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shoumoGreen Templeton Governing Body Fellow Professor Shoumo Bhattacharya and Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine for the British Heart Foundation (BHF), has been awarded an accelerator grant by LAB282 for his work with ‘Drugs from bugs’.

The project in question works on developing evasins, a potential treatment for cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases derived from the saliva of ticks.

NeurosleeveGreen Templeton alumnus Dr Louwai Muhammed (graduated BM in 2014) has just won the first leg of the MIT $100K Accelerate Competition for his start-up, receiving a grant of $10,000 for the ‘NeuroSleeve’. Along with electrical and robotics engineer Matthew Carey, Dr Muhammed pitched the creation to a panel of judges with a live demonstration of its prototype.

The sleeve, which is designed for early detection of carpal tunnel syndrome, has the potential to reduce surgery related costs each year, which are currently around $1 billion. With early detection, sufferers can hope to overcome their carpal tunnel syndrome with mild home treatments, rather than undergoing costly and potentially disruptive surgery.

Sir John Hanson

On 9th February 2017 there was a service to celebrate the life of Sir John Hanson, who was Warden of Green College from 1998-2006. About 400 people were welcomed into the beautiful surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral by impressive music on the organ, which then continued with the Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana to start the service. The congregation were in good voice for the well-known hymns – favourites of Sir John’s.

Martin 03 002Alumnus Martin P. Thomas of the Oxford & HEC Master’s programme ‘Consulting & Coaching for Change’ has recently been published alongside co-author Dr Mark McElroy.

The book, ‘The MultiCapital Scorecard’, is a direct result of Thomas’ studies here at Green Templeton College. In it, Martin and McElroy set out principles and a working methodology by which organisations of all sorts can measure their environmental, social and economic performance.

HarryGreen Templeton College alumnus Dr Harry Annison, who graduated with a DPhil in Criminology in 2013, recently featured in a BBC Radio 4 documentary addressing the indeterminate Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentence.


While studying at Green Templeton, Dr Annison carried out research which was then published in his book, ‘Dangerous Politics: Risk, political vulnerability and penal policy’ (Oxford University Press, 2015). The book is based on interviews with over 60 senior UK policy makers.

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A casual conversation about data in the Barclay Room at College sparked a partnership that led two Green Templeton College-affiliated scholars to collaborate on a global study that underpins, amongst others, a new report for the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and a string of academic papers.

GTC Lecture 1 resizedAs part of the 2017 Green Templeton Lectures on the topic of Delivering Health: Clinical, Management and Policy Challenges, the first lecture of the four-part series looked at evidence-based healthcare.

Led by Professor Sue Dopson of the Said Business School and Richard Gleave of Public Health England, the discussion centred on the challenges facing attempts to implement research into policy and medicine, and the concept of accountability in relation to quality improvement.

Dana HosnDana A. Hosn, MSc Education (Child Development and Education) 2013, has recently completed a cycling expedition from Melbourne to Cairns in Australia, spanning over 4000 kilometres. With a group of 19 other riders, Dana completed the journey in just 45 days with the aim of promoting healthy and active living. 

Such an event has never before been organised in Australia and took part in collaboration with the not-for-profit organisation Steer North. Throughout the 18 months preparation from March 2015, the riders organised everything from securing accommodation to food donations and, most importantly, raising funds for cancer research, education and patient care. 

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The Queen has presented renowned Brisbane paediatrician and Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Professor John Pearn, with the Royal Life Saving Society's most prestigious award for his work in preventing child drownings. Professor Pearn was awarded the King Edward VII Cup for contributions to rescue, resuscitation, lifesaving and injury prevention and safety promotion.

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Given that the grounds of Green Templeton College are home to the C18th Radcliffe Observatory, a question often asked is "What is the astronomy link to a C21st Oxford college with a focus on human welfare?" The answer is provided by Charles Barclay FRAS, Director Blackett Observatory, Associate Fellow GTC, Academic visitor in Astrophysics sub-Department, Oxford University.

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Speaking to an audience of 300 people at the Emerging Markets Symposium on Health and the Environment Lecture in the Sheldonian Theatre, world-leading American economist who specialises in sustainable development, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, drew on President Kennedy’s announcement that he would take a man to the moon, and back, as a goal for his administration.

Sir John Hanson

It is with great sadness that Green Templeton College has learned of the death of Sir John Hanson, Warden of Green College 1998-2006, who passed away on 13 January at the age of 78 after a short period of ill health. He will be greatly missed by all members of the Green Templeton community.

Sir John became the fourth Warden of Green College in 1998 after a long career in the British public service, culminating in his appointment as Director-General of the British Council 1992-8 where he led a major reform programme for management change throughout the British Council.

We're delighted to announce that Professor Alexander Betts, Leopold Muller Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, and Professor Mark Graham, Director of Research, Oxford Internet Institute have both been appointed GTC Senior Research Fellows. 

galaxy 1676711 1280Charles Barclay (Marlborough College and GTC Associate Fellow) and Sandor Kruk (PhD student in Oxford Astrophysics and Merton College) led the first full UK team of five students in the 10th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics, held in Bhubaneswar, India from 9th to 19th December. 

Professor John FurlongCongratulations to Professor John Furlong, Emeritus Professor of Education and Emeritus Fellow of Green Templeton College, who was appointed OBE for services to research in education and government. A former Director of Oxford's Department of Education and a former President of the British Educational Research Association, Professor Furlong is a member of research groups encompassing learning and new technologies, teacher education, and professional learning.

Congratulations to Ron Emersonron emerson, Governing Body Fellow, who was appointed CBE for services to International Banking and the Financing of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. This is recognition of his role in setting up the government’s economic development bank, The British Business Bank, that was established to improve financial support for small and mid sized business in the UK, which had not been well served before. Over the first three years the Bank mobilised an additional £7 billion of new money to this sector and widened the sources/suppliers of finance and the range of financial instruments available.

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Green Templeton College will be closed from 4pm on Wednesday 21 December 2016 until 8.30am on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

The Porters' Lodge will close at midday on Saturday 24 December and will reopen for business as usual at 6am Tuesday 3 January 2017.

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