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Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Behind the Scenes at the Oxford University Museums
Biology - Organisms Lectures
Botanic Garden
Botanic Garden Audio trail
Botanic Garden Chemistry Audio Tour
Centre for the Study of the Book
Crossing Borders: Hebrew Manuscripts as a Meeting-place of Cultures
Death at the Museum
Digital Sketchbooks: Using tablets to support a museum art visit
History of the Book 2017
Illuminating the Museums conference 2014
Living in the Stone Age
Medieval German Studies
Museum of the History of Science
Oxford Union Library Audio Tour
Pitt Rivers Museum
Plant Conservation
Plants and People
Reading, Writing, Romans
Recording the Reformation
Reformation 2017
Researchers at work in Bodleian archives and historic collections
Shelley's Ghost: Reshaping the Image of a Literary Family
Staging History, 1780 to 1840
The Bodleian Libraries (BODcasts)
The Elements of Drawing
The Paratexts Podcast
The UN at 70: witness seminar
Thinking with Things: The Oxford Collection
Understanding Egyptian Collections: Innovative display and research projects in museums
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101 Creative Commons The Future of German Studies Round Table on the occasion of the Inaugural Lecture of Henrike Lähnemann Hans-Jochen Schiewer, Wilhelm Krull, Dorothea Rüland, Katrin Kohl 19 Feb 2016
102 Creative Commons The Materiality of Medieval Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann’s Inaugural Lecture for the Chair in German Medieval Literature and Linguistics. Henrike Lähnemann, Richard Ovenden, Sally Mapstone, kristin püttmann 15 Feb 2016
103 The Plaque in the Psalter and the Bindings Andrew Honey, Book Conservator (Research and Teaching), University of Oxford, delivers a talk for the Medingen Manuscripts Masterclass. Andrew Honey 04 Feb 2016
104 Masterclass: Medingen Manuscripts - Introduction Introduction to the Masterclass by Professor Henrike Lähnemann, Chair of Medieval German Literature and Linguistics, University of Oxford. Henrike Lähnemann 04 Feb 2016
105 200 years of fun and games Richard Ballam talks about the rich collections of games and pastimes he has recently donated to the Bodleian, the subject of the display Playing with History. Richard Ballam 29 Jan 2016
106 Creative Commons Death at the Museum Highlights of the Ashmolean Museum's Halloween DEADFriday event. University of Oxford 16 Dec 2015
107 'Accidental Death in Tudor England' Professor Steven Gunn and Dr Tomasz Gromelski gives a TORCH bite-size talk at the Ashmolean Museum's DEADFriday event Dr Steven Gunn and Dr Tomasz Gromelski 24 Nov 2015
108 Oscar Wilde's Love Beyond the Grave Michèle Mendelssohn gives a TORCH bite-size talk at the Ashmolean Museum's DEADFriday event Michèle Mendelssohn 24 Nov 2015
109 'Death Masks: Facing the Dead' Emily Knight gives a TORCH bite-size talk at the Ashmolean Museum's DEADFriday event Emily Knight 24 Nov 2015
110 ‘Ophelia, Death and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood’ Hannah Lyons gives a TORCH bite-size talk at the Ashmolean Museum's DEADFriday event Hannah Lyons 24 Nov 2015
111 'Crowley's Tarot and Egyptian Art' John Dunning gives a TORCH bite-size talk at the Ashmolean Museum's DEADFriday event John Dunning 24 Nov 2015
112 ‘Who owns your face when you are DEAD?’ Jane Caplan gives a TORCH bite-size talk at the Ashmolean Museum's DEADFriday event Jane Caplan 24 Nov 2015
113 'The Roman Art of Dying' Paul Roberts gives a TORCH bite-size talk at the Ashmolean Museum's DEADFriday event Paul Roberts 24 Nov 2015
114 'Victorian Children's Literature and Death' Franziska Kohlt gives a TORCH bite-size talk at the Ashmolean Museum's DEADFriday event Franziska Kohlt 24 Nov 2015
115 'A View from My Corpse' Raymond Tallis gives a TORCH bite-size talk at the Ashmolean Museum's DEADFriday event Raymond Tallis 24 Nov 2015
116 Session 4 - What has our experience taught us? Lesson for future policy Michael Keating and Dr Randolf Kent (BAFUNCS members) give presentations on thier experiences at the UN. Followed by a discussion moderated by Sir Adam Roberts. Sir Adam Roberts, Michael Keating, Randolf Kent 05 Nov 2015
117 Session 3 - Delivering humanitarian aid while protecting human rights: The challenges for the UN of Impartiality, Access and Advocacy Sir John Homes and Professor Mukesh Kapila (BAFUNCS members) give presentations on their experience of the UN and the challenges it has in conflict and disaster areas. Followed by a discussion moderated by Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill Guy Goodwin-Gill, Sir John Holmes, Mukesh Kapila 05 Nov 2015
118 Session 2 - Working with political and development actors: Where should UN humanitarians 'sit'? Alan Doss and Nicola Dahrendorf (BAFUNCS members) give presentations on the UN working with political and development agencies across the world. Followed by discussion with David Hartland moderating. Alan Doss, Nicola Dahrendorf, David Harland 05 Nov 2015
119 Session 1 - Delivering Humanitarian Aid: Who does it best? Angela Raven-Roberts and Lamees Hafeez, BAFUNCS members, give presentations on who they think deliver humanitarian aid best, the UN or charities. Followed by a discussion moderated by Michael Mosselmans. Michael Mosselmans, Angela Raven-Roberts, Lamees Hafeez 05 Nov 2015
120 Welcome and Introduction Edward Mortimer, CMG, President of BAFUNCS (British Association of Former UN CIvil Servants) introduces the UN at 70: A Witness Seminar. Held in the Bodleian Library on 16th October 2015. Edward Mortimer 05 Nov 2015
121 Stone tools William Mills shows the range of stone tools early humans created for different purposes William Mills 13 Oct 2015
122 Creative Commons Environments of the past William Mills shows how all the technologies interact and how early humans used their environment and their ingenuity in their everyday liv William Mills 13 Oct 2015
123 Art The Living in the Stone Age team create a piece of artwork on deerskin using natural pigments made from charcoal, chalk and ochre. Iain Morley, William Mills, Cory Cuthbertson, Kint Janulis 13 Oct 2015
124 Music Iain Morley talks about evidence of music making in the Stone Age and makes a bull roarer. Iain Morley 13 Oct 2015
125 Fish trapping Klint Janulis makes a fish trap using willow and flint tools Klint Janulis 13 Oct 2015
126 Fire starting using flint, Iron pyrites and fungus Manse Ahmad uses King Alfred Cake and Horse hoof fungus, flint and Iron pyrites to raise a flame. Manse Ahmad 13 Oct 2015
127 Fire starting using a bow drill Manse Ahmad demonstrates fire starting using friction and pressure Manse Ahmad 13 Oct 2015
128 Fire Lighting Ancient and Modern Manse Ahmad talks about the importance of fire and talks about the how ingenious early humans were in creating fire, something that is so easy for us to do today. Manse Ahmad 13 Oct 2015
129 Creative Commons Stone Age Technology Klint Janulis and Iain Morley introduce the series of films Klint Janulis, Iain Morley 13 Oct 2015
130 Flint Knapping William Mills demonstrates flint knapping; the process of creating flint tools William Mills 13 Oct 2015
131 Braiding and Cordage Using stinging nettles to make strong string Cory Cuthbertson 13 Oct 2015
132 In Pursuit of Beauty: Modern Guides to the Hair, Face, and Body, 1784-1933 Dr Jessica Clark discusses Victorian beauty practices with items from the Bodleian Libraries Special Collections. Jessica Clark 13 Oct 2015
133 The building bricks of an empire The bricks that built the Roman Empire Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia 21 Sep 2015
134 Creative Commons The Future of Research Libraries A talk delivered by Andrew Green at the Anybook Oxford Libraries Conference 2015 - Adapting for the Future: Developing Our Professions and Services, 21st July 2015. Andrew Green 15 Sep 2015
135 Creative Commons Leadership and Embedding a Culture of Innovation at the University of Manchester A talk delivered by Jan Wilkinson at the Anybook Oxford Libraries Conference 2015 - Adapting for the Future: Developing Our Professions and Services, 21st July 2015. Jan Wilkinson 15 Sep 2015
136 The State of the Archives in the UK and the Challenges Ahead A talk delivered by Clem Brohier at the Anybook Oxford Libraries Conference 2015 - Adapting for the Future: Developing Our Professions and Services, 21st July 2015. Clem Brohier 15 Sep 2015
137 Creative Commons Evidence-Based Decision Making for Collection Management A talk delivered by Paul Cavanagh & James Kay at the Anybook Oxford Libraries Conference 2015 - Adapting for the Future: Developing Our Professions and Services, 21st July 2015. Paul Cavanagh, James Kay 15 Sep 2015
138 Malone’s Chronologizing of Aubrey’s Lives ( “putt in writing … tumultuarily”) Keynote lecture by Margreta de Grazia, (Emerita Sheli Z. and Burton X. Rosenberg Professor of the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania) for the Marginal Malone conference held in Oxford on June 26th, 2015. Margreta de Grazia 04 Aug 2015
139 Freedmen and Friends A funerary inscription reveals questions of social status and friendship in the Roman world. Alison Cooley, Hannah Cornwell 27 Jul 2015
140 Distinguishing Marks of Genius What do geniuses have in common, across the arts and sciences? And how do we distinguish genius from talent? Andrew Robinson, author of Genius: A Very Short Introduction, considers (a little of) the evidence. Andrew Robinson 15 Jul 2015
141 Pieces of the jigsaw: history through the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera A lunchtime lecture by Julie-Anne Lambert accompanying the exhibition Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Julie-Anne Lambert 10 Jul 2015
142 The Savile Library Lunchtime lecture by Will Poole accompanying the exhibition Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Will Poole 09 Jul 2015
143 Painted by numbers: decoding Ferdinand Bauer's Flora Graeca colour code Lunchtime lecture by Richard Mulholland accompanying the exhibition Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Richard Mullholland 09 Jul 2015
144 Mr Douce steps into the nursery and lingers... A lunchtime lecture by Clive Hurst accompanying the exhibition Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Clive Hurst 09 Jul 2015
145 Beauty and the Victorians 'Buying beauty in the Victorian period' Dr Jessica Clark looks at the Victorian beauty industry, and the transition from disapproval of artifice to a celebration of the wonders of cosmetics. Jess Clark 09 Jul 2015
146 Marks on canvas, stone, wood and paper: the Genius of the Bodleian Portrait Collection Dana Josephson gives a talk for the Marks of Genius Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries series. Dana Josephson 08 Jul 2015
147 Missionaries and Religious Print Culture in Canada Bibles and religious literature were an integral part of Canadian society and culture between 1830 and 1900. Stuart Barnard 08 Jul 2015
148 Creative Commons Writing The Hobbit: a perilous quest! In this talk Stuart Lee will look at the various texts we may call The Hobbit. Starting with the 1937 edition (on display) he will look at the changes enforced on Tolkien after he had finished The Lord of the Rings and how he coped with these. Stuart Lee 03 Jun 2015
149 New Sappho and new libraries Fourth Lunchtime lecture accompanying the exhibition Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. With Dr Dirk Obbink. Dirk Obbink 19 May 2015
150 Four centuries of Chinese book collecting Third Lunchtime lecture accompanying the exhibition Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. With Mr David Helliwell. David Helliwell 19 May 2015
151 The Trade in Printed Books: an ingenious innovation that changed the Western World Second in the Marks of Genius series, with Dr Christina Dondi Christina Dondi 19 May 2015
152 Abridging Histories: Capt. James Cook and the Voyages of Reading (1784–) Professor Michael Suarez, in the Lyell Lectures 2015, urges scholars to remember the books that most readers encountered: the cheaper abridged versions of popular novels and accounts such as Cook's voyages. Michael Suarez 18 May 2015
153 Naming Names: Underwriting Patronage in Tonson’s Cæsar (1712) Professor Michael Suarez, in the Lyell Lectures 2015, locates the visual sources of a famous illustrated edition of Caesar's works and comments on the social and political significance of the subscription plate book. Michael Suarez 18 May 2015
154 Singular Multiples: Comprehending the General Evening Post (1754–86) Professor Michael Suarez continues the Lyell Lectures 2015, showing that archival evidence is necessary to understand the history of newspapers Michael Suarez 18 May 2015
155 Proliferating Images: Diagrams of the Slave Ship Brookes (1789) Professor Michael Suarez traces the transatlantic journey of a famous image deployed against the slave trade. Michael Suarez 18 May 2015
156 True Colours: A Natural History of Louis Renard’s Poissons (1719) Professor Michael Suarez continues the Lyell Lectures 2015, asking what role colour plays in bibliographical description? Michael Suarez 18 May 2015
157 Graham Greene and Josephine Reid Adam Smyth talks to Balliol College, Oxford archivist Anna Sander about an exciting new archive of letters relating to Graham Greene and his secretary, Josephine Reid. Adam Smyth, Anna Sander 13 May 2015
158 Creative Commons A Bullet with your Name on Slingshot bullet from the seige of Perusia, 41/40 BC. Jane Masséglia, Hannah Cornwell 12 May 2015
159 Creative Commons A Roman Intelligence Officer A Roman Intelligence Officer stationed in Britain. Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia, Hannah Cornwell 12 May 2015
160 Creative Commons A Roman Soldier's plaque to Hercules The Roman soldier who went to Newcastle and punched Hercules. Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia, Hannah Cornwell 12 May 2015
161 Creative Commons Hercules and the Roman teenager A memorial for a teenage son, with some unusual images of Hercules. Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia, Hannah Cornwell 12 May 2015
162 Engraved Throughout: Pine's Horace (1733) as a Bibliographical Object Professor Michael Suarez gives the first Lyell Lecture of 2015. Michael Suarez 08 May 2015
163 Creative Commons Oxford Figures: 800 Years of the Mathematical Sciences Professor Robin Wilson, author of Alice's Adventures in Numberland, gives a talk on the history of studying Mathematics at Oxford, which is as old as the University itself. Robin Wilson 06 May 2015
164 The Lives of Harold Macmillan and Roy Jenkins Political biographers D R Thorpe and John Campbell speak about their subjects' careers culminating in the role of Chancellor of the University of Oxford. The discussion was chaired by Lord Patten of Barnes. D R Thorpe, John Campbell, Chris Patten 14 Nov 2014
165 Conscription and Conscientious Objection In this short talk Professor Martin Ceadel, Fellow and Tutor in Politics, New College, Oxford discusses the issue of military conscription and conscientious objection during the first world war. Martin Ceadel 12 Nov 2014
166 The Problem with Propaganda Dr Adrian Gregory, Fellow and Tutor in History, Pembroke College, Oxford discusses the use of propaganda by all sides during the first world war. Adrian Gregory 12 Nov 2014
167 The Meaning of 1914 A conversation between Professor Sir Hew Strachan and Professor Margaret MacMillan, chaired by Professor Patricia Clavin. Hew Strachan, Margaret MacMillan, Patricia Clavin 30 Oct 2014
168 Oxford Cultural Leaders Lucy Shaw, Oxford University Museum Partnership Manager, gives a talk on the Oxford Cultural Leaders Programme Lucy Shaw 21 Oct 2014
169 Count me in - volunteers in museums Joy Todd, Oxford University Museums Outreach Manager, gives a talk on the successes of the Count me in project Joy Todd 21 Oct 2014
170 Invisible Digital in Museums Anjanesh Babu, Ashmolean museum, gives a talk on the different roles and uses IT has in museums Anjanesh Babu 21 Oct 2014
171 Funding Museums Heidi Kurtz and Hattie Warburton, Univesity of Oxford, give a talk on how Oxford museums get thier funding Heidi Kurtz, Hattie Warburton 21 Oct 2014
172 Working in partnership, community engagement at the Museum of Oxford Helen Fountain and Antonia Harland-Lang give a talk on the ways in which the Museum of Oxford reaches out to the local community Helen Fountain, Antonia Harland-Lang 21 Oct 2014
173 Collections and commercial enterprise Dec McCarthy, Ashmolean museum, gives a talk on the commercial aspects of the Ashmoelan Museum Dec McCarthy 21 Oct 2014
174 Managing a playing collection Andrew Lamb, Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, gives a talk on how to manage a collection of musical instruments which are fragile but need to be played to understand them. Andrew Lamb 21 Oct 2014
175 Working with source communities Chris Morton, Pitt Rivers Museum, gives a talk on working with first nations and source communities to enhance the museum's understanding of its collections Chris Morton 21 Oct 2014
176 From Museums to the Historic Environment Dan Hicks, Pitt Rivers Museum, gives a talk on object based research at the Pitt Rivers Museum Dan Hicks 21 Oct 2014
177 Converting academic research into education activities Andrew McLellan, Pitt Rivers Musuem, gives a talk on how the Pitt Rivers Museum has been using academic research to create new educational activities Andrew McLellnan 21 Oct 2014
178 Digital Sketchbooks: using tablets to support a museum art trip Adrian Brooks and Helen Ward, Ashmolean Museum, give a talk on how using iPads and tablet device in museums have helped improved student engagement during museum visits Adrian Brooks, Helen Ward 21 Oct 2014
179 Museums and STEM Engagement: Objects of Invention Chris Parkin, Museum of the History of Science, gives a talk on engagment events at the Museum of the History of Science Chris Parkin 21 Oct 2014
180 Museums: a showcase for science Sarah Lloyd, Botanic Gardens, gives a talk on how scientists can engage with the public about thier research through innovative events and learning experiences Sarah Lloyd 21 Oct 2014
181 Once in a Whale Bethany Palumbo, Museum of Natural History, gives a talk on her work to restore the museum's collection of whale skeletons Bethany Palumbo 21 Oct 2014
182 Crowdsourcing and community groups Alison Roberts, Ashmolean museum, gives a talk on how the museums are crowdsourcing ideas from community groups to improve collections and exhibitions Alison Roberts 21 Oct 2014
183 Redeveloping the Ashmolean Greece Galleries Susan Walker, Ashmolean Museum, gives a talk on how the Ashmolean museum is redevloping thier Ancient Greece exhibitions Susan Walker 21 Oct 2014
184 Geek is Good - planning an exhibition programme Stephen Johnston, Museum of the History of Science, gives a short talk on the Geek is Good exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science Stephen Johnston 21 Oct 2014
185 Creative Commons Hand-press printing A demonstration of and discussion about hand-press printing with the Bodleian's Dr Paul Nash. Paul Nash, Adam Smyth 25 Sep 2014
186 Egypt and the Ashmolean – 5 millennia of collections care part two Mark Norman, Head of Conservation, Ashmolean Museum, concludes his talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference Mark Norman 17 Sep 2014
187 Ancient Worlds: Open Data, Mobile Web, Haptics, Digital Touch Stephen Devine, Digital Communications Officer, and Sam Sportun, Collection Care Manager/Senior Conservator, Manchester Museum give a talk for the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Stephen Devine, Sam Sportun 17 Sep 2014
188 Bringing it all together in the Artifact Lab: Conservation, research, display, interpretation Molly Gleeson, Rockwell Project Conservator, Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Molly Gleeson 17 Sep 2014
189 Reflecting on Egyptian Pigments: the use of Fibre Optic Reflectance Spectroscopy (FORS) for pigment analysis at the Fitzwilliam Museum Jennifer Marchant, Antiquities Conservator and Abigail Granville, Pigment Analyst, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, give a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Jennifer Marchant, Abigail Granville 17 Sep 2014
190 On not exhibiting a corpse: the Mummy Chamber, Brooklyn Museum Lisa Bruno, Head Objects Conservator, Brooklyn Museum, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Lisa Bruno 17 Sep 2014
191 King Menkaure in Motion: the metamorphosis of a Monolithic royal sculpture from the Old Kingdom Susanne Gänsicke, Conservator; Matthew Siegal, Chair of Conservation and Collections Management, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, gives a talk for the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference Susanne Gänsicke 17 Sep 2014
192 Problems and possibilities for the Petrie Museum’s pottery display Susanna Pancaldo, Senior Conservator, UCL Museums and Collections, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Susanna Pancaldo 17 Sep 2014
193 The importance of technical analysis and research for the conservation and display of archaeological garments Anne Kwaspen, Conservator of the Archaeological Textile Collection, Katoen Natie, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference Anne Kwaspen 17 Sep 2014
194 Mummy case saved by LEGO: a collaborative approach to conservation of an Ancient Egyptian cartonnage Sophie Rowe, Conservator; Julie Dawson, Senior Assistant Keeper, Conservation, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Sophie Rowe 17 Sep 2014
195 Evolving Attitudes: past and present treatment of Egyptian Collections of the Oriental Institute Alison Whyte, Associate Conservator, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Alison Whyte 17 Sep 2014
196 The Stair of Glory: The Meet‐and‐Greet Gallery – a unique dramatic gallery at the Grand Egyptian Museum Mohamed Gamal Rashed, Curator, Museum Display and Research Director, The Grand Egyptian Museum, Giza, Egypt, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. Mohamed Gamal Rashed 17 Sep 2014
197 The APPEAR Collaboration: a comparative study of ancient mummy portraits Maria Svoboda, Associate Conservator of the Antiquities Department, J. Paul Getty Museum, California gives a talk for the Maria Svoboda 17 Sep 2014
198 Seeing Mummy Portraits: preparation for display in 2011 and recent collaborative investigation Jevon Thistlewood, Paintings Conservator, Ashmolean Museum, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections Jevon Thistlewood 17 Sep 2014
199 Raising the Dead: bringing design concepts to display Daniel Bone, Deputy Head of Conservation, Ashmolean museum, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections conference. The co-author is Sue Barker, Preventative Conservator, Ashmolean Museum. Daniel Bone 17 Sep 2014
200 Vertically Challenging: the investigation and conservation of a deteriorated coffin for vertical display Bronwen Roberts, Conservator, British Museum, gives a talk at the Understanding Egyptian Collections. The Co-Author is Nicky Lobaton, Objects Conservator, Ashmolean Museum Bronwen Roberts 17 Sep 2014