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Shuakat Aziz at the launch of EMS 2015Fifty leading international policy experts and practitioners gathered in Oxford last weekend (16-18 January) for the Emerging Markets Symposium (EMS) 2015 on Ageing in Emerging Markets.

They came from more than 20 emerging market and high income countries and included specialists in gerontology, economics, finance, sociology, anthropology, medicine, health policy and social policy, and senior figures from the worlds of politics, business and civil society.

Green Templeton has said a fond farewell to Freya Howe, the College's first apprentice, who has just landed an exciting new role at another Oxford college.

The World's ChildThe changing nature of childhood and the response of the 'adult world' to this is the focus of Green Templeton's 2015 flagship lecture series which begins on Monday 26 January.

The call for papers for the Green Templeton Human Welfare Conference 2015 - which takes place on 1 and 2 May 2015 - is now open.

The Green Templeton Christmas coffee morning and sale, and Fellows' Christmas dinner raffles have raised an amazing £1456 for the College Student Hardship Fund.

Dr Jeff Aronson (left) receives his awardGTC Emeritus Fellow Dr Jeffrey Aronson has been awarded an honorary fellowship by the British Pharmacological Society.

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.