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1 The Future of Particle Physics Panel Discussion Panel discussion with Prof John Womersley (STFC), Prof John Wheater (Department of Physics), Prof Ian Shipsey (Particle Physics), Prof Dave Wark (Particle Physics), Prof Daniella Bortoletto (Physics) and Prof Subir Sarkar (Particle Theory Group) John Womersley, John Wheater, Ian Shipsey, Dave Wark 07 Mar 2017
2 What would life be like if Parasitoid Wasps didn’t exist? Our Festive episode of our Oxford Sparks podcast follows the traditional Christmas story of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. Christopher Jeffs 14 Dec 2016
3 Words for Winter: Tales of Home The event showcases the best of Oxford’s writing. Gathering together tales from all over the globe, of tradition, family, darkness, light and celebration. Pete Salmond, Charlene Pablo, Erica McAlpine, Nancy Campbell 13 Dec 2016
4 08. Mistletoe A plant growing on a tree! Emma describes how it comes to be growing on this tree. Emma Williams 28 May 2012
5 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
6 Creative Commons Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, text of the edition by J. R. R. Tolkien and E. V. Gordon. 2nd ed., ed. Norman Davis. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967. Anonymous 23 Dec 2010
7 Creative Commons Twas The Night Before Christmas 'Twas The Night Before Christmas. A Visit from St. Nicholas. By Clement C. Moore. Clement Moore 22 Dec 2010
8 Creative Commons A Christmas Carol A Christmas carol in prose: being a ghost story of Christmas. By Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Charles Dickens 21 Dec 2010
9 Creative Commons Tripping the Light Fantastic 2010 Light illuminates and gives life. It also reveals, enlightens, and brings understanding. Jonathan Wood shows us the inspiration and fascination to be found in the use of light, from Harry Potter's invisible cloak to killing cancer cells. Jonathan Wood 18 Dec 2010
10 Christmas Chemistry Show 2010 Join chemists Dr Hugh Cartwright and Dr Malcolm Stewart at Oxford University and find out just how much fun chemistry can be. You will be entertained and educated by the sort of chemistry you never get to see at school, baffling, tantalising and LOUD. Hugh Cartwright, Malcolm Stewart 18 Dec 2010
11 RoboCup Dr. Steven Cameron takes us on a trip to RoboCup. Tiny players roll across the pitch, others lumber unsteadily or roll by. The goals keep coming but the players never tire. It's football, but not as we know it. Say hello to the future of sport. Steven Cameron 21 Dec 2009
12 Why Beckham chose the 23 shirt Why did Beckham chose the 23 shirt? What makes prime numbers special? Marcus duSautoy sheds light on the so-called 'masculine' numbers, explains why prime numbers will help you survive, and opens our eyes to the fascinating world of mathematics. Marcus du Sautoy 21 Dec 2009