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Alumni Office

The role of the Alumni Office is to establish and enhance a continuing relationship between the University of Oxford and its alumni. There are more than 180,000 Oxford alumni, of whom about one-third are based overseas and this number is growing as the University accepts more international students and undergraduate and graduate level. We aim to provide all Oxonians, regardless of their college or subject affiliations, with an alumni experience commensurate with their world-class education and offer a varied programme of benefits, events and communications to help keep you in touch and involved with your University.

Series associated with Alumni Office

Alumni Voices
Alumni Weekend
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times (St Edmund Hall, 1974) Lionel Barber discusses the changing media landscape, the impact of social media, and how the award-winning Financial Times continues to respond to the digital age. Lionel Barber 14 Aug 2017
2 Dr Desirée Cox, stem cell and regenerative medicine expert, and artist (Pembroke, 1987) Dr Desirée Cox describes her extraordinary journey from growing up in a tough urban area in the Bahamas to becoming a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. Desirée Cox 23 Jun 2017
3 Dr Tom Crawford, mathematician and presenter (St John's College, 2008) Dr Tom Crawford, also known as the Naked Mathematician, shares his love of Maths and describes how he is dispelling stereotypes to explain Maths to teenagers. Tom Crawford 01 Jun 2017
4 Sir Roger Bannister, athlete and neurologist (Exeter College, 1946) Sir Roger Bannister relives running the first sub-four-minute mile in a special podcast to mark the anniversary of his extraordinary achievement in May 1954. Roger Bannister 28 Apr 2017
5 Leading businesswoman Grace Sai describes how disruptive technology, including virtual and augmented reality, are changing how consumers interact with products. Leading businesswoman Grace Sai describes how disruptive technology, including virtual and augmented reality, are changing how consumers interact with products. Grace Sai 25 Apr 2017
6 Creative Commons David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (Corpus Christi, 1984) David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (Corpus Christi, 1984) David Miliband talks about the unprecedented global refugee crisis, its long-term characteristics and efforts to address the challenges ahead in this podcast. David Milliband 27 Feb 2017
7 Creative Commons Zoe de Toledo, Olympic silver medalist (St Catherine’s, 2010) Zoe de Toledo shares her extraordinary experiences of coxing at the highest levels, and her love of studying at Oxford in this podcast. Zoe de Toledo 10 Feb 2017
8 Creative Commons Writer and performer, Gyles Brandreth (New College, 1967) Celebrated writer, broadcaster, performer and former politician, Gyles Brandreth, talks about his extraordinary career and varied interests in this podcast. Gyles Brandreth 19 Dec 2016
9 Creative Commons Menswear Designer, Patrick Grant (New College, 2004) Menswear designer, Patrick Grant, shares his experiences studying for an Executive MBA at Oxford’s Said Business School, and talks about how he became an award-winning designer. Patrick Grant 12 Dec 2016
10 Creative Commons Warden of New College, Miles Young (New College, 1973) Miles Young, newly-installed Warden of New College, Oxford, shares his experiences studying history as an undergraduate and talks about how he transitioned into a career in PR and advertising. Miles Young 10 Nov 2016
11 Creative Commons Director of Modern Art Oxford, Paul Hobson (Brasenose, 1988) Director of Modern Art Oxford, Paul Hobson, shares his experiences studying Modern History at Brasenose College and talks about how he transitioned into a career in contemporary art. Paul Hobson 12 Oct 2016
12 Creative Commons Chief Executive of Stonewall, Ruth Hunt (St. Hilda’s, 1998) Ruth Hunt discusses her current role at Stonewall and offers advice to students who are considering Oxford as a LGBT-friendly university Ruth Hunt 09 Sep 2016
13 Creative Commons Historian and Capability Brown expert, Dr Oliver Cox (Univ, 2006) Dr Oliver Cox shares his passion for England’s greatest landscape designer, Capability Brown, in an interview recorded for the tercentenary celebrations of Brown’s birth. Oliver Cox 15 Aug 2016
14 Creative Commons Politician and chair of the Alumni Board, Baroness Shephard of Northwold (St Hilda's, 1958) Recorded only days after the EU referendum, this wide-ranging interview focuses on uncertainty in British politics and the transformative nature of an Oxford education. Baroness Shephard of Northwold 14 Jul 2016
15 Creative Commons Freelance journalist and Broadcaster, Henry Bonsu (Magdalen, 1986) Freelance journalist and broadcaster Henry Bonsu shares his experiences studying Modern Languages at Magdalen College and offers an insight into what it was like to be a black student at Oxford in the late eighties. Henry Bonsu 14 Jun 2016
16 Creative Commons Leading lawyer, academic and Marshall scholar, Kathleen Sullivan (Wadham, 1976) Kathleen Sullivan praises the tutorial system and her Oxford education, explaining how it has contributed to her successful career in academia and the courtroom. Kathleen Sullivan 03 May 2016
17 Creative Commons Comedian and broadcaster, Ruby Wax (Kellogg, 2010) Comedian and broadcaster Ruby Wax shares her experiences of studying mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy and why she taken on a mission to save the world’s mental health. Ruby Wax 28 Apr 2016
18 Creative Commons Basketball legend, former Congressman and Rhodes Scholar, Tom McMillen (University, 1974) Multi-talented alumnus Tom McMillen describes his extraordinary life as a professional basketball player, scholar, politician and businessman. Tom McMillen 15 Apr 2016
19 Creative Commons Marathon runner and coach, Mara Yamauchi (St. Anne’s, 1992) Interview with Olympic athlete and public speaker Mara Yamauchi as part of the Alumni Voices Podcast series. Mara Yamauchi 21 Mar 2016
20 Creative Commons Best-selling economist, Tim Harford (Brasenose, 1992) Tim Harford shares his prize-winning economic insights, explaining why you can’t buy a decent used car and why you should exercise caution with big data. Tim Harford 11 Feb 2016
21 Creative Commons Chief Executive of Oxfam, Mark Goldring CBE (Keble, 1976) Mark Goldring describes his distinguished career in international development, including his role as Chief Executive of Oxfam. Drawing upon his own experiences in Borneo, Bangladesh, Syria and beyond, he highlights the causes of poverty, and solutions. Mark Goldring 12 Jan 2016
22 Creative Commons Director and CEO of the Oxford Playhouse, Louise Chantal (Lincoln, 1987) Louise Chantal shares her love of the theatre and describes her involvement in Oxford’s cultural scene during her student days and running Oxford's famous Playhouse today. Louise Chantal 04 Dec 2015
23 Creative Commons Writer, doctor and champion of evidence-based medicine, Dr Ben Goldacre (Magdalen, 1992) Dr Ben Goldacre – author of the bestsellers Bad Science and Bad Pharma – dissects what is wrong with modern medicine and argues for better evidence-based medicine in this podcast. Ben Goldacre 17 Nov 2015
24 Creative Commons Historian and trip scholar for Spectacular Ceylon, Dr Maria Misra (Christ Church, 1982) Dr Maria Misra shares her experiences as both a student and academic at Oxford University, as well as her love of South Asia, in this podcast. Maria Misra 26 Oct 2015
25 Creative Commons Neuroscientist and Alumni Weekend speaker, Baroness Susan Greenfield (St Hilda's, 1970) Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE highlights how the unprecedented use of digital technologies is leaving a mark on our brains. Susan Greenfield 01 Sep 2015
26 Creative Commons Campaigner for women’s participation in technology, Ruthe Farmer (St Cross, 2007) Ruthe Farmer explains how her award-winning work to encourage women and girls to embrace technology can be traced back to her student days at Oxford. Ruthe Farmer 06 Aug 2015
27 Creative Commons Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord Patten (Balliol, 1962) The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH describes his long-standing links with Oxford and his high-profile political career in this wide-ranging podcast interview. Chris Patten 21 Jul 2015
28 Creative Commons Champion of renewable energy Juliet Davenport OBE (Merton, 1986) Juliet Davenport emphasises the role of renewable energy in the fight against climate change and shows how unprecedented progress is being made. Juliet Davenport 30 Jun 2015
29 Creative Commons Foreign correspondent Bethany Bell (Keble, 1987) BBC journalist Bethany Bell shares her love of Vienna and talks about her experiences as a reporter in this first interview in a new podcast series. Bethany Bell 19 May 2015
30 Can Future Energy Needs be Met Sustainably? This Alumni Weekend panel discusses future energy needs and steps that must be taken to increase the chance that they can be met sustainably. Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, Juliet Davenport, Jan Dusik, Graham van't Hoff 28 Apr 2015
31 Cultural Frontier: Early 20th Century Vienna Re-visiting the time of Freud, Klimt and Schönberg, the Alumni Weekend panel surveys and analyse this unique period in Vienna’s history and in Western culture. Bethany Bell, Shearer West, Ritchie Robertson, Jonathan Cross 28 Apr 2015
32 Quo Vadis Ukraine: The Conflict and Beyond Panel discussion of the Ukraine reviewing the current situation, exploring the context of the conflict which broke out in 2014, assessing its impact on Europe, and identifying what the international community can learn and how it should respond. Lord Patten of Barnes, Jutta Edthofer, Gwendolyn Sasse, Michael Bociurkiw 28 Apr 2015
33 Sacred Landscapes, Buddhist Temples: A case study from Central Tibet This talk illustrates how Tibetan Buddhism relates to the landscapes of the Tibetan plateau, to form a unique, truly Himalayan blend. Ulrike Roesler 11 Nov 2014
34 Choice or Accident? The outbreak of the First World War The causes of the First World War have long been controversial and remain so. The Warden of St Antony's College, Oxford, and author of The War that Ended Peace (2013) brings us up to date on the debate. Margaret MacMillan 04 Nov 2014
35 The Commercial Evolution of Microfinance: From donor dependence to sustainable social investment institutions Ira Lieberman provides an expert analysis on the evolution of micro-finance institutions. Followed by Juan Guerra, founder of StudentFunder – a case study. Ira Lieberman, Juan Guerra 22 Oct 2014
36 Oxford’s Global Leadership in Social Enterprise: A panel discussion Social finance and social investment is creating a global buzz, with estimates that the sector will grow over the next decade – an emerging trend that may lead to both vibrant social change and financial returns on investment. Pamela Hartigan 22 Oct 2014
37 Innovation in Financing Human Well-being Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine and Will Hutton, Principal of Hertford, in conversation. John Bell, Will Hutton 22 Oct 2014
38 Why is Oxford Determined to Change the Way We Discover New Medicines? Chas Bountra, a popular speaker at the recent Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Asia, will explain how Oxford is creating a new ecosystem for drug discovery. Chas Bountra 07 Oct 2014
39 Richard Nixon’s Reputation: 40 years after Watergate Nigel Bowles explores Nixon’s politics that achieved a synthesis of strategy, imagination, ideologies, and calculation rare among Presidents. Nigel Bowles 07 Oct 2014
40 Richard Ovenden and Diarmaid MacCulloch in Conversation Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian and Fellow of Balliol, and Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor of the History of the Church and Fellow of St Cross. Richard Ovenden, Diarmaid MacCulloch 06 Oct 2014
41 What Maths Really Does: From modelling the brain to modelling the climate How has mathematics emerged over recent decades as the engine behind 21st century science? Alain Goriely looks at this question and more. Alain Goriely 06 Oct 2014
42 Creative Commons Understanding Fracking for Shale Gas Joe Cartwright provides a geological perspective into the exploration of shale gas reserves. Joe Cartwright 06 Oct 2014
43 What is a Cyber-Attack? What constitutes a cyber-attack and who conducts them? What are the risks to society? Sadie Creese will discuss these issues and explain research underway at Oxford to help in the detection and prevention of attacks. Sadie Creese 03 Oct 2014
44 Creative Commons The 2020 Vision for Engineering Science in Oxford Professor Lionel Tarassenko, an alumnus of the Department and its new Head as of September 2014, sets out his vision for the Department for the next five years. Lionel Tarassenko 03 Oct 2014
45 Creative Commons Jenkin Lecture The Oxford RobotCar Paul Newman talks about the UK’s first self-driving car – being developed at the Department of Engineering Science. He’ll explain the project’s motivation, its underlying technology, and its impact on the transport sector and beyond. Paul Newman 03 Oct 2014
46 The Butterfly Defect: How globalisation creates systemic risks Globalisation has brought us vast benefits including growth in incomes, education, innovation and connectivity. Ian Goldin argues that it also has the potential to destabilise our societies. Ian Goldin 03 Oct 2014
47 Living with Flooding: Science, democracy and the complex challenge of managing environmental risk Professor Whatmore, who focuses on the interface between cultural geography, political theory and science and technology studies, will draw upon her recent research to propose a new approach to living with flooding. Sarah Whatmore 03 Oct 2014
48 The Ottoman Front: The First World War in the Middle East Drawing on European and Middle Eastern sources, historian Eugene Rogan provides an overview of the Great War in the Middle East from both sides of the trenches. Eugene Rogan 03 Oct 2014
49 The Future of the Past: Dating archaeology using radiocarbon and particle accelerators Tom Higham examines some of the projects the Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit has been involved with over the last few years; from dating the Neanderthal extinction, to identifying the bones of Richard III and Alfred the Great. Tom Higham 03 Oct 2014
50 Heroes, Villains and Victims: The dangerous politics of international migration This panel debate discusses key facts and fiction in international migration, and presents new ideas for a better politics of immigration. Bridget Anderson, Hein de Haas, Martin Ruhs, Katrin Bennhold 02 Oct 2014
51 Forbidden Crystal Symmetry: Mathematics and architecture World-renowned mathematician Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford University, describes how crystalline symmetries are necessarily 2-fold, 3-fold, 4-fold, or 6-fold. Roger Penrose 02 Oct 2014
52 Creative Commons 70 Years On: My, how you’ve changed! Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of Oxford University draws upon his experience at the highest levels in the public sector to share his unique perspective on Britain over the last seven decades. Chris Patten 02 Oct 2014
53 Creative Commons Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Environmentalism without nature This lecture by Jamie Lorimer explores new ways of thinking and doing environmentalism that need not make recourse to nature. Jamie Lorimer 02 Oct 2014
54 Creative Commons Black Land, Red Land: The Nile Valley and Egypt’s Western Desert Illustrated with photographs from previous trips, this talk by Professor Mark Smith contrasts the Nile Valley and the desert and explore how the relationship between them developed over the course of Egyptian history. Mark Smith 02 Oct 2014
55 Creative Commons The Biogeography of Madagascar: A Gondwanan island This lecture given by Dr Matt Friedman will look at the evolution of the unique flora and fauna of Madagascar and how it is intertwined with the geological history of the island. Matt Friedman 02 Oct 2014
56 Healthcare 2030: Oxford and the Value of Human Health Panel discussion looking at healthcare in the future as part of the inaugural Oxford Alumni Weekend in Asia held in in Hong Kong. Chas Bountra, Jonathan Flint, Nick Rawlins 23 Jun 2014
57 Alumni Weekend in Asia 2014, Hong Kong - Highlights Between 21 – 23 March, Oxford University hosted the inaugural Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Asia in Hong Kong. These are some highlights of the best bits of the event. Andrew Hamilton, Chris Patten 02 May 2014
58 Creative Commons Alumni Weekend in Asia 2014: Closing Speech by Chancellor Oxford University Chancellor Lord Patten of Barnes reflects on the offerings from academic sessions in Hong Kong as part of the inaugural Oxford Alumni Weekend in Asia. Chris Patten 02 May 2014
59 Creative Commons The Num8er My5teries With topics ranging from prime numbers to the lottery, from lemmings to bending balls like Beckham, this creative session with Marcus du Sautoy gives an entertaining and unexpected approach to explain how mathematics can be used to predict the future. Marcus du Sautoy 02 May 2014
60 Creative Commons Alumni Weekend in Asia 2014: Does the 21st Century belong to Asia? Will this be the Asian Century? Four leading voices from Oxford University debate this motion, moderated by the Chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes. Ranna Mitter, Linda Yueh, Ngaire Woods, Peter Tufano 02 May 2014
61 Creative Commons Alumni Weekend in Asia 2014: Welcome and University Update by Vice-Chancellor Oxford University Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Hamilton kicks off a stimulating day of academic sessions in Hong Kong for the inaugural Alumni Weekend in Asia. Andrew Hamilton 02 May 2014
62 Creative Commons Translations as Literature Matthew Reynolds, Fellow and Tutor in English Language and Literature, Oxford, gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Matthew Reynolds 29 Oct 2013
63 An Oxford Education Panel discussion led by Vice Chancellor Andrew Hamilton, with Mike Nicholson, Helen Swift, Priscilla Santos and Jenny Brennan. Andrew Hamilton, Mike Nicholson, Helen Swift, Priscilla Santos 14 Oct 2013
64 Medieval Romance and the Gift of Narrative Dr Perkins gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Nicholas Perkins 14 Oct 2013
65 From the Arab Spring to the Syrian War: Regional, international and humanitarian impact This session will examine the political and humanitarian dynamics behind the Arab Spring and the Syrian War. Starting with a long view of the events leading to the Arab Spring, it will analyse the regional and international repercussions of the uprisings. Hugo Slim, Louise Fawcett 08 Oct 2013
66 Biotechnology: For better or worse? Marianne Talbot talks about the uses and dangers of the relatively new discipline of synthetic biology. Marianne Talbot 08 Oct 2013
67 Fireworks Displays: The chemistry of explosive entertainment Fireworks consultant, author and former Oxford chemist Dr Tom Smith explains the basic chemistry and construction of fireworks, and their use in modern fireworks displays. Tom Smith 08 Oct 2013
68 The Secret Mathematicians Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Marcus du Sautoy 08 Oct 2013
69 Measuring Global Poverty Dr Sabina Alkire, Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2013. Sabina Alkire 08 Oct 2013
70 Writing Contemporary Fiction: From Inspiration to Publication James Benmore (Kellogg), Samantha Shannon (St Anne's) and Sam Thompson (St Anne's) talk about their work as writers. Chaired by Dr Clare Morgan (Kellogg), author and Director of the Master of Studies in Creative Writing. James Benmore, Samantha Shannon, Sam Thompson, Clare Morgan 07 Oct 2013
71 Physics in the 21st Century Dr John Wheater (Head of Physics Department), Emeritus Professor Derek Stacey and Dr Jay Watson (alumnus), give a talk about the Oxford Physics department and the study of physics today. John Wheater, Derek Stacy, Jay Watson 07 Oct 2013
72 Creative Commons A Successful Strategy for Building Normal Brains - Nature or Nurture? Dr Simon Butt (Keble), Fellow and Tutor in Neuroscience, gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend. Simon Butt 07 Oct 2013
73 Against All Odds: Recovering the first climate data from the central Sahara Professor Richard Washington, Professor of Climate Science at the School of Geography and the Environment; Fellow and Tutor in Geography, Keble College, gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Richard Washington 07 Oct 2013
74 Creative Commons Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing, and what we can do about it In this lecture, Professor Goldin presents ideas from his latest book and focuses on issues such as the financial crisis, the internet, pandemics, migration and climate change, in order to highlight the need for urgent global action. Ian Goldin 04 Oct 2013
75 Big Data and Drug Discovery (The Osler Discussion) 'Big data' in medicine is an emerging field with the potential to revolutionise healthcare research.This session will look at how Oxford is addressing some of these research opportunities and challenges. Martin Landray 04 Oct 2013
76 Trust, Free Speech and British Pluralism in the 21st Century With digital broadcasting increasing and newspaper readership falling, how should we respond in ways that ensure the free flow of information that is essential in a pluralist society? Chris Patten 04 Oct 2013
77 Love and Sex in Victorian Fiction Victorian fiction is commonly thought of as treating love sentimentally and lacking all reference to sex. In this talk drawing on material from a book he is writing, Dr David Grylls, Fellow of Kellogg College, will contest such a view. David Grylls 04 Oct 2013
78 Creative Commons Darwin's Fish: Evolutionary controversies in the fossil record See how modern analyses of the fossil record, genetics and development provide a new understanding of flatfish evolution, and how this bears on both the great flatfish controversy and the rate and nature of evolutionary change more broadly. Matt Friedman 04 Oct 2013
79 Socrates and 'The Hemlock Cup' This lecture, based on the recent biography by Bettany Hughes, looks at Socrates' life, following in his footsteps across Greece and Asia Minor and examining the new archaeological discoveries that shed light on his world. Bettany Hughes 04 Oct 2013
80 Creative Commons Exploring the Universe Dr Rana Irshad, University of Oxford, gives a brief whistle-stop tour of the exciting initiatives Oxford has running in exploring the vast expanse of the Universe in which we live. Rana Irshad 04 Oct 2013
81 Creative Commons The Arrogance of Power: Senator Fulbright's Concept and Today's World Sir Adam Roberts, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at Oxford, gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2013. Sir Adam Roberts 03 Oct 2013
82 What the World Needs Now from the Environmental Movement Dr Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2013. Kumi Naidoo 03 Oct 2013
83 Colliding Continents Geologist Mike Searle gives a beautifully illustrated talk on his expeditions and field research in many remote locations, over 25 years. Mike Searle 02 Oct 2013
84 Creative Commons Where will Tomorrow's Food Come From - and What will be the Consequences? The St Anne's Gaudy Seminar explores the topic of food security, focusing in particular on sustainability, supply and demand, and aid and trade. How will science, ecology and consumers have an impact on how food is produced and distributed? Tim Benton, Mary Atkinson 30 Sep 2013
85 Creative Commons The Oxford English Dictionary: From Victorian venture to the digital age endeavour Fiona McPherson, Senior Editor, Oxford English Dictionary, explores the OED's journey through the last century, from paper to screen, and how the digital age ensures that the OED remains as relevant as ever. Fiona McPherson 30 Sep 2013
86 The Battle for the Black Vote: Findings from the Ethnic Minority Election Survey Professor Anthony Heath (Nuffield), Emeritus Professor of Sociology, presents findings from the ESRC-funded Ethnic Minority British Election Survey. Anthony Heath 30 Sep 2013
87 The Fraud of Forgiveness without Reconciliation in Economic Life. Dr Michael Black (Blackfriers Hall) speaking at the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Michael Black 30 Sep 2013
88 Reporting Education Reeta Chakrabarti, BBC Education Correspondent, gives the third annual Oxford Education Society lecture. She looks at changes in education policy under the Coalition government and the challenges of reporting them. Reeta Chakrabarti 30 Sep 2013
89 Spain and Europe, Old Myths and New Realities W.H.Auden described Spain as "...that arid square, that fragment nipped off from hot Africa, soldered so crudely to inventive Europe". This discussion looks in more detail at Spain's place in Europe, as well as the image and reality of Spain today. Charles Powell, Esperanza Aguirre, Tom Burns 22 May 2013
90 The Spanish Golden Age A session chaired by Dr Frances Lannon that examines this period of flourishing arts and literature in Spain, which coincided with the political rise and subsequent decline of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty. Frances Lannon, John Elliott, Jonathan Thacker 22 May 2013
91 Shakespeare's Fools Professor of English, Katherine Duncan-Jones, discusses the real life characters and contemporaries of Shakespeare that inspired, shaped, and on occasion performed the various roles of the 'fool' in much of his work. Katherine Duncan-Jones 11 Dec 2012
92 Physics in the 21st century - an exciting Time for Physics at oxford Dr John Wheater, Chairman of the Department and other members of the Oxford University Physics team about all the latest projects and ideas that they are working on. With Alan Barr and Henry Snaith. John Wheater, Alan Barr, Henry Snaith 14 Nov 2012
93 Mystical Northern Lights Dr Rob Simpson from Zooniverse talks about the awe-inspiring aurorae, the Northern Lights, and other effects the sun can have on the earth. Find out why 2013 will be a spectacular year for this phenomenon and how and where is best to view it. Rob Simpson 14 Nov 2012
94 Zooniverse: what to do with half a million scientists? Dr Chris Lintott and Dr Rob Simpson explain using 'citizen power' to expand our knowledge of the Universe. Chris Lintott, Rob Simpson 14 Nov 2012
95 Creative Commons Social Mobility - The Greatest Challenge of our Time? Sir Peter Lampi, founder and chairman of the Sutton Trust (which aims to improve social mobility through education) and founder of the Education Endowment Foundation. Sir Peter Lampi 07 Nov 2012
96 Creative Commons How the West Got it Professor Richard Jenkyns, Oxford University's Public Orator, looks at where what we call classical antiquity came from, whether it differed from other ancient civilisations and what it can tell us about Western Civilisation now and in the future. Richard Jenkyns 17 Oct 2012
97 Creative Commons Rich and Poor in Britain in the Age of Dickens and Today A lecture exploring the differences and similarities between the rich and poor of Dickens' era and that of today. Alison Jackson, Jane Humphries, Helen Small and Paul Donovan bring forward their views in a panel discussion. Alison Jackson, Jane Humphries, Helen Small, Paul Donovan 15 Oct 2012
98 Creative Commons Military Ethics Ancient and Modern A talk from Matthew Leigh, Fellow and Tutor from St Anne's College, Oxford University, on Military Ethics; taken from the Alumni Weekend 2012. Matthew Leigh 15 Oct 2012
99 Creative Commons Hard words, best words words in use, writing the inventory of english English, as its vocabulary confirms, is constantly on the move - both words and meaning act as witnesses to time and change, revealing the diverse pathways of contact and conflict with other nations, as well as changes in culture and identity. Lynda Mugglestone 09 Oct 2012
100 Creative Commons How to eat an Elephant: Why Climate Change Policy is in a Mess and How to Fix it For more than two decades, Professor Steve Rayner has led interdisciplinary research programmes on science technology and environment, specifically on global climate change. Steve Rayner 09 Oct 2012