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  • Updated 25 Jul 2013 | 8 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Many people and countries are now beginning to evaluate the success of their lives or society not purely in terms of money or gross domestic product. The currency of traditional economics - preference satisfaction - has fallen into question as an ethical value. The global financial crisis is seen by many as a failure of capitalism. Some countries have proposed a Gross Happiness Index to...

  • Updated 24 Jul 2013 | 9 episodes | Ertegun Graduate Scholarships Programme

    International conference organised by Ertegun Scholar Manuel Muhlbacher and his college advisor Nicholas Cronk. Imprisoned during his lifetime and sanctified in the twentieth century, the Marquis de Sade has attracted considerable critical interest during the last decades. He was a favourite of literary theory in the sixties and seventies, while more recent scholarship has begun to explore...

  • Updated 24 Jul 2013 | 21 episodes | Museum of the History of Science

    The History of Science Museum houses an unrivaled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the collection and the building, the Museum occupies a special position, both in the study of the history of science and in the development of western culture and collecting....

  • Updated 24 Jul 2013 | 11 episodes | Rothermere American Institute

    An International Symposium funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and co-organized by the Rothermere American Institute and the Art History Department, University of Oxford and the Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham, UK. This event is also made possible due to sponsorship by the Philip Leverhulme Trust.

  • Updated 22 Jul 2013 | 9 episodes | Oxford University Centre for the Environment

    In this series of lectures, various presenters outline key energy issues. All presentations were part of events organised by the UK Energy Research Centre's conference team, the Meeting Place. The Meeting Place brings together diverse people within the energy community to bring benefits to UK energy researchers.

  • Updated 19 Jul 2013 | 5 episodes | Department of Chemistry

    It was here in Oxford, in the 1600s, that great minds such as Hooke, Boyle, Willis and Wren laid the foundations of modern experimental science. Like their famous forebears, today's Oxford scientists continue to undertake world-leading research: making fundamental new discoveries and applying cutting-edge knowledge to the major societal and technological challenges of the day. The...

  • Updated 18 Jul 2013 | 3 episodes | Department of Chemistry

    It was here in Oxford, in the 1600s, that great minds such as Hooke, Boyle, Willis and Wren laid the foundations of modern experimental science. Like their famous forebears, today's Oxford scientists continue to undertake world-leading research: making fundamental new discoveries and applying cutting-edge knowledge to the major societal and technological challenges of the day. The...

  • Updated 17 Jul 2013 | 4 episodes | Department of Chemistry

    Love chemistry but not sure about academia? Listen to Oxford alumni at all stages of their careers talk about the ways they have used chemistry to pursue industry research, patent law, science journalism and more. To learn more about our links with alumni and to find more information on careers services, etc, please visit http://alumni.chem.ox.ac.uk/...

  • Updated 17 Jul 2013 | 4 episodes | Department of Chemistry

    Five successful research group PIs give open and frank descriptions of the very different choices and paths that led them to their current roles in academia, and offer some advice to students contemplating their next step.

  • Updated 10 Jul 2013 | 6 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Podcasts exploring the relationship between literary works and the artwork and Oxford. From J.R.R Tolkien to Philip Pullman, authors have been inspired by Oxford; the architecture, history and culture of the city. This podcast series includes lectures and events which celebrate and explore the literature and art inspired by Oxford

  • Updated 24 Jun 2013 | 3 episodes | Wolfson College

    The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College is delighted to host this workshop marking the centenary of the publication of Leonard Woolf's path-breaking first novel, set in then Ceylon, The Village in the Jungle. Woolf's novel (the first of only two) is a leading yet often overlooked modernist document and is increasingly recognized as an extraordinarily far-sighted...

  • Updated 18 Jun 2013 | 13 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    Interviews and Commentaries from the Oxford Martin School, including Institute overviews and director interviews.

  • Updated 18 Jun 2013 | 3 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    On 9 March 2013, the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College host a workshop to mark the centenary of the publication of Leonard Woolf's path-breaking
    first novel, set in then Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, The Village in the Jungle. Woolf's novel (the first of only two) is a leading yet often overlooked modernist document and is increasingly recognized as an extraordinarily...

  • Updated 17 Jun 2013 | 8 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    A selection of recordings from the English Graduate Conference, University of Oxford, 1 June 2012. The conference theme was Return to the Political: Literary Aesthetics and the Influence of Political Thought and featured student presentations and a panel discussion on the topic 'What is a Classic?'. The conference concluded with a keynote address from Booker prize winning author Ben...

  • Updated 12 Jun 2013 | 4 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    A collection of audio and video resources of lectures, seminars and presentations from the Department's social sciences' programmes.

  • Updated 11 Jun 2013 | 6 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    Immunology is the study of the body's defence mechanisms, from the barrier of skin to the workings of the cellular immune system. Our Immunology podcasts describe the work of NDM researchers to understand the molecular processes of the immune system, and its role in infection, inflammation, and disease.

  • Updated 07 Jun 2013 | 13 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Staging Shakespeare is series of video commentaries on performing and directing Shakespeare including extracts of two plays- 'The Tempest' and 'Two Gentlemen of Verona'. An English teacher also explains how she uses IT resources to engage students.

  • Updated 29 May 2013 | 11 episodes | Oxford University Centre for the Environment

    These online audio resources consist of lectures, seminars and interviews from the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University. Topics include: climate change, energy, tropical forestry, environmental governance and general topics related to environmental change.

  • Updated 24 May 2013 | 23 episodes | Department of Materials

    In this series of podcasts we consider the impact of opening up science: allowing both the research community and the public to freely access the results of scientific work. Individuals can be fully informed about medical or environmental research, students worldwide can get access to the latest work, and software agents can roam the vast scientific knowledge base seeking patterns and...

  • Updated 22 May 2013 | 3 episodes | Faculty of Theology and Religion

    Theology is one of the oldest faculties in this ancient University. One of the first courses of lectures given at Oxford was in Theology, over 800 years ago. Alexander Neckham, from St Albans, is recorded as giving biblical and moral lectures as early as 1193, on the Psalms of David and the Wisdom of Solomon. One of the first major University buildings was the Divinity School, which was begun...

  • Updated 13 May 2013 | 6 episodes | Humanities Division

    This series of 6 lectures is intended for graduates and undergraduates interested in the challenge of how we best defend the work of the humanities in today's political and economic climates. The lectures offer a critical taxonomy of the ways in which advocacy for the humanities conventionally proceeds. Don't expect polemic. My aim is to put the arguments through their paces: to work...

  • Updated 10 May 2013 | 58 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    Around the world, people face abuse, arbitrary arrest, extortion, violence, severe discrimination and lack of official protection because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This latest issue of FMR includes 26 articles on the abuse of rights of forced migrants who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex. Authors discuss both the challenges faced and...

  • Updated 09 May 2013 | 5 episodes | Botanic Garden

    A series of four lectures given by Timothy Walker to the first year Biology undergraduates as part of the Organisms course. These lectures cover alternation of generations, flowering plants, conservation and the GSPC, and the importance of plants for Man.

  • Updated 08 May 2013 | 70 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    Preventing displacement is obviously a worthwhile objective. Being displaced puts people at a higher risk of being both impoverished and unable to enjoy their human rights. Such a situation is worth preventing - but not at any cost. FMR 41 includes a major feature on 'Preventing displacement' plus a range of articles on other subjects such as North Koreans in China, East Africans...

  • Updated 08 May 2013 | 42 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    The so-called Arab Spring continues to reverberate locally, regionally and geopolitically. The 20 articles in this issue of FMR reflect on some of the experiences, challenges and lessons of the Arab Spring in North Africa, the implications of which resonate far wider than the region itself.

    See more at: http://www.fmreview.org/north-africa...

  • Updated 08 May 2013 | 80 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    The 32 articles and short pieces in the feature theme section of FMR 38 look at the effects of changes in technology – particularly in communications technology – on displaced people and those who work with them. FMR 38 also includes eight articles on other forced migration subjects. This issue is available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

    See more at:...

  • Updated 02 May 2013 | 19 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    An audio tour of the historic Oxford Union Library. Since its foundation, the Union has maintained a library for the use of its members. One of the largest lending libraries in Oxford, it is of particular relevance to students studying Classics, English, History, Law, PPE and Theology. In recent years, the Science section has been expanded. The library has a significant collection of 19th...

  • Updated 22 Apr 2013 | 6 episodes | St Catherine's College

    Podcasts from St Catherine's - Oxford's youngest mixed (undergraduate and graduate) college and also one of its largest and most diverse communities. St Catherine's celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2012.

  • Updated 10 Apr 2013 | 2 episodes | Mansfield College

    English tutorials at Mansfield college with tutors and their students.

  • Updated 09 Apr 2013 | 1 episode | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)
  • Updated 09 Apr 2013 | 60 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    The Democratic Republic of Congo is unfortunately synonymous with its dreadful past and its terrible present, despite its beauty, complex history and unachieved potential. Locked not only into its own internal troubles but also into those of the Great Lakes region, it has provided more than enough material on forced migration, violence and political quagmires for the latest issue of FMR.

  • Updated 26 Mar 2013 | 9 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    A series of interviews with academic experts on a number of great writers. Part of the Great Writers Inspire project.

  • Updated 25 Mar 2013 | 22 episodes | Saïd Business School

    The Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is the focal point for entrepreneurship research, teaching and networking at Oxford University.

  • Updated 13 Mar 2013 | 11 episodes | Faculty of History

    The Cantemir Institute (CI) is a recently established centre of research at the Faculty of History, University of Oxford, which focuses on the interdisciplinary study of Central and Eastern Europe in its wider European, Eurasian, Mediterranean, and global contexts. The creation of the institute has been made possible through a generous donation from the Berendel Foundation, London.


  • Updated 12 Mar 2013 | 38 episodes | Oxford e-Research Centre

    Series of podcasts examining what we mean by 'Cultural Heritage', how the idea of it is transformed by society and indeed transforms society around it and Oxford's contribution to Cultural Heritage

  • Updated 04 Mar 2013 | 14 episodes | University Administration and Services (UAS)

    You've heard the rumours, you've heard the gossip. Now find out for yourself what the University of Oxford is all about. Be a fly on the wall when Mike Nicholson, Oxford's Director of Undergraduate Admissions, chats with students and staff from around the University about courses, colleges, what to put on the application form and how best to prepare for the Oxford interview.

  • Updated 26 Feb 2013 | 1 episode | Botanic Garden

    A series of lectures from the Oxford Botanical Gardens on Plants and People.

  • Updated 20 Feb 2013 | 4 episodes | Botanic Garden

    The Botanic Garden at Oxford University is involved in conservation work of both native plant species and endangered plants from around the World. The Botanic Garden fully supports the work of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation which comprises of 16 targets with a deadline of 2020.

  • Updated 19 Feb 2013 | 4 episodes | Green Templeton College

    The rising cost of food is impacting on people around the world, with up to 1 billion people, who live on the edge of poverty in 30 countries, at risk of hunger because of food shortages. This lecture series explored the causes and impact of the global food crisis, covering food policy, malnutrition and the importance of diet and nutrition in healthy minds and bodies.

  • Updated 13 Feb 2013 | 3 episodes | Exeter College

    In the heart of Oxford since 1314, opposite the Bodleian Library, Exeter College is strongly committed to excellence in teaching and research, offers generous hardship and research support, graduate scholarships, a library open round the clock and an in-house careers and internship programme.

  • Updated 13 Feb 2013 | 5 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    The Oxford Food Governance Group is an interdisciplinary group of researchers from the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS), Said Business School, and the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) at the University of Oxford, who share an interest in food governance practices. Looking at the politics of food distribution, sustainability, and governance of the food...

  • Updated 21 Dec 2012 | 10 episodes | Green Templeton College

    Uncertainty is part and parcel of scientific information and the various disciplines (e.g., medical, management and social and environmental sciences) have developed vocabularies and scientific means of communicating that uncertainty. In addition, different decision-making and policy communities have developed means of using information and data that to different extents includes the...

  • Updated 19 Dec 2012 | 8 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    The Department welcomed members of the public by the hundreds to this year's Open Day, 14 November. Guests attended 33 events - short lectures, workshops, informational sessions and walking tours - all free of charge. Here is a small selection of the events that happened on the day.

  • Updated 05 Dec 2012 | 5 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    A collection of guest lectures delivered at the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education.

  • Updated 04 Dec 2012 | 3 episodes | Department of Experimental Psychology

    The aims of the Calleva Research Centre are to investigate key questions about the origins, development, causes and functions of human behaviour by bridging the humanities, and the social, cognitive, and biological sciences in an evolutionary framework. The Centre's work is embodied through successive three-year interdisciplinary research programmes that draw on unique collaborations...

  • Updated 03 Dec 2012 | 8 episodes | Ertegun Graduate Scholarships Programme

    A one-day conference held at Ertegun House, Oxford on Saturday 10th November 2012.

  • Updated 22 Nov 2012 | 6 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    William Godwin (1756-1836), philosophical anarchist, novelist and intellectual, kept a diary from 1788 until a few weeks before his death. The diary has recently been transcribed and edited and is available on the web at: http://godwindiary.bodleian.ox.ac.uk. It offers a hugely detailed if deeply cryptic window on Godwin's literary life,...

  • Updated 30 Oct 2012 | 5 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Oxford’s English Faculty will offer students the opportunity to undertake a Master’s in English Language for the first time from October 2012. Learn more about this brand new course and gain an insight into the area from some of Oxford’s experts, including one of the conveners of the new course Professor Deborah Cameron. Find out more about the course at the English Faculty’s website:...

  • Updated 26 Oct 2012 | 11 episodes | Department of Social Policy and Intervention

    The study of populations and demographics is explained in detail in this introductory series by Professor David Coleman, Professor of Demography. Using statistics gathered from censuses, parish records and other sources, Professor Coleman looks at the ways in which populations rise and fall through history. This series is at an introductory level and individuals need no prior knowledge of...

  • Updated 22 Oct 2012 | 8 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    Alan Mathison Turing was born on 23 June, 1912 - exactly one hundred years before this weekend meeting which celebrates his life and achievements. Although most well-known for his work at Bletchley Park in the pioneering days which saw the birth of modern practical computing; Turing had achieved fame well before the second world war, with a seminal account of theoretical computation and his...