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1 Book talk: 'Cogs and Monsters: what economics is and what it should be' with Prof Diane Coyle Diane Coyle and Ian Goldin discuss Diane's new book 'Cogs and Monsters' and how economics can face the challenges of technological change. Diane Coyle, Ian Goldin 25 Nov 2021
2 Strasbourg on Compulsory Vaccination Professor Paul Gragl, European Law at the University of Graz, Austria, gives a talk for the Public International Law seminar series. Paul Gragl 25 Oct 2021
3 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
4 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
5 Emerging technology and systemic risk – maintaining a secure and resilient digital infrastructure as we build back better Sadie Creese and Jamie Saunders discuss the steps that need to be taken by technologists, businesses, government and the international community to ensure that our digital infrastructure continues to provide the level of resilience and security we need. Sadie Creese, Jamie Saunders, Charles Godfray 08 Jun 2021
6 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
7 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
8 Smallpox, and Jenner Welcome to the eighteenth century, at a point when Europe is going through another major smallpox outbreak, a disease that by this point has been plaguing populations around the globe for centuries. Peter Millican, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 01 Dec 2020
9 The Great Plague in the final plague episode of the series, Professor Peter Millican talks to his guests about the last major outbreak of this horrific disease in seventeenth-century England. Peter Millican, Paul Slack, Emma Smith, Kees Windland 01 Dec 2020
10 The Black Death Professor Peter Millican arrives in the fourteenth century and meets history's most notorious plague outbreak. Peter Millican, Samuel Cohn, Blanche Oguti 01 Dec 2020
11 The Plague of Justinian Welcome to the Eastern Roman Empire in the sixth century. This time, Professor Peter Millican discusses a plague that historians and medical experts agree was likely the first plague pandemic humanity experienced. Peter Millican, Michael McCormick, Abigail Buglass 01 Dec 2020
12 Athens: the first plague? Join Professor Peter Millican in 5th century Athens, a crowded city in the midst of a siege, where a devastating disease had just erupted. Peter Millican, Tim Rood, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 01 Dec 2020
13 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
14 Creative Commons Cycling to Archaeology! From Thames-side ruins and forgotten stone circles to Ridgeway hillforts and Roman villas, Oxfordshire is abundant in archaeological riches. Nathaniel Erb-Satullo 14 Oct 2020
15 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
16 Creative Commons Welcome to Teddie Cast, the podcast of the Oxford Critical Theory Network (TORCH) In our very first episode, our host and network convenor Lillian Hingley (DPhil English, Oxford) reflects upon her thoughts in lockdown. Lillian Hingley 19 May 2020
17 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
18 Creative Commons Twitter-based early warning and risk communication of the swine flu pandemic in 2009 (Knowledge Exchange Seminar) Patty Kostkova discusses Twitter-based early warning and risk communication of the 2009 swine flu pandemic during a seminar on quantitative methods in social media research held at the OII on 26 September 2012. Patty Kostkova 02 Jan 2013