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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 What is Happening with TV? Bruno Patino, director of the Journalism School, Sciences Po, Paris, ex-director of digital, strategy and TV channels at France Télévisions. Introduction by Richard Sambrook. Bruno Patino 20 Nov 2015
2 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
3 Creative Commons Mark Thompson (Symposium): Politics and Language - Friends or Enemies? Symposium following Mark Thompson's series of talks for the Humanitas Programme. With Polly Toynbee, Gus O'Donnell, David Willetts MP and chaired by Andrew Marr. Mark Thompson, Polly Toynbee, Gus O'Donnell, David Willetts 15 Nov 2012
4 Creative Commons Mark Thompson: Not in my name In his third lecture, Mark Thompson looks at what happens when modern rhetoric and morality collide, taking the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as his principal examples. Mark Thompson 15 Nov 2012
5 Creative Commons Mark Thompson: Consign it to the flames Almost everyone accepts that science is our most authoritative guide to understanding the world so why is it so disputed when it comes to public policy? Mark Thompson examines what's happened to the 'argument from authority' in modern rhetoric. Mark Thompson 15 Nov 2012
6 Creative Commons Mark Thompson: Inaugural Lecture - Is Plato winning the argument? Drawing in particular on recent examples from American and British healthcare reform, Mark Thompson asks whether the language of politics is changing in ways which threaten public understanding of and engagement with the most important issues of the day. Mark Thompson 15 Nov 2012
7 Inspector Morse in Print and on TV Highly acclaimed crime writer Colin Dexter, OBE, talks at the Crime Fiction Day at St John's College, University of Oxford, on the theme of Inspector Morse. Colin Dexter 15 May 2012
8 Tomorrow Got Here Yesterday Last of four lectures exploring the relationship between creativity and commerce through the prism of late 20th and early 21st century TV fiction on both sides of the Atlantic. Stephen Garrett 11 May 2010
9 No More Heroes Third of four lectures exploring the relationship between creativity and commerce through the prism of late 20th and early 21st century TV fiction on both sides of the Atlantic. Stephen Garrett 11 May 2010
10 Why the Only Rule is that there are No Rules Second of four lectures exploring the relationship between creativity and commerce through the prism of late 20th and early 21st century TV fiction on both sides of the Atlantic. Stephen Garrett 11 May 2010
11 How to Grow a Creative Business According to the Laws of Chance First of four lectures exploring the relationship between creativity and commerce through the prism of late 20th and early 21st century TV fiction on both sides of the Atlantic. Stephen Garrett 11 May 2010