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It is with sadness that the College shares the news that Catherine Hughes, the former Principal of Somerville College, died on 10 December at the age of 81 years, after a long illness.

Keith Frayn with HRH the Princess RoyalGTC Emeritus Fellow Keith Frayn has been awarded the British Nutrition Foundation Prize 2014 for his 'distinguished contributions to nutrition'.

GTC Research Fellow Dr Susan James, and students Jennifer Allen (DPhil Education) and Kate Brooks (DPhil International Relations) have all won awards this week for innovation in teaching and learning.

Laurel Steinfield (DPhil Management Studies) has won a prominent educational award from the Worshipful Company of Marketors for her thesis.  

'Rethinking Materialism: A Question of Judgements and Enactment of Power' was chosen as the best project by a marketing student that advances marketing theory, raises the field's reputation and benefits UK companies.

gym ribbonGreen Templeton's new Gym facilities were formally opened on Wednesday 19 November, when GTC Principal Professor Sir David Watson and student Kate Roll (DPhil Politics) cut a ribbon in a small ceremony attended by College members, many of whom have been involved in the project.

The new Green Templeton GCR Committee for 2014-2015 has been announced, following the election.

The Radcliffe Observatory in the heart of Green Templeton College was filled with music and singing on Sunday evening as the College hosted a Proms concert.

An audience of more than 50 College members enjoyed a programme of classical and modern works performed by amateur and professional musicians.

With the advent of the Internet and big data, new patterns of innovation for the digital world have emerged, associated with different forms of entrepreneurship, collaboration across traditional boundaries, and new forms of funding and types of jobs.

These patterns and their possible consequences for universities, businesses, financial institutions and government were explored by Professor David Gann of Imperial College, London, in Green Templeton College's Barclay Lecture 2014, which is now available to download from the GTC website.

The influence of Sir William Osler - widely acknowledged as one of the greatest physicians in the history of medicine - was the focus of Green Templeton's McGovern Lecture 2014, a podcast of which is now available on the College website.

A book proposal by GTC student Alysia Garmulewicz (DPhil Management Studies) has been shortlisted for a prestigious new business prize to be awarded by the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company.

Big Bang TheoryAs a researcher, you know that your work has truly had an impact when it is mentioned on one of the most popular sitcoms on television.

Such is the case for Dr Felix Reed-Tsochas and Dr Eduardo López, two GTC fellows based at the Saïd Business School, whose research into social networks and relationships is referred to in an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory, the American sitcom about four scientists and friends who work at Caltech, the California Institute of Technology.

The prevalence of diabetes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is amongst the highest in the world and Abu Dhabi in particular has high and rising rates of diabetes and obesity.

Now, a research project under the auspices of GTC's Oxford Praxis Forum initiative, and led by GTC Visiting Research Associate Professor Sharon Brownie, is helping to bring new understanding to the complex issue of reducing the incidence of diabetes in the country's capital.

Green Templeton warmly congratulates four Fellows of the College who have been successful in the University's recent Recognition of Distinction exercise to confer the title of professor at the University of Oxford.

Scenes for a new 'Lewis' drama were filmed at GTCA new episode of the hit ITV detective drama Lewis to be broadcast at 9pm this Friday 24 October features scenes filmed at Green Templeton College last May.

A new report by GTC researchers shows that countries around the world are facing similar challenges and concerns in postgraduate education in the 21st century as higher education becomes globalised.

Kate (second left) and Alice (second right) at the University of Denver debate
From Irvine, California to Chicago, Illinois, in just under eight weeks with 23 stops in between, GTC student Kate Brooks is currently debating her way around the United States of America as part of an all-women debating duo.

Sebastian with somw of the bars of soap his socail enterprise producesDr Lucie Cluver (DPhil Evidence-Based Social Policy, 2004) has been named the Green Templeton College Outstanding Alumna of the Year 2014.

She is recognised for her contribution to the continuing success and profile of the College, in particular because of her research with HIV/AIDS-affected children in South Africa and her support for the College through her supervision of a number of GTC research students.

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