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  • 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...

  • Updated 05 Feb 2014 | 1 episode | Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)

    This series of short tutorials created by staff and students from the Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences Division, is designed to equip post-16 learners with the key study skills required to succeed on a university or college course. In the first episode, Sally LePage (DPhil student at Oxford University) and Liz Timoney White (Trainer in business skills and partner at FranklinCovey)...

  • Updated 27 Jan 2014 | 5 episodes | Faculty of Theology and Religion

    Sacrifice is at the heart of religion. It is not surprising, then, that the 'turn to religion' we have witnessed over the past two decades has led to a renewed interest in sacrifice as well. In light of this, the Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought at the University of Oxford presents five interviews with contributors to the recently-published book Sacrifice and Modern...

  • Updated 18 Dec 2013 | 10 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    Researchers, past and present colleagues of Professor Sir Andrew McMichael, gathered on the 21st September 2012 for a Symposium reflecting on the evolution of Immunology in Oxford.

  • Updated 06 Dec 2013 | 2 episodes | IT Services

    This series remembers Nelson Mandela, the global statesman who delivered South Africa from the oppression of Apartheid, who sadly passed away on December 5th 2013.

  • Updated 02 Dec 2013 | 8 episodes | Oxford University Centre for the Environment

    Seminar series focusing on water security, from flooding to droughts to climate change with perspectives from business, government and scientists

  • Updated 27 Nov 2013 | 26 episodes | Ruskin School of Art

    This is a series of podcast from the Ruskin School of Art. The Ruskin, as it is known, is the Fine Art Department of the University of Oxford. In an intimate and dynamic environment, the school gathers together cutting edge contemporary artists and art theorists with some of the brightest and most creative art students. Fine Art is taught as a living element of contemporary culture with a...

  • Updated 20 Nov 2013 | 3 episodes | Ashmolean Museum

    The Ashmolean Museum is the world's first university museum. Its first building was built in 1678-1683 to house the cabinet of curiosities Elias Ashmole gave Oxford University in 1677. The museum reopened in 2009 after a major redevelopment. In November 2011 new galleries focusing on Egypt and Nubia were also unveiled.

  • Updated 18 Nov 2013 | 1 episode | IT Services

    A short training video for the MediaPub system for adding new podcasts to the Oxford media portals.

  • Updated 12 Nov 2013 | 5 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    New lecture series on Oscar Wilde, his life, his works and his philosophy delivered by Dr Sos Eltis, lecturer in English

  • Updated 07 Nov 2013 | 10 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    This unique mini-series aims to challenge the literary canon by posing the thorny question 'why should we study...?' to experts at the University of Oxford. Beginning with the overarching question 'why should we study the humanities?' and moving on to illuminating discussions about key writers such as Dickens and Shakespeare, these podcasts will introduce you to new...

  • Updated 29 Oct 2013 | 10 episodes | Rhodes House

    Rhodes Scholars and friends of the Rhodes Scholarships speak about global challenges and ideas focused around service and leadership. It includes material from the 110th Rhodes Anniversary, which was celebrated in Oxford 19-20 September 2013.

  • Updated 07 Oct 2013 | 17 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    The Department welcomed members of the public by the hundreds to this year's Open Day, 26 September. Guests attended 40 events - short lectures, workshops, informational sessions and walking tours - all free of charge. Here is a selection of the events that happened on the day.

  • Updated 04 Oct 2013 | 80 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    Asylum seekers and refugees – men, women and even children – are increasingly detained and interned around the world, as are numbers of other migrants. Sometimes detained indefinitely and often in appalling conditions, they may suffer not only deprivation of their liberty but other abuses of their human rights too. Detention may appear to be a convenient solution to states’ political quest to...

  • Updated 16 Sep 2013 | 10 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Ten short podcasts on quirky aspects of eighteenth-century life.
    This series of short podcasts offers an alternative history of the eighteenth century. Ten poems were chosen that illustrate the everyday and the extraordinary, the comic and the serious aspects of the period. Each talk begins with a poem, and shows its significance: how a satire on the pleasures of tobacco tells us of the...

  • Updated 12 Aug 2013 | 96 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    Podcasts of seminars and events held at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford.

  • Updated 09 Aug 2013 | 66 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    Many states fail in their responsibilities to their citizens but those states which are fragile, failed or weak are particularly liable to render their citizens vulnerable. This latest issue of FMR includes 24 articles on fragile states and displacement, going behind the definitions, typologies and indicators to explore some of the concepts and realities, looking at a variety of cases and...

  • Updated 08 Aug 2013 | 21 episodes | Humanities Division

    The Cutlural Connections course was a 5-day workshop as part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013 (http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/). Cultural Connections offered an introduction to public engagement skills to help researchers work effectively within and beyond universities. It focussed on digital publishing,...

  • Updated 07 Aug 2013 | 1 episode | St Edmund Hall

    Recordings of talks by guest speakers at networking breakfast events for alumni of St Edmund Hall

  • Updated 30 Jul 2013 | 41 episodes | Oriel College

    Anglican church services including sermons and choral music, produced by Oriel College, University of Oxford.

  • Updated 25 Jul 2013 | 8 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Many people and countries are now beginning to evaluate the success of their lives or society not purely in terms of money or gross domestic product. The currency of traditional economics - preference satisfaction - has fallen into question as an ethical value. The global financial crisis is seen by many as a failure of capitalism. Some countries have proposed a Gross Happiness Index to...

  • Updated 24 Jul 2013 | 9 episodes | Ertegun Graduate Scholarships Programme

    International conference organised by Ertegun Scholar Manuel Muhlbacher and his college advisor Nicholas Cronk. Imprisoned during his lifetime and sanctified in the twentieth century, the Marquis de Sade has attracted considerable critical interest during the last decades. He was a favourite of literary theory in the sixties and seventies, while more recent scholarship has begun to explore...

  • Updated 24 Jul 2013 | 21 episodes | Museum of the History of Science

    The History of Science Museum houses an unrivaled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the collection and the building, the Museum occupies a special position, both in the study of the history of science and in the development of western culture and collecting....

  • Updated 24 Jul 2013 | 11 episodes | Rothermere American Institute

    An International Symposium funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and co-organized by the Rothermere American Institute and the Art History Department, University of Oxford and the Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham, UK. This event is also made possible due to sponsorship by the Philip Leverhulme Trust.

  • Updated 22 Jul 2013 | 9 episodes | Oxford University Centre for the Environment

    In this series of lectures, various presenters outline key energy issues. All presentations were part of events organised by the UK Energy Research Centre's conference team, the Meeting Place. The Meeting Place brings together diverse people within the energy community to bring benefits to UK energy researchers.

  • Updated 19 Jul 2013 | 5 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...

  • Updated 18 Jul 2013 | 3 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...

  • Updated 17 Jul 2013 | 4 episodes | Department of Chemistry

    Love chemistry but not sure about academia? Listen to Oxford alumni at all stages of their careers talk about the ways they have used chemistry to pursue industry research, patent law, science journalism and more. To learn more about our links with alumni and to find more information on careers services, etc, please visit http://alumni.chem.ox.ac.uk/...

  • Updated 17 Jul 2013 | 4 episodes | Department of Chemistry

    Five successful research group PIs give open and frank descriptions of the very different choices and paths that led them to their current roles in academia, and offer some advice to students contemplating their next step.

  • Updated 10 Jul 2013 | 6 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Podcasts exploring the relationship between literary works and the artwork and Oxford. From J.R.R Tolkien to Philip Pullman, authors have been inspired by Oxford; the architecture, history and culture of the city. This podcast series includes lectures and events which celebrate and explore the literature and art inspired by Oxford

  • Updated 24 Jun 2013 | 3 episodes | Wolfson College

    The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College is delighted to host this workshop marking the centenary of the publication of Leonard Woolf's path-breaking first novel, set in then Ceylon, The Village in the Jungle. Woolf's novel (the first of only two) is a leading yet often overlooked modernist document and is increasingly recognized as an extraordinarily far-sighted...

  • Updated 18 Jun 2013 | 13 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    Interviews and Commentaries from the Oxford Martin School, including Institute overviews and director interviews.

  • Updated 18 Jun 2013 | 3 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    On 9 March 2013, the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College host a workshop to mark the centenary of the publication of Leonard Woolf's path-breaking
    first novel, set in then Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, The Village in the Jungle. Woolf's novel (the first of only two) is a leading yet often overlooked modernist document and is increasingly recognized as an extraordinarily...

  • Updated 17 Jun 2013 | 8 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    A selection of recordings from the English Graduate Conference, University of Oxford, 1 June 2012. The conference theme was Return to the Political: Literary Aesthetics and the Influence of Political Thought and featured student presentations and a panel discussion on the topic 'What is a Classic?'. The conference concluded with a keynote address from Booker prize winning author Ben...

  • Updated 12 Jun 2013 | 4 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

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

  • Updated 11 Jun 2013 | 6 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    Immunology is the study of the body's defence mechanisms, from the barrier of skin to the workings of the cellular immune system. Our Immunology podcasts describe the work of NDM researchers to understand the molecular processes of the immune system, and its role in infection, inflammation, and disease.

  • Updated 07 Jun 2013 | 13 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Staging Shakespeare is series of video commentaries on performing and directing Shakespeare including extracts of two plays- 'The Tempest' and 'Two Gentlemen of Verona'. An English teacher also explains how she uses IT resources to engage students.

  • Updated 29 May 2013 | 11 episodes | Oxford University Centre for the Environment

    These online audio resources consist of lectures, seminars and interviews from the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University. Topics include: climate change, energy, tropical forestry, environmental governance and general topics related to environmental change.

  • Updated 24 May 2013 | 23 episodes | Department of Materials

    In this series of podcasts we consider the impact of opening up science: allowing both the research community and the public to freely access the results of scientific work. Individuals can be fully informed about medical or environmental research, students worldwide can get access to the latest work, and software agents can roam the vast scientific knowledge base seeking patterns and...

  • Updated 22 May 2013 | 3 episodes | Faculty of Theology and Religion

    Theology is one of the oldest faculties in this ancient University. One of the first courses of lectures given at Oxford was in Theology, over 800 years ago. Alexander Neckham, from St Albans, is recorded as giving biblical and moral lectures as early as 1193, on the Psalms of David and the Wisdom of Solomon. One of the first major University buildings was the Divinity School, which was begun...

  • Updated 13 May 2013 | 6 episodes | Humanities Division

    This series of 6 lectures is intended for graduates and undergraduates interested in the challenge of how we best defend the work of the humanities in today's political and economic climates. The lectures offer a critical taxonomy of the ways in which advocacy for the humanities conventionally proceeds. Don't expect polemic. My aim is to put the arguments through their paces: to work...

  • Updated 10 May 2013 | 58 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    Around the world, people face abuse, arbitrary arrest, extortion, violence, severe discrimination and lack of official protection because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This latest issue of FMR includes 26 articles on the abuse of rights of forced migrants who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex. Authors discuss both the challenges faced and...

  • Updated 09 May 2013 | 5 episodes | Botanic Garden

    A series of four lectures given by Timothy Walker to the first year Biology undergraduates as part of the Organisms course. These lectures cover alternation of generations, flowering plants, conservation and the GSPC, and the importance of plants for Man.

  • Updated 08 May 2013 | 70 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    Preventing displacement is obviously a worthwhile objective. Being displaced puts people at a higher risk of being both impoverished and unable to enjoy their human rights. Such a situation is worth preventing - but not at any cost. FMR 41 includes a major feature on 'Preventing displacement' plus a range of articles on other subjects such as North Koreans in China, East Africans...

  • Updated 08 May 2013 | 42 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    The so-called Arab Spring continues to reverberate locally, regionally and geopolitically. The 20 articles in this issue of FMR reflect on some of the experiences, challenges and lessons of the Arab Spring in North Africa, the implications of which resonate far wider than the region itself.

    See more at: http://www.fmreview.org/north-africa...

  • Updated 08 May 2013 | 80 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    The 32 articles and short pieces in the feature theme section of FMR 38 look at the effects of changes in technology – particularly in communications technology – on displaced people and those who work with them. FMR 38 also includes eight articles on other forced migration subjects. This issue is available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

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