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Farmland earmarked for industrial zone in Chatterjee's site of study

Mihika Chatterjee, a 4th year doctoral candidate in international development, has been awarded the Frere Exhibition 2017 (proxime accessit). The Exhibition is awarded to enable a specific piece of work to advance scholarship in Indian Studies. It is open to students, faculty and members of the University.


On 7 August, Dr Abrar Chaudhury, outgoing DPhil student at Green Templeton College and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Saïd Business School, received the ‘Best Doctoral Dissertation Award 2017’ by the Organisation and Natural Environment Division (ONE) at the Academy of Management in Atlanta. The award recognises relevance, scholarly contribution, theoretical and methodological rigor, as well as practical implications in selecting the best dissertation.

Dame Margaret Turner WarwickWe regret to announce the passing of Dame Margaret Elizabeth Turner-Warwick DBE, FRACP, FACP, FRCP, FMedSci, an Honorary Fellow of Green Templeton College on 21 August, 2017 at age 92. A long-time friend of the College, Dame Margaret studied at Lady Margaret Hall and at University College London, where she contracted tuberculosis. As a result, she developed a major interest in pulmonary medicine which led to her lifetime professional work and research. 

RamirezOn 5 September, Professor Rafael Ramírez, Governing Body Fellow at Green Templeton College and Director of the Oxford Scenarios Programme and Professor of Practice, was awarded the British Academy of Management Education Practice Award 2017 for the development of the ‘New Life for an Old Trick: Teaching and Learning through the Live Case Method for Improved Impact of Business Schools’ programme at Saïd Business School. This award, established in 2016, recognises initiatives that enhance management learning and education.

RasmusProfessor Rasmus Nielsen, Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, Director of Research at the Reuters Institute, and editor in Chief of International Journal of Press/Politics, has been awarded the title of Professor of Political Communication at the University of Oxford. Dr Nielsen is the University's first professor of political communication, named in recognition of the critical role that communication, news, and media play in contemporary societies and of his research on journalism and news, digital media, and political campaigns.


Professor Neil Mortensen, Governing Body Fellow of GTC, has been appointed Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSE), where he has been a member of Council and Trustee for the last three years.

By Trish Greenhalgh

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Steve Iliffe discusses the 'crisis' in contemporary healthcare

For many years, a small but [almost] perfectly formed network of academics, policymakers, clinicians and health service leaders have congregated in Oxford in late summer to share ideas and research findings at the academic-service-policy interface. Organised by Alison Hann (University of Swansea) and Imelda McDermott (University of Manchester), HPPN has a tradition of asking critical questions that cross disciplinary boundaries and are best addressed through applied research, analysis of routinely collected data and intersectoral debate.

Tennis Court Project

Seven architecture teams have been selected to submit proposals for a new building at Green Templeton College. This new ‘tennis court project’ (built on the site of the College's current tennis courts) will serve as a new accommodation building to meet the College’s housing needs and will include 80 single-occupancy en-suite rooms. Candidates include Eric Parry, Feilden Fowles, Haworth Tompkins, Sergison Bates, Stanton Williams, Tim Ronalds, and Walters & Cohen.


The interior of the Tower of The Winds (the upper levels of the Radcliffe Observatory) is generally closed to the public and only available for private, guided viewing by Green Templeton College members. On September 9th and 10th, as part of the Oxford Open Doors celebration, the Tower will be open to the public between 10 am and 3:30 pm. During this time, members of the public will be able to visit the upper levels of the Observatory with the assistance of College students and staff. All are invited to explore the interior of the Tower of the Winds at this time.


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.