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These online audio resources consist of lectures, seminars and interviews from the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Long-period temperature records in the British Isles Prof Chris Folland, University of East Anglia and Met Office Hadley Centre, gives a talk as part of the Met Office award for 200 years of continuous weather observations at Oxford ceremony on 15th May 2015. Chris Folland 20 May 2015
2 Long-period precipitation records in the British Isles Prof Tim Burt, University of Durham, gives a talk as part of the Met Office award for 200 years of continuous weather observations at Oxford ceremony on 15th May 2015 Tim Burt 20 May 2015
3 Creative Commons Are we bigger than the biosphere? An ecologist's examination of our human dominated planet. Prof Yadvinder Malhi delivers the 2nd School of Geography and the Environment Annual Lecture at the Royal Geographical Society on 12 February 2015. Yadvinder Malhi 24 Mar 2015
4 Creative Commons Water Lives: forging a science-policy interface Exploring the interface between science and policy-making at Water Lives - a science-policy symposium for Freshwater life in Brussels, January 2014. Listen to find out what every scientist should know about policy-making. Paul Jepson, Helen Scales 31 Mar 2014
5 Creative Commons Geography, Inequality and Oxford Danny Dorling delivers his inaugural lecture as Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography on 'Geography, Inequality and Oxford'. Danny Dorling 17 Feb 2014
6 Creative Commons Environmental Decision-Making in the European Union: Who Exercises Power? As part of Europe Day on 9 May 2013, the Conservation Governance Laboratory at the University of Oxford organised a panel discussion co-sponsored by the School of Geography and the Environment and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Paul Jepson, Jonas Schoenefeld, Caroline Jackson, Kaarina Kolle 15 May 2013
7 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
8 A President, the Gobi and the Oxford Union: Environment, Politics and Mining in Mongolia. Three researchers analyse the Mongolian President's speech at the Oxford Union, October 2011. Drawing from their current research, the themes of environment, politics and mining influence in Mongolia are discussed and implications for the future assessed. Troy Sternberg, Nick McDonnell, Ariell Ahearn-Ligham 22 Nov 2011
9 Soil moisture and feedback cycles; southern Africa as a carbon sink Andrew Thomas, Manchester Metropolitan University, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Andrew Thomas 24 Feb 2011
10 Minimum carbon payment along an aridity gradient for dryland forestation Henri Rueff, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Henri Rueff 24 Feb 2011
11 Casting new light on Late Quaternary environmental and palaeohydrological change in the Namib desert: a review of the application of optically stimulated luminescence Abi Stone, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Abi Stone 24 Feb 2011
12 Modelling the emission and transport of Saharan dust Jamie Banks, Atmospheric Physics, Oxford, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Jamie Banks 24 Feb 2011
13 Aeolian research Marcelo Zarate, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Soanta Rosa, Argentina, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Marcelo Zarate 24 Feb 2011
14 Water landscapes in central Sahara Savino di Lernia, University of Rome, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Savino di Lernia 24 Feb 2011
15 Gateway of India: the implications of palaeoenvironmental change in the Thar desert, NW India, for the dispersal of Homo Sapiens James Blinkhorn, School of Archaeology, Oxford, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. James Blinkhorn 24 Feb 2011
16 A new estimate about the evaporation in the deserts of northwestern China Xiaoping Yang, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Xiaoping Yang 24 Feb 2011
17 Wet rocks, big trouble? Using novel techniques to assess rock art deterioration Lisa Mol, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Lisa Mol 24 Feb 2011
18 The role of the desert in forming the ancient Egyptian civilisation Mohamed Abouelata, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Mohamed Abouelata 24 Feb 2011
19 Hominid dispersals and the Middle Palaeolithic of Arabia Huw Groucutt, School of Archaeology, Oxford, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Huw Groucutt 24 Feb 2011
20 From Dick to the Desert: a short (and incomplete) history of Oxford geography's contributions to desert science Prof. David Thomas, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford, delivers the keynote address at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. David Thomas 24 Feb 2011
21 The role of NGOs in the Drylands Development Paradigm Mike Mortimore talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Mike Mortimore 24 Feb 2011
22 Inferences on retrospective climate of Thar desert through luminescence dating of aeolian and lacustrine sequences Ashok Singhvi, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Ashok Singhvi 24 Feb 2011
23 Groundwater and irrigation in Balochistan, Pakistan Dr Daanish Mustafa, Dept. of Geography, King's College London, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Daanish Mustafa 24 Feb 2011
24 Climate change and cultural transitions over the last 160,000 years in NW Africa Angela Vaughan, School of Archaeology, Oxford, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Angela Vaughan 24 Feb 2011
25 Rejecting authenticity in the desert landscapes of the modern Middle East (Oman) Dr Dawn Chatty, Development Studies, Oxford, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Dawn Chatty 24 Feb 2011
26 Livelihood sustainability in drylands Professor Andy Dougill, School of Earth and Environment, Leeds, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Andy Dougill 24 Feb 2011
27 The significance of deserts in shaping the evolutionary history of Homo sapiens Dr Michael Petraglia, School of Archaeology, Oxford, delivers the introductory address at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Michael Petraglia 24 Feb 2011
28 Creative Commons Riding the Perfect Storm: World on the Edge, When will the Big Bubble Burst Lester Brown, President of the Earth Policy Institute in Washington DC, gives a lecture for the Linacre Lecture Series; Riding the Perfect Storm. Lester Brown 08 Feb 2011
29 Creative Commons Earth: A Three Act Structure Relevance of geological ideas to contemporary environmental issues.' Professor Iain Stewart, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth. Iain Stewart 28 Jan 2011
30 Wahidin on Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective Azrini Wahidin speaks at the Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective workshop hosted by the Centre for Criminology and School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 22-23 June 2010. Azrini Wahidin 09 Aug 2010
31 Creative Commons Taylor on Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective Stephanie Taylor speaks at the Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective workshop hosted by the Centre for Criminology and School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 22-23 June 2010. Stephanie Taylor 09 Aug 2010
32 Creative Commons Shabazz on Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective Rashad Shabazz speaks at the Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective workshop hosted by the Centre for Criminology and School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 22-23 June 2010. Rashad Shabazz 09 Aug 2010
33 McGrath on Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective Dara McGrath speaks at the Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective workshop hosted by the Centre for Criminology and School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 22-23 June 2010. Dara McGrath 09 Aug 2010
34 Creative Commons McAuley on Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective Mary McAuley speaks at the Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective workshop hosted by the Centre for Criminology and School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 22-23 June 2010. Mary McAuley 09 Aug 2010
35 Creative Commons Hutchings on Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective Stephen Hutchings speaks at the Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective workshop hosted by the Centre for Criminology and School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 22-23 June 2010. Stephen Hutchings 09 Aug 2010
36 Creative Commons Hall on Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective Alex Hall speaks at the Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective workshop hosted by the Centre for Criminology and School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 22-23 June 2010. Alex Hall 09 Aug 2010
37 Creative Commons Codd on Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective Helen Codd speaks at the Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective workshop hosted by the Centre for Criminology and School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 22-23 June 2010. Helen Codd 09 Aug 2010
38 Carrabine on Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective Eamonn Carrabine speaks at the Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective workshop hosted by the Centre for Criminology and School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 22-23 June 2010. Eamonn Carrabine 09 Aug 2010
39 Creative Commons Armstrong on Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective Sarah Armstrong speaks at the Gender, Geography and Punishment in Comparative Perspective workshop hosted by the Centre for Criminology and School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 22-23 June 2010. Sarah Armstrong 09 Aug 2010
40 Water Enterprise Forum: Financing water: where will the funding for enterprise come from? James Winpenny, Wychwood Economic Consulting Ltd, talks on 'Financing water: where will the funding for enterprise come from?' as part of the Water Enterprise Forum on the 27 May 2009. James Winpenny 08 Jun 2009
41 Water Enterprise Forum: Beyond public versus private: what is the role of private water companies? Jack Moss, AquaFed, talks on 'Beyond public versus private: what is the role of private water companies?' as part of the Water Enterprise Forum on the 27 May 2009. Jack Moss 08 Jun 2009
42 Water Enterprise Forum: Regulation and institutions: What are the constraints on innovation in the water sector? Steve Rayner, InSIS - Saïd Business School, talks on 'Regulation and institutions: What are the constraints on innovation in the water sector?' as part of the Water Enterprise Forum on the 27 May 2009. Steve Rayner 08 Jun 2009
43 Water Enterprise Forum: What are the historic and future trends in the water industry? Christopher Gasson, Global Water Intelligence, talks on 'What are the historic and future trends in the water industry?' as part of the Water Enterprise Forum on the 27 May 2009. Christopher Gasson 08 Jun 2009