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Adam Mars-Jones (photo:Sarah Lee/FaberGreen Templeton College has announced today (Wednesday 18 December) that its 2014 flagship lecture series will focus on the concept of 'normality', asking questions about its influence and relevance as society's perceptions of normality are challenged by the changing contemporary world.

The call for papers for the Green Templeton College Human Welfare Conference (HWC) 2014 is now open.

Professor Sir David WatsonUniversities have long argued that higher education can be a life changing experience for individuals: from acquiring new, marketable skills and knowledge to improving character and producing better members of society.

In his new book, A Question of Conscience: Higher Education and Personal Responsibility published by the Institute of Education Press this month, Professor Sir David Watson, Principal of Green Templeton College and Professor of Higher Education, Oxford University, examines what higher education institutions aim to deliver to their students and why it matters.

A new study - led by GTC Fellow Professor Linda Scott of the Saïd Business School and Professor Paul Montgomery of the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and part funded by Green Templeton College - has shown that African school girls will accept eco-friendly sanitary technologies, pointing to sustainable solutions that help keep girls in school in developing countries.

Cedric Tan's dance film of his PhD won top prize in the international competitionThe top prize in the international 'Dance your PhD' competition has been awarded to a Green Templeton alumnus whose entertaining and humorous film illustrates the chicken mating process using a range of styles, from swing and water ballet, to modern jazz.

'Brighter Later' at the Radcliffe Observatory, Green Templeton CollegeA light installation inspired by the Radcliffe Observatory's prominent role in the history of astronomy and meteorological recording is turning the observing tower of the historic Grade II-listed building into a lantern visible across Oxford, as part of the celebrations for the Oxford Christmas Light Festival 2013.

The UK has the potential to become a world leader in lifelong and flexible learning, and credit accumulation and transfer (CATS) could play a key role in achieving that.

GTC Associate Fellow Professor Derrick Gosselin has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK-CEN by the Belgian Government.

The new Green Templeton GCR Committee for 2013-2014 has been announced, following the election.

The theme for the Human Welfare Conference 2014 is 'Innovations in development: Challenging convention to advance human welfare in low and middle-income countries', Green Templeton College announced today.

RISJ reportA new study by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism(RISJ) sheds light on how the media reports issues of risk and uncertainty, including climate change, nuclear accidents and cancer risks. The study was funded by the Green Templeton College academic initiatives fund.

As part of its programme of piloting new active learning forms of learning for senior practitioners, the Oxford Praxis Forum - a GTC academic initiative aimed at exploring the space between theory and practice in business - held a reading weekend led by GTC Associate Fellow Rob Poynton at his family's farmhouse outside Madrid.

The first turf wasKate Roll celebrates after cutting the first turf turned in preparation for the start of building work on the new Green Templeton multi-purpose sports building which is set to enhance sporting facilities at the College.

Ron Emerson, GTC alumnus (MLitt Management Studies 1997) Associate Fellow, has been appointed as the first Chairman of the government-owned British Business Bank by the Business Secretary Vince Cable.

Gerald Sacks (left) at the St-Emilion Jurat ceremonyGTC Associate Fellow Dr Gerald Sacks was intronised into the Jurade de Saint-Emilion on 15 September at a ceremony which took place in the subterranean Eglise Monolith in the heart of the city.

Marios (left) receiving his awardMarios Margaritis (DPhil Cardiovascular Medicine) has been awarded the Young Investigator Award (Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation Working Group) at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress.

John Penny with former Lodge Porter Kasia SikoraMembers of Green Templeton College are mourning the loss of College Porter John Penny who passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday 18 September at the age of 66.