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  • Updated 05 Dec 2014 | 9 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    The premiere at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris on 29 May 1913 of The Rite of Spring Scenes from Pagan Russia was a quintessential ‘total work of art’. An interdisciplinary, international one-day conference was organized by Dr Claire O’Mahony (University of Oxford) in May 2013 which examined the cross-fertilizations between ballet and design in the creation of the original production...

  • Updated 05 Dec 2014 | 50 episodes | Social Sciences Division

    Podcasts of lectures and seminars held at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), a research centre within the University of Oxford’s Department of International Development. OPHI aims to build and advance a more systematic methodological and economic framework for reducing multidimensional poverty, grounded in people’s experiences and values.

  • Updated 05 Dec 2014 | 40 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    2014 was a year of commemoration for the wars and unrest of the twentieth century: the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War; the anniversaries of 1944, final year of the Second World War and the opening battles of the Vietnam War in 1954; the end of apartheid in South Africa in 1994. Claire O’Mahony, Course Director of the MSt in the History of Design, convened the 2014 annual...

  • Updated 02 Dec 2014 | 42 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    The 6.45 million displaced people inside Syria make this the largest IDP crisis in the world, with possibly also the largest number of people who are ‘trapped’. In addition, the number of refugees from Syria continues to increase. The international community has an opportunity to set up, from now, an effective response to what will clearly become protracted displacement. These 20 articles...

  • Updated 18 Nov 2014 | 7 episodes | St Edmund Hall

    A series of lectures looking at China's rapidly-changing economy and society, from the China Policy Forum organised by OXCEP at St Edmund Hall. The speakers examine four highly-topical policy issues: technology and industrial upgrading policies; policies against poverty; policies for the ageing population; and the economic causes and cures of social instability.

  • Updated 18 Nov 2014 | 16 episodes | Latin American Centre

    Conference held in St Antony's College, Oxford, on the 31st October 2014. Looking at the emerging middle class in Latin America

  • Updated 13 Nov 2014 | 7 episodes | St Hilda's College

    St Hilda’s is one of the 38 colleges of the University, spectacularly set in four acres of gardens on the banks of the Cherwell River, yet still close to the town centre. St Hilda’s has a particularly dynamic and diverse community of about 400 undergraduates and 100 graduates. The College is committed to encouraging its students to excel, both academically and personally.

  • Updated 11 Nov 2014 | 5 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    In this series of podcasts Marianne Talbot uses some famous arguments in the history of philosophy to examine philosophy as a discipline. By harnessing participants’ intuitions on both sides of the various arguments she encourages her audience actually to do philosophy. In listening to these podcasts you can yourself learn how to do philosophy, not by listening to someone else do it, but by...

  • Updated 05 Nov 2014 | 4 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    NDM celebrates the International Year of Crystallography. Our documentary series Revolutionary Biology explains how the field of structural biology has developed over the past 100 years, Oxford’s involvement in that development, and where we go from here!

  • Updated 30 Oct 2014 | 2 episodes | Department of History of Art

    Art out of Time: Challenging Periodization

  • Updated 28 Oct 2014 | 3 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    Every scientist has a story to tell about their passion for research, and everyone needs to balance their career with the other aspects of life. In this podcast series, leading women in the Department interview each other about their inspiration for pursuing research, as well as how they balance the demands of work with their home and family lives, and their interests and pursuits outside the...

  • Updated 27 Oct 2014 | 17 episodes | St Antony's College

    A conference bringing together academics from Tunisia, the UK and beyond to discuss the political, social and cultural dimensions of the Tunisian Revolution three years after its making.

  • Updated 27 Oct 2014 | 5 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    The Centre for International Studies (CIS) serves as a focal point for advanced research in International Relations at the University of Oxford. It is located in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

  • Updated 24 Oct 2014 | 9 episodes | Mathematical Institute

    Journey with the Mathemagicians as they encounter a number of problems on their travels and use mathematics to find solutions.
    The series of short videos is suitable for secondary school teachers, introducing various maths principles to students in an engaging way.

  • Updated 21 Oct 2014 | 17 episodes | University Museum of Natural History

    A series of lightning talks illuminating the museums and what they do. Including the Ashmolean Museum, Pitt Rivers, The Museum of Natural History, the Oxford City museum and the Museum of the History of Science

  • Updated 13 Oct 2014 | 8 episodes | IT Services

    RunCoCo offers advice, training, and support to anyone seeking to build or enhance online collections through crowdsourcing and community engagement. The Oxford Community Collection Model, bringing together online collection and face-to-face engagement, has been successfully used to created digital, user-generated collections since 2008.
    Working in collaboration with Europeana 1914-1918...

  • Updated 07 Oct 2014 | 2 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    This is a series of medical research talks from the Nuffield Department of Medicine.

  • Updated 23 Sep 2014 | 18 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    The poetry of World War One has been some of the most important and influential work of the twentieth century. It has shaped our attitudes to war, and has remained ingrained in British cultural consciousness. In this collection world-leading experts revisit this important body of work to provide deeper insights into some of the most read British soldier poets, as well as providing new...

  • Updated 17 Sep 2014 | 18 episodes | Ashmolean Museum

    On the 1st and 2nd September 2014, the Ashmolean Museum was proud to host the Understanding Egyptian Collections: Innovative display and research projects in museums conference. Looking at the exciting and interestnig ways in which museum conservators and egyptologists display ancient Egyptian artefacts and collections. From ways of conserving thousand year old mummies to restoring collosal...

  • Updated 10 Sep 2014 | 21 episodes | Department of Physics

    This lecture series constitutes a first undergraduate course in solid state physics delivered in an engaging and entertaining manner by Professor Steven H. Simon of Oxford University. Standard topics such as crystal structure, reciprocal space, free electrons, band theory, phonons, and magnetism are covered. The sequence of the lectures matches that of the book "The Oxford Solid State...

  • Updated 06 Sep 2014 | 20 episodes | IT Services

    Podcasts created by the First World War Poetry Digital Archive Project at Oxford University. This project is digitising the manuscripts of the major British poets of WW1 and making them freely available online, along with a set of teaching resources. The project is funded by the UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) - and run by Oxford University's English Faculty and...

  • Updated 23 Jul 2014 | 5 episodes | Ashmolean Museum

    This series of 5 short videos gives an overview of incorporating an iPad or tablet into a museum visit. The aim of these videos is to show how the use of iPads and tablets in a museum or classroom should not be a daunting one, but rather how the traditional paper sketchbook can work hand-in-hand with its touchscreen counterpart. The podcasts outline the use of three artistic apps - 123d Catch...

  • Updated 22 Jul 2014 | 1 episode | Department of Physics

    Here you will find videos related to research currently taking place in the sub-departments:
    Astrophysics; Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics; Atomic and Laser Physics; Condensed Matter Physics; Particle Physics; Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics and other interdepartmental groups such as the Beecroft Institute of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (BIPAC), Oxford...

  • Updated 21 Jul 2014 | 3 episodes | Oxford Department of International Development

    The Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) is the focus at Oxford for teaching and research on international development: the understanding of change and inequality in developing countries, and the interaction of these countries with the rest of the world. We are known for a critical and multi-disciplinary approach, translating social science theory into empirical understanding...

  • Updated 14 Jul 2014 | 4 episodes | Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine

    Half Day Workshop for Post-Graduate and Early Career Historians of Medicine held on Wednesday 9th July 2014. A half-day symposium of talks on how graduate students advance thier academic career, from getting published in journals to landing that first post in a university. From experts in the publishing industry to university professors and leading academics, this series will let you know some...

  • Updated 07 Jul 2014 | 24 episodes | Department of Physics

    Short talks from University of Oxford Physics Department.

    Contains episodes previously published as:
    (1) 'Astrophysics: An Introduction'
    (2) 'Lab, Camera, Action!': "Lab, Camera, Action! is a series of short videos presented by Dr Andrew Steele about physics, explaining basic concepts, the work done here in Oxford, and even some experiments to try...

  • Updated 02 Jul 2014 | 3 episodes | Green Templeton College

    Is normality - or conformity to certain parameters of behaviour and appearance - a necessary condition of all advanced societies or a tyranny which constrains individual aspiration and social evolution? Do conceptions of normality have any objective basis or are they merely social constructions, inexorably tied to the exercise of political and economic power? These questions have troubled some...

  • Updated 02 Jul 2014 | 11 episodes | University College

    The Global Economic Governance Programme was established at University College in 2003 to foster research and debate into how global markets and institutions can better serve the needs of people in developing countries. The Programme is directly linked to Oxford University’s Department of Politics and International Relations and Centre for International Studies. It serves as an...

  • Updated 26 Jun 2014 | 1 episode | IT Services

    This technology series contains downloadable ebook resources relevant to the use of technology for teaching and learning at Oxford.

  • Updated 23 Jun 2014 | 2 episodes | Faculty of Oriental Studies

    Lectures from the Oriental Institute

  • Updated 23 Jun 2014 | 8 episodes | Department of Chemistry

    It was here in Oxford, in the 1600s, that great minds such as Hooke, Boyle, Willis and Wren laid the foundations of modern experimental science. Like their famous forebears, today’s Oxford scientists continue to undertake world-leading research: making fundamental new discoveries and applying cutting-edge knowledge to the major societal and technological challenges of the day. The research...

  • Updated 11 Jun 2014 | 14 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    2014 is widely seen as marking a watershed for Afghanistan with its legacy of 35 years of conflict and one of the world's largest populations in protracted displacement. International military forces are being withdrawn and the country is 'in transition', and there is still considerable uncertainty about the capacity of the country to address the challenges of return,...

  • Updated 03 Jun 2014 | 2 episodes | Trinity College

    Podcasts from Trinity College, Oxford.

  • Updated 28 May 2014 | 4 episodes | Department of Materials

    The Department has been producing graduates in the fields of Metallurgy and Materials Science since the mid 1950s. During this time the department has grown into a world-class institution for the training of materials scientists and engineers and the department is at the forefront of research into the manufacture, structure, properties and applications of materials for the benefit of the UK...

  • Updated 23 May 2014 | 10 episodes | Wolfson College

    A series of podcasts to mark the centenary of the birth on 6th June 1909 of Isaiah Berlin, founding President of Wolfson College, Oxford University and regarded as one of the leading thinkers of the 20th century.

  • Updated 14 May 2014 | 8 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Under “David Hume”, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy begins with, “The most important philosopher ever to write in English”. His most formidable contemporary critic was the fellow Scot, Thomas Reid, the major architect of so-called Scottish Common Sense Philosophy. The most significant features of Hume’s work, as understood by Reid, are the representive theory of perception, the...

  • Updated 07 May 2014 | 58 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Exploring various aspects of modern and ancient metaphysics as they relate to the hypothesis that powers (or dispositions) are the sole elementary building block in ontology.

  • Updated 16 Apr 2014 | 3 episodes | Christ Church

    The McDonald Centre at the University of Oxford supports advanced research on the contribution of Christian theological traditions to the understanding and shaping of moral life—and especially moral issues of public concern—in conversation, at once charitable and candid, with other traditions of religious and philosophical thought. The Centre fosters collaboration both between theology and...

  • Updated 11 Apr 2014 | 6 episodes | Department of Chemistry

    From chemicals to cooking and organisms to orchestras- discover the people behind the science that goes on in Oxford Chemistry. Listen to how they first fell in love with the discipline and how they spend their free time when they're not in the lab.

  • Updated 07 Apr 2014 | 84 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    Many people who are displaced, or become ‘trapped’, in the context of diverse humanitarian crises do not fit well within existing legal, policy and operational frameworks for the protection of refugees and IDPs. This raises questions about whether there needs to be – or can be – more systematic ways of dealing with assistance and protection for people affected by ‘crises’ such as environmental...

  • Updated 04 Apr 2014 | 5 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    Blogging is becoming an increasingly important aspect of academic life - a way to increase academic output, reach new audiences and foster original debates. This event was an opportunity to learn about opportunities in the world of academic blogging, understand current trends, and gain insight and advice from the experts. On Tuesday 25 February, the Department of Politics and International...

  • Updated 04 Apr 2014 | 5 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    The theory of politics is sometimes seen as abstract, ivory-tower thinking, detached from reality. But the challenges that face Britain today—constitutional reform, possible secession by Scotland, our relation to the authorities in Brussels and in Strasbourg, and our views about immigration and financial equity—all involve fundamental concepts and values. And it is the mission of political...

  • Updated 01 Apr 2014 | 7 episodes | Humanities Division

    These podcasts offer an introduction into a variety of Digital Humanities projects across the University of Oxford. They form part of the project launch for ‘Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities', and 'DHCrowdScribe', training and project-based research initiatives designed to assist doctoral and early career researchers interested in advancing...

  • Updated 01 Apr 2014 | 4 episodes | Trinity College

    Podcasts from the Institute of Strategic Dialogue

  • Updated 24 Mar 2014 | 2 episodes | Oxford University Development Office

    This is an annual lecture series hosted by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. Exploring the newest research emerging from Oxford this lecture and panel discussion will consider how research at Oxford impacts on the world in the twenty-first century. 2011 is the inaugural year of the Oxford London Lecture.

  • Updated 20 Mar 2014 | 7 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    This series of podcasts by Marianne Talbot will equip you with everything you need to improve your reasoning skills. You will learn to recognize arguments and distinguish them from other sets of sentences, analyse them logic-book style into premises and conclusion, classify them as deductive or inductive and evaluate them appropriately to their type. You will also learn about fallacies - bad...

  • Updated 17 Mar 2014 | 5 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    In this series Peter D. McDonald, Professor of English and Related Literature in the Faculty of English and Fellow of St Hugh's College, talks to contemporary writers about their work. While attending to the specificities of each writer's approach to writing, the series also considers a number of interconnected themes, including multilingualism, translation, environmental pressures...

  • Updated 05 Mar 2014 | 14 episodes | Oxford Department of International Development

    The Technology and Management for Development Centre (TMCD) aims to promote interdisciplinary research into the development of technology and management in the developing world as well as address some of the most important issues related to technology and management facing public and private policymakers today.

  • Updated 04 Mar 2014 | 5 episodes | Christ Church

    2014 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the First World War, whose war dead still cascade down the north wall of the entrance to Christ Church Cathedral, and which continues to haunt the imagination of contemporary Britons, shaping our views of armed force, of authority, and of patriotism. This lecture series looks at aspects of the First World War. Sponsored by the McDonald Centre for...

  • Updated 18 Feb 2014 | 4 episodes | IT Services

    You wouldn't leave your house or car unlocked, so why not take just as much care with your data and identity? Are you or the kids on Facebook? Do you use DropBox to synch your work? Have you received an email from your bank that looked so plausible you almost clicked a dodgy link or sent "them" some of your details? Is it difficult to remember all those passwords? Do you work...