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  • Updated 07 Jun 2013 | 13 open episodes

    Staging Shakespeare is series of video commentaries on performing and directing Shakespeare including extracts of two plays- 'The Tempest' and 'Two Gentlemen of Verona'. An English teacher also explains how she uses IT...

  • Updated 05 Apr 2019 | 9 open episodes

    Find out more about our night sky, from new planets to far-off galaxies and the vastness of the Universe. A series of short talks and presentations for the general public from leading astronomy researchers at the Oxford University Physics...

  • Updated 09 Aug 2013 | 33 open episodes

    Many states fail in their responsibilities to their citizens but those states which are fragile, failed or weak are particularly liable to render their citizens vulnerable. This latest issue of FMR includes 24 articles on fragile states and...

  • Updated 30 Jun 2016 | 4 open episodes

    Find out more about the range of programmes we run within the Department for Continuing Education. From creative writing to archaeology to political theory, there is something for everyone at Continuing Education.

  • Updated 08 Nov 2019 | 10 open episodes

    A series of talks from the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS), which took place in Oxford, 2019. The full programme, downloadable slides & data, and more details about the institute can be found at...

  • Updated 11 Feb 2020 | 39 open episodes

    The Surgical Grand Rounds, hosted by the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, are the key educational meetings for consultants, juniors and medical students. Presentations revolve around clinical cases and are followed by lively, educational...

  • Updated 20 Oct 2015 | 2 open episodes

    Podcasts relating to sustainable travel presented by guest speakers and lecturers at the University of Oxford.

  • Updated 12 Jul 2019 | 2 open episodes

    Follow the development of the TORCH-Ashmolean research project Talking Sense in these podcasts, hosted and produced by two participants of the project: Jonathan Lawrence and Christy Callaway-Gale

  • Updated 05 Mar 2014 | 5 open episodes

    The Technology and Management for Development Centre (TMCD) aims to promote interdisciplinary research into the development of technology and management in the developing world as well as address some of the most important issues related to...

  • Updated 12 Sep 2018 | 4 open episodes

    This series, presented by Emily Troscianko, aims to crystallise, communicate, and expand our understanding of how texts and health interact. Health includes everything we tend to split into 'physical' and 'mental'. Texts...

  • Updated 25 Jul 2017 | 3 open episodes

    The art of ancient Greece and Rome, and its collection and reception since antiquity, the Beazley archive (established in 1956 by Sir John Beazley) studies the antiquities of ancient Greece and Rome, within the Faculty of Classics at the...

  • Updated 29 Apr 2020 | 50 open episodes

    The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford is the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. It includes the principal University library - the Bodleian Library - which has been a legal deposit library for 400 years; as well...

  • Updated 17 Oct 2019 | 2 open episodes

    The Chair of Contemporary Theatre, founded through a grant from the Mackintosh Foundation at St Catherine's College, aims to promote interest in, and the study and practice of, contemporary theatre. The Visiting Professorship has previously...

  • Updated 15 Mar 2010 | 8 open episodes

    A podcast series about the credit crunch and global recession featuring Oxford academics. This series will examine how the current crisis developed, analyse market and government responses to it, and look at what might happen next.

  • Updated 01 Jun 2020 | 1 open episode

    This annual lecture series celebrates the achievements of disabled people. The University is committed to establishing an inclusive environment, and we hope that this lecture series will be inspiring and empowering for everyone, particularly for...

  • Updated 16 Apr 2010 | 4 open episodes

    Dr Xiaoxin Wu from the University of San Francisco, delivers the 2010 Martin D'Arcy Memorial lectures to mark the 400th anniversary of Father Matteo Ricci's death, the missionary responsible for introducing Christianity into China. The...

  • Updated 25 May 2012 | 19 open episodes

    An international conference marking the first anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution through an interdisciplinary gathering, held at the Department of Politics and International Relations. Conference panels ranged over the causes, characteristics...

  • Updated 24 Mar 2011 | 9 open episodes

    Stephen Farthing R.A. presents eight practical drawing classes using John Ruskin’s teaching collections to explain the basic principles of drawing. This series accompanies 'The Elements of Drawing', a searchable and browsable online...

  • Updated 07 Jan 2015 | 4 open episodes

    The Many-Worlds Interpretation (MWI) of quantum mechanics holds that quantum theory - our best current theory of physics - is correctly understood as claiming that there are many worlds that exist in parallel to our own and which branch...

  • Updated 12 Mar 2018 | 2 open episodes

    The visiting professor of Creative Media, Stig Abell delivers a series of lectures about the current trends in reporting media.

  • Updated 04 Apr 2014 | 5 open episodes

    The theory of politics is sometimes seen as abstract, ivory-tower thinking, detached from reality. But the challenges that face Britain today—constitutional reform, possible secession by Scotland, our relation to the authorities in Brussels and...

  • Updated 12 Oct 2016 | 6 open episodes

    In this history lecture series Professor Stephen Gunn look at the effects of war on the people of England in the 1500s. This lecture series was recorded in Hilary Term 2015 and is part of the annual James Ford Lectures in British History series...

  • Updated 20 Oct 2017 | 9 open episodes

    The Future of Science Symposium, hosted by the Dunn School Graduate Student Association, invites you to explore how the scientific world will change over the next ten years. The symposium coincides with the 90th anniversary of the opening of the...

  • Updated 13 Mar 2017 | 2 open episodes

    The Lecture commemorates Philip Geddes, who studied at St Edmund Hall and was a journalist of considerable promise. After graduating he joined the staff of the London Evening Standard, then moved to the staff of the Daily Express. In December...

  • Updated 21 May 2020 | 1 open episode

    The Global Thinkers Project, Oxford was launched in 2017 with the aim of reviving silenced voices in the discipline of International Relations (IR). It explores the internationalist thought of individuals who have made significant contributions...

  • Updated 20 May 2010 | 5 open episodes

    Richard Dawkins' book The God Delusion has been a run away best seller. It has stimulated global debate, not always very charitable, about whether Dawkins is right to say that it is probably the case that God does not exist. During this...

  • Updated 30 Nov 2018 | 3 open episodes

    The Isaiah Berlin Lecture (Annual lecture in the History of Ideas) is held at Wolfson College, Oxford.

  • Updated 25 Jul 2011 | 4 open episodes

    Manifold greatness: Oxford Celebrations of the King James Bible 1611-2011. Lecture series held in Corpus Christi College to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the first publication of the King James Bible.

  • Updated 09 Apr 2013 | 1 open episode
  • Updated 08 Jul 2015 | 6 open episodes

    The extraordinary career of Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) forged intersections between political action, visionary leadership, creative achievement, and romantic self-invention. As a best-selling novelist, flamboyant dandy, notable wit, ethnic...

  • Updated 06 Jul 2011 | 1 open episode

    This annual lecture, sponsored by the Medtronic Foundation, is given by an internationally-renowned scholar in the field of Biomedical Engineering. In addition to giving the lecture, the lecturer spends a week in Oxford interacting with students...

  • Updated 09 Jun 2016 | 6 open episodes

    We have causal theories of reference, perception, knowledge, content and numerous other things. If it were to turn out that causation doesn’t exist, we would be in serious trouble! Causation is so important in fact that it has been said that: “...

  • Updated 06 Dec 2011 | 10 open episodes

    We live in a world filled with material wealth, live longer and healthier lives, and yet anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and depression have never been more common. What are the driving forces behind these interlinked global epidemics?

    In...

  • Updated 28 Mar 2018 | 2 open episodes

    The Merton College Physics Lecture (the Ockham, or Occam, Lecture, so named in honour of one of the greatest alumni of the College and of his philosophical principle of intellectual discipline) started in 2009 and is held once a term. It is...

  • Updated 08 Jan 2018 | 9 open episodes

    A series of talks, workshops and conference highlights hosted by the OCLW based at Wolfson College. Life-writing encompasses everything from the complete life to the day-in-the-life, from the fictional to the factional. It embraces the lives of...

  • Updated 14 Apr 2010 | 1 open episode

    On February 12th and 13th, Oxford University hosted the OCF 2010; the UK's first student conference to respond to the disappointing outcomes of Copenhagen. One hundred student leaders gathered to produce a plan of action to place students...

  • Updated 10 Sep 2014 | 21 open episodes

    This lecture series constitutes a first undergraduate course in solid state physics delivered in an engaging and entertaining manner by Professor Steven H. Simon of Oxford University. Standard topics such as crystal structure, reciprocal space,...

  • Updated 03 Aug 2016 | 1 open episode

    Dr Dennis Duncan looks at literary paratexts - the parts of a book that aren't the main text: indexes, prefaces, footnotes, errata lists...

  • Updated 27 May 2020 | 6 open episodes

    A series of talks and lectures from Oxford Mathematicians exploring the power and beauty of their subject. These talks would appeal to anyone interested in mathematics and its ever-growing range of applications from medicine to economics and...

  • Updated 05 Jan 2012 | 7 open episodes

    The State of the State lecture series focuses on the transformation of the modern state, with an emphasis on Western Europe and European integration, from a multidisciplinary perspective. The lecture series took place at the University of Oxford...

  • Updated 02 Dec 2014 | 21 open episodes

    The 6.45 million displaced people inside Syria make this the largest IDP crisis in the world, with possibly also the largest number of people who are ‘trapped’. In addition, the number of refugees from Syria continues to increase. The...

  • Updated 02 May 2019 | 1 open episode

    The Tanner Lectures on Human Values is a multiversity lecture series in the humanities, founded on July 1, 1978, at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, by the American scholar Obert Clark Tanner. In founding the lecture, he defined their purpose as...

  • Updated 08 May 2013 | 40 open episodes

    The 32 articles and short pieces in the feature theme section of FMR 38 look at the effects of changes in technology – particularly in communications technology – on displaced people and those who work with them. FMR 38 also includes eight...

  • Updated 19 Jul 2010 | 8 open episodes

    Podcasts from the workshop on the theory and practice of Immigration Detention Centres in both the UK and the rest of the world. This series of lectures look at the legal and political frameworks as well as the social impact of Immigration...

  • Updated 13 May 2013 | 6 open episodes

    This series of 6 lectures is intended for graduates and undergraduates interested in the challenge of how we best defend the work of the humanities in today's political and economic climates. The lectures offer a critical taxonomy of the...

  • Updated 22 May 2013 | 2 open episodes

    Theology is one of the oldest faculties in this ancient University. One of the first courses of lectures given at Oxford was in Theology, over 800 years ago. Alexander Neckham, from St Albans, is recorded as giving biblical and moral lectures as...

  • Updated 22 Mar 2020 | 6 open episodes

    Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics host a morning of Theoretical Physics roughly three times a year on a Saturday morning. The mornings consist of three talks pitched to explain an area of our research to an audience...

  • Updated 01 Jun 2020 | 5 open episodes

    Thinking Out Loud provides audio-podcasts based on a series of videos produced by Katrien Devolder in which she talks to leading philosophers from around the world on topics related to practical ethics. The podcast and videos are meant for a non-...

  • Updated 27 May 2020 | 2 open episodes

    The Tibetan Graduates Studies Seminar (TGSS) is a weekly series of colloquia and guest lectures at the Oriental Institute.
    The intended purpose of the TGSS is to give MPhil and DPhil candidates a platform to present their work-in-progress...

  • Updated 16 Nov 2015 | 1 open episode

    Podcasts that explore the relationship between J.R.R. Tolkien and Oxford University, where he both studied and worked.

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