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Dr Kariem Ezzat Ahmed and Dr Jyothis George have been appointed Robert Turner Research Associates at Green Templeton College.

Professor Sir David Watson. Photo: Mim SaxlAs reputation becomes ever more important to universities, higher education institutions should be on the cutting edge of reducing corruption, with a view to eliminating it.

Adam Mars-Jones, novelist, delivered the first Green Templeton lecture 2014Podcasts of three lectures in the recent Green Templeton Tyranny of the Normal lecture series are now available to download from the College website.

The Green Templeton Lectures 2014 welcomed four prominent experts in their fields to explore the notion of ‘normality’ or conformity to certain parameters of behaviour and appearance.

Dr Sian ReesDr Sian Rees has been appointed Director of the Oxford Health Experiences Institute (HEXI).

A joint initiative between Green Templeton College and Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, HEXI is a unique, interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to the understanding of experiences of health, illness and healthcare, and it aims to use this understanding to transform care by influencing healthcare policy, practice and education.

Professor Sir David Watson speaking at the Guardian University Forum 2014. Photo: James Turner/Guardian

UK universities are being buffeted by "feverish" contradictory claims that, on the one hand, they cannot survive the present turbulent economic times and, on the other, that they can fix all the country's problems, Professor Sir David Watson, GTC Principal argued at a Guardian newspaper conference today, Wednesday 26 February 2014.

Dr John Wass pictured filming the BBC Four documentary in the Radcliffe Observatory

The fascinating story of hormones - the well-known but little understood chemicals that govern our bodies - is told by Green Templeton Emeritus Fellow Dr John Wass in a BBC Four documentary to be broadcast on Wednesday 26 February at 9pm.

The Choudhrie Library is formally opened. Photo courtesy of Charles Shearn

The main reading room in Green Templeton's new Library and Learning Resources Centre has been named The Choudhrie Library in recognition of the generous and continued support of the Choudhrie family for the College and its activities.

The Management in Medicine Programme steering committee shortlisted for a BMJ award

Green Templeton's Management in Medicine (MiM) Programme has been shortlisted for a prestigious British Medical Journal Award 2014.

Fifty leading medical scientists, economists and other experts are challenging the governments of 22 emerging market economies to accept new scientific findings and take a fresh, longer-term perspective on social investment in the health and nutrition of women and children.

Dr Ian Ashpole at the weather station  (courtesy Oxford Mail)Rainfall measured at the Radcliffe Meteorological station - which is situated in the gardens at Green Templeton College - was greater than for any winter month since daily recording began in 1767 by the astronomers of the Radcliffe Observatory.

Rafael Ramirez at the Refugee RunLast week at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, some of the attendees - including two Green Templeton fellows - immersed themselves in the plight of a Syrian refugee.

Dr Gary WhitlockGreen Templeton College is saddened to hear of the death of Dr Gary Whitlock last October at the age of 49 years. A clinical epidemiologist who studied the patterns of premature death, Dr Whitlock was the Girdlers Research Fellow at the former Green College between 2001 and 2004.

A competition has been launched to design a promotional poster that captures the spirit of the Green Templeton Human Welfare Conference (HWC) 2014.

Kirsty Taylor (left ) and Gill Edwards in the new GTC LibraryThe new Green Templeton Library and Learning Resources Centre in the Walton Building opened its doors to GTC members at 9am today, Wednesday 22 January.

Cherian Thomas announcing the C&C Alpha Group's continuing support of the EMS at GTC on 11 JanuaryThe Emerging Markets Symposium (EMS) will receive support from the C&C Alpha Group (CCAG) for a further four years from 2015, it has been announced.

Mobile technologies and social networking sites, such as Facebook, have made it easier to stay in touch with large numbers of acquaintances: however, a new study shows that we still put most of our efforts into communicating with small numbers of close friends or relatives.

Ben FletcherBen Fletcher (DPhil Primary Health Care) has joined Green Templeton College as the first National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded DPhil Fellowship.

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