St Edmund Hall
by Oxford University
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St Edmund Hall is a friendly, informal college with a strong sense of community; an excellent place for academic and social life. We admit about 115 undergraduates every year, evenly divided between sciences and arts, who bring a wide range of intellectual, sporting and other interests. We take a keen interest in students' careers: our Bridge to Business programme, funded by the generosity of a former student, is particularly popular. We also have a strong commitment to graduate students and graduate study. Graduate students form an increasing proportion of the Hall and represent a diverse population of students from across the world studying a wide range of subjects. With our roots in the early 13th century, we are the only medieval academic Hall to have survived. St Edmund Hall formally became a college on being granted a Royal Charter in 1957. Our architecture is a happy blend of ancient and modern. The library was the medieval church of St Peter-in-the-East, a large and beautiful building; much of the front quadrangle is 16th- and 17th-century; the remainder of our buildings are modern. Our graduates include Terry Jones (of Monty Python), John Wells (co-founder of Private Eye), Anna Botting (Sky News journalist) and Dr Michael Nazir-Ali (former Bishop of Rochester).
||CleanThe Crisis of the Meritocracy: Education and Democracy in Modern Britain||Professor Peter Mandler gives the 2014 Emden Lecture at St Edmund Hall.||10 12 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe "Death" and Reinvention of Scotland||Professor Devine, of the University of Edinburgh, gave the Emden Lecture at St Edmund Hall on 11 June 2013. He is introduced by St Edmund Hall Principal, Professor Keith Gull.||8 7 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanKa-Boom! (And Other Made-Up Words)||Comic book writer and novelist Dan Abnett (an alumnus of St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford) talks about how comics are constructed and the rules for storytelling within them.||1 7 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanOn Not Writing||Stand-up comedian Stewart Lee (Honorary Fellow and alumnus of St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford) discusses the fantasy that stand-up comedy is spontaneous rather than written, and describes the evolution of stand-up over the last few decades.||1 7 2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTaming the Casino Banks||In this podcast the experts discuss whether the 'casino' banks that are considered too big to fail are simply too big, and explain the arguments for and against splitting them up. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & W||15 3 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBank bonuses, breakups and regulation||In the first podcast of 2010, the experts discuss bank bonuses, proposed break-ups and tighter regulation of the banking and financial sectors. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/lic||28 1 2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanChallenging Macroeconomics||In part 6, our experts examine new models for monetary and fiscal policy, global financial markets and a world economy characterised by global imbalances. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecomm||11 8 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanUK Budget and Global Recovery Plans||In Part 5, our experts examine the British economy in light of the recent Budget, and assess whether a global recovery may be on the horizon. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licen||4 6 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanG20: Solutions to Global Depression?||In this fourth podcast Linda Yueh and Jonathan Michie discuss the G20 debates over co-ordinated fiscal expansion, global regulation, and the role of the IMF. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativec||31 3 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanCredit Crunch Live||Economics students of St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford pose questions to a panel of experts about the credit crunch and global recession. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licen||25 2 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanBank Bail-outs and Obama's Green New Deal||In this second podcast, Linda Yueh and Jonathan Michie discuss President Obama's Green New Deal, banking bail-outs, quantitative easing and whether we can spend our way out of the economic crisis. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.||28 1 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanGlobal Recession: How Did it Happen?||Linda Yueh talks to Jonathan Michie about the credit crunch and looming global recession, the effect it has had on both banks and businesses, and how a Green New Deal may provide a solution to the crisis. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share||22 12 2008||Free||View In iTunes|