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Keble College

One of the largest of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford with 410 undergraduate and 235 graduate students. It was the wish of our founders in 1870 to extend access to the University more widely, and the College has a continuing commitment to inclusiveness. The College prides itself on the academic achievements of its students, and aims to offer a supportive environment in which learning can flourish. Keble is a vibrant community whose students excel not only academically, but also in music, drama, and sport.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Rethinking Easter Island’s Mysterious Past Professor Terry Hunt, University of Oregon, gives the ASC Annual Lecture on Easter Island. Terry Hunt 11 May 2016
2 The Avian Genome Explosion The ASC Trinity Term Lecture delivered by Professor Tom Gilbert, exploring the analysis of bird genomes and evolution. Tom Gilbert 27 May 2015
3 An Audience with Rufus Norris, Artistic Director of the National Theatre The acclaimed director, Rufus Norris, has just taken over as Artistic Director of the National Theatre – a role that is widely regarded as the biggest job in British theatre. Here he is in discussion with Robin Geffen. Rufus Norris, Robin Geffen 18 May 2015
4 Shining Light on Medieval Manuscripts Prof. Andrew Beeby, Durham University and Keble Senior Academic Visitor, discusses his current project on the chemical analysis through Raman spectroscopy of Medieval manuscripts, and how his work can contribute to the historical record. Andrew Beeby 02 Mar 2015
5 Party Games: Coalitions in British Politics Professor Angus Hawkins gives a talk about the history of coalitions in British politics as well as the current Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition. Angus Hawkins 23 Feb 2015
6 A Neandertal Perspective on Human Origins Professor Svante Paabo, Director of the Department of Genetics at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany delivers the ASC Annual Lecture. Svante Paabo 01 Dec 2014
7 Oralising Early Modern Italian Literature How and how far did orality play a part in the circulation of literature in early modern Italy? A lecture by Professor Brian Richardson. Brian Richardson 16 Jun 2014
8 Under Eastern Eyes: The Raj in Modern Indian Memory Dr. Misra, Lecturer in Modern History at Oxford University and a Fellow of Keble College, gives a talk on The Raj in Modern Indian Memory. Maria Misra 28 Feb 2014
9 Boxing Clever, or Just Boxed In?: Developing Metal Complexes for Biological Imaging Professor Stephen Faulkner, Tutorial Fellow at Keble College, delivers the Richardson Lecture, entitled "Boxing Clever, or Just Boxed In? Developing Metal Complexes for Biological Imaging“. Stephen Faulkner 28 Feb 2014
10 Mathematics Aspects of the Planet Earth Professor José Francisco Rodrigues, Lisbon/CMAF, delivers the ASC Complexity Cluster Lecture entitled 'Some Mathematical Aspects of Planet Earth' at Keble College. José Francisco Rodrigues 28 Feb 2014
11 Material Engagements: From Early Prehistory to Contemporary Art Professor Colin Renfrew, University of Cambridge, gives a talk that explores human creativity and the engagement between the individual and the material world. Colin Renfrew 28 Feb 2014
12 Creative Commons Ariosto's Chivalric Romance as a Source of Italian Epic Theory Professor Daniel Javitch (Emeritus Prof. Comparative Literature, New York University) gives a talk for the Keble College ASC Creativity lecture series on 28th May 2013. Daniel Javitch 07 Jun 2013
13 Creative Commons Craftsmanship: Connecting the Physical and the Social Professor Richard Sennett (London School of Economics) gives a talk for the Keble College seminar series. Richard Sennett 07 Jun 2013
14 Creative Commons Sisterhood and Female Friendship in a Seventeenth Century Miscellany: Constance Aston Fowler's Manuscript Anthology Professor Helen Hackett gives a talk for the Keble College Seminar Series on 26th April 2013. Helen Hackett 07 Jun 2013
15 Characterisation of Networks The ASC Networks cluster visiting researcher Prof. Richard Wilson (Department of Computer Science, University of York) gives a public lecture on his work on networks at Keble College. Richard Wilson 10 Apr 2013
16 Delete: Forgetting in the Digital Age Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute Viktor Mayer-Schönberger gives the Keble London lecture 2012. Viktor Mayer-Schonberger 11 Jan 2013
17 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
18 Creative Commons Will Africa Harness its New Opportunities? Professor Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford discusses the opportunities and challenges facing Africa. Paul Collier 28 Jun 2012
19 Creative Commons Creativity Lecture 8: Creativity as a neuroscientific mystery Prof. Margaret Boden (Philosophy, Sussex) delivers a lecture as part of the Keble College Creativity series. Margaret Boden 28 May 2012
20 Creative Commons Distributed Creativity in Musical Performance Professor Eric F. Clarke gives a talk for the Keble College Creativity series on creativity in musical performances. Eric F Clarke 17 May 2012
21 Creative Commons Why the Internet won't get you any more friends Professor Robin Dunbar, Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, Oxford, gives a talk as part of the Keble College Creativity Lecture series. Robin Dunbar 28 Mar 2012
22 The Other Within: An Anthropology of Englishness Professor Chris Gosden talks about what it means to be English with reference to a project at the Pitt Rivers Museum called 'The Other Within'. Chris Gosden 27 Feb 2012
23 Creative Commons Can the West Live with Islam? Sir Jonathan Phillips of Keble College, Oxford, chairs a debate between Professor Nigel Biggar, Theology Faculty, University of Oxford, and Islamic Studies lecturer, Tim Winter, University of Cambridge; on the topic : Can the West Live with Islam? Nigel Biggar, Timothy Winter, Jonathan Phillips 17 Feb 2012
24 Creating Cyborgs Professor Kevin Warwick from Reading University talks about his innovative research in the area of robotics and cyborgs. Kevin Warwick 08 Feb 2012
25 Creativity Lecture 5: The Neuroscience of Creativity Professor Susan Greenfield explains how neuroscience can make innovative contributions to creativity by offering a perspective at the level of the physical brain. Susan Greenfield 06 Feb 2012
26 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
27 Creative Commons Creativity Lecture 4: Two Sides of the Creativity Coin - Innovation and Lock-in Professor Steve Rayner (University of Oxford) presents creative and innovative potential solutions to the energy crisis and problems caused by climate change. Steve Rayner 07 Jul 2011
28 Creative Commons Creativity Lecture 3: Creativity - Abduction or Improvisation? Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen) discusses his current research, on the comparative anthropology of the line, exploring issues on the interface between anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture. Tim Ingold 20 Jun 2011
29 Creativity Lecture 2: Creative Selves, Creative Expression Professor Richard Harper (Microsoft Research, Cambridge) presents on how to design for 'being human' in an age when human-as-machine type metaphors, deriving from Turing and others, tend to dominate thinking in the area. Richard Harper 20 Jun 2011
30 Creative Commons Creativity Lecture 1: Soul Dust - the Science and Art of Consciousness Nicholas Humphrey, a theoretical psychologist based in Cambridge, presents his work on the evolution of human intelligence and consciousness. Part of the Creativity Lecture Series by the Keble College Advanced Studies Centre. Nicholas Humphrey 23 May 2011
31 Partial Differential Equations: Origins, Developments and Roles in the Changing World Professor Gui-Qiang G. Chen presents in his inaugural lecture several examples to illustrate the origins, developments, and roles of partial differential equations in our changing world. Gui-Qiang George Chen 22 Dec 2010
32 Creative Commons Understanding Creativity Dr Chris Gosden gives a talk on creativity and artefacts and the development of tools and objects throughout human history. Delivered in Keble College as part of the OXford Alumni Weekend 2010. Chris Gosden 20 Oct 2010
33 Creative Commons Carbon Dating: The Science of When Things Happen Dr Thomas Higham gives a talk on Carbon Dating; the way in which scientists establish the age of ancient and prehistoric artefacts. This lecture was delivered at Keble College as part of the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2010. Thomas Higham 20 Oct 2010
34 Delete! Viktor Mayer-Schönberger looks at the important role that forgetting has played throughout human history, the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Helen Margetts 10 May 2010
35 RoboCup Dr. Steven Cameron takes us on a trip to RoboCup. Tiny players roll across the pitch, others lumber unsteadily or roll by. The goals keep coming but the players never tire. It's football, but not as we know it. Say hello to the future of sport. Steven Cameron 21 Dec 2009
36 Internet Governance and Regulation: The Future of the Internet - and How to Stop It What lies around the corner for the Internet .. and how do we avoid it? How can we study and affect the future of the Internet using the distributed power of the network itself? This is Jonathan Zittrain's inaugural lecture at the University of Oxford. Jonathan Zittrain 09 Oct 2009
37 Societies in Transition: Technology and Transition in the 21st Century Professor Rayner talks about society in the 21st century the impacts of science and technology, particularly cyber-technology and the Internet. He also asks how the new technology will change society and what it means to be a person. Steve Rayner 24 Mar 2009
38 Societies in Transition: Becoming Roman in Britain Lecture on Britain under Roman rule and the incorporation of Britain into the Roman world. Professor Gosden also talks about the significance of our environment, the outside, material world, and how it influences historical events in ancient history. Chris Gosden 24 Mar 2009
39 Showcase: Institute for Science and Civilization Showcase: Institute for Science and Civilization. Steve Rayner 15 Dec 2008