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21st century challenges

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Food, Health and the Future Should we cut meat to three meals a week? Why are so many UK men predicted to become obese by 2020? Why might high yield crops in Asia hold the key to feeding the world's growing population? Join our panel of experts to find out what the future holds. Jane Langdale, Mike Rayner, Klim McPherson 06 Oct 2011
2 What is Public in the Digital Age? Use of the internet has raised major public issues around the definition of public and priavte information. Director of the Oxford Internet Institute Professor Bill Dutton examines how we can best reconcile the risks and opportunities presented. William Dutton 03 Oct 2011
3 Creative Commons Energy in the Future: Brenda Boardman Part 3 of 3. Some of Oxford's leading experts discuss the issue of energy in the future, one of the greatest challenges facing the world as we move through the 21st century. Brenda Boardman 30 Sep 2011
4 Creative Commons Energy in the Future: Nick Eyre Part 2 of 3. Some of Oxford's leading experts discuss the issue of energy in the future, one of the greatest challenges facing the world as we move through the 21st century. Nick Eyre 30 Sep 2011
5 Creative Commons Energy in the Future: James Marrow Part 1 of 3. Some of Oxford's leading experts discuss the issue of energy in the future, one of the greatest challenges facing the world as we move through the 21st century. James Marrow 30 Sep 2011
6 Political Oxford Why does Oxford produce so many politicians? How have the University's alumni shaped the political landscape? And how has this impacted on perceptions of the University, both in the UK and overseas? David Butler, Tim Boswell, Richard Jarman 30 Sep 2011
7 Creative Commons Philanthropy: Mega-trend of the 21st Century Dame Stephanie Shirley speaks about her personal philosophy of philanthropy, the importance of a social and cultural approach to giving, and her vision of the role of philanthrophy in the 21st century. Stephanie Shirley 29 Sep 2011
8 The Responsibility to Protect in modern international relations Jennifer Welsh and Hugo Slim from the Oxford Centre for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict discuss "The Responsibility to Protect" in contemporary international relations, and its role in key cases such as Libya and the post-election violence in Kenya. Jennifer Welsh, Hugo Slim 28 Sep 2011
9 Creative Commons Climate and Weather: The Ends of Acts of God? Professor Myles Allen explains how research at Oxford allows us to quantify just how much climate change caused by past emissions is costing individuals, corporations and potentially entire countries. Myles Allen 28 Sep 2011
10 Creative Commons What Next? Surviving the 21st Century For his keynote lecture the Chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes, examines the rapidly-growing list of challenges facing the world, from climate change to nuclear proliferation, migration to water and energy shortage. Chris Patten 26 Sep 2011
11 Emerging infectious diseases Emerging infectious diseases are often in the news but are there really more of them? Here we explore how infections invade human populations, how new pathogens adapt to become efficient infections of humans and how to predict what might happen next. Angela McLean 26 Sep 2011