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201 Glassblowing: a beautiful, crucial, trade Watch glassblower Terri Adams in action as she creates scientific tools from the flames. Terri Adams 19 Jun 2014
202 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
203 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
204 Incredible Machines: Introduction Dr Ashley Shepherd introduces the extraordinary machines used by Oxford chemists, and tells us about her work as a surface analyst. Ashley Shepherd 19 Jun 2014
205 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
206 Creative Commons Bridget Ogilvie: Women in Science Dame Bridget Ogilvie discusses her life and illustrious scientific career, at The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics’ Women in Science series. Bridget Ogilvie 11 Apr 2014
207 Creative Commons Heidi Johansen-Berg: Women in Science Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg heads the Plasticity Group at the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB). Her research focuses on how the brain changes in response to damage, learning and experience. Heidi Johansen-Berg 08 Apr 2014
208 Creative Commons Irene Tracey: Women in Science Irene Tracey gives a passionate insight into her career and how she balances work and life. As she puts it 'A scientific career is not an easy one to choose: it’s tough and competitive'. Irene Tracey 08 Apr 2014
209 Ambition for Leadership An inspirational talk on leadership given by Professor Dame Carol Black to young female science students as part of the 3rd Annual OxFest Symposium 2014 - "WHY SO SLOW? Closing the gender gap in STEM". Carol Black 18 Mar 2014
210 Creative Commons If I knew then what I know now. Being resourceful and strategic in traversing the science career landscape An inspirational careers talk given to young female science students as part of the 3rd Annual OxFest Symposium 2014 - "WHY SO SLOW? Closing the gender gap in STEM". Elizabeth Pollitzer 18 Mar 2014
211 Creative Commons Lessons learned on the way up - how to take control of your career in STEM and still have a life! Inspirational talk given to young female science students as part of the 3rd Annual OxFest Symposium 2014 - "WHY SO SLOW? Closing the gender gap in STEM" Thursday 27th February 2014 Jackie Hunter 18 Mar 2014
212 Creative Commons Career, Creativity and Confidence An inspirational talk given to young female science students by engineer Roma Agrawal as part of the OxFest Symposium 2014 - "WHY SO SLOW? Closing the gender gap in STEM", Roma Agrawal 18 Mar 2014
213 Creative Commons Working worlds: perspectives and problems of a tool for thinking about modern science Jon Agar will introduce the concept of working worlds, illustrate how they can be used to think about past and present science, and identify some problems and issues. Jon Agar 10 Mar 2014
214 Science and the Humanities Are the Humanities and the Sciences fundamentally different? Or do they share roots, values, aspirations and a common, contemporary predicament? Howard Hotson, Ian Walmsley, Mark Pagel, Sally Shuttleworth 04 Mar 2014
215 Creative Commons Doing Away With Dispositions: Towards a Law-Based Account of Modality in Science Stephen French (Leeds) gives a talk for the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies series. Stephen French 18 Feb 2014
216 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
217 Creative Commons Lab, Camera, Action: Tides The Bay of St Brieuc in Brittany has one of the largest tides on Earth. Dr Andrew Steele takes some time out of his holiday, on the day of the highest tide of the year, to find out why. Andrew Steele 03 Feb 2014
218 Creative Commons Lab, Camera, Action: Transit of Venus In June of 2012, one of the rarest predictable astronomical phenomena took place: Venus passed directly in front of the Sun, as seen from Earth. For more information, visit transitofvenus.org. Andrew Steele 03 Feb 2014
219 Creative Commons Lab, Camera, Action: Maglev Train Wheels are so last century. We’ve got a train set which doesn’t have any; it just floats around the track in a billowing cloud of steam. Dr Andrew Steele explains how our superconducting magnetic levitation—or maglev—train really works. Andrew Steele 03 Feb 2014
220 Creative Commons Lab, Camera, Action: Particle Accelerator Dr Andrew Steele takes a look inside the ISIS particle accelerator in Oxfordshire, where scientists use neutrons to investigate the structure of materials, and accelerator physicist Dr Suzie Sheehy explains how this massive machine works. Andrew Steele, Suzie Sheehy 03 Feb 2014
221 Creative Commons Lab, Camera, Action: Make your own CD spectrometer How do we know what the stars are made of when we've never been to one? Dr Andrew Steele shows us how to make a spectrometer, a device used by scientists to analyse light, using a cereal box and a CD. Andrew Steele 03 Feb 2014
222 An energy cost analysis of membranes in water treatment from alternative sources; will improvements to water security be sustainable? Graeme K Pearce, Director, Membrane Consultancy Associates, gives a talk for the Water Security seminar series Graeme K Pearce 02 Dec 2013
223 Membrane filtration: from critical to threshold flux Robert Field, Engineering Science, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Water Security Seminar series Robert Feild 02 Dec 2013
224 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
225 Synthesizing Anti-Cancer Drugs from Nature Chemicals found in nature can have incredibly useful functionality, including anti-malarial and anti-cancer properties. However, they are usually found in small amounts. Chris Jones 19 Jul 2013
226 3D Printing and The Structure of Proteins Using 3D printed molecules, Rok Sekirnik, a DPhil student in the emerging field of chemical biology, shows how protein structures can be determined in some of the Department's most distinctive looking labs. Rok Sekirnik 19 Jul 2013
227 Epigenetics and New Anti-Cancer Treatments At the interface of chemistry, biology, and medicine, Cyrille Thinnes, a DPhil student in the Schofield Group, shares his research into the next generation of anti-cancer treatments. Cyrille Thinnes 19 Jul 2013
228 Introduction: How Chemistry Research Impacts Human Health To truly understand disease, we need to understand the underlying chemical processes that direct human biology. Dr Emily Flashman introduces some of the research in the Department of Chemistry that will help improve our health in future. Emily Flashman 19 Jul 2013
229 Supercapacitors, Ionic Liquids, and Implications for Sustainable Energy From smart phones to electric cars, batteries and energy storage devices are vital. Dr Nico Cousens is studying ionic liquid supercapacitors - a next generation technology with the potential to transform energy storage and power the cars of the future. Nico Cousens 18 Jul 2013
230 Patent Law Dr John Fisher (Oriel College, 2001), talks about his role as a patent attorney, and offers advice for students who are considering a similar career. It's all about advocacy! John Fisher 17 Jul 2013
231 Science Journalism Laura Howes (Merton, 2001), a science correspondent for Chemistry World, talks about the ins and out of science journalism in general, and her path to a career with the Royal Society of Chemistry. Laura Howes 17 Jul 2013
232 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
233 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
234 Part 3 - My path to academic success - Asel Sartbaeva Dr Asel Sartbaeval, a Lecturer at the University of Bath, discusses her path from Kyrgyzstan to Oxford and beyond, and offers some advice on balancing career success with family and relationships. Asel Sartbaeva 17 Jul 2013
235 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
236 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
237 Creative Commons Science and the future: Death - nothing more certain? - Oxford Literary Festival From Neolithic burials to Mozart's Requiem and the novels of Martin Amis, humans have fashioned cultural responses to the inevitability of each individual's demise. Donna Dickenson, Adam Rutherford, Anders Sandberg, Georgina Ferry 18 Jun 2013
238 Creative Commons Science and the future: Death - nothing more certain? - Oxford Literary Festival From Neolithic burials to Mozart's Requiem and the novels of Martin Amis, humans have fashioned cultural responses to the inevitability of each individual's demise. Donna Dickenson, Adam Rutherford, Anders Sandberg, Georgina Ferry 18 Jun 2013
239 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
240 Creative Commons The Future of Energy and Transport With Elon Musk, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors and the CEO/CTO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). Elon Musk 22 May 2013
241 Creative Commons Ethics and plant science - improving food yields in a changing environment With Professor Liam Dolan and Professor Jane Langdale, Co-Directors, Plants for the 21st Century Institute. Liam Dolan, Jane Langdale, Julian Savulescu 22 May 2013
242 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 4 part 5 Rebecca Lawrence, F1000, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Rebecca Lawrence 17 May 2013
243 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 4 part 1 Open Data. Brian Hole, Ubiquity Press, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Brian Hole 17 May 2013
244 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 5 part 4 Alternative Peer Review. Rebecca Lawrence, F1000, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Rebecca Lawrence 16 May 2013
245 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 5 part 3 Alternative Peer Review. Christopher Greenwell, Elsevier, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Christopher Greenwell 16 May 2013
246 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 5 part 2 Alternative Peer Review. Ciaran O'Neill, Biomed Central, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Ciaran O'Neill 16 May 2013
247 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 5 part 1 Alternative Peer Review. Irene Hames, an Independent Publishing Consultant, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Irene Hames 16 May 2013
248 Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 4 part 3 Open data. Jason Wilde, Nature gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Jason Wilde 15 May 2013
249 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 4 part 6 Open data. Victor Henning, Mendeley gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Victor Henning 15 May 2013
250 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 4 part 2 Open data. Geoffrey Bilder, CrossRef gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Geoffrey Bilder 15 May 2013
251 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 3 Part 3 Beyond Traditional Articles. Richard Price, Academia.edu, gives a talk via Skype for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Richard Price 13 May 2013
252 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 3 part 2 Beyond Traditional Articles. Steve Pettifer, Utopia Docs, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Steve Pettifer 13 May 2013
253 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 3 Part 1 Beyond Traditional Articles. Mark Hanhel, Figshare, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Mark Hahnel 13 May 2013
254 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 2 part 3 Citizen Science. Simone Severini, University College London, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Simone Severini 13 May 2013
255 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 2 part 2 Citizen Science. Helen Roy, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Helen Roy 13 May 2013
256 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 2 part 1 Citizen Science. Chris Lintott, Galaxy Zoo, gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Chris Lintott 13 May 2013
257 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness 2013: Public Debate Evolution or Revolution In Science Communication? Public debate held in April 2013 in the Oxford Union looking at open access and debating the question - Evolution or Revolution In Science Communication? Amelia Andersdotter, Cameron Neylon, David Tempest, Graham Taylor 10 May 2013
258 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 1 part 4 Rigour and Open Access. Douglas Kell from BBSRC gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Douglas Kell 10 May 2013
259 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 1 part 3 Rigour and Open Access. Catriona Cannon and Linda Atkinson from The Bodleian Library, Oxford, give a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Catriona Cannon, Linda Atkinson 10 May 2013
260 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 1 part 2 Rigour and Open Access. Liz Ferguson from Wiley Blackwell gives a talk for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Liz Ferguson 10 May 2013
261 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science: Panel 1 part 1 Rigour and Open Access. Jason Hoyt from PeerJ gives a talk the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Jason Hoyt 10 May 2013
262 Creative Commons Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science Keynote speech Keynote speech by Sir Mark Walport for the Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science held on the 11th and 12th April 2013. Mark Walport 10 May 2013
263 Creative Commons Scientists as Abstainers Matei Candea (University of Durham) presents 'An ethnography of inter-species trust without belief'. An Anthropology Departmental Seminar (26 October 2012) with a theme of science and technology studies. Matei Candea 18 Apr 2013
264 Underwater volcano disaster Oxford Sparks presents a visit to the Stromboli volcano. Find out more and explore other volcano resources at www.oxfordsparks.net/animations/volcano. David Pyle 15 Apr 2013
265 Towards absolute zero - a low temperature journey Oxford sparks presents a ride to the land of the extremely cold. Find out more, and read the science behind the animation at www.oxfordsparks.net/animations/coldchem. Tim Softley 15 Apr 2013
266 A quick look around the Large Hadron Collider Oxford Sparks presents a visit to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva. Find out more and explore other LHC resources at www.oxfordsparks.net/animations/lhc No protons were harmed in the making of this animation. Alan Barr 15 Apr 2013
267 Characterisation of Networks The ASC Networks cluster visiting researcher Prof. Richard Wilson (Department of Computer Science, University of York) gives a public lecture on his work on networks at Keble College. Richard Wilson 10 Apr 2013
268 Where are the robots? Where are the robots we seem to have been promised since the 1950s? What is the hold up? Are we nearly there now? For example, will cars be driving themselves soon? Paul Newman 15 Mar 2013
269 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
270 Creative Commons Galaxies as a Plate of Fruit Professor Roger Davies explains how we can learn about the different shapes of galaxies using a plate of fruit and a telescope. Roger Davies 05 Feb 2013
271 Observing with the Naked Eye Charles Barclay offers advice on how to get the most out of stargazing with the naked eye and the astronomical activities to look out for in the coming months. Charles Barclay 04 Feb 2013
272 Stargazing Open Day 2013 In January 2013 over 1,000 people visited the Astronomy Open Day to meet scientists, hear the latest on research at Oxford and find out more about the stars. This video shows the range of hands-on activities that took place throughout the day. Leigh Fletcher, Chris Lintott 31 Jan 2013
273 Zooniverse: what to do with half a million scientists? Dr Chris Lintott and Dr Rob Simpson explain using 'citizen power' to expand our knowledge of the Universe. Chris Lintott, Rob Simpson 14 Nov 2012
274 Creative Commons Why do we need 'citizen science'? Harnessing the general public to help analyse complex data sets is not only helping scientists with galaxy classification. Pedro Ferreira 20 Aug 2012
275 St Anne's and the Sciences A discussion with Professor Dame Linda Partridge and Professor Jean Golding which took place on Saturday 19th May as part of St Anne's 60th anniversary celebrations. Linda Partridge, Jean Golding, Nina Alphey 30 Jul 2012
276 Creative Commons Parallel Worlds Dr. David Wallace on the many-worlds theory, an explanation of the baffling results that quantum mechanics provides us with - and that there may be more worlds than just our own. David Wallace, Ankita Anirban 30 Jul 2012
277 Creative Commons Mercator: The Man who Mapped the Planet Geographer, explorer, writer and broadcaster Nicholas Crane talks about the inspirations behind his book on Gerard Mercator. Nicholas Crane 02 Jul 2012
278 Creative Commons Reading List for Bioethics: An Introduction Reading List to accompany the Bioethics: An Introduction podcast series. Marianne Talbot 30 May 2012
279 Creative Commons Common moral arguments: 'morality? It's all a matter of opinion' Final of nine short introductory podcasts on Bioethics by Marianne Talbot. Marianne Talbot 29 May 2012
280 Creative Commons Common moral arguments: 'it's too risky' (the Precautionary Principle) Eighth of nine short introductory podcasts on Bioethics by Marianne Talbot. Marianne Talbot 29 May 2012
281 Creative Commons Common moral arguments: 'it's not natural' and 'it's disgusting' Seventh of nine short introductory podcasts on Bioethics by Marianne Talbot. Marianne Talbot 29 May 2012
282 Creative Commons Induction Sixth of nine short introductory podcasts on Bioethics by Marianne Talbot. Marianne Talbot 29 May 2012
283 Creative Commons Deduction Fifth of nine short introductory podcasts on Bioethics by Marianne Talbot. Marianne Talbot 29 May 2012
284 Creative Commons Arguments Fourth of nine short introductory podcasts on Bioethics by Marianne Talbot. Marianne Talbot 29 May 2012
285 Creative Commons Utilitarianism Third of nine short introductory podcasts on Bioethics by Marianne Talbot. Marianne Talbot 29 May 2012
286 Creative Commons Deontology Second of nine short introductory podcasts on Bioethics by Marianne Talbot. Marianne Talbot 29 May 2012
287 Creative Commons Virtue Ethics First of nine short introductory podcasts on Bioethics by Marianne Talbot. Marianne Talbot 29 May 2012
288 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
289 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
290 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
291 Creative Commons The Evolution of Science: Open publishing debate 2012 A distinguished group came together in February 2012 in Oxford's Rhodes House to publicly debate 'The Scientific Evolution: Open Science and the Future of Publishing'. Simon C. Benjamin 09 Mar 2012
292 The nature of human beings and the question of their ultimate origin The Archbishop of Canterbury, Prof. Richard Dawkins and Sir Anthony Kenny took part in a discussion titled "The nature of human beings and the question of their ultimate origin". Held at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford in Feb 2012. Richard Dawkins, Rowan Williams, Anthony Kenny 28 Feb 2012
293 Creative Commons The Chemistry Show Join Dr Malcolm Stewart and Dr Fabrice Birembaut to find out just how much fun chemistry can be. Young, or not so young, you'll be entertained and educated by the sort of chemistry you never get to see at school: baffling, tantalising and LOUD! Malcolm Stewart, Fabrice Birembaut 03 Feb 2012
294 Why Should Robots Play Football? Dr Stephen Cameron (Department of Computer Science) explains why thousands of people from across the world are busy trying to teach robots to play football. Stephen Cameron 03 Feb 2012
295 The Limits of Science Lord Rees of Ludlow delivers the 2011 Romanes Lecture. Martin Rees 31 Jan 2012
296 Creative Commons A body of fluids? Physiology in pre-modern western medicine Professor Helen King (Professor of Classical Studies, The Open University) delivers the 2011 McGovern Lecture. Helen King 25 Nov 2011
297 Creative Commons Simon Forman: astrology, Medicine and Quackery in Elizabethan England The third in a series of public lectures linked to the Museum's 'Eccentricity' exhibition. Lauren Kassell 26 Oct 2011
298 Creative Commons New Cells for Old Members: The Science of Stem Cells Dr Francis Szele gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend on Stem Cell science and looks at how they could be used in repairing brain disease and injuries. Francis Szele 11 Oct 2011
299 Creative Commons Towards a Quantum Computer: An interview with Dr Simon Benjamin Dr Simon Benjamin, a researcher at Oxford University, discusses his work in quantum computing. Simon C. Benjamin, Victoria Watson 26 Sep 2011
300 From Alligator Wrestling to Fossil Skeletons: Scientific Eccentricity in the Early 19th Century Dr Vicky Carroll talks about the eccentric tendencies of early 19th-century natural historians. Whether hunting for fossils or wrestling alligators, these scientists certainly had an active interest in their field work! Vicky Carroll 20 Sep 2011