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# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Book at Lunchtime: Porcelain - Poem on the Downfall of my City TORCH Book at Lunchtime webinar on Porcelain: Poem on the Downfall of my City by Durs Grünbein, translated by Professor Karen Leeder. Durs Grünbein, Karen Leeder, Edmund de Vaal, Patrick Major 25 Jun 2021
2 Book at Lunchtime: China’s Good War A TORCH Book at Lunchtime webinar on ‘China's Good War: How World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism’ by Professor Rana Mitter. Rana Mitter, David Priestland, Vivienne Shue, Wes Williams 25 Jun 2021
3 Writing and Resistance – The White Rose Pamphlets: A Live Reading At around 11am on Thursday 18 February 1943 two students in Munich were arrested for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. By Monday they had been interrogated, tried, and executed along with another member of the resistance circle. Alexandra Lloyd, Eve Mason, Sophie Caws, Sam Thompson 01 Mar 2021
4 Oxford at War in 1944 In this 2nd episode, we collate rare colour Oxfordshire footage shot in 1944 by US airforce officers. Film clips concentrate on the social life in Oxford city centre, Wallingford, Dorchester, Abingdon and surrounding villages. Peter Robinson 07 May 2020
5 Creative Commons Trinity: A Real Life Spy Story Frank Close tells the story of Klaus Fuchs and the Bodleian Library. Trinity was the codename for the test explosion of the atomic bomb in New Mexico on 16 July 1945. Frank Close 29 Apr 2020
6 The Origins of Enigma Codebreaking at Bletchley Park Sir Dermot Turing will talk about the origins of Enigma codebreaking at Bletchley Park, the Bombe machine and how it worked. Sir Dermot Turing 18 Feb 2019
7 Art, Design and World War History of Art - Dr Claire O'Mahony Claire O'Mahony 15 Apr 2015
8 Creative Commons Encountering and Appropriating Cityscapes: Lviv and Wroclaw after 1944/45 Sofia Dyak (Center for Urban History, Lviv) gives a talk for the Cantemir Institute. Sofia Dyak 06 Mar 2013
9 Havens across the Sea Local historian Ann Spokes Symonds gives a talk on the Oxford children and mothers who were evacuated to Canada and the USA in July 1941. Ann Spokes Symonds 12 Nov 2009