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  • Updated 23 Oct 2020 | 95 episodes | St Antony's College

    The Middle East Centre, founded in 1957 at St Antony’s College is the centre for the interdisciplinary study of the modern Middle East in the University of Oxford. Centre Fellows teach and conduct research in the humanities and social sciences with direct reference to the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey, with particular emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. However, during...

  • Updated 23 Oct 2020 | 86 episodes | Centre for African Studies

    The University of Oxford is one of the world's leading centres for the study of Africa. In every Faculty and Division across the University there are active research programmes focused on the continent. The African Studies Centre, within the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, acts as a focal point for graduate level work and faculty research on Africa. Alongside the vibrant...

  • Updated 23 Oct 2020 | 359 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    The University of Oxford is home to an impressive range and depth of research activities in the Humanities. TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities is a major new initiative that seeks to build on this heritage and to stimulate and support research that transcends disciplinary and institutional boundaries. Here we feature some of the networks and programmes, as well as recordings...

  • Updated 22 Oct 2020 | 126 episodes | School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS)

    Israel Studies Seminar: Perspectives on Israel.
    During this academic year, the Israel Studies Seminar will explore what it means to widen the horizons of conventional discourse about Israel by focusing on various perspectives of Israel.
    The seminar’s objective is to situate Israel within broader contexts, including thematic, theoretical, methodological, epistemological, and geo-...

  • Updated 22 Oct 2020 | 3 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    Better narratives for a better future.

    An interactive podcast featuring interviews with leading authors and editors in the speculative genre and writing prompts designed to support the imagination of better futures.

    Narrative Futures is the capstone podcast project of the Futures Thinking network at TORCH. Devised, recorded and edited by Chelsea Haith, the Narrative Futures...

  • Updated 20 Oct 2020 | 7 episodes | Faculty of Oriental Studies

    The Tibetan Graduates Studies Seminar (TGSS) is a weekly series of colloquia and guest lectures at the Oriental Institute.
    The intended purpose of the TGSS is to give MPhil and DPhil candidates a platform to present their work-in-progress and receive feedback from staff and affiliated scholars of the field.
    Additionally, the weekly time slot will also allow visiting scholars to...

  • Updated 16 Oct 2020 | 57 episodes | Department of History of Art

    History of Art at the University of Oxford draws on a long and deep tradition of teaching and studying the subject. The core academic staff of the History of Art Department work on subjects from medieval European architecture to modern Chinese art. Over fifty associated academic staff (e.g. in Anthropology, Classics, History, Oriental Studies, and the Ruskin School of Drawing) include...

  • Updated 15 Oct 2020 | 25 episodes |

    Get the most out of life as a student in Oxford. A series of short talks and presentations aimed at students of the University.

  • Updated 14 Oct 2020 | 127 episodes | Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

    A selection of seminars and special lectures on wide-ranging topics relating to practical ethics. The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics was established in 2002 with the support of the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education of Japan. It is an integral part of the philosophy faculty of Oxford University, one of the great centres of academic excellence in philosophical ethics.

  • Updated 14 Oct 2020 | 3 episodes | School of Archaeology

    Researchers studying archaeological remains from across the whole range of the human past discus the sometimes surprising meanings they have found while digging through what we have left behind. From recycling Romans to voyaging Vikings, twisting Silk Roads to modern hunter-gathers of Borneo, let experts from the Oxford School of Archaeology take you on a journey to the past, which might just...

  • Updated 09 Oct 2020 | 6 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Thinking about applying for Modern Languages at university? Listen in on our conversations with Spanish tutors at Oxford to find out what's so fascinating about the literature they teach, why they love teaching it, and why they think you might love it too.

  • Updated 09 Oct 2020 | 4 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    The Lyell readership in bibliography at Oxford University is endowed by a bequest from James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (1871-1948), a solicitor, book collector and bibliographer. Each year since 1952, a distinguished scholar has been elected to deliver the lectures, usually six in number, on any topic of bibliography, broadly conceived.
    J.P.R. Lyell lived in Oxford and (on his retirement)...

  • Updated 07 Oct 2020 | 3 episodes | Middle East Centre

    Almanac is a student-run initiative at the University of Oxford. Every two weeks, a number of students sit down for an in-depth discussion about the region which has made history for thousands of years and continues to make headlines today.

  • Updated 02 Oct 2020 | 3 episodes | Worcester College
  • Updated 02 Oct 2020 | 1 episode | School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS)

    CSASP is at the very core of research and writing on South Asia in Oxford. From research students to post-doctoral fellows to our permanent faculty, CSASP constitutes a thriving and inter-disciplinary space for advancing knowledge on this region. Weekly seminars on South Asian studies as well as stand-alone workshops and public lectures are hosted by this CSASP series. It engages with the...

  • Updated 01 Oct 2020 | 5 episodes | University Museum of Natural History

    Oxford University Museum of Natural History is a unique fusion of architecture, science and art. Built in the 1850s, it uses sculpture, painting and design to embody scientific principles and discoveries. In this series of illustrated podcasts, recorded to accompany his book Temple of Science: The Pre-Raphaelites and Oxford University Museum of Natural History, John Holmes takes us on a guided...

  • Updated 24 Sep 2020 | 9 episodes | Department of Zoology

    Welcome to Good Natured, a Conservation Optimism podcast, where you can join us for uplifting chats that shine a light on conservation challenges. In each episode, we interview an inspiring conservationist. Our guests come from a variety of backgrounds – artists, scientists, business owners, and activists – and engage with conservation in a variety of ways. We talk about their challenges and...

  • Updated 24 Sep 2020 | 9 episodes | Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

    Thinking Out Loud provides audio-podcasts based on a series of videos produced by Katrien Devolder in which she talks to leading philosophers from around the world on topics related to practical ethics. The podcast and videos are meant for a non-specialist audience. You can watch the videos on the Practical Ethics Channel. Katrien is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for...

  • Updated 22 Sep 2020 | 10 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    In Series One Carolyne Larrington and Fay Hield introduce the themes of traditional British tales about fairies with some readings and songs, the inspiration for their new creative project ‘Modern Fairies and Loathly Ladies’. Tales about the Other World, fairy lovers, fairies and children and helpful fairies, along with the monstrous females who must be disenchanted by the hero are the themes...

  • Updated 18 Sep 2020 | 7 episodes | St Antony's College

    Podcasts from members of St Antony's College, listen as they talk about their research on from such varied and significsant subjects such as the challenge of COVID-19, the end of the cold war, the importance of digital new and fake news.

  • Updated 16 Sep 2020 | 51 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    Since 2006 Oxford Medical Alumni has been undertaking an oral history project to capture the history of contemporary clinical medicine at the University of Oxford through the memories of former medics. The project consists of recorded interviews with current or former professors, directors, researchers, clinicians, and technicians who worked at the University of Oxford medical school or Oxford...

  • Updated 08 Sep 2020 | 13 episodes | St Antony's College

    What story should Europe tell in the 21st-century? What do we want the EU to do by 2030? Our team, based in Oxford University, are going out to ask a wide range of Europeans about their formative, best and worst European moments. We are talking in greater depth to a number of Europeans, hearing their reflections on Europe's stories – and their own. We have also analysed a wide range of...

  • Updated 06 Sep 2020 | 129 episodes | St John's College

    An annual conference to explore 'Building Peace' from multidisciplinary perspectives held in Oxford. The 2012 conference was entitled, ‘Disciplines of Peace’. The 2012 conference themes included exploring different aspects of the field of peace studies: the relationship between academic research and the practice of peacemaking, peacebuilding and peacekeeping; the skills needed for...

  • Updated 29 Aug 2020 | 14 episodes | Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG)

    Welcome to CortexCast, the podcast that provides in-depth interviews with world leading Neuroscientists. Through conversations that are accessible to anyone with an interest in science, we explore cutting edge techniques, challenges in the field and how these researchers think not only about the brain but life in general. CortexCast is the official podcast of the Oxford University Cortex Club...

  • Updated 26 Aug 2020 | 6 episodes | The Queen's College

    What do medicine and translation have in common? In what sense, and to what extent, is translation used in contexts as different as the transfer of meaning from one language (or medium) to the other, the concept of knowledge translation, and the process of protein synthesis? How will a nuanced understanding of translation help us live a healthier, happier and longer life? In this newly-...

  • Updated 25 Aug 2020 | 10 episodes | Faculty of Law

    Lectures on international law issues by eminent scholars, practitioners and judges of national and international courts. The lecture series is brought to you by the Public International Law Discussion Group, part of the Law Faculty of the University of Oxford, and is supported by the British Branch of the International Law Association and Oxford University Press. Further details of this series...

  • Updated 06 Aug 2020 | 17 episodes | Department of Plant Sciences

    In this fun and informative series Dr Lindsay Turnbull, Associate Professor and Fellow of The Queen’s College, Oxford University, looks at the biology of the back garden. This series is recorded hot off the press in a normal garden in England beginning in March 2020 and would be of interest to anyone from age 5+. The series is particularly useful for children missing school who would like to...

  • Updated 03 Aug 2020 | 249 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is Oxford University's international research centre in the comparative study of news media.

  • Updated 20 Jul 2020 | 4 episodes | Saïd Business School

    The Oxford Saïd Entrepreneurship Forum (OSEF) is a one-day conference, held annually by the Business School to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. The format includes: keynote sessions, panel discussions, pitching competition, and exhibition space.

    Entrepreneurship is a catalyst for growth and innovation and this forum has as main objectives: to engage, inform and inspire the...

  • Updated 16 Jul 2020 | 11 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Fantasy Literature has emerged as one of the most important genres over the past few decades and now enjoys extraordinary levels of popularity. The impact of Tolkien’s Middle-earth works and the serialisation of George Martin’s ‘Game of Thrones’ books has moved these and their contemporaries into mainstream culture. As the popularity grows so does interest in the roots of fantasy, the main...

  • Updated 08 Jul 2020 | 2 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Professor of Poetry Alice Oswald gives her lectures on poetry, language, literature, beauty and life every term.

    The Professor of Poetry lectures were conceived in 1708 by Berkshire landowner Henry Birkhead and began after he bequeathed some money so it could be a valuable supplement to the curriculum. He believed ‘the reading of the ancient poets gave keenness and polish to the minds...

  • Updated 07 Jul 2020 | 3 episodes | Oxford Department of International Development

    Young Lives is an international study of childhood poverty following the lives of 12,000 children in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam over more than 15 years. Undertaking longitudinal research in low and middle income countries brings a host of challenges often not present in other forms of research. In this series, supported by the ESRC and GCRF, we reflect on our methodological learning,...

  • Updated 30 Jun 2020 | 43 episodes | Rothermere American Institute

    Podcasts of lectures and seminars held at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford.

  • Updated 24 Jun 2020 | 7 episodes | Department of Statistics

    The Department of Statistics at Oxford is a world leader in research including computational statistics and statistical methodology, applied probability, bioinformatics and mathematical genetics. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Oxford's Mathematical Sciences submission was ranked overall best in the UK.
    This is an exciting time for the Department. We have now moved...

  • Updated 23 Jun 2020 | 10 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    A series of 8 lectures on General Philosophy, delivered to first year Oxford University undergraduates in Michaelmas term 2018. The lectures cover six main topics: Knowledge and Scepticism, Induction, Mind and Body, Personal Identity, Free Will, God and Evil. But they set these topics within a much broader context, encompassing humanity’s history of discovery about the natural world (both in...

  • Updated 08 Jun 2020 | 86 episodes | Mathematical Institute

    A series of talks and lectures from Oxford Mathematicians exploring the power and beauty of their subject. These talks would appeal to anyone interested in mathematics and its ever-growing range of applications from medicine to economics and beyond.

  • Updated 08 Jun 2020 | 2 episodes | Department of Experimental Psychology

    Podcasts from the Department of Experimental Psychology. Psychology at Oxford is taught as a scientific discipline, involving substantial amounts of practical work and experimentation at undergraduate level as well as a strong philosophical component. Courses include Cognitive Neuroscience, Behavioural Neuroscience, Perception, Memory, Attention and Information Processing, Language and...

  • Updated 08 Jun 2020 | 176 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford is the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. It includes the principal University library - the Bodleian Library - which has been a legal deposit library for 400 years; as well as 28 other libraries across Oxford including major research libraries and faculty, department and institute libraries. Together, the Libraries hold...

  • Updated 05 Jun 2020 | 5 episodes | Oxford Department of International Development

    Memory politics worldwide is often shaped by the dynamics of relations and tensions between hegemonic narratives, counter-memories and silent communities at the global, national and local levels. Transnational advocacy movements, international agents and organisations influence the application of terminologies and frameworks in which global hegemonic narratives operate. State actors influence...

  • Updated 02 Jun 2020 | 12 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    This podcast series celebrates the centenary of the de Osma Studentship, founded in 1920 by Guillermo de Osma, the first Spaniard to graduate from Oxford after the Universities Tests Act in 1871 opened the ancient universities of England to non-Anglicans. The studentship was from its creation open to both men and women, which was most unusual at the time, and continues to be under the...

  • Updated 01 Jun 2020 | 5 episodes | University Administration and Services (UAS)

    This annual lecture series celebrates the achievements of disabled people. The University is committed to establishing an inclusive environment, and we hope that this lecture series will be inspiring and empowering for everyone, particularly for our disabled staff and students. We hope that it will also increase understanding of the experiences of people living with a disability and of the...

  • Updated 29 May 2020 | 8 episodes | Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages

    Welcome to the LinguaMania podcast. Produced by researchers from Oxford University-led Creative Multilingualism, the series explores some fascinating perspectives on languages and language learning, asking: Do we really need human translators? Why do we use metaphors and what do they teach us about other languages and cultures? How much of an unfamiliar language can we understand? Would...

  • Updated 21 May 2020 | 9 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    The Global Thinkers Project, Oxford was launched in 2017 with the aim of reviving silenced voices in the discipline of International Relations (IR). It explores the internationalist thought of individuals who have made significant contributions in international affairs but have been excluded from the discipline due to biases of language, region, and gender. By encouraging IR to 'rethink...

  • Updated 21 May 2020 | 10 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    A series of 8 lectures on David Hume’s philosophy, delivered to Oxford University undergraduates in Michaelmas term 2018. The lectures focus mainly on Book 1 of his 1739 Treatise of Human Nature, with reference to other works where appropriate. Main themes of the lectures are: (1) Hume’s background and chief aims; (2) Ideas, impressions, and abstraction; (3) Humean faculties and relations; (4...

  • Updated 12 May 2020 | 25 episodes | Saïd Business School

    The Oxford Future of Business Podcast takes you behind the walls of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. Run by a team of MBA students, each episode aims to tackle the next generation of problems facing the world - and the business opportunities they represent.

  • Updated 07 May 2020 | 9 episodes | IT Services

    In this series we seek to rediscover film footage of Oxford’s past and make it available for public viewing. How has Oxford changed? How has it remained the same? What important events have happened at Oxford University? Each episode in the series makes use of archive films to explore when, where and how the films were taken, and what they can tell us about the history of the University, the...

  • Updated 25 Apr 2020 | 67 episodes | Kellogg College

    Podcasts from Kellogg College, one of Oxford University's largest and most international graduate colleges.

  • Updated 16 Apr 2020 | 83 episodes | Pembroke College

    The Changing Character of War Centre (CCW) is an Interdisciplinary research centre for the study of current armed conflict. We are part of the University of Oxford, based at Pembroke College and the Department of Politics and International Relations. We bring together scholars from several disciplines and build connections with many institutions around the world. In addition to a number of...

  • Updated 02 Apr 2020 | 15 episodes | Department of Computer Science

    This series is host to episodes created by the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, one of the longest-established Computer Science departments in the country.

    The series reflects this department's world-class research and teaching by providing talks that encompass topics such as computational biology, quantum computing, computational linguistics, information...

  • Updated 27 Mar 2020 | 6 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    The series War and Representation features interviews with leading humanities scholars of war. In each episode a researcher presents recently published work or ongoing research projects for a broad audience. This series is hosted by the Faculty of English Language and Literature.

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