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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 The Future of the Monograph: An Open Access Forum Panel Discussion to debate the proposed changes to the policy on Open Access for monographs in the next REF after REF 2021 which will have profound implications for researchers in the humanities and social sciences. Richard Ovenden, Julia Smith, Helen Snaith, David Clark 16 Nov 2018
2 What is the future for subject-based education research? This seminar will provide an assessment of the development of research in subject-based education, and of its future prospects. Using geography education as an exemplar, it will offer a challenging critique of this field of research. Graham Butt 23 Oct 2018
3 Evidence-Informed Inspection? Research at Ofsted A look at the role of research in developing the work of Ofsted as 'an intelligent inspectorate'. Daniel Muijs 22 Oct 2018
4 How do you grow rice faster? 3 billion people depend on rice for survival & owing to predicted population increases, land that provided enough rice to feed 27 people in 2010 will need to support 43 by 2050. In this week's podcast episode we ask: how do you grow rice faster? Jane Langdale 11 Jul 2018
5 Is there a faster way to diagnose Tuberculosis? Tuberculosis is still one of the top ten causes of death worldwide, with 1.4 million people dying from TB in 2015. If your doctor suspects you have the disease it can take up to 6 weeks to get a diagnosis! Philip Fowler 26 Jun 2018
6 Influencing the Supreme Court to overturn Employment Tribunal fees Prof Abigail Adams, Department of Economics, University of Oxford gives a talk for the conference. Abigail Adams 12 Jun 2018
7 Closing Plenary Dr Caroline Kenny, UCL and Social Science Advisor at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and Alun Evans, Chief Executive of the British Academy to give keynote addresses to close the conference. Caroline Kenny, Alun Evans 12 Jun 2018
8 Research into Action: Improving Water Security in Developing Countries Dr Catherine Fallon Grasham and Dr Sara de Wit give talks for the session on research impact. Catherine Fallon Grasham, Sara de Wit 11 Jun 2018
9 Impact and Influence through the Media Professor Danny Dorling, Madeleine Sumption and Mikal Mast give talks on the subject of media influence and impact. Danny Dorling, Madeleine Sumption, Mikal Mast 11 Jun 2018
10 What is the future for Impact in the Social Sciences, beyond REF? Panel discussion opening the conference, with Dr Melanie Knetsch, Dr Julie Bayley, Professor Peter Kemp, chaired by Professor Mark Pollard. Julie Bayley, Peter Kemp, Mark Pollard, Melanie Knetsch 11 Jun 2018
11 Creative Commons Prostate cancer genomic surgery: A shifting paradigm In the first half, Dr Alastair Lamb discusses the problem with prostate cancer and what it is that needs to be addressed, his previous research and future plans for research. Alistair Lamb 30 Apr 2018
12 Creative Commons Oesophageal Cancer: Past, Present and the Future Professor Tim Underwood takes us through the history of oesophageal cancer, where we are now, and some of the science that is done to ask questions about where we might go with the treatment of oesophageal cancer. Tim Underwood 16 Apr 2018
13 A Founding Editors Perspective Professor Patricia Broadfoot, Emeritus Professor of Education, gives a presentation for the OUCEA conference. Patricia Broadfoot 19 Mar 2018
14 Creative Commons How to ask the right questions: Lessons learned in 30 years of research Professor Wytske Fokkens (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam) talks about how to ask yourself the right questions, which is the most important thing that she has learned in her 30-year research career. Wytske Fokkens 05 Mar 2018
15 Lincoln Leads in Science This Lincoln Leads instalment asks the question: 'For the sake of knowledge: Why do scientific research?' Cigdem Issever, Peter Atkins, Max Jamilly, Prateek Katti 19 Dec 2017
16 Welcome to the Oxford Reproducibility School Dorothy Bishop (University of Oxford) gives a talk for the Oxford Reproducibility School, held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, in the Sherrington Lecture Theatre, University of Oxford. Dorothy Bishop 12 Dec 2017
17 Selfish reasons to work reproducibly Florian Markowetz, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge, gives a talk for the Oxford Autumn School in Cognitive Neuroscience, held in 28th-29th September 2017, Sherrington Lecture Theatre, University of Oxford. Florian Markowetz 12 Dec 2017
18 Practical tools for open and reproducible neuroimaging Tom Nichols, Big Data Institute, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Oxford Autumn School in Cognitive Neuroscience, held in 28th-29th September 2017, Sherrington Lecture Theatre, University of Oxford. Tom Nichols 12 Dec 2017
19 Introduction to the morning: why and how of reproducible science Dorothy Bishop, Dept of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Oxford Autumn School in Cognitive Neuroscience, held in 28th-29th September 2017, Sherrington Lecture Theatre, University of Oxford. Dorothy Bishop 12 Dec 2017
20 Dilemmas of an early career researcher Ana Todorovic (University of Oxford) gives a talk for the Oxford Reproducibility School. Ana Todorovic 08 Dec 2017
21 The QUEST Center in Berlin: A structured approach to improve the value of academic biomedicine Ulrich Dirnagl ((Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin) gives a talk for the Oxford Reproducibility School. Ulrich Dirnagl 08 Dec 2017
22 Bayesian statistics without tears EJ Wagenmakers (University of Amsterdam) gives a talk for the Oxford Reproducibility School. EJ Wagenmakers 08 Dec 2017
23 Registered reports as a solution to bias in research and publishing Chris Chambers (Cardiff University) gives a talk for the Oxford Reproducibility School. Chris Chambers 08 Dec 2017
24 Importance of statistical power for cumulative science Richard Morey (Cardiff University) gives a talk for the Oxford Reproducibility School. Richard Morey 08 Dec 2017
25 Making student projects meaningful through collaboration Kate Button (University of Bath) gives a talk for the Oxford Reproducibility School. Kate Button 08 Dec 2017
26 Growing up as a Pharmacologist - during more than half a century in the Department David Smith, Professor of Pharmacology, looks back on over 50 years of research and work within the department of pharmacology. David Smith 20 Oct 2017
27 Creative Commons The Future of Publishing A talk that focuses on promoting and championing scientific literature. Ritu Dhand 19 Oct 2017
28 Creative Commons Exploring Sicilian Epigraphy Sicilian schools study and research epigraphy in their museums. Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Andrew Fairweather-Tall 23 Jun 2017
29 St Edmund Hall Research Expo 2017: Introduction A quick overview of the event, presented by Dr Linda Yueh. Linda Yueh 03 Apr 2017
30 Creative Commons Resuscitating poor quality research Healthcare research is all too often plagued by biases that are rooted in poor methods, leading to the wrong result and conclusions and preventing uptake into practice. Carl Heneghan 17 Jan 2017
31 A year in the Zoology Collection Mark Carnall, Collections Manager (Life Collections), Museum of Natural History gives a short talk for the Oxford University Museums Staff Conference. Mark Carnall 21 Oct 2016
32 'Light' Part 3 - How does sunlight damage DNA? Once we've received our genetic make-up from our parents our genomes are stable, right? What causes mutations in our DNA as we live and grow, and how do our cells repair damage? Catherine Green 03 Aug 2016
33 Big Data, Food Consumption and Food Policy Professor Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, City University London gives a talk on significance of the emergence of big data in the world of food. Tim Lang 28 Jul 2016
34 Twitter and Social Life: Tales from the Frontline of Social Media Research Professor Susan Halford, Director Web Science Institute, University of Southampton, gives a talk on using social social media for research. Susan Halford 28 Jul 2016
35 Creative Commons Evaluation of HIFU ablation for uterine fibroids A multicenter IDEAL study. Joey Kwong 07 Jul 2016
36 Creative Commons Perioperative Outcomes, Health Care Costs and Survival After Robotic-assisted Versus Open Radical Cystectomy A national comparative effectiveness study Bilal Chughtai 06 Jul 2016
37 Creative Commons IDEAL Framework and Recommendations A template for device evaluation? Christopher Pennell 06 Jul 2016
38 Creative Commons Applying IDEAL Early stage surgical innovation of a novel bio-wrap-assisted vasectomy reversal technique. Ahmet Gudeloglu 06 Jul 2016
39 Creative Commons Small Simple Trials A Strategy to Study Rare Surgical Conditions. James Wright 06 Jul 2016
40 Creative Commons Pilot and feasibility studies Methodological advances in evaluation. Gillian Lancaster 06 Jul 2016
41 Creative Commons An innovative view on surgical research Evaluation surgical innovation of international examples Maroeska Rovers 06 Jul 2016
42 Creative Commons Advancing the cause of Research Registration First 500 Registrations of the ResearchRegistry.com. Riaz Agha 06 Jul 2016
43 Creative Commons Bringing evidence to the orthopaedic implant market We describe the challenges faced in the assessment of a novel surgical device, the X-Bolt, for the treatment of hip fractures from IDEAL stage 2a to 3. xavier griffin 20 Jun 2016
44 Creative Commons Why data management matters Naomi’s work focuses on supporting researchers to collect, clean and store research data. Naomi Waithira 02 Jun 2016
45 Why data management matters Naomi’s work focuses on supporting researchers to collect, clean and store research data. Naomi Waithira 02 Jun 2016
46 Why on earth do we waste so much research? Dr Kamal Mahtani is an NHS GP, NIHR Clinical Lecturer and Deputy Director at the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. His talk explores why so much research is wasted. Kamal Mahtani 01 Jun 2016
47 Promoting quality in education: A dynamic approach to school improvement Professor Leonidas Kyriakides, Department of Education, University of Cyprus, gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series. Leonidas Kyriakides 09 Mar 2016
48 Closing the Gap: Issues, challenges and impact of the implementation of a national experiment in educational research Dr Ann Childs, Dr Nigel Fancourt, Dr Roger Firth, Professor Ian Menter and Dr Ian Thompson, Department of Education, Oxford, give a talk for the Department of Education Public Seminar series. Ann Childs, Nigel Fancourt, Roger Firth, Ian Menter 04 Mar 2016
49 Social and emotional early development: A programme to develop children’s social skills and help prevent bullying Daniel Muijs, Professor of Education at the University of Southampton, gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series. Daniel Muijs 09 Feb 2016
50 Knowledge Machines How have digital technologies changed research practices in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities? Eric Meyer, Lucie Burgess, Kathryn Eccles, James Smithies 05 Feb 2016
51 Research into the links between language teacher development and working with children as co- researchers Dr Annamaria Pinter, Warwick University, gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series. Annamaria Pinter 21 Jan 2016
52 Impact What is the impact we create? How is it measured, justified, used? Three speakers from a social, historical and professional background examine what impact means in different scenarios, both for academics themselves, and the public at large. Gorgi Krlev, Matt Smart, Jonathan Healey 03 Dec 2015
53 What is e-Research? Introducing the Wolfson College Digital Research Cluster Introducing a new strategic collaboration between Wolfson College and the Oxford e-Research Centre. Christina Redfield, David De Roure, Andrew Richards, Wesley Armour 16 Nov 2015
54 The Oxford LERU Doctoral Summer School 2015 In July 2015, doctoral students from the 21 League of European Research Universities attended a five-day summer school in Oxford on the topic of knowledge exchange. Oxford University 09 Oct 2015
55 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
56 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
57 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
58 Impact and Knowledge Exchange in an Evolving Research Environment A panel session reflecting on research impact and knowledge exchange from different angles, from user perspectives and wide public debates, through institutional contexts and the interfaces with different funding bodies, and to international experiences Andrew Dilnot, Claire Donovan, Colette Fagan, Roger Goodman 21 Sep 2015
59 Approaches to facilitating research impact The talk will reflect on ways in which research can lead to impact and how this can be evidenced. The main focus will be on approaches and strategies for increasing impact with respect to the next REF. Simon Kerridge 21 Sep 2015
60 Competing for excellence: Perverse and constructive effects of evaluation machines in academia Professor Paul Wouters discusses the current tensions in the way researchers are being evaluated and assessed and introduces the concept of "evaluation machines" to understand the dynamics behind disconnected assessment practices. Paul Wouters 21 Sep 2015
61 What was I thinking?! - being an academic in the age of impact Reflecting on experience as academic lead for the Warwick Commission for the Future of Cultural Value, Dr Eleonora Belfiore explores the possibilities and challenges that developing a collaborative approach to generating fresh policy thinking entails. Eleonora Belfiore 21 Sep 2015
62 Understanding research impact: analysis of the REF impact case studies Delivering impact from research has become a central feature of the research policy landscape in the UK and beyond, in this seminar Dr Stephen Hill considers what is meant by ‘research impact’ and examines recent impact case studies. Steven Hill 21 Sep 2015
63 In metrics we trust? Impact, indicators & the prospects for social science over the next five years James Wilsdon talks about the role of metrics in researcg assessment and the opportunities & dilemmas for the social sciences & humanities. James Wilsdon, David Walker 21 Sep 2015
64 Interview with Michael Docherty We catch up with Cancer Research UK's Director of Digital on fundraising in the digital age. Michael Docherty 03 Aug 2015
65 Fundraising through Digital Michael Docherty (Cancer Research UK) on how clicktivists, slacktivists and hacktivists are helping us beat cancer sooner. Michael Docherty 03 Aug 2015
66 Creative Commons Free Speech Debate on Global Free Expression Dr Dorian Singh and Sebastian Huempfer discuss Free Speech Debate, a project founded on the belief that making content freely available for non-commercial purposes is an integral part of promoting a global debate on free expression. Dorian Singh, Sebastian Huemfer 15 Jul 2015
67 Creative Commons Victoria McGuinness on TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities) Victoria McGuinness, the Business Manager for The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), talks about the Centre’s role as a home for major research programmes at Oxford and its efforts to stimulate and support interdisciplinary research. Victoria McGuinness 15 Jul 2015
68 Creative Commons Open Research Researchers and Academics at Oxford share their experiences with sharing their data openly and the projects, collaborations and opportunities Open Data makes possible. Maja Zaloznik, Antoine Jerusalem 15 Jul 2015
69 Creative Commons Open Data: The Golden Age of Discovery This documentary follows the experiences of a number of academics and researchers at Oxford as they discuss the implications of Open Data for their research, for academia and for humanity. Chris Lintott, Ben Goldacre 15 Jul 2015
70 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
71 'Artificial Intelligence' part 3 - Understanding how we learn language Professor Kim Plunkett explains how neuroscientists use artificial intelligence as a tool to model processes in the brain – in particular to understand how infants acquire language. Kim Plunkett 12 Jun 2015
72 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
73 Creative Commons Nanoparticle Catalysis: Size Matters Hanif Mahadi, Researcher in Edman Tsang’s group, explains how nanoparticle catalysts help us use fossil fuels more efficiently and develop cleaner alternative sources of energy. Hanif Mahadi 10 Jun 2015
74 Creative Commons Using Catalysts to Make Exhaust Fumes Greener How can we reduce the pollution from car exhausts? Elizabeth Raine 10 Jun 2015
75 Creative Commons Questioning the UK government’s vision of higher education and social mobility A public seminar from the Department of Education, given by Dr Susan James Relly, Assistant Director of SKOPE. Susan James Relly 09 Jun 2015
76 The Avian Genome Explosion The ASC Trinity Term Lecture delivered by Professor Tom Gilbert, exploring the analysis of bird genomes and evolution. Tom Gilbert 27 May 2015
77 Splashing, sloshing and stealth – offshore hydrodynamics writ large Professor Paul Taylor, University of Oxford gives a short talk as part of the 41st Maurice Lubbock lecture series in the Department of Engineering Science. Paul Taylor 26 May 2015
78 Predictability in High-Stakes Assessment: Students’ Approach to Learning This study investigated the predictability of the Leaving Certificate examination in Ireland, where public accusations of predictable exams are of serious concern. Jo-Anne Baird, Therese Hopfenbeck, Daniel Caro 22 May 2015
79 'Artificial Intelligence' part 2 - How to create machines that learn Professor Nando de Freitas explains that understanding how our brains work has helped us create machines that learn, and how these learning machines can be put to completing different tasks. Nando de Freitas 19 May 2015
80 'Artificial Intelligence' part 1 - Using artificial intelligence to spot patterns Professor Stephen Roberts explains how machines, whose job it is simply to learn, can help researchers spot scientific needles in data haystacks, which will help us solve some grand challenges. Stephen Roberts 15 Apr 2015
81 'Explosions' part 3 - Health and Big Data Professor Gil McVean explains what Big Data is and how it can be used to better understand and treat complex conditions, such as heart disease and dementia. Gil McVean 30 Mar 2015
82 Education, language and the social brain A public seminar from the Department of Education, given by Dr Neil Mercer, University of Cambridge. Neil Mercer 02 Mar 2015
83 Mobile learning in global health training. What about social justice? Niall discusses emerging findings from the ESRC/DFID­funded project "mCHW: a mobile  learning intervention for community health workers”.  Niall Winters 19 Feb 2015
84 "Anomalies" Part 3 - Placebos and pain Professor Irene Tracey explains the placebo effect and how it is a normal part of our pain system. Irene Tracey, Chris Lintott 10 Feb 2015
85 Modalities and mechanisms of effective school inspections A public seminar from the Department of Education, given by Dr Melanie Ehren, senior lecturer at the London Centre for Leadership and Learning. Melanie Ehren, Pamela Sammons 06 Feb 2015
86 The death of human capital: why there are no exceptions A public seminar from the Department of Education, given by Professor Hugh Lauder, University of Bath. Hugh Lauder 05 Feb 2015
87 Production tasks underestimate the grammatical abilities of sequential bilingual children Department of Education Public Seminar delivered by Professor Theodoros Marinis on sequential bilingual children. Theodoras Marinis 21 Jan 2015
88 "Anomalies" Part 1 - Tinnitus Researcher Joshua Gold explains a condition called tinnitus, most often described as a persistent and annoying sound in one or both ears. Joshua Gold, Chris Lintott 21 Jan 2015
89 How can eating chocolate teach us about chemistry? Celebrating the Year of Crystallography A film produced as part of the Oxford Open Doors 2014 which examines some interesting research at Oxford Chemistry with some thoughts from the general public. Chris Schofield, Richard Cooper, Charlotte Richards 16 Jan 2015
90 Can we starve tumours? Oxford Chemistry joins Cancer Research UK in the fight for the cure A film produced as part of the Oxford Open Doors 2014, reflecting on some of the exciting cancer research being undertaken in the Oxford Chemistry Department. With Professor Chris Schofield, Oxford University, and Charlotte Richards, Cancer Research UK. Chris Schofield, Charlotte Richards 16 Jan 2015
91 "Hidden Worlds" Part 3 - The virtual universe Dr Andrew Pontzen explains how chains of computers can be set up to simulate billions of years of development of the universe, but in a time period of weeks. Andrew Ponzen, Chris Lintott 05 Jan 2015
92 "Hidden Worlds" Part 2 - Robert Robinson’s chemical box Edward Imrie and Dr Stephen Johnston Edward Imrie and Dr Stephen Johnston talk about a surprising discovery – a collection of boxes, originally containing chocolates and soap, now full of tiny chemical vials thought to date back to the 1930s. Edward Imrie, Stephen Johnston 05 Jan 2015
93 "Hidden Worlds" Part 1 - Parallel Worlds Dr David Wallace discusses the concept of the multiverse – a physical reality that contains lots of universes, each of which inhabited by different versions of ourselves. David Wallace 15 Dec 2014
94 "There's no place like home" Part 3 - Exoplanets Ruth Angus talks about the search for life outside our solar system. In our own solar system, we have rocky planets towards the centre and gas giant planets further out. Ruth Angus 15 Dec 2014
95 "There's no place like home" Part 2 - The People of the British Isles Bruce Winney describes the influx of humans to the British Isles, including the Romans, Anglo Saxons and Vikings. By comparing and contrasting the genetic make-up of patients, researchers can explore how genetics can influence disease. Bruce Winney 15 Dec 2014
96 Contrasting the dynamics of English  and Finnish education policy­making A public seminar from the Department of Education, delivered by Dr Jaakko Kauko, University of Helsinki. Jaakko Kauko 05 Dec 2014
97 What Maths Really Does: From modelling the brain to modelling the climate How has mathematics emerged over recent decades as the engine behind 21st century science? Alain Goriely looks at this question and more. Alain Goriely 04 Dec 2014
98 English language policy and educational planning: Issues and concerns in Asian contexts A public seminar from the Department of Education, delivered by Dr Roger Barnard. Roger Barnard 01 Dec 2014
99 Effects of pre-school education on outcomes at age 16 and predicted lifetime earnings: Findings from the mixed method EPPSE study A public seminar from the Department of Education, delivered by Professors Pam Sammons and Kathy Sylva. Pat Sammons, Kathy Sylva 01 Dec 2014
100 Are there some questions that can’t be answered? The limits of research in teacher education A public seminar from the Department of Education, delivered by Dr Katharine Burn and Trevor Mutton. Katharine Burn, Trevor Mutton, Harry Daniels 01 Dec 2014