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1 Exodus, Reckoning, Sacrifice: Three Meanings of Brexit Lecture with Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony’s College). Respondent: Anand Menon (King’s College London) Convenors: Timothy Garton Ash and Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony’s College). Kalypso Nicolaidis, Anand Menon, Timothy Garton Ash 03 Mar 2017
2 Creative Commons Exodus, Reckoning, Sacrifice: Three Meanings of Brexit Lecture with Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony’s College). Respondent: Anand Menon (King’s College London) Convenors: Timothy Garton Ash and Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony’s College). Kalypso Nicolaidis, Anand Menon, Timothy Garton Ash 20 Feb 2017
3 Brexit and the Role of Parliament Panel discussion looking at Brexit and the role the British Parliament has. Sir Nicholas Stadlen, Lord Falconer, Paul Craig, Martin Howe 27 Jan 2017
4 Creative Commons Britain, Europe and Social Policy For the 2016 Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture, Professor Colin Crouch, Vice-President for Social Sciences, gives a talk on European social policies. Colin Crouch 11 Nov 2016
5 ‘Exiled Children’ and the Easter Rising: America and Irish Independence Robert Schmuhl (Notre Dame) gives a talk on the Easter Rising as part of the American History Research Seminar series. Robert Schmuhl 19 Oct 2016
6 Cosmopolitanism and Empire Elleke Boehmer considers the cosmopolitan outlooks, experiences and values of Indian travellers to the west in the late 19th century. Elleke Boehmer 05 Apr 2016
7 Britain and Palestine: Balfour to Blair Lecture presented by Professor Avi Shlaim (Middle East Centre) and Richard Makepeace (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies) at the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College on 19th February 2016. Avi Shlaim, Richard Makepeace 22 Feb 2016
8 Interpreting the UK Election Results and Why the Opinion Polls Got it Wrong Two experts in election forecasting and polling explain the outcome of the UK election and why it was so difficult to predict Chris Hanretty, Stephen Fisher, Sergi Pardos-Prado 19 Oct 2015
9 Wake Up Europe! Why Britain should stay engaged and transform the EU The UK has a crucial role to play in the debate over how the EU should be reformed. This session engages in a conversation as to why and how. Kalypso Nicolaidis 23 Sep 2015
10 'Martin Ceadel and the Study of Peace and War' Session 2: British Foreign Policy in War and Peace A research colloquium to mark the retirement of Professor Martin Ceadel, preeminent historian of the British peace movement and one of the world’s foremost experts on the politics of war prevention and its impact on international relations. George Giannakopoulos, Anne Deighton, John Dunbabin, Gillian Peele 01 Sep 2015
11 Beauty and the Victorians 'Buying beauty in the Victorian period' Dr Jessica Clark looks at the Victorian beauty industry, and the transition from disapproval of artifice to a celebration of the wonders of cosmetics. Jess Clark 09 Jul 2015
12 The Crisis of the Meritocracy: Education and Democracy in Modern Britain Professor Peter Mandler gives the 2014 Emden Lecture at St Edmund Hall. Peter Mandler 10 Dec 2014
13 Creative Commons 70 Years On: My, how you’ve changed! Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of Oxford University draws upon his experience at the highest levels in the public sector to share his unique perspective on Britain over the last seven decades. Chris Patten 02 Oct 2014
14 Creative Commons Winning friends abroad: can Britain’s cultural power maintain its influence in the modern world? Sir Martin Davidson KCMG, CEO of the British Council, examines the UK’s soft power capacity. Martin Davidson 07 Apr 2014
15 Generational change and continuity amongst British mothers Angela Davis of the University of Warwick discusses the sharing of beliefs, knowledge and practice amongst British mothers between 1940 and 1990 (a Fertility and Reproduction seminar from 14 October 2013) Angela Davis 03 Feb 2014
16 Creative Commons Britain and Japan; Reflections on the bilateral relationship Sir David Warren , Chair man, The Japan Society, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies Seminar Series David Warren 22 Jan 2014
17 Britain and Germany in Europe: What Prospects? Germany’s role in the EU is becoming more important, while Britain appears increasingly detached from the European project. What roles for Britain and Germany? What prospects for European integration? Keith Jenkins, Kalypso Nicolaidis, Hartmut Mayer 26 Nov 2013
18 Britain and Germany in Europe: What Prospects? Session two. Germany’s role in the EU is becoming more important, while Britain appears increasingly detached from the European project. What roles for Britain and Germany? What prospects for European integration? Christine Dalby, Rudolf Adam, Paul Betts 26 Nov 2013
19 Britain and Germany in Europe: What Prospects? Session One. Germany’s role in the EU is becoming more important, while Britain appears increasingly detached from the European project. What roles for Britain and Germany? What prospects for European integration? Anthony Tucker, David Hannay, David Marquand 26 Nov 2013
20 Why is Britain so Badly Governed Sir Ivor Crewe, Master of University College, Oxford gives the Durham Club Lecture 2013 on 29th October 2013. Sir Ivor Crewe 06 Nov 2013
21 Comparative Literature, Britain and Empire Joep Leerssen on Anglo-Saxon and Celtic Philologists: Comparative Literature between National Ethnicity and Global Empire. Joep Leerssen, Ritchie Robertson 22 Oct 2013
22 Creative Commons Is there 'White Flight?' in England? Why Whites in Homogeneous English Wards Are More Opposed to Immigration Prof. Kaufmann (Birbeck College) investigates whether Whites in homogeneous English neighbourhoods oppose immigration more. Eric Kaufmann 17 May 2013
23 The Place of Britain in a Future Europe Martin Wolf of the FT, one of the world's leading economists, argues that the status quo for the eurozone is untenable, and that the crisis could trigger Britain's exit from the EU, or even the break-up of the UK itself. Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, the Financial Times 09 Oct 2012
24 Creative Commons Colonial toleration and the practise of British state multiculturalism Zaki Nahaboo, DPhil student at the Open University, delivers a talk for the Inaugural Oxford Graduate Conference in Political Theory. The conference theme was Political Theory and the Liberal Tradition. Zaki Nahaboo 04 Oct 2012
25 Creative Commons Where's your bloody pigtail?: Liberalism, Empire, and the Chinese Labour Question Professor Glover outlined the moral panic around aliens and Chinese labour in the 1906 election, relating the debate to the 1905 Aliens Act and to Chinese indentured layout to South Africa. David Glover 06 Aug 2012
26 Creative Commons One War at a Time: Britain, the War of 1812 and the Defeat of Napoleon Professor Andrew Lambert, Laughton Professor of Naval History, King's College London, gives a talk for the ELAC/CCW seminar series. Andrew Lambert 07 Jun 2012
27 Creative Commons The Tizard Mission Stephen Phelps, Brasenose Alumnus, introduces his book about the top-secret operation that changed the course of World War II. Available now through Amazon or Pen and Sword. Stephen Phelps, Georgina Edwards 24 Apr 2012
28 Creative Commons The British Media - the view from outside Sarah Lyall, correspondent for the New York Times, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series. Sarah Lyall 06 Mar 2012
29 Creative Commons Structural and exchange mobility in Britain and the USA: 1870-1970 Historical approach on social mobility in Britain and the US. Mike Hout 20 Feb 2012
30 Creative Commons Asian Migration and the 'British World', circa 1850-1914 (Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar) Rachel Bright, Lecturer in History, Keele University, gives a talk for The Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar series. Rachel Bright 02 Feb 2012
31 The Power of Speech: Orality, Oaths and Evidence in the British Atlantic World, 1630-1830 - Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar Professor Miles Ogborn, School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London, gives a talk for the Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar series. Miles Ogborn 02 Feb 2012
32 Creative Commons Who are the UK's new citizens? This briefing presents a profile of Britain's new citizens, and what we can learn from them about the relationship between settlement, citizenship and integration. Ben Gidley 16 Aug 2011
33 Creative Commons Where is the UK going on migrant integration policy? A comparison to Europe and North America - COMPAS Breakfast Briefing Exactly how does the UKís policy framework measure up to other countries in Europe and North America? What has changed? Thomas Huddleston 16 Aug 2011
34 The Pivot of Empire: The War of the Spanish Succession, Party Politics, and the Shaping of the British Empire Having rewritten the historiography of the Glorious Revolution in his most recent work, 1688: the first modern revolution, Professor Pincus (Yale) is now considering the later seventeenth and early eighteenth century. Steven Pincus 13 Jul 2011
35 Creative Commons Institute of Fiscal Studies - Current Issues in the Taxation of Land and Income: Part Two Paul Johnson from the Institute of Fiscal Studies talks about current issues within land tax as part of the 1909 People's Budget Symposium. Paul Johnson 12 Jan 2010
36 Creative Commons Institute of Fiscal Studies - Current Issues in the Taxation of Land and Income: Part One Stuart Adam from the Institute of Fiscal Studies gives a talk for the 1909 People's Budget Symposium in which he talks about the current conflicts in land and income tax. Stuart Adam 12 Jan 2010
37 Creative Commons Lloyd George and his Special Advisers and the Unionist Reaction to the Budget Iain McLean gives a talk in which he talks about Lloyd George's strategy to get the People's Budget through Parliament and past his main adversaries; his advisers and his parliamentary colleagues. Iain McLean 12 Jan 2010
38 Creative Commons The Irish Dimension of the 1909 Budget Alvin Jackson talks about the relationship between Ireland and Britain at the time of the 1909 budget. Looking at the home rule question and other potential reforms. Alvin Jackson 12 Jan 2010
39 Creative Commons The Free Trade Versus Protectionism Debate Frank Trentmann talks about the relationship between free trade and the budget and how the conflict between the ideas of free trade and protectionism shaped the 1909 budget. Frank Trentmann 12 Jan 2010
40 Creative Commons Paying for Social Protection Jose Harris gives a talk on social protection, that is, social welfare and as Lloyd George saw it, the creation of development policies which would increase employment and give wider social protection to people. Jose Harris 12 Jan 2010
41 Creative Commons The Public Finances of 1909 and the Key Proposals of the 1909 Budget Ian Packer gives a presentation on the state of public finances in Britain in 1909 and what the key proposals of the 1909 budget were. Ian Packer 12 Jan 2010
42 Creative Commons Introduction to the 1909 People's Budget Lord Morgan of Aberdyfi introduces the symposium on Lloyd George's People's Budget, a series of lectures looking at the historic People's Budget of 1909. Kenneth O. Morgan 12 Jan 2010
43 The Vindolanda Tablets Professor Alan Bowman gives a talk on the Roman fort of Vindolanda. Using the famous Vindolanda tablets and other written sources found at the site, he paints a vivid picture of life at the Roman fort and in Roman Britain during the reign of Hadrian. Alan Bowman 12 Jun 2009
44 The Kadoorie Study in China Zhengming Chen, Professor of Epidemiology, gives a talk on the Kadoorie Biobank study, a joint Chinese and British study looking at the lifestyles of 500,000 people and presents some of the findings that can be used to influence public health policy. Zhengming Chen 29 Apr 2009
45 Societies in Transition: The End of Roman Civilization Dr Ward-Perkins (Trinity College, Oxford) examines the Roman-made ecological disasters and examines how far the environmental pollution contributed to the fall of Rome and why this matters in today's world. Bryan Ward-Perkins 24 Mar 2009