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St Edmund Hall Research Expo 2015: Teddy Talks

St Edmund Hall’s inaugural Research Expo took place on 28 February 2015. It was a celebration of the great diversity of research currently being undertaken at the College, and was an opportunity for students and academics to interact, learn and engage with colleagues across all disciplines. The ‘Teddy Talks’, given by St Edmund Hall academics and postgraduate students, were a key part of the Expo. Aimed at a non-specialist audience and lasting around 12 minutes each, they give a quick introduction into a wide variety of research areas.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 St Edmund Hall Research Expo 2015: Introduction A brief overview of the event Keith Gull 12 Jun 2015
2 Promoting nutrition through schools in a lower middle income country, Sri Lanka Investigating how schools may help improve diet, particularly in low- and middle-income countries Julianne Williams 11 Jun 2015
3 Past and Future Earthquake Hazard in Asia This lecture illustrates the ways in which the landscape in Central Asia has been influenced by active faults and earthquakes and will examine the hazard faced at the present-day. Richard Walker 11 Jun 2015
4 Rethinking the American Revolution and the US Founding Myth The importance of looking at the American colonial period not as the ‘Thirteen Colonies’ but as a British America consisting of twenty-six colonies and provinces. Trent Taylor 11 Jun 2015
5 The stimulated brain How non-invasive brain stimulation techniques might work, and how we have started to use them in stroke survivors. Charlotte Stagg 11 Jun 2015
6 Can we predict the structure of matter? From predicting the properties of nanotechnological devices to the structural stability of small proteins and dynamics of water. Mariana Rossi 11 Jun 2015
7 Current practice in preventing and handling missing data alongside clinical trials: are we doing well? Reviewing the methodology surrounding missing data in research and statistical analysis, clarifying why it can contribute to misleading results. Ines Rombach 11 Jun 2015
8 The Eternity Puzzle How mathematicians think about the puzzle that Christopher Monckton launched in 1999. Oliver Riordan 11 Jun 2015
9 What debt management strategies do OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries follow? How do debt managers decide about the maturity of new public debt? Ilona Mostipan 11 Jun 2015
10 Shakespeare's Animals Why animals are everywhere in Shakespeare's language. Tom MacFaul 11 Jun 2015
11 Looking at atoms to understand mega-structures' structural integritySome components of nuclear reactors, such as steam generators, can weigh over 300 tonnes (4m diameter and 20m tall) and are expected to be safely in service for over 20 years. However, it How we need to characterize materials at atomic level in order to understand their macroscopic behaviour. Sergio Lozano-Perez 11 Jun 2015
12 How to spot a liar in literature An introduction to the theory of unreliable narration and outlines two critical approaches: the cognitivist and the rhetorical. Alex Lloyd 11 Jun 2015
13 Who killed "Dead Meat" Thompson? Using a scenario from the Hollywood film "Hot Shots", how should a compensation payment have been divided up between all those involved in the circumstances of "Dead Meat" Thompson's death? Dominik Karos 11 Jun 2015
14 A digital database of the correspondence of Catherine the Great of Russia Demonstrating the pilot and explaining the significance of this digital database. Andrew Kahn 11 Jun 2015
15 Watching the Brain Change Our research uses brain imaging techniques such as MRI, to assess changes in brain activity or brain structure. We then try to use this information to design new interventions to improve healthy ageing or boost recovery from stroke. Heidi Johansen-Berg 11 Jun 2015
16 Seeing the Invisible in Health and Disease How our ability to now see the invisible is central to research in biology – from infectious disease to cancer and Alzheimers. Keith Gull 11 Jun 2015
17 Cancer: why it's bad to the bone Why is cancer metastasis to bone so devastating, what are the challenges, and what are we trying to do about it. Claire Edwards 11 Jun 2015
18 Climate Change and the fall of the Pyramid Age of Egypt Is Climate Change responsible for the downfall of the Pyramid Age of Egypt Michael Dee 11 Jun 2015
19 Earth’s earliest super predators Anomalocaridids: their ecology & their diversity. Allison Daley 11 Jun 2015
20 The ethics of rail travel; or, what George Eliot can teach us about HS2 An analysis of George Eliot's 'Middlemarch' and how the writer's critique of railroads might inform an ethically sensitive approach to HS2 Philip Chadwick 11 Jun 2015
21 Trade Unions and North Africa's Arab Spring What role did trade unions play in the Egyptian and Tunisian uprisings of 2010/2011? Dina Bishara 11 Jun 2015
22 What can dinosaurs tell us about evolution? Fossil records tell us a lot about evolution around the time of dinosaurs Roger Benson 11 Jun 2015
23 Lost in Translation? Experiencing the body on stage and screen How audiences respond to the body on stage and on screen. Alexandra Greenfield, Vanessa Lee 11 Jun 2015
24 Colouring-in for Adults How flow cytometry can help investigations into immune-mediated diseases. Hussein Al-Mossowi 11 Jun 2015