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1 A Changing World: The Future of the Energy Industry The Annual Hands Lecture is a very important moment in Mansfield's calendar, held to honour Guy and Julia Hands and their generous and continued support of Mansfield College. John Browne 22 Mar 2017
2 The Future of Particle Physics: The Particle Physics Christmas Lecture Professor John Womersley (STFC) gives the Particle Physics Christmas Lecture. John Womersley 07 Mar 2017
3 Energy for the Displaced part three Michael Keating and Glada Lahn (Chatham House) give a talk for the Energy for the Displaced panel. Michael Keating, Glada Lahn 02 Dec 2016
4 Energy for the Displaced part two Ben Good (GVEP International) gives a talk for the Energy for the Displaced panel. Ben Good 02 Dec 2016
5 Energy for the Displaced part one Christopher Baker-Brian (BBOXX) gives a talk for the Energy for the Displaced panel. Christopher Baker-Brian 02 Dec 2016
6 Why climate change action is difficult and how we can make a difference 2014 Charles Simonyi Lecture with David MacKay. David discusses how the laws of physics constrain our energy options, and describes what happened when his reflections on energy arithmetic propelled him into a senior civil service role. David MacKay 18 Nov 2016
7 Generalized Pauli Constraints in Reduced Density Matrix Functional Theory Reduced Density Matrix Functional Theory is a method that relies on the 1-1 correspondence between the ground state wavefunction of many electron systems and the first order reduced density matrix(1RDM) and uses the second one as its fundamental valuable. Iris Theophilou 21 Oct 2016
8 FMR 52 - Energy solutions with both humanitarian and development pay-offs Energy services are essential to the most basic human needs. Owen Grafham, Glada Lahn, Johanna Lehne 12 Jul 2016
9 Power People: what are we doing with all that energy? Did you know that you are in charge of a power station? It's true. Every time you flick a light switch, a power station somewhere in the UK will respond and generate that little bit of extra power you need for your light. Phil Grunewald 05 May 2016
10 Dark Matter Oxford Students discuss Dark Matter. Aled Walker, Peter Hatfield, Fran Day, Talitha Bromwich 04 Apr 2016
11 Creative Commons The ‘perfect storm’ revisited: food, energy and water security in the context of climate change Sir John Beddington, Senior Adviser at the Oxford Martin School, gives a talk on climate change John Beddingham 18 Aug 2015
12 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
13 Creative Commons Unlocking the Power of Hydrogen Kylie Vincent and Philip Ash discuss how bacteria harness the energy stored within hydrogen molecules, and how this could help build a more sustainable energy future. Kylie Vincent, Philip Ash 10 Jun 2015
14 Creative Commons Chemistry is Central to our Energy Future Phil Grunewald, Deputy Director of Energy Research at the University of Oxford, explains how chemistry helps to solve global energy challenges. Phil Grunewald 10 Jun 2015
15 Creative Commons Nanoparticle Catalysis: Size Matters Hanif Mahadi, Researcher in Edman Tsang’s group, explains how nanoparticle catalysts help us use fossil fuels more efficiently and develop cleaner alternative sources of energy. Hanif Mahadi 10 Jun 2015
16 Creative Commons Using Catalysts to Make Exhaust Fumes Greener How can we reduce the pollution from car exhausts? Elizabeth Raine 10 Jun 2015
17 Development of the UK’s fastest wind tunnel – a UK/Australia endeavour Professor Matthew McGilvray, University of Oxford and Professor Richard Morgan, University of Queensland give a talk at the Department of Engineering Science as part of the 41st Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture programme. Matthew McGilvray, Richard Morgan 26 May 2015
18 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
19 Why climate change action is difficult and how we can make a difference 2014 Charles Simonyi Lecture with David MacKay. David discusses how the laws of physics constrain our energy options, and describes what happened when his reflections on energy arithmetic propelled him into a senior civil service role. David MacKay 04 Dec 2014
20 Creative Commons Understanding Fracking for Shale Gas Joe Cartwright provides a geological perspective into the exploration of shale gas reserves. Joe Cartwright 06 Oct 2014
21 Creative Commons How can the customer and consumer participate in the electricity demand-side - and what's in it for them? Panel discussion from the UKERC conference 'GB Electricity Demand - Realising the Resource' held on 16th May 2013 at Royal Society, London. Gill Owen, Maria Pooley, Sophie Neuberg, Jeremy Nicholson 22 Jul 2013
22 Conclusion: Inspired by Nature The current energy crisis is a time of intense challenges but also of opportunities for fantastic science and innovative ideas. Alex T. Vai 19 Jul 2013
23 Artificial Photosynthesis - From Photon to Fuel Andrea Bachmeier, a DPhil student in the Armstrong Group, is helping to create a fully integrated artificial photosynthesis (APS) system which could be much more efficient at turning sunlight into fuel than living systems. Andreas Bachmeier 19 Jul 2013
24 Enzymes as Fuel Producers Growing energy demand worldwide is a crucial challenge for chemists. Suzannah Hexter, Armstrong Group, shows how, with the help of enzymes, the principles of photosynthesis may be artificially exploited and improved to provide a clean energy resource. Suzannah Hexter 19 Jul 2013
25 Introduction to Solar Fuels In an 'Oxford tutorial' style podcast, Professor Fraser Armstrong introduces the concept of artificial photosynthesis: coupling a light harvesting material with a fuel producer in order to generate storable energy from sunlight. Fraser Armstrong 19 Jul 2013
26 Supercapacitors, Ionic Liquids, and Implications for Sustainable Energy From smart phones to electric cars, batteries and energy storage devices are vital. Dr Nico Cousens is studying ionic liquid supercapacitors - a next generation technology with the potential to transform energy storage and power the cars of the future. Nico Cousens 18 Jul 2013
27 Introduction to the Environmental Change Institute Professor Jim Hall, Director of the ECI, gives a brief introduction to the work of the University of Oxford's interdisciplinary research institute looking into the processes, solutions and partnerships relating to global environmental change. Jim Hall 29 May 2013
28 Creative Commons The Future of Energy and Transport With Elon Musk, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors and the CEO/CTO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). Elon Musk 22 May 2013
29 Creative Commons Sparks Symposium: Interdisciplinary Research, Communication and Dissemination Part two Why Social Scientists Should Engage with Natural Scientists With Philip Lowe, Newcastle University. The aim of the symposium is to offer advice, training, tools and best practices to participants undertaking or considering interdisciplinary energy research. Philip Lowe 22 May 2013
30 Creative Commons Sparks Symposium: Interdisciplinary Research, Communication and Dissemination Part one Assessing Interdisciplinary Research With Catherine Lyall, University of Edinburgh, The aim of the symposium is to offer advice, training, tools and best practices to participants undertaking or considering interdisciplinary energy research. Catherine Lyall 22 May 2013
31 Low Carbon Heat: Research Gaps and Opportunities: Part two IEA Heat Research With Robin Wiltshire, BRE. A two-day UKERC Meeting Place event to bring together experts from academia, consultancy and industry to discuss low carbon heat. Robin Wiltshire 22 May 2013
32 Creative Commons Low Carbon Heat: Research Gaps and Opportunities: Part one Heat and the City With Jan Webb, University of Edinburgh. A two-day UKERC Meeting Place event to bring together experts from academia, consultancy and industry to discuss low carbon heat. Jan Webb 22 May 2013
33 Creative Commons The Future of the UK Gas Network: Part two Scenarios for the future of the network With Paul Dodds, UCL. The purpose of this talk is to To examine research and policy issues surrounding the future of the UK gas network from a range of perspectives, including government, industry and academia. Paul Dodds 22 May 2013
34 Creative Commons The Future of the UK Gas Network: Part one The UK Energy Research Centre With Jim Watson, UKERC. The purpose of this talk is to examine research and policy issues surrounding the future of the UK gas network from a range of perspectives, including government, industry and academia. Jim Watson 22 May 2013
35 Creative Commons SPLiCE: Sustainable Pathways to Low Carbon Energy (Scoping Workshop) Part Two National Ecosystem Assessment To scope out an ambitious research programme (SPLiCE) that would identify how the transition to a low carbon energy system can be made in a sustainable way. With Ian Bateman, UEA. Ian Bateman 22 May 2013
36 Creative Commons SPLiCE: Sustainable Pathways to Low Carbon Energy (Scoping Workshop) Part 1: Legal and Energy Policy Context To scope out an ambitious research programme (SPLiCE) that would identify how the transition to a low carbon energy system can be made in a sustainable way. With Tom Bain (DECC). Tom Bain 22 May 2013
37 Creative Commons Pandemics - Can we eliminate major worldwide epidemics? Larry Brilliant, President of the Skoll Global Threats Fund, gives a talk for the Oxford Martin School. Larry Brilliant 06 Nov 2012
38 Renewable Energies in a Green Economy: Defining Developments It was with the chance of making 'a special contribution to the urgent national need for more scientists' that St Catherine's College was first contemplated. Nicholas Stern, Vivienne Cox, Erica Hope, Steve Groves 09 Oct 2012
39 Creative Commons Dealing with uncertainties in UK energy policy: Some lessons from experience Jim Watson (Director, Sussex Energy Group) delivers a lecture as part of the 2012 Green Templeton College "Uncertainty..." lecture series. Jim Watson 02 Mar 2012
40 Creative Commons The People's Planet: Reconnecting climate science, climate policy and reality Myles Allen (Professor of Geosystem Science, School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics) delivers his inaugural lecture on 28 Nov 2011. Myles Allen 07 Feb 2012
41 Creative Commons The People's Planet: Reconnecting climate science, climate policy and reality Myles Allen (Professor of Geosystem Science, School of Geography and the Environment and Department of Physics) delivers his inaugural lecture on 28 Nov 2011. Myles Allen 07 Feb 2012
42 Creative Commons Energy in the Future: Brenda Boardman Part 3 of 3. Some of Oxford's leading experts discuss the issue of energy in the future, one of the greatest challenges facing the world as we move through the 21st century. Brenda Boardman 30 Sep 2011
43 Creative Commons Energy in the Future: Nick Eyre Part 2 of 3. Some of Oxford's leading experts discuss the issue of energy in the future, one of the greatest challenges facing the world as we move through the 21st century. Nick Eyre 30 Sep 2011
44 Creative Commons Energy in the Future: James Marrow Part 1 of 3. Some of Oxford's leading experts discuss the issue of energy in the future, one of the greatest challenges facing the world as we move through the 21st century. James Marrow 30 Sep 2011
45 Creative Commons What Next? Surviving the 21st Century For his keynote lecture the Chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes, examines the rapidly-growing list of challenges facing the world, from climate change to nuclear proliferation, migration to water and energy shortage. Chris Patten 26 Sep 2011
46 Creative Commons Rethinking Geoengineering and the Meaning of the Climate Crisis Professor Clive Hamilton delivers a critique of the consequentialist approach to the ethics of geoengineering, the approach that deploys assessment of costs and benefits in a risk framework to justify climatic intervention. Clive Hamilton 02 Aug 2011
47 Creative Commons Creativity Lecture 4: Two Sides of the Creativity Coin - Innovation and Lock-in Professor Steve Rayner (University of Oxford) presents creative and innovative potential solutions to the energy crisis and problems caused by climate change. Steve Rayner 07 Jul 2011
48 The Energy Challenge (Founder's Lecture 2011) Sir Christopher surveys the technical and political challenges of providing sufficient energy in the face of rising population, climate change, and fossil fuel depletion. Christopher Llewellyn-Smith 08 Jun 2011
49 Creative Commons Climate change and marine ecosystems: have dangerous changes already begun? Special seminar from the James Martin 21st Century School: Climate change and marine ecosystems: have dangerous changes already begun? Ove Hoegh-Guldberg 07 Sep 2010
50 Creative Commons The Plundered Planet Paul Collier, Oxford Professor and author of The Bottom Billion, launched a discussion based on his latest publication, The Plundered Planet. Paul Collier, Charles Badenoch, Jamie Drummond, Gideon Rachman 17 Jun 2010
51 Greening the full lifecycle - going the extra mile. Greening the full lifecycle - going the extra mile. Jürgen Heidegger 28 Apr 2008
52 Why Oxford University must respond to the challenge. Why Oxford University must respond to the challenge. Daniel Curtis, Nick Eyre 28 Apr 2008
53 Welcome to the Towards Low Carbon ICT conference at Oxford Welcome to the Towards Low Carbon ICT conference at Oxford. Paul Jeffreys 28 Apr 2008