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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Medical Racism: Protecting ourselves, our families and our communities. A joint panel discussion organised by the University of Oxford and the University of Kent BME/BAME Staff Networks. Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Winston Morgan, Mohammed Sakel, Roberta Babb 29 Jul 2021
2 Causality and Autoencoders in the Light of Drug Repurposing for COVID-19 Caroline Uhler (MIT), gives a OxCSML Seminar on Friday 2nd July 2021. Caroline Uhler 29 Jul 2021
3 Under the Rainbow: Voices from Lockdown TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. James Attlee, Marina Warner, Pablo Mukherjee, Wes Williams 18 Jun 2021
4 War on Bodies Moral Immunity and the Psychopolitics of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Iran Dr Orkideh Behrouzan (SOAS University of London), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series on 21st May 2021, chaired by Edmund Herzig (Faculty of Oriental Studies). Discussant: Dr Maziyar Ghiabi (University of Exeter). Orkideh Behrouzan, Edmund Herzig, Maziyar Ghiabi 17 Jun 2021
5 Book Launch: 'Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World' In the book launch for Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World, Ian Goldin, Author, and Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable, will discuss how the pandemic provides a unique opportunity to tackle today’s challenges. Ian Goldin, Nik Gowing 16 Jun 2021
6 Stanley Ulijaszek discusses the impacts of COVID-19 Lockdown on Physical and Mental Health during COVID-19 Stanley and his team at the Unit for BioCultural Variation and Obesity, University of Oxford, undertook an England-wide survey of the impacts of COVID-19 lockdown during the summer of 2020 on physical activity, food and eating, and mental health. Stanley Ulijaszek 05 May 2021
7 Matthew Snape on running COVID-19 vaccine trials Matthew Snape discusses the running COVID-19 vaccine trials with Stanley Ulijaszek matthew snape, Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Mar 2021
8 The challenge of anti-microbial resistance In conversation with Chris Dye, Sally Davies will explore the major challenge of anti-microbial resistance and discuss whether people’s greater appreciation of medical risk due to the pandemic will help the development of effective countermeasures. Dame Sally Davies, Chris Dye 15 Mar 2021
9 Thinking again about the future and prospects for humanity In conversation with Charles Godfray, Martin Rees will explore how the global experience of the COVID-19 pandemic might change the way societies and policymakers grapple with the major challenges of the 21st century. Martin Rees, Charles Godfray 15 Mar 2021
10 Dan Hicks discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on museums with Stanley Ulijaszek Dan Hicks, British archaeologist and anthropologist discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on museums with Stanley Ulijaszek Stanley Ulijaszek, Dan Hicks 19 Feb 2021
11 Gut Instinct Ep.1 - COVID and cancer, ACLF, and the downfall of biomarkers The first episode! We talk through the impact of COVID-19 on colorectal cancer, transcriptomics in ACLF, the pitfalls of biomarker studies in IBD, microscopic colitis and cancer risk, HBV and PBC treatment, and more... Michael Fitzpatrick, Tamsin Cargill 12 Feb 2021
12 Rethinking diet, weight and health policy in and after the COVID-19 pandemic Prof Susan Jebb and Sir Charles Godfray discuss the possible implications of the pandemic on health policy and tackling obesity. Susan Jebb, Charles Godfray 09 Feb 2021
13 Healthcare after the COVID-19 pandemic: the walls are coming down Join Professor Chas Bountra, Professor of Translational Medicine and Professor Sir Charles Godfray as they discuss how the healthcare system has had to adapt due to the Covid-19 pandemic and what this means in the future. Chas Bountra, Charles Godfray 04 Feb 2021
14 Achillefs Kapanidis on developing a new rapid test for COVID-19 St Cross Fellow Achillefs Kapanidis talks with Stanley Ulijaszek about how his research group developed a new rapid test for SARS CoV2, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 Achillefs Kapanidis, Stanley Ulijaszek 04 Feb 2021
15 Michael Parker and the COVID-19 response St Cross College Fellow Michael Parker is Professor of Bioethics, Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and of the Ethox Centre, all at the University of Oxford. Michael Parker, Stanley Ulijaszek 01 Feb 2021
16 Rana Mitter and the implications of COVID-19 for China St Cross College Fellow Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford, in a conversation with Stanley Ulijaszek about China and the COVID-19 pandemic. Rana Mitter, Stanley Ulijaszek 01 Feb 2021
17 21st century technologies for tackling 21st century pandemics Christophe Fraser of Oxford’s Big Data Institute, who advises the UK’s NHS COVID-19 Tracing app, and Prof Oliver Pybus discuss the opportunities and challenges of successfully applying new technologies to pandemics past, present, and future. Christophe Fraser, Oliver Pybus 26 Jan 2021
18 Coronavirus and ‘Disease X’ Professor Peter Millican interviews the Oxford scientists working at the forefront of research into Disease X Peter Millican, Sarah Gilbert, Peter Horby, Jimmy Whitworth 14 Jan 2021
19 Ebola Professor Peter Millican begins the final episode of this series in 2014, at the onset of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Peter Millican, Kevin Decock, Katie Ewer, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
20 HIV/AIDS In the ninth episode of our History of Pandemics season, Professor Peter Millican leaves the perils of influenza behind, only to discover an entirely new virus: HIV. Peter Millican, Harold Jaffe, John Frater, Kevin Decock 14 Jan 2021
21 The 'Spanish' Flu Professor Peter Millican arrives in the twentieth century, during the last years of the Great War, to a pandemic which you may have read a lot about during the early coverage of our current COVID outbreak. Peter Millican, John Oxford, Brian Angus, Claas Kirchhelle 14 Jan 2021
22 'Russian' Flu: the pandemic that wasn't? In this episode, Professor Peter Millican discusses a controversial outbreak... Peter Millican, Julia Mannherz, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
23 Cholera Professor Peter Millican makes it to the nineteenth century to discuss the achievements of John Snow Peter Millican, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 14 Jan 2021
24 How 2020 changed journalism In this final Future of Journalism podcast of the year, members of our senior leadership team reflect on this momentous year for journalism and what we can perhaps look forward to next year Eduardo Suárez, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Meera Selva, Federica Cherubini 18 Dec 2020
25 Re-imagining urban mobility after COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruptions to urban mobility systems across the globe yet also presented unique opportunities for people to drive less, walk/cycle more and reduce carbon emissions. Tim Schwanen, Jennie Middleton, Jim Hall 09 Dec 2020
26 A tale of two crises: COVID-19 and the financial system Dr Julia Giese, Bank of England, discusses the impact of Covid-19 on the financial system and how banks can play their part in economic recovery. Julia Giese, Cameron Hepburn 02 Dec 2020
27 Baby steps: the gender division of childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic Professor Sarah Smith, Professor Almudena Sevilla and Professor Cameron Hepburn discuss the gender division of childcare during the covid-19 pandemic, and the impact of this on welfare and employment. Sarah Smith, Almudena Sevilla, Cameron Hepburn 01 Dec 2020
28 Creative Commons Apocalymbo: Trickster Politics in the Age of the Pandemic (and Other Crises) Walter Armbrust (St Antony’s College, Oxford), author of Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution (2019), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series on 20th November 2020. Walter Armbrust, Michael Willis 25 Nov 2020
29 Resetting our relationship with nature in a post-COVID world Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland and Professor Sir Charles Godfray discuss our relationship with nature, how it relates to the Covid-19 pandemic, and what we need to do differently in the future. E.J. Milner-Gulland, Charles Godfray 17 Nov 2020
30 Supply and demand shocks in the COVID-19 pandemic: an industry and occupation perspective In this recorded talk, Professor Doyne Farmer and Maria del Rio-Chanona talk about their new paper on supply and demand shocks, and the impacts on society, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic Doyne Farmer, Maria del Rio-Chanona, Ian Goldin 17 Nov 2020
31 After the lockdown: macroeconomic adjustment to the Covid-19 pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa In this talk, Professor Chris Adam, Professor of Development Economics looks beyond the public health aspects of the pandemic to examine the medium-term macroeconomic adjustment challenge confronting domestic policy-makers and international donors. Chris Adam, Cameron Hepburn 13 Nov 2020
32 Global macroeconomic cooperation in response to the Covid-19 pandemic Professor David Vines, Professor of Economics at INET Oxford, discusses the need for international cooperation to support emerging economies after the covid-19 crisis. David Vines, Cameron Hepburn 13 Nov 2020
33 Globalisation in the post-COVID world Professor Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, discusses the recent developments in international trade and the link between trade finance and resilience of trade flows ready for a post-COVID world Beata Javorcik, Cameron Hepburn 06 Nov 2020
34 Lie machines: misinformation in a Post-COVID world Phil Howard, author of Lie Machines and Nicola Aitken, Policy Manager at Full Fact, discuss the implications of fake news and misinformation. Phil Howard, Nicola Aitken 06 Nov 2020
35 Live Event: The World After CoVid TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Humanities and Policy Week Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Ngaire Woods, Peter Frankopan 13 Oct 2020
36 Live Event: Living with Pandemics: Finding New Narratives In conversation with Dr Erica Charters and Robin Gorna. TORCH Goes Digital! presents a series of weekly live events Big Tent - Live Events! Performance Week​ Erica Charters, Robin Gorna 13 Oct 2020
37 St Antony's Looks At the World - Ep 7: Dr Thierry Malleret For Episode 7, we are joined by Dr Thierry Malleret (SAM 1991-2), founder and principal author of the Monthly Barometer - www.monthlybarometer.com/. Thierry Malleret 18 Sep 2020
38 Antony's Looks At the World - Ep 2: Professor Thomas Hale Professor Thomas Hale, Associate Professor in Global Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government; Fellow of St Antony's College discusses his recent pioneering work on the Covid-19 response tracker. Thomas Hale 26 Aug 2020
39 Cinematic Translations: Visualising the Invisible Path of Contagion Marta Arnaldi (Oxford) talks with Kirsten Ostherr (Rice) in another episode of Translating Illness. Marta Arnaldi, Kirsten Ostherr 26 Aug 2020
40 Fair Access to Covid-19 Treatment in Mexico Philosopher César Palacios-González talks about how corruption and racism in Mexico created serious hurdles for developing federal guidelines for deciding who gets to access scarce medical resources. César Palacios-González, Katrien Devolder 08 Jul 2020
41 Masks, Vaccine and Cure: Translating Medical Evidence During and After the Pandemic Marta Arnaldi (Oxford) presents another Translating COVID-19 video conversation, with Eivind Engebretsen (Oslo). Marta Arnaldi, Eivind Engebretsen 02 Jul 2020
42 Global Healing: Towards a World Policy of Care The third Translating COVID-19 video conversation, with Marta Arnaldi (Oxford) and Karen Thornber (Harvard). Marta Arnaldi, Karen Thornber 17 Jun 2020
43 Creative Commons Past the Peak of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Triage of Non-Covid-19 patients Katrien Devolder interviews Dominic Wilkinson. Dominic Wilkinson, Katrien Devolder 01 Jun 2020
44 Your Digital Life During Lockdown A podcast to help students consider how best to use digital devices during the COVID-19 lockdown. A blog on digital distractions can be found on the welfare coronavirus advice page https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/counselling/coronavirus Ulrik Lyngs, Maureen Freed, Oxford University Counselling Service 28 May 2020
45 Smartphones v COVID 19 Smartphones will help save lives. Smartphones' value is exaggerated. What is the reality? And, as ever, what is the Maths behind it all? Leading Network Scientist Renaud Lambiotte downloads the facts in this Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture. Renaud Lambiotte 19 May 2020
46 Translating Illness: The Case of COVID-19 Marta Arnaldi (Principal Investigator, Translating Illness, Oxford) in conversation with author Nicola Gardini (Oxford). Marta Arnaldi, Nicola Gardini 15 May 2020
47 How do mathematicians model infectious disease outbreaks? Models. They are dominating our Lockdown lives. But what is a mathematical model? We hear a lot about the end result, but how is it put together? What are the assumptions? And how accurate can they be? Robin Thompson 15 Apr 2020
48 Maths and Stats in Action – Real-time Analysis to Understand the Novel Coronavirus Providing a whirlwind tour of the quantitative analyses currently underway to understand the transmission and control of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV). Recorded on 31st January 2020. Christl Donnelly, Robin Thompson, Christophe Fraser 11 Mar 2020