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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Coronavirus and ‘Disease X’ Professor Peter Millican interviews the Oxford scientists working at the forefront of research into Disease X Peter Millican, Sarah Gilbert, Peter Horby, Jimmy Whitworth 14 Jan 2021
2 Ebola Professor Peter Millican begins the final episode of this series in 2014, at the onset of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Peter Millican, Kevin Decock, Katie Ewer, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
3 HIV/AIDS In the ninth episode of our History of Pandemics season, Professor Peter Millican leaves the perils of influenza behind, only to discover an entirely new virus: HIV. Peter Millican, Harold Jaffe, John Frater, Kevin Decock 14 Jan 2021
4 The 'Spanish' Flu Professor Peter Millican arrives in the twentieth century, during the last years of the Great War, to a pandemic which you may have read a lot about during the early coverage of our current COVID outbreak. Peter Millican, John Oxford, Brian Angus, Claas Kirchhelle 14 Jan 2021
5 'Russian' Flu: the pandemic that wasn't? In this episode, Professor Peter Millican discusses a controversial outbreak... Peter Millican, Julia Mannherz, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
6 Cholera Professor Peter Millican makes it to the nineteenth century to discuss the achievements of John Snow Peter Millican, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 14 Jan 2021
7 How 2020 changed journalism In this final Future of Journalism podcast of the year, members of our senior leadership team reflect on this momentous year for journalism and what we can perhaps look forward to next year Eduardo Suárez, Rasmus Nielsen, Meera Selva, Federica Cherubini 18 Dec 2020
8 Re-imagining urban mobility after COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruptions to urban mobility systems across the globe yet also presented unique opportunities for people to drive less, walk/cycle more and reduce carbon emissions. Tim Schwanen, Jennie Middleton, Jim Hall 09 Dec 2020
9 A tale of two crises: COVID-19 and the financial system Dr Julia Giese, Bank of England, discusses the impact of Covid-19 on the financial system and how banks can play their part in economic recovery. Julia Giese, Cameron Hepburn 02 Dec 2020
10 Baby steps: the gender division of childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic Professor Sarah Smith, Professor Almudena Sevilla and Professor Cameron Hepburn discuss the gender division of childcare during the covid-19 pandemic, and the impact of this on welfare and employment. Sarah Smith, Almudena Sevilla, Cameron Hepburn 01 Dec 2020
11 Creative Commons Apocalymbo: Trickster Politics in the Age of the Pandemic (and Other Crises) Walter Armbrust (St Antony’s College, Oxford), author of Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution (2019), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series on 20th November 2020. Walter Armbrust, Michael Willis 25 Nov 2020
12 Resetting our relationship with nature in a post-COVID world Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland and Professor Sir Charles Godfray discuss our relationship with nature, how it relates to the Covid-19 pandemic, and what we need to do differently in the future. E.J. Milner-Gulland, Charles Godfray 17 Nov 2020
13 Supply and demand shocks in the COVID-19 pandemic: an industry and occupation perspective In this recorded talk, Professor Doyne Farmer and Maria del Rio-Chanona talk about their new paper on supply and demand shocks, and the impacts on society, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic Doyne Farmer, Maria del Rio-Chanona, Ian Goldin 17 Nov 2020
14 After the lockdown: macroeconomic adjustment to the Covid-19 pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa In this talk, Professor Chris Adam, Professor of Development Economics looks beyond the public health aspects of the pandemic to examine the medium-term macroeconomic adjustment challenge confronting domestic policy-makers and international donors. Chris Adam, Cameron Hepburn 13 Nov 2020
15 Global macroeconomic cooperation in response to the Covid-19 pandemic Professor David Vines, Professor of Economics at INET Oxford, discusses the need for international cooperation to support emerging economies after the covid-19 crisis. David Vines, Cameron Hepburn 13 Nov 2020
16 Globalisation in the post-COVID world Professor Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, discusses the recent developments in international trade and the link between trade finance and resilience of trade flows ready for a post-COVID world Beata Javorcik, Cameron Hepburn 06 Nov 2020
17 Lie machines: misinformation in a Post-COVID world Phil Howard, author of Lie Machines and Nicola Aitken, Policy Manager at Full Fact, discuss the implications of fake news and misinformation. Phil Howard, Nicola Aitken 06 Nov 2020
18 Live Event: The World After CoVid TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Humanities and Policy Week Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Ngaire Woods, Peter Frankopan 13 Oct 2020
19 Live Event: Living with Pandemics: Finding New Narratives In conversation with Dr Erica Charters and Robin Gorna. TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Performance Week​ Erica Charters, Robin Gorna 13 Oct 2020
20 St Antony's Looks At the World - Ep 7: Dr Thierry Malleret For Episode 7, we are joined by Dr Thierry Malleret (SAM 1991-2), founder and principal author of the Monthly Barometer - www.monthlybarometer.com/. Thierry Malleret 18 Sep 2020
21 Antony's Looks At the World - Ep 2: Professor Thomas Hale Professor Thomas Hale, Associate Professor in Global Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government; Fellow of St Antony's College discusses his recent pioneering work on the Covid-19 response tracker. Thomas Hale 26 Aug 2020
22 Cinematic Translations: Visualising the Invisible Path of Contagion Marta Arnaldi (Oxford) talks with Kirsten Ostherr (Rice) in another episode of Translating Illness. Marta Arnaldi, Kirsten Ostherr 26 Aug 2020
23 Fair Access to Covid-19 Treatment in Mexico Philosopher César Palacios-González talks about how corruption and racism in Mexico created serious hurdles for developing federal guidelines for deciding who gets to access scarce medical resources. César Palacios-González, Katrien Devolder 08 Jul 2020
24 Masks, Vaccine and Cure: Translating Medical Evidence During and After the Pandemic Marta Arnaldi (Oxford) presents another Translating COVID-19 video conversation, with Eivind Engebretsen (Oslo). Marta Arnaldi, Eivind Engebretsen 02 Jul 2020
25 Global Healing: Towards a World Policy of Care The third Translating COVID-19 video conversation, with Marta Arnaldi (Oxford) and Karen Thornber (Harvard). Marta Arnaldi, Karen Thornber 17 Jun 2020
26 Creative Commons Past the Peak of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Triage of Non-Covid-19 patients Katrien Devolder interviews Dominic Wilkinson. Dominic Wilkinson, Katrien Devolder 01 Jun 2020
27 Your Digital Life During Lockdown A podcast to help students consider how best to use digital devices during the COVID-19 lockdown. A blog on digital distractions can be found on the welfare coronavirus advice page https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/counselling/coronavirus Maureen Freed, Oxford University Counselling Service 28 May 2020
28 Smartphones v COVID 19 Smartphones will help save lives. Smartphones' value is exaggerated. What is the reality? And, as ever, what is the Maths behind it all? Leading Network Scientist Renaud Lambiotte downloads the facts in this Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture. Renaud Lambiotte 19 May 2020
29 Translating Illness: The Case of COVID-19 Marta Arnaldi (Principal Investigator, Translating Illness, Oxford) in conversation with author Nicola Gardini (Oxford). Marta Arnaldi, Nicola Gardini 15 May 2020
30 How do mathematicians model infectious disease outbreaks? Models. They are dominating our Lockdown lives. But what is a mathematical model? We hear a lot about the end result, but how is it put together? What are the assumptions? And how accurate can they be? Robin Thompson 15 Apr 2020
31 Maths and Stats in Action – Real-time Analysis to Understand the Novel Coronavirus Providing a whirlwind tour of the quantitative analyses currently underway to understand the transmission and control of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV). Recorded on 31st January 2020. Christl Donnelly, Robin Thompson, Christophe Fraser 11 Mar 2020