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  • Updated 16 Feb 2018 | 7 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 05 Oct 2021 | 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...

  • Updated 16 Apr 2020 | 45 open episodes

    The Changing Character of War Centre (CCW) is an Interdisciplinary research centre for the study of current armed conflict. We are part of the University of Oxford, based at Pembroke College and the Department of Politics and International...

  • Updated 10 Jun 2015 | 5 open episodes

    Chemistry has a central, irreplaceable role to play in solving global energy challenges. From turning carbon dioxide into fuel, to producing new materials for the storage of hydrogen, research at Oxford Chemistry is securing our future.   To find...

  • Updated 19 Sep 2017 | 1 open episode

    Full length features recorded from live lectures that delve deeply into the research happening in the Department of Chemistry. From the sequence of our genomes to the heat in our food, the research featured here is already impacting our daily...

  • Updated 23 Jul 2012 | 1 open episode

    Podcasts from the Oxford Study of Children's Communications Impairments particularly focusing on Professor Dorothy Bishop's research. The primary aim of it is to increase our understanding of why some children have specific language...

  • Updated 10 Nov 2011 | 4 open episodes

    Podcasts from Christ Church, Oxford including events and symposiums such as the Gorbachev Lectures on Press Freedom

  • Updated 15 Dec 2015 | 10 open episodes

    Join the hundreds of school children from around the country taking part in the annual Oxford University Christmas Science Lectures, where world renowned scientists aim to entertain and inspire the next generation with their (often explosive)...

  • Updated 23 Dec 2010 | 3 open episodes

    ePub editions of popular Christmas tales, with seasonal greetings and best wishes from Oxford University.

  • Updated 18 Jun 2015 | 48 open episodes

    In light of the projected increase in the frequency and intensity of disasters associated with climate change, the number of people displaced in the context of disasters will inevitably rise. Existing national, regional and international legal...

  • Updated 05 Sep 2016 | 2 open episodes

    The Combined Medical-Surgical Grand Rounds, hosted by the Radcliffe Department of Medicine and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, are the key educational meetings for consultants, juniors and medical students. Presentations revolve...

  • Updated 12 Mar 2012 | 8 open episodes

    The Workshop in Comparative Methods took place at the Oxford Institute of Social Policy on 12-14 January 2012; it provided an overview of and introduction into various comparative methods. The workshop presentations were based on the research...

  • Updated 05 Mar 2010 | 5 open episodes

    Many of the systemic risks that we will need to address in the 21st century depend crucially on the often unanticipated consequences of interactions within and between different types of systems. The emerging, interdisciplinary field of complex...

  • Updated 12 May 2021 | 4 open episodes

    This series is host to episodes created by the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, one of the longest-established Computer Science departments in the country.

    The series reflects this department's world-class...

  • Updated 19 Nov 2015 | 9 open episodes

    The Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference aims to raise public awareness and develop understanding of the issues surrounding the protecting of cultural heritage at risk from armed conflict. Focussing on the Middle East, the area currently...

  • Updated 29 Aug 2020 | 1 open episode

    Welcome to CortexCast, the podcast that provides in-depth interviews with world leading Neuroscientists. Through conversations that are accessible to anyone with an interest in science, we explore cutting edge techniques, challenges in the field...

  • Updated 15 May 2012 | 1 open episode

    Crime Fiction is a continuingly popular genre that has never been more highly esteemed than now. This day school offers two overviews - of detective fiction in general and of Oxford crime fiction in particular - as well as offering the...

  • Updated 10 Feb 2020 | 23 open episodes

    This series is host to episodes created by the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford which is part of the Faculty of Law, within the Social Sciences Division. The series reflects this department's world-leading research and...

  • Updated 07 Apr 2014 | 42 open episodes

    Many people who are displaced, or become ‘trapped’, in the context of diverse humanitarian crises do not fit well within existing legal, policy and operational frameworks for the protection of refugees and IDPs. This raises questions about...

  • Updated 16 Apr 2012 | 7 open episodes

    Are you confident you can reason clearly? Are you able to convince others of your point of view? Are you able to give plausible reasons for believing what you believe? Do you sometimes read arguments in the newspapers, hear them on the television...

  • Updated 20 Mar 2014 | 7 open episodes

    This series of podcasts by Marianne Talbot will equip you with everything you need to improve your reasoning skills. You will learn to recognize arguments and distinguish them from other sets of sentences, analyse them logic-book style into...

  • Updated 10 May 2010 | 7 open episodes

    The Bodleian Library's winter 2009/10 exhibition tells the story of how together Jews, Christians and Muslims have contributed to the development of the book. Crossing Borders: Hebrew Manuscripts as a Meeting-place of Cultures draws on the...

  • Updated 07 Oct 2014 | 2 open episodes

    This is a series of medical research talks from the Nuffield Department of Medicine.

  • Updated 08 Aug 2013 | 18 open episodes

    The Cutlural Connections course was a 5-day workshop as part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013 (http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/). Cultural Connections offered...

  • Updated 12 Mar 2013 | 38 open episodes

    Series of podcasts examining what we mean by 'Cultural Heritage', how the idea of it is transformed by society and indeed transforms society around it and Oxford's contribution to Cultural Heritage

  • Updated 19 Mar 2012 | 7 open episodes

    Lecture Series looking at D.H. Lawrence, author of Women in Love, Sons and Lovers and Lady Chatterley's Lover. These lectures focus on specific aspects of Lawrence's writing; from his use of humour to his views on Christianity.

  • Updated 21 May 2020 | 10 open episodes

    A series of 8 lectures on David Hume’s philosophy, delivered to Oxford University undergraduates in Michaelmas term 2018. The lectures focus mainly on Book 1 of his 1739 Treatise of Human Nature, with reference to other works where appropriate....

  • Updated 23 Oct 2019 | 1 open episode

    David Nicholls was one of the most distinguished priest-scholars in the Church of England’s recent history. In his early years of ministry he was part of a dynamic movement of student chaplaincy which gathered around the charismatic figure of...

  • Updated 16 Dec 2015 | 1 open episode

    A series of bite-size talks by Oxford academics exploring the theme of death at the Ashmolean Museum's Halloween DEADFriday event, in collaboration with The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).

  • Updated 26 Oct 2012 | 11 open episodes

    The study of populations and demographics is explained in detail in this introductory series by Professor David Coleman, Professor of Demography. Using statistics gathered from censuses, parish records and other sources, Professor Coleman looks...

  • Updated 19 Dec 2012 | 7 open episodes

    The Department welcomed members of the public by the hundreds to this year's Open Day, 14 November. Guests attended 33 events - short lectures, workshops, informational sessions and walking tours - all free of charge. Here is a small...

  • Updated 07 Oct 2013 | 11 open episodes

    The Department welcomed members of the public by the hundreds to this year's Open Day, 26 September. Guests attended 40 events - short lectures, workshops, informational sessions and walking tours - all free of charge. Here is a selection of...

  • Updated 05 Dec 2012 | 1 open episode

    A collection of guest lectures delivered at the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education.

  • Updated 07 Mar 2017 | 1 open episode

    Podcasts from the University of Oxford Department of Computer Science, one of the longest-established Computer Science departments in the country. Formerly known as the Oxford University Computing Laboratory, it is home to a community of world-...

  • Updated 25 Feb 2020 | 22 open episodes

    Public seminars from the Department of Education.
    Oxford has been making a major contribution to the field of education for over 100 years and today this Department has a world class reputation for research, for teacher education and for...

  • Updated 09 Jul 2019 | 11 open episodes

    A range of lectures and talks from the Department of Engineering at the University of Oxford, the only unified department in the UK which offers accredited courses in all the major branches of engineering.

  • Updated 28 May 2014 | 3 open episodes

    The Department has been producing graduates in the fields of Metallurgy and Materials Science since the mid 1950s. During this time the department has grown into a world-class institution for the training of materials scientists and engineers and...

  • Updated 12 Aug 2015 | 6 open episodes

    In the academic year 2013-14, the department celebrated the centenary of its establishment as Barnett House in 1914. Initially independent from the University, Barnett House moved into a closer relationship with the University and eventually...

  • Updated 16 Jan 2019 | 13 open episodes

    The department hosts a range of conferences, lectures, workshops and other events, some of which are featured on this page, including our graduate research students’ conference which provides students with an opportunity to present their research...

  • Updated 04 Jun 2015 | 31 open episodes

    Podcasts from The Department of Sociology. Sociology in Oxford is concerned with real-world issues with policy relevance, such as social inequality, organised crime, the social basis of political conflict and mobilization, and changes in family...

  • Updated 29 Jul 2021 | 1 open episode

    The Department of Statistics at Oxford is a world leader in research including computational statistics and statistical methodology, applied probability, bioinformatics and mathematical genetics. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF),...

  • Updated 05 Dec 2014 | 30 open episodes

    2014 was a year of commemoration for the wars and unrest of the twentieth century: the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War; the anniversaries of 1944, final year of the Second World War and the opening battles of the Vietnam War in...

  • Updated 04 Oct 2013 | 40 open episodes

    Asylum seekers and refugees – men, women and even children – are increasingly detained and interned around the world, as are numbers of other migrants. Sometimes detained indefinitely and often in appalling conditions, they may suffer not only...

  • Updated 17 Jul 2012 | 6 open episodes

    Obesity and diabetes are increasingly a burden in modern populations, and whilst the contributions of our lifestyles are well-known, other aspects of the conditions are less clear. Our podcasts on diabetes and obesity highlight the work of our...

  • Updated 14 May 2021 | 2 open episodes

    Researchers studying archaeological remains from across the whole range of the human past discus the sometimes surprising meanings they have found while digging through what we have left behind. From recycling Romans to voyaging Vikings, twisting...

  • Updated 07 Jul 2017 | 17 open episodes

    The Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School is the University of Oxford's annual training event for the Digital Humanities. Each delegate follows a week-long workshop and supplements this with additional parallel lectures, which have been...

  • Updated 07 Apr 2017 | 6 open episodes

    Looking at the history and politics of diplomacy at the Ottoman Court in Istanbul (Constantinople) during the 15th, 16th and 17th Centuries.

  • Updated 12 Dec 2017 | 36 open episodes

    It is not common practice to include people with disabilities among those who are considered as particularly vulnerable in disasters and displacement and who therefore require targeted response – yet statistics tell us that up to 10% of all...

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