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Oriel College

Oriel is a friendly and attractive College in the centre of Oxford, founded in 1326 by King Edward II. It is the fifth oldest of Oxford's colleges.
The student body is made up of approximately 300 undergraduate and 160 graduate students studying a wide variety of courses in a broad range of subjects. They come from all kinds of schools, backgrounds and countries and all candidates for admission are considered on the basis of their own individual merits and potential.
Oriel College employs over 100 academic staff in approximately 30 subjects, and 150 non-academic and support staff.

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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Oriel and the Great War This lecture on Oriel College's involvement in WW1 was given by Dr John Stevenson (former College Lecturer in History at Oriel and former Fellow at Worcester College) John Stevenson, Moira Wallace 14 Jan 2015
2 Creative Commons Out of the Jaws Sermon about Eastertide delivered in Oriel College Chapel on 28th Apr 2013 by The Revd The Lord Leslie Griffiths. Lord Leslie Griffiths 30 Jul 2013
3 Creative Commons Ascension Day Sermon delivered in Oriel College Chapel on 9th May 2013 on the meaning of Christ's Ascension into Heaven by The Revd Canon Dr Judith Maltby. Judith Maltby 30 Jul 2013
4 Creative Commons After the Ascension: Real Presence or Real Absence? Sermon delivered in Oriel College Chapel on 12th May 2013 about the relationship between Jesus' presence and absence and making room for the Spirit by The Revd Canon Dr Joseph Cassidy. Joseph Cassidy 30 Jul 2013
5 Creative Commons Resurrecting Hope: Murder, Mystery and Redemption Sermon preached on 5th May 2013 in Oriel College Chapel by The Revd Sharon Jones. Sharon Jones 27 May 2013
6 Creative Commons The Horror or the Glory?: Terence Malick's The Thin Red Line Sermon preached at Oriel College Chapel on 26 May 2013 by the Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology on the theological questions posed by Malick's film. Nigel Biggar 27 May 2013
7 Creative Commons Painting in vermilion Sermon delivered by The Revd Dr Anders Bergquist (Vicar of St John's Wood, London) on 24th Feb 2013 in Oriel College Chapel. Anders Bergquist 26 Feb 2013
8 Creative Commons Theophany: God's appearing act Sermon delivered by The Revd Kate Stowe (Chaplain to the Bishop of Birmingham)on 10th Feb 2013 in Oriel College Chapel. Kate Stowe 26 Feb 2013
9 Creative Commons Remembering the Shoah Sermon delivered by Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg in Oriel College Chapel on 27th January 2013 for Holocaust Memorial Day. Jonathan Wittenberg 30 Jan 2013
10 Creative Commons What God is calling us to do Sermon delivered on 20th January 2013 by the Revd Canon Leanne Roberts in Oriel College Chapel. Leanne Roberts 22 Jan 2013
11 Creative Commons Reading the signs of the times Sermon delivered by The Very Revd Fr John O'Connor, OP on 18th November 2012, in Oriel College Chapel, about recognising the need for grace and humility in the face of life's complexity. The Very Revd Fr John O'Connor, OP 21 Dec 2012
12 Creative Commons Dreams and visions Sermon delivered by The Venerable Christine Allsopp (Archdeacon of Northampton) on 4th November 2012, in Oriel College Chapel, about seeing life from God's perspective. The Venerable Christine Allsopp 21 Dec 2012
13 Creative Commons The Bible Sermon delivered by Professor Brian Leftow (Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion) on 28th October 2012, in Oriel College Chapel, for Bible Sunday. Brian Leftow 21 Dec 2012
14 Creative Commons Thomas Harriot: Elizabethan man of Science Sermon delivered by Dr Michael Spivey (Fellow and Tutor in Computer Science) on 21st October 2012, in Oriel College Chapel, about Thomas Harriot (1560-1621) for the Commemoration of Benefactors. Dr Michael Spivey 21 Dec 2012
15 Creative Commons An easy yoke? Sermon delivered by The Revd Canon Angela Tilby (Diocesan Canon, Christ Church Cathedral) on 14th October 2012, in Oriel College Chapel, concerning the the meanings of Matthew 11. The Revd Canon Angela Tilby 21 Dec 2012
16 Creative Commons Sermon: What is it we are doing here? Sermon delivered by the Chaplain on 7th October 2012, in Oriel College Chapel, concerning the importance of regular worship. Robert Tobin 09 Oct 2012
17 Creative Commons A new heart I will give you Sermon preached in Oriel College Chapel on Sunday 27th May 2012 for Pentecost by Fr Timothy Radcliffe, OP. Timothy Radcliffe 08 Aug 2012
18 Creative Commons Riots or Resistance? Sermon preached in Oriel College Chapel on Sunday 20th May by The Revd Hayley Matthews. Hayley Matthews 08 Aug 2012
19 Creative Commons Whose Crisis? Sermon preached in Oriel College Chapel on Sunday 13th May for Christian Aid by The Rt Revd John Pritchard (Bishop of Oxford). John Pritchard 08 Aug 2012
20 Creative Commons Austerity and Adversity Sermon preached in Oriel College Chapel on Sunday 6th May by The Revd Dr Justine Allain Chapman. Justine Allain Chapman 19 May 2012
21 Creative Commons Was the financial crisis a moral crisis? Sermon delivered by Mr Donald Hay (Fellow Emeritus in Economics, Jesus College Oxford) in Oriel College Chapel on 29th April 2012. Donald Hay 09 May 2012
22 Sermon: On why the words matter Sermon preached by the Chaplain on 22nd April 2012 reflecting on the language of the economic downturn and what the bible teaches about social injustice. Robert Tobin 23 Apr 2012
23 Musical Meditations Anthems and motets from Oriel College Chapel services in Michaelmas and Hilary terms. Includes music by Bairstow, Stanford and Byrd. Oriel College Chapel Choir 13 Apr 2012
24 Hilary Evensong Service of Choral Evensong from Hilary Term 2012. Includes Psalm, Canticles and Anthem by various different composers. Oriel College Chapel Choir 05 Apr 2012
25 Candlemas Festal Evensong Service of Festal Evensong from Candlemas in Hilary Term 2012. Includes organ voluntaries, prayers, psalm and responses, canticles and anthem by various different composers. Service led by the Chaplain. Oriel College Chapel Choir, Robert Tobin 29 Mar 2012
26 Creative Commons University Sermon for the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary Sermon for Lady Day which includes relections on 'The virgin of the goldfinches' which hangs in the Saint Dyfrig Chapel of Llandaff Cathedral. Delivered in Oriel College Chapel on 4th March 2012 by The Most Revd Barry Morgan. Barry Morgan 27 Mar 2012
27 Epiphany Evensong Service of Choral Evensong from Epiphanytide in Hilary Term 2012. Includes organ voluntaries, Psalm, Canticles and Anthem by various different composers. Oriel College Chapel Choir 15 Mar 2012
28 Creative Commons Myth and Mystery: Faith, otherness and the limits of science Sermon on the limits of science, including reflections on Genesis 2.15-17; 3.1-7. Delivered in Oriel College Chapelon 26th February 2012 by Professor Tina Beattie (Director, Digby Stuart Research Centre for Catholic Studies, Roehampton University). Tina Beattie 01 Mar 2012
29 Creative Commons The Sound of Sheer Silence Sermon about rationalising belief and reading the scriptures in a spiritual way. Delivered on 19th February 2012 in Oriel College Chapel by The Revd David Neaum, Associate Priest, University Church of St Mary the Virgin. David Neaum 21 Feb 2012
30 Michaelmas Evensong Service of Choral Evensong from Michaelmas Term 2011. Includes organ voluntary, Psalm, Canticles and Anthem by various different composers. Oriel College Chapel Choir 18 Feb 2012
31 Creative Commons God and the Heart's Desire Sermon which discusses the superficiality of the new atheism. Delivered on 29th Jan 2012 in Oriel College Chapel, by The Revd Professor Alister McGrath, Chair in Theology, Ministry and Education, King's College, London. Alister McGrath 30 Jan 2012
32 Creative Commons Inspiration or Nightmare? Re-evaluating the Old Testament Sermon which discusses the criticisms made of the Old Testament by the 'New Atheists'. Delivered on 22nd January 2012 in Oriel College Chapel by Dr Katharine Dell, Fellow and Tutor in Theology, St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Katharine Dell 23 Jan 2012
33 Creative Commons Sermon: On living a life of plenty Sermon on the 'New Atheism' delivered on 15th January 2012 in Oriel College Chapel by Revd Dr Robert Tobin (Chaplain). Robert Tobin 16 Jan 2012
34 Carol Service 2011 Highlights from the 2011 Carol Service held in Oriel College Chapel on 27th November and again on 3rd December. The service was led by the Chaplain with the Chapel Choir, with readers drawn from the students and staff of the College. Oriel College Chapel Choir 20 Dec 2011
35 Creative Commons Sermon: Charles de Foucauld Homily for Thursday College Eucharist on 1 December 2011 in Oriel College Chapel delivered by the Chaplain, Revd Dr Robert Tobin. Robert Tobin 06 Dec 2011
36 Creative Commons Sermon: Christ the King: Shepherd and Judge Sermon for Christ the King delivered on 20th November 2011 by Monsignor Roderick Strange (Rector, Pontifical Beda College Rome) in Oriel College Chapel. Roderick Strange 21 Nov 2011
37 Creative Commons Sermon: What shall we pray for those who died? Sermon for Remembrance Sunday delivered on 13th November 2011 by The Rt Revd Dr Gregor Duncan (Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway) in Oriel College Chapel. Gregor Duncan 15 Nov 2011
38 Creative Commons Sermon: Fireworks and Martyrs Sermon delivered on 6th November 2011 in Oriel College Chapel by The Revd Professor John Barton (Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of the Holy Scripture). John Barton 08 Nov 2011
39 Sermon: Sir Walter Raleigh: Travel, Theory, Witness Sermon for the Commemoration of College Benefactors delivered in Oriel College Chapel. University of Oxford 07 Nov 2011
40 Creative Commons Sermon: A Glimpse of Heaven Sermon for All Saints delivered on 30th October 2011 in Oriel College Chapel by Dr Margie Tolstoy (University of Cambridge). Margie Tolstoy 31 Oct 2011
41 Creative Commons Sermon: Edward the Confessor Sermon delivered by The Revd Dr Robert Tobin in Oriel Chapel on 13th Oct 2011. Robert Tobin 14 Oct 2011
42 Creative Commons Sermon: The Call to Witness Sermon delivered on 9th October 2011 in Oriel College Chapel by the College Chaplain. Robert Tobin 13 Oct 2011