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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).

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1 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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11 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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12 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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13 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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14 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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15 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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16 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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17 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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18 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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19 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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20 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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21 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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22 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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23 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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24 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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25 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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26 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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27 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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28 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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29 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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30 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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31 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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32 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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33 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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34 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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35 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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36 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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37 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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38 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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39 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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40 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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41 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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42 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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43 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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44 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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45 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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46 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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47 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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48 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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49 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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50 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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51 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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52 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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53 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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54 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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55 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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56 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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57 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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58 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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59 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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60 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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61 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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62 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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63 900 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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64 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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65 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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66 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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67 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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68 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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69 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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70 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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71 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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72 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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73 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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74 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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75 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ 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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76 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ Energy in the Future: James Marrow Part 1 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. James Marrow 30 Sep 2011
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77 Political Oxford Why does Oxford produce so many politicians? How have the University's alumni shaped the political landscape? And how has this impacted on perceptions of the University, both in the UK and overseas? David Butler, Tim Boswell, Richard Jarman 30 Sep 2011
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78 The Gamesmakers: Oxonians Preparing for London 2012 A panel discussion with some of the Oxonians most closely involved with the successful Olympics bid, providing a fascinating insight into the thrills and anxiety of preparing for London 2012. Andrew Thomas, Roger Mosey, Ed Warner, Paul Williamson 30 Sep 2011
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79 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ Philanthropy: Mega-trend of the 21st Century Dame Stephanie Shirley speaks about her personal philosophy of philanthropy, the importance of a social and cultural approach to giving, and her vision of the role of philanthrophy in the 21st century. Stephanie Shirley 29 Sep 2011
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80 A Cook's Tour: Oxford and the Modern Olympics The University of Oxford has a rich sporting heritage and many links with the foundation and evolution of the modern Olympics. Professor Simon Lee examins the role of Oxonians as athletes and administrators within this global phenomenon. Simon Lee 29 Sep 2011
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81 The Responsibility to Protect in modern international relations Jennifer Welsh and Hugo Slim from the Oxford Centre for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict discuss "The Responsibility to Protect" in contemporary international relations, and its role in key cases such as Libya and the post-election violence in Kenya. Jennifer Welsh, Hugo Slim 28 Sep 2011
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82 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ Climate and Weather: The Ends of Acts of God? Professor Myles Allen explains how research at Oxford allows us to quantify just how much climate change caused by past emissions is costing individuals, corporations and potentially entire countries. Myles Allen 28 Sep 2011
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83 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ Nanomedicine: Challenges and opportunities Nanotechnology has the potential to transform the way that medical and healthcare solutions are developed and delivered, this talk reviews the properties of nanomaterials for medical applications and the challenges and opportunities of their use. Sonia Trigueros, Sonia Contera 27 Sep 2011
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84 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ What Next? Surviving the 21st Century For his keynote lecture the Chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes, examines the rapidly-growing list of challenges facing the world, from climate change to nuclear proliferation, migration to water and energy shortage. Chris Patten 26 Sep 2011
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85 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ The persistence of identity in the digital age: Living in social networks on and offline Social networks are now culturally bound to online software such as Facebook and Twitter, with a trend in personal persistent content. Bernie Hogan will review new empirical research on social networks and conclude with advice on future online policy. Bernie Hogan 26 Sep 2011
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86 Emerging infectious diseases Emerging infectious diseases are often in the news but are there really more of them? Here we explore how infections invade human populations, how new pathogens adapt to become efficient infections of humans and how to predict what might happen next. Angela McLean 26 Sep 2011
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87 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ Building markets: Where innovation meets strategy Dr Marc Ventresca from Oxford University's business school reports on recent advances in economic sociology with examples from markets in high technology, microfinance in Bangladesh, and ecosystem services in Amazonian Peru. Marc Ventresca 26 Sep 2011
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88 William Adams and the Samurai Oxford trip scholar Michael Jay is only the second non-Japanese man to hold a Samurai rank. Hear about his journey to becoming a Samurai. Michael Jay 30 Nov 2010
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89 The future of the past; The Bodleian's great acquisitions Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Dr Ovenden looks at the Bodleian's great acquisitions, from Alan Bennett's gift of his literary archive to Cavalli's Erismena, the earliest surviving score of an opera in the English language. Richard Ovenden 30 Nov 2010
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90 The infinitely expanding universe of memory; books, manuscript...pixels Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Bodley's Librarian Dr Sarah Thomas in conversation with Dr Alice Prochaska, Principal of Somerville, discussing the 'infinitely expanding universe of memory' and collections in the digital age. Sarah Thomas, Alice Prochaska 30 Nov 2010
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91 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ The Future of Human Rights Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Timothy Endicott, Murray Hunt and Sandra Fredman discuss the future of human rights, looking at the human rights constitution, its critics and how to uphold human rights. Timothy Endicott, Murray Hunt, Sandra Fredman 30 Nov 2010
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92 The Marlborough Gems at Blenheim Palace Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Sir John Boardman gives a talk on the antique gems held in Blenheim Palace; the history of the collection and the significance to researching the Classics. John Boardman 23 Nov 2010
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93 The Ashmolean Collection and the Formation of Ancient Egyptian Art Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Professor john Baines gives a talk on the Ashmolean Museum and its collection of ancient Egyptian art. John Baines 02 Nov 2010
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94 How to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Dr David Smith gives a talk on how to prevent Alzheimer's disease. David Smith 02 Nov 2010
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95 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ Therapy for muscular dystrophy in the new genetics era From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Duchene Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic muscle wasting disease that causes great suffering to those experiencing it. Dr Kay Davies talks about the advances in molecular genetics which could help treat DMD. Kay Davies 25 Oct 2010
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96 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ A Florence Nightingale for the 21st Century From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Marjorie Reeves Memorial lecture given in St Anne's College. Mark Bostridge, author of the first major biography of Florence Nightingale in 50 years talks about the great woman's life and character. Mark Bostridge 25 Oct 2010
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97 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ The anatomy of a scientific dispute From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Conrad Keating, biographer of Richard Doll, gives a talk on the difficulty scientists have at getting people to believe their results, as Richard Doll had when he published his findings on the dangers of smoking. Conrad Keating 25 Oct 2010
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98 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ Early Tudor England: A People's Reformation? From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. The english Reformation has often been seen as am 'act of state', imposed on the people. How true was that? How soon did the English people buy into the huge success story that was he reformation in northern Europe? Diarmaid MacCulloch 25 Oct 2010
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99 Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/ Rocking the Cradle...6,000 Years of Geological Impact in Greece From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Phillip England talks about the history of Greece through its many earthquakes and seismic activity over the last 6000 years and shows how these events shaped the ancient world's history. Phillip England 25 Oct 2010
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100 The Future of Humanity From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Nick Bostrom, director of the Future of Humanity Institute gives a talk on ideas surrounding future scenarios on what might happen to the human race in the future, from ideas of total extinction to post-humanity. Nick Bostrom 25 Oct 2010
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