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

18th February 2018

Coming Up For Air: 100 Million Years of Ocean Biology

  George Cuvier was a young man at the Storming of the Bastille in the summer of 1789. It was under the shadow of the French Revolution that he developed the concept of ‘catastrophism’. In the midst of the radical political changes that were engulfing Europe, Cuvier speculated that the Earth itself had undergone radical, […]

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11th February 2018

How smart is your smartphone?

  Nowadays, smartphones facilitate anything and everything, from sending emails to facial recognition.  But did you know these phones also have the capability to diagnose illnesses- sometimes even before the onset of any visible symptoms? Neurological disorders affect hundreds of millions of lives each year. Although these diseases can largely be attributed to genetics, they […]

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4th February 2018

Rise of the Machines: The Future of Innovation

‘Artificial Intelligence Just Discovered New Planets’! ‘A New Sensor Gives Driverless Cars a Human-Like View of the World’! ‘Google supercomputer creates its own ‘AI child’ that can outperform any machine made by humans’!   Recent headlines reporting technological developments could easily be confused with science fiction, thanks to very real advances in artificial intelligence (AI). […]

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28th January 2018

The Lakes That Kept Mars Warm

Hundreds of generations over tens of millennia have observed the night sky’s wandering, pale red dot with fascination, but it is only in the last tens of years that we have begun to know Mars as a world. Though far removed from nineteenth-century dreams of sweeping vegetation and colossal canals, the Mars revealed to us […]

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21st January 2018

From Russia Without Love: Putin, Cybersecurity, and the West

Whenever people walk in on me watching Vladimir Putin on Russia Today (RT) and see my notebook full of Russian handwriting, suspicious looks are often given, and questions usually arise – including, occasionally, what government I’m working for. Fear not. I’ve never participated in a high-stakes poker game, nor do I carry around a syringe […]

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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