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  • Updated 11 Dec 2019 | 3 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    The one-day workshop Post-Conflict Landscapes was co-convened by Professor Fiona Stafford (Professor of English, Oxford) in collaboration with the National Trust in support of the National Trust’s 2019 ‘People’s Landscapes’ National Public Programme.

    The impact of major conflicts on a landscape are immediate and obvious – in the devastation of cities, the sites of pitched battles, the...

  • Updated 09 Dec 2019 | 1 episode | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Professor of Poetry Alice Oswald gives her lectures on poetry, language, literature, beauty and life every term.

    The Professor of Poetry lectures were conceived in 1708 by Berkshire landowner Henry Birkhead and began after he bequeathed some money so it could be a valuable supplement to the curriculum. He believed ‘the reading of the ancient poets gave keenness and polish to the minds...

  • Updated 06 Dec 2019 | 4 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    'Food futures: how can we safeguard the planet’s health, and our own?' is the Michaelmas Term 2019 Lecture Series from the Oxford Martin School.

    Food is an essential part of life, but what we eat, how we grow, manufacture our food, how we distribute food, and how we access food can govern many factors of ours and the planet’s life. From the governance and economies of food...

  • Updated 02 Dec 2019 | 4 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Annual French lecture

  • Updated 27 Nov 2019 | 17 episodes | Department of Education

    Research in the department is organised under themes which demonstrate our focus on learning across the life-course.

    Research Groups and Centres are nested within the themes and provide opportunities for research staff and higher degree students to obtain critical commentary on ongoing research, develop their research thinking and plan new research projects.

    As part of this...

  • Updated 27 Nov 2019 | 2 episodes | Balliol College

    Lectures, seminars, and conferences held in the chapel of Balliol College, University of Oxford.

  • Updated 26 Nov 2019 | 2 episodes | Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG)

    DPAG is a major basic-science department within the Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Oxford, home to a large number of internationally-renowned teams of scientists addressing the most important questions in biomedicine.

  • Updated 22 Nov 2019 | 6 episodes | Department of Education

    The Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) is an international research centre focused on higher education and its future development, based at Oxford University. This series collects the weekly seminars that CGHE hosts with its researchers and guest speakers.

  • Updated 21 Nov 2019 | 12 episodes | Voltaire Foundation

    The Voltaire Foundation is a world leader for eighteenth-century scholarship, publishing the definitive edition of the Complete Works of Voltaire (Œuvres complètes de Voltaire), as well as Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (previously SVEC), the foremost series devoted to Enlightenment studies, and the correspondences of several key French thinkers.

  • Updated 20 Nov 2019 | 3 episodes | The Queen's College

    This podcast series is for the curious mind. Take a closer look at the Queen’s College Library's impressive collection through its eclectic exhibitions. Each episode features the recording of a talk associated with the Library's latest exhibition.

  • Updated 19 Nov 2019 | 2 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    Literatures of multilingual Europe was a series of lectures given at the Taylor Institution Library in Autumn 2018 and Summer 2019 designed to accompany the Bodleian Exhibition 'Babel: adventures in translation' (15th February - 2nd June 2019). Each lecture was intended to provide an introduction to some of the less well-known European literatures and at the same time to showcase...

  • Updated 19 Nov 2019 | 134 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 12 Nov 2019 | 6 episodes | Pitt Rivers Museum

    Discussing public engagement in research into assistive living technologies. The podcast series comprises conversations between health services researchers, Museum experts and community members on wide-ranging topics relating to assistive living technologies including living with disability, ageing, conservation and ethics.

    Studies in Co-Creating Assisted Living Solutions (SCALS) is...

  • Updated 12 Nov 2019 | 22 episodes | Faculty of Law

    Border Criminologies brings together academics, practitioners and those who have experienced border control from around the world. Showcasing original research from a range of perspectives, we hope to better understand the effect of border control and to explore alternatives. Through an emphasis on visual resources and first hand accounts we hope to flesh out our understanding of the lived...

  • Updated 11 Nov 2019 | 152 episodes | Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

    Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) is an inter-disciplinary network of more than 100 Oxford staff and students working broadly on issues of transition in societies recovering from mass conflict and/or repressive rule. OTJR is dedicated to producing high-quality scholarship that connects intimately to practical and policy questions in transitional justice, focusing on the following...

  • Updated 08 Nov 2019 | 10 episodes | Nuffield College

    A series of talks from the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS), which took place in Oxford, 2019. The full programme, downloadable slides & data, and more details about the institute can be found at https://compsocialscience.github.io/summer-institute/2019/oxford/

    SICSS-Oxford...

  • Updated 25 Oct 2019 | 62 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    Voluntary return in safety and with dignity as a durable solution to displacement has long been a core tenet of the international refugee regime. In the 23 articles on Return in this issue of FMR, authors explore various obstacles to achieving sustainable return, some of which are common to diverse situations of displacement while others are specific to certain contexts. Many of the authors...

  • Updated 23 Oct 2019 | 5 episodes | Kellogg College

    David Nicholls was one of the most distinguished priest-scholars in the Church of England’s recent history. In his early years of ministry he was part of a dynamic movement of student chaplaincy which gathered around the charismatic figure of Gordon Phillips and the Church of Christ the King in London in the early 1960s. His subsequent years, as lecturer in Politics at the University of the...

  • Updated 22 Oct 2019 | 1 episode | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    The Faculty is one of the leading centres for the study of European language, literature, and culture world-wide, offering expertise in the entire chronological range from the earliest times to the present day, and with specialists in film studies, cultural studies, and cultural history as well as languages and literatures.

  • Updated 17 Oct 2019 | 27 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 17 Oct 2019 | 5 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 13 Oct 2019 | 31 episodes | Department of Computer Science

    The scientific study of consciousness is a young and thriving field, encompassing empirical and theoretical research of multiple disciplines. This conference aims to bring together researchers whose scientific activity relates to the theoretical and mathematical foundations of this field and to thereby promote the study and creation of models of consciousness and formal approaches to the mind-...

  • Updated 04 Oct 2019 | 28 episodes | St Anne's College

    St Anne's stands out in Oxford as a college that is down to earth, modern, informal and open to the world. It also has a determined sense of its academic purpose.
    It began in 1879 offering a university education to women who otherwise would have found it unaffordable. It became a full College of the University in 1952. It has taken both men and women since 1979, and is now one of...

  • Updated 29 Sep 2019 | 18 episodes | Faculty of History

    Convergence/Divergence: New Approaches to the Global History of Capitalism Conference

    The Global History of Capitalism project, housed within the Oxford Centre for Global History, is a focal point for ongoing scholarship on the history of capitalism. The project promotes an explicitly global perspective that contextualises the history of capitalism beyond the West and investigates the...

  • Updated 13 Sep 2019 | 3 episodes | University Museum of Natural History

    This podcast series presents recordings of talks given at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History as part of its public programme of events. The Museum of Natural History was founded in 1860, and today it holds an internationally significant collection of natural history specimens and archives. Housed in a stunning neo-Gothic building inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites, the Museum is home...

  • Updated 02 Sep 2019 | 4 episodes |

    Science is discovering things that have never been discovered before. It is one of the most exciting fields. There is so much science research going on out there, it is hard to keep track!
     Claire Hill, a PhD student at Oxford University, takes a new topic each month - summarises the science, outlines the debates and excites us about the future.
     What science has got you thinking?...

  • Updated 14 Aug 2019 | 3 episodes | Student Administration and Services

    In this series aimed at new students at Oxford we offer some insights and advice from current students reflecting on their own experiences at the University. The material will be relevant to all new starters but of particular value to new students from outside the UK.

  • Updated 05 Aug 2019 | 3 episodes | Faculty of Music

    In this series, members of the Transforming Nineteenth-Century Historically Informed Practice research team (TCHIP) discuss aspects of their ongoing research on the project. Each episode will focus on a different aspect of the project, from new historical research into under-examined musicians and practices, empirical approaches using new technologies into the current practices of musicians,...

  • Updated 16 Jul 2019 | 57 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    Translational research in NDM has a truly worldwide impact, with scientists and clinicians investigating epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of disease on a global scale. Our podcasts on Global Health illuminate this work, and discuss research conducted in Oxford and around the world to better understand and manage emerging and endemic diseases.

  • Updated 16 Jul 2019 | 29 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 12 Jul 2019 | 16 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    Follow the development of the TORCH-Ashmolean research project Talking Sense in these podcasts, hosted and produced by two participants of the project: Jonathan Lawrence and Christy Callaway-Gale

  • Updated 09 Jul 2019 | 21 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 08 Jul 2019 | 253 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 08 Jul 2019 | 5 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    This was a workshop held on 31 May, 2019 at the Oxford Martin School, as a celebration of Jerry Ravetz’s career and work. It was sponsored by the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society at Oxford University. Information about the event is available at https://www.insis.ox.ac.uk/event/science-post-normal-...

  • Updated 08 Jul 2019 | 122 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 24 Jun 2019 | 3 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    In this podcast series, researchers from the ERC-funded "Diseases of Modern Life" project at the University of Oxford join experts from a range of fields to discuss some of the major questions surrounding the scientific, technological and medical developments that have defined the modern era, from the nineteenth century to the present day.

  • Updated 20 Jun 2019 | 58 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    We each live according to our own personal code of ethics but what moral principles guide our work? The 19 feature theme articles in this issue debate many of the ethical questions that confront us in programming, research, safeguarding and volunteering, and in our use of data, new technologies, messaging and images. Prepare to be enlightened, unsettled and challenged. This issue is being...

  • Updated 18 Jun 2019 | 22 episodes | Faculty of Classics

    Podcasts of the lectures and in-conversation events with acclaimed actors, directors, playwrights, and academics, on modern and historic performances inspired by ancient Greek and Roman texts - hosted by the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama. For upcoming public events please visit the APGRD website.

  • Updated 14 Jun 2019 | 8 episodes | Faculty of Oriental Studies

    Welcome to Staying Alive, a podcast series on contemporary poetry and crisis, hosted by Adriana Jacobs. Each episode of Staying Alive will feature a conversation with a contemporary poet with whom I will discuss the relation between poetry and crisis. From Denver, Colorado to Tel Aviv, Israel, our conversations address modern crises - from the political to the environmental - as well as...

  • Updated 13 Jun 2019 | 4 episodes | University Administration and Services (UAS)

    This annual lecture series celebrates the achievements of disabled people. The University is committed to establishing an inclusive environment, and we hope that this lecture series will be inspiring and empowering for everyone, particularly for our disabled staff and students. We hope that it will also increase understanding of the experiences of people living with a disability and of the...

  • Updated 05 Jun 2019 | 53 episodes | Department of 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 31 May 2019 | 55 episodes | Faculty of Law

    Lectures on international law issues by eminent scholars, practitioners and judges of national and international courts. The lecture series is brought to you by the Public International Law Discussion Group, part of the Law Faculty of the University of Oxford, and is supported by the British Branch of the International Law Association and Oxford University Press. Further details of this series...

  • Updated 29 May 2019 | 3 episodes | Somerville College

    Somerville was founded in 1879 to give women, at that time excluded from membership of the University, the chance to benefit from an Oxford education. The College, which has admitted men since 1994, enjoys a wealth of different social, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds from around the world, making it an exciting, inspiring and welcoming home for undergraduates and graduates alike. The unifying...

  • Updated 29 May 2019 | 5 episodes | School of Geography and the Environment

    This podcast is designed to give you an insight into the University of Oxford's digital - visual - cultural series of events. The series is interested in exploring the impact of digital visualising technologies on contemporary life and hope to give you a taste of why you should be too! Bite-sized episodes will introduce you to a range of themes and discussions, as well as multiple voices...

  • Updated 17 May 2019 | 12 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Poet, playwright and novelist, Simon Armitage was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford University in 2015. This series features his public engagements.

    Series image credit Paul Wolfgang Webster.

  • Updated 17 May 2019 | 20 episodes | University College

    Podcasts from University College

  • Updated 16 May 2019 | 6 episodes | Faculty of Oriental Studies

    A series based on the study and research of Ancient Egyptian poetry by Oxford's Professor of Egyptology, Richard Bruce Parkinson

  • Updated 07 May 2019 | 3 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    Welcome to Alliance: a podcast about the humanities and existential risk. Existential risks are risks that threaten to wipe out humanity or destroy human civilisation, like nuclear warfare, climate change and artificial intelligence. Join us as we discover what the humanities - history, philosophy, literature and the arts - have to say about them.

    This series is run by Alice Evatt (...

  • Updated 02 May 2019 | 6 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 01 May 2019 | 79 episodes | Pembroke College

    The Oxford CCW Programme is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of war and armed conflict. Based at Pembroke College, the department conducts research on a wide range of issues pertaining to the history of war in the modern period, and seeks to be 'policy-relevant' to more recent conflicts through elucidation, explication and education.

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