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.||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.||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.||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.||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.||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.||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.||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.||22 12 2008||Free||View in iTunes|