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).
|1||Creative Commons||Trust and Free Speech: some reflections.||This Geddes lecture, marking the 30th anniversary of Philip Geddes' death in the Harrods bombing is by the Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes CH, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford and Chairman of the BBC Trust.||0:45:23||Chris Patten||28 Feb 2013|
|2||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.||0:29:16||Jonathan Michie, Martin Slater, Linda Yueh||15 Mar 2010|
|3||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.||0:28:43||Linda Yueh, Jonathan Michie, Martin Slater||28 Jan 2010|
|4||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.||0:52:03||Linda Yueh, Jonathan Michie, Martin Slater||11 Aug 2009|
|5||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.||0:47:30||Linda Yueh, Jonathan Michie, Martin Slater||04 Jun 2009|
|6||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.||0:26:39||Linda Yueh, Jonathan Michie||31 Mar 2009|
|7||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.||1:09:10||Linda Yueh, Martin Slater, Outi Aarnio, John Knight||25 Feb 2009|
|8||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.||0:31:12||Linda Yueh, Jonathan Michie||28 Jan 2009|
|9||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.||0:36:46||Linda Yueh, Jonathan Michie||22 Dec 2008|