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  • Updated 04 Mar 2013 | 14 episodes | University Administration and Services (UAS)

    You've heard the rumours, you've heard the gossip. Now find out for yourself what the University of Oxford is all about. Be a fly on the wall when Mike Nicholson, Oxford's Director of Undergraduate Admissions, chats with students and staff from around the University about courses, colleges, what to put on the application form and how best to prepare for the Oxford interview.

  • Updated 26 Feb 2013 | 1 episode | Botanic Garden

    A series of lectures from the Oxford Botanical Gardens on Plants and People.

  • Updated 20 Feb 2013 | 4 episodes | Botanic Garden

    The Botanic Garden at Oxford University is involved in conservation work of both native plant species and endangered plants from around the World. The Botanic Garden fully supports the work of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation which comprises of 16 targets with a deadline of 2020.

  • Updated 19 Feb 2013 | 4 episodes | Green Templeton College

    The rising cost of food is impacting on people around the world, with up to 1 billion people, who live on the edge of poverty in 30 countries, at risk of hunger because of food shortages. This lecture series explored the causes and impact of the global food crisis, covering food policy, malnutrition and the importance of diet and nutrition in healthy minds and bodies.

  • Updated 13 Feb 2013 | 3 episodes | Exeter College

    In the heart of Oxford since 1314, opposite the Bodleian Library, Exeter College is strongly committed to excellence in teaching and research, offers generous hardship and research support, graduate scholarships, a library open round the clock and an in-house careers and internship programme.

  • Updated 13 Feb 2013 | 5 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    The Oxford Food Governance Group is an interdisciplinary group of researchers from the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS), Said Business School, and the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) at the University of Oxford, who share an interest in food governance practices. Looking at the politics of food distribution, sustainability, and governance of the food...

  • Updated 21 Dec 2012 | 10 episodes | Green Templeton College

    Uncertainty is part and parcel of scientific information and the various disciplines (e.g., medical, management and social and environmental sciences) have developed vocabularies and scientific means of communicating that uncertainty. In addition, different decision-making and policy communities have developed means of using information and data that to different extents includes the...

  • Updated 19 Dec 2012 | 8 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    The Department welcomed members of the public by the hundreds to this year's Open Day, 14 November. Guests attended 33 events - short lectures, workshops, informational sessions and walking tours - all free of charge. Here is a small selection of the events that happened on the day.

  • Updated 05 Dec 2012 | 5 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    A collection of guest lectures delivered at the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education.

  • Updated 04 Dec 2012 | 3 episodes | Department of Experimental Psychology

    The aims of the Calleva Research Centre are to investigate key questions about the origins, development, causes and functions of human behaviour by bridging the humanities, and the social, cognitive, and biological sciences in an evolutionary framework. The Centre's work is embodied through successive three-year interdisciplinary research programmes that draw on unique collaborations...

  • Updated 03 Dec 2012 | 8 episodes | Ertegun Graduate Scholarships Programme

    A one-day conference held at Ertegun House, Oxford on Saturday 10th November 2012.

  • Updated 22 Nov 2012 | 6 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    William Godwin (1756-1836), philosophical anarchist, novelist and intellectual, kept a diary from 1788 until a few weeks before his death. The diary has recently been transcribed and edited and is available on the web at: http://godwindiary.bodleian.ox.ac.uk. It offers a hugely detailed if deeply cryptic window on Godwin's literary life,...

  • Updated 30 Oct 2012 | 5 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Oxford’s English Faculty will offer students the opportunity to undertake a Master’s in English Language for the first time from October 2012. Learn more about this brand new course and gain an insight into the area from some of Oxford’s experts, including one of the conveners of the new course Professor Deborah Cameron. Find out more about the course at the English Faculty’s website:...

  • Updated 26 Oct 2012 | 11 episodes | Department of Social Policy and Intervention

    The study of populations and demographics is explained in detail in this introductory series by Professor David Coleman, Professor of Demography. Using statistics gathered from censuses, parish records and other sources, Professor Coleman looks at the ways in which populations rise and fall through history. This series is at an introductory level and individuals need no prior knowledge of...

  • Updated 22 Oct 2012 | 8 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    Alan Mathison Turing was born on 23 June, 1912 - exactly one hundred years before this weekend meeting which celebrates his life and achievements. Although most well-known for his work at Bletchley Park in the pioneering days which saw the birth of modern practical computing; Turing had achieved fame well before the second world war, with a seminal account of theoretical computation and his...

  • Updated 22 Oct 2012 | 1 episode | St Peter's College

    Podcasts from St Peter's college. St Peter's is one of Oxford's younger colleges, noted for its friendliness, flexibility and informality, with modern facilities for teaching and research.

  • Updated 18 Oct 2012 | 21 episodes | Botanic Garden

    A chemistry tour of the Oxford University Botanic Garden.

  • Updated 18 Oct 2012 | 4 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    A collection of audio and video resources of lectures, seminars and presentations from the Department's mathematical, physical and life sciences programmes.

  • Updated 11 Oct 2012 | 16 episodes | Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

    Podcasts from the Centre of Socio-Legal Studies.

  • Updated 19 Sep 2012 | 30 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    PLEASE NOTE: The 'Great Writers Inspire' project has its own website which features much more extensive, diverse and updated content. Please visit https://writersinspires.org

    From Dickens to Shakespeare, from Chaucer to Kipling and from Austen to Blake, this significant collection contains inspirational short talks freely available to...

  • Updated 24 Aug 2012 | 10 episodes | IT Services

    A series of case studies in innovative practice from the Learning Technologies Group at Oxford University.

  • Updated 20 Aug 2012 | 13 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their research is making a difference to our global future. The series will be of interest to people who are concerned about the future for the planet, how civilisation will adapt to emerging problems and issues such as climate change, over population, increased urbanisation of populations and the creation of vaccines to...

  • Updated 14 Aug 2012 | 8 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Second Series on David Hume and his Philosophy. Focusing on his central principles in philosophy including Hume's theory on Ideas, Psychology, Logic, Relations, Induction and Causal Necessity

  • Updated 01 Aug 2012 | 19 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Dr Peter Millican gives a series of lectures looking at Scottish 18th Century Philosopher David Hume and the first book of his Treatise of Human Nature.

  • Updated 23 Jul 2012 | 5 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    Podcasts from the Oxford Study of Children's Communications Impairments particularly focusing on Professor Dorothy Bishop's research. The primary aim of it is to increase our understanding of why some children have specific language impairment (SLI), a condition diagnosed when the child has unusual difficulty in language acquisition, despite normal development in other areas.

  • Updated 17 Jul 2012 | 8 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    Obesity and diabetes are increasingly a burden in modern populations, and whilst the contributions of our lifestyles are well-known, other aspects of the conditions are less clear. Our podcasts on diabetes and obesity highlight the work of our scientists and clinicians to understand the underlying factors of lifestyle and metabolism, molecular and genetic mechanisms, and less common forms of...

  • Updated 13 Jul 2012 | 3 episodes | Oxford University Development Office

    The University takes great pride in the role that our alumni have played in past Olympics, and looks forward to London 2012. This podcast series looks at Oxford University's involvement in the Olympics.

  • Updated 09 Jul 2012 | 2 episodes | University Administration and Services (UAS)

    On 20th June 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairman of the Burmese National League for Democracy and member of the Burmese parliament, addressed the University of Oxford at its annual Encaenia ceremony at which she received an honorary doctorate in civil law.
    Encaenia is the ceremony at which the University of Oxford awards honorary degrees to distinguished men and women and commemorates its...

  • Updated 25 Jun 2012 | 7 episodes | Department of Economics

    This series focuses on the work of The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) - an economic research centre within the Department of Economics at Oxford University. These short talks look at specific research topics within the CSAE and are aimed at people who are interested in learning more about African and other world Economies such as Latin America. CSAE researchers often use...

  • Updated 25 Jun 2012 | 1 episode | Mathematical Institute

    Podcasts from the Mathematical Institute, part of the Maths, Physical and Life Sciences Division

  • Updated 20 Jun 2012 | 3 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    Video podcasts introducing research topics in biomedical sciences for new Biomedical Sciences students

  • Updated 31 May 2012 | 69 episodes | Oxford University Centre for the Environment

    Presentations given at Oxford's International Conference on Water Security, Risk and Society, April 16-18th 2012. The event convened many of the world's leading thinkers from science, policy and enterprise to understand the status of and pathways to water security at multiple scales.

  • Updated 30 May 2012 | 10 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    An introductory series by Marianne Talbot exploring bioethical theories and their philosophical foundations. These podcasts will explain key moral theories, common moral arguments, and some background logic. This series accompanies Bioethics: An Introduction (CUP, 2012) http://amzn.to/HZQwbS

  • Updated 28 May 2012 | 20 episodes | Botanic Garden

    An audio tour of the Botanic Garden, University of Oxford, told by its gardeners and author Philip Pullman.

  • Updated 25 May 2012 | 24 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    An international conference marking the first anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution through an interdisciplinary gathering, held at the Department of Politics and International Relations. Conference panels ranged over the causes, characteristics and fortunes of the revolution and brought together scholars and activists from inside and outside Egypt and the Arab world.

  • Updated 21 May 2012 | 4 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Lecture series looking at key concepts in studying Literature; including lectures on the concept of unreliable narrators to theory of comparative literature. This series was filmed in the English Faculty in Trinity Term 2012

  • Updated 15 May 2012 | 3 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    Crime Fiction is a continuingly popular genre that has never been more highly esteemed than now. This day school offers two overviews - of detective fiction in general and of Oxford crime fiction in particular - as well as offering the opportunity of hearing celebrated crime writer Colin Dexter.

  • Updated 02 May 2012 | 9 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    This series of eight lectures delivered by Dr T. J. Mawson at the University of Oxford in Hilary Term 2011, introduces the main philosophical arguments pertaining to the Western monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each lecture has an associated hand-out (two for the first lecture).

  • Updated 17 Apr 2012 | 6 episodes | Linacre College

    The 2012 Lecture series from Linacre college. Looking at answers to how do socio-ecological systems work and how are they best governed?

  • Updated 16 Apr 2012 | 7 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    Philosophy has been studied for thousands of years. It involves the use of reason and argument to search for the truth about reality - about the nature of things, ethics, aesthetics, language, the mind, God and everything else. This series of five introductory lectures, aimed at students new to philosophy, presented by Marianne Talbot, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford...

  • Updated 16 Apr 2012 | 8 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    In this introduction to ethics, we shall be considering the underpinnings of ethical thought. We shall consider, for example, what it is for an action to be right or wrong, whether we can have moral knowledge and whether freewill is essential to morality. We shall reflect on four key ethical theories (virtue ethics, deontology, non-cognitivism and utilitarianism), looking at both their...

  • Updated 16 Apr 2012 | 6 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    The mind is a fascinating entity. Where, after all, would we be without it? But what exactly is it? These days many people believe the mind simply is the brain. Descartes would have disagreed profoundly. He recommended a dualism of substance. Modern philosophers are again finding various forms of dualism attractive because the problems with physicalism are so intractable. One such problem is...

  • Updated 16 Apr 2012 | 7 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    Are you confident you can reason clearly? Are you able to convince others of your point of view? Are you able to give plausible reasons for believing what you believe? Do you sometimes read arguments in the newspapers, hear them on the television, or in the pub and wish you knew how to confidently evaluate them?

    In this six-part course, you will learn all about arguments, how to...

  • Updated 30 Mar 2012 | 2 episodes | Oxford Internet Institute

    Who owns the world's knowledge? Who produces it? Who is able to consume it? Has the Internet democratized geographies of information? This free interactive book containing accessible, informative and beautiful maps and graphics illustrates geographies of knowledge in our Internet Age. It visualizes and explores contemporary patterns of commercially produced and peer-produced knowledge....

  • Updated 29 Mar 2012 | 8 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    Podcasts from the Michaelmas Term Seminar Series 2011 at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

  • Updated 19 Mar 2012 | 7 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Lecture Series looking at D.H. Lawrence, author of Women in Love, Sons and Lovers and Lady Chatterley's Lover. These lectures focus on specific aspects of Lawrence's writing; from his use of humour to his views on Christianity.

  • Updated 16 Mar 2012 | 2 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    The Oxford Vaccinology Programme provides state-of-the-art teaching in both veterinary and human vaccinology, drawing on the experience of Oxford University, the world-renowned Jenner Institute, based in Oxford, and the Institute for Animal Health (IAH). We work with the world's leading vaccinology specialists from industry and academia to provide short course training in areas related to...

  • Updated 12 Mar 2012 | 8 episodes | Department of Social Policy and Intervention

    The Workshop in Comparative Methods took place at the Oxford Institute of Social Policy on 12-14 January 2012; it provided an overview of and introduction into various comparative methods. The workshop presentations were based on the research project 'Integrating macro and micro perspectives in cross-national comparison: Dynamic policy structures and individual outcomes', which is...

  • Updated 02 Mar 2012 | 1 episode | Wadham College

    400 years after its foundation, Wadham College enjoys a reputation for academic excellence within an informal and progressive community.

    Over the centuries, the College has nurtured enquiring minds in numerous fields. Amongst them are Sir Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle and Robert Hooke, polymaths from the seventeenth century; the scholar and researcher Edward Stone who first identified...

  • Updated 28 Feb 2012 | 11 episodes | Oxford University Development Office

    Short interesting lectures from top Oxford academics. Includes a series of short lectures about love, held on Valentines Day 2011.