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  • Updated 23 Sep 2014 | 18 open episodes

    The poetry of World War One has been some of the most important and influential work of the twentieth century. It has shaped our attitudes to war, and has remained ingrained in British cultural consciousness. In this collection world-leading...

  • Updated 12 Jan 2010 | 8 open episodes

    Presentations and lectures from the 1909 People's Budget Symposium, held in October, 2009 on Lloyd George's landmark budget in 1909, which gave way to significant social reforms.

  • Updated 25 Jul 2013 | 8 open episodes

    Many people and countries are now beginning to evaluate the success of their lives or society not purely in terms of money or gross domestic product. The currency of traditional economics - preference satisfaction - has fallen into question as an...

  • Updated 11 Feb 2016 | 1 open episode

    Presented by the Faculty of Philosophy and the Department for Continuing Education, this event will explore the areas in which the philosophy of mind and ethics or the philosophy of value come into contact with issues about mental health.

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  • Updated 14 Apr 2010 | 3 open episodes

    Podcasts from the 4 Degrees and Beyond Conference - Implications of a Global Climate Change of 4 plus Degrees for People, Ecosystems and the Earth System. The conference was co-hosted by the Environmental Change Institute, the Tyndall Centre for...

  • Updated 16 Apr 2012 | 8 open episodes

    In this introduction to ethics, we shall be considering the underpinnings of ethical thought. We shall consider, for example, what it is for an action to be right or wrong, whether we can have moral knowledge and whether freewill is essential to...

  • Updated 16 Apr 2012 | 6 open episodes

    The mind is a fascinating entity. Where, after all, would we be without it? But what exactly is it? These days many people believe the mind simply is the brain. Descartes would have disagreed profoundly. He recommended a dualism of substance....

  • Updated 04 Apr 2014 | 5 open episodes

    Blogging is becoming an increasingly important aspect of academic life - a way to increase academic output, reach new audiences and foster original debates. This event was an opportunity to learn about opportunities in the world of academic...

  • Updated 18 Dec 2015 | 17 open episodes

    10 December 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ada Lovelace, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s unbuilt mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. The Symposium is aimed at a broad audience of those...

  • Updated 15 Mar 2011 | 8 open episodes

    Lecture series on Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art. The first part of the series focuses on some of the most important writings on art and beauty in the Western philosophical tradition, covering Plato, Aristotle, David Hume, and Immanuel Kant...

  • Updated 11 Jun 2014 | 7 open episodes

    2014 is widely seen as marking a watershed for Afghanistan with its legacy of 35 years of conflict and one of the world’s largest populations in protracted displacement. International military forces are being withdrawn and the country is ‘in...

  • Updated 14 Oct 2015 | 34 open episodes

    The University of Oxford is one of the world's leading centres for the study of Africa. In every Faculty and Division across the University there are active research programmes focused on the continent. The African Studies Centre, within the...

  • Updated 22 Oct 2012 | 5 open episodes

    Alan Mathison Turing was born on 23 June, 1912 - exactly one hundred years before this weekend meeting which celebrates his life and achievements. Although most well-known for his work at Bletchley Park in the pioneering days which saw the birth...

  • Updated 14 Aug 2017 | 24 open episodes

    Every month a former Oxford student shares career highlights, insights, and memories of student days in this 15-minute podcast. The interviews are brought to you by the Alumni Office at the University of Oxford.
    Music by Setuniman...

  • Updated 28 Apr 2015 | 72 open episodes

    The annual Oxford University Alumni Weekend aims to showcase the Collegiate University as a whole, giving prominence to a range of current research and its application to real world situations, as well as recognising the achievements of Oxford...

  • Updated 30 Apr 2015 | 1 open episode

    A series of lectures from the Ancient History Seminar Series: Digital Classics, Hilary Term 2015

  • Updated 15 Sep 2017 | 61 open episodes

    Podcasts from the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography. The School is renowned for its contributions to anthropological theory, its commitment to long-term ethnographic fieldwork, and its association with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the...

  • Updated 09 Nov 2017 | 52 open episodes

    Each lecture in this series focuses on a single play by Shakespeare, and employs a range of different approaches to try to understand a central critical question about it. Rather than providing overarching readings or interpretations, the series...

  • Updated 24 Jul 2013 | 5 open episodes

    An International Symposium funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and co-organized by the Rothermere American Institute and the Art History Department, University of Oxford and the Department of American and Canadian Studies, University...

  • Updated 20 Nov 2013 | 1 open episode

    The Ashmolean Museum is the world's first university museum. Its first building was built in 1678-1683 to house the cabinet of curiosities Elias Ashmole gave Oxford University in 1677. The museum reopened in 2009 after a major redevelopment...

  • Updated 29 Nov 2017 | 62 open episodes

    The Asian Studies Centre was founded in 1982 at St Antony's College and is primarily a co-ordinating organisation which exists to bring together specialists from a wide variety of different disciplines. Geographically, the Centre...

  • Updated 10 Dec 2014 | 4 open episodes

    Autoimmune diseases, where the body's defence systems turn on itself, are chronic and can be devastating to people's lives. Our podcasts on autoimmune conditions detail research in NDM on some of these conditions, including MS,...

  • Updated 27 Nov 2017 | 7 open episodes

    Some of the brightest minds behind Oxford science discuss their latest research. The series starts with ‘Origins’, tackling topics from human life to the Universe. Join us in each podcast as we explore a different area of science.

  • Updated 20 Aug 2012 | 13 open episodes

    This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their research is making a difference to our global future. The series will be of interest to people who are concerned about the future for the planet, how civilisation will...

  • Updated 03 Feb 2012 | 10 open episodes

    Bioethics is the study of the moral implications of new and emerging medical technologies and looks to answer questions such as selling organs, euthanasia and whether should we clone people. The series consists of a series of interviews by...

  • Updated 30 May 2012 | 10 open episodes

    An introductory series by Marianne Talbot exploring bioethical theories and their philosophical foundations. These podcasts will explain key moral theories, common moral arguments, and some background logic. This series accompanies Bioethics: An...

  • Updated 09 May 2013 | 4 open episodes

    A series of four lectures given by Timothy Walker to the first year Biology undergraduates as part of the Organisms course. These lectures cover alternation of generations, flowering plants, conservation and the GSPC, and the importance of...

  • Updated 12 Apr 2017 | 9 open episodes

    Border Criminologies brings together academics, practitioners and those who have experienced border control from around the world. Showcasing original research from a range of perspectives, we hope to better understand the effect of border...

  • Updated 10 Jan 2012 | 9 open episodes

    The Oxford Botanic Garden is a national reference collection of 7,000 different types of plant, making it the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the World - there is even more biological diversity here than there is in tropical rain...

  • Updated 18 Oct 2012 | 21 open episodes

    A chemistry tour of the Oxford University Botanic Garden.

  • Updated 10 Feb 2016 | 2 open episodes

    Podcasts from Brasenose College.

  • Updated 19 Apr 2011 | 4 open episodes

    The News International Visiting Professorship of Broadcast Media was established in 1996, as part of a generous benefaction from Rupert Murdoch. It is an annual appointment and the Professor will give at least 4 lectures during the academic year...

  • Updated 22 Dec 2014 | 17 open episodes

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  • Updated 20 Dec 2011 | 7 open episodes

    This podcast series records the 3rd annual Begbroke Transfer conference 'Building a Business: Moving Your Product to the Market' at Begbroke Science Park, University of Oxford. Begbroke Science Park is home to a broad range of...

  • Updated 13 Jun 2017 | 56 open episodes

    An annual conference to explore 'Building Peace' from multidisciplinary perspectives held in Oxford. The 2012 conference was entitled, ‘Disciplines of Peace’. The 2012 conference themes included exploring different aspects of the field...

  • Updated 06 Dec 2017 | 1 open episode

    Kellogg College annual lecture series sponsored by Bynum E. Tudor.

  • Updated 22 Feb 2012 | 2 open episodes

    This series of special events will provide a broad, cross-disciplinary understanding of some of the most critical challenges and opportunities in transformative technologies. Discussants in a panel debate will explore the kinds of technologies...

  • Updated 14 Dec 2016 | 13 open episodes

    Cancer is studied from several angles at NDM, from its epidemiology and potential causes, to its effect on patient lives and outcomes, as well as the basic science underpinning the unregulated cell growth that is the hallmark of the disease. Our...

  • Updated 13 Mar 2013 | 10 open episodes

    The Cantemir Institute (CI) is a recently established centre of research at the Faculty of History, University of Oxford, which focuses on the interdisciplinary study of Central and Eastern Europe in its wider European, Eurasian, Mediterranean,...

  • Updated 10 Dec 2014 | 6 open episodes

    The Nuffield Department of Medicine recognises the challenge of balancing work-life commitments and encourages staff to make use of the range of University services and facilities to support them with this.

  • Updated 24 Aug 2012 | 8 open episodes

    A series of case studies in innovative practice from the Learning Technologies Group at Oxford University.

  • Updated 12 Jan 2010 | 5 open episodes

    The issues surrounding the state censorship of literature in Apartheid era South Africa are discussed in this series between Peter McDonald and other academics at Oxford University. In this series Peter discusses the legal, political and literary...

  • Updated 27 Oct 2014 | 4 open episodes

    The Centre for International Studies (CIS) serves as a focal point for advanced research in International Relations at the University of Oxford. It is located in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

  • Updated 11 Oct 2012 | 3 open episodes

    Podcasts from the Centre of Socio-Legal Studies.

  • Updated 25 Jun 2012 | 7 open episodes

    This series focuses on the work of The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) - an economic research centre within the Department of Economics at Oxford University. These short talks look at specific research topics within the CSAE and...

  • Updated 13 Nov 2017 | 1 open episode

    This series focuses on annual international conference of The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) - an economic research centre within the Department of Economics at Oxford University. Papers presented at the conference address...

  • Updated 13 Mar 2017 | 6 open episodes

    Adam Smyth hosts a series of discussions by Oxford and visiting researchers presenting current research on the material history of the book.

  • Updated 22 Feb 2016 | 111 open episodes

    The mission of COMPAS is to conduct high quality research in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration.
    The mobility of people is now firmly...

  • Updated 08 Dec 2010 | 6 open episodes

    The certification of products is not new. However, the past few years have seen an upsurge in consumer demand for much more information about the provenance, authenticity, and performance of products and services, going well beyond authenticity,...

  • Updated 07 Nov 2013 | 10 open episodes

    This unique mini-series aims to challenge the literary canon by posing the thorny question 'why should we study...?' to experts at the University of Oxford. Beginning with the overarching question 'why should we study the...

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