15 episodes

The Research Expo is a biennial event at St Edmund Hall, designed to showcase the breadth of research carried out at the College, by both academics and students. This series includes an overview video introducing the event, and then a set of short ‘Teddy Talks’ on a wide range of topics from gravitational waves to medieval history, all aimed at a non-specialist audience. The speakers are academics or postgraduate students at St Edmund Hall (also known as ‘Teddy Hall’), one of the colleges of the University of Oxford.

St Edmund Hall Research Expo 2017: Teddy Talks Oxford University

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The Research Expo is a biennial event at St Edmund Hall, designed to showcase the breadth of research carried out at the College, by both academics and students. This series includes an overview video introducing the event, and then a set of short ‘Teddy Talks’ on a wide range of topics from gravitational waves to medieval history, all aimed at a non-specialist audience. The speakers are academics or postgraduate students at St Edmund Hall (also known as ‘Teddy Hall’), one of the colleges of the University of Oxford.

    • video
    St Edmund Hall Research Expo 2017: Introduction

    St Edmund Hall Research Expo 2017: Introduction

    A quick overview of the event, presented by Dr Linda Yueh.

    • 2 min
    • video
    Lights, Camera, Immuno-action! Research on cancer immunotherapy and its implications for the clinic

    Lights, Camera, Immuno-action! Research on cancer immunotherapy and its implications for the clinic

    Melissa Bedard explains the body’s lack of an immune response to cancer cells through an analogy with spy movies. She describes how her research group is working to better understand how immune cells recognise and fight cancer, and to manipulate those cells through immunology. Her talk also includes a look at the pros and cons of immunotherapy versus chemotherapy

    • 10 min
    • video
    The Politics of Student Mobility: what do international student statistics tell us about the democratic development of their home countries?

    The Politics of Student Mobility: what do international student statistics tell us about the democratic development of their home countries?

    Can you view studying abroad as an apprenticeship in democracy? Maia Chankseliani discusses her work, which focusses on former Soviet Union countries, linking student mobility with the level of democratic development in the student’s home country. Maia Chankseliani is Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education

    • 10 min
    • video
    NextBASS: Observing Cosmic Microwave Background Foregrounds

    NextBASS: Observing Cosmic Microwave Background Foregrounds

    Jaz Hill-Valler (DPhil student, Experimental Radio Cosmology) gives an introduction to the work of radio astronomers by postgraduate student Jaz, who works with the Experimental Radio Cosmology group and Department of Astrophyics.

    • 10 min
    • video
    Pancreatic Islet Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes – Bench to Bedside

    Pancreatic Islet Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes – Bench to Bedside

    Paul Johnson (Professor of Paediatric Surgery) gives a talk on a new treatement for Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease where the patient’s body has attacked its own insulin-producing cells. It largely starts in childhood and is treated with insulin injections. An alternative approach is transplant – either of the whole pancreas, a major operation, or the much less invasive transplantation of islet cells (the islets of Langerhans). This talk discusses the development of this treatment and its future potential.

    • 13 min
    • video
    Extreme Clocks: Physics with Pulsars

    Extreme Clocks: Physics with Pulsars

    An introduction to pulsars: objects that have more mass than the sun but are only around 20km in diameter, possessing an extremely high rotational stability and a very strong magnetic field. Aris Karastergiou (Physics Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow) describes them as “nature’s ticking clocks” and explains how the changing rate of ‘ticks’ can inform you about the movement of the ‘clocks’.

    • 13 min

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