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  • 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.

  • Updated 28 Feb 2012 | 1 episode | Faculty of Theology and Religion

    In this series of talks and events we seek to further our understanding of what makes us 'human' and the meaning of life. This series is presented by Sophia Europa Oxford and the Faculty of Theology in the University of Oxford.

  • Updated 22 Feb 2012 | 2 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    This series of special events will provide a broad, cross-disciplinary understanding of some of the most critical challenges and opportunities in transformative technologies. Discussants in a panel debate will explore the kinds of technologies that have the potential to transform our lives, as well as address the ethics and governance implications of such technologies.

  • Updated 13 Feb 2012 | 1 episode | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 to 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.

  • Updated 03 Feb 2012 | 10 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Bioethics is the study of the moral implications of new and emerging medical technologies and looks to answer questions such as selling organs, euthanasia and whether should we clone people. The series consists of a series of interviews by leading bioethics academics and is aimed at individuals looking to explore often difficult and confusing questions surrounding medical ethics. The series...

  • Updated 27 Jan 2012 | 9 episodes | Oxford University Centre for the Environment

    Academics, community workers and researchers come together to discuss the social and political implications of the August 2011 Riots. Looking at the causes for the riots and discrimination and prejudice within the Afro-Caribbean communities from the political establishment.

  • Updated 10 Jan 2012 | 12 episodes | Botanic Garden

    The Oxford Botanic Garden is a national reference collection of 7,000 different types of plant, making it the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the World - there is even more biological diversity here than there is in tropical rain forests and other biodiversity hotspots.
    Many gardeners come here to seek inspiration. In the beds and borders you may find new plants that...

  • Updated 05 Jan 2012 | 7 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    The State of the State lecture series focuses on the transformation of the modern state, with an emphasis on Western Europe and European integration, from a multidisciplinary perspective. The lecture series took place at the University of Oxford and was organized by Dr. Reidar Maliks of the Anglo-German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme. The programme, which is funded by the...

  • Updated 20 Dec 2011 | 8 episodes | Begbroke Directorate

    This podcast series records the 3rd annual Begbroke Transfer conference 'Building a Business: Moving Your Product to the Market' at Begbroke Science Park, University of Oxford. Begbroke Science Park is home to a broad range of activities within three inter-related themes: Applied and basic science research; High tech spin-off and start-up companies; Knowledge transfer activities....

  • Updated 06 Dec 2011 | 10 episodes | Department of Experimental Psychology

    We live in a world filled with material wealth, live longer and healthier lives, and yet anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and depression have never been more common. What are the driving forces behind these interlinked global epidemics?

    In this series, Professor Mark Williams (Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at Oxford University) and Dr Danny Penman discuss the recent scientific...

  • Updated 05 Dec 2011 | 3 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    This mini-series is intended to introduce George Eliot to undergraduates. The first lecture ranges widely across her works, including her atypical novella 'The Lifted Veil'. It notes the power and range of Eliot's intellect, and her changing attitudes to the proper function and remit of the intellect and consciousness. The second lecture considers how narrative justice operates...

  • Updated 10 Nov 2011 | 4 episodes | Christ Church

    Podcasts from Christ Church, Oxford including events and symposiums such as the Gorbachev Lectures on Press Freedom

  • Updated 09 Nov 2011 | 9 episodes | University Administration and Services (UAS)

    The inaugural Oxford-India Day took place on 17 June 2011. The event aimed to celebrate the longstanding and varied links between the University and India, and to reinvigorate and strengthen those links.

    Over 80 external guests, representing Indian business, Indian government, UK government, Indian civil society, journalism, law and academia came to Oxford, exploring cutting-edge...

  • Updated 24 Aug 2011 | 6 episodes | Humanities Division

    A one day conference showcasing the wide variety of research and projects being undertaken by Academics under the Humanities Division at the University of Oxford. From Philosophy and Neuroscience to Politics and International Relations to Literary Analysis and the History of Ideas, Oxford's Humanities Division crosses departments and subjects in its research goals.

  • Updated 24 Aug 2011 | 8 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    What are the long-term consequences of decisions we make today, and to what extent should the interests of future generations be taken into account? There is a wide range of public policy challenges that require us to provide some sort of answer to these questions.

    This interdisciplinary seminar series brings together academics and experts to address the implications of critical...

  • Updated 23 Aug 2011 | 11 episodes | Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

    An interdisciplinary conference focusing on new ideas and discoveries in research on the evolution of human cognition The conference focuses on genetic, developmental, and socio-cultural processes that have played a particularly significant role in the evolution of human cognition, and on uniquely human cognitive achievements in domains such as causal understanding, language, social learning,...

  • Updated 22 Aug 2011 | 17 episodes | Pitt Rivers Museum

    Pitt Rivers Museum at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography in Oxford houses archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world.

  • Updated 08 Aug 2011 | 4 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    These lectures are about the moral obligations that well-off people have toward poor people living in other countries. Poverty kills about one-third of humankind. Many philosophers argue that the average person in a rich country has a moral obligation to do something about this. These lectures introduce those arguments, as well as the objections that others have raised against them. They show...

  • Updated 25 Jul 2011 | 5 episodes | Humanities Division

    Manifold greatness: Oxford Celebrations of the King James Bible 1611-2011. Lecture series held in Corpus Christi College to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the first publication of the King James Bible.

  • Updated 22 Jul 2011 | 9 episodes | Faculty of Theology and Religion

    The Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion conducts research into religious beliefs and theological concepts in relation to the sciences. The Centre is a part of the Theology Faculty at the University of Oxford.

  • Updated 19 Jul 2011 | 3 episodes | Humanities Division

    With 500 Million users on Facebook, Twitter suggested for the Nobel Peace Prize, and connection proclaimed as the new 'transcendence'; what is friendship and community? How are they affected by social media? And what is the relevance of the Christian religion?

  • Updated 06 Jul 2011 | 27 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    The John Locke Lectures are among the world's most distinguished lecture series in philosophy. The series began in 1950 and are given once a year.

  • Updated 06 Jul 2011 | 3 episodes | Department of Engineering Science

    This annual lecture, sponsored by the Medtronic Foundation, is given by an internationally-renowned scholar in the field of Biomedical Engineering. In addition to giving the lecture, the lecturer spends a week in Oxford interacting with students, including thse sponsored by Medtronic, and with academics all who are working in biomedical engineering and medicine. There is a programme of...

  • Updated 05 Jul 2011 | 1 episode | Oxford e-Research Centre

    The World of Art is an interdisciplinary research programme at the University of Oxford.

  • Updated 05 Jul 2011 | 9 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    A series of lectures looking at different aspects of research integrity and their application in biomedical research.

  • Updated 04 Jul 2011 | 4 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Lecture series introducing some of the main debates about metaphor in contemporary aesthetics and philosophy of language. No background in either philosophy of language or aesthetics is required. Questions considered include: Are there some thoughts that can only be expressed in metaphor? Why do we speak metaphorically, especially in describing how things look, sound, taste and smell? How do...

  • Updated 24 Jun 2011 | 1 episode | Lady Margaret Hall

    Lady Margaret Hall is an academic community at Oxford University, utterly committed to research and scholarship and to effective, highly personalised teaching and learning for students from all backgrounds. The College prepares its students to live and work in a fast-moving, complex, and global society that is hungry for knowledge, communication, and integrity. LMH was born 133 years ago of a...

  • Updated 27 May 2011 | 10 episodes | IT Services

    A free one-day conference held at OUCS, University of Oxford on 26th May 2011. Our 'Beyond' conference this year celebrates the joys and challenges of community collections. It was hosted by the RunCoco project and sponsored by JISC. The conference will be of interest to learning technologists, librarians, museums, community groups, archivists and researchers.

    Through '...

  • Updated 24 May 2011 | 1 episode | Faculty of Philosophy

    Audio podcasts from the program on Ethics of the New Biosciences, part of the James Martin 21st Century School. Looking at the ethical issues surrounding genetic testing and other new areas of biomedical sciences

  • Updated 19 Apr 2011 | 8 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    The News International Visiting Professorship of Broadcast Media was established in 1996, as part of a generous benefaction from Rupert Murdoch. It is an annual appointment and the Professor will give at least 4 lectures during the academic year (usually in January/February).

    2010's Visiting Professor is television and film producer Stephen Garrett, the man who brought Spooks and...

  • Updated 14 Apr 2011 | 1 episode | Jesus College

    The College was founded in 1571 by Queen Elizabeth I, at the request of a Welsh Lawyer and Clergyman, Hugh Price. It combines academic excellence in teaching and research with an informal, vibrant, and supportive community. We currently have 340 undergraduates, 190 graduates, 68 Fellows and 20 College lecturers.
    Our students as well as our tutors come from a very wide range of...

  • Updated 12 Apr 2011 | 7 episodes | Oxford Department of International Development

    Podcasts recorded by the Oxford Diasporas Programme (ODP). Led by the International Migration Institute, ODP includes researchers from seven research centres and departments across the University of Oxford. ODP is also associated with Wolfson College. The programme is funded by the Leverhulme Trust from 2011 to 2015.

  • Updated 24 Mar 2011 | 9 episodes | Ashmolean Museum

    Stephen Farthing R.A. presents eight practical drawing classes using John Ruskin’s teaching collections to explain the basic principles of drawing. This series accompanies 'The Elements of Drawing', a searchable and browsable online version of the teaching collection and catalogues assembled by John Ruskin for his Oxford drawing schools. For further information please visit...

  • Updated 16 Mar 2011 | 8 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    A lecture series examining Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. This series looks at German Philosopher Immanuel Kant's seminal philosophical work 'The Critique of Pure Reason'. The lectures aim to outline and discuss some of the key philosophical issues raised in the book and to offer students and individuals thought provoking Kantian ideas surrounding metaphysics. Each lecture...

  • Updated 15 Mar 2011 | 8 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Lecture series on Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art. The first part of the series focuses on some of the most important writings on art and beauty in the Western philosophical tradition, covering Plato, Aristotle, David Hume, and Immanuel Kant. The second part of the series focuses on questions about understanding works of art and about the nature of art. This part examines the...

  • Updated 10 Mar 2011 | 11 episodes | Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

    The Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) researches and informs key contemporary and emerging issues and processes of social, scientific, and technological change. We combine the highest standards of scholarship and relevance to pursue and disseminate timely research in the UK and worldwide. We collaborate with leading thinkers around the world and welcome them to Oxford as...

  • Updated 01 Mar 2011 | 16 episodes | Faculty of History

    A conference to share as much practical and methodological information as possible to give all new researchers in the history of former Soviet States a head start so they could avoid getting bogged down in administrative or organisational difficulties.
    The conference had a strong interdisciplinary focus, incorporating talks on History, Film, Theatre, Visual Art, Literature, Language,...

  • Updated 16 Feb 2011 | 7 episodes | Department of Sociology

    Seminars and Events organised by the Extra Legal Governance Institute

  • Updated 09 Feb 2011 | 15 episodes | St Cross College

    A series of talks given on a weekly basis during term by college members, detailing their area of expertise.

  • Updated 09 Feb 2011 | 3 episodes | Faculty of History

    The Global and Imperial History Research Seminar is chaired by Professor Judith Brown (Beit Professor of Commonwealth History), Professor John Darwin (Beit Lecturer of Commonwealth History), and Dr Jan-George Deutsch. The seminar meets each Friday afternoon during term, where a visiting, usually, scholar's recent research is presented. Those present then engage with both the historical...

  • Updated 08 Feb 2011 | 22 episodes | IT Services

    A series of interviews with world-leading academics conducting research at the University of Oxford. The University has a global reputation for the range and intensity of its research, from the study of the formation of the universe and the development of early civilisations through to high performance computing and the latest breakthroughs in medical science.

  • Updated 23 Dec 2010 | 3 episodes | IT Services

    ePub editions of popular Christmas tales, with seasonal greetings and best wishes from Oxford University.