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  • Updated 12 Dec 2017 | 9 episodes | Department of Computer Science

    This series is host to episodes created by the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, one of the longest-established Computer Science departments in the country.

    The series reflects this department's world-class research and teaching by providing talks that encompass topics such as computational biology, quantum computing, computational linguistics, information...

  • Updated 08 Dec 2017 | 41 episodes | 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...

  • Updated 07 Dec 2017 | 38 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 06 Dec 2017 | 5 episodes | Kellogg College

    Kellogg College annual lecture series sponsored by Bynum E. Tudor.

  • Updated 04 Dec 2017 | 1 episode | St Edmund Hall

    The Emden Lecture is an annual event at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, given by a guest historian and pitched at a non-specialist audience. It is named in honour of A.B. Emden, a distinguished medievalist and historian of universities who was Principal of St Edmund Hall from 1929 to 1951.

  • Updated 04 Dec 2017 | 6 episodes | Hertford College

    A series of lectures given on each Prime Minister's relationship with Europe since Margaret Thatcher by an individual who worked very closely with that leader. The series of lectures was recorded in Autumn 2017 at the Weston Library hosted by Will Hutton, the Principal of Hertford College, in conjunction with Lord Adonis.

  • Updated 29 Nov 2017 | 12 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 28 Nov 2017 | 13 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    The Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade aims to provide an international hub for interdisciplinary research on the illegal wildlife trade, and foster strong partnerships across sectors, particularly through its Wildlife Trade Symposia. Evolving Perspectives on the Demand for Illegal Wildlife Products is our first symposium to be held in Oxford, on the 25th-27th September 2017...

  • Updated 24 Nov 2017 | 4 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    A series of four lectures delivered by Prof. Victoria Kahn in October 2017, arguing that literature in the Reformation is one vehicle by which religious belief was itself transformed into a human artifact, whether we understand this as a poetic artifact or a mental fiction. This transformation in turn helped produce the eighteenth-century discipline of aesthetics, with its emphasis on our...

  • Updated 24 Nov 2017 | 4 episodes | Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

    The CPM is an innovative partnership between the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and St Anne’s College at the University of Oxford. The Centre contributes to facilitating a more individualised approach to healthcare by providing a focus for multidisciplinary collaboration; enhancing the educational experience of students, academics, clinicians and the public; and facilitating new...

  • Updated 23 Nov 2017 | 16 episodes | Faculty of History

    Podcasts from the History Faculty. Today the University is one of the world's most encompassing centres for the study of history. The faculty has about a hundred permanent teaching staff, nearly twelve hundred undergraduates, and almost five hundred graduate students attracted from many countries. Historians also abound in other departments. At their service is the Bodleian library and...

  • Updated 20 Nov 2017 | 62 episodes | Department of Physics

    The Department of Physics public lecture series. An exciting series of lectures about the research at Oxford Physics take place throughout the academic year. Looking at topics diverse as the creation of the universe to the science of climate change.

  • Updated 15 Nov 2017 | 1 episode | The Queen's College

    An interdisciplinary research series hosted by Queen's College that brings together specialists and students working on manuscript and text cultures of the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean (Greece and Rome), ancient East and South Asia, and medieval Europe.

  • Updated 14 Nov 2017 | 6 episodes | New College

    The Visiting Professorship of Opera is funded by New College, and invites leading figures in the operatic world to Oxford each year to give instruction and practice in their areas of expertise. Professors take up residence for short periods while they are involved in a variety of sessions which will include lectures, symposia, masterclasses and performance. Events are open to student and...

  • Updated 13 Nov 2017 | 31 episodes | Department of Economics

    This series focuses on annual international conference of The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) - an economic research centre within the Department of Economics at Oxford University. Papers presented at the conference address issues central to African development.

  • Updated 13 Nov 2017 | 21 episodes | Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

    The annual public Uehiro Lecture Series captures the ethos of the Uehiro Centre, which is to bring the best scholarship in analytic philosophy to bear on the most significant problems of our time, and to make progress in the analysis and resolution of these issues to the highest academic standard, in a manner that is also accessible to the general public. Philosophy should not only create...

  • Updated 02 Nov 2017 | 9 episodes | Department of Social Policy and Intervention

    The Sidney Ball Memorial Lectures were established after the First World War in memory of Sidney Ball who was a philosophy fellow at St John's College, Oxford. Sidney Ball was both a political radical and 'an energetic university reformer' concerned that contemporary social and economic problems should be studied at Oxford.

  • Updated 31 Oct 2017 | 74 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    The region of Latin America and the Caribbean has long demonstrated hospitality towards those fleeing conflict and persecution within the region and from further afield. Faced with newer causes of displacement, such as the violence of organised criminal gangs and the adverse effects of climate change, Latin American and Caribbean countries are continuing to expand and adapt their protection...

  • Updated 27 Oct 2017 | 49 episodes | Mansfield College

    Mansfield College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. Our membership comprises approximately 50 academic staff, 220 undergraduates, 50 graduates and 35 visiting students. This small size engenders friendly and close relationships not only amongst undergraduates, but also between Junior (undergraduate), Middle (graduate) and Senior (tutors) Common Rooms.

  • Updated 20 Oct 2017 | 1 episode | Department of Pharmacology

    The Department of Pharmacology is one of the pre-clinical science departments that form part of the University’s Medical Sciences Division and is focused on basic life sciences research, undergraduate teaching for medicine and biomedical sciences students and the training and development of graduate students.

    The Department of Pharmacology is at the forefront of research into the...

  • Updated 20 Oct 2017 | 9 episodes | Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

    The Future of Science Symposium, hosted by the Dunn School Graduate Student Association, invites you to explore how the scientific world will change over the next ten years. The symposium coincides with the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Sir William Dunn School and will spotlight some of the most interesting ideas about the future of research, publishing, science communication, funding...

  • Updated 16 Oct 2017 | 4 episodes | St Catherine's College

    The Chair of Contemporary Theatre, founded through a grant from the Mackintosh Foundation at St Catherine's College, aims to promote interest in, and the study and practice of, contemporary theatre. The Visiting Professorship has previously been held by actors, writers, directors, and producers including Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Miller, Alan Ayckbourn, Richard Eyre, Phyllida Lloyd and...

  • Updated 11 Oct 2017 | 19 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    Malaria is an endemic disease in much of the world, and is a major contributor to child and infant mortality in many countries. Our malaria podcasts describe efforts by NDM clinicians and scientists, in Oxford and around the world, to treat and prevent malaria, including vaccine development, parasitology, and improved treatment for severe malaria, with the aim to lessen the disease burden on...

  • Updated 04 Oct 2017 | 15 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 03 Oct 2017 | 4 episodes | University Administration and Services (UAS)

    This series is unique in being wholly dedicated to female speakers. It is intended to showcase the enormous range of women's careers and raise the profile of women of high achievement in order to increase the range of role models accessible to challenge and inspire women both at Oxford and outside. The lecture series is funded by the Vice Chancellor's Diversity Fund.

  • Updated 29 Sep 2017 | 42 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

    Lectures and seminars organised by the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

  • Updated 19 Sep 2017 | 3 episodes | Department of Chemistry

    Full length features recorded from live lectures that delve deeply into the research happening in the Department of Chemistry. From the sequence of our genomes to the heat in our food, the research featured here is already impacting our daily lives.

  • Updated 15 Sep 2017 | 216 episodes | Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

    Podcasts from the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography. The School is renowned for its contributions to anthropological theory, its commitment to long-term ethnographic fieldwork, and its association with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the anthropology of visual and material culture. Home to over forty academic staff, over a hundred doctoral students, twelve Master’s programmes, and two...

  • Updated 12 Sep 2017 | 10 episodes | Faculty of History

    A series of seminars exploring the global and local dimensions of the First World War. History Faculty, University of Oxford. Convened by Dr Jonathan Krause and Mr Jack Doyle.

  • Updated 23 Aug 2017 | 26 episodes | Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

    The Oxford Loebel Lectures and Research Programme (OLLRP) were established in 2013 with the generous support of J. Pierre Loebel, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, and Felice Loebel. The purpose of OLLRP is to address the shortcomings of a unilinear approach to mental illness that arise from focusing uniquely on biological,...

  • Updated 14 Aug 2017 | 29 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.
    Music by Setuniman http://www.freesound.org/people/Setuniman/sounds/241138 from...

  • Updated 27 Jul 2017 | 6 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    The Humanities Division at Oxford has developed an exciting relationship with the National Trust, culminating in the Trusted Source Knowledge Transfer Partnership.


    Celebrating our collaboration, this interdisciplinary lecture series explores and interrogates the many challenges and opportunities...

  • Updated 26 Jul 2017 | 15 episodes | Magdalen College

    A 45-minute podcast in which a panel of Oxford students and young researchers join hosts Aled Walker and Alice Harberd to discuss their academic and intellectual passions. Each episode 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 25 Jul 2017 | 17 episodes | Department of Psychiatry

    Presentations from the Ethics and Early Intervention in Mental Health: Promoting Change through Research conference, held in Oxford on 23rd June 2017. This conference was organised by the Neurosec, Neuroscience, Ethics and Society network, part of the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry alongside the BeGOOD: Early Intervention Ethics, and The Wellcome Trust.

  • Updated 25 Jul 2017 | 7 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    The Gender and Authority project, jointly supported by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities and the Balliol Interdisciplinary Institute, aims to explore and question received notions of social and cultural authority, specifically as they intersect with issues of gender. Provoked initially by the idea of the canon, ‘the list of works considered to be permanently established as being of...

  • Updated 25 Jul 2017 | 22 episodes | Faculty of Classics

    The art of ancient Greece and Rome, and its collection and reception since antiquity, the Beazley archive (established in 1956 by Sir John Beazley) studies the antiquities of ancient Greece and Rome, within the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford. The archive has a collection of over a quarter of a million photographs, prints, books, catalogues and gem impressions.

  • Updated 14 Jul 2017 | 3 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Presentations from the workshop ‘Teaching the Codex’ https://teachingthecodex.wordpress.com at Merton College, Oxford, organised by Mary Boyle and Tristan Franklinos, sponsored by the Merton History of the Book Group, TORCH Oxford Medieval Studies programme http://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/...

  • Updated 13 Jul 2017 | 1 episode | IT Services

    A wide range of innovative technologies for teaching, learning and assessment is exciting the curiosity of tutors and lecturers in Oxford today. We can help you harness your curiosity! With your teaching objectives as the starting-point, we can help you to identify the optimal technique and tool to meet your needs and provide your students with a stimulating and productive learning experience...

  • Updated 07 Jul 2017 | 42 episodes | Humanities Division

    The Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School is the University of Oxford's annual training event for the Digital Humanities. Each delegate follows a week-long workshop and supplements this with additional parallel lectures, which have been filmed as part of this series.

  • Updated 29 Jun 2017 | 10 episodes | Faculty of Theology and Religion

    The Great Debated is a series of fifteen lectures by Timothy McGrew, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Philosophy, Western Michigan University. The 'Great Debate' is a convenient umbrella term for a set of theological and philosophocal disputes about miracles, prophecy, and theism itself in the wake of the Deist Controversy. These disputes spanned roughly the years 1760...

  • Updated 27 Jun 2017 | 63 episodes | Green Templeton College

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

  • Updated 27 Jun 2017 | 4 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

    Families for the Treatment of Hereditary MND (FATHoM) is an initiative to bring together the community of families affected by inherited (genetic) forms of MND. This first event is a meeting led by Professor Martin Turner and Professor Kevin Talbot consisting of expert talks on key issues affecting such families.

  • Updated 26 Jun 2017 | 12 episodes | Department of Computer Science

    Christopher Strachey (1916–1975) was a pioneering computer scientist and the founder of the Programming Research Group, now part of the Department of Computer Science at Oxford University. Although Strachey was keenly interested in the practical aspects of computing, it is in the theoretical side that he most indelibly left his mark, notably by creating with Dana Scott the denotational (or as...

  • Updated 22 Jun 2017 | 36 episodes | Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion

    The Deist Controversy was an extended debate that took place first in England and then Continental Europe roughly from the late 1600s through the mid 1700s. The deists, most of whom believed that there was a god worthy of worship who had created the world, denied special divine action beyond creation. Hence they claimed that Christianity as a revealed religion was false or even contemptible. A...

  • Updated 21 Jun 2017 | 114 episodes | Oxford Department of International Development

    Podcasts recorded by the International Migration Institute

  • Updated 13 Jun 2017 | 16 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    Every year, about 65 DPhil students start a life changing experience in the Nuffield Department of Medicine in Oxford. The Department offers highly competitive NDM Doctoral Prize Studentship to outstanding candidates of any nationality.

  • Updated 13 Jun 2017 | 99 episodes | St John's College

    An annual conference to explore 'Building Peace' from multidisciplinary perspectives held in Oxford. The 2012 conference was entitled, ‘Disciplines of Peace’. The 2012 conference themes included exploring different aspects of the field of peace studies: the relationship between academic research and the practice of peacemaking, peacebuilding and peacekeeping; the skills needed for...

  • Updated 08 Jun 2017 | 4 episodes | Linacre College

    The Tanner Lectures on Human Values is a multiversity lecture series in the humanities, founded on July 1, 1978, at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, by the American scholar Obert Clark Tanner. In founding the lecture, he defined their purpose as follows:

    I hope these lectures will contribute to the intellectual and moral life of mankind. I see them simply as a search for a better...

  • Updated 02 Jun 2017 | 125 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 31 May 2017 | 45 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    The 'Reformation 2017‘ series highlights some of the events connected with the activities around the 500th anniversary of the publication of Martin Luther’s 95 theses in 1517. A full documentation of ongoing projects can be found at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/taylor-reformation/