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  • 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 30 Mar 2017 | 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 14 Jun 2016 | 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 04 Jul 2017 | 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 08 Jun 2017 | 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 10 May 2017 | 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 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.

  • Updated 18 Jul 2017 | 41 open episodes

    The University of Oxford is home to an impressive range and depth of research activities in the Humanities. TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities is a major new initiative that seeks to build on this heritage and to stimulate and...

  • Updated 17 May 2017 | 18 open episodes

    Tower Poetry is an organization based at Christ Church, University of Oxford, which offers opportunities and resources for young British poets.

    Tower Poetry exists to encourage and challenge everyone who reads or writes poetry. Established...

  • Updated 08 Feb 2017 | 12 open episodes

    Translational and Clinical Medicine is the ongoing effort to bring basic science from the bench to the patient, as well as to elucidate safety and effectiveness of the medicines on which we depend. The NDM podcasts on translational and clinical...

  • Updated 12 Apr 2017 | 128 open episodes

    Research in Medicine needs to ultimately translate into better treatment of patients. Researchers at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, collaborate to develop better care and improved preventive measures. Findings in the...

  • Updated 01 Apr 2016 | 31 open episodes

    These online audio resources consist of lectures, seminars and interviews from the Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford.

  • Updated 18 May 2017 | 1 open episode

    A new podcast series from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford, presenting conversations with individuals interested in improving healthcare through the use of better evidence.

  • Updated 05 Jul 2017 | 69 open episodes

    A selection of seminars and special lectures on wide-ranging topics relating to practical ethics. The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics was established in 2002 with the support of the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education of Japan....

  • Updated 08 Apr 2010 | 7 open episodes

    Training videos the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) which helps organisations to adapt to inevitable climate change. While it's essential to reduce future greenhouse gas emissions, the effects of past emissions will continue to be felt...

  • Updated 22 Jul 2013 | 8 open episodes

    In this series of lectures, various presenters outline key energy issues. All presentations were part of events organised by the UK Energy Research Centre's conference team, the Meeting Place. The Meeting Place brings together diverse people...

  • Updated 21 Dec 2012 | 10 open episodes

    Uncertainty is part and parcel of scientific information and the various disciplines (e.g., medical, management and social and environmental sciences) have developed vocabularies and scientific means of communicating that uncertainty. In addition...

  • Updated 04 Jul 2016 | 3 open episodes

    ‘What is the unconscious? Where is it? How does it affect our conscious experiences? The Unconscious Memory Network is a new forum where humanists and neuroscientists can discuss and exchange their research findings on diverse aspects of the...

  • Updated 04 Mar 2013 | 1 open episode

    You've heard the rumours, you've heard the gossip. Now find out for yourself what the University of Oxford is all about. Be a fly on the wall when Mike Nicholson, Oxford's Director of Undergraduate Admissions, chats with students...

  • Updated 21 May 2015 | 5 open episodes

    Short talks on Alzheimer's, Dementia, current treatments and latest research, recorded at the Academic Centre, JR Hospital, Oxford

  • Updated 28 Feb 2017 | 48 open episodes

    The Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) is an interdisciplinary research unit based at the University of Oxford, dedicated to understanding the complex and interwoven causes of obesity in populations across the world. This seminar...

  • Updated 02 Jun 2017 | 8 open episodes

    Podcasts from University College

  • Updated 07 Jan 2010 | 3 open episodes

    Podcast series with Rosemary Foot, Professor of International Relations and Swire Senior Research Fellow at St Antony's College. Professor Foot talks about the relationship between America and China, the two most powerful nations in the...

  • Updated 18 Feb 2010 | 4 open episodes

    Podcasts from the University of Oxford's vaccination research programmes, looking at innovative ways to vaccinate people against the world's most dangerous diseases

  • Updated 19 Oct 2015 | 4 open episodes

    In this four-part podcast series Dr Sean Elias and colleagues introduce and explore the work of the University of Oxford Jenner Institute in the development of new, innovative vaccines.

  • Updated 02 Jun 2017 | 4 open episodes

    The Voltaire Foundation is a world leader for eighteenth-century scholarship, publishing the definitive edition of the Complete Works of Voltaire (Œuvres complètes de Voltaire), as well as Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (...

  • Updated 02 Mar 2012 | 1 open episode

    400 years after its foundation, Wadham College enjoys a reputation for academic excellence within an informal and progressive community.

    Over the centuries, the College has nurtured enquiring minds in numerous fields. Amongst them are Sir...

  • Updated 03 Dec 2012 | 8 open episodes

    A one-day conference held at Ertegun House, Oxford on Saturday 10th November 2012.

  • Updated 31 May 2012 | 63 open episodes

    Presentations given at Oxford's International Conference on Water Security, Risk and Society, April 16-18th 2012. The event convened many of the world's leading thinkers from science, policy and enterprise to understand the status of...

  • Updated 02 Dec 2013 | 1 open episode

    Seminar series focusing on water security, from flooding to droughts to climate change with perspectives from business, government and scientists

  • Updated 06 May 2015 | 3 open episodes

    Annual Weatherall lecture series, named in honour of Sir David Weatherall, Physician and Medical researcher focussing on molecular genetics, haematology, pathology and clinical medicine.

  • Updated 01 Apr 2014 | 1 open episode

    Podcasts from the Institute of Strategic Dialogue

  • Updated 14 Jul 2016 | 6 open episodes

    In the first decades of the 21st century, researchers are beginning to understand in detail how our genetic inheritance makes us who we are. At the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, our aim is to extend that understanding in order to gain...

  • Updated 01 Mar 2010 | 4 open episodes

    Tragedy has been around for over 2500 years, from its earliest manifestations in the huge open-air gathering-places of Athens and other Greek city-states, to the theatres of Renaissance England, Spain and France, right through to the twentieth...

  • Updated 27 Jul 2010 | 4 open episodes

    In four short dialogues, Oliver Taplin, Emeritus Professor in the Oxford University Classics Department and Lorna Hardwick, Professor of Classical Studies and Director of the Classical Receptions in Late Twentieth Century Drama and Poetry in...

  • Updated 28 Feb 2017 | 33 open episodes

    Wolfson is the largest graduate college in Oxford. Our diverse student body has a wide spread of disciplines and nationalities. The College is both traditional and unconventional, forward thinking and friendly.

  • Updated 10 Dec 2014 | 5 open episodes

    Successful female scientists share their stories and speak candidly about their career in medical sciences and life experiences. The series of lectures is open to men and women at all stages of their career and covers the pressing issues facing...

  • Updated 01 Aug 2016 | 4 open episodes

    The Women in Science series provides talks from the support network OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology) which aims to promote and encourage women in their scientific careers. The series provides information and...

  • Updated 28 Jun 2016 | 9 open episodes

    The 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses is fast approaching. The University of Oxford has begun preparations to mark this key event in European history, some of which are centred on the Taylor Institution’s collection of Lutheran...

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