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Alumni Weekend

The annual Oxford University Alumni Weekend aims to showcase the Collegiate University as a whole, giving prominence to a range of current research and its application to real world situations, as well as recognising the achievements of Oxford men and women.
This series also includes podcasts from other alumni events including study days and the Oxford European Reunion.

Past themes include "A Global Oxford" (2008), "Equal Citizenship" (2009) and "Shared Treasures" (2010).

# Episode Title Description People Date Media Files
1 The Commercial Evolution of Microfinance: From donor dependence to sustainable social investment institutions Ira Lieberman provides an expert analysis on the evolution of micro-finance institutions. Followed by Juan Guerra, founder of StudentFunder – a case study. Ira Lieberman, Juan Guerra 22 Oct 2014
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2 Oxford’s Global Leadership in Social Enterprise: A panel discussion Social finance and social investment is creating a global buzz, with estimates that the sector will grow over the next decade – an emerging trend that may lead to both vibrant social change and financial returns on investment. Pamela Hartigan 22 Oct 2014
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3 Innovation in Financing Human Well-being Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine and Will Hutton, Principal of Hertford, in conversation. John Bell, Will Hutton 22 Oct 2014
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4 Why is Oxford Determined to Change the Way We Discover New Medicines? Chas Bountra, a popular speaker at the recent Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Asia, will explain how Oxford is creating a new ecosystem for drug discovery. Chas Bountra 07 Oct 2014
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5 Richard Nixon’s Reputation: 40 years after Watergate Nigel Bowles explores Nixon’s politics that achieved a synthesis of strategy, imagination, ideologies, and calculation rare among Presidents. Nigel Bowles 07 Oct 2014
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6 What Maths Really Does: From modelling the brain to modelling the climate How has mathematics emerged over recent decades as the engine behind 21st century science? Alain Goriely looks at this question and more. Alain Goriely 06 Oct 2014
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7 Creative Commons Understanding Fracking for Shale Gas Joe Cartwright provides a geological perspective into the exploration of shale gas reserves. Joe Cartwright 06 Oct 2014
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8 What is a Cyber-Attack? What constitutes a cyber-attack and who conducts them? What are the risks to society? Sadie Creese will discuss these issues and explain research underway at Oxford to help in the detection and prevention of attacks. Sadie Creese 03 Oct 2014
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9 Creative Commons The 2020 Vision for Engineering Science in Oxford Professor Lionel Tarassenko, an alumnus of the Department and its new Head as of September 2014, sets out his vision for the Department for the next five years. Lionel Tarassenko 03 Oct 2014
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10 Creative Commons Jenkin Lecture The Oxford RobotCar Paul Newman talks about the UK’s first self-driving car – being developed at the Department of Engineering Science. He’ll explain the project’s motivation, its underlying technology, and its impact on the transport sector and beyond. Paul Newman 03 Oct 2014
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11 The Butterfly Defect: How globalisation creates systemic risks Globalisation has brought us vast benefits including growth in incomes, education, innovation and connectivity. Ian Goldin argues that it also has the potential to destabilise our societies. Ian Goldin 03 Oct 2014
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12 Living with Flooding: Science, democracy and the complex challenge of managing environmental risk Professor Whatmore, who focuses on the interface between cultural geography, political theory and science and technology studies, will draw upon her recent research to propose a new approach to living with flooding. Sarah Whatmore 03 Oct 2014
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13 The Future of the Past: Dating archaeology using radiocarbon and particle accelerators Tom Higham examines some of the projects the Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit has been involved with over the last few years; from dating the Neanderthal extinction, to identifying the bones of Richard III and Alfred the Great. Tom Higham 03 Oct 2014
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14 Heroes, Villains and Victims: The dangerous politics of international migration This panel debate discusses key facts and fiction in international migration, and presents new ideas for a better politics of immigration. Bridget Anderson, Hein de Haas, Martin Ruhs, Katrin Bennhold 02 Oct 2014
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15 Forbidden Crystal Symmetry: Mathematics and architecture World-renowned mathematician Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford University, describes how crystalline symmetries are necessarily 2-fold, 3-fold, 4-fold, or 6-fold. Roger Penrose 02 Oct 2014
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16 Creative Commons 70 Years On: My, how you’ve changed! Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of Oxford University draws upon his experience at the highest levels in the public sector to share his unique perspective on Britain over the last seven decades. Chris Patten 02 Oct 2014
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17 Creative Commons Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Environmentalism without nature This lecture by Jamie Lorimer explores new ways of thinking and doing environmentalism that need not make recourse to nature. Jamie Lorimer 02 Oct 2014
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18 Creative Commons Black Land, Red Land: The Nile Valley and Egypt’s Western Desert Illustrated with photographs from previous trips, this talk by Professor Mark Smith contrasts the Nile Valley and the desert and explore how the relationship between them developed over the course of Egyptian history. Mark Smith 02 Oct 2014
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19 Creative Commons The Biogeography of Madagascar: A Gondwanan island This lecture given by Dr Matt Friedman will look at the evolution of the unique flora and fauna of Madagascar and how it is intertwined with the geological history of the island. Matt Friedman 02 Oct 2014
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20 Healthcare 2030: Oxford and the Value of Human Health Panel discussion looking at healthcare in the future as part of the inaugural Oxford Alumni Weekend in Asia held in in Hong Kong. Chas Bountra, Jonathan Flint, Nick Rawlins 23 Jun 2014
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21 Alumni Weekend in Asia 2014, Hong Kong - Highlights Between 21 – 23 March, Oxford University hosted the inaugural Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Asia in Hong Kong. These are some highlights of the best bits of the event. Andrew Hamilton, Chris Patten 02 May 2014
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22 Creative Commons Alumni Weekend in Asia 2014: Closing Speech by Chancellor Oxford University Chancellor Lord Patten of Barnes reflects on the offerings from academic sessions in Hong Kong as part of the inaugural Oxford Alumni Weekend in Asia. Chris Patten 02 May 2014
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23 Creative Commons The Num8er My5teries With topics ranging from prime numbers to the lottery, from lemmings to bending balls like Beckham, this creative session with Marcus du Sautoy gives an entertaining and unexpected approach to explain how mathematics can be used to predict the future. Marcus du Sautoy 02 May 2014
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24 Creative Commons Alumni Weekend in Asia 2014: Does the 21st Century belong to Asia? Will this be the Asian Century? Four leading voices from Oxford University debate this motion, moderated by the Chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes. Ranna Mitter, Linda Yeuh, Ngaire Woods, Peter Tufano 02 May 2014
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25 Creative Commons Alumni Weekend in Asia 2014: Welcome and University Update by Vice-Chancellor Oxford University Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Hamilton kicks off a stimulating day of academic sessions in Hong Kong for the inaugural Alumni Weekend in Asia. Andrew Hamilton 02 May 2014
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26 Creative Commons Translations as Literature Matthew Reynolds, Fellow and Tutor in English Language and Literature, Oxford, gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Matthew Reynolds 29 Oct 2013
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27 An Oxford Education Panel discussion led by Vice Chancellor Andrew Hamilton, with Mike Nicholson, Helen Swift, Priscilla Santos and Jenny Brennan. Andrew Hamilton, Mike Nicholson, Helen Swift, Priscilla Santos 14 Oct 2013
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28 Medieval Romance and the Gift of Narrative Dr Perkins gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Nicholas Perkins 14 Oct 2013
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29 From the Arab Spring to the Syrian War: Regional, international and humanitarian impact This session will examine the political and humanitarian dynamics behind the Arab Spring and the Syrian War. Starting with a long view of the events leading to the Arab Spring, it will analyse the regional and international repercussions of the uprisings. Hugo Slim, Louise Fawcett 08 Oct 2013
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30 Biotechnology: For better or worse? Marianne Talbot talks about the uses and dangers of the relatively new discipline of synthetic biology. Marianne Talbot 08 Oct 2013
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31 Fireworks Displays: The chemistry of explosive entertainment Fireworks consultant, author and former Oxford chemist Dr Tom Smith explains the basic chemistry and construction of fireworks, and their use in modern fireworks displays. Tom Smith 08 Oct 2013
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32 The Secret Mathematicians Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Marcus du Sautoy 08 Oct 2013
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33 Measuring Global Poverty Dr Sabina Alkire, Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2013. Sabina Alkire 08 Oct 2013
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34 Writing Contemporary Fiction: From Inspiration to Publication James Benmore (Kellogg), Samantha Shannon (St Anne's) and Sam Thompson (St Anne's) talk about their work as writers. Chaired by Dr Clare Morgan (Kellogg), author and Director of the Master of Studies in Creative Writing. James Benmore, Samantha Shannon, Sam Thompson, Clare Morgan 07 Oct 2013
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35 Physics in the 21st Century Dr John Wheater (Head of Physics Department), Emeritus Professor Derek Stacey and Dr Jay Watson (alumnus), give a talk about the Oxford Physics department and the study of physics today. John Wheater, Derek Stacy, Jay Watson 07 Oct 2013
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36 Creative Commons A Successful Strategy for Building Normal Brains - Nature or Nurture? Dr Simon Butt (Keble), Fellow and Tutor in Neuroscience, gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend. Simon Butt 07 Oct 2013
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37 Against All Odds: Recovering the first climate data from the central Sahara Professor Richard Washington, Professor of Climate Science at the School of Geography and the Environment; Fellow and Tutor in Geography, Keble College, gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Richard Washington 07 Oct 2013
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38 Creative Commons Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing, and what we can do about it In this lecture, Professor Goldin presents ideas from his latest book and focuses on issues such as the financial crisis, the internet, pandemics, migration and climate change, in order to highlight the need for urgent global action. Ian Goldin 04 Oct 2013
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39 Big Data and Drug Discovery (The Osler Discussion) 'Big data' in medicine is an emerging field with the potential to revolutionise healthcare research.This session will look at how Oxford is addressing some of these research opportunities and challenges. Martin Landray 04 Oct 2013
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40 Trust, Free Speech and British Pluralism in the 21st Century With digital broadcasting increasing and newspaper readership falling, how should we respond in ways that ensure the free flow of information that is essential in a pluralist society? Chris Patten 04 Oct 2013
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41 Love and Sex in Victorian Fiction Victorian fiction is commonly thought of as treating love sentimentally and lacking all reference to sex. In this talk drawing on material from a book he is writing, Dr David Grylls, Fellow of Kellogg College, will contest such a view. David Grylls 04 Oct 2013
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42 Creative Commons Darwin's Fish: Evolutionary controversies in the fossil record See how modern analyses of the fossil record, genetics and development provide a new understanding of flatfish evolution, and how this bears on both the great flatfish controversy and the rate and nature of evolutionary change more broadly. Matt Friedman 04 Oct 2013
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43 Socrates and 'The Hemlock Cup' This lecture, based on the recent biography by Bettany Hughes, looks at Socrates' life, following in his footsteps across Greece and Asia Minor and examining the new archaeological discoveries that shed light on his world. Bettany Hughes 04 Oct 2013
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44 Creative Commons Exploring the Universe Dr Rana Irshad, University of Oxford, gives a brief whistle-stop tour of the exciting initiatives Oxford has running in exploring the vast expanse of the Universe in which we live. Rana Irshad 04 Oct 2013
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45 Creative Commons The Arrogance of Power: Senator Fulbright's Concept and Today's World Sir Adam Roberts, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at Oxford, gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2013. Sir Adam Roberts 03 Oct 2013
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46 What the World Needs Now from the Environmental Movement Dr Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2013. Kumi Naidoo 03 Oct 2013
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47 Colliding Continents Geologist Mike Searle gives a beautifully illustrated talk on his expeditions and field research in many remote locations, over 25 years. Mike Searle 02 Oct 2013
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48 Creative Commons Where will Tomorrow's Food Come From - and What will be the Consequences? The St Anne's Gaudy Seminar explores the topic of food security, focusing in particular on sustainability, supply and demand, and aid and trade. How will science, ecology and consumers have an impact on how food is produced and distributed? Tim Benton, Mary Atkinson 30 Sep 2013
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49 Creative Commons The Oxford English Dictionary: From Victorian venture to the digital age endeavour Fiona McPherson, Senior Editor, Oxford English Dictionary, explores the OED's journey through the last century, from paper to screen, and how the digital age ensures that the OED remains as relevant as ever. Fiona McPherson 30 Sep 2013
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50 The Battle for the Black Vote: Findings from the Ethnic Minority Election Survey Professor Anthony Heath (Nuffield), Emeritus Professor of Sociology, presents findings from the ESRC-funded Ethnic Minority British Election Survey. Anthony Heath 30 Sep 2013
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51 The Fraud of Forgiveness without Reconciliation in Economic Life. Dr Michael Black (Blackfriers Hall) speaking at the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Michael Black 30 Sep 2013
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52 Reporting Education Reeta Chakrabarti, BBC Education Correspondent, gives the third annual Oxford Education Society lecture. She looks at changes in education policy under the Coalition government and the challenges of reporting them. Reeta Chakrabarti 30 Sep 2013
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53 Spain and Europe, Old Myths and New Realities W.H.Auden described Spain as "...that arid square, that fragment nipped off from hot Africa, soldered so crudely to inventive Europe". This discussion looks in more detail at Spain's place in Europe, as well as the image and reality of Spain today. Charles Powell, Esperanza Aguirre, Tom Burns 22 May 2013
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54 The Spanish Golden Age A session chaired by Dr Frances Lannon that examines this period of flourishing arts and literature in Spain, which coincided with the political rise and subsequent decline of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty. Frances Lannon, John Elliott, Jonathan Thacker 22 May 2013
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55 Shakespeare's Fools Professor of English, Katherine Duncan-Jones, discusses the real life characters and contemporaries of Shakespeare that inspired, shaped, and on occasion performed the various roles of the 'fool' in much of his work. Katherine Duncan-Jones 11 Dec 2012
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56 Physics in the 21st century - an exciting Time for Physics at oxford Dr John Wheater, Chairman of the Department and other members of the Oxford University Physics team about all the latest projects and ideas that they are working on. With Alan Barr and Henry Snaith. John Wheater, Alan Barr, Henry Snaith 14 Nov 2012
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57 Mystical Northern Lights Dr Rob Simpson from Zooniverse talks about the awe-inspiring aurorae, the Northern Lights, and other effects the sun can have on the earth. Find out why 2013 will be a spectacular year for this phenomenon and how and where is best to view it. Rob Simpson 14 Nov 2012
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58 Zooniverse: what to do with half a million scientists? Dr Chris Lintott and Dr Rob Simpson explain using 'citizen power' to expand our knowledge of the Universe. Chris Lintott, Rob Simpson 14 Nov 2012
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59 Creative Commons Social Mobility - The Greatest Challenge of our Time? Sir Peter Lampi, founder and chairman of the Sutton Trust (which aims to improve social mobility through education) and founder of the Education Endowment Foundation. Sir Peter Lampi 07 Nov 2012
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60 Creative Commons How the West Got it Professor Richard Jenkyns, Oxford University's Public Orator, looks at where what we call classical antiquity came from, whether it differed from other ancient civilisations and what it can tell us about Western Civilisation now and in the future. Richard Jenkyns 17 Oct 2012
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61 Creative Commons Rich and Poor in Britain in the Age of Dickens and Today A lecture exploring the differences and similarities between the rich and poor of Dickens' era and that of today. Alison Jackson, Jane Humphries, Helen Small and Paul Donovan bring forward their views in a panel discussion. Alison Jackson, Jane Humphries, Helen Small, Paul Donovan 15 Oct 2012
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62 Creative Commons Military Ethics Ancient and Modern A talk from Matthew Leigh, Fellow and Tutor from St Anne's College, Oxford University, on Military Ethics; taken from the Alumni Weekend 2012. Matthew Leigh 15 Oct 2012
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63 Creative Commons Hard words, best words words in use, writing the inventory of english English, as its vocabulary confirms, is constantly on the move - both words and meaning act as witnesses to time and change, revealing the diverse pathways of contact and conflict with other nations, as well as changes in culture and identity. Lynda Mugglestone 09 Oct 2012
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64 Creative Commons How to eat an Elephant: Why Climate Change Policy is in a Mess and How to Fix it For more than two decades, Professor Steve Rayner has led interdisciplinary research programmes on science technology and environment, specifically on global climate change. Steve Rayner 09 Oct 2012
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65 Creative Commons Going into Politics? Tales from an Academic in Westminster Professor Marc Stears reflects on his experiences. Marc Stears is a Professor of Political Theory and fellow at University College. Marc Stears, Mark Philip 09 Oct 2012
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66 Creative Commons The Constitutional Issues surrounding devolution in the UK Iain MacLean, Professor of Politics and fellow of Nuffield College, the British Academy and the Royal Society Edinburgh, has published widely on constitutional issues. MacLean is joined by Professor Will Hutton. Iain MacLean, Will Hutton 09 Oct 2012
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67 Revolutionising 21st Century Healthcare Through Technology A panel discussion on new techniques and applications in the emerging field exploring the boundaries between man and machine in medical imaging, drug delivery and taking healthcare from the hospital to the home. Constantin Coussios, Lionel Tarassenko, Alison Noble, Andrew Hamilton 04 Oct 2012
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68 End of Life: Should Physician-Assisted Dying be Legalised? A debate on the whether the choice to end their own lives could be safely offered to some people with terminal illnesses. Fiona Randall, Richard Harries, Antony Kenny, Mary Warnock 03 Oct 2012
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69 American election Prospects and Consequences: 2012 and Beyond Director of the Rothermere American Institute Dr Nigel Bowles' intellectual interests lie in American political history and, in particular, in the history of the US Presidency. Nigel Bowles 02 Oct 2012
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70 Creative Commons Lumley's Children? The Nepali Community in Britain The Nepali community is one of the newest minorities in the UK, but already numbers more than 100,000, with the biggest concentrations around Farnborough, Ashford, Wembley and Plumstead. David Gellner 02 Oct 2012
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71 Creative Commons Creating a 'John Lewis' economy? - encouraging Corporate Diversity for Sustainable Growth The Coalition Government is committed to greater corporate diversity in the financial services sector, and are promoting 'John Lewis' style mutuals to deliver public services. Jonathan Michie 02 Oct 2012
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72 Creative Commons Party Games: Coalition Government in British Politics Professor Hawkins will look at the history of coalition government in British politics over the past 200 years and discuss some of the constitutional implications of the current Conservative/Liberal Democrat government under David Cameron and Nick Clegg. Angus Hawkins 02 Oct 2012
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73 Creative Commons The Flexible City: overcoming Lock-In and Path-Dependency Cities are epicentres of creativity and innovation but are also easily locked into patterns of infrastructure and behaviour that may not serve them best. Steve Rayner 02 Oct 2012
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74 Creative Commons How Hollywood Votes and Why it Matters Using 2012 as a starting point, Dr Tim Stanley goes back into history and considers the different ways that Hollywood has influenced US elections. Tim Stanley 28 Sep 2012
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75 Creative Commons The Thomas Willis Oxford Brain Collection Professor Margaret Esiri, Professor of Neuropathology and Fellow of St Hugh's, will talk about the pivotal role Oxford has played in neuroscience - where the words neuron and cell were coined - and the relevance of this history today. Margaret Esiri 24 Sep 2012
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76 Wobbles, warbles and fish the brain basis of reading difficulties John Stein gives a talk for the 2012 Oxford Alumni Weekend. John Stein 24 Sep 2012
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77 Creative Commons Ebooks, Reading and Scholarship in a Digital Age Niko Pfund, President of Oxford University Press (USA), discusses the ways in which technology affects reading, scholarship, publishing and even thinking. Niko Pfund 24 Sep 2012
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78 Has the West Had It? In his keynote lecture at Alumni Weekend 2012, Lord Patten of Barnes attempts to shed light and his particular perspective on whether "the West has had it". Chris Patten 20 Sep 2012
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79 Vaccines for Global Health Professor Adrian Hill gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2011 on the past, present and future of vaccines against diseases. Adrian Hill 19 Jun 2012
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80 Napoleon Sir Brian Unwin (New College) is Honorary President of the European Investment Bank with a longstanding interest in the Napoleonic period. He has pursued his research into the subject over several decades. Brian Unwin 23 Jan 2012
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81 Europe in the World From the Oxford European Reunion in Paris, 6-8 May 2011. This session charts Europe's role in a changing, globalised world. Chris Patten, Anne Deighton, Barbara Harris-White, Alan Wolfe 23 Jan 2012
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82 What Europe for our grandchildren? The keynote lecture from the Oxford European Reunion in Paris, 6-8 May 2011 on the European Union and its future. Timothy Garton Ash 23 Jan 2012
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83 Creative Commons Governing the 21st Century: Oxford's new Blavatnik School of Government With a generous donation from Len Blavatnik, the new Blavatnik School of Government has been set up. Professor Ngaire Woods explains the history and progress of this bold and high-profile new school. Ngaire Woods 21 Oct 2011
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84 Towards a Fairer Society Dr Sally Mapstone, Hugh Dent MBE, Professor Fiona Caldicott and Peter Quinn discuss the issue of equality and diversity specifically within the University of Oxford, looking at gender, race and disability issues. It was filmed at the Alumni Weekend 2011. Sally Mapstone, Hugh Dent, Fiona Caldicott, Peter Quinn 20 Oct 2011
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85 Creative Commons The Ethics of Climate Change Professor John Broome discusses the moral and ethical issues that coincide with the whole topic of climate change and challenges us as to how we should be acting. John Broome 14 Oct 2011
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86 Justice Between Generations Mark Philp, Simon Caney and Adam Swift discuss the issue of intergenerational justice and ask questions like how do we allocate resources intergenerationally accross areas like welfare, pensions, higher education and environmental costs? Mark Philp, Simon Caney, Adam Swift 12 Oct 2011
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87 Creative Commons Earthquake Science in the 21st Century Dr Richard Walker talks about the science behind earthquakes and the methods used to study them by giving examples from recent global disasters. Richard Walker 11 Oct 2011
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88 900 years of making a difference: the history of philanthropy at the University of Oxford Chris Day reflects on how generous philanthropic support from organisations and individuals has inspired the success of the University of Oxford. Chris Day 11 Oct 2011
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89 Creative Commons The Population Paradox Professor David Coleman, Dr George Leeson and Dr Nando Sigona discuss the global issues relating to the world's rising population at the Alumni Weekend Conference 2011. David Coleman, George Leeson, Nando Sigona 11 Oct 2011
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90 Creative Commons New Cells for Old Members: The Science of Stem Cells Dr Francis Szele gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend on Stem Cell science and looks at how they could be used in repairing brain disease and injuries. Francis Szele 11 Oct 2011
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91 The Changing Character of War Dr Robert Johnson, lecturer in the History of War and Deputy Director of the Oxford Program on the Changing Character of War gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend. Robert Johnson 10 Oct 2011
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92 Twirling the Kaleidoscope: The Byzantine Empire Peter Frankopan, Director of the Centre for Byzantine Reseach, gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend. Peter Frankopan 10 Oct 2011
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93 Food, Health and the Future Should we cut meat to three meals a week? Why are so many UK men predicted to become obese by 2020? Why might high yield crops in Asia hold the key to feeding the world's growing population? Join our panel of experts to find out what the future holds. Jane Langdale, Mike Rayner, Klim McPherson 06 Oct 2011
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94 Global Humanities Showcase Shearer West, Rana Mitter, Helen Wanatabe-O'Kelly and Eugene Rogan give presentations showcasing the research being done in the Oxford Humanities Division. Shearer West, Rana Mitter, Helen Wanatabe-O'Kelly, Eugene Rogan 05 Oct 2011
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95 A New era for Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities for Oxford David Watson leads a panel discussion on the future of Oxford as a leader for higher education. With Mike Nicholson, Nick Rawlins, Ben Plummer-Powell and Loren Griffith. David Watson, Mike Nicholson, Nick Rawlins, Ben Plummer-Powell 05 Oct 2011
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96 Geoengineering: Fantasy or Feasible Future? Richard Darton gives a talk for the 2011 Oxford Alumni Weekend on the developments in the science of Geoengineering and looks at how close we are to be able to do it. Richard Darton 03 Oct 2011
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97 Why Robots Play Football Stephen Cameron gives a talk for the 2011 Oxford Alumni Weekend on robotics and new technological advances in the field. Stephen Cameron 03 Oct 2011
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98 What is Public in the Digital Age? Use of the internet has raised major public issues around the definition of public and priavte information. Director of the Oxford Internet Institute Professor Bill Dutton examines how we can best reconcile the risks and opportunities presented. William Dutton 03 Oct 2011
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99 Creative Commons Energy in the Future: Brenda Boardman Part 3 of 3. Some of Oxford's leading experts discuss the issue of energy in the future, one of the greatest challenges facing the world as we move through the 21st century. Brenda Boardman 30 Sep 2011
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100 Creative Commons Energy in the Future: Nick Eyre Part 2 of 3. Some of Oxford's leading experts discuss the issue of energy in the future, one of the greatest challenges facing the world as we move through the 21st century. Nick Eyre 30 Sep 2011
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