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  • Updated 13 Sep 2016 | 8 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    This conference brings philosophers of religion, political theorists and literary scholars together to frame approaches to the problem of political evil–a project one might call ‘political demonology’–for our contemporary political and cultural crisis.

    What or who is the political enemy? What is political evil or sin? If we are living in the age of ‘the complete triumph of the...

  • Updated 05 Sep 2016 | 2 episodes | Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

    The Combined Medical-Surgical Grand Rounds, hosted by the Radcliffe Department of Medicine and the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, are the key educational meetings for consultants, juniors and medical students. Presentations revolve around clinical cases and are followed by lively, educational discussion. These podcasts are brought to you by the Oxford University Medical Education...

  • Updated 15 Aug 2016 | 88 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    The new issue of FMR explores the ideas and practices that are being tried out in order to engage both development and humanitarian work in support of ‘transitions’ and ‘solutions’ for displaced people. What we need, says one author, is “full global recognition that the challenge of forced displacement is an integral part of the development agenda too”. FMR issue 52 includes 32 articles on ‘...

  • Updated 09 Aug 2016 | 1 episode | Faculty of Classics

    'Medea, a performance history' is a multimedia/interactive ebook on the production history of Euripides’ 'Medea' – an ancient Greek tragedy about a mother who, betrayed by her husband, exacts revenge by killing her children. The object-rich ebook draws on a unique collection of archival material and research at the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (APGRD)...

  • Updated 09 Aug 2016 | 6 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    Our Ford Foundation-funded Inequality Seminar, Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, hosted by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), took place over two days at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, in June 2016. Participants were asked to circulate a reading in advance and to prepare a 8-10 minute presentation, on the way that inequality has been...

  • Updated 03 Aug 2016 | 4 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    Dr Dennis Duncan looks at literary paratexts - the parts of a book that aren't the main text: indexes, prefaces, footnotes, errata lists...

  • Updated 01 Aug 2016 | 5 episodes | IT Services

    The Women in Science series provides talks from the support network OxFEST (Oxford Females in Engineering, Science and Technology) which aims to promote and encourage women in their scientific careers. The series provides information and resources, which may aid females in pursuing their careers. The series includes talks from a range of inspirational speakers with the overall goal to convince...

  • Updated 27 Jul 2016 | 19 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    This conference brings together an outstanding panel of scholars and experts in Mesoamerican studies. They will be sharing their knowledge and recent findings on the making and historical significance of the Bodleian's and other early, pictorial Mesoamerican manuscripts, situating them in the context of the pre-Columbian and colonial societies that produced them, describing the world they...

  • Updated 19 Jul 2016 | 94 episodes | Humanities Division

    Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford and Cambridge intended to bring leading practitioners and scholars to both universities to address major themes in the arts, social sciences and humanities. Created by Lord Weidenfeld, the Programme is managed and funded by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue with the support of a series of generous benefactors and administered by the...

  • Updated 14 Jul 2016 | 7 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    In the first decades of the 21st century, researchers are beginning to understand in detail how our genetic inheritance makes us who we are. At the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, our aim is to extend that understanding in order to gain a clearer insight into mechanisms of health and disease. Looking across all three billion letters of the human genetic code, we aim to pinpoint...

  • Updated 12 Jul 2016 | 145 episodes | Oxford Department of International Development

    Public lectures and seminars from the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford Department of International Development.

    The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) aims to build knowledge and understanding of the causes and effects of forced migration in order to help improve the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable people.

  • Updated 11 Jul 2016 | 1 episode | Radcliffe Department of Medicine

    A glimpse into the medical research that's taking us closer to better treatments for some of our biggest health challenges, including diabetes and heart disease.

  • Updated 08 Jul 2016 | 5 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    Researchers share the questions they are examining with the help of archival and book collections of the Bodleian Libraries.

  • Updated 08 Jul 2016 | 48 episodes | Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

    Podcasts from the Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) conferences on 26-28 June 2009 and 22-23 October 2010

  • Updated 05 Jul 2016 | 13 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    The OPDC Scientists and Clinicians talk about how their work is helping to improve the understanding of Parkinson's and drive us closer to a cure during the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre Participant Open Day, 18th March 2015.

  • Updated 04 Jul 2016 | 9 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    ‘What is the unconscious? Where is it? How does it affect our conscious experiences? The Unconscious Memory Network is a new forum where humanists and neuroscientists can discuss and exchange their research findings on diverse aspects of the unconscious, in particular unconscious memory.

  • Updated 30 Jun 2016 | 7 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    Find out more about the range of programmes we run within the Department for Continuing Education. From creative writing to archaeology to political theory, there is something for everyone at Continuing Education.

  • Updated 29 Jun 2016 | 20 episodes | St Antony's College

    Free Speech Debate (http://freespeechdebate.com/) is a global, multilingual website for the discussion of free speech in the age of mass migration and the internet. Ten draft principles for global free speech are laid out, together with explanations and case studies - all for debate. Prominent figures from diverse cultures, faiths and political...

  • Updated 28 Jun 2016 | 9 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    The 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses is fast approaching. The University of Oxford has begun preparations to mark this key event in European history, some of which are centred on the Taylor Institution’s collection of Lutheran pamphlets. This workshop focuses specifically on how women from all walks of life, and from across Europe and beyond, responded to the events of the...

  • Updated 28 Jun 2016 | 13 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 23 Jun 2016 | 18 episodes | Environmental Change Institute

    Droughts are one of the headline strategic risks to the UK. In 2012 the UK experienced the driest spring in over a century, after two dry winters. Ministers faced the prospect of water shortages during the London Olympics. Whilst the drought conditions in early 2012 served as a wake-up call, the potential for water shortages in the UK, driven by changing patterns of demand and changing...

  • Updated 16 Jun 2016 | 8 episodes | Wolfson College

    The Isaiah Berlin Lecture (Annual lecture in the History of Ideas) is held at Wolfson College, Oxford.

  • Updated 14 Jun 2016 | 7 episodes | Institute of Archaeology

    Archaeology is primarily a visual, social and cultural subject; in these interviews archaeologists discuss their lives in archaeology and their particular fields of interest. The interviews convey the excitement felt by teaching staff and students from the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford as they reflect upon the multifaceted nature of the study of archaeology today.

  • Updated 14 Jun 2016 | 11 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 14 Jun 2016 | 12 episodes | St John's College

    Today, St John's is home to approximately 390 undergraduates, 200 graduate students, 100 fellows and 25 College lecturers. Nearly every subject studied at the University is represented in St John's. A vibrant international community, it fosters intellectual rigour, creativity, and independence in its students, teachers, and researchers.

    St John's was founded in 1555 by...

  • Updated 09 Jun 2016 | 6 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    We have causal theories of reference, perception, knowledge, content and numerous other things. If it were to turn out that causation doesn’t exist, we would be in serious trouble! Causation is so important in fact that it has been said that: “With regard to our total conceptual apparatus, causation is the centre of the centre”, and it has been called called ‘the cement of the universe’. In...

  • Updated 07 Jun 2016 | 2 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 03 Jun 2016 | 1 episode | Equality and Diversity Unit

    The University of Oxford is committed to addressing the issue of sexual violence and enforcing a zero tolerance approach. The University will create a series of podcasts that will look at the University and external agencies response to sexual violence and prevention.

  • Updated 16 May 2016 | 26 episodes | Oxford e-Research Centre

    Interest has grown in recent years in in oral history along with the increased popularity of the personal narrative. Oral history can be defined as the practice of eliciting people’s personal memory of lived experiences that are absent in written archives, and documenting them with a recording device with the purpose of turning the interviews into historical sources.

    The ‘digital turn’...

  • Updated 11 May 2016 | 39 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 05 May 2016 | 30 episodes | Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)

    Check out our animations about the cutting-edge research taking place at the University of Oxford. From a quick look around the LHC and an underwater adventure to explore the insides of a volcano, to finding out what makes us tick and how we're developing new technology to build quantum computers using light.

  • Updated 28 Apr 2016 | 9 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    A one-day colloquium that forms part of the AHRC-funded 'The Cultural Politics of the Greek Crisis' network project (www.culpolgreekcrisis.com).

  • Updated 27 Apr 2016 | 1 episode | Department of Statistics

    The Department of Statistics at Oxford is a world leader in research including computational statistics and statistical methodology, applied probability, bioinformatics and mathematical genetics. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Oxford's Mathematical Sciences submission was ranked overall best in the UK.
    This is an exciting time for the Department. We have now moved...

  • Updated 26 Apr 2016 | 12 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    A student-led workshop organised under the auspices of the Society for Modern Greek Studies and the Sub-Faculty of Modern Greek, University of Oxford, with the support of the Onassis Foundation.

  • Updated 22 Apr 2016 | 29 episodes | Trinity College

    Cosmopolitanism, derived from the ancient Greek for ‘world citizenship’, offers a radical alternative to nationalism, asking individuals to imagine themselves as part of a community that goes beyond national and linguistic boundaries. Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in cosmopolitanism in the humanities and social sciences, especially within philosophy, sociology and politics....

  • Updated 07 Apr 2016 | 74 episodes | Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies

    The University of Oxford is one of the world's leading centres for the study of Japan. The Nissan Institute, within the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, acts as a focal point for graduate level work and faculty research on Japan in the social sciences. Alongside vibrant doctoral programmes, the MSc and MPhil in Modern Japanese Studies, inaugurated in 2008, are recognized as among...

  • Updated 03 Apr 2016 | 6 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    In line with a long literary tradition of the artist as propagandist, who strives to appeal to the political, moral, and social conscience of his/her readership, writers have persistently crossed the divide between art and politics both in their works and in their roles as public intellectuals, cultural critics, and political activists. Moreover, established authors have, with striking...

  • Updated 01 Apr 2016 | 41 episodes | Oxford University Centre for the Environment

    These online audio resources consist of lectures, seminars and interviews from the Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford.

  • Updated 31 Mar 2016 | 28 episodes | School of Archaeology

    The purpose of this colloquium (28-30 September 2015) was to discuss how recent advances in the archaeological investigation of northern Jordan (Amman) can influence a wider approach to understanding Jordan’s cultural heritage through discovery, re-interpretation and better presentation. The conference gathered international and national specialists from a range of disciplines. These include...

  • Updated 25 Feb 2016 | 25 episodes | Faculty of Law

    The Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) aims to bring together academics, practitioners and policy-makers in different parts of the world to advance the understanding and protection of human rights and equality. Through vigorous exchange of ideas and resources, we strive to facilitate a better understanding of human rights principles, to develop new approaches to policy, and to influence the...

  • Updated 22 Feb 2016 | 138 episodes | Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

    The mission of COMPAS is to conduct high quality research in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration.
    The mobility of people is now firmly recognised as a key dimension shaping society today, but the relationship between migration and societal change is only partly understood. Research at...

  • Updated 22 Feb 2016 | 14 episodes | Social Sciences Division

    A series of podcasts related to the MSc in Migration Studies. This interdisciplinary, 9-month Masters degree at Oxford University is jointly offered by the School of Anthropology and the Oxford Department of International Development. The course draws on the intellectual resources of its two parent departments and the three world-leading migration research centres at Oxford (COMPAS, IMI and...

  • Updated 22 Feb 2016 | 32 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Medieval German Studies in Oxford cover the full range of the literary, cultural and linguistic heritage of the German speaking lands from 800 to 1600. Special areas of interests are the transmission of text in manuscript and early print, mysticism and devotional writing and courtly literature. We work in close collaboration with the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford Medieval Studies and the wider...

  • Updated 11 Feb 2016 | 4 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    Presented by the Faculty of Philosophy and the Department for Continuing Education, this event will explore the areas in which the philosophy of mind and ethics or the philosophy of value come into contact with issues about mental health.

    Philosophy of psychiatry includes within its ambit questions about the nature of mental disorder as distinct from purely neurological disorder,...

  • Updated 10 Feb 2016 | 9 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    The NDM recognises that public engagement is vital in order to educate, inform and build a relationship with the community. Our scientists are actively engaging in open discussion, and meeting people to debate, listen and learn.

  • Updated 10 Feb 2016 | 3 episodes | Brasenose College

    Podcasts from Brasenose College.

  • Updated 04 Feb 2016 | 7 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
    HIV

    HIV is one of the worst epidemics in human history, and has had a devastating impact on populations worldwide. Our HIV podcasts describe the leading efforts by NDM researchers to develop new treatments and possible vaccines for HIV, as well as to understand and prevent its transmission, to help reduce the global HIV disease burden and improve outcomes for patients worldwide.

  • Updated 07 Jan 2016 | 17 episodes |

    Get the most out of life as a student in Oxford. A series of short talks and presentations aimed at students of the University.

  • Updated 19 Dec 2015 | 100 episodes | Oxford Department of International Development

    Europe is experiencing the mass movements of displaced people in a way that it has largely been immune from for decades. The manifestations of the ‘migration crisis’ are as disparate as the building of fences to stop people crossing normally peaceful borders, the deaths of people transported by smugglers in unseaworthy boats, EU political leaders bickering over a Common European Asylum System...

  • Updated 18 Dec 2015 | 18 episodes | Department of Computer Science

    10 December 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ada Lovelace, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s unbuilt mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. The Symposium is aimed at a broad audience of those interested in the history and culture of mathematics and computer science, presenting new discoveries for the Oxford archives, and other current...

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