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  • Updated 05 Jul 2011 | 1 episode | Oxford e-Research Centre

    The World of Art is an interdisciplinary research programme at the University of Oxford.

  • Updated 05 Jul 2011 | 9 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    A series of lectures looking at different aspects of research integrity and their application in biomedical research.

  • Updated 04 Jul 2011 | 4 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Lecture series introducing some of the main debates about metaphor in contemporary aesthetics and philosophy of language. No background in either philosophy of language or aesthetics is required. Questions considered include: Are there some thoughts that can only be expressed in metaphor? Why do we speak metaphorically, especially in describing how things look, sound, taste and smell? How do...

  • Updated 24 Jun 2011 | 1 episode | Lady Margaret Hall

    Lady Margaret Hall is an academic community at Oxford University, utterly committed to research and scholarship and to effective, highly personalised teaching and learning for students from all backgrounds. The College prepares its students to live and work in a fast-moving, complex, and global society that is hungry for knowledge, communication, and integrity. LMH was born 133 years ago of a...

  • Updated 27 May 2011 | 10 episodes | IT Services

    A free one-day conference held at OUCS, University of Oxford on 26th May 2011. Our 'Beyond' conference this year celebrates the joys and challenges of community collections. It was hosted by the RunCoco project and sponsored by JISC. The conference will be of interest to learning technologists, librarians, museums, community groups, archivists and researchers.

    Through '...

  • Updated 24 May 2011 | 1 episode | Faculty of Philosophy

    Audio podcasts from the program on Ethics of the New Biosciences, part of the James Martin 21st Century School. Looking at the ethical issues surrounding genetic testing and other new areas of biomedical sciences

  • Updated 19 Apr 2011 | 8 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    The News International Visiting Professorship of Broadcast Media was established in 1996, as part of a generous benefaction from Rupert Murdoch. It is an annual appointment and the Professor will give at least 4 lectures during the academic year (usually in January/February).

    2010's Visiting Professor is television and film producer Stephen Garrett, the man who brought Spooks and...

  • Updated 14 Apr 2011 | 1 episode | Jesus College

    The College was founded in 1571 by Queen Elizabeth I, at the request of a Welsh Lawyer and Clergyman, Hugh Price. It combines academic excellence in teaching and research with an informal, vibrant, and supportive community. We currently have 340 undergraduates, 190 graduates, 68 Fellows and 20 College lecturers.
    Our students as well as our tutors come from a very wide range of...

  • Updated 12 Apr 2011 | 7 episodes | Oxford Department of International Development

    Podcasts recorded by the Oxford Diasporas Programme (ODP). Led by the International Migration Institute, ODP includes researchers from seven research centres and departments across the University of Oxford. ODP is also associated with Wolfson College. The programme is funded by the Leverhulme Trust from 2011 to 2015.

  • Updated 24 Mar 2011 | 9 episodes | Ashmolean Museum

    Stephen Farthing R.A. presents eight practical drawing classes using John Ruskin’s teaching collections to explain the basic principles of drawing. This series accompanies 'The Elements of Drawing', a searchable and browsable online version of the teaching collection and catalogues assembled by John Ruskin for his Oxford drawing schools. For further information please visit...

  • Updated 16 Mar 2011 | 8 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    A lecture series examining Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. This series looks at German Philosopher Immanuel Kant's seminal philosophical work 'The Critique of Pure Reason'. The lectures aim to outline and discuss some of the key philosophical issues raised in the book and to offer students and individuals thought provoking Kantian ideas surrounding metaphysics. Each lecture...

  • Updated 15 Mar 2011 | 8 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Lecture series on Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art. The first part of the series focuses on some of the most important writings on art and beauty in the Western philosophical tradition, covering Plato, Aristotle, David Hume, and Immanuel Kant. The second part of the series focuses on questions about understanding works of art and about the nature of art. This part examines the...

  • Updated 10 Mar 2011 | 11 episodes | Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

    The Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) researches and informs key contemporary and emerging issues and processes of social, scientific, and technological change. We combine the highest standards of scholarship and relevance to pursue and disseminate timely research in the UK and worldwide. We collaborate with leading thinkers around the world and welcome them to Oxford as...

  • Updated 01 Mar 2011 | 16 episodes | Faculty of History

    A conference to share as much practical and methodological information as possible to give all new researchers in the history of former Soviet States a head start so they could avoid getting bogged down in administrative or organisational difficulties.
    The conference had a strong interdisciplinary focus, incorporating talks on History, Film, Theatre, Visual Art, Literature, Language,...

  • Updated 16 Feb 2011 | 7 episodes | Department of Sociology

    Seminars and Events organised by the Extra Legal Governance Institute

  • Updated 09 Feb 2011 | 15 episodes | St Cross College

    A series of talks given on a weekly basis during term by college members, detailing their area of expertise.

  • Updated 09 Feb 2011 | 3 episodes | Faculty of History

    The Global and Imperial History Research Seminar is chaired by Professor Judith Brown (Beit Professor of Commonwealth History), Professor John Darwin (Beit Lecturer of Commonwealth History), and Dr Jan-George Deutsch. The seminar meets each Friday afternoon during term, where a visiting, usually, scholar's recent research is presented. Those present then engage with both the historical...

  • Updated 08 Feb 2011 | 22 episodes | IT Services

    A series of interviews with world-leading academics conducting research at the University of Oxford. The University has a global reputation for the range and intensity of its research, from the study of the formation of the universe and the development of early civilisations through to high performance computing and the latest breakthroughs in medical science.

  • Updated 23 Dec 2010 | 3 episodes | IT Services

    ePub editions of popular Christmas tales, with seasonal greetings and best wishes from Oxford University.

  • Updated 22 Dec 2010 | 5 episodes | Department of Chemistry

    Welcome to Chemistry at Oxford! Our M. Chem. topped the subject ranking for Chemistry in the Guardian's University Guide 2014, and no other university can match the simultaneous breadth and depth of the Oxford Chemistry experience. You'll study a four-year course, and spend your final year working full-time on a project with some of the leading researchers in the UK. Fundamental...

  • Updated 15 Dec 2010 | 6 episodes | Saïd Business School

    The Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities seeks to understand how cities can be made more flexible to face the challenges of the next fifty years. This seminar series brings together researchers from across the University of Oxford to discuss the ways in which urban flexibility may be theoretically conceptualised, empirically researched and operationalised in practice.

  • Updated 08 Dec 2010 | 7 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    The certification of products is not new. However, the past few years have seen an upsurge in consumer demand for much more information about the provenance, authenticity, and performance of products and services, going well beyond authenticity, safety and reliability. Alongside this rise there has been a proliferation of voluntary certification schemes instituted by various combinations of...

  • Updated 02 Dec 2010 | 16 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    Few families enjoy such a remarkable reputation for their contribution to the literature and intellectual life of Britain as the Godwins and the Shelleys. The Bodleian online exhibition 'Shelley's Ghost: Reshaping the Image of a Literary Family' explores how the reputation of this great literary family was shaped by the selective release of documents and manuscripts into the...

  • Updated 01 Dec 2010 | 41 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise of the 8-week General Philosophy course, delivered to first year undergraduates. These lectures aim to provide a thorough introduction to many philosophical topics and to get students and others interested in thinking about key areas of philosophy. Taking a...

  • 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

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