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GCR Christmas

The outgoing GCR Committee handed the baton over to the incoming Committe at the annual Changeover Dinner in the Observatory. The evening provided an the opportunity for the Principal and members of staff to offer thanks as well as guidance and encouragement for the hard work that the GCR Committee undertakes in enhancing life within the Green Templeton community.

Drug card Northern Thailand

GTC Research Associate Dr Marco J Haenssgen (in collaboration with GTC Governing Body Fellow Professor Felix Reed-Tsochas) has won two research grants from the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to support socio-medical research in Southeast Asia. Photo: A drug card used in Northern Thailand to study people’s use of antibiotics (Ern Charoenboon)

PharmacyGreen Templeton alumnus, Dr Mahiben Maruthappu, is co-founder of the NHS Innovation Accelerator which has brought about a walk-in pharmacy test of whether somebody with a sore throat needs antibiotics.


Last Sunday evening, GTC hosted a piano recital by Oxford- based Japanese pianist MAKI SEKIYA. She astonished a rapt audience with a virtuosic performance of music by Chopin and Schumann.

Mary Daly1

Governing Body Fellow Professor Mary Daly has been made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Daly’s work centres on the analysis of social policy with a particular focus on how different policy arrangements impact on inequality, poverty and welfare. She explores these topics especially from a comparative perspective, examining variations across countries and regions of the world. Family policy and parenting support are two of the fields she has recently written extensively on.

Lord Walton of Detchant

The Principal of Green Templeton College, together with approximately 30 friends and colleagues of Lord John Walton’s, attended his Memorial Service in St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, on Thursday 3rd November. Lord Walton was the former Warden of Green College, Oxford from 1983-1989. He died aged 93.

Campaign clubfoot

Senior Research Fellow, Professor Chris Lavy, today launches an Oxford 4-week crowdfunding campaign for the Africa Clubfoot Training project. Green Templeton are pleased to support this campaign as part of our mission on human welfare and for pledges of £1,001 or more will host donors for a dinner in the Radcliffe Observatory with Professor Lavy, who is Africa Clubfoot's Training Director, to hear more about the project.

Cycleland1Agne Milukaite graduated from MSc in Migration Studies at GTC in 2013 and co-founded a bike-sharing startup,, launched in Oxford in April 2016, supported by Oxford University Innovation. They recently equity crowdfunded £100,000 to enable them to expand into Bristol, Brighton, Cambridge, Edinburgh and London.

mark graham

Mark Graham, Professor of Internet Geography at the Oxford Internet Institute and Research Fellow at Green Templeton, has been awarded a 2016 Philip Leverhulme Prize in Geography.

Robert Glaze Geoffrey West

Green Templeton Associate Fellow Geoffrey West and Visiting Associate Fellow Robert Glaze recently co-keynoted the European Nonwovens and Synthetic Materials Industry Conference in Madrid.
In their keynote addresses, Robert spoke on: 'The Rise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Spaceship Earth' whilst Geoffrey spoke on: 'Why Cities Survive and Companies Die'.

Foundation Dinner

200 GTC members and guests gathered for the annual Foundation Dinner last Saturday to toast the Founders of the College, to hear of successes and achievements over the past year and to be enthralled by a fascinating speech from Dame Margaret Hodge on her tireless work as the former Chair of the Public Accounts Committee in calling the powerful to account for their responsibilities to society.

Oxford HalfAs the Oxford Half Marathon draws closer, we’re excited to see what our GTC team has in store. We have quite a few College members running on Sunday, five of whom will be representing GTC in the Oxford Half Marathon’s ‘University Challenge’. The University Challenge is a new category for the Oxford Half. All of the Oxford colleges are allowed to register college staff, students and fellows to represent the college. The four fastest times from the team are added together and the quickest time scoops the University Challenge prize! 

MirjamHow does a conference centred around informal interactions rather than formal presentations help the exchange of exciting ideas and new collaborations between participants?                    

The Oxford Residence Week for Entrepreneurship Scholars - a yearly gathering of leading figures in the field of entrepreneurship research – does conferences differently.               

It is with great sadness that Green Templeton College has learned of the death of Emeritus Fellow Dr Wattie Fletcher who passed away on 17 September at the age 82 after a period of ill health.

D3S 8140The third weekend of September saw 29 alumni and their guests returning to College from as far afield as Australia to renew old friendships and make new friends at the annual Alumni Reunion. 

bubblenutwash_logo.pngGTC student, Irina Fedorenko and alumnus, Manas Nanda have co-founded a company which to its very core reflects the human welfare ethos of Green Templeton College.

Aase VilladsenGreen Templeton is saying a big 'thank you' to Aase Villadsen (DPhil Social Intervention) who has stepped down from her role as Junior Dean after almost three years.

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