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weather station 200 anniversary

Oxford University's Radcliffe Meteorological Station - based in the gardens at Green Templeton College - is the longest running continuous weather station in the UK.

The Station, which is maintained by the University's School of Geography and the Environment, holds the longest series of temperature and rainfall records for one site in Britain, with daily full records from 1815, and less frequent observations dating as far back as 1767.

Nepal Tents 3GTC Associate Fellow with Unicef in Nepal earthquake relief effort

Douglas Noble, GTC alum and Associate Fellow and the UNICEF Regional Health Advisor for south Asia based in Kathmandu, is on the ground in Nepal helping to co-ordinate the relief effort after the earthquake which devastated the country last week.

Thankfully, Doug and his family were walking in the hills outside Kathmandu when the earthquake struck and none of them were injured, although their home, like many others, has been destroyed.

Hug2Large3Richard Branson and Virgin Media are holding a competition to help grow starting businesses. The ‘Grow’ winner will receive a £250,000 marketing campaign and two runners-up will receive a £100,000 marketing campaign.

Sumit has an interesting and revolutionary brand called ‘DADn.ME’. The brand is about changing perceptions – getting dads more involved with their children’s lives and bringing to light the magic that is parenting. At the centre of the brand is a free weekly comic strip that is designed to be funny, light, and emotional. The website, www.DADn.ME, is launching its new line of comics on 15 May 2015.

Dr Rebeccah SlaterA pioneering Oxford University research study, led by GTC Research Fellow Dr Rebeccah Slater of the Department of Paediatrics (pictured right), suggests that babies experience pain much like adults.

The brains of babies 'light up' in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus.

Professor Sheila KitzingerGreen Templeton College is sad to learn of the death of Professor Sheila Kitzinger, the well-known author and advocate for home and natural childbirth, who died at her home in Oxfordshire on Saturday 11 April after a short illness.

GTC student Jessica BuckGTC's prestigious DPhil Scholarship 2015 has been awarded to Jessica Buck.

Jessica, who is Australian and of Aboriginal descent (Kamilaroi nation), is currently studying for an MSc in Neuroscience at Green Templeton and will begin a DPhil in Oncology in September.

Matthew MortonRegistration for the GTC Human Welfare Conference 2015 is now open.

The theme for the eighth annual HWC is Human Welfare in Conflict.

Conflict in human society is vastly detrimental to human welfare, both to individuals and on an international scale. 

Taking a multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach, the Conference aims to develop novel ways to alleviate the burden that conflict places on human welfare, through the protection of communities during periods of conflict, coping with the aftermath, conflict resolution and the prevention of avoidable conflicts.

Professor Denise LievesleyDenise Lievesley CBE, Professor of Social Statistics and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy at King's College London, has been elected as the next Principal of Green Templeton College (GTC), Oxford University.

We are thrilled to annouce that GTBC's women's first eight have just beaten Wadham W1, this year's Torpid's Head of the River, in a time trial and will be representing Oxford University at the Henley Boat Races on 5 April! This is an incredible achievement and a dream for any rower.


The World's ChildPodcasts of Green Templeton College’s 2015 lecture series, “The World’s Child,” are now available to download on the GTC website.

Dr Paul Brankin (seated centre) with the MiM Steering Committee)Dr Paul Brankin, a Green Templeton College Associate Fellow, has been named a Distinguished Friend by the University of Oxford.

The Distinguished Friend of Oxford Award scheme was initiated in 1997 as a way to formally recognise individuals who have acted as exceptional volunteers for the benefit of the University, its colleges and departments.  

Lady Mary verneyThe College is sad to learn of the death of Lady Mary Verney, a Green Templeton College Radcliffe Common Room Member, who died peacefully on 20 February following some months of poor health.

Mary Verney (née Vestey), is the widow of Sir Ralph Bruce Verney, who was formerly the Chair of the Radcliffe Trust and Honorary Fellow of Green College.

Ever wondered about medical words, where they come from, what they mean, and how they've changed over time?

If so, help is at hand from GTC Emeritus Fellow Professor Jeff Aronson, who has launched a blog for the British Medical Journal (BMJ), looking at the history of medical words and phrases.

Professor Linda ScottGTC Fellow Linda Scott, who is the DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Saïd Business School, has been named one of the top 50 thinkers in the world by Prospect magazine.

Sir Douglas HagueThe College is sad to learn of the death of Professor Sir Douglas Hague CBE, Honorary Fellow of Green Templeton College, who passed away peacefully at home on Sunday 1 February, aged 88.

watson introIt is with immense sadness that Green Templeton College announces the death of its Principal, Professor Sir David Watson, who passed away on Sunday 8 February after a short illness.

Rebecca SurenderDr Rebecca Surender, a Green Templeton College Governing Body Fellow, has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (without portfolio) and Advocate for Diversity of the University of Oxford from 1 February 2015.

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