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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
Designing English: Graphics on the medieval page
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
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology Oral Histories
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
# Episode Title Description People Date
101 "To the Reader" Epistles Dr Meaghan Brown discusses the early modern To the Reader epistle, in which publishers directly addressed their buying public. Dennis Duncan, Meaghan Brown 24 May 2016
102 Venus and Adonis Professor Katherine Duncan Jones, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College, gives a talk on Shakespeare's poem, Venus and Adonis. Katherine Duncan-Jones 20 May 2016
103 Donne to Death Peter McCullough, Professor of English, University of Oxford, gives a talk on John Donne. Peter McCullough 13 May 2016
104 Everyday death in Shakespeare's England This podcast talks about accidental deaths and the hazards of everyday life in Shakespeare's day Steven Gunn 05 May 2016
105 The Magic of Shakespeare This lecture will celebrate Shakespeare's immortality on the exact 400th anniversary of his burial. It will begin from Theseus' famous speech in A Midsummer Night's Dream about the magical, transformative power of poetry. Jonathan Bate 03 May 2016
106 The Real Abascantianus On 30th October 2015, we staged a Roman funeral in the Ashmolean Museum. But who were we burying? Here you can hear the talk that Prof. Alison Cooley gave on the night, telling the story of the man behind the urn. Alison Cooley 26 Apr 2016
107 Rider Reliefs Prof. Alison Cooley talks with Dr Jane Masséglia about two Roman tombstones showing men on horseback, recently installed by AshLI in the Ashmolean Museum's Rome Gallery. Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia 26 Apr 2016
108 Early Christian Gold Glass Prof. Alison Cooley and Dr Jane Masséglia from the Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project, talking about the symbols and celebrations of early Christians in the Roman Empire. Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia 26 Apr 2016
109 Books for mind and community in 12th-century Oxford and Cirencester In this talk Andrew Dunning (Royal Bank of Canada Foundation Fellow) traces the development of the work of Alexander Neckam, one of the earliest known lecturers in Oxford, through manuscripts housed at the Bodleian. Andrew Dunning 04 Apr 2016
110 Creative Commons Early Modern German Literature 1: Das Juttenspiel Henrike Lähnemann on the Reformation publication of the ‘Juttenspiel’ Henrike Lähnemann 04 Mar 2016
111 Creative Commons Early Modern German Literature 2: Judith plays Henrike Lähnemann on the popularity of the Judith theme in Reformation drama Henrike Lähnemann 04 Mar 2016
112 Creative Commons Bible Translation in Germany From Old High German via Martin Luther to Bibel in gerechter Sprache. A whistle stop tour of German Bible translation Henrike Lähnemann, Howard Jones, Daniel Lloyd 03 Mar 2016
113 1594: Shakespeare's most important year In the summer of 1594 William Shakespeare decided to invest around £50 to become a shareholder in a newly formed acting company: the Lord Chamberlain's Men. This lecture examines the consequences of this decision, unique in English theatrical history. Bart van Es 02 Mar 2016
114 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Abbess Bärbel Görcke (Mariensee): The Prayer-Book of Abbess Odilia Multiple presentations from the German Studies Staff Henrike Lähnemann, Abbess Bärbel Görcke 22 Feb 2016
115 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Ulrike Hascher-Burger (Utrecht): Musical Notation Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann, Ulrike Hascher-Burger 22 Feb 2016
116 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Alan Coates (Oxford): The Incunable Traces Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann, Alan Coates 22 Feb 2016
117 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Nigel F. Palmer (Oxford): Cistercian Punctuation Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann, Nigel Palmer 22 Feb 2016
118 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Andrew Honey (Oxford): The Plaque in the Psalter and the Bindings Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann, Andrew Honey 22 Feb 2016
119 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Henrike Lähnemann (Oxford): Introduction Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann 22 Feb 2016
120 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Launching the website by Charlotte Schwarzer Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Charlotte Schwarzer 22 Feb 2016
121 Creative Commons Website Reformation: The Reformation Music Project: Alex Lloyd, Tom Hammond-Davies, Harry Meehan Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Alex Lloyd, Tom Hammond-Davies, Harry Meehan 22 Feb 2016
122 Creative Commons Website Reformation: The Website: Emma Huber Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Emma Huber 22 Feb 2016
123 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Karlstadt pamphlets: Jennifer Bunselmeier Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Jennifer Bunselmeier 22 Feb 2016
124 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Lustgarten der Seelen: Klaus Meyer Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Klaus Meyer 22 Feb 2016
125 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Weissagung vom Papsttum: Kezia Fender Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Kezia Fender 22 Feb 2016
126 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Hans Sachs’ Dialogue: Charlotte Hartmann Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Charlotte Hartmann 22 Feb 2016
127 Creative Commons Website Reformation: De captivitate babylonica: Lucas Eigel Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Lucas Eigel 22 Feb 2016
128 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Sendbrief vom Dolmetschen: Howard Jones Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Howard Jones 22 Feb 2016
129 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Passional Christi & Antichristi: Ed Wareham Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Edward Wareham 22 Feb 2016
130 The Prayer-Book of Abbess Odilia Abbess Bärbel Görcke, Mariensee, delivers a talk for the Medingen Manuscripts Masterclass. Bärbel Görcke 22 Feb 2016
131 Musical Notation Ulrike Hascher-Burger, Utrecht University, delivers a talk for the Medingen Manuscripts Masterclass. Ulrike Hascher-Burger 22 Feb 2016
132 The Incunable Traces Alan Coates, Rare Books Assistant Librarian, Bodleain, delivers a talk for the Medingen Manuscripts Masterclass. Alan Coates 22 Feb 2016
133 Cistercian Puntuation Nigel F. Palmer, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford, delivers a talk for the Medingen Manuscripts Masterclass. Nigel Palmer 22 Feb 2016
134 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Introduction by Henrike Lähnemann Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann 19 Feb 2016
135 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
136 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
137 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
138 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
139 200 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
140 Creative Commons Death at the Museum Highlights of the Ashmolean Museum's Halloween DEADFriday event. University of Oxford 16 Dec 2015
141 '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
142 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
143 '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
144 ‘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
145 '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
146 ‘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
147 '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
148 '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
149 '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
150 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
151 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
152 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
153 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
154 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
155 Stone tools William Mills shows the range of stone tools early humans created for different purposes William Mills 13 Oct 2015
156 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
157 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
158 Music Iain Morley talks about evidence of music making in the Stone Age and makes a bull roarer. Iain Morley 13 Oct 2015
159 Fish trapping Klint Janulis makes a fish trap using willow and flint tools Klint Janulis 13 Oct 2015
160 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
161 Fire starting using a bow drill Manse Ahmad demonstrates fire starting using friction and pressure Manse Ahmad 13 Oct 2015
162 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
163 Creative Commons Stone Age Technology Klint Janulis and Iain Morley introduce the series of films Klint Janulis, Iain Morley 13 Oct 2015
164 Flint Knapping William Mills demonstrates flint knapping; the process of creating flint tools William Mills 13 Oct 2015
165 Braiding and Cordage Using stinging nettles to make strong string Cory Cuthbertson 13 Oct 2015
166 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
167 The building bricks of an empire The bricks that built the Roman Empire Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia 21 Sep 2015
168 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
169 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
170 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
171 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
172 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
173 Freedmen and Friends A funerary inscription reveals questions of social status and friendship in the Roman world. Alison Cooley, Hannah Cornwell 27 Jul 2015
174 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
175 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
176 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
177 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
178 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
179 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
180 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
181 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
182 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
183 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
184 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
185 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
186 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
187 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
188 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
189 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
190 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
191 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
192 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
193 Creative Commons A Roman Intelligence Officer A Roman Intelligence Officer stationed in Britain. Alison Cooley, Jane Masséglia, Hannah Cornwell 12 May 2015
194 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
195 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
196 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
197 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
198 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
199 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
200 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