February 2019

Enzymes: The Magic Wand of Life

Figure 2. Enzymes helping to digest food in the mouth. 'E' here stands for enzyme

At various facets of life, I came across many who looked at me in awe when I tell them that I study Chemistry, because it is considered to be a subject that is difficult to understand easily and complicated to learn. However, many are unaware that there are millions of chemical reactions that occur in […]

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2nd February 2019

No food to eat? Don’t starve! How starvation drives tumour evolution, therapy resistance and metastasis

Multiphoton fluorescence image of cultured HeLa cells with a fluorescent protein targeted to the Golgi apparatus (orange), microtubules (green) and counterstained for DNA (cyan). NIH-funded work at the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-lacks-family-reach-understanding-share-genomic-data-hela-cells.

Our lives revolve around food. We think about it all of the time (at least I do!). We have to eat to survive and we even plan our lives around it. During festive celebrations such as birthdays or Christmas for instance, we stuff our faces with calorie-laden treats. As we evolved, our ancestors adapted to […]

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MCR News

27th January 2019

Doing Contemporary History: The Murder of Jo Cox MP

Flowers are laid for Jo Cox

I’ve come to anticipate the response I’ll get when I tell people the topic of my dissertation. It is, incidentally, the same response you might get while trying to explain polyamory to a maiden aunt: “That’s…. very modern”. I know, as historians, stereotype dictates that we’re meant to spend our time enthusing over Gladstone and […]

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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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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