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St Edmund Hall

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).

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Making a Mockery of Democracy Comedian Al Murray, St Edmund Hall, 1987, talks about standing against Nigel Farage as a political candidate for Thanet South in the guise of his 'Pub Landlord' comedy persona. Al Murray 28 Jun 2016
2 The Crisis of the Meritocracy: Education and Democracy in Modern Britain Professor Peter Mandler gives the 2014 Emden Lecture at St Edmund Hall. Peter Mandler 10 Dec 2014
3 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. Tom Devine 08 Jul 2013
4 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. Dan Abnett 01 Jul 2013
5 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. Stewart Lee 01 Jul 2013
6 Creative Commons 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. Jonathan Michie, Martin Slater, Linda Yueh 15 Mar 2010
7 Creative Commons Bank 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. Linda Yueh, Jonathan Michie, Martin Slater 28 Jan 2010
8 Creative Commons Challenging 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. Linda Yueh, Jonathan Michie, Martin Slater 11 Aug 2009
9 Creative Commons UK 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. Linda Yueh, Jonathan Michie, Martin Slater 04 Jun 2009
10 Creative Commons G20: 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. Linda Yueh, Jonathan Michie 31 Mar 2009
11 Creative Commons Credit 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. Linda Yueh, Martin Slater, Outi Aarnio, John Knight 25 Feb 2009
12 Creative Commons Bank 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. Linda Yueh, Jonathan Michie 28 Jan 2009
13 Creative Commons Global 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. Linda Yueh, Jonathan Michie 22 Dec 2008