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  • Updated 25 Oct 2016 | 92 episodes | Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)

    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 21 Oct 2016 | 18 episodes | Department of Physics

    The interdisciplinary workshop brings together experts in quantum science, as e.g. quantum information theory, quantum chemistry, solid state physics and mathematical physics. The aim is to explore from a conceptual viewpoint the influence of the fermionic exchange symmetry and its consequences for the reduced 1-and 2-fermion picture. In particular, a better understanding should be developed...

  • Updated 21 Oct 2016 | 137 episodes | Humanities Division

    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 21 Oct 2016 | 2 episodes | Faculty of History

    The centenary of the First World War demands innovative and inspiring research. Based in Oxford, Globalising and Localising the Great War (GLGW) is a centre for interdisciplinary research on the conflict committed to producing such scholarship.
    This podcast series contains excerpts from GLGW’s second Graduate Conference, held in March 2016. Focused on ‘Stories, Spaces and Societies’, the...

  • Updated 21 Oct 2016 | 8 episodes | Magdalen College

    A weekly 45-minute podcast in which a panel of Oxford students and young researchers join host Aled Walker, himself a second year PhD student, to discuss their academic and intellectual passions. Each week we will have a different theme, ranging from Marxism to Medieval Song, Cicero to Sondheim - a tribute to the astonishing diversity of thought which takes place in Oxford.

  • Updated 19 Oct 2016 | 35 episodes | St Anne's College

    The discipline of Comparative Literature is changing. Its Eurocentric heritage has been challenged by various formulations of ‘world literature’, while new media and new forms of artistic production are bringing urgency to comparative thinking across literature, film, the visual arts and music. The resulting questions of method are both intellectually compelling and central to the future of...

  • Updated 19 Oct 2016 | 26 episodes | Rothermere American Institute

    Podcasts of lectures and seminars held at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford.

  • Updated 19 Oct 2016 | 33 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 19 Oct 2016 | 6 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    Discover the lives of women who have made an impact on the city and university.

  • Updated 18 Oct 2016 | 6 episodes | Saïd Business School

    Welcome to the podcast series for the Oxford Impact Investing Programme. Hear from our world leading Faculty and speakers discussing the most pressing issues facing the world of social impact investing. The Next iteration of the Oxford Impact Investing Programme takes place 18-22 April 2016. For more information visit www.sbs.oxford.edu/impact....

  • Updated 17 Oct 2016 | 23 episodes | Mathematical Institute

    Nick Trefethen FRS, Professor of Numerical Analysis at Oxford University, teaches a course for DPhil (PhD) students across all the science departments at the university. The course is distinctive for its exceptionally strong conceptual basis, focussing on fundamental ideas of numerical algorithms and the world of science and engineering they sustain. Historical and philosophical notes on...

  • Updated 14 Oct 2016 | 112 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford form the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. They include the principal University library-the Bodleian Library-which has been a library of legal deposit for 400 years; major research libraries; and libraries attached to faculties, departments and other institutions of the University. The combined library collections...

  • Updated 14 Oct 2016 | 112 episodes | Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

    Podcasts from the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, an independent institution affiliated with Wolfson College and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford.

  • Updated 14 Oct 2016 | 49 episodes | Pembroke College

    The Oxford CCW Programme is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of war and armed conflict. Based at Pembroke College, the department conducts research on a wide range of issues pertaining to the history of war in the modern period, and seeks to be 'policy-relevant' to more recent conflicts through elucidation, explication and education.

  • Updated 14 Oct 2016 | 159 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 12 Oct 2016 | 39 episodes | Department of Physics

    How fragile is our world? What physics led to the existence of life, and how likely --or unlikely-- were these conditions to come about? In this video series we assemble top researchers and approach this question for all angles, with a strong focus on the physics involved. Our talks accessibly discuss how the laws of physics, the initial conditions of the universe, and features of our local...

  • Updated 12 Oct 2016 | 6 episodes | Faculty of History

    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 at the Examination Schools in Oxford University.

  • Updated 12 Oct 2016 | 66 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    It is often people’s immediate community that provides the first, last and perhaps best tactical response for many people affected by or under threat of displacement. In the 23 feature theme articles in this issue of FMR, authors from around the world – including authors who are themselves displaced – explore the capacity of communities to organise themselves before, during and after...

  • Updated 12 Oct 2016 | 19 episodes | Alumni Office

    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.

  • Updated 12 Oct 2016 | 12 episodes | St Catherine's College

    In this series TORCH Knowledge Exchange Fellow, Professor Laura Tunbridge from the Faculty of Music, introduces music by German Romantic composer Robert Schumann, focusing particularly on the late works being featured in the Oxford Lieder Festival (14-29 October, 2016). Prof. Tunbridge discusses the challenges of performing and interpreting this music with Professor Barry Murnane and Richard...

  • Updated 07 Oct 2016 | 36 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

    Lectures and seminars organised by the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

  • Updated 29 Sep 2016 | 151 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    Podcasts from the Department of Politics and International relations and its centres.

  • Updated 23 Sep 2016 | 136 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    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 laboratory are translated into changes in clinical practice, from Bench to Bedside.

  • Updated 23 Sep 2016 | 22 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    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 medicine detail our work in this wide-ranging field, from the identification and design of new medicines to clinical trials and trial design and...

  • Updated 23 Sep 2016 | 1 episode | Medical Sciences Division

    In this series, we present stimulating stories of science from the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford.

  • Updated 21 Sep 2016 | 9 episodes | Department of Engineering Science

    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 19 Sep 2016 | 11 episodes | Department of Social Policy and Intervention

    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 findings, and an HIV/AIDS day. 

  • Updated 19 Sep 2016 | 48 episodes | St Catherine's College

    Evaluating innovation in surgery and therapeutic technology: the IDEAL approach. A series of talks given by medical professionals about improving the quality of research in surgery.

  • Updated 13 Sep 2016 | 8 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    This conference brings philosophers of religion, political theorists and literary scholars together to frame approaches to the problem of political evil–a project one might call ‘political demonology’–for our contemporary political and cultural crisis.

    What or who is the political enemy? What is political evil or sin? If we are living in the age of ‘the complete triumph of the...

  • Updated 05 Sep 2016 | 2 episodes | Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

    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 around clinical cases and are followed by lively, educational discussion. These podcasts are brought to you by the Oxford University Medical Education...

  • Updated 05 Sep 2016 | 13 episodes | Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

    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 discussion. These podcasts are brought to you by the Oxford University Medical Education Fellows.

  • Updated 15 Aug 2016 | 52 episodes | Wolfson College

    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 15 Aug 2016 | 88 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    The new issue of FMR explores the ideas and practices that are being tried out in order to engage both development and humanitarian work in support of ‘transitions’ and ‘solutions’ for displaced people. What we need, says one author, is “full global recognition that the challenge of forced displacement is an integral part of the development agenda too”. FMR issue 52 includes 32 articles on ‘...

  • Updated 11 Aug 2016 | 8 episodes | Faculty of Classics

    Podcasts 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 09 Aug 2016 | 1 episode | Faculty of Classics

    'Medea, a performance history' is a multimedia/interactive ebook on the production history of Euripides’ 'Medea' – an ancient Greek tragedy about a mother who, betrayed by her husband, exacts revenge by killing her children. The object-rich ebook draws on a unique collection of archival material and research at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (APGRD)...

  • Updated 09 Aug 2016 | 6 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    Our Ford Foundation-funded Inequality Seminar, Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, hosted by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), took place over two days at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, in June 2016. Participants were asked to circulate a reading in advance and to prepare a 8-10 minute presentation, on the way that inequality has been...

  • Updated 03 Aug 2016 | 4 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

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

  • Updated 01 Aug 2016 | 5 episodes | IT Services

    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 resources, which may aid females in pursuing their careers. The series includes talks from a range of inspirational speakers with the overall goal to convince...

  • Updated 28 Jul 2016 | 49 episodes | Green Templeton College

    Podcasts from Green Templeton College, the University of Oxford’s newest college.

  • Updated 27 Jul 2016 | 2 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    A series of talks exploring writing mediums, methods, interests, and approaches.

  • Updated 27 Jul 2016 | 19 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    This conference brings together an outstanding panel of scholars and experts in Mesoamerican studies. They will be sharing their knowledge and recent findings on the making and historical significance of the Bodleian's and other early, pictorial Mesoamerican manuscripts, situating them in the context of the pre-Columbian and colonial societies that produced them, describing the world they...

  • Updated 22 Jul 2016 | 1 episode | Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

    The Journal of Practical Ethics, an open access journal in moral and political philosophy (and related areas), published by the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, located at the University of Oxford. In this series, an author from each issue of the journal presents an overview of their paper in conversation with Dave Edmonds of Philosophy Bites.

  • Updated 20 Jul 2016 | 29 episodes | Faculty of Classics

    Podcasts from the Faculty of Classics.

  • Updated 19 Jul 2016 | 94 episodes | Humanities Division

    Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford and Cambridge intended to bring leading practitioners and scholars to both universities to address major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Created by Lord Weidenfeld, the Programme is managed and funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue with the support of a series of generous benefactors and administered by the...

  • Updated 14 Jul 2016 | 7 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    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 a clearer insight into mechanisms of health and disease. Looking across all three billion letters of the human genetic code, we aim to pinpoint...

  • Updated 12 Jul 2016 | 145 episodes | Oxford Department of International Development

    Public lectures and seminars from the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford Department of International Development.

    The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) aims to build knowledge and understanding of the causes and effects of forced migration in order to help improve the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable people.

  • Updated 11 Jul 2016 | 33 episodes | Department of the History of Art

    History of Art at the University of Oxford draws on a long and deep tradition of teaching and studying the subject. The core academic staff of the History of Art Department work on subjects from medieval European architecture to modern Chinese art. Over fifty associated academic staff (e.g. in Anthropology, Classics, History, Oriental Studies, and the Ruskin School of Drawing) include...

  • Updated 11 Jul 2016 | 1 episode | Radcliffe Department of Medicine

    A glimpse into the medical research that's taking us closer to better treatments for some of our biggest health challenges, including diabetes and heart disease.

  • Updated 11 Jul 2016 | 43 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 08 Jul 2016 | 5 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    Researchers share the questions they are examining with the help of archival and book collections of the Bodleian Libraries.