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The collegiate system is at the heart of the University’s success, giving students and academics the benefits of belonging to both a large, internationally renowned institution and to a smaller, interdisciplinary, academic college community. It enables leading academics and students across subjects and year groups, and from different cultures and countries to come together to share ideas.
All Colleges invest heavily in facilities for extensive library and IT provision, accommodation and welfare support, and sports and social events. The relatively small number of students at each college allows for close and supportive personal attention to be given to the induction, academic development and welfare of individuals.
Each college has its own Governing Body, comprising the Head of House and a number of Fellows, most of whom also hold University posts. There are also six Permanent Private Halls, which were founded by various Christian denominations and still retain their religious character.

Series associated with Colleges

A Corpus, Not a Canon
Ancient Egypt
Asian Studies Centre
Brasenose College
Building Peace
Bynum Tudor Annual Lectures at Kellogg College
Changing Character of War
Christ Church
Conflict and Cultural Heritage Conference
Contemporary Islamic Studies
Cosmopolis and Beyond: Literary Cosmopolitanism after the Republic of Letters
English Tutorials at Mansfield College
Environmental Governance and Resilience
European Studies Centre
Exeter College
Free Speech Debate
Global Economic Governance Programme
Global Economic Governance: Globalisation and the Financial Crisis
Green Templeton College
Green Templeton Lectures 2013 : Feeding a Better Future
Green Templeton Lectures 2014: The Tyranny of the Normal
Harris Manchester College
IDEAL Collaboration Conference 2016
In Our Spare Time
Isaiah Berlin Centenary
Jesus College
Keble College
Kellogg College
Lady Margaret Hall
Latin American Centre
Law and Politics from St Antony's College
Lincoln College
Madness: Between Medieval Islamic and Modern Perspectives
Mansfield College
Manuscript and Text Cultures
McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics & Public Life
Merton College
Micrographia 350
Middle East Centre
Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies
Oh What a Lovely War? First World War Anniversary Lectures
Opera Studies
Oriel College
Oriel College Chapel Services
Oxford Centre for the Study of Corruption and Transparency
Oxford Chinese Economy Programme
Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT)
Pharmaceutical Industry: Past, Present and Future
Philanthropy
Prime Ministers and Europe since Thatcher - The Hertford lectures
Shakespeare and the Brain
Social Mobility
Societies in Transition
Somerville College
St Anne's College
St Catherine's College
St Cross College Lectures
St Cross Colloquia
St Edmund Hall
St Edmund Hall Research Expo 2015: Teddy Talks
St Edmund Hall Research Expo 2017: Teddy Talks
St Hilda's College Podcasts
St Hugh's College
St John's College
St Peter's College
St. Cross College
Teddy Talks
The Body and Being Network
The Cameron Mackintosh Inaugural Lecture Series
The Geddes Memorial Lectures
The Isaiah Berlin Lecture
The Leonard Woolf Symposium
The Ockham Lecture - The Merton College Physics Lecture
The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing
The Tanner Lectures
The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Course and Aftermath
Tower Poetry
Trinity College Podcasts
Uncertainty as part of decision-relevant information
University College
Unlocking Late Schumann
Wadham College
Weidenfeld Debates
Wolfson College Podcasts
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1 Governing Divided Egypt Professor Robert Springborg (Italian Institute of International Affairs, Rome), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series. Robert Springborg 17 Nov 2017
2 Lessons From a Study in Failure - The Force Intervention Brigade and the United Nations Mission in Congo, 2012-2017 This seminar is concerned with the broad issues raised by the UN’s long-running mission in the DRC and what it tells us about the deeper challenges facing the UN as it continues to grapple with civil war and protection crises in different parts of Africa. Mats Berdal 16 Nov 2017
3 Wall Street Goes to War In this provocative seminar, Dr Sean McFate, author, novelist and expert in foreign policy and national security strategy, looks at the neglected area of the economics of war. Sean McFate 16 Nov 2017
4 Concrete proposals for conflict settlements of the South China Sea disputes: Review and assessment Zheng Wang speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Zheng Wang 15 Nov 2017
5 Concrete proposals for the resolution of conflicts between the Philippines and China Jay Batongbacal speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Jay Batongbacal 15 Nov 2017
6 South China Sea - Vietnam's view after the July 2016 Award Nguyễn Hồng Thao speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Nguyễn Hồng Thao 15 Nov 2017
7 ASEAN and Regional Cooperation in the South China Sea Robert Beckman speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Robert Beckman 15 Nov 2017
8 Functional cooperative management in the South China Sea Vivian Forbes speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Vivian Forbes 15 Nov 2017
9 Base points and equity applicable to the resolution of conflicts Robin Cleverly speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Robin Cleverly 15 Nov 2017
10 Will naval power close the South China Sea chapter? Alessio Patalano speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Alessio Patalano 15 Nov 2017
11 UNCLOS and the South China Sea Conflicts Nong Hong speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Nong Hong 15 Nov 2017
12 Thinking of the unthinkable Jerome Cohen speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Jerome Cohen 15 Nov 2017
13 What’s wrong with the status quo? Bill Hayton speaks at a Forum on Conflicts in the South China Sea, 19-20/10/17 Bill Hayton 15 Nov 2017
14 Singing the Reformation in English A Historical and Practical Introduction to Miles Coverdale’s Goostly Psalmes and Spirituall Songes by Henrike Lähnemann, Chair of Medieval German Literature and Linguistics and Fellow of St Edmund Hall. Henrike Lähnemann 15 Nov 2017
15 Tony Blair Lord Andrew Adonis (Head of Policy to Tony Blair) talks about Tony Blair's relationship to the EU and to Europe during his premiership. Lord Andrew Adonis 14 Nov 2017
16 Why play Opera at all? Stephen Langridge explains why, in his view, opera is still a relevant and important art form. Stephen Langridge; Michael Burden 14 Nov 2017
17 WRRS: Dancing with Words: Subverting the Master Narrative in Saudi Women’s Literature Dr Basma Al Mutlaq (School of Oriental and African Studies) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series called Women's Rights Research Seminars. Basma Al Mutlaq 13 Nov 2017
18 David Nicholls Memorial Annual Lecture, 2017: Professor Andrew Leak, 'New' Governors of the Dew Professor Andrew Leak, University College London, delivered the 18th David Nicholls Memorial Annual Lecture on 'New' Governors of the Dew at Regent's Park College, Oxford on Monday, 16th October 2017. Andrew Leak 08 Nov 2017
19 Gordon Brown Lord Wood of Anfield (Special Adviser to Gordon Brown), gives a talk about Gordon Brown's relationship to Europe as well as his 'muscular intergovernmentalism' approach for resolving issues. Lord Wood of Anfield 08 Nov 2017
20 Migration and the Metropolis: How ancient Rome stayed great Professor Greg Woolf, Director of the Institute of Classical Studies at the University of London, gave this year's Ronald Syme Lecture at Wolfson College, Oxford. The lecture was introduced by Professor Philomen Probert. Greg Woolf 03 Nov 2017
21 Margaret Thatcher Lord Powell of Bayswater, Margaret Thatcher's Foreign Affairs Private Secretary, details Thatcher's successes and failures with Europe. Lord Powell of Bayswater 31 Oct 2017
22 Dame Maggie Smith in Conversation Dame Maggie Smith and Baroness Helena Kennedy QC in conversation Maggie Smith, Helena Kennedy 27 Oct 2017
23 Soft War: The Ethics on Unarmed Conflict Soft war tactics, including cyber-warfare and economic sanctions, propaganda and non-violent resistance are of increasing importance but largely unexplored in just war theory. This talk illuminates this neglected aspect of international conflict. Michael L. Gross 26 Oct 2017
24 Creative Commons Between Hope and Despair: Living with Difference in Today's Indonesia Laksmi Pamuntjak gives a keynote lecture at the EuroSEAS 2017 conference in Oxford Laksmi Pamuntjak 23 Oct 2017
25 Creative Commons Giving Up The Gun: Disengaging from Politically Motivated Violence in Northern Ireland Is de-radicalisation of former terrorists helpful or even possible? This presentation explores the processes involved in leaving social movements or disengaging from terrorist activities. Neil Ferguson 23 Oct 2017
26 Rule of Law and Democratic Development in Pakistan Human rights lawyer and social activist Asma Jahangir gives the fourth annual Sarfraz Pakistan lecture. The lecture is introduced by Matthew McCartney. Asma Jahangir 20 Oct 2017
27 Professing Sir Tom Stoppard delivers the Cameron Mackintosh Inaugural lecture 2017 Tom Stoppard 16 Oct 2017
28 The End of Peace and Optimism: Assessing the Changing Character of War A 'deliberately provocative' assessment of contemporary conflict. Rob Johnson 16 Oct 2017
29 Creative Commons The Sino-Thais' Right Turn towards China Kasian Tejapira gives a keynote lecture at the 2017 EuroSEAS conference Kasian Tejapira 04 Oct 2017
30 Lincoln Leads in History This Lincoln Leads instalment debates a long standing historical inquiry: 'Is revolution always about religion?' Samuel Brewitt-Taylor, George Artley, Richard Spencer, Sarah Bochicchio 22 Sep 2017
31 Lincoln Leads in Politics Coinciding the parliamentary vote in the House of Commons, this ‘Lincoln Leads’ discussion considers the future of Britain post-Brexit. Robert Lisvane, Graham Child, Daniel Kozelko, Lloyd Pinnell 22 Sep 2017
32 Lincoln Leads in Economics The first instalment of our 'Lincoln Leads' series asks the question ‘Are we taught to become ‘economically viable products’?’ Margaret Stevens, Garima Jaju, David Weston, Sudheesh Ramapurath Chemmencheri 22 Sep 2017
33 The David Nicholls Memorial Lecture 2016, Regent’s Park College, Oxford, 10th October 2016 The David Nicholls Memorial Lecture - Deity and Domination: Winstanley, Blake, and David Nicholls - a contribution to the understanding of theology and secularity. Christopher Rowland 13 Sep 2017
34 The Problem of Evil Oxford students discuss the problem posed by the existence of evil in the world to the Christian and Hindu gods. Alice Harberd, Frazer MacDiarmid, Luke Martin, Tilak Parekh 26 Jul 2017
35 Representing the Muslim in America Linda Moreno gives a talk for the Mansfield College seminar series. Linda Moreno 14 Jul 2017
36 Trump's America: a Political and an Economics Journalist Take Stock Joe Klein and Paul Solman give a talk for the Mansfield College seminar series. Joe Klein, Paul Solman 14 Jul 2017
37 Images and Influence: The Fetus in Art Professor Carol Sanger, Hon. Fellow, Mansfield College, gives a talk for the Mansfield college lecture series. Carol Sanger 14 Jul 2017
38 Adventures in Field-Building: On the History of Area Studies/Middle East Studies in the United States Zachary Lockman has taught modern Middle Eastern history at New York University since 1995. His most recent book is Field Notes: The Making of Middle East Studies in the United States (2016). Zachary Lockman 11 Jul 2017
39 George Antonius Memorial Lecture: The Iraq Invasion and Aftermath: Lessons for Arab World Reform Jeremy Greenstock is the Chairman of the strategic advisory company, Gatehouse Advisory Partners, established in September 2010, and Chairman of Lambert Energy Advisory, the oil and gas specialists, since January 2012. Sir Jeremy Greenstock 11 Jul 2017
40 Creative Commons Veteran Dialogue and the Future of War A panel discussion that looks at the dialogue between civilians and military in times of conflict. Cheyney Ryan 07 Jul 2017
41 Creative Commons The Uniqueness of Downtown Yangon Su Su (Mandalay Technological University) speaks on 'The Uniqueness of Downtown Yangon' at the Southeast Asia Seminar on 26 October 2016 Su Su 28 Jun 2017
42 Trumponomics The Sanjaya Lall Memorial Trust held a panel discussion to welcome Sanjaya Lall Visiting Fellow Professor Kenneith Rogoff, Harvard University. Other panellists were Martin Wolf CBE of the Financial Times and Professor John Muellbauer of Oxford University. John Muellbauer, Martin Wolf, Kenneith Rogoff 27 Jun 2017
43 Creative Commons Book Launch: The Karen and the Gift of Education Book Launch: The Karen and the Gift of Education, by Pia Jolliffe Pia Jolliffe, Reshmi Banerjee 26 Jun 2017
44 Creative Commons Distinction or Distraction? The politics of connoisseurship in eighteenth-century Rajput courts Richard Williams speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 10 May 2016 Richard Williams 19 Jun 2017
45 Creative Commons Defending British India Against Napoleon: The Foreign Policy of Governor-General Lord Minto, 1807-13 Aditya Das and Huw Bowen speak at St Antony's for the launch of Defending British India Against Napoleon: The Foreign Policy of Governor-General Lord Minto, 1807-13 Aditya Das, Huw Bowen 13 Jun 2017
46 Creative Commons Fanon transformed? The new writings Robert Young speaks at St Antony's on 'Fanon transformed? The new writings' as part of the TORCH series Rethinking the Contemporary Robert Young 13 Jun 2017
47 Nuclear Fusion Aled Walker, Justin Ball, Valerian Chen, Jason Parisi discuss nuclear fusion as part of the In Our Spare Time series. Aled Walker, Justin Ball, Valerian Chen, Jason Parisi 13 Jun 2017
48 OxPeace 2017: How can world peace be organised? Tangible steps that can be taken to better organise the world for peace. Alex Bellamy 13 Jun 2017
49 OxPeace 2017: Concepts and Practice of Positive Peace: Overview of the Conference Overview of the 2017 OxPeace Conference John Alderdice 13 Jun 2017
50 OxPeace 2017: The role of school curriculum in sustainable peace-building: A case study from Sri Lanka How schools are contributing to truth-seeking, social cohesion and active citizenship in Sri Lanka. Jeremy Cunningham, Suren Ladd 13 Jun 2017
51 OxPeace 2017: The Role of Preservation of Cultural Heritage in Building Peace Cultural heritage in peacebuilding John Curtis 12 Jun 2017
52 OxPeace 2017: Business: A Powerful Force for Supporting Interfaith Understanding and Peace Business, Peace and Interfaith Understanding; Concepts and Practice of Positive Peace: Overview of the Conference, Brian Grim 12 Jun 2017
53 OxPeace 2017: Devolving Power to Citizens: A Path to Positive Peace in Colombia? Discussion on whether offline and online participatory budgeting processes could foster positive peace in Colombia and, if so, under what circumstances. Diana Dajer 12 Jun 2017
54 OxPeace 2017: ‘Peace doesn’t exist’: Marginalised youths’ disengagement from Colombia’s peace process threatens the achievement of a lasting peace Young participants from a conflict-affected town express their ideas about peace, which contrast starkly with the country’s dominant optimism. Elena Butti 12 Jun 2017
55 OxPeace 2017: Chocolate, Politics and Peace-Building: An Ethnography of the Peace Community of San Jose de Apartado On peace-building in The Peace Community of San Joseì de Apartadó Gwen Burnyeat 12 Jun 2017
56 OxPeace 2017: Sovereign Terrain? Explosive Remnants of War Outline some of the conceptual and practical difficulties regarding the clearance of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and reflect on the implications for states and populations in transformation. Rupert Burridge 12 Jun 2017
57 OxPeace 2017: What prospects for restoring cultural heritage in Iraq? John Curtis will describe the destruction of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in Iraq, beginning with the first Gulf War in 1991 and continuing to the ravages of ISIS in 2014-2017. John Curtis 12 Jun 2017
58 OxPeace 2017: Extremists' - and Others' - Conceptions of Peace This talk uses first person interviews to present the on-the-ground attitudes to peace in post-ISIS Iraq. Lydia Wilson 12 Jun 2017
59 OxPeace 2017: The role of formal and non-formal education for youth agency for peace: A synthesis report on findings from Myanmar, Pakistan, South Africa and Uganda Empirical insights from four country studies (Myanmar, Pakistan, South Africa and Uganda) on the topic of youth agency for peacebuilding. Mieke Lopes Cardozo 12 Jun 2017
60 OxPeace 2017: Peace Education in Central Africa: A public health intervention Increasing resilience against violence is the aim of Aegis Trust’s peace education programme in Rwanda. James Smith 12 Jun 2017
61 OxPeace 2017: Measuring Positive Peace On the Global Peace Index, developed by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) - the world's leading measurement of country peacefulness. Murray Ackman 12 Jun 2017
62 OxPeace 2017: Sustainable Development Goals and Positive Peace The evolution of thinking on peacebuilding in DFID, and the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. Marcus Lenzen 12 Jun 2017
63 OxPeace 2017: Concepts of Positive Peace in Peacebuilding Programmes Negative Peace is when violence has stopped, but the underlying issues remain unresolved. It is thus often seen as an unsustainable peace, since violence may erupt again. Phil Vernon 12 Jun 2017
64 Book Launch: Islam: The Essentials Professor Tariq Ramadan (St Antony's College) launches his new book; Islam: The Essentials on May 9th 2017. Tariq Ramadan 12 Jun 2017
65 On the origin and nature of values One of the world's leading theorist in Cosmology, Professor Ellis delivers the 2017 Tanner Lecture on Human Values George Ellis 08 Jun 2017
66 8th Annual Access Lecture 2017 Who should and who shouldn’t come up to Oxford as an Undergraduate Danny Dorling 02 Jun 2017
67 Creative Commons Of Nomadology and India(n-ness) Avishek Ray speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 11 October 2016 Avishek Ray 01 Jun 2017
68 Creative Commons A Zionist Passage to India? Arie Dubnov speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 18.10.2016 Arie Dubnov 01 Jun 2017
69 The Emergence of Iranian Nationalism: Race and the Politics of Dislocation Dr Reza Zia-Ebrahimi (King's College London) gives a lecture on Iranian nationalis, this is a joint event with the Oxford University Iranian Society. Reza Zia-Ebrahimi 30 May 2017
70 Tower Poetry 2017 Peter McDonald, Vahni Capildeo and Sarah Howe discuss the 2017 Tower Poetry competition. Peter McDonald, Vahni Capildeo, Sarah Howe 17 May 2017
71 Tower Poetry 2017: Qianling Stele' Annie Fan, second prize winner in the 2017 Tower Poetry competition, reads her poem Qianling Stele. Annie Fan 16 May 2017
72 Tower Poetry 2017: rosetta Ella Standage, first prize winner in the 2017 Tower Poetry competition, reads her poem rosetta. Ella Standage 16 May 2017
73 Tower Poetry 2017: I am a river Freya Gray Stone, commended prize winner in the 2017 Tower Poetry competition, reads her poem I am a river. Freya Gray Stone 16 May 2017
74 Tower Poetry 2017: Snowdrops Flora Barber, commended prize winner in the 2017 Tower Poetry competition, reads her poem Snowdrops. Flora Barber 16 May 2017
75 Tower 2017: If I Gave You a Stone Rachel Oyawale, third prize winner in the 2017 Tower Poetry competition, reads her poem If I Gave You a Stone. Rachel Oyawale 16 May 2017
76 Tower Poetry 2017: The Millstone Sofia Al-Hussaini, commended prize winner in the 2017 Tower Poetry competition, reads her poem The Millstone. Sofia Al-Hussaini 16 May 2017
77 Panel Discussion: Prospects of Iraqi Kurdistan's Independence Amid Regional Turbulences Hemin Hawrami (Senior Adviser to President Masoud Barzani) and Ceng Sagnic (Moshe Dayan Centre, Israel), discuss the prospect of Kurdistan independence. Chaired by Eugene Rogan (St Antony’s College). Hemin Hawrami, Ceng Sagnic, Eugene Rogan, Ari Aziz Mamshae 16 May 2017
78 The 2017 Merton Equality Conversation: 'A Duty of Care' The opening talk at the 2017 Merton Equality Conversation, given by Lord David Puttnam at the TS Eliot Theatre, Merton College, Oxford, on Tuesday 7 March 2017. David Puttnam 11 May 2017
79 Creative Commons A Journey from Cambodia to America and Back! Sothy Tep speaks at the Southeast Asia Seminar on 13 Februrary 2017 Sothy Tep 11 May 2017
80 Making a Contemporary Opera: in conversation with Michael Burden In this episode Katie talks in depth about her experiences of creating new and contemporary opera. Katie Mitchell, Michael Burden 10 May 2017
81 Writing an Arab Officer into the 1948 War for Palestine Professor Laila Parsons (McGill University), gives a talk for the Middle East seminar series. Chaired by Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College, Oxford). Laila Parsons, Eugene Rogan 09 May 2017
82 Enemies of the people: defending the independence of the Judges. A little too late and a lot too little? Does their independence matter? Is it being adequately defended? If not, what should be done? Sir Nicholas Stadlen (Alistair Horne Visiting Fellow 2015/2016, Academic Visitor 2016/2017, former English High Court Judge) chairs a panel looking at the independence of the UK Judges. Sir Nicholas Stadlen, Lord Falconer, Baroness Helena Kennedy, Graham Gee 26 Apr 2017
83 Creative Commons Feeling Untouched: Space, Emotions and Untouchability Jesús Cháirez-Garza speaks at the South Asia Seminar Jesús Cháirez-Garza 21 Apr 2017
84 Creative Commons Pakistan and Ireland: Exploring Comparative Constitutional Perspectives on Decolonisation, Dominion Status, and Beyond Mara Malagodi and Luke McDonagh speak at the South Asia Seminar Mara Malagodi, Luke McDonagh 21 Apr 2017
85 Creative Commons The Bureaucratisation of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia: Outlines of a Collaborative Research Project Dominik M. Müller speaks at the Southeast Asia Seminar. Dominik M. Müller 21 Apr 2017
86 Creative Commons Pakistan and the Late Colonial Crisis of Sovereignty David Gilmartin speaks at the Intellectual History for Pakistan workshop on March 1st, 2016 David Gilmartin 21 Apr 2017
87 Creative Commons Transforming Memory: Community Recollections of Inter-Religious Peace and Conflict in Myanmar Phyu Phyu Thi and Matthew J. Walton speak at the Southeast Asia Seminar on 1 March 2017. Phyu Phyu Thi, Matthew J. Walton 10 Apr 2017
88 UK National Debt: A Historical Perspective The UK national debt is currently the highest it's ever been, and a lot larger than many other countries. This talk takes a look behind the figures, and asks why it is important, whether we should be worried, and looks at the reasons for its growth. Martin Slater 07 Apr 2017
89 The Ontology of Autonomy for Autonomous Weapons Systems Dr Heather Roff discusses the role of autonomous weapons systems within the international community. She provides a theoretical framework for defining and classifying these systems, examining the diplomatic and moral concerns that they pose. Heather Roff 05 Apr 2017
90 Technology and the Rise of Boundless Warfare Professor David Galbreath gives a talk for the Changing Character of War seminar series. David Galbreath 05 Apr 2017
91 Social Pluralism Religious Cleansing and Hybrid Warfare in Syria Since the ‘Arab Spring’ uprising of 2011, the United States and a network of European and regional Sunni allies have applied instruments of coercion against Syria that collectively take on the character of ‘hybrid warfare’. John Eibner 05 Apr 2017
92 Ending Poverty? Linda Yueh (Fellow by Special Election in Economics) talks about ending poverty. Linda Yueh 03 Apr 2017
93 Was There History in the Middle Ages? Did medieval writers think they were writing history? This talk takes a closer look at the various forms of ‘history’ during this period. Emily A. Winkler is (John Cowdrey Junior Research Fellow in History). Emily A Winkler 03 Apr 2017
94 What Does Philosophy Have to Do with Neuroscience? When you examine the brain, you can learn a lot and see chemical interactions, but you cannot find anything about the first-person nature of things we experience as humans, such as colours and pain. Paul Skokowski 03 Apr 2017
95 Advanced LIGO: the New Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy Why has the recent detection of gravitational waves been one of the most important discoveries in modern times for astrophysics? And what are the implications of the new Advanced LIGO gravitational-wave detector for future discoveries about black holes? Philipp Podsiadlowski 03 Apr 2017
96 Lithium-ion Batteries and Beyond Batteries are one of the most efficient ways to store energy, and there has been a massive increase recently in the use of lithium-ion batteries, particularly in electric cars. Mauro Pasta 03 Apr 2017
97 ‘Boom, ratatata, hui-hui-sss-ttt, woouum’ - Children’s Views of World War II How do people remember the past? Alex Lloyd (Lecturer, German Language and Literature) looks at essays written by children in Germany after the Second World War–examining the words and tone; the political framing; and the challenges for translating them. Alex Lloyd 03 Apr 2017
98 Banned Books: Hus and Luther in the Teddy Hall Library This talk focusses on a first edition of the collected works of Jan Hus, from the collection in St Edmund Hall’s Old Library, written in the fifteenth century but first printed in 1558 together with letters of recommendation from Martin Luther. Henrike Lähnemann 03 Apr 2017
99 Merchants’ Marks in Medieval English Books Merchants’ marks were used initially as a tool of commerce, on consignments of goods, in the Middle Ages. In the sixteenth century, however, they became more like a coat of arms for people who didn’t have one – a form of professional identity. Thomas Kittel 03 Apr 2017
100 Extreme Clocks: Physics with Pulsars An introduction to pulsars: objects that have more mass than the sun but are only around 20km in diameter, possessing an extremely high rotational stability and a very strong magnetic field. Aris Karastergiou 03 Apr 2017