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By Trish Greenhalgh

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Steve Iliffe discusses the 'crisis' in contemporary healthcare

For many years, a small but [almost] perfectly formed network of academics, policymakers, clinicians and health service leaders have congregated in Oxford in late summer to share ideas and research findings at the academic-service-policy interface. Organised by Alison Hann (University of Swansea) and Imelda McDermott (University of Manchester), HPPN has a tradition of asking critical questions that cross disciplinary boundaries and are best addressed through applied research, analysis of routinely collected data and intersectoral debate.

Tennis Court Project

Seven architecture teams have been selected to submit proposals for a new building at Green Templeton College. This new ‘tennis court project’ (built on the site of the College's current tennis courts) will serve as a new accommodation building to meet the College’s housing needs and will include 80 single-occupancy en-suite rooms. Candidates include Eric Parry, Feilden Fowles, Haworth Tompkins, Sergison Bates, Stanton Williams, Tim Ronalds, and Walters & Cohen.


The interior of the Tower of The Winds (the upper levels of the Radcliffe Observatory) is generally closed to the public and only available for private, guided viewing by Green Templeton College members. On September 9th and 10th, as part of the Oxford Open Doors celebration, the Tower will be open to the public between 10 am and 3:30 pm. During this time, members of the public will be able to visit the upper levels of the Observatory with the assistance of College students and staff. All are invited to explore the interior of the Tower of the Winds at this time.


Professor Robert Arnott, a Common Room Member and a specialist in human skeletal remains and the medical and disease history of the Eastern Mediterranean in the third and second millennia BC, is part of an international team studying the genetic origins of the Minoans and Mycenaeans, who have just published their results in the journal Nature.

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Two new blade chalkings have appeared on the the walls of the College, celebrating the College's rowers' recent success in the Torpids and Summer Eights races. The Green Templeton women's team secured blades in Torpids in March of this year, and the men's team followed up their performance by winning blades in Summer Eights in May.


Professor Karl Moore, Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College, has been nominated for one of Thinkers50's Distinguished Achievement Awards. Since 2001, Thinkers50 has regularly awarded global business thinkers in what has become known as 'the Oscars of management thinking'.

Tony profileRandsTonyteahing2It is with great sadness that Green Templeton College has learned of the death of GTC Emeritus Fellow Carl Anthony Rands, known as Tony, who passed away at the age of 78. Tony died suddenly and unexpectedly on 3 July following complications during the recovery hours after a routine hip replacement operation. He will be greatly missed by all members of the Green Templeton community. On 24 July a gathering a friends and colleagues from the many facets of his life joined Tony’s wife Sue and the family for a natural burial in rural Warwickshire, Tony’s personal choice.



Stéphane Bermon is a specialist in Sports Medicine who also holds a PhD in Exercise Physiology. He works both at the Monaco Institute of Sports Medicine and Surgery and at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Health and Science Department. He was appointed, last year, as a Visiting Common Room Member at Green Templeton College.

DalyGoverning Body Fellow Professor Mary Daly is one of 42 new fellows elected to the British Academy announced Friday 22 July. Mary, who holds the Chair in Sociology and Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, is cited for her work on comparative welfare state studies, gender inequality, the theorisation and measurement of poverty, social care, and social policy of the European Union. She founded the Care Initiative at College and is a former Academic Tutor.

Harriet BrownHarriet Brown, a final year clinical medical student at Green Templeton College, has been awarded the Meakins McClaren Medal 2017. This prize was endowed by Professor Jonathan Meakins, formerly professor of surgery, and his wife Dr Jacqueline Mcclaran, in 2007. It is awarded annually to the final year Oxford student achieving the highest performance across the three years of the clinical course.

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William Osler and his Legacy to Medicine is a new illustrated book by Professor David Cranston, governing body fellow of GTC and joint curator of Osler’s house at 13 Norham Gardens, owned by GTC. He has just been appointed as Senior Consultant for the newly formed Chinese Osler Society.

WeatherallProfessor Sir David John Weatherall, Honorary Fellow of Green Templeton College, was appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire for services to medicine on 16 June 2017. This well-deserved honour comes in recognition of a long career researching molecular genetics, haematology, pathology and clinical medicine.

Lecture SeriesThe Hippocratic Paradox: When is Resuscitating a Patient Doing Them Harm?
Dr Elizabeth Dzeng, Green Templeton College, Oxford. September 15th 2016
Photograph by Joanna Vestey

Photographer Joanna Vestey has spent the past year recording lectures at the University of Oxford and transforming these audio recordings into static spatial patterns in a collection titled 'Lecture Series'. One of these lectures, The Hippocratic Paradox: When is Resuscitating a Patient Doing Them Harm? by Dr Elizabeth Dzeng, took place at Green Templeton College last summer.

MiM Word CloudChanging health care systems depend on strong organizational leadership that realizes the collaborative potential of both physician and non-physician leaders. A research team within the MiM programme, comprising Professor Sue Dopson, Dr Paul Brankin, Professor Timothy Hoff and Dr Mahima Mitra has recently published a paper in the Health Care Management Review focusing on this aspect of leadership within the NHS.


A group of experts convened by Green Templeton College’s Emerging Markets Symposium (EMS) published a report today warning political and business leaders of irreversible environmental destruction and disastrous economic and health consequences of unregulated economic ambition.

Nautilus Winners

On Saturday 24 June, 23 GTC students received Nautilus Awards at the Green Templeton College Garden Party. This prestigious distinction recognises students’ exceptional achievements and contributions to student community life over the course of the academic year. Each of these students has enhanced the College’s reputation throughout the University through their efforts in academia, sport, or college citizenship.


On Sunday 18 June, Dr Charles Foster, Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College, member of the Oxford Law Faculty, and specialist in medical law and ethics, appeared on the BBC 1 Live TV programme Sunday Morning Live.

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