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).
A Conversation about Bipolar Disorder and Creative Process: Lucy Newlyn and Richard Lawes
A Conversation about Bipolar Disorder and Creative Process: Lucy Newlyn and Richard Lawes. This followed the publication, earlier this year, of Lucy's 15-year memoir, Diary of a Bipolar Explorer. Professor Lucy Newly, Emeritus Fellow and tutor in English at St Edmund Hall from 1984-2016.
Dr Richard Lawe, Lecturer in English at Regent's Park College and Consultant Psychiatrist to the University's Counselling Service.
Will Donaldson, St Edmund Hall Chaplain and Co-Senior Welfare Officer.
The Crisis of the Meritocracy: Education and Democracy in Modern Britain
Professor Peter Mandler gives the 2014 Emden Lecture at St Edmund Hall.
The "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.
Ka-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.
On 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. Stand-up comedian Stewart Lee (Honorary Fellow and alumnus of St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford) delivers a talk to students that he originally gave at 'A Celebration of Writing at the Hall', a day of talks, discussions and readings by alumni, current students and tutors at St Edmund Hall. Stewart discusses the fantasy that stand-up comedy is spontaneous rather than written, and describes the evolution of stand-up over the last few decades. His talk takes in a wide range of subjects from the first app he ever came across to a discussion of the value of culture in society.
Taming 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 & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/