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Oxford University IT Services is located at Dartington House in Wellington Square, among other locations, and offers facilities, training and advice to members of the University in all aspects of academic computing, as described in our Mission Statement. IT Services is responsible for the core networks reaching all departments and colleges.

Series associated with IT Services

Case Studies In Innovative Practice
Christmas Stories from Oxford University
Data visualisation and the future of academic publishing
E-Learning Podcasts
Engage: Social Media Talks
Exploring Spoken Word Data in Oral History Archives
First World War Poetry Digital Archive
First World War: New Perspectives
Interviews with Oxonians
Learning Technology at Oxford
Learning Technology Resources
Mandela at Oxford
MediaPub training
Openness at Oxford
Oxford on Film: From Attic to Archive
Podcasting Conference at Oxford University
Poetry Slam
RunCoCo - Beyond Collections: Crowdsourcing for public engagement
Running a Community Collection Online
Safer Internet Day 2014
Sebastian Rahtz, a celebration of his work
The Museums of Oxford
The Oxford Climate Forum
The Oxford Year
Towards Low Carbon ICT
University Life
Vice Chancellor's Welcome
Women in Science
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Exploring the next generation digital learning environments Chuck Severance, University of Michigan, looks at Learning Management Systems and what comes next. D Charles Severance 13 Jul 2017
2 Creative Commons Moving from War to Peace The 3rd Keynote of the War Time 2016 conference held 9-11 November 2016 Margaret MacMillan 29 Nov 2016
3 Creative Commons Time-frames of the Great War The 2nd Keynote of the War Time 2016 conference held 9-11 November 2016 John Horne 29 Nov 2016
4 Creative Commons The long and the short of it: time and strategic planning in the First World War Keynote lecture given at the War Time 2016 conference Hew Strachan 28 Nov 2016
5 SPQR and Computer Archaeology: the early years Gary Lock and Paul Reilly talk about how Sebastian helped British CAA school of practitioners be more international. Gary Lock, Paul Reilly 16 Nov 2016
6 Linked Open Data Dr. Leif Isaksen and Alex Dutton talk about Sebastian's inspiring leadership in the Linked Open Data movement in cultural heritage. Alex Dutton, Leif Isaksen 16 Nov 2016
7 Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School Pip Wilcox from the Bodleian Libraries talks about Sebastian's long standing contribution to teaching at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS). Pip Willcox 16 Nov 2016
8 Digital Humanities Dave De Roure talks about Sebastian's contributions to the digital humanities community in Oxford and the wider world. Dave De Roure 16 Nov 2016
9 What Sebastian Taught Us Joe Talbot talks about Sebastian's many achievements, his work and shares some personal reflections and video footage of the man. Joe Talbot 16 Nov 2016
10 Linked Cultural Heritage Donna Kurtz talks about working with Sebastian over a number of years on various Linked Cultural Heritage projects. Donna Kurtz 16 Nov 2016
11 The Open Source Advisory Service - OSS Watch Rowan Wilson gives a talk about working with Sebastian on setting up the national service - OSS Watch, the Open Source Software advisory service. Rowan Wilson 16 Nov 2016
12 The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names Robert Parker, Wykeham Professor of Ancient History, Oxford, talks about Sebastian's work with Oxford Classics in developing the lexicon of greek names. Robert Parker 16 Nov 2016
13 TeX Live - Don Knuth remembers SPQR Anne Trefethen reads a special statement from founder Donald Knuth on Sebastian's contribution to TeX Live. Anne Trefethen 16 Nov 2016
14 TeX and LaTeX software Phillip Taylor talks about Sebastian's contribution to the TeX and LaTeX software community. Phillip Taylor 16 Nov 2016
15 Memories of Sebastian Leonor Barroca, Sebastian's long-term partner, gives some words on Sebastian's and her life together. Leonor Barroca 16 Nov 2016
16 Humanities Computing at Southampton, and The Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome Wendy Hall and Les Carr share their memories of work at Southampton University. Nicholas Stanley-Price and Amanda Thursfield, (The Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome) share their experiences with working with Sebastian Rahtz. Wendy Hall, Les Carr, Nicholas Stanley-Price, Amanda Thursfield 16 Nov 2016
17 Sebastian's contributions to the Text Encoding Initiative Lou Burnard, James Cummings and Hugh Cayless discuss Sebastian's contribution to the Text Encoding Initiative live via satellite. Lou Burnard, James Cummings, Hugh Cayless 16 Nov 2016
18 Welcome Donna Kurtz (Professor of Classical Art and Senior Research Fellow of Oxford e-Research Centre) and Anne Trefethen (CIO) introduce the day along with providing some personal insights in working with Sebastian. Donna Kurtz, Anne Trefethen 16 Nov 2016
19 Creative Commons Mancunian Crusaders? Exploring the chasm which existed between the crusading rhetoric of clergymen and the ways in which soldiers in the Manchester Regiment rationalised their involvement in the First World War. Dan Smith 10 Nov 2016
20 Creative Commons A Wordly War: Battle Experiences through the Eyes of African Cultures Examining the First World War through the lives of African soldiers and labourers. Josephine Niala 10 Nov 2016
21 Creative Commons Remembering before the End: Death and the Great War' Examining the many inventive and moving ways in which people began to mourn and commemorate their loved ones while WW1 was still ongoing and before official acts of public memory were established. Alice Kelly 10 Nov 2016
22 Grouches, Reflections and Wish lists, The Diary of an Academic Medic Philippa Matthews (Honorary Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Medicine) gives the eighth and final talk in the conference. Philippa Matthews 02 Nov 2016
23 Data Publication; Discover, Explore, Visualise Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran ( Research Lecturer, Oxford e-Research Centre) gives the seventh talk in the conference. Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran 02 Nov 2016
24 Interactive Visualisation: For teaching, research and dissemination Scott Hale (Data Scientist, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford) gives the sixth talk in the conference. Scott Hale 02 Nov 2016
25 Why do Academics need Journalists to design their Visualisations? Alan Smith (Data Visualisation Editor, Financial Times) gives the fifth talk in the conference. Alan Smith 02 Nov 2016
26 Visualising 150 Years of Correspondence between the US and Germany Felix Krawatzek (Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford) gives the fourth talk in the conference. Félix Krawatzek 02 Nov 2016
27 Visual Journalism John Walton (Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC News) gives the third talk in the conference. John Walton 02 Nov 2016
28 Data Visualisation Mark Hahnel (Founder of figshare), gives the second presentation in the conference. Mark Hahnel 02 Nov 2016
29 Data Visualisation, a publisher's point of view Richard O’Beirne (Digital Strategy Group, OUP) gives the first talk in the conference. Richard O’Beirne 02 Nov 2016
30 Creative Commons Women in Engineering A short promotional film featuring women who have been inspired to work in the engineering. priyanka dhopade, sina ober-blobaum, Eleanor Stride, ana castro-castellon 01 Aug 2016
31 Creative Commons Testimonies on Nazi Forced Labour and the Holocaust Building Digital Environments for Research and Education Cord Pagenstecher 16 May 2016
32 Creative Commons Researching Holocaust survivors in Greece through the Visual History Archive Issues and debates in the research use of testimony Kateřina Králová 16 May 2016
33 Creative Commons Forced alignment using FAVE and DARLA Powerful language technology tools and methods to support oral history research Josef Fruehwald 16 May 2016
34 Creative Commons Using forced alignment and HTML5 media syntax to share speech archive data Powerful language technology tools and methods to support oral history research John Coleman 16 May 2016
35 Creative Commons Building an open sound archive The case of the Grammo-foni (Gra.fo) project Silvia Calamai 16 May 2016
36 Creative Commons Oral Histories of Hidden Children in Denmark during the Holocaust Narratives, Identity and Trauma Sofie Lene Bak 16 May 2016
37 Creative Commons Language Technologies: INTER-VIEWS A Search and Annotation Tool for Oral History Henk van den Heuvel 16 May 2016
38 Creative Commons Language Technologies: ELAN A short introduction to the ELAN annotation and processing suite of tools Sebastian Drude 16 May 2016
39 Creative Commons Increasing the Impact of Oral History Data with Human Language Technologies How CLARIN is already helping researchers Arjan van Hessen 16 May 2016
40 Creative Commons CLARIN Data, Services and Tools What language technologies are available that might help process, analyse and explore oral history collections? Dieter van Uytvanck 16 May 2016
41 Creative Commons Oral History Collections How to exploit the multidisciplinary potential of Oral History narratives Stef Scagliola 16 May 2016
42 Creative Commons Oral History as Research Data Interviews, collections, archives, data and history - a view from the UK Data Archive. Louise Corti 16 May 2016
43 Creative Commons From Search to Exploration Barriers and opportunities in using oral history archives as data resources Jakub Mlynář 16 May 2016
44 Creative Commons Ben Holmes on Open Code Ben Holmes, a web developer for the Oxford IT Services, talks about the relevance of Open Code for the University’s WebLearn platform, the Mobile Oxford App, and his own involvement in GitHub. Ben Holmes 15 Jul 2015
45 Creative Commons Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics on Public Engagement Julian Savulsecu and Dominic Wilkinson discuss the efforts of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics to encourage and support debate on practical ethics through its open events and online materials. Julian Savulescu, Dominic Wilkinson 15 Jul 2015
46 Creative Commons Ian Goldin on the Oxford Martin School Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development and Director of the Oxford Martin School, discusses the efforts of researchers at the Oxford Martin School to address the most pressing global challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Ian Goldin 15 Jul 2015
47 Creative Commons Free Speech Debate on Global Free Expression Dr Dorian Singh and Sebastian Huempfer discuss Free Speech Debate, a project founded on the belief that making content freely available for non-commercial purposes is an integral part of promoting a global debate on free expression. Dorian Singh, Sebastian Huemfer 15 Jul 2015
48 Creative Commons Victoria McGuinness on TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities) Victoria McGuinness, the Business Manager for The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), talks about the Centre’s role as a home for major research programmes at Oxford and its efforts to stimulate and support interdisciplinary research. Victoria McGuinness 15 Jul 2015
49 Creative Commons Luciano Floridi on The Ethics of Open Data Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the Oxford Internet Institute, discusses the ethical questions raised by the emergence of Open Data and Big Data. Luciano Floridi 15 Jul 2015
50 Creative Commons Ben Goldacre on Open Data Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science and Bad Pharma, shares his views on Open Data and discusses his involvement in projects created in the spirit of openness. Ben Goldacre 15 Jul 2015
51 Creative Commons Antoine Jerusalem on Open Research Data Antoine Jerusalem, Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering Science, talks about the importance of Open Data for his work on the computational modeling of materials and his involvement in the Human Connectome Project. Antoine Jerusalem 15 Jul 2015
52 Creative Commons Open Data in the Humanities Jacob Dahl, Associate Professor of Assyriology at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, talks about his research with cuneiform tablets and his hopes for the future of Open Data in the Humanities. Jacob Dahl 15 Jul 2015
53 Creative Commons Open Research Researchers and Academics at Oxford share their experiences with sharing their data openly and the projects, collaborations and opportunities Open Data makes possible. Maja Zaloznik, Antoine Jerusalem 15 Jul 2015
54 Creative Commons Open Data: The Golden Age of Discovery This documentary follows the experiences of a number of academics and researchers at Oxford as they discuss the implications of Open Data for their research, for academia and for humanity. Chris Lintott, Ben Goldacre 15 Jul 2015
55 Creative Commons Emma Goodwin on 'Crowdscribing' Emma Goodwin is the Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded Collaborative Skills Project, ‘Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities’ (dhAHRC). Emma Goodwin 09 Jul 2015
56 Creative Commons Simon Benjamin on Open Science Simon Benjamin, Associate Professor at the Materials Department, gives an in-depth talk on the importance of Open Science for researchers, students and the general public. Simon Benjamin 09 Jul 2015
57 Creative Commons Aruna Bhaugeerutty on Open Museum Collections Aruna Bhaugeerutty, Manager of Digital Collections at the Ashmolean Museum, talks about the Museum’s efforts to open up its collections to a wider audience via interactive online platforms. Aruna Bhaugeerutty 09 Jul 2015
58 Creative Commons Open Educational Resources (OER) Find out about the Open Education Resources and Initiatives at the University of Oxford! Sean Faughnan, Marion Manton 06 Jul 2015
59 Creative Commons Podcasting Watch leading academic talk about their experiences with the University’s Podcasting Initiative! Ian Goldin, Julian Savulescu 06 Jul 2015
60 Creative Commons What is Openness? ‘Openness’ is a far-reaching concept--find out what it is about and why it is becoming increasingly important to academics, researchers, students and the general public! Marianne Talbot, Simon Benjamin 06 Jul 2015
61 Creative Commons Crowdsourcing- The Oxford Community Collection Model The Oxford Community Collection Model brings together online crowdsourcing with personal, face-to-face interaction. It has been used successfully in a range of ways from collating Anglo-Saxon teaching resources to memories of WW1. Ylva Berglund Prytz 13 Mar 2015
62 Creative Commons Widening Access to the British Library's Collections and Services Dr Aquiles Alencar-Brayner walks through some of the extraordinary projects led at the British Library which aim to engage and encourage interaction with the general public. Aquiles Alencar-Brayner 16 Feb 2015
63 Creative Commons Exploring the Learning Benefits of Lecture Capture Jill Fresen and Debra Garretson discuss the Lecture Capture project led at Oxford and the how the software can be used to offer students various benefits. Jill Fresen, Debra Garretson 16 Feb 2015
64 Creative Commons Tracking Your Impact Dr Kathryn Eccles discusses her knowledge exchange work with TORCH and comments on the various ways you can monitor the impact of your projects. Kathryn Eccles 16 Feb 2015
65 Creative Commons IWM's 'Computer Club': Engaging staff with Digital Technologies Simon Delafond and Jesse Alter explore the exciting staff initiative ('Computer Club') led at the Imperial War Museums which encourages colleagues to use digital technologies to support and enhance their work. Simon Delafond, Jesse Alter 16 Feb 2015
66 Creative Commons Livestreaming Events to Reach Global Audiences Peter Robinson and Josh Carr explore the benefits of using Livestream to reach out to large audiences. Peter Robinson, Joshua Carr 16 Feb 2015
67 Creative Commons Bringing WW1 History into the Present with Twitter Mechthild Herzog discusses how Twitter can be harnessed to engage large audiences with WW1 history in a range of creative ways. Mechthild Herzog 16 Feb 2015
68 Creative Commons Facebook Pages that Work Liz McCarthy discusses a range of strategies for maximising the reach and effectiveness of your Facebook page. Elizabeth McCarthy 16 Feb 2015
69 Creative Commons Using Social Media to Extend the Reach of your Projects Professor David Pyle discusses his public engagement work for the Department of Earth Sciences with specific reference to the London Volcano and Volcano top trumps project. David Pyle 16 Feb 2015
70 Varsity Trip: The Oxford and Cambridge Ski Trip In 1949, filmmakers Guy L. Coté and Hugh Wyn Griffith directed the film ‘Sestrieres’ for the Oxford Ski Club, about their trip to the Italian ski resort, Sestriere. We compare this with film of a recent trip, highlighting obvious changes in student life! Peter Robinson, Hannah Lucas 15 Dec 2014
71 A Yank Abroad: Visiting (and re-visiting) the Oxfordshire countryside Rare 16 mm film footage from the mid-1930s of american tourists touring the Oxfordshire countryside by bike, and also footage shot by US airforce crew in 1944 visting Wallingford and Aylesbury. Peter Robinson, Hannah Lucas 15 Dec 2014
72 Mesopotamia: An Oxford Archaeological Expedition Film of the joint expedition to Kish, Mesopotamia, by Oxford University with the Field Museum of Natural History, of Chicago, Illinois, from 1920-29. The 16mm footage reveals the immense scale of the archaeological dig involving hundreds of people. Peter Robinson, Hannah Lucas 15 Dec 2014
73 Creative Commons RunCoCo: how to run a community collection online Find out about “the Oxford Community Collection Model” used for successful crowdsourcing since 2007. The RunCoCo service at the University of Oxford University shows how you can run a community collection online and engage with your community. Patrick Penzo, Alun Edwards, Ylva Berglund Prytz, Stuart Lee 13 Oct 2014
74 Creative Commons What is a Roadshow? Find out about roadshows - face-to-face engagement – part of “the Oxford Community Collection Model” used for successful crowdsourcing, e.g. Europeana 1914-1918. RunCoCo shows how you can run a community collection online and engage with your community. Patrick Penzo, Alun Edwards, Ylva Bergland Prytz 13 Oct 2014
75 Oxford At War: Footage from Mount Farm Airbase World War Two arrives in Oxford in this episode, using never before seen Oxford footage from a US Flight Surgeon for the 14th Photo Reconnaissance Unit at Mount Farm Airbase, Dorchester. Includes colour and monochrome film from 1944. Peter Robinson, Hannah Lucas 03 Oct 2014
76 A Day on the River: The Oxford Steamers Salter’s Steamers have operated since 1858, and we revisit them in the 1940s as an American U.S.A.F Unit make use of a break from their war service to enjoy a leisurely day on the Thames to Wallingford. Includes rare colour 16mm film from autumn 1944. Peter Robinson, Hannah Lucas 03 Oct 2014
77 Oxford: Then and Now We compare and contrast locations in and around the city from the 1940s, and the present day. How have the places and people changed? How present is the Second World War in 1940s Oxford? After 70 years how different is Oxford? Peter Robinson, Hannah Lucas 01 Oct 2014
78 Attic to Archive - Welcome to the Dreaming Spools Project In this episode we take you on a trip through time as we introduce a selection of the archive film footage that the Dreaming Spools project has discovered. Peter Robinson, Hannah Lucas 01 Oct 2014
79 Creative Commons New Perspectives 1: Georgians and Others Short presentation as part of the Oxford 'British Poetry of the First World War' Spring School Stuart Lee 06 Sep 2014
80 Creative Commons How to digitise objects well Short and snappy guidelines to creating a good picture for online viewing. Patrick Penzo 18 Aug 2014
81 Creative Commons How to set up your camera for digitisation Short and snappy guidelines to setting up for digitisation of objects. Patrick Penzo 18 Aug 2014
82 Creative Commons How to track items at a Roadshow (Digitisation) Part 4 of the "How To" series explaining how to keep track of objects and their stories. Patrick Penzo, Adelina Tomova 18 Aug 2014
83 Creative Commons How to track items at a Roadshow (Digitisation desk to Digitisation) Part 3 of the "How To" series explaining how to keep track of objects and their stories. Adelina Tomova, Patrick Penzo 18 Aug 2014
84 Creative Commons How to track items at a Roadshow (Interview to Digitisation desk) Part 2 of the "How To" series explaining how to keep track of objects and their stories. Frances Dunkley, Alun Edwards, Adelina Tomova, Rebecca Henderson 18 Aug 2014
85 Creative Commons How to track items at a Roadshow (Interview stage) Part 1 of the "How To" series explaining how to keep track of objects and their stories. Alun Edwards, Frances Dunkley, Rebecca Henderson 18 Aug 2014
86 Light out for the territory ahead of the rest An ebook that contains 5 years of e-learning blog posts from a leading practioner at Oxford University. Melissa Highton 26 Jun 2014
87 Ambition for Leadership An inspirational talk on leadership given by Professor Dame Carol Black to young female science students as part of the 3rd Annual OxFest Symposium 2014 - "WHY SO SLOW? Closing the gender gap in STEM". Carol Black 18 Mar 2014
88 Creative Commons If I knew then what I know now. Being resourceful and strategic in traversing the science career landscape An inspirational careers talk given to young female science students as part of the 3rd Annual OxFest Symposium 2014 - "WHY SO SLOW? Closing the gender gap in STEM". Elizabeth Pollitzer 18 Mar 2014
89 Creative Commons Lessons learned on the way up - how to take control of your career in STEM and still have a life! Inspirational talk given to young female science students as part of the 3rd Annual OxFest Symposium 2014 - "WHY SO SLOW? Closing the gender gap in STEM" Thursday 27th February 2014 Jackie Hunter 18 Mar 2014
90 Creative Commons Career, Creativity and Confidence An inspirational talk given to young female science students by engineer Roma Agrawal as part of the OxFest Symposium 2014 - "WHY SO SLOW? Closing the gender gap in STEM", Roma Agrawal 18 Mar 2014
91 Creative Commons Equality and Diversity Unit: Harassment Advisory Service Caroline Kennedy, Equality and Diversity Unit, University of Oxford - a briefing about how staff and students access this support and how a Harassment Advisor can help individuals. Caroline Kennedy 18 Feb 2014
92 Creative Commons Online Harassment and Social Media: Criminal Offences and Defamation. John X Kelly, Principal Legal Information Specialist, gives a talk for the Safer Internet Day 2014 summit John X Kelly 18 Feb 2014
93 Creative Commons The Gender and Digital Culture Project presents The Online Professional. Dr Sara Perry, University of York, explains her personal story in relation to online harassment and bullying, and her research as part of Gender and Digital Culture. Sara Perry 18 Feb 2014
94 Creative Commons University of Oxford summit for Safer Internet Day 2014 Dr Stuart Lee, introduces the University of Oxford's summit for Safer Internet Day 2014 about the challenges of online harassment and bullying. Stuart Lee 18 Feb 2014
95 The Importance of Education to Freedom and Equality A speech given by the late Nelson Mandela on 13th April 2002 at the opening of the "Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre" at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. Nelson Mandela 06 Dec 2013
96 Mandela in 1997 – Ceremony of Welcome Speech This short video is taken from 1997 from a speech made by Nelson Mandela, former South African President, during the Ceremony of Welcome, at Convocation House, University of Oxford, 11th July 1997. Nelson Mandela 06 Dec 2013
97 MediaPub Training A training video for the MediaPub system for adding new podcasts to the Oxford media portals. Oxford Podcasts 18 Nov 2013
98 Creative Commons Shot at Dawn How a contemporary photographer is addressing one of the conflict's most sensitive topics. Chloe Dewe Matthews 18 Jul 2013
99 Creative Commons From Owen's Doomed Youth, to his doomed youth Lecture at the event 'Wilfred Owen: From Doomed Youth to the Battle of the Sambre'. Imperial War Museum, 10th November 2012. Jean Moorcroft Wilson 27 Feb 2013
100 Creative Commons From Mametz Wood to The General Lecture on Siegfried Sassoon given at the Imperial War Museum, London, 12th November 2011. Jean Moorcroft Wilson 27 Feb 2013