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  • Updated 03 Sep 2018 | 10 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    The colloquium, ‘Literature, democracy and transitional justice’, held in Oxford 18-20 March 2018, is part of the second phase (2017-2020) in the activities of the international research network, ‘GDRI Literature and Democracy (19th-21st centuries): Theoretical, Historical and Comparative Approaches’. It brought together participants from over a dozen countries to address specific situations...

  • Updated 06 Aug 2018 | 72 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    When people are forced to leave their homes, they usually also leave behind their means of economic activity. In their new location, they may not be able, or permitted, to work. This has wide-ranging implications. This issue includes 22 articles on the main feature theme of Economies: rights and access to work. It also includes two ‘mini-features’, one on Refugee-led social protection and one...

  • Updated 18 Jul 2018 | 7 episodes | Department of Computer Science

    During the past 50 years there has been extensive, continuous, and increasing interaction between logic and computer science.

    In many respects, logic provides computer science with both a unifying foundational framework and a modelling tool. Indeed, logic has rightly been called 'the calculus of computer science," playing a crucial role in such diverse areas as artificial...

  • Updated 11 Jul 2018 | 166 episodes | Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)

    We now live here: https://www.oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk/content/media-view-type?type_1=podcast# - click through for new episodes every fortnight.

  • Updated 12 Jun 2018 | 4 episodes | Faculty of Theology and Religion

    The Hensley Henson lectures for 2017-18 are based on Prof. MacCulloch's six-year-long project of writing a new life of Thomas Cromwell. Grounded in a new examination of Cromwell's vast and complex archive, they reassess the religion and religious policies of the man at the heart of the revolution in the early Tudor Church. They scrutinise his complex relationship with his King and...

  • Updated 12 Jun 2018 | 6 episodes | Social Sciences Division

    The word 'impact' is everywhere we turn, but what does it mean for you and your research? And what does it take to make a difference in the world outside academia?
    University of Oxford, the Open University, Oxford Brookes and Reading Universities jointly hosted a conference on 19 April 2018 at St Anne’s College, Oxford on the topic of research impact, open to members of the...

  • Updated 04 Jun 2018 | 15 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    In 2017, as part of the '75 Years of Penicillin in People' project funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Bodleian Libraries commissioned a series of oral history interviews with scientists, administrators, and technicians who work, or formerly worked, at the University of Oxford's Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The interviews were conducted by Georgina Ferry.

  • Updated 30 May 2018 | 14 episodes | St Edmund Hall

    St Edmund Hall is a friendly, informal college with a strong sense of community; an excellent place for academic and social life. We admit about 115 undergraduates every year, evenly divided between sciences and arts, who bring a wide range of intellectual, sporting and other interests. We take a keen interest in students' careers: our Bridge to Business programme, funded by the...

  • Updated 22 May 2018 | 5 episodes | Careers Service

    Many of us have phases where we have no idea what we’re doing, or everything feels like it’s going wrong: that we are failing, or even that we are failures. Sometimes such phases feel less like phases than a permanent default. And often we assume – wrongly – that no one else ever feels the same.

    This is an initiative intended to help make it OK to think and talk about failure. It...

  • Updated 22 May 2018 | 4 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    The Faculty of English Language and Literature is by far the largest English Department in the UK, with over 75 permanent postholders, a further 70 Faculty members, 900 undergraduates and 300 postgraduates. The Faculty has a very distinguished research and teaching record, covering all periods of English Literature. This series includes talks from the English Faculty Open days.

  • Updated 16 May 2018 | 17 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 16 May 2018 | 12 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    PLEASE NOTE: This project has its own website 'Writers Make Worlds' which features much more extensive, diverse and updated content. Please visit https://writersmakeworlds.com

    Contemporary Black and Asian British writing is changing how we see and read literature in English around Britain today. This series brings some of the best...

  • Updated 10 May 2018 | 6 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Written and presented by Matthew Bevis and Jasmine Jagger. This series of 4 short programmes considers the life and achievements of Edward Lear and studies how the poet's feelings are explored in his work. The series showcases the astonishing range of Lear's abilities by looking at his nonsense writing alongside many other forms of expression (letters, diaries, drawings, and...

  • Updated 04 May 2018 | 2 episodes | IT Services

    In a series of 5-minute interviews, academic staff at Oxford talk about how they use technology for teaching and learning. What are the different types of teaching taking place at Oxford? How can technology play a part in enriching the experience of students? How can academics create a space for their students to explore?

    Learning technologies and techniques like: 3D printing; Canvas...

  • Updated 02 May 2018 | 48 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/

  • Updated 24 Apr 2018 | 64 episodes | Department of Physics

    How fragile is our world? What physics led to the existence of life, and how likely --or unlikely-- were these conditions to come about? In this video series we assemble top researchers and approach this question for all angles, with a strong focus on the physics involved. Our talks accessibly discuss how the laws of physics, the initial conditions of the universe, and features of our local...

  • Updated 28 Mar 2018 | 5 episodes | Merton College

    The Merton College Physics Lecture (the Ockham, or Occam, Lecture, so named in honour of one of the greatest alumni of the College and of his philosophical principle of intellectual discipline) started in 2009 and is held once a term. It is organised by the physics tutors of the College to promote both intellectual curiosity and social cohesion of the Merton Physics community.

  • Updated 12 Mar 2018 | 2 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    The visiting professor of Creative Media, Stig Abell delivers a series of lectures about the current trends in reporting media.

  • Updated 05 Mar 2018 | 68 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    With 2018 marking the 7th anniversary of the Syrian conflict, this issue of FMR explores new insights and continuing challenges relating to the displacement of millions of Syrians both internally and in neighbouring countries. What we learn from responses to this large-scale, multi-faceted displacement is also relevant to other situations of displacement beyond as well as within the Middle...

  • Updated 27 Feb 2018 | 10 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Sessions from Conference held on January 11th-12th 2018, MBI Auditorium, Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Organizers: Matteo Grasso, Anna Marmodoro, Warren Finegold.
    It's a common accepted assumption that reality includes the chemical, biological, and psychological, but are they anything over and above the physical? Or can they all be reduced somehow to the physical? Reductionism has...

  • Updated 27 Feb 2018 | 4 episodes | Faculty of Oriental Studies

    Dr Nicolai Sinai, Professor of Islamic Studies at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, presents this mini-series of four brief talks that introduces central aspects of current research dealing with the historical context and literary character of the scripture of Islam.

  • Updated 21 Feb 2018 | 23 episodes |

    Protecting the Past is the international conference and workshop series organised by the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) Project in cooperation with regional partners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

    The heritage of the MENA region is of international importance: the region contains millions of documented and un-documented...

  • Updated 16 Feb 2018 | 48 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    Adam Smyth hosts a series of discussions by Oxford and visiting researchers presenting current research on the material history of the book.

  • Updated 23 Jan 2018 | 44 episodes | Department of Computer Science

    ICFP 2017 is the 22nd ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming.

    ICFP provides a forum for researchers and developers to hear about the latest work on the design, implementations, principles, and uses of functional programming. The conference covers the entire spectrum of work, from practice to theory, including its peripheries. This year, there are keynotes from...

  • Updated 10 Jan 2018 | 9 episodes | The Queen's College

    At a time of great uncertainty on the matter of Brexit, The Queen's College Colloquium brings together leading experts from the UK, Europe and the US to provide an informative synthesis of the future facts on possible outcomes to ongoing negotiations. Speakers will consider what could lie ahead for the UK, what solutions should be sought and actions now taken, with a concluding Round...

  • Updated 09 Jan 2018 | 40 episodes | Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)

    As part of the Curiosity Carnival (Fri 29 Sept 2017) we challenged five researchers to work with songwriter, Jonny Berliner, to create songs about their research and these are the results. Hear research as you've never heard it before as we look at literature from the 18th century to Mars landers. You can listen to the music and explore the topics or listen to 10 minute interviews with...

  • Updated 08 Jan 2018 | 14 episodes | Wolfson College

    A series of talks, workshops and conference highlights hosted by the OCLW based at Wolfson College. Life-writing encompasses everything from the complete life to the day-in-the-life, from the fictional to the factional. It embraces the lives of objects and institutions as well as the lives of individuals, families and groups. Life-writing includes autobiography, memoirs, letters, diaries,...

  • Updated 18 Dec 2017 | 76 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    All displaced people need some form of shelter. Whatever the type of shelter which is found, provided or built, it needs to answer multiple needs: protection from the elements, physical security, safety, comfort, emotional security, some mitigation of risk and unease, and even, as time passes, some semblance of home and community. This FMR looks at the complexity of approaches to shelter both...

  • Updated 15 Dec 2017 | 53 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Each lecture in this series focuses on a single play by Shakespeare, and employs a range of different approaches to try to understand a central critical question about it. Rather than providing overarching readings or interpretations, the series aims to show the variety of different ways we might understand Shakespeare, the kinds of evidence that might be used to strengthen our critical...

  • Updated 12 Dec 2017 | 12 episodes | Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)

    A series of talks on robust research practices in psychology and the biomedical sciences, held in Oxford in 2017. Organized by Dorothy Bishop, Ana Todorovic, Caroline Nettekoven and Verena Heise.

  • Updated 12 Dec 2017 | 72 episodes | Oxford Department of International Development

    It is not common practice to include people with disabilities among those who are considered as particularly vulnerable in disasters and displacement and who therefore require targeted response – yet statistics tell us that up to 10% of all displaced people will have a disability.

    The 27 feature theme articles in this issue of FMR show why disabled people who are displaced need...

  • 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 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 | 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 | 30 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.

    http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ktp

    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...

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