Once a year, you will be invited to attend Principal’s Collections. This is a short – but compulsory – meeting, held between you, the Principal, and the Tutor for Graduates. It is an opportunity for the Principal to have an overall sense of the graduate community at Teddy Hall. Prior to the meeting, they will have read your GSS reports, and will ask about your overall progress on your course, your satisfaction with the college, your department, etc. They will often ask if there is any extra support that you require from the college – which can range from welfare provision, to funding to attend a conference.
What should I wear? Academic or formal dress is not required at collections, but you must wear your gown.
The Tutor for Graduates
The Tutor for Graduates (Professor Richard Willden ) is concerned with matters of academic progress, the welfare of graduate students and applications for graduate study at the College. He is wonderfully helpful and supportive and a great resource for help on all things graduate academics related.
Termly Graduate Seminars
Each term, Dr David Priestland hosts the MCR at 19 Norham Gardens for dinner and dessert, after which two current students present their research in a brief 10- to 15-minute talk. It’s a great opportunity for MCR members to share their research in a friendly and relaxed environment.
Recent Past Seminars
Erwan Atcheson, Developing a combination malaria vaccine
Jessica Davidson, Commerce, Community and Celebration: A Social History of the English Provincial Fair, 1750-1850
Abul Siddiky, A new use for an old drug: Established chemotherapy agents can reduce cellular oxygen consumption and decrease tumour hypoxia in colorectal cancer independent of toxicity.
Pip Coore, Financial Elder Abuse: a legal challenge in an ageing world
Mark Hay, ‘Land of the First Hijra: The Horn of Africa’s Forgotten Islamic Kingdoms’
David Springer, ‘Rheumatic Heart Disease Screening using a Mobile Phone’
David L.V. Bauer, ‘X and Y: what makes a chromosome look like a chromosome?’
Rachel Paterson, ‘Genetic characterisation of retinitis pigmentosa: progress towards curing an inherited eye disease’
Julian Hunt, ‘Standardising, complex, uncertain, long-term decision making processes’
Judyta Frodyma, ‘Reading landscapes in the works of William Wordsworth’
Mohammad Firdaus bin Abdul Aziz, ‘What should be the future governance framework for human stem cell research in Malaysia?’
Benjamin Williams, ‘Levitate! — an introduction to superconductivity research’
Katherine Har, ‘The Leges Anglorum Londoniis Collectae: Memory, Precedent, and the Invocation of a Legal Past’
Andy Fleming, ‘Thinking About Power in the Middle Ages’
Wilson Chen, ‘Exciton Transfer and Delocalization in Conjugated Supramolecular Porphyrin Systems as the Light Antenna’
Amy McLennan, ‘A medical anthropological approach to obesity in the Republic of Nauru’
Daniel Smith, ‘Perceiving Phonation’