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On 5 November, Green Templeton College hosted a meeting of nurse leaders and health service managers to report findings for the ‘Health Services that Delivers for Newbons’ (HSD-N) research programme, which has been investigating coverage and gaps in newborn and neonatal care in Kenya. Attendees were optimistic that the meeting’s discussions could significantly improve the care received by newborns and sick neonates in Kenya.

Care Leavers

Green Templeton College has volunteered to host dinner on Christmas Day for care leavers - teenagers and young adults that are no longer young enough to remain in care or be fostered. Many of these individuals are homeless and sleeping rough, but two care leavers, Áine and Megan, organised a Christmas dinner to ensure that no care leaver feels alone or hungry this Christmas. The event will take place on Christmas Day in the Stables Bar.

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In Michaelmas Term, the GTC Health & Care seminars were held in partnership with the GTC Care Initiative "Conversations in Care" series chaired by Governing Body Fellow, Mary Daly, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy. The focus was the integration of health and social care, often put forward as a solution to funding and delivery issues in both the NHS and local authorities.

GlazeThe European Risk Policy Institute based in Brussels, Sofia, and Canberra has appointed Robert Glaze as a Fellow to support the ongoing efforts of the Institute to address Critical Infrastructure, Cyber-Security, Anti-Corruption, and Digital Counterfeiting in Europe. According to ERPI Chairman Ivan Savov 'We are pleased to recognize Robert Glaze as a major contributor to technology risk thinking and his continual leadership, professionalism, and achievement in the areas of risk management and policy. He is a major voice in the understanding very complex problems, and we look forward to his contributions at ERPI and for the institutions and citizens of Europe.'

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Green Templeton College was delighted to welcome Chairman Seiji Kawasaki, Professor Naoki Kashihara, and Dr Tim Cleminson to the College a few weeks ago for the Annual Review Meeting of the Kawasaki Gakuen/Green College Agreement. The group met with the Principal, Prof Denise Lievesley; the Bursar, Dr Tim Clayden; and Professor Richard Gibbons, a member of GTC’s Governing Body. They were also joined by Professor Atsushi Nagai and Professor Kozo Hanayama, both Kawasaki Fellows at GTC. The meeting included reports on the visits of previous Kawasaki Fellows, and presentations from current Kawasaki Fellows, Professor Nagai and Professor Hanayama, as well as discussions relating to current and future initiatives.

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Green Templeton College Principal Professor Denise Lievesley and Lord Nigel Crisp hosted a meeting and dinner at Green Templeton College on 13 November to kick-off discussions on how the Oxford community might develop links with Nursing Now!, a three year global campaign to promote nursing which will be launched early in 2018. Nurses are the largest part of the health workforce globally and make an enormous contribution to improving global health. However, they are systematically undervalued and under-utilised and could do much more - and want to do so. The campaign aims to raise the status and profile of nurses globally and maximise the contribution that nursing makes to Universal Health Coverage, women’s empowerment, and economic development. The campaign is run in association with the World Health Organization and the International Council of Nurses and is a programme of the Burdett Trust for Nursing. It has already secured a commitment from Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to appoint a senior nurse to the WHO. This commitment was implemented in October 2017 with the appointment of Mrs Elizabeth Iro from the Cook Islands Ministry of Health as the new Chief Nurse for the World Health Organization.

'View' by Eva Kohler, winner of the 2016/17 GTC Photography Competition

Green Templeton College is proud to announce the return of its annual Photography Competition. This year's theme is 'Green Templeton College: Personalities in Action'. The competition is open to all College members, who can submit up to two photographs each by sending them to the College Communications office before Friday 6 April 2018, and the winning photographer will earn a prize of £150.00. Competition rules and guidelines can be found here.

BBC News

Nick Fahy, Senior Researcher at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and member of Green Templeton College, recently spoke with BBC News on the implications of a hard or no deal Brexit on Wales, saying it could be 'absolutely devastating'. 'It would mean a substantial increase in delays,' Nick said, noting that economic pressure on the country would inevitably impact health service.

sanna portrait bangladeshSanna Ojanperä, a first-year DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute and a member of Green Templeton College, has been awarded a Future of Work Fellowship by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). This prestigious opportunity supports innovative research relating to labour issues in economics, statistics, sociology, and other social sciences. Sanna, also a doctoral student at the Alan Turing Instite, researches the development impacts of digital economies, specifically the relationship between accessing work through online platforms and informality.

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Green Templeton College's Graduate Common Room has elected its new Committee, which will oversee the GCR's activities over the next year. The incoming Committee, including new President Noon Altijani, was announced on 25 October. The group will officially begin its work on 27 November, though its members have already begun transitioning into their new roles.

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Green Templeton College has selected an architectural firm, Feilden Fowles, to plan a building project on the site of the current tennis courts. Current plans include creating additional on-site accommodation for students, a new dining venue, and larger study areas and academic spaces. The firm is seeking input from College members to aid them as they integrate this new project with existing College architecture.

By Denise Lievesley

We were saddened to hear recently of the passing of Professor Max Blythe on 5th October 2017.

Max was a valued and much appreciated member of Green Templeton College. He was a long-standing Common Room Member, and supporting the College in the maintenance of archives and records relating to Richard Doll and William Osler, for the promotion of the study of medicine and the history of medicine.

JPL headshotRecently, the Nuffield Department of Medicine’s 3rd Year Graduate Student Award was given to Jeff Lienert, a doctoral student at Green Templeton College. Although his degree is housed in the Nuffield Department of Medicine, he is mentored at the University of Oxford by Felix Reed-Tsochas at the Saïd Business School. By virtue of his degree program, he is also mentored by Dr Laura Koehly and Dr Christopher Steven Marcum at the National Institutes of Health. This combination of health and social science in his mentorship ideally places him to make contributions relevant to the whole of GTC.

Maki Recital
It was a full house for Maki Sekiya’s first recital as GTC’s Musician in Residence in the Observatory Common Room last Sunday in a generous programme including major works by Schubert and Mussorgsky. With her prodigious technique, Maki revealed the nuances of Schubert’s monumental Wanderer Fantasia, making the subtlest of transitions between the contemplative and the tempestuous. Equally majestic was her account of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, a performance which seized and never let go of the audience’s rapt concentration.

Maki will be giving a repeat performance of last Sunday’s programme in a public recital sponsored by GTC at 7:30pm on Saturday, 25 November in St John the Evangelist Church (109A Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH). Tickets are available via the SJE website - an opportunity not to be missed!

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The Emerging Markets Symposium (EMS), an academic initiative of Green Templeton College, launched its latest report in July 2017 on Environmental Health in Emerging Markets. The report summary was translated into Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. The main messages in the report have received media coverage in over 20 countries since the launch including major emerging market countries such as Brazil, China, India and Pakistan.

de BruijnProfessor Marella de Bruijn, Governing Body Fellow at Green Templeton College, Programme Leader at the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, has been awarded the title of Professor of Developmental Haematopoiesis at the University of Oxford. Marella leads a team investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the birth of blood stem cells during embryonic development. Her work has contributed fundamental insights into these developmental processes. Marella is Director of Graduate Studies for the Radcliffe Department of Medicine and MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, and recently became the new Director of the Oxford-MRC Doctoral Training Partnership.

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SLL NoHL – design by Hoare Lea Lighting

On the evening of Friday 29 September, the Radcliffe Observatory will be specially illuminated by the Society of Light and Lighting as part of the Night of Heritage Light 2017. This event celebrates the art and science of light – with fun, creative designs lighting up some of the city’s most iconic sites, including the Observatory. Beginning at 7pm, the public is invited to view this fantastic building as it has never been seen before.