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Sue Ziebland

Medical sociologist and Senior Research Fellow, Professor Sue Ziebland, has been appointed as the new Director of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme and takes up the post in May.

Solik treeFrom a desire to express emotional support for their fellow 2012-13 GTC student Brendon Solik, whose parents were kidnapped from their home in South Africa and murdered in February 2017, a group of former GTC students approached the College to see if some form of dedication to the Solik family could be made in the gardens. Head Gardener, Michael Pirie, met Georgia Cole, Farzana Dudhwala, Hayley Jones and James Morfopoulos on behalf of their wider community on 28 February and suggested that the distinctive Sequoiadendron giganteum or giant redwood growing in the main garden since the early 1980s might be appropriate.

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GTC alumnus, Nicolas Friederici (pictured left) studies digital entrepreneurship and collaborative innovation in challenging environments, such as low-income and post-conflict countries in Africa. He was recently quoted in The Economist commenting on the reasons why tech and entrepreneurship incubators in Africa have found it hard to succeed. Nicolas acknowledges: "The Internet has brought new opportunities for African entrepreneurs, but these opportunities have been unevenly distributed. It is our goal to better understand the true potential of 'the digital' for the continent, and how its benefits can be made more inclusive."

Tree1Friday 7th April 2017 at midday saw the planting of a Cedar of Lebanon tree on the south lawn of the Observatory by Governing Body Garden Fellow, Marella de Bruijn. The ceremony marked the latest phase in our vision for the landscape setting of the building over the very long term. The naming and development of the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter has focused great attention on our iconic centrepiece and reciprocally the College’s outlook, both physical and psychological, has altered in response to the thriving academic community that is our new neighbour.

Oxford examination schoolsGreen Templeton College is proud that two of our Fellows feature in 24 sitters announced by the University as taking part in its 'Diversifying Portraiture' initiative, which aims to broaden the range of people represented around the University. The portraits will be displayed in University buildings such as the Examinations Schools (pictured) to help inspire students.

KMS many medicsGreen Templeton College was pleased to host a delegation from the Kawasaki Medical School in Japan: 14 students and three faculty (including Professor Kazunori TOIDA, the current Kawasaki visiting fellow at GTC) visited Oxford for a week.

Sir David Watson scholarship

Green Templeton College has awarded the Sir David Watson DPhil Scholarship 2017 to Aisha Ahmad who will be undertaking a DPhil in International Development at the Oxford Department of International Development. The Scholarship was created by the College in honour of Sir David Watson, GTC’s second Principal (2010-2015), who was always determined to help students achieve their potential. It is awarded to an outstanding scholar who has been accepted by the University and the College to undertake a DPhil within the Social Sciences.

Timothy HoffProfessor Tim Hoff, Visiting Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College makes a return visit on 24 April, as part of the Management in Medicine programme, to provide his latest update from the USA, focussing on 'The Growing Diminishment of the Doctor in Health Care Delivery'.

ambulanceThree Oxford medical students, Emily McFiggans, Jennifer Southern (both Green Templeton) and Alex Blakes (St Edmund Hall) will soon be setting off on an adventure of a lifetime to raise money for charity.

The group will be driving 5,000 miles from Oxford to Mongolia over the course of three weeks in an ambulance donated by the South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS). The journey will be taking place as part of the Mongolia Charity Rally, an annual event organised by the charity Go Help.

Hockey TeamIn what some are labelling the performance of the season, the Oxford Women’s Hockey Team comfortably beat Cambridge 4-0 on Sunday 12 March. Aided by Green Templeton’s own Rachael Dellar (pictured top left) who played in goal, the girls looked switched on from the first whistle and went 1-0 up after just 90 seconds.

JKoehler Kenya handpumpJohanna Koehler, a third-year DPhil student at Green Templeton College, examines institutional and financial developments in water service provision in sub-Saharan Africa. Her work focuses on water security and risk in areas of competition over limited water resources between industry, agriculture and communities.

Catherine MacKenzie

Dr Catherine MacKenzie, Visiting Research Fellow at Green Templeton, has been elected as a Master of the Bench, i.e. a governing bencher, of Inner Temple, an appointment normally reserved for QCs and judges. Inner Temple is one of the four Inns of Court, of which all barristers are members.

MakiGreen Templeton College is delighted to announce the appointment of pianist Maki Sekiya as its first Musician in Residence. Born in Tokyo, Maki studied at the Purcell School in North London and later at the Moscow Conservatoire where she gained a diploma with distinction. This was followed by prizes at many competitions in Italy, Japan, Spain, the Ukraine, Bulgaria and Georgia.

Boat Race announcementFollowing official announcements made on Tuesday 14 March, we are thrilled to congratulate Green Templeton Clinical Embryology student Chloe Laverack, who will be rowing in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, after making the team for the Blue Boat.

But Chloe isn’t the first in her family to participate in the iconic sporting event. Her uncle William Lang rowed in the 1983-85 boat races while he completed his DPhil in Psychology at Magdalen College.


Butterfly wing

Fellows at Green Templeton College shared their latest ideas and research focus at the recent GTC symposium. In addition to her welcome address, the Principal, Denise Lievesley, started the proceedings by giving the first talk, on international statistics.


As a modern, egalitarian, graduate College with students from 69 countries, half of whom are female, studying medicine, business and management and the applied social sciences, Green Templeton is proud to celebrate International Women's Day. We focus on human welfare issues and our ethos is based on an assumption of tolerance for all people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, opinions and religion and on a concern for equality, justice, peace and shared stewardship of the planet.

Lorraine WrightWhile most students might not hesitate to admit that it can be a struggle to balance their studies with their personal lives, current GTC student Lorraine Wright juggles her Exec MBA with both her day job and the running of her multi award-winning nationwide event, the University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY).

UGCY is an annual televised competition that aims to bring together talented individuals through music. Founded and organised by Wright, the competition provides a platform for University Gospel Choirs across the UK and in Ghana to develop and showcase their musical abilities.

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