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1 Should I take a selfie with a wild animal? Travel companies around the world profit from some of the cruellest types of wildlife tourist attractions on earth. Tom Moorhouse 11 Apr 2017
2 Inequality, Obesity and Oxford: how to reduce car dependence Danny Dorling gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 2nd February 2017. Danny Dorling 28 Feb 2017
3 Creative Commons Zoe de Toledo, Olympic silver medalist (St Catherine’s, 2010) Zoe de Toledo shares her extraordinary experiences of coxing at the highest levels, and her love of studying at Oxford in this podcast. Zoe de Toledo 10 Feb 2017
4 What would life be like if Parasitoid Wasps didn’t exist? Our Festive episode of our Oxford Sparks podcast follows the traditional Christmas story of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. Christopher Jeffs 14 Dec 2016
5 Our built heritage: a gem or a millstone? What's worth keeping and why? - St Anne's Gaudy Seminar 2016 The 2016 St Anne's Gaudy Seminar. Helen Ghosh, Caroline Stanford, Liane Hartley, Michael Fradley 15 Nov 2016
6 Writing for Stage and Screen: Q and A with Polly Stenham Q and A workshop with Polly Stenahm playwrite and screenwriter, on the process of writing her plays, how this differs from writing screenplays, and challenges of writing for stage and screen. Polly Stenham 14 Nov 2016
7 Interacting with Artefacts, Oxfordshire Collections Project Stephen Barker, Oxfordshire County Council Museums Service, gives a short talk for Oxford University Museums Staff Conference. Stephen Barker 31 Oct 2016
8 Cabinet: Integrating Text and Object in Oxford Teaching Giovanna Vitelli, Director, University Engagement Programme, Ashmolean Museum gives a short talk for Oxford University Museums Staff Conference. Giovanna Vitelli 21 Oct 2016
9 Women in Oxford's History: Rose Potter Clarributt Exploring the life of Rose Potter Clarributt: long-serving matron of the Radcliffe Infirmary Olivia Robinson, Alison Moulds, Hannah Newson 19 Oct 2016
10 Women in Oxford's History: Elizabeth Wordsworth Exploring the life of Elizabeth Wordsworth: founding principal of Lady Margaret Hall and founder of St Hugh's College Olivia Robinson, Alison Moulds 19 Oct 2016
11 Women in Oxford's History: Maria Czaplicka Exploring the life of Maria Czaplicka: Polish anthropologist of Siberian indigenous people Olivia Robinson, Alison Moulds, Jaanika Vider 19 Oct 2016
12 Women in Oxford's History: Ida Busbridge Exploring the life of Ida Busbridge: promoter of women's education at St Hugh's College Olivia Robinson, Alison Moulds, Bethany White 19 Oct 2016
13 Women in Oxford's History: Kofoworola Moore Exploring the life of Kofoworola Moore: first black woman to graduate from the University of Oxford Olivia Robinson, Alison Moulds, JC Niala 19 Oct 2016
14 Women in Oxford's History: C. Violet Butler Exploring the life of C. Violet Buter: philanthropist, social researcher, and educator Olivia Robinson, Alison Moulds, Kathryne Crossley 19 Oct 2016
15 Creative Commons Chief Executive of Stonewall, Ruth Hunt (St. Hilda’s, 1998) Ruth Hunt discusses her current role at Stonewall and offers advice to students who are considering Oxford as a LGBT-friendly university Ruth Hunt 09 Sep 2016
16 Creative Commons Historian and Capability Brown expert, Dr Oliver Cox (Univ, 2006) Dr Oliver Cox shares his passion for England’s greatest landscape designer, Capability Brown, in an interview recorded for the tercentenary celebrations of Brown’s birth. Oliver Cox 15 Aug 2016
17 Creative Commons Freelance journalist and Broadcaster, Henry Bonsu (Magdalen, 1986) Freelance journalist and broadcaster Henry Bonsu shares his experiences studying Modern Languages at Magdalen College and offers an insight into what it was like to be a black student at Oxford in the late eighties. Henry Bonsu 14 Jun 2016
18 Creative Commons Comedian and broadcaster, Ruby Wax (Kellogg, 2010) Comedian and broadcaster Ruby Wax shares her experiences of studying mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy and why she taken on a mission to save the world’s mental health. Ruby Wax 28 Apr 2016
19 Creative Commons Marathon runner and coach, Mara Yamauchi (St. Anne’s, 1992) Interview with Olympic athlete and public speaker Mara Yamauchi as part of the Alumni Voices Podcast series. Mara Yamauchi 21 Mar 2016
20 Impact of drought and water scarcity on agriculture Evidence of increasing resilience in the irrigated agricultural sector to water scarcity and drought Dolores Rey 29 Jan 2016
21 Crossing Boundaries: Medievalists in Cross-Disciplinary Conversation Launch event for the TORCH programme Oxford Medieval Studies Emma Dillon, Henrike Lähnemann, David Wallace, Chris Wickham 13 Jan 2016
22 Women of influence in impact investing and social finance Sujata Lamba, Director, World Bank and Shuen Chan, Permian Global Fund give a talk for the Oxford Impact Investment Programme. Shuen Chan, Sujata Lamba 17 Dec 2015
23 Exam Preparation and Revision Part 3: The exam itself, before during and after This podcast focuses on the exam itself, just prior to it, and what might help you to feel prepared. Oxford University Counselling Service 03 Nov 2015
24 Exam Preparation and Revision Part 2: Planning and Revision In this section there are some useful reminders of how to start planning for revision by taking stock of knowledge to date , choices of topic and starting to plan and timetable your revision. Oxford University Counselling Service 03 Nov 2015
25 Exam Preparation and Revision Part 1: Getting into the right mind set This is for any student who is preparing for taking exams at any point in their course. The podcast aims to start to identify ways of achieving a balanced approach to thinking about exams. Oxford University Counselling Service 03 Nov 2015
26 Self Compassion Part 2 This second podcast invites you to engage in two brief, meditative and compassionate exercises to further develop your inner resource of self-compassion. Oxford University Counselling Service 03 Nov 2015
27 Self Compassion Part 1 This introductory podcast explores the concept of developing your inner resource of self-compassion and the skills required for this. Oxford University Counselling Service 03 Nov 2015
28 The Price of Success. Common experiences of high achieving students: development, difficulties and change. This podcast considers how personal difficulties arise and manifest amongst otherwise successful students. Oxford University Counselling Service 03 Nov 2015
29 Daydreaming about ‘rustication’? Thoughts for students considering suspending their studies, but unable to decide. This podcast offers food for thought to students who are feeling torn between suspending their studies in response to a setback - for example a period of mental or physical illness - or carrying on with their studies. By Maureen Freed. Oxford University Counselling Service 03 Nov 2015
30 Creative Commons Near Miss The Near Miss Project Rachel Aldred 20 Oct 2015
31 'Examinations and Gender Gaps' Panel 2: Experiences from Oxford Both undergraduate degrees in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, as well as History and Politics have a gender discrepancy in finals results. This workshop addresses the reasons for these differences. Sara Smith, Jane Mellanby, Anna Bradshaw, Margaret Stevens 19 Oct 2015
32 Creative Commons The Oxford Conference on Ageing and Psychiatry Closing Remarks Dr Charlotte Allan, Academic Clinical Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, closes The Oxford Conference on Ageing and Psychiatry. Charlotte Allan 09 Oct 2015
33 Creative Commons MRC Dementia’s platform Dr Clare Mackay, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, gives a talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. Clare Mackay 09 Oct 2015
34 Creative Commons Meeting the challenges of dementia research Dr Emma O’Brien, Science Communications Officer, Alzheimer’s Research UK gives a talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. Emma O’Brien 09 Oct 2015
35 Creative Commons Brain imaging and the Whitehall II Study Prof Klaus Ebmeier, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, gives a talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. Klaus Ebmeier 09 Oct 2015
36 Creative Commons Engaging with the community Marianne Talbot, author and philospher, gives a talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. Marianne Talbot 09 Oct 2015
37 Creative Commons Ethical and legal challenges in old age psychiatry Dr Hugh Series, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Oxford Health NHS FT, gives a talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. Hugh Series 09 Oct 2015
38 Creative Commons Psychological medicine: the importance of crossing boundaries Dr Bart Sheehan, Consultant in Psychological Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT, gives the fifth talk in the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. Bart Sheehan 08 Oct 2015
39 Creative Commons Working in low and middle income countries Dr Philip Wilkinson, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Oxford Health NHS FT, gives the fourth talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing, Phillip Wilkinson 08 Oct 2015
40 Creative Commons Older people's views of integrated care Mr Chris Graham, Director of Research and Policy, Picker Institute, gives the third talk in the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. Chris Graham 08 Oct 2015
41 Creative Commons The Oxford Conference on Ageing and Psychiatry Opening Remarks Dr Charlotte Allan gives the opening remarks to the Oxford Conference on Ageing and Psychiatry, held in Wolfson College, Oxford on 28th September 2015. Charlotte Allan 08 Oct 2015
42 Creative Commons Emma Goodwin on 'Crowdscribing' Emma Goodwin is the Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded Collaborative Skills Project, ‘Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities’ (dhAHRC). Emma Goodwin 09 Jul 2015
43 Creative Commons Aruna Bhaugeerutty on Open Museum Collections Aruna Bhaugeerutty, Manager of Digital Collections at the Ashmolean Museum, talks about the Museum’s efforts to open up its collections to a wider audience via interactive online platforms. Aruna Bhaugeerutty 09 Jul 2015
44 African Studies Annual Lecture Is Africa Rising? Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, gives the 2015 Annual Lecture for the African Studies Centre. Winnie Byanyima 02 Jul 2015
45 Creative Commons Champion of renewable energy Juliet Davenport OBE (Merton, 1986) Juliet Davenport emphasises the role of renewable energy in the fight against climate change and shows how unprecedented progress is being made. Juliet Davenport 30 Jun 2015
46 Rumors, riots, and taxis: The politics of Myanmar's new media infrastructure Southeast Asia Seminar Trinity Term 2015 Matt Schissler 23 Jun 2015
47 Mastering Women’s Studies? Habitus and Hazards Professor Ros Ballaster talks on the beginning of the Women's Studies course at Oxford in 'Mastering Women's Studies? Habitus and Hazards' Ros Ballaster 22 Jun 2015
48 Design and practice: a study of the design, build and occupation of new schools Prof. Harry Daniels & Hau Ming Tse present an account of ways in which the discourses and practices of school design produce educational spaces which mediate and shape the discourses and practices of teaching and learning when the building is occupied. Harry Daniels, Hau Ming Tse 22 Jun 2015
49 Creative Commons Chemistry is Central to our Energy Future Phil Grunewald, Deputy Director of Energy Research at the University of Oxford, explains how chemistry helps to solve global energy challenges. Phil Grunewald 10 Jun 2015
50 Development of the UK’s fastest wind tunnel – a UK/Australia endeavour Professor Matthew McGilvray, University of Oxford and Professor Richard Morgan, University of Queensland give a talk at the Department of Engineering Science as part of the 41st Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture programme. Matthew McGilvray, Richard Morgan 26 May 2015
51 2015 Oxford Disability Lecture Hilary Lister is giving the first University of Oxford Disability Lecture. Hilary was an undergraduate at Jesus College who has since gained fame as a quadriplegic sailor. She was the first disabled woman to sail solo around Britain. Hilary Lister 07 May 2015
52 Creative Commons Oxford Figures: 800 Years of the Mathematical Sciences Professor Robin Wilson, author of Alice's Adventures in Numberland, gives a talk on the history of studying Mathematics at Oxford, which is as old as the University itself. Robin Wilson 06 May 2015
53 Creative Commons Are we bigger than the biosphere? An ecologist's examination of our human dominated planet. Prof Yadvinder Malhi delivers the 2nd School of Geography and the Environment Annual Lecture at the Royal Geographical Society on 12 February 2015. Yadvinder Malhi 24 Mar 2015
54 Creative Commons The Arrow of Time In the fourth lecture, Harvey Brown asks why real-world events always proceed in the direction of increasing entropy, even though the laws of physics don’t require it. Harvey Brown 07 Jan 2015
55 Creative Commons The Probability Puzzle In the third lecture, David Wallace asks how we make sense of probability in the Many-Worlds theory. David Wallace 07 Jan 2015
56 Creative Commons The Life of Psi: More on the Superposition Principle In the second lecture, Harvey Brown discusses in more depth the superposition principle of quantum mechanics. Harvey Brown 07 Jan 2015
57 Creative Commons The Plurality of Worlds In this first lecture, David Wallace examines the justification for interpreting the superposition states as multiplicities. David Wallace 06 Jan 2015
58 Oxford At War: Footage from Mount Farm Airbase World War Two arrives in Oxford in this episode, using never before seen Oxford footage from a US Flight Surgeon for the 14th Photo Reconnaissance Unit at Mount Farm Airbase, Dorchester. Includes colour and monochrome film from 1944. Peter Robinson, Hannah Lucas 03 Oct 2014
59 A Day on the River: The Oxford Steamers Salter’s Steamers have operated since 1858, and we revisit them in the 1940s as an American U.S.A.F Unit make use of a break from their war service to enjoy a leisurely day on the Thames to Wallingford. Includes rare colour 16mm film from autumn 1944. Peter Robinson, Hannah Lucas 03 Oct 2014
60 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
61 Oxford: Then and Now We compare and contrast locations in and around the city from the 1940s, and the present day. How have the places and people changed? How present is the Second World War in 1940s Oxford? After 70 years how different is Oxford? Peter Robinson, Hannah Lucas 01 Oct 2014
62 Attic to Archive - Welcome to the Dreaming Spools Project In this episode we take you on a trip through time as we introduce a selection of the archive film footage that the Dreaming Spools project has discovered. Peter Robinson, Hannah Lucas 01 Oct 2014
63 Electrifying the 'Via Lucis': communication technologies and republics of letters, past, present and future A talk given by Howard Hotson, University of Oxford, at DHOxSS 2014. Howard Hotson 23 Jul 2014
64 Creating and Sustaining DH Teams: Scaling from the Smaller to the Larger, from the Individual to the Institution and Beyond A talk given by Lynne Siemens, University of Victoria at DHOxSS 2014. Lynne Siemens 23 Jul 2014
65 Ancient Lives: Classics and Digital Humanities at Oxford James Brusuelas from the Faculty of Classics, Oxford University, gives a talk at DHOxSS 2014, around the Ancient Lives project. James Brusuelas 23 Jul 2014
66 Community, Community of Practice, and the Methodological Commons This talk considers notions of community, community of practice, and the methodological commons as it applies to the digital humanities. A keynote by Ray Siemens, University of Victoria from DHOxSS 2014. Ray Siemens 23 Jul 2014
67 Pic Collage - gathering, researching and editing on a tablet This short film gives an overview of the Pic Collage app. Pic Collage allows the user to collect images, collate and edit them and then export for further work. Helen Ward explains more. Helen Ward, Adrian Brooks 23 Jul 2014
68 Creative Commons Inspirations for publications - ISCA Anthropology Book Launch Anthropologists from ISCA discuss the research and inspiration behind six recent publications Stanley Ulijaszek, Hélène Neveu-Kringelbach, Iain Morley, Mette Berg 29 Apr 2014
69 The Truth about Art 3 - Aesthetics Another ancient belief held that an art should be governed by rules. Patrick Doorly 11 Apr 2014
70 Meet the Scientists - DNA Synthesis Angelina Measures, DPhil student in the Conway Group, Oxford, synthesises small molecules to study how our DNA is stored and used. Angelina discusses the unique practical skills gained from a chemistry degree, and shares what she loves about research. Angelina Measures 11 Apr 2014
71 The Truth about Art 1 - Mystery or Mastery E.H. Gombrich famously observed that 'there really is no such thing as Art' (with a capital A). Patrick Doorly 11 Apr 2014
72 Creative Commons James D Murray, Reflections of a life in Academia, in conversation with Phillip Maini Jim Murray is one of the leading mathematical biologists of our times. In this wide-ranging interview Jim talks about his career, the range of his work, his successes and failures and his hopes and expectations for the future of mathematical biology. James D Murray, Phillip Maini 02 Apr 2014
73 Bryce McLeod, a Life in Mathematics In conversation with John Ball A portrait of the contribution that Bryce McLeod has made to mathematics over his career together with his recollections of formative people and events. Interview by Professor Sir John Ball FRS, FRSE , Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy. Bryce McLeod, John Ball 11 Mar 2014
74 The Impact of the Social Sciences Patrick Dunleavy, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, explains how the impacts of university social science have been under-researched, and their effectiveness often decried. Patrick Dunleavy 28 Feb 2014
75 Lord Nuffield's Legacy to Oxford Dr Eric Sidebottom, Retired University Lecturer in Experimental Pathology, gives a lunch time talk to accompany the exhibition "Great Medical Discoveries: 800 Years of Oxford Innovation". Eric Sidebottom 07 Feb 2014
76 Creative Commons Early modern plays in bits and pieces Professor Tiffany Stern joins Dr Adam Smyth to discuss her current research on the materiality of the early modern play text. What happens to our thinking about plays when prologues, epilogues and songs become mobile pieces, detached from the whole? Tiffany Stern, Adam Smyth 03 Feb 2014
77 The Irrational, the chaotic and incomplete: the mathematical limits of knowledge Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk about how much we can understand of the world through maths Marcus du Sautoy 15 Jan 2014
78 Oxford Medical Firsts: Celebrating 800 Years of Oxford Medicine. Conrad Keating, Writer-In-Residence, The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford, gives a lecture about the remarkable contribution Oxford has made to the art and science of medicine. Conrad Keating 28 Nov 2013
79 Creative Commons Translations as Literature Matthew Reynolds, Fellow and Tutor in English Language and Literature, Oxford, gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Matthew Reynolds 29 Oct 2013
80 Creative Commons Translation as Literature Matthew Reynolds, Fellow and Tutor in English Language and Literature, Oxford, gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Matthew Reynolds 29 Oct 2013
81 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
82 Meet the Scientists - Solar Fuels and Artificial Photosynthesis Andreas Bachmeier, a DPhil student in the Armstrong Group, Oxford University, gives a glimpse into his research and his life outside of work, including a love for rowing and German beer. Andreas Bachmeier 09 Oct 2013
83 Meet the Scientists - Transparent Conductors Alex T. Vai, DPhil student in the Donohoe Group, University of Oxford, describes his exciting research into touch-screen technology and also tells of his outside work ventures in orienteering and orchestra. Alex T. Vai 04 Oct 2013
84 Meet the Scientists - Solar Fuels, Bacteria and Hydrogen Dr Rhiannon Evans from the Armstrong Group, University of Oxford, gives a short account of her research studies into solar fuels, as well as giving an insight to her life outside of research. Rhiannon Evans 04 Oct 2013
85 Meet the Scientists - Solar Fuels and Enzymes Susannah Hexter, DPhil Student in the Armstrong Group, University of Oxford, describes her love for Chemistry and discusses her hobbies outside of work. Susannah Hexter 04 Oct 2013
86 Creative Commons Why should we study Dickens? Dr Robert Douglas-Fairhurst of Magdalen College, Oxford, discusses his current research and proposes why we should still study Dickens. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Ilana Lassman 31 Jul 2013
87 Creative Commons The Oxford Philosophical Society and the Royal Society: a meeting of minds? Dr Anna Marie Roos gives a talk as part of the Museum's celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Royal Society. Anna Marie Roos 24 Jul 2013
88 Part 1 - My path to academic success - Alison Parkin Dr Alison Parkin, who has just started her own lab group at the University of York, talks about taking career development step by step, and the importance of both research and teaching in academic careers. Alison Parkin 17 Jul 2013
89 The "Death" and Reinvention of Scotland Professor Devine, of the University of Edinburgh, gave the Emden Lecture at St Edmund Hall on 11 June 2013. He is introduced by St Edmund Hall Principal, Professor Keith Gull. Tom Devine 08 Jul 2013
90 On Not Writing Stand-up comedian Stewart Lee (Honorary Fellow and alumnus of St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford) discusses the fantasy that stand-up comedy is spontaneous rather than written, and describes the evolution of stand-up over the last few decades. Stewart Lee 01 Jul 2013
91 Creative Commons 'The Village in the Jungle' as colonial memoir: Woolf writing home Victoria Glendinning, biographer of Leonard Woolf, offers her insights from extensive archival research into the life of Woolf in Ceylon and Britain. Victoria Glendinning 18 Jun 2013
92 Creative Commons 'The Village in the Jungle' Roundtable Discussion This Roundtable Discussion offers several ways into the life and work of Leonard Woolf from the perspectives of several academics. Hermione Lee, Anna Snaith, Elleke Boehmer, Nisha Manocha 18 Jun 2013
93 Creative Commons Sri Lankan Traditions and the Imperial Imagination: Leonard Woolf's 'The Village in the Jungle' Novelist and academic, Chandani Lokuge, gives her keynote at the symposium. She brings Sri Lankan linguistic and cultural traditions to Woolf's The Village in the Jungle. Chandani Lokuge 18 Jun 2013
94 Stoicism and its Legacy A lecture given by Dr John Sellars, lecturer in Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London, about Stoicism to accompany the display at the Bodleian Library; Stoicism and its Legacy. John Sellars 06 Jun 2013
95 What is a Quantum Computer? How does a quantum computer work? Why is a quantum computer so much better than a traditional computer? This talk will give you an insight into the strange features of the quantum world that we can exploit to develop a super fast quantum computer. Michael Peterer 04 Jun 2013
96 Dealing with Frustration - Order in Disorder Magnetic particles can get frustrated in their interactions with other particles because of lattice geometry. Lots of new and exciting physics is involved in understanding how they deal with their frustration. Zhiming Darren Tan 04 Jun 2013
97 Light Fantastic: X-ray Laser Research in Oxford David LLoyd describes how x-rays can be used for far more than identifying broken bones. David Lloyd 04 Jun 2013
98 The Spanish Golden Age A session chaired by Dr Frances Lannon that examines this period of flourishing arts and literature in Spain, which coincided with the political rise and subsequent decline of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty. Frances Lannon, John Elliott, Jonathan Thacker 22 May 2013
99 Xu Bing: Documentary A short documentary about artist Xu Bing, created by the Ashmolean Museum for Art and Archaeology. Xu Bing 07 May 2013
100 Andrew Smith MP pays tribute to Jim Callaghan Member of Parliament for Oxford East, Andrew Smith gives his view of Jim Callaghan. Andrew Smith 23 Apr 2013