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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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A chest belonging to 18th century American patriot and silversmith Paul Revere can now be viewed at 13 Norham Gardens. Revere, famed for alerting Massachusetts residents about the arrival of the British military in 1775, was memorialised in an 1860 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and is now considered a national hero in American history.

handbook coverChris Adams, founding fellow of Green College (now GTC), has decided to provide free downloads of his book A Neurosurgeon's Notebook to all who wish to read it. Adams was appointed neurosurgeon at The Radcliffe Infirmary in 1972 until he retired and the hospital vacated the Radcliffe site. This book, originally published in 1998, contains his pearls of wisdom after a lifetime of neurosurgical practice. It is a distillation from his own notebook, which contains 30 years′ worth of clinical cases (and both his successes and failures).

Adams says 'I decided to put it online for free download because Amazon was selling it for £200 (in the past it was selling for several thousand pounds), but new it cost £20! It is a rather different book--something for lay public, medical students, neurologists and neurosurgeons!' A Neurosurgeon's Notebook can be downloaded here. Enjoy reading!


On June 13th and 14th 2017, Green Templeton College welcomed 60 participants from 8 countries to debate different approaches to the study of complexity in healthcare. Organised by Trish Greenhalgh and colleagues, this workshop featured keynote talks by Professor Penny Hawe (University of Sydney) and Professor Mark Petticrew (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). Sessions covered a range of theoretical perspectives and empirical studies from different disciplines, with participants making thought-provoking contributions about what it means to work with complexity.

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