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101 "Origins" Part 2 - Origins of Earth and the Solar System Professor Alex Halliday explains how planets form from nothing but an area of space full of dust. Tiny differences between the elements that make up meteorites can give you an idea of how old they are and which part of the solar system they came from. Alex Halliday, Chris Lintott 07 Oct 2014
102 "Origins" Part 1 - Origins of the Universe Professor Jo Dunkley explains how we can look back in time at the light from the early Universe. This ultra-cold light can be used to create a picture from soon after the Big Bang. Jo Dunkley, Chris Lintott 07 Oct 2014
103 The Butterfly Defect: How globalisation creates systemic risks Globalisation has brought us vast benefits including growth in incomes, education, innovation and connectivity. Ian Goldin argues that it also has the potential to destabilise our societies. Ian Goldin 03 Oct 2014
104 Creative Commons A lost generation? Education opportunities for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon Special seminar by Dr Maha Shuayb (Centre for Lebanese Studies), which took place at the Oxford Department of International Development on 19 May 2014. Maha Shuayb 11 Aug 2014
105 Creative Commons The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone The 2014 Univ Access Lecture took place on Tuesday 17th June in Merton college. Professor Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera and Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, discussed “The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone”. Daphne Koller, Ivor Crewe 29 Jul 2014
106 Schoolgirls, Money and Rebellion in Japan Talk given by Dr Sharon Kinsella, University of Manchester as part of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies seminar series Sharon Kinsella 27 Jun 2014
107 The Class: Connections and Disconnections in the Digital Age This talk by Prof. Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics, reflects on a recent ethnographic study of a year 9 class – researched at school and at home over an academic year. Sonia Livingstone, Chris Davies 27 Jun 2014
108 From Multiversity to Postmodern University This seminar presentation traces the emergence of postmodernist models of higher education institutions (HEIs) from Clark Kerr’s 1963 idea of the American multiversity to Zygmunt Bauman’s more recent notion of the postmodern university. Claire Donovan 17 Jun 2014
109 Developing a Dialogic Approach to Early Secondary School Science and Mathematics Teaching: insights and findings from the epiSTEMe project. Prof. Kenneth Ruthven gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series Kenneth Ruthven 17 Jun 2014
110 CSAE Conference 2014 - Interview with Leonard Wantchekon Keynote speaker Leonard Wantchekon provides an overview of his presentation at the CSAE Conference 2014 Leonard Wantchekon 16 Jun 2014
111 Creative Commons How to Educate a General Defining and delivering military education: Col (rtd) Dr Randall Wakelam draws on his historical research to look at what constitutes good military education and how it can be most effectively delivered. Randall Wakelam 21 May 2014
112 Pronoun Interpretation in the Second Language A talk from the Department of Education Public Seminar series given by Prof. Roumyana Slabakova (Universities of Southampton and Iowa) and Prof. Lydia White (McGill University). Roumyana Slabakova, Lydia White 15 May 2014
113 What Have the Humanities to Teach the Modern University? Part of the Humanities and the Public Good series Teresa Morgan, Stephen Whitefield, David Ford, Jonathan Phillips 19 Mar 2014
114 Challenges to Universal Education ahead of the Millennium Development Goals Kevin Watkins, Director of the Overseas Development Institute, examines current progress towards the Millennium Development Goals in education and draws out some lessons for the post-MDG period. Kevin Watkins 07 Mar 2014
115 Learning, Education and the Internet Rebecca Eynon summarises key areas of her research on learning, education, and the Internet. Rebecca Eynon 12 Feb 2014
116 Creative Commons Educational Testing as an Accountability Measure A public seminar given by Dr Christian Ydesen who is a researcher at Aalborg University, Denmark Christian Ydesen 07 Feb 2014
117 Creative Commons Can a single model of task complexity differentiate between the difficulty of writing and speaking tasks? Dr Parvaneh Tavakoli is Lecturer in TESOL & Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading. In this presentation the existing models of task difficulty will be introduced and their applicability to L2 writing and speaking modes will be examined. Parvaneh Tavakoli 07 Feb 2014
118 A History of Maths at St Anne's Dr Graham Nelson (Supernumerary Fellow and Lecturer in Mathematics), gives a talk for the St Anne's College Maths reunion Graham Nelson 03 Feb 2014
119 Scaling Hilary: A world-class maths education for all Junaid Mubeen (Mathematics, 2004), gives a talk for the St Anne's College MAthematics reuion Junaid Mubeen 03 Feb 2014
120 Creative Commons A Sociocultural Imagination: Studying the Formative Effects of 'Everydayness' Harry Daniels is Professor of Education at the University of Oxford. He previously held Chairs at the Universities of Bath and Birmingham. He is co-convener and Research Director of the Oxford Centre for Sociocultural and Activity Theory Research (OSAT). Harry Daniels 13 Dec 2013
121 English as an Additional Language: Talking to Learn? Prof. Leung (King's College London) has worked for many years in the field of second/additional language education. His academic and research interests include classroom pedagogy, content and language-integrated curriculum development, language assessment Constant Leung 03 Dec 2013
122 The Future of Education Professor Clay Christensen, Professor C Raj Kumar, Dr Max Price and Ms Dacia Toll discuss the future of education at the Rhodes House 110th Anniversary event. Clay Christensen, C Raj Kumar, Max Price, Dacia Toll 29 Oct 2013
123 An Oxford Education Panel discussion led by Vice Chancellor Andrew Hamilton, with Mike Nicholson, Helen Swift, Priscilla Santos and Jenny Brennan. Andrew Hamilton, Mike Nicholson, Helen Swift, Priscilla Santos 14 Oct 2013
124 Reporting Education Reeta Chakrabarti, BBC Education Correspondent, gives the third annual Oxford Education Society lecture. She looks at changes in education policy under the Coalition government and the challenges of reporting them. Reeta Chakrabarti 30 Sep 2013
125 Creative Commons Information about Great Writers Inspire Further information about the educational resource: http://writersinspire.org. Sarah Wilkin 29 Aug 2013
126 Creative Commons FMR 43 Surviving the odds: education, commerce and development among displaced Somalis Private entrepreneurship and the disapora play important roles in supporting displaced people in fragile ungoverned situations. They are also valuable in helping those situations emerge from fragility. Abdirashid Duale 09 Aug 2013
127 Creative Commons 08.Exclusively for Everyone: two school outreach projects in Classics. Cultural Connections workshop with Bob Lister, University of Cambridge. Part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013. Bob Lister 07 Aug 2013
128 Creative Commons FMR 41 Education as an essential component of prevention of youth re-displacement If education is seen as a factor that keeps refugees in camps or host communities rather than encouraging them to go back home, it should be systematically included as part of return to prevent re-displacement. Marina L Anselme, Barbara Zeus 08 May 2013
129 Creative Commons FMR 38 Technology in aid of learning for isolated refugees The lack of higher education opportunities for refugees, many of whom flee before being able to complete their education, is a widely acknowledged problem. Petra Dankova, Clotilde Giner 16 Apr 2013
130 Classics Course II: Of Course It's For You Tim Whitmarsh gives a talk for the Classics Open Day held on 16th March 2013 about doing a Classics degree at Oxford. Tim Whitmarsh 10 Apr 2013
131 Creative Commons The Challenge of Fair Access to Selective Universities: which approaches seem successful, and the way forward Professor Ebdon, Director of the Office for Access (OFFA) gives the 2013 Access in University College. The lecture is on the challenge of fair access to selective universities. Les Ebdon 02 Apr 2013
132 Creative Commons FMR 35 Education access for all Despite the challenges and barriers experienced by displaced learners with disabilities and the evident need for further human and financial resources, inclusive education in crisis contexts is possible. Helen Pinnock, Marian Hodgkin 29 Mar 2013
133 Creative Commons Does it matter what 'validity' means? In this seminar Paul E Newton, Professor of Education Assessment University of London, Institute of Education talks about how scholars have been trying to agree on a meaning of validity. Paul E Newton 25 Feb 2013
134 Creative Commons Exploring the meanings of standards in language testing Public Seminar delivered by Professor Barry O'Sullivan from the British Council on 11/02/2013. Barry O'Sullivan 12 Feb 2013
135 Creative Commons Task as Workspace for Language Learning and Teaching Public Seminar delivered by Prof. Martin Bygate, University of Lancaster on 28/01/2013. A focus for Task Based Language Teaching research which might help the development of TBLT. Martin Bygate 07 Feb 2013
136 OII Internet and Society Awards: Raspberry Pi Victoria Nash, talks to Pete Lomas, Founder and Trustee at Raspberry Pi, recipients of an Internet and Society Award in 2012 from OII, in recognition of their exemplary efforts in using the Internet for the public good in Britain. Victoria Nash, Pete Lomas 02 Jan 2013
137 Alan Agresti on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Alan Agresti discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students. Alan Agresti 24 Dec 2012
138 Creative Commons Godwin and London in the 1820s A discussion of religious dissent, the development of a secular education at London University in the 1820s, and Godwin's own lifelong concern with education. Mark Philp, David O’Shaughnessy, Ellen Sandford O'Neill 22 Nov 2012
139 Creative Commons Social Mobility - The Greatest Challenge of our Time? Sir Peter Lampi, founder and chairman of the Sutton Trust (which aims to improve social mobility through education) and founder of the Education Endowment Foundation. Sir Peter Lampi 07 Nov 2012
140 Creative Commons 2012 Access Lecture Sir Martin Harris delivers the 2012 Univ Access Lecture entitled 'Reflections on seven years as Head of OFFA'. Sir Martin Harris 22 May 2012
141 Creative Commons Scholarship Opportunities at Wolfson Professor Andrew Neil, Nicholas West and Bonnie Lander talk about the different scholarship opportunities offered at Wolfson College. Andrew Neil, Nicholas West, Bonnie Lander 07 Mar 2012
142 Creative Commons Philosophy Reunion Seminar: Emotion, Imagination and Education Kathleen Lennon, Philosophy, University of Hull gives a Special Philosophy Seminar at St Anne's. Introduced by Roger Crisp, Oxford and featuring responses from Constantine Sandis and Dawn Wilson. Kathleen Lennon, Roger Crisp, Constantine Sandis, Dawn Wilson 05 Mar 2012
143 Creative Commons The August 2011 Riots: A Political Act Dr Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou (Politics Department, Oxford) gives a talk for the Oxford Symposium on the August 2011 Riots. Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou 27 Jan 2012
144 Creative Commons The Issue of Contemporary Education Policies and their impact on black youth Professor Gus John gives a talk for the Oxford Symposium on the August Riots. Gus John 03 Jan 2012
145 Creative Commons RSC Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2011: Waiting for solutions in uncertain times: Palestine refugees in the Middle East context This podcast was recorded at the RSC Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture on 16 November 2011. The lecture was delivered by Mr Filippo Grandi, Commissioner-General of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees. Filippo Grandi 19 Dec 2011
146 Creative Commons Living with the Coalition - 2 Schools Professor Chris Husbands, Director of the Institute of Education, University of London, gives a talk examining how the policies and practice of the new Coalition government affect the schools system. Chris Husbands 28 Feb 2011
147 Creative Commons How will the new coalition government affect Universities in the UK? Professor David Eastwood (Vice Chancellor, University of Birmingham) gives a talk for Green Templeton College Lecture series on how the Coalition government's policies will affect UK Universities. David Eastwood 23 Feb 2011
148 Creative Commons Teaching Style: Is there such a thing and does it matter? A number of inventories have been developed for use by teachers in adult, continuing and higher education to promote and structure reflection on teaching. Delivered by Dr Adrian Stokes. Adrian Stokes 23 Nov 2010
149 Credit societies and the search for school fees in Uganda Presented at 'An Africanist's Legacy - A Workshop in Celebration of the Work of David Parkin' held at Oxford, 8-9 July 2010. Co-authored by Richard Vokes. David Mills 24 Aug 2010
150 An Africanist's Legacy: Credit societies and the search for school fees in Uganda Presented by Dr David Mills (Oxford) at 'An Africanist's Legacy - A Workshop in Celebration of the Work of David Parkin' held at Oxford, 8-9 July 2010. Co-authored by Richard Vokes. David Mills 24 Aug 2010
151 Authentic Assessment in the era of Social Media: ideas and applications from Internet Communications The emergence of Web 2.0-enabled social media online provides a new opportunity to develop assessments that match with, and draw upon students' engagement with online knowledge networking, creating new possibilities for 'authenticity' in assessment. Matthew Allen 18 May 2010
152 The Science Museum, London - an educational institution? Colloquium week 7 MT09 (Junior member speaker). Thad Parsons III 26 Nov 2009
153 The Visitors and Residents Principle: A guide to assessing motivations towards the web An update to Prensky's 'Digital Natives' idea, taking the stand-point that individuals attitudes to the web are not primarily governed by age or technical skill. David White 25 Nov 2009
154 David Willetts on Investment in Sciences at Universities David Willetts MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Universities and Skills, visited the University of Oxford on Thursday 18 June. Here he discusses the importance of investment in the sciences at universities, particularly during an economic downturn. David Willetts 13 Jul 2009
155 Tony Blair: The Learning Habit UK Prime Minister Tony Blair delivers the 1999 Romanes lecture, explaining what the government is seeking to achieve in its programme of education reform, and how as a nation in the 21st century we can achieve a ‘learning habit’ across society. Tony Blair 13 Mar 2009