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In Our Spare Time

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.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Language, Mobility and Belonging A new episode of of in our spare time, this time looking at the social aspects of language. Aled Walker, Rosemary Hall, Nancy Hawker, Leonie Schulte 20 Mar 2017
2 Criminology Oxford graduate students discuss Criminology, and the societal affects of real-life crime documentaries. Aled Walker, Kate Evans, Liz Kullmann, Jess Jo 20 Jan 2017
3 Évariste Galois Oxford graduate students discuss the life and work of 19th century French mathematical prodigy Évariste Galois Aled Walker, Chris Nicholls, Benjamin Green. 18 Jan 2017
4 Clytemenstra Host Alice Harberd discusses Clytemnestra, a fascinating character from Greek Tragedy, with Emily Clifford and Lily Aaronovitch. Alice Harberd, Emily Clifford, Lily Aaronovitch 02 Dec 2016
5 Science and Politics Oxford DPhil students discuss the relationship between scientific advice and government policy Aled Walker, Kathryn Boast, Rob Shalloo 04 Nov 2016
6 The American election of 1896 Host Aled Walker is joined by DPhil students Nonie Kubie and Daniel Rowe to discuss the American presidential election of 1896, a fascinating and pivotal moment in American history. Aled Walker, Nonie Kubie, Dan Rowe 21 Oct 2016
7 Shakespeare and Music Alice Harberd, Michael Dobson, Fleur Smith, Adriana Stoiber, and Simon Smith discuss Shakespeare and Music. Alice Harberd, Michael Dobson, Fleur Smith, Adriana Stoiber 25 Jul 2016
8 Marxism Host Aled Walker and guests Cameron J. Quinn and Xavier Cohen discuss the life, the work, and the legacy of Karl Marx. Aled Walker, Cameron J Quinn, Xavier Cohen 29 Jun 2016
9 The Prime Number Theorem Oxford Students discuss the Prime Number Theorem. Aled Walker, Simon Myerson, Sofia Lindqvist, Jamie Beacom 09 Jun 2016
10 The life of Oscar Wilde Oxford students discuss the life of Oscar Wilde. Aled Walker, Davis Rivera, Yannick Lambert, Conor Malloy 26 May 2016
11 Medieval Song Oxford students discuss medieval songs. Aled Walker, Meghan Quinlan, Joseph Mason 13 May 2016
12 Dark Matter Oxford Students discuss Dark Matter. Aled Walker, Peter Hatfield, Fran Day, Talitha Bromwich 04 Apr 2016
13 Cicero's 'De Inventione'' Oxford students discuss roman senator Cicero. Aled Walker, Thierry Hirsch, Alice Harberd, Andrew Sillett 04 Apr 2016