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  • Updated 30 Nov 2010 | 13 episodes | Faculty of Law

    This series of interviews, followed by a lecture, provides a unique insight in the process by which legislation is created in the United Kingdom. All the interviewees are involved in the making of legislation in Whitehall, in Parliament or in the wider worlds of politics.
    These materials were produced by the Statute Law Society, an educational charity devoted to promoting knowledge and...

  • Updated 26 Oct 2010 | 36 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    The first complete collection of Shakespeare's plays, from the First Folio of 1623, in their original spelling and orthography, presented in ePub format. The texts were originally prepared by Trevor Howard-Hill for use in his single colume concordances to Shakespeare (OUP, 1969f). They have since been reformatted to modern standards and carefully proofread by staff of Oxford University...

  • Updated 12 Oct 2010 | 11 episodes | St Cross College

    This podcast was recorded at a conference at St Cross College, University of Oxford, in March 2010. The conference brought together well-established historians of medieval Islamic history and contemporary psychiatrists to consider what 'madness' is.

    The workshop started with the physicians at the court of Saladin (and how they treated depression) and looked at other issues...

  • Updated 14 Sep 2010 | 5 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    Every year more than 10 million children under the age of five die in developing countries, nearly a million from malaria alone. Every day more than 2500 people die of malaria, most of them children. These are the statistics that help drive the tenacious work of Oxford researchers in tropical medicine. The genesis of Oxford’s involvement goes back to a conversation over a bottle of whiskey,...

  • Updated 01 Sep 2010 | 5 episodes | Oxford University Centre for the Environment

    International Women's Leadership Symposium. Celebrating the exceptional work and contributions of women's research and entrepreneurial endeavours - on some of our most critical challenges of climate change, sustainable energy and equity. Held on the 16th of June 2010 at the Said Business School, Oxford. Organised jointly by the UK Research Centre (UKERC) and the Females in...

  • Updated 02 Aug 2010 | 13 episodes | Saïd Business School

    Podcasts from the Medical Innovation Lecture Series by the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Said Business School, University of Oxford.

  • Updated 27 Jul 2010 | 4 episodes | Faculty of Classics

    In four short dialogues, Oliver Taplin, Emeritus Professor in the Oxford University Classics Department and Lorna Hardwick, Professor of Classical Studies and Director of the Classical Receptions in Late Twentieth Century Drama and Poetry in English project, discuss the issues surrounding the translation of Ancient Greek and Roman texts for modern audiences. Looking into the technical,...

  • Updated 19 Jul 2010 | 8 episodes | Oxford Department of International Development

    Podcasts from the workshop on the theory and practice of Immigration Detention Centres in both the UK and the rest of the world. This series of lectures look at the legal and political frameworks as well as the social impact of Immigration Detention Centres and the ideas of Asylum in the eyes of the government, human rights groups and those referred to as 'Asylum Seekers'.

  • Updated 22 Jun 2010 | 14 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Does Religion Lead to Tolerance or Intolerance? An international three-day conference in Oxford, organised by the Science and Religious Conflict Project team. It is an interdisciplinary conference on the theme of empirically informed approaches to understanding the ways in which religion increases or decreases tolerance.

  • Updated 21 Jun 2010 | 6 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    Podcasts of events and lectures taking place at HeLEX, investigating law, ethics, and practice in the area of emerging technologies in health.

  • Updated 27 May 2010 | 8 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    Podcasts from the Oxford Bioethics Network; comprising of seven research centres in the University of Oxford. Members of ethics centres discuss ethical, legal and social aspects of conducting medical research.

  • Updated 20 May 2010 | 5 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    Richard Dawkins' book The God Delusion has been a run away best seller. It has stimulated global debate, not always very charitable, about whether Dawkins is right to say that it is probably the case that God does not exist. During this weekend philosophers Marianne Talbot and Stephen Law will discuss the debate from a philosophical point of view. What are Dawkins' arguments? Are...

  • Updated 14 May 2010 | 2 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Special Philosophy lectures and seminars from the University of Oxford.

  • Updated 10 May 2010 | 7 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    The Bodleian Library's winter 2009/10 exhibition tells the story of how together Jews, Christians and Muslims have contributed to the development of the book. Crossing Borders: Hebrew Manuscripts as a Meeting-place of Cultures draws on the Bodleian's Hebrew holdings, one of the largest and most important collections of Hebrew manuscripts in the world.

    Covering a time span of...

  • Updated 16 Apr 2010 | 4 episodes | Humanities Division

    Dr Xiaoxin Wu from the University of San Francisco, delivers the 2010 Martin D'Arcy Memorial lectures to mark the 400th anniversary of Father Matteo Ricci's death, the missionary responsible for introducing Christianity into China. The lecture series; The Dragon and the Cross will offer contemporary perspectives on Christianity in China.

  • Updated 14 Apr 2010 | 4 episodes | IT Services

    On February 12th and 13th, Oxford University hosted the OCF 2010; the UK's first student conference to respond to the disappointing outcomes of Copenhagen. One hundred student leaders gathered to produce a plan of action to place students at the forefront of the UK's battle against climate change, the biggest social issue of our times.

  • Updated 14 Apr 2010 | 33 episodes | Oxford University Centre for the Environment

    Podcasts from the 4 Degrees and Beyond Conference - Implications of a Global Climate Change of 4 plus Degrees for People, Ecosystems and the Earth System. The conference was co-hosted by the Environmental Change Institute, the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the Met Office Hadley Centre and took place in Oxford on 28-30 September 2009.

  • Updated 08 Apr 2010 | 7 episodes | Oxford University Centre for the Environment

    Training videos the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) which helps organisations to adapt to inevitable climate change. While it's essential to reduce future greenhouse gas emissions, the effects of past emissions will continue to be felt for decades.
    These podcasts will show you what climate change means, how to use the online resources and tools which UKCIP have provided to...

  • Updated 15 Mar 2010 | 8 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    A podcast series about the credit crunch and global recession featuring Oxford academics. This series will examine how the current crisis developed, analyse market and government responses to it, and look at what might happen next.

  • Updated 08 Mar 2010 | 3 episodes | Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

    Podcasts from the Oxford Symposium on Justice and Self-Determination in West Papua held by the Oxford Transitional Justice Research group, part of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

  • Updated 05 Mar 2010 | 6 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    Many of the systemic risks that we will need to address in the 21st century depend crucially on the often unanticipated consequences of interactions within and between different types of systems. The emerging, interdisciplinary field of complex systems provides a shared language as well as mathematical and computational models that can help us understand the challenges we face in this...

  • Updated 05 Mar 2010 | 27 episodes | Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)

    In this series of physics lectures, Professor J.J. Binney explains how probabilities are obtained from quantum amplitudes, why they give rise to quantum interference, the concept of a complete set of amplitudes and how this defines a "quantum state". A book of the course can be obtained from http://bit.ly/binneybook

  • Updated 03 Mar 2010 | 7 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Indian Traces in Oxford was an exhibition mounted in collaboration with the Bodleian Library, showcasing the remarkably wide range of textual and photographic traces or leavings of Indian students, activists, politicians, artists and others in the Bodleian special collections and College libraries, in the period 1870-1950. The exhibition opened with a half-day workshop, on 1 March 2010, in...

  • Updated 01 Mar 2010 | 5 episodes | Humanities Division

    Martin Kemp discusses 'La Bella Principessa', a profile portrait of a Milanese lady, and the roles of himself, Pascal Cotte, and others including Paul Biro, in attributing this radiant and exciting picture to Leonardo da Vinci. Martin describes his story in coming across the picture, and moves on to the attribution process, first in terms of materials and technique, and then the new...

  • Updated 01 Mar 2010 | 4 episodes | Faculty of Classics

    Tragedy has been around for over 2500 years, from its earliest manifestations in the huge open-air gathering-places of Athens and other Greek city-states, to the theatres of Renaissance England, Spain and France, right through to the twentieth century with its cinematic tragedies, and the disturbing works of Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett. In four dialogues, Oliver Taplin, Emeritus Professor...

  • Updated 25 Feb 2010 | 2 episodes | Saïd Business School

    Podcasts of the Distinguished Speaker Series from the Said Business School

  • Updated 18 Feb 2010 | 4 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    Podcasts from the University of Oxford's vaccination research programmes, looking at innovative ways to vaccinate people against the world's most dangerous diseases

  • Updated 12 Feb 2010 | 8 episodes | Department of Oncology

    This podcast series examines cancer in the developing world, and the research and work being done by Oxford University and spin-out organisations such as AfrOx and IndOx to improve cancer prevention and treatment.

  • Updated 04 Feb 2010 | 4 episodes | Green Templeton College

    Is there a contradiction between profit-making and medical needs? How important are emerging markets for the future of pharmaceutical companies? And what are the ethical boundaries in the relationship between medical practitioners and pharma companies? This series of four lectures brings together leading figures in the pharmaceutical industry, health and business to look at the challenges of...

  • Updated 21 Jan 2010 | 5 episodes | Oxford University Development Office

    The University of Oxford's new UNIQ Summer Schools are targeted at high performing year 12 students in state schools and colleges. Taking place in July 2010, 500 places will be available across 20 undergraduate degree
    subjects. Applications opened on Monday 11 January and close on Friday 12 March 2010. Successful applicants will spend a week living in an Oxford college, attending...

  • Updated 12 Jan 2010 | 8 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    Presentations and lectures from the 1909 People's Budget Symposium, held in October, 2009 on Lloyd George's landmark budget in 1909, which gave way to significant social reforms.

  • Updated 12 Jan 2010 | 5 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    The issues surrounding the state censorship of literature in Apartheid era South Africa are discussed in this series between Peter McDonald and other academics at Oxford University. In this series Peter discusses the legal, political and literary perspectives of censorship in literature in South Africa.

  • Updated 11 Jan 2010 | 6 episodes | Department of Materials

    Weird new possibilities emerge as we explore the nanoworld, the universe at the length scale of a billionth of a metre. Here the theory of quantum mechanics bewilders our everyday common sense, as Erwin Schrödinger famously expressed when he imagined a cat that was both dead and alive at the same time! Now Dr Simon Benjamin shows us how experts in physics, chemistry and materials science are...

  • Updated 07 Jan 2010 | 3 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    Podcast series with Rosemary Foot, Professor of International Relations and Swire Senior Research Fellow at St Antony's College. Professor Foot talks about the relationship between America and China, the two most powerful nations in the world. The series looks at issues of the financial crisis, global warming, the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and ways in which these two states can...

  • Updated 05 Jan 2010 | 2 episodes | Oxford University Development Office

    The Race Equality Network was formally launched on Thursday 29th October 2009 at Wadham College. Dr David Mills, from the Department of Education delivered a presentation on "Learning differently, teaching inclusively". The keynote speech was delivered by Karen Chouhan, Director of Equanomics and one of the Joseph Rowntree visionaries.

    The aims of the network are:

    * To...

  • Updated 23 Dec 2009 | 7 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Keynote speeches and special session given at the international conference 'Nietzsche on Mind and Nature', held at St. Peter's College, Oxford, 11-13 September 2009, organized by the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford.

  • Updated 17 Dec 2009 | 7 episodes | University College

    What is globalisation? What are the key factors of the current financial crisis? What are key institutions like the World Bank, the G8, the G20 and the IMF? In this series, Global Economic Governance Program Director Ngaire Woods and doctoral student Jeni Whalen and research assistant Christina Ward discuss these questions and try to understand the current financial crisis and globalisation...

  • Updated 10 Dec 2009 | 3 episodes | IT Services
  • Updated 27 Nov 2009 | 1 episode | Oxford University Centre for the Environment

    The Louwes Fund was established to undertake research on both water and food at Leiden University and the University of Oxford. The Oxford Water Futures Programme (formerly the Oxford Centre for Water Research) has established both the Louwes Scholarship and the Louwes Fellowship.

  • Updated 27 Nov 2009 | 6 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    Achieving an end-state of "zero" has emerged as an important policy goal for a number of 21st Century challenges. The most prominent example is the "Global Zero" campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons. Yet, in a century of globalization, when the life of every individual is directly affected by a vast network of forces beyond their control, this concept has the power to...

  • Updated 25 Nov 2009 | 3 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    A collection of short presentations about projects and the research being carried out by staff at the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education.

  • Updated 06 Nov 2009 | 2 episodes | St Cross College

    Audio files of lectures given at St Cross College covering a variety of subjects

  • Updated 29 Oct 2009 | 9 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    The goal of the Global Health Clinical Trials Programme is to promote and make easier the conduct of non-commercial clinical research across all diseases in resource-poor settings. We present a series of short lectures to provide an introduction to clinical trials and explore some of the challenges facing clinical trialists in resource-limited settings.

  • Updated 08 Oct 2009 | 6 episodes | Oxford University Development Office

    People from all walks of life and all parts of the world have been visiting us for nine centuries and we are delighted that via this site you are joining that long tradition. Oxford was the first University in the English-speaking world. Our aim is to remain at the forefront of centres of learning, teaching and research.

    The Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes, CH

  • Updated 08 Oct 2009 | 4 episodes | IT Services

    People from all walks of life and all parts of the world have been visiting us for nine centuries and we are delighted that via this site you are joining that long tradition. Oxford was the first University in the English-speaking world. Our aim is to remain at the forefront of centres for learning, teaching and research. The Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes, CH.

  • Updated 30 Sep 2009 | 1 episode | IT Services

    A welcome message from Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

  • Updated 03 Sep 2009 | 5 episodes | Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)

    A crack team of Oxford University scientists investigate the hottest new science topics. Presented by Professor Marcus du Sautoy.

  • Updated 17 Aug 2009 | 7 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    In July 2008 the Future of Humanity Institute hosted a number of leading experts on different global catastrophic risks. The conference provided delegates with an overview of the key risks, and the state of current thinking on each of them. It brought scholars together from many different disciplines to discuss the common problems and methodologies which affect the study of global catastrophic...

  • Updated 11 Aug 2009 | 6 episodes | Oxford University Centre for the Environment

    The UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) helps organisations to adapt to inevitable climate change. While it’s essential to reduce future greenhouse gas emissions, the effects of past emissions will continue to be felt for decades. Since 1997 UKCIP has been working with the public, private and voluntary sectors to assess how a changing climate will affect construction, working practices,...

  • Updated 10 Jul 2009 | 8 episodes | University Administration and Services (UAS)

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