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101 "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
102 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
103 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
104 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
105 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
106 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
107 Part 3: Advanced technology Just over a decade ago the face of British farming changed forever. A devastating outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease led to the enforced slaughter and incineration of over 10 million livestock across the country. Jonathan Webb 05 Nov 2014
108 The Major Assumptions of Evidence-Based Policy: Bringing Empirical Evidence to Bear The Sidney Ball Memorial Lecture 2014 given by Professor Tom Cook. Tom Cook 04 Nov 2014
109 Funding Museums Heidi Kurtz and Hattie Warburton, Univesity of Oxford, give a talk on how Oxford museums get thier funding Heidi Kurtz, Hattie Warburton 21 Oct 2014
110 Converting academic research into education activities Andrew McLellan, Pitt Rivers Musuem, gives a talk on how the Pitt Rivers Museum has been using academic research to create new educational activities Andrew McLellnan 21 Oct 2014
111 Museums: a showcase for science Sarah Lloyd, Botanic Gardens, gives a talk on how scientists can engage with the public about thier research through innovative events and learning experiences Sarah Lloyd 21 Oct 2014
112 "Matters of Scale" Part 3 - Nanomedicine Dr Sonia Trigueros explains how she is using nanotechnologies to create targeted drug delivery systems. Chemotherapy is a particularly harmful treatment, with patients losing their hair and suffering from infections due to damage to their immune systems. Sonia Trigueros, Chris Lintott 08 Oct 2014
113 "Matters of Scale" Part 2 - Biology and the Problem with Scale Dr Sylvia MacLain talks about how water creates a problem when researching biology. Structures can be studied when they are in solid form, but approximately 60% of our bodies are made of water. Sylvia MacLain, Chris Lintott 08 Oct 2014
114 "Matters of Scale" Part 1 - Extremes of Scale Professors Pedro Ferreira and Alan Barr explain what scale means to them, from particle physics to the visible universe. At the subatomic level, gravity has a surprisingly large effect and particles are so small that they have no size. Alan Barr, Pedro Ferreira, Chris Lintott 08 Oct 2014
115 "Origins" Part 3 - Origins of Human Life Drs Suzannah Williams and Dagan Wells explore the secrets and processes behind human fertilisation. Sperm and eggs must face huge challenges before they even meet. After fertilisation, they go on to form a small ball of cells with huge potential. Suzannah Williams, Dagan Wells, Chris Lintott 07 Oct 2014
116 "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
117 "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
118 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 06 Oct 2014
119 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
120 Obtaining the Unobtainable: The Holy Grail of Seed Funding for Small-Scale Digital Projects A talk given by Emma Goodwin, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Oxford, at DHOxSS 2014. Emma Goodwin 23 Jul 2014
121 Conclusion - taking iPads and tablets into the classroom In this film, Adrian and Helen give their personal reflections on the apps and how iPads and tablets can be best integrated into classroom art teaching as well as museum visits. Helen Ward, Adrian Brooks 23 Jul 2014
122 Introduction - iPads as a learning and research tool In this short introductory video, Helen and Adrian outline the key aims of the series of films and start to explain how iPads and tablets can effectively be used in a museum visit or in a classroom. Adrian Brooks, Helen Ward 22 Jul 2014
123 Beyond the Academy: Applying Medical History to Health Policy Fifth and final talk given at the Half Day Workshop for Post-Graduate and Early Career Historians of Medicine Virginia Berridge 14 Jul 2014
124 Getting Published Fourth talk given at the Half Day Workshop for Post-Graduate and Early Career Historians of Medicine Bill Luckin, Keir Waddington 14 Jul 2014
125 The Zeeman Decelerator and ultracold chemistry The Zeeman Deceleator is used to do ‘ultracold chemistry’ – slowing down molecules in order to study reactions. Katrin Dulitz shows off her amazing machine. Katrin Dulitz 19 Jun 2014
126 Glassblowing: a beautiful, crucial, trade Watch glassblower Terri Adams in action as she creates scientific tools from the flames. Terri Adams 19 Jun 2014
127 Inside NMR Spectroscopy Dr Tim Claridge takes apart an NMR machine to show us how this technique is used in research with application in human health and beyond. Tim Claridge 19 Jun 2014
128 The Stark Decelerator & ultracold chemistry The Stark Decelerator was built from scratch in the basement of the Chemistry Department. Dr Brianna Heazelwood shows how this incredible device is used to study molecules. Brianna Heazlewood 19 Jun 2014
129 Creative Commons The mental health of refugee and asylum seeking children An interview with Dr Mina Fazel, senior research fellow and consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry, discussing her research developing school-based mental health services. Mina Fazel 17 Jun 2014
130 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
131 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
132 Creative Commons Assertive outreach in psychiatry Dr Thurston is a psychiatrist at Oxford who has worked in assertive outreach for many years. He discusses the benefits of assertive outreach and their place in modern psychiatry and gives an overview of how psychiatry has changed over the past 20 years. David Thurston 25 Mar 2014
133 Creative Commons Suicide Assessment Professor Hawton is a world leading expert in suicide research. He has written books on the subject and has contributed to UK policy in this area. He speaks to Dr Daniel Maughan about this controversial area of psychiatric research. Keith Hawton 25 Mar 2014
134 Creative Commons Can Psychological Research Improve Selection of Teachers? In this talk, Prof. Klassen, University of York, considers how psychological research can inform how teachers are selected for training and practice, leading to new selection approaches that can strengthen the quality of schools in the UK and elsewhere. Robert Klassen 14 Mar 2014
135 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
136 Creative Commons Barnett House: a hundred years of research policy and practice George Smith, Teresa Smith, Liz Peretz, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, gave a lecture as part of the Centenary seminar series in Michaelmas Term 2013. George Smith, Teresa Smith, Elizabeth Peretz 26 Feb 2014
137 Creative Commons African Knowledge and Livestock Health Book at Lunchtime interview with Karen Brown and William Beinart about their book “African Knowledge and Livestock Health” Karen Brown, William Beinart 13 Feb 2014
138 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
139 Creative Commons In Everyone's Interests - the highlights Panel discussion on what it means to invest in the humanities Andrew Hamilton, Earl Lewis, Hermione Lee, Charlotte Higgins 04 Feb 2014
140 Creative Commons In Everyone's Interests Panel discussion on what it means to invest in the humanities Andrew Hamilton, Earl Lewis, Hermione Lee, Charlotte Higgins 04 Feb 2014
141 The public policy of migration In this Migration Studies lecture, Sarah Spencer (COMPAS, University of Oxford) examines the place of research in policy making by focusing on the role of social scientists and how they can stay in control of their research (6 December 2013) Sarah Spencer 04 Feb 2014
142 Inflation - The "BANG" in Big Bang Luke Jew talks about inflation, the process that scientists believe happened at the very start of our universe and is responsible for all the large scale structures that we see around us. Luke Jew 28 Jan 2014
143 Creative Commons Earth-like Planets (and where to find them) Ever wondered if another planet like our own exists in the vast expanse of space around us? Ruth Angus explains her exciting research into Extra Solar Planets (Exo-Planets) and why research in this area is important. Ruth Angus 28 Jan 2014
144 Wendy Olsen on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Wendy Olsen discusses her experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially those in Sociology and Social Policy. Wendy Olsen 28 Jan 2014
145 Robert Andersen on teaching quantitative methods to social science students Robert Andersen discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially those in Sociology and Social Policy. Robert Andersen 28 Jan 2014
146 Creative Commons The causes of early onset psychosis An interview with Dr Lennox discussing her career in academic psychiatry, and her current research into the causes of early onset psychosis. Belinda Lennox 21 Jan 2014
147 Creative Commons Are the humanities worth investing in? Knowledge Exchange Fellow Oliver Cox (@OliverJWCox) from The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) asked members of the public, students and academics in Oxford whether humanities subjects are worth investing in. Oliver Cox 16 Jan 2014
148 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
149 The Trans-Atlantic, the Diaspora, and Africa Ngugi wa Thiong’o delivers the opening keynote lecture of the Calloloo conference Ngugi wa Thiong’o 05 Dec 2013
150 Creative Commons Doing practical work: rationality and heuristics in teaching A public seminar given by Professor Walter Doyle, University of Arizona, at the Oxford University Department of Education. Walter Doyle 29 Oct 2013
151 Round Table: The Future of Comparative Criticism Matthew Reynolds, Laura Marcus, Mohamed-Salah Omri and Terence Cave on the futures of comparative criticism; followed by discussion. Matthew Reynolds, Laura Marcus, Mohamed-Salah Omri, Terence Cave 22 Oct 2013
152 Creative Commons Psychological medicine Interview with Professor Sharpe about psychological medicine and his randomised controlled trial investigating the treatment of depression in people with cancer. Michael Sharpe 15 Oct 2013
153 Creative Commons Community treatment orders An interview with Professor Burns about social psychiatry and his randomised controlled trial into community treatment orders. Tom Burns 15 Oct 2013
154 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
155 21.Digital Collections as Research Infrastructure. Lorna Hughes, National Library of Wales delivers the closing keynote lecture. Part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013. Lorna Hughes 07 Aug 2013
156 Creative Commons 20.Spreading the Word. Cultural Connections talk by Marianne Talbot. Part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013. Marianne Talbot 07 Aug 2013
157 Creative Commons 19.Blogging, Postgraduate Life and the Contemporary Academy. Cultural Connections talk by Alex Pryce. Part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013. Alex Pryce 07 Aug 2013
158 18.Placing the Library at the Centre of the Community's Relationship With Media. Cultural Connections talk by Mitchell Davis. Part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013. Mitchell Davis 07 Aug 2013
159 Creative Commons 17.Publishing Born-digital Content. Cultural Connections Workshop with Mark Rogerson. Part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013. Mark Rogerson 07 Aug 2013
160 Creative Commons 16.To Shakespeare and Beyond: a panel discussion. Cultural Connections discussion panel Casandra Ash, Peter Kirwan, Jose Perez Diaz and Emma Smith. Part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013. Cassandra Ash, Peter Kirwan, José Pérez Díez, Emma Smith 07 Aug 2013
161 Creative Commons 09.The Zooniverse: crowdsourcing research with the public. Cultural Connections talk by Robert Simpson, Oxford University. Part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013. Robert Simpson 07 Aug 2013
162 Creative Commons 07.Creating Chemistry: negotiation and active listening skills for academics. Cultural Connections workshop with Michael Hobbs. Part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013. Michael Hobbs 07 Aug 2013
163 Creative Commons 06.Writing for New Audiences. Cultural Connections workshop with novelist, screenwriter and Head of Creative Writing at Brunel University, Max Kinnings. Part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013. Max Kinnings 07 Aug 2013
164 Creative Commons 05.British History Online: assessing a successful digital resource. Cultural Connections talk by Jonathan Blaney. Part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013. Jonathan Blaney 07 Aug 2013
165 Creative Commons 04.EEBO-TCP: measuring impact and making changes. Cultural Connections talk by Judith Siefring. Part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013. Judith Siefring 07 Aug 2013
166 Creative Commons 03.Impact as a Process: understanding and enhancing the reach of digital resources. Cultural Connections talk by Dr Eric Meyer and Dr Kathryn Eccles. Part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013. Eric Meyer, Kathryn Eccles 07 Aug 2013
167 Creative Commons 02.Outside the Ivory Tower: research, creativity and serendipity. Cultural connections talk by Abigail Williams. Part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013. Abigail Williams 07 Aug 2013
168 01.What is the value of the Digital Humanities? Michael Pidd, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield gives the opening keynote talk for the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013. Michael Pidd 07 Aug 2013
169 Conclusion: Inspired by Nature The current energy crisis is a time of intense challenges but also of opportunities for fantastic science and innovative ideas. Alex T. Vai 19 Jul 2013
170 Science Communication at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden Dr Alison Foster (Jesus College), Senior Curator at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, talks about her journey from industrial pharmaceutical chemistry research to her current role in horticulture, and offers some tips for major career transitions. Alison Foster 17 Jul 2013
171 Industry research and management at Infineum Dr Martin-Dare Edwards (University College, 1974), Project Director for Infineum UK, talks about transitioning from research to management roles within the chemical industry. Martin-Dare Edwards 17 Jul 2013
172 Part 2 - My path to academic success - Ed Anderson Dr Ed Anderson, a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford gives an overview of his current role, and advice on issues he encountered along the way, including the benefits of a post doctoral position in the USA. Ed Anderson 17 Jul 2013
173 What has chemistry ever done for me? Or, how did I get here? Professor Lesley Yellowlees, the first female President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, talks about the choices she had to make in order to obtain her two dream jobs (and hold them at the same time). Lesley Yellowlees 17 Jul 2013
174 Creative Commons TORCH Launch The highlights of the launch event for The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). Jonathan Bate, Clare Copeland, Andrew Hamilton, Marcus du Sautoy 29 May 2013
175 Creative Commons The Selden Map The Selden Map of China has been one of the treasures of the Bodleian Library since 1659. This film shows how this remarkable map is interpreted today by scholars from a range of different disciplines. Kate Bennett, David Helliwell, Ros Ballaster, Rana Mitter 29 May 2013
176 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science Closing Keynote speech Closing Keynote speech by Rt Hon David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, at the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science conference held at Oxford on the 11th and 12th April 2013. David Willets 24 May 2013
177 Creative Commons Early Modern Catholicism Network Clare Copeland and Jan Machielsen talk about a new hub to encourage, enhance, and promote research touching on all aspects of early modern Catholicism from across the academic disciplines. Jan Machielsen, Clare Copeland 24 May 2013
178 Creative Commons HiCor: a Cross-Disciplinary Network for History and Corpus Linguistics Gabor Mihaly Toth talks about a network of corpus linguists, computational linguists, and historians who are aiming to study how the resources, tools and methods of corpus linguistics can be used to address important historical research questions. Gabor Mihaly Toth 24 May 2013
179 Creative Commons Race and Resistance Across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century Elleke Boehmer and Imaobong Umoren talk about their research network which is investigating how twentieth-century activists, artists and intellectuals challenged racially oppressive hierarchies and sought to achieve equality. Elleke Boehmer, Imaobong Umoren 24 May 2013
180 Creative Commons Ancient Dance in Modern Dancers Sophie Bocksberger, Berrow Scholar, Classics, talks about collaborative workshops involving classical historians, professionally-trained dancers, and anthropologists to create "reconstructive" performances of the Roman dance form tragoedia saltata. Sophie Bocksberger 24 May 2013
181 Creative Commons FMR 38 Open access to scholarly research Forced migration authors hold the key to enabling free and unfettered access to the full text of research articles. Elisa Mason 16 Apr 2013
182 The Junior Research Fellowship selection committee and application process An explanation of Merton College's Junior Research Fellowship selection committee and application process. Michael Whitworth 10 Apr 2013
183 Creative Commons FMR 36 The role of governance and research Forced migration is not new to DRC but its extent and its consequences are still shocking. Good governance and research must play a stronger role if life is to improve for the citizens of DRC. Bernard Mumpasi Lututala 08 Apr 2013
184 Creative Commons Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry at Oxford: a guide for prospective undergraduate students This light-hearted talk gives you the chance to hear three admissions tutors discuss what you can expect from their courses, and what the tutors are looking for when they select students. Martin Speight, Mark Wormald, Nick Green 04 Mar 2013
185 Creative Commons 1.6 International Strategy Loren Griffith (Director of International Strategy) delivers the final part of the lecture "What can the University contribute and how can it benefit?". Loren Griffith 18 Feb 2013
186 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
187 Blogging and Twitter Elizabeth Eva Leach, Tutorial Fellow in Music at Oxford, disseminates her research through her blog as well as using Twitter to encourage succinct scholarly exchange. Elizabeth Eva Leach 26 Nov 2012
188 Creative Commons Rethinking impact with social media Oxford-based researcher Nando Sigona started his blog "Postcards from..." in 2008. Since then his use of social media has expanded into Twitter and Podcasting to engage wider communities in his research on migration, asylum and minority issues. Nando Sigona 26 Nov 2012
189 Creative Commons Rethinking impact with social media Oxford-based researcher Nando Sigona started his blog "Postcards from..." in 2008. Since then his use of social media has expanded into Twitter and Podcasting to engage wider communities in his research on migration, asylum and minority issues. Nando Sigona 26 Nov 2012
190 Creative Commons Is blogging and tweeting about research papers worth it? Does using social media have an impact on disseminating your research papers? Dr Melissa Terras, UCL, gives her experiences and opinions on this question through her own personal findings. Melissa Terras 21 Nov 2012
191 'Lack of evidence' that popular sports products work Consumers could be wasting their money on sports drinks, protein shakes and high-end trainers, according to a new joint investigation by BBC Panorama and the British Medical Journal. Carl Heneghan 19 Oct 2012
192 Oxford at Said Seminar: Neuroscience This Oxford at Said seminar showcases some of Oxfords most exciting new research in the area of Neuroscience. Susan Greenfield, Zam Cader, Laura Suter-Dick 13 Aug 2012
193 Creative Commons Webometrics: The Evolution of a Digital Social Science Research Field Mike Thelwall's Keynote talk from the OII Symposium "Social Science and Digital Research: Interdisciplinary Insights", March 2012. Mike Thelwall 28 Mar 2012
194 Creative Commons Visioning Studies: A Socio-technical Approach to Designing the Future Diane H. Sonnenwald's Keynote talk from the OII Symposium "Social Science and Digital Research: Interdisciplinary Insights", March 2012. Diane H. Sonnenwald 28 Mar 2012
195 Creative Commons Reproducibility: Gold or Fool's Gold in Digital Social Research? Christine Borgman's Keynote talk from the OII Symposium "Social Science and Digital Research: Interdisciplinary Insights", March 2012. Christine Borgman 28 Mar 2012
196 Digital Social Research: An Interdisciplinary Niche or the Future of the Social Sciences? Peter van den Besselaar's Keynote talk from the OII Symposium "Social Science and Digital Research: Interdisciplinary Insights", March 2012. Peter van den Besselaar 28 Mar 2012
197 Visualisation in the Age of Computerisation Professor Steve Woolgar introduces and discusses the main themes of the Visualisation in the Age of Computerisation conference, by reflecting on recent changes in visualisation media and considering some of the implications of these changes for research. Steve Woolgar 28 Feb 2012
198 Medical Anthropology at Oxford: Building Partnerships - a career path in research coordination and capacity building This presentation by Dalia Iskander, a previous student of Anthropology at Oxford, was delivered at the conference Medical Anthropology at Oxford: 10 Years at the Intersections on 23 June 2011. Dalia Iskander 25 Jul 2011
199 Creative Commons Improving, Expediting and Tracking Informed Consent: University of Michigan and US National Initiatives Professor Nicholas Steneck, University of Michigan and Office of Research Integrity, gives a talk for the Research Integrity seminar series. Nick Steneck 05 Jul 2011
200 Thinking with Christians: Doing Ecclesiastical History in a secular age Sarah Foot, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Christ Church, University of Oxford, gives the Inaugural Lecture on the 18th May 2011. Sarah Foot 31 May 2011