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  • Updated 22 Feb 2021 | 9 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 18 Feb 2021 | 10 episodes | The Queen's College

    The Queen’s Access Podcast is made by and features current undergraduates, and is aimed at anyone who is thinking about applying to Oxford or would like to find out more about student life here – from tutorial teaching and welfare to sports and social life!

  • Updated 12 Feb 2021 | 23 episodes | Faculty of Classics

    Recordings of the lectures and in-conversation events with acclaimed actors, directors, playwrights, and academics, on modern and historic performances inspired by ancient Greek and Roman texts - hosted by the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama. For upcoming public events please visit the APGRD website.

  • Updated 08 Feb 2021 | 20 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 18 Jan 2021 | 21 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    This Conference was organised by an ad hoc multidisciplinary group in Oxford University, which had begun in 2006 to discuss how to network and raise the profile of the research already being done in Oxford on peace, peacemaking, peacebuilding and peacekeeping. The title ‘The Serious Study of Peace’ underlines that peace was no longer seen merely as a fringe interest but was beginning to take...

  • Updated 15 Jan 2021 | 3 episodes | Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages

    Welcome to In The Footsteps of Marie-Antoinette, presented by Catriona Seth, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature at the University of Oxford. In collaboration with the Wallace Collection in London, Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, the Conciergerie and Chantal Thomas, author of Les Adeiux a La Reine, in Paris, Catriona Seth explores the life of Marie-Antoinette - her childhood at the...

  • Updated 14 Jan 2021 | 8 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy
  • Updated 14 Jan 2021 | 34 episodes | Oxford University Development Office

    Welcome to Futuremakers from the University of Oxford, where our academics debate key issues for the future of society.

    Season Three: The History of Pandemics (Starting 01 Dec 2020) - Returning for its third series, the University of Oxford's Futuremakers podcast follows host, Professor Peter Millican, as he talks to researchers from around the world about some of the devastating...

  • Updated 17 Dec 2020 | 7 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.

  • Updated 30 Nov 2020 | 9 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 17 Nov 2020 | 30 episodes | Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

    The annual public Uehiro Lecture Series captures the ethos of the Uehiro Centre, which is to bring the best scholarship in analytic philosophy to bear on the most significant problems of our time, and to make progress in the analysis and resolution of these issues to the highest academic standard, in a manner that is also accessible to the general public. Philosophy should not only create...

  • Updated 17 Nov 2020 | 9 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    Let Us Now Praise Famous Women was an online conference held 24th October 2020, exploring the critical work of women writing about, collecting, and curating photography by women. Key questions include how women’s voices are heard in the history and criticism of photography, the influence of the feminist movement on women photographers’ careers, and the role of museums in shaping the legacies...

  • Updated 11 Nov 2020 | 4 episodes | University Museum of Natural History

    This podcast series presents recordings of talks given at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History as part of its public programme of events. The Museum of Natural History was founded in 1860, and today it holds an internationally significant collection of natural history specimens and archives. Housed in a stunning neo-Gothic building inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites, the Museum is home...

  • Updated 05 Nov 2020 | 72 episodes | Wolfson College

    Wolfson is the largest graduate college in Oxford. Our diverse student body has a wide spread of disciplines and nationalities. The College is both traditional and unconventional, forward thinking and friendly.

  • Updated 05 Nov 2020 | 54 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    Since the 2010s 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...

  • Updated 02 Nov 2020 | 9 episodes | St John's College

    Women, Peace and Security: Policy, Practice, Research
    OxPeace Conference 2020
    Marking the 20th anniversary of the path-breaking UNSC Resolution 1325 (2000), this year's OxPeace conference is dedicated to the scholarship, policy and practice of women's inclusion in peacebuilding, peacekeeping and security as well as discussions about gender-based violence and the role of...

  • 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 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 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 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 29 Aug 2020 | 14 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    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 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 vibrant...

  • 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 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 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 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 19 Mar 2020 | 10 episodes | Keble College

    Sessions from the Oxford UIDP Summit - a transatlantic conference for senior-level university and industry professionals, and government policymakers.

  • Updated 13 Mar 2020 | 65 episodes | Green Templeton College

    Podcasts from Green Templeton College, the University of Oxford's newest college.

  • Updated 11 Mar 2020 | 9 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    A WRITER'S WAR looks at how those who fought and those at home in Britain, France, Germany and former colonies of the British and French Empires responded to the First World War, the horrors of the trenches and the advent of mechanised violence.

  • Updated 25 Feb 2020 | 115 episodes | Department of Education

    Public seminars from the Department of Education.
    Oxford has been making a major contribution to the field of education for over 100 years and today this Department has a world class reputation for research, for teacher education and for its Masters and doctoral programmes.

    Our aim is to provide an intellectually rich but supportive environment in which to study, to research and...

  • Updated 25 Feb 2020 | 3 episodes | Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)

    A series of talks by inspirational women in science & engineering

  • Updated 24 Feb 2020 | 43 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

    Lectures and seminars organised by the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

  • Updated 24 Feb 2020 | 2 episodes | Department of Computer Science

    This podcast series consists of occasional lectures and seminars on the mathematics of program construction - the use of clear, precise mathematical techniques in the development of programs and in proving them correct. In particular, there is a focus on equational reasoning directly with the program text, as opposed to indirect arguments involving a separate formalism such as predicate...

  • Updated 24 Feb 2020 | 18 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    The Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) is a cross-university platform for all things Africa in Oxford. The overarching vision of AfOx is to make Africa a strategic priority for the University of Oxford, while also building equitable research collaborations between researchers and academics from African institutions and the University of Oxford.

    Throughout the year AfOx hosts several...

  • Updated 11 Feb 2020 | 61 episodes | Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

    The Surgical Grand Rounds, hosted by the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, are the key educational meetings for consultants, juniors and medical students. Presentations revolve around clinical cases and are followed by lively, educational discussion. These podcasts are brought to you by the Oxford University Medical Education Fellows.

  • Updated 10 Feb 2020 | 47 episodes | Faculty of Law

    This series is host to episodes created by the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford which is part of the Faculty of Law, within the Social Sciences Division. The series reflects this department's world-leading research and teaching by providing talks that encompass topics such as rights and justice, politics, penal culture, crime and mental health and immigration.

  • Updated 07 Feb 2020 | 9 episodes | Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

    Conference held on Thursday, 13 June 2019 to Friday, 14 June 2019 in St Cross College, Oxford.

    It is often assumed that human moral status is an all-or-nothing affair. Philosophical debate about the moral status of foetuses and the severely cognitively impaired is typically between those who argue that full moral status is possessed and those who argue that moral status is altogether...

  • Updated 06 Feb 2020 | 4 episodes | Department of Social Policy and Intervention

    This series of podcasts explore the question of adolescence in African contexts. They are part of the ongoing work of the 5-year, UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund Hub, Accelerating Achievement for Africa's Adolescents, hosted by the University of Oxford and the University of Cape Town. The podcasts were recorded during a three-day workshop on the theme of...

  • Updated 20 Jan 2020 | 14 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    These oral history interviews, conducted by Georgina Ferry, capture the stories of pioneering women at the forefront of research, teaching and service provision for computing in Oxford, 1950s-1990s. Themes throughout the interviews include career opportunities, gender splits in computing, the origins and development of computing teaching and research in Oxford, as well as development of the...