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  • Updated 22 Feb 2019 | 1 episode | Faculty of History

    Exchange on Brexit between scholars from the United Kingdom and Germany.

  • Updated 20 Feb 2019 | 64 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    Education is one of the most important aspects of our lives – vital to our development, our understanding and our personal and professional fulfilment throughout life. In times of crisis, however, millions of displaced young people miss out on months or years of education, and this is damaging to them and their families, as well as to their societies, both in the short and long term. This...

  • Updated 20 Feb 2019 | 1 episode | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    The Taylor Lecture, is a prestigious annual lecture on Modern European Literature, delivered at the Taylor Institution in the University of Oxford since 1889.

  • Updated 05 Feb 2019 | 6 episodes | Department of Psychiatry

    Made for people working with refugee children and interested in their mental health needs, this series of podcasts outlines a number of topics: approaches to psychological assessments for refugee children, PTSD, Narrative Exposure Therapy, Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and how a child's family, home, community and school environments can impact their mental health once...

  • Updated 31 Jan 2019 | 5 episodes | Oxford University Development Office

    The Romanes Lecture is an annual public lecture at Oxford University. The first was given in 1892 by William Gladstone. Subsequent speakers have included Theodore Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Sir Isaiah Berlin, Iris Murdoch, Edward Heath, AJP Taylor, Tony Blair and Sir Paul Nurse.

  • Updated 16 Jan 2019 | 2 episodes | Alumni Office

    QUADcast is a podcast aimed at alumni of Oxford University but it's for everyone, bringing you a monthly digest of news, views and interviews from across the institution. It's hosted by Richard Lofthouse (Lady Margaret Hall, 1990 and Editor of QUAD magazine) and Tabitha Whiting (Corpus Christi, 2012 and Alumni Social Media Manager).

  • Updated 16 Jan 2019 | 20 episodes | Department of Social Policy and Intervention

    The department hosts a range of conferences, lectures, workshops and other events, some of which are featured on this page, including our graduate research students’ conference which provides students with an opportunity to present their research findings, and an HIV/AIDS day. 

  • Updated 15 Jan 2019 | 2 episodes | Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

    Lectures and talks from researchers and invited speakers at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. We deliver world-class research, engagement and training that advances primary care, influences health policy and develops professional skills for the delivery of better health care in the community.

  • Updated 17 Dec 2018 | 64 episodes | Green Templeton College

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

  • Updated 14 Dec 2018 | 47 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation is a Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series running in 2017-18 at the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University. It brings together academics from many different fields, politicians and leading figures from cultural policy and the charitable sector. They are joined by novelists, poets, artists and musicians whose work has marked war in...

  • Updated 30 Nov 2018 | 10 episodes | Wolfson College

    The Isaiah Berlin Lecture (Annual lecture in the History of Ideas) is held at Wolfson College, Oxford.

  • Updated 22 Nov 2018 | 45 episodes | Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

    This series includes conferences and workshops organised by the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics on a range of topics from conscientious objection in healthcare, science and religious conflict, cyberselves, digital ethics and many others. 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...

  • Updated 20 Nov 2018 | 6 episodes | Kellogg College

    Kellogg College annual lecture series sponsored by Bynum E. Tudor.

  • Updated 09 Nov 2018 | 10 episodes | Department of Social Policy and Intervention

    The Sidney Ball Memorial Lectures were established after the First World War in memory of Sidney Ball who was a philosophy fellow at St John's College, Oxford. Sidney Ball was both a political radical and 'an energetic university reformer' concerned that contemporary social and economic problems should be studied at Oxford.

  • Updated 06 Nov 2018 | 4 episodes | Department of Experimental Psychology

    A series of short films on how we see colour

    Episode 1: Seeing neurons inside the living eye
    Episode 2: Neurons code the colour we see
    Episode 3: More than meet the eye: Hyperspectral imaging
    Episode 4: Panel discussion: #TheDress – What do we know?

    Produced by Dr. Manuel Spitschan, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford (2018)
    Funded...

  • Updated 06 Nov 2018 | 54 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    In the 20 years since they were launched, the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement have been of assistance to many States responding to internal displacement, and have been incorporated into many national and regional policies and laws. However, the scale of internal displacement today remains vast, and the impact on those who are displaced is immense. This issue includes 19 articles on...

  • Updated 18 Oct 2018 | 11 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    Audio podcasts from the Designing English Exhibition.
    This exhibition will illustrate the graphic design of handwritten manuscripts and inscriptions for the first thousand years of English, across the Middle Ages.
    Showcasing the Bodleian Library's rich holdings of medieval manuscripts in English, ranging from Old English picture books or notes scratched into herbals, through...

  • Updated 20 Sep 2018 | 6 episodes | Department of Chemistry

    A series of six lectures taking place in the Department of Chemistry.

  • Updated 12 Sep 2018 | 4 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    This series, presented by Emily Troscianko, aims to crystallise, communicate, and expand our understanding of how texts and health interact. Health includes everything we tend to split into 'physical' and 'mental'. Texts include everything built (at least partly) of words: novels, stories, memoirs, poems, blogs, magazine articles, self-help books, private diary jottings –...

  • Updated 03 Sep 2018 | 10 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    The colloquium, ‘Literature, democracy and transitional justice’, held in Oxford 18-20 March 2018, is part of the second phase (2017-2020) in the activities of the international research network, ‘GDRI Literature and Democracy (19th-21st centuries): Theoretical, Historical and Comparative Approaches’. It brought together participants from over a dozen countries to address specific situations...

  • Updated 06 Aug 2018 | 72 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    When people are forced to leave their homes, they usually also leave behind their means of economic activity. In their new location, they may not be able, or permitted, to work. This has wide-ranging implications. This issue includes 22 articles on the main feature theme of Economies: rights and access to work. It also includes two ‘mini-features’, one on Refugee-led social protection and one...

  • Updated 18 Jul 2018 | 7 episodes | Department of Computer Science

    During the past 50 years there has been extensive, continuous, and increasing interaction between logic and computer science.

    In many respects, logic provides computer science with both a unifying foundational framework and a modelling tool. Indeed, logic has rightly been called 'the calculus of computer science," playing a crucial role in such diverse areas as artificial...

  • Updated 11 Jul 2018 | 166 episodes | Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)

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  • Updated 12 Jun 2018 | 4 episodes | Faculty of Theology and Religion

    The Hensley Henson lectures for 2017-18 are based on Prof. MacCulloch's six-year-long project of writing a new life of Thomas Cromwell. Grounded in a new examination of Cromwell's vast and complex archive, they reassess the religion and religious policies of the man at the heart of the revolution in the early Tudor Church. They scrutinise his complex relationship with his King and...

  • Updated 12 Jun 2018 | 6 episodes | Social Sciences Division

    The word 'impact' is everywhere we turn, but what does it mean for you and your research? And what does it take to make a difference in the world outside academia?
    University of Oxford, the Open University, Oxford Brookes and Reading Universities jointly hosted a conference on 19 April 2018 at St Anne’s College, Oxford on the topic of research impact, open to members of the...

  • Updated 04 Jun 2018 | 15 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    In 2017, as part of the '75 Years of Penicillin in People' project funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Bodleian Libraries commissioned a series of oral history interviews with scientists, administrators, and technicians who work, or formerly worked, at the University of Oxford's Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The interviews were conducted by Georgina Ferry.

  • Updated 30 May 2018 | 14 episodes | St Edmund Hall

    St Edmund Hall is a friendly, informal college with a strong sense of community; an excellent place for academic and social life. We admit about 115 undergraduates every year, evenly divided between sciences and arts, who bring a wide range of intellectual, sporting and other interests. We take a keen interest in students' careers: our Bridge to Business programme, funded by the...

  • Updated 22 May 2018 | 5 episodes | Careers Service

    Many of us have phases where we have no idea what we’re doing, or everything feels like it’s going wrong: that we are failing, or even that we are failures. Sometimes such phases feel less like phases than a permanent default. And often we assume – wrongly – that no one else ever feels the same.

    This is an initiative intended to help make it OK to think and talk about failure. It...

  • Updated 22 May 2018 | 4 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    The Faculty of English Language and Literature is by far the largest English Department in the UK, with over 75 permanent postholders, a further 70 Faculty members, 900 undergraduates and 300 postgraduates. The Faculty has a very distinguished research and teaching record, covering all periods of English Literature. This series includes talks from the English Faculty Open days.

  • Updated 16 May 2018 | 17 episodes | Faculty of History

    Podcasts from the History Faculty. Today the University is one of the world's most encompassing centres for the study of history. The faculty has about a hundred permanent teaching staff, nearly twelve hundred undergraduates, and almost five hundred graduate students attracted from many countries. Historians also abound in other departments. At their service is the Bodleian library and...

  • Updated 16 May 2018 | 12 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Contemporary Black and Asian British writing is changing how we see and read literature in English around Britain today. This series brings some of the best writers working in and beyond the UK into conversation with readers to discuss reading, writing, and how literature shapes our perceptions of the world and our identities within it.
    Included in this series you will find writers...

  • Updated 14 May 2018 | 19 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 10 May 2018 | 6 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Written and presented by Matthew Bevis and Jasmine Jagger. This series of 4 short programmes considers the life and achievements of Edward Lear and studies how the poet's feelings are explored in his work. The series showcases the astonishing range of Lear's abilities by looking at his nonsense writing alongside many other forms of expression (letters, diaries, drawings, and...

  • Updated 04 May 2018 | 2 episodes | IT Services

    In a series of 5-minute interviews, academic staff at Oxford talk about how they use technology for teaching and learning. What are the different types of teaching taking place at Oxford? How can technology play a part in enriching the experience of students? How can academics create a space for their students to explore?

    Learning technologies and techniques like: 3D printing; Canvas...

  • Updated 02 May 2018 | 48 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    The 'Reformation 2017‘ series highlights some of the events connected with the activities around the 500th anniversary of the publication of Martin Luther’s 95 theses in 1517. A full documentation of ongoing projects can be found at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/taylor-reformation/

  • Updated 24 Apr 2018 | 64 episodes | Department of Physics

    How fragile is our world? What physics led to the existence of life, and how likely --or unlikely-- were these conditions to come about? In this video series we assemble top researchers and approach this question for all angles, with a strong focus on the physics involved. Our talks accessibly discuss how the laws of physics, the initial conditions of the universe, and features of our local...

  • Updated 28 Mar 2018 | 5 episodes | Merton College

    The Merton College Physics Lecture (the Ockham, or Occam, Lecture, so named in honour of one of the greatest alumni of the College and of his philosophical principle of intellectual discipline) started in 2009 and is held once a term. It is organised by the physics tutors of the College to promote both intellectual curiosity and social cohesion of the Merton Physics community.

  • Updated 12 Mar 2018 | 2 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    The visiting professor of Creative Media, Stig Abell delivers a series of lectures about the current trends in reporting media.

  • Updated 05 Mar 2018 | 68 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    With 2018 marking the 7th anniversary of the Syrian conflict, this issue of FMR explores new insights and continuing challenges relating to the displacement of millions of Syrians both internally and in neighbouring countries. What we learn from responses to this large-scale, multi-faceted displacement is also relevant to other situations of displacement beyond as well as within the Middle...

  • Updated 27 Feb 2018 | 10 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Sessions from Conference held on January 11th-12th 2018, MBI Auditorium, Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Organizers: Matteo Grasso, Anna Marmodoro, Warren Finegold.
    It's a common accepted assumption that reality includes the chemical, biological, and psychological, but are they anything over and above the physical? Or can they all be reduced somehow to the physical? Reductionism has...

  • Updated 27 Feb 2018 | 4 episodes | Faculty of Oriental Studies

    Dr Nicolai Sinai, Professor of Islamic Studies at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, presents this mini-series of four brief talks that introduces central aspects of current research dealing with the historical context and literary character of the scripture of Islam.

  • Updated 21 Feb 2018 | 23 episodes |

    Protecting the Past is the international conference and workshop series organised by the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) Project in cooperation with regional partners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

    The heritage of the MENA region is of international importance: the region contains millions of documented and un-documented...

  • Updated 16 Feb 2018 | 48 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    Adam Smyth hosts a series of discussions by Oxford and visiting researchers presenting current research on the material history of the book.

  • Updated 23 Jan 2018 | 44 episodes | Department of Computer Science

    ICFP 2017 is the 22nd ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming.

    ICFP provides a forum for researchers and developers to hear about the latest work on the design, implementations, principles, and uses of functional programming. The conference covers the entire spectrum of work, from practice to theory, including its peripheries. This year, there are keynotes from...

  • Updated 10 Jan 2018 | 9 episodes | The Queen's College

    At a time of great uncertainty on the matter of Brexit, The Queen's College Colloquium brings together leading experts from the UK, Europe and the US to provide an informative synthesis of the future facts on possible outcomes to ongoing negotiations. Speakers will consider what could lie ahead for the UK, what solutions should be sought and actions now taken, with a concluding Round...

  • Updated 09 Jan 2018 | 40 episodes | Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)

    As part of the Curiosity Carnival (Fri 29 Sept 2017) we challenged five researchers to work with songwriter, Jonny Berliner, to create songs about their research and these are the results. Hear research as you've never heard it before as we look at literature from the 18th century to Mars landers. You can listen to the music and explore the topics or listen to 10 minute interviews with...

  • Updated 08 Jan 2018 | 14 episodes | Wolfson College

    A series of talks, workshops and conference highlights hosted by the OCLW based at Wolfson College. Life-writing encompasses everything from the complete life to the day-in-the-life, from the fictional to the factional. It embraces the lives of objects and institutions as well as the lives of individuals, families and groups. Life-writing includes autobiography, memoirs, letters, diaries,...

  • Updated 18 Dec 2017 | 76 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    All displaced people need some form of shelter. Whatever the type of shelter which is found, provided or built, it needs to answer multiple needs: protection from the elements, physical security, safety, comfort, emotional security, some mitigation of risk and unease, and even, as time passes, some semblance of home and community. This FMR looks at the complexity of approaches to shelter both...

  • Updated 15 Dec 2017 | 53 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Each lecture in this series focuses on a single play by Shakespeare, and employs a range of different approaches to try to understand a central critical question about it. Rather than providing overarching readings or interpretations, the series aims to show the variety of different ways we might understand Shakespeare, the kinds of evidence that might be used to strengthen our critical...

  • Updated 12 Dec 2017 | 12 episodes | Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)

    A series of talks on robust research practices in psychology and the biomedical sciences, held in Oxford in 2017. Organized by Dorothy Bishop, Ana Todorovic, Caroline Nettekoven and Verena Heise.

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