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University Administration and Services (UAS)

UAS consists of 16 sections, including the Finance Division, Personnel Services and Research Services. Further information about the work of each section can be found on the UAS sections page. The offices of the UAS sections are spread across the city centre, with the main University Offices located in Wellington Square.

Series associated with University Administration and Services (UAS)

Alumni Voices
Alumni Weekend
Case Studies In Innovative Practice
Christmas Stories from Oxford University
Data visualisation and the future of academic publishing
E-Learning Podcasts
Encaenia 2012
Engage: Social Media Talks
Exploring Spoken Word Data in Oral History Archives
First World War Poetry Digital Archive
First World War: New Perspectives
Interviews from the Campaign
Interviews with Oxonians
Learning Technology at Oxford
Learning Technology Resources
Mandela at Oxford
MediaPub training
Openness at Oxford
Oxford Abridged Short Talks
Oxford LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) History Month Lectures
Oxford London Lecture
Oxford on Film: From Attic to Archive
Oxford Today with Michael Palin
Oxford-India Day
Podcasting Conference at Oxford University
Poetry Slam
Prospectuses
Race Equality Network
RunCoCo - Beyond Collections: Crowdsourcing for public engagement
Running a Community Collection Online
Safer Internet Day 2014
Sebastian Rahtz, a celebration of his work
Sexual violence: prevention and response
Sharing Excellence – The Value of Knowledge Exchange
Sustainable Travel
The Disability Lectures
The Museums of Oxford
The Olympics at Oxford
The Oxford Climate Forum
The Oxford Year
The Romanes Lecture
Towards Low Carbon ICT
Undergraduate Admissions (PodOxford)
UNIQ Summer Schools
University Life
Vice Chancellor's Welcome
Welcome to Oxford
Women in Science
Women of Achievement
# 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 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 Leading by Example: my journey to the podium An inspiring and powerful voice in the music scene, Marin Alsop, talks about her journey to become a conductor and violinist on the worlds stage. Marin Alsop 28 Feb 2017
7 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
8 The shock of the new: cultural amnesia, trans erasure, and what we can do about it Activist and author CN Lester talks about the need for queer/trans history in a world that too often forgets that variations in gender and desire have always been with us. CN Lester 24 Feb 2017
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 TeX and LaTeX software Phillip Taylor talks about Sebastian's contribution to the TeX and LaTeX software community. Phillip Taylor 16 Nov 2016
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 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
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 Visual Journalism John Walton (Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC News) gives the third talk in the conference. John Walton 02 Nov 2016
39 Data Visualisation Mark Hahnel (Founder of figshare), gives the second presentation in the conference. Mark Hahnel 02 Nov 2016
40 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
41 Values based leadership in a changing world 21st century leaders lead complex, diverse and culturally complex organisations: Do women lead these organisations differently? Valerie Amos 25 Oct 2016
42 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
43 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
44 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
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 A Psychiatrist's Experience of Depression Professor Linda Gask had a successful career as psychiatrist and academic, despite living with depression and anxiety. She speaks with candour about her experiences of periods of mental ill-health. Linda Gask 07 Jun 2016
49 Sexual Violence: the spectrum of support for survivors A podcast of an event which brought together local expertise that explored the support available to students who have experienced sexual violence. Mike Wallen, Mo Sayer, Ammara Kanwal, Siriol Davies 03 Jun 2016
50 Creative Commons Testimonies on Nazi Forced Labour and the Holocaust Building Digital Environments for Research and Education Cord Pagenstecher 16 May 2016
51 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
52 Creative Commons Forced alignment using FAVE and DARLA Powerful language technology tools and methods to support oral history research Josef Fruehwald 16 May 2016
53 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
54 Creative Commons Building an open sound archive The case of the Grammo-foni (Gra.fo) project Silvia Calamai 16 May 2016
55 Creative Commons Oral Histories of Hidden Children in Denmark during the Holocaust Narratives, Identity and Trauma Sofie Lene Bak 16 May 2016
56 Creative Commons Language Technologies: INTER-VIEWS A Search and Annotation Tool for Oral History Henk van den Heuvel 16 May 2016
57 Creative Commons Language Technologies: ELAN A short introduction to the ELAN annotation and processing suite of tools Sebastian Drude 16 May 2016
58 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
59 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
60 Creative Commons Oral History Collections How to exploit the multidisciplinary potential of Oral History narratives Stef Scagliola 16 May 2016
61 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
62 Creative Commons From Search to Exploration Barriers and opportunities in using oral history archives as data resources Jakub Mlynář 16 May 2016
63 Truth and Reality in a Hyper-Connected World Katharine Viner, the editor-in-chief at The Guardian, delivers the second Women of Achievement Lecture. Drawing on recent high profile news stories, Ms Viner highlights how truth is a troubling concept in todays modern era of journalism. Katharine Viner 09 May 2016
64 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
65 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
66 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
67 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
68 A Great Unrecorded History. LGBT Heritage and World Cultures Professor Parkinson discusses how to mobilise historical research into sexuality for maximum impact and the institutional, cultural and political issues that can be at stake, and suggests some of the possible uses of LGBTQ history. Richard Parkinson 25 Feb 2016
69 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
70 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
71 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
72 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
73 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
74 Creative Commons Near Miss The Near Miss Project Rachel Aldred 20 Oct 2015
75 The Oxford LERU Doctoral Summer School 2015 In July 2015, doctoral students from the 21 League of European Research Universities attended a five-day summer school in Oxford on the topic of knowledge exchange. Oxford University 09 Oct 2015
76 Making knowledge exchange work John Newbigin OBE, Chair of Creative England, reflects on the broad reach of knowledge exchange today, drawing on his extensive experience in the creative industries and the arts in the UK. John Newbigin 09 Oct 2015
77 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
78 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
79 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
80 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
81 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
82 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
83 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
84 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
85 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
86 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
87 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
88 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
89 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
90 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
91 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
92 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
93 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
94 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
95 Creative Commons Podcasting Watch leading academic talk about their experiences with the University’s Podcasting Initiative! Ian Goldin, Julian Savulescu 06 Jul 2015
96 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
97 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
98 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
99 2015 Oxford Disability Lecture Hilary Lister is giving the first University of Oxford Disability Lecture. Hilary was an undergraduate at Jesus College who has since gained fame as a quadriplegic sailor. She was the first disabled woman to sail solo around Britain. Hilary Lister 07 May 2015
100 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