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  • Updated 10 May 2021 | 3 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    In this 3-part series, Dr Alice Little speaks with folk musicians, researchers and music collectors about English folk music in history, in performance today, and what it means for music to be 'English'.

    In this series you will hear from Becky Price, Rob Harbron, Sam Sweeney, Matt Coatsworth, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, Alan Lamb, Marie Bashiru, Jeremy Barlow, Nicola Beazley,...

  • Updated 07 May 2021 | 121 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    Public Lectures and Seminars from the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. The Oxford Martin School brings together the best minds from different fields to tackle the most pressing issues of the 21st century.

  • Updated 07 May 2021 | 115 episodes | St Antony's College

    The Middle East Centre, founded in 1957 at St Antony’s College is the centre for the interdisciplinary study of the modern Middle East in the University of Oxford. Centre Fellows teach and conduct research in the humanities and social sciences with direct reference to the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey, with particular emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. However, during...

  • Updated 06 May 2021 | 8 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    The Oxford/Berlin Creative Collaborations showcase ideas and research across the arts and humanities. We are drawing on expertise from the University of Oxford and Berlin University of the Arts, to combine established methodologies from the Humanities with new and exciting forms of artistic expression.
    Our encounters between researchers and artists from the Berlin University of the Arts...

  • Updated 06 May 2021 | 1 episode | University Administration and Services (UAS)

    Oxford in Berlin is a German non-profit limited liability company (gGmbH) and a subsidiary company of the University of Oxford, established by the University Council in 2019. It is Oxford’s authorised representative for clinical trials on a pan-European basis. It has two other principal purposes. The first of these is to act as Oxford’s legal presence in Europe, in which role it aims to...

  • Updated 05 May 2021 | 23 episodes | St Cross College

    These brief podcasts open into the intellectual worlds of the diverse Fellowship of St Cross College Oxford, and are for everyone.

  • Updated 05 May 2021 | 21 episodes | Faculty of Law

    Lectures on international law issues by eminent scholars, practitioners and judges of national and international courts. The lecture series is brought to you by the Public International Law Discussion Group, part of the Law Faculty of the University of Oxford, and is supported by the British Branch of the International Law Association and Oxford University Press. Further details of this series...

  • Updated 29 Apr 2021 | 71 episodes | Department of Physics

    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 familiar with physics at about the second-year undergraduate level and are open to all Oxford Alumni. Topics include Quantum Mechanics, Black Holes, Dark...

  • Updated 29 Apr 2021 | 264 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is Oxford University's international research centre in the comparative study of news media.

  • Updated 29 Apr 2021 | 5 episodes | Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine

    Since coming on the market over a decade ago, e-cigarettes have divided opinion. A team of Oxford researchers are searching for new e-cigarette studies every month. In this podcast, Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Nicola Lindson talk about what has been found, and how this changes what we know about e-cigarettes.
    This podcast is made possible through funding from Cancer Research UK....

  • Updated 28 Apr 2021 | 92 episodes | Mathematical Institute

    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 beyond.

  • Updated 28 Apr 2021 | 213 episodes | St Antony's College

    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 predominantly covers South, Southeast and East Asia. The Asian Studies Centre works closely with scholars in the Oriental Institute, the Oxford China Centre,...

  • Updated 20 Apr 2021 | 4 episodes | School of Archaeology

    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 Silk Roads to modern hunter-gathers of Borneo, let experts from the Oxford School of Archaeology take you on a journey to the past, which might just...

  • Updated 19 Apr 2021 | 14 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Fantasy Literature has emerged as one of the most important genres over the past few decades and now enjoys extraordinary levels of popularity. The impact of Tolkien’s Middle-earth works and the serialisation of George Martin’s ‘Game of Thrones’ books has moved these and their contemporaries into mainstream culture. As the popularity grows so does interest in the roots of fantasy, the main...

  • Updated 19 Apr 2021 | 391 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    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 support research that transcends disciplinary and institutional boundaries. Here we feature some of the networks and programmes, as well as recordings...

  • Updated 12 Apr 2021 | 6 episodes | Middle East Centre

    Welcome to Middle East Centre Booktalk – the Oxford podcast on new books about the Middle East. These are some of the books written by members of our community, or the books our community are talking about. Tune in to follow author interviews and book chat. Every episode features a different, recently published book and is hosted by a different Oxford academic.

  • Updated 08 Apr 2021 | 11 episodes | Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

    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-specialist audience. You can watch the videos on the Practical Ethics Channel. Katrien is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for...

  • Updated 31 Mar 2021 | 1 episode | Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

    The CPM is an innovative partnership between the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and St Anne’s College at the University of Oxford. The Centre contributes to facilitating a more individualised approach to healthcare by providing a focus for multidisciplinary collaboration; enhancing the educational experience of students, academics, clinicians and the public; and facilitating new...

  • Updated 31 Mar 2021 | 174 episodes | Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

    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 series is hosted by the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.

  • Updated 31 Mar 2021 | 19 episodes | Faculty of Oriental Studies

    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 and receive feedback from staff and affiliated scholars of the field.
    Additionally, the weekly time slot will also allow visiting scholars to...

  • Updated 29 Mar 2021 | 180 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    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 as 28 other libraries across Oxford including major research libraries and faculty, department and institute libraries. Together, the Libraries hold...

  • Updated 22 Mar 2021 | 8 episodes | University Administration and Services (UAS)

    The University's Equality Policy provides for an inclusive environment which 'promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected to assist them in reaching their full potential'. It also provides that no student or member of staff will be treated less favorable...

  • Updated 19 Mar 2021 | 2 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    Gut Instinct: GI Research Update is a podcast that brings you the latest research in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition direct to your headphones. Hosts Tamsin Cargill and Michael FitzPatrick, gastroenterology doctors and researchers at the University of Oxford, talk you through recent clinical and translational research papers that have caught their eye, with clear explanations,...

  • Updated 18 Mar 2021 | 159 episodes | Centre for Criminology

    Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) is an inter-disciplinary network of more than 100 Oxford staff and students working broadly on issues of transition in societies recovering from mass conflict and/or repressive rule. OTJR is dedicated to producing high-quality scholarship that connects intimately to practical and policy questions in transitional justice, focusing on the following...

  • Updated 18 Mar 2021 | 86 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    The broad aim of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine is to develop, teach and promote evidence-based health care and provide support and resources to doctors and health care professionals to help maintain the highest standards of medicine.

    Many of the talks are taken from the Oxford Evidence-Based Health Care Programme and delivered by members of the Nuffield Department of Primary...

  • Updated 17 Mar 2021 | 17 episodes | Department of Statistics

    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), Oxford's Mathematical Sciences submission was ranked overall best in the UK.
    This is an exciting time for the Department. We have now moved...

  • Updated 12 Mar 2021 | 94 episodes | Centre for African Studies

    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 School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, acts as a focal point for graduate level work and faculty research on Africa. Alongside the vibrant...

  • Updated 10 Mar 2021 | 7 episodes | Worcester College

    We've been delighted by the recent number of Worcester Old Members who have been publishing books on a huge range of subjects, and so we thought you might like to hear a bit more from some of Worcester's writers - about their inspiration, their writing processes, and any memories of Worcester that have helped them in their literary careers. These episodes are the first in our new...

  • Updated 09 Mar 2021 | 162 episodes | Middle East Centre

    Running weekly during Term time, the Israel Studies Seminar is the primary setting for public discussions on a wide spectrum of issues relating to Israeli society, history, politics and culture in the University of Oxford. With an international list of speakers, it has been attracting much attention and a growing audience participation. The seminar is convened by Prof. Yaacov Yadgar, the...

  • Updated 02 Mar 2021 | 14 episodes | Bodleian Library

    An examination of women's contribution to the University of Oxford, to mark the centenary of women's graduation.

    ‘Must it be a man?’ wrote Charles Herford to James Murray when the latter was seeking an assistant to work on his Oxford English Dictionary. The expectation in 1906, when the letter was written, was that such positions would ‘naturally’ fall to men, and this...

  • Updated 01 Mar 2021 | 130 episodes | Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

    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. It is an integral part of the philosophy faculty of Oxford University, one of the great centres of academic excellence in philosophical ethics.

  • Updated 01 Mar 2021 | 3 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Professor of Poetry Alice Oswald gives her lectures on poetry, language, literature, beauty and life every term.

    The Professor of Poetry lectures were conceived in 1708 by Berkshire landowner Henry Birkhead and began after he bequeathed some money so it could be a valuable supplement to the curriculum. He believed ‘the reading of the ancient poets gave keenness and polish to the minds...

  • Updated 22 Feb 2021 | 9 episodes | Middle East Centre

    Almanac is a student-run initiative at the University of Oxford. Every two weeks, a number of students sit down for an in-depth discussion about the region which has made history for thousands of years and continues to make headlines today.

  • Updated 18 Feb 2021 | 10 episodes | The Queen's College

    The Queen’s Access Podcast is made by and features current undergraduates, and is aimed at anyone who is thinking about applying to Oxford or would like to find out more about student life here – from tutorial teaching and welfare to sports and social life!

  • Updated 12 Feb 2021 | 23 episodes | Faculty of Classics

    Recordings of the lectures and in-conversation events with acclaimed actors, directors, playwrights, and academics, on modern and historic performances inspired by ancient Greek and Roman texts - hosted by the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama. For upcoming public events please visit the APGRD website.

  • Updated 08 Feb 2021 | 20 episodes | Department of Plant Sciences

    In this fun and informative series Dr Lindsay Turnbull, Associate Professor and Fellow of The Queen’s College, Oxford University, looks at the biology of the back garden. This series is recorded hot off the press in a normal garden in England beginning in March 2020 and would be of interest to anyone from age 5+. The series is particularly useful for children missing school who would like to...

  • Updated 18 Jan 2021 | 27 episodes |

    Get the most out of life as a student in Oxford. A series of short talks and presentations aimed at students of the University.

  • Updated 18 Jan 2021 | 21 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    This Conference was organised by an ad hoc multidisciplinary group in Oxford University, which had begun in 2006 to discuss how to network and raise the profile of the research already being done in Oxford on peace, peacemaking, peacebuilding and peacekeeping. The title ‘The Serious Study of Peace’ underlines that peace was no longer seen merely as a fringe interest but was beginning to take...

  • Updated 17 Jan 2021 | 7 episodes | Faculty of Classics

    A podcast by the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama. In each episode, the APGRD invites academics and/or creative practitioners (directors, playwrights, actors, choreographers etc.) to talk to us about their research, archival discoveries, and creative practices. We often begin with an object from our archive to start a wider conversation. The podcast runs during the university...

  • Updated 15 Jan 2021 | 3 episodes | Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages

    Welcome to In The Footsteps of Marie-Antoinette, presented by Catriona Seth, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature at the University of Oxford. In collaboration with the Wallace Collection in London, Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, the Conciergerie and Chantal Thomas, author of Les Adeiux a La Reine, in Paris, Catriona Seth explores the life of Marie-Antoinette - her childhood at the...

  • Updated 14 Jan 2021 | 8 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy
  • Updated 14 Jan 2021 | 34 episodes | Oxford University Development Office

    Welcome to Futuremakers from the University of Oxford, where our academics debate key issues for the future of society.

    Season Three: The History of Pandemics (Starting 01 Dec 2020) - Returning for its third series, the University of Oxford's Futuremakers podcast follows host, Professor Peter Millican, as he talks to researchers from around the world about some of the devastating...

  • Updated 17 Dec 2020 | 7 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    The series War and Representation features interviews with leading humanities scholars of war. In each episode a researcher presents recently published work or ongoing research projects for a broad audience. This series is hosted by the Faculty of English Language and Literature.

  • Updated 07 Dec 2020 | 24 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Over the last decade, concerns about the power and danger of Artificial Intelligence have moved from the fantasy of “Terminator” to reality, and anxieties about killer robots have been joined by many others that are more immediate. Robotic systems threaten a massive disruption of employment and transport, while algorithms fuelled by machine learning on (potentially biased) “big data”...

  • Updated 01 Dec 2020 | 8 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Thinking about applying for Modern Languages at university? Listen in on our conversations with Spanish tutors at Oxford to find out what's so fascinating about the literature they teach, why they love teaching it, and why they think you might love it too.

  • Updated 30 Nov 2020 | 9 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    Better narratives for a better future.

    An interactive podcast featuring interviews with leading authors and editors in the speculative genre and writing prompts designed to support the imagination of better futures.

    Narrative Futures is the capstone podcast project of the Futures Thinking network at TORCH. Devised, recorded and edited by Chelsea Haith, the Narrative Futures...

  • Updated 24 Nov 2020 | 11 episodes | Department of Zoology

    Welcome to Good Natured, a Conservation Optimism podcast, where you can join us for uplifting chats that shine a light on conservation challenges. In each episode, we interview an inspiring conservationist. Our guests come from a variety of backgrounds – artists, scientists, business owners, and activists – and engage with conservation in a variety of ways. We talk about their challenges and...

  • Updated 24 Nov 2020 | 4 episodes | Department of Experimental Psychology

    Podcasts from the Department of Experimental Psychology. Psychology at Oxford is taught as a scientific discipline, involving substantial amounts of practical work and experimentation at undergraduate level as well as a strong philosophical component. Courses include Cognitive Neuroscience, Behavioural Neuroscience, Perception, Memory, Attention and Information Processing, Language and...

  • Updated 17 Nov 2020 | 30 episodes | Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

    The annual public Uehiro Lecture Series captures the ethos of the Uehiro Centre, which is to bring the best scholarship in analytic philosophy to bear on the most significant problems of our time, and to make progress in the analysis and resolution of these issues to the highest academic standard, in a manner that is also accessible to the general public. Philosophy should not only create...

  • Updated 17 Nov 2020 | 10 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    Let Us Now Praise Famous Women was an online conference held 24th October 2020, exploring the critical work of women writing about, collecting, and curating photography by women. Key questions include how women’s voices are heard in the history and criticism of photography, the influence of the feminist movement on women photographers’ careers, and the role of museums in shaping the legacies...

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