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1 Coronavirus and ‘Disease X’ Professor Peter Millican interviews the Oxford scientists working at the forefront of research into Disease X Peter Millican, Sarah Gilbert, Peter Horby, Jimmy Whitworth 14 Jan 2021
2 Ebola Professor Peter Millican begins the final episode of this series in 2014, at the onset of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Peter Millican, Kevin Decock, Katie Ewer, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
3 HIV/AIDS In the ninth episode of our History of Pandemics season, Professor Peter Millican leaves the perils of influenza behind, only to discover an entirely new virus: HIV. Peter Millican, Harold Jaffe, John Frater, Kevin Decock 14 Jan 2021
4 The 'Spanish' Flu Professor Peter Millican arrives in the twentieth century, during the last years of the Great War, to a pandemic which you may have read a lot about during the early coverage of our current COVID outbreak. Peter Millican, John Oxford, Brian Angus, Claas Kirchhelle 14 Jan 2021
5 'Russian' Flu: the pandemic that wasn't? In this episode, Professor Peter Millican discusses a controversial outbreak... Peter Millican, Julia Mannherz, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
6 Cholera Professor Peter Millican makes it to the nineteenth century to discuss the achievements of John Snow Peter Millican, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 14 Jan 2021
7 Smallpox, and Jenner Welcome to the eighteenth century, at a point when Europe is going through another major smallpox outbreak, a disease that by this point has been plaguing populations around the globe for centuries. Peter Millican, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 01 Dec 2020
8 The Great Plague in the final plague episode of the series, Professor Peter Millican talks to his guests about the last major outbreak of this horrific disease in seventeenth-century England. Peter Millican, Paul Slack, Emma Smith, Kees Windland 01 Dec 2020
9 The Black Death Professor Peter Millican arrives in the fourteenth century and meets history's most notorious plague outbreak. Peter Millican, Samuel Cohn, Blanche Oguti 01 Dec 2020
10 The Plague of Justinian Welcome to the Eastern Roman Empire in the sixth century. This time, Professor Peter Millican discusses a plague that historians and medical experts agree was likely the first plague pandemic humanity experienced. Peter Millican, Michael McCormick, Abigail Buglass 01 Dec 2020
11 Athens: the first plague? Join Professor Peter Millican in 5th century Athens, a crowded city in the midst of a siege, where a devastating disease had just erupted. Peter Millican, Tim Rood, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 01 Dec 2020
12 Resetting our relationship with nature in a post-COVID world Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland and Professor Sir Charles Godfray discuss our relationship with nature, how it relates to the Covid-19 pandemic, and what we need to do differently in the future. E.J. Milner-Gulland, Charles Godfray 17 Nov 2020
13 St Antony's Looks At the World - Ep 7: Dr Thierry Malleret For Episode 7, we are joined by Dr Thierry Malleret (SAM 1991-2), founder and principal author of the Monthly Barometer - www.monthlybarometer.com/. Thierry Malleret 18 Sep 2020
14 Live Event: Invalids on the Move Part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones for the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Sally Shuttleworth, Erica Charters, Philip Bullock 15 Sep 2020
15 Cinematic Translations: Visualising the Invisible Path of Contagion Marta Arnaldi (Oxford) talks with Kirsten Ostherr (Rice) in another episode of Translating Illness. Marta Arnaldi, Kirsten Ostherr 26 Aug 2020
16 Global Healing: Towards a World Policy of Care The third Translating COVID-19 video conversation, with Marta Arnaldi (Oxford) and Karen Thornber (Harvard). Marta Arnaldi, Karen Thornber 17 Jun 2020
17 Advice and support for 2020 finalists during coronavirus A short audio podcast offering advice and support for Oxford finalists Oxford University Counselling Service 24 Apr 2020
18 Better doctors, better patients, better decisions: Risk literacy in health Can every doctor understand health statistics? Gerd Gigerenzer will describe the efforts towards this goal, a few successes, but also the steadfast forces that undermine doctors’ ability to understand and act on evidence. Gerd Gigerenzer 18 Mar 2020
19 The political life of an Epidemic: Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship Simukai Chigudu launches his book, 'The political life of an Epidemic: Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship'. He explains the cholera epidemic, the response to it in Zimbabwe and from the world and life after the epidemic, remembering the epidemic Simukai Chigudu 24 Feb 2020
20 3b. AI in healthcare Claire Bloomfield, National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging, gives the second talk in the third Ethics in AI seminar, held on February 10th 2020. Claire Bloomfield 10 Feb 2020
21 Creative Commons Nutrient timing and human health A UBVO Seminar given by James Betts (Professor of Metabolic Physiology, Department for Health, University of Bath) on 24 October 2019 James Betts 22 Jan 2020
22 Creative Commons Can wearable sensors and machine learning enhance our understanding of lifestyle health behaviours? A UBVO Seminar given by Aidan Doherty (Nuffield Department of Population Health, Oxford) on 17 October 2019 Aiden Doherty 22 Jan 2020
23 Creative Commons How mapping frames obesity and chronic disease risk factors Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, Oxford) interviews Professor Danny Dorling (School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford) for the UBVO Instruments and Institutions Interviews series, November 2019 Danny Dorling 22 Jan 2020
24 Creative Commons Changing ecologies of disease A lecture given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, Oxford) on 16 October 2019 Stanley Ulijaszek 22 Jan 2020
25 Creative Commons Biocultural approaches to human physical activity in (increasingly smart) urban environments A presentation given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, Oxford) at the Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, at Ravenna Stanley Ulijaszek 20 Jan 2020
26 Creative Commons The social life of childhood obesity A UBVO seminar presented by Zofia Boni (University of Poznan, Poland) on 2 March 2019 Zofia Boni 20 Jan 2020
27 Creative Commons Obesity: human developmental perspectives The Keynote Lecture at the UBVO Green Templeton College Obesity Conference, 16 September 2019, given by Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, Oxford) Stanley Ulijaszek 20 Jan 2020
28 Creative Commons The UK government's childhood obesity plan A presentation given by Mike Rayner (Professor of Population Health and Director of the Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, Oxford) at the UBVO Green Templeton College Obesity Conference, 16 September 2019 Mike Rayner 20 Jan 2020
29 Creative Commons The evolution of adipose tissues and how natural obesity in wild mammals elucidates human obesity A presentation given by Caroline Pond (Emeritus Professor, Open University) at the UBVO Green Templeton College Obesity Conference, 16 September 2019 Caroline Pond 20 Jan 2020
30 Creative Commons The metabolic consequences of obesity A presentation given by Leanne Hodson (Professor of Metabolic Physiology, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, Oxford) at the UBVO Green Templeton College Obesity Conference, 16 September 2019 Leanne Hodson 20 Jan 2020
31 Creative Commons Using low-energy diets to treat obesity: from research to practice A presentation given by Nerys Astbury (Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford) at the UBVO Green Templeton College Obesity Conference, 16 September 2019 Nerys Astbury 20 Jan 2020
32 Creative Commons What's in the fridge? The everyday materiality of health and well-being A UBVO seminar presented by Tess Bird (Wesleyan University) on 15 May 2019 Tess Bird 20 Jan 2020
33 Creative Commons The Danish Health Interview Surveys An interview with Ola Ekholm (Senior Adviser, National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark) for the UBVO Instruments and Institutions Interviews series (20 December 2010) Ola Ekholm 20 Jan 2020
34 Creative Commons Materialities of eating disorders A UBVO seminar presented by Dr Karin Eli (Research Affiliate, University of Oxford) on 30 April 2019 Karin Eli 20 Jan 2020
35 Creative Commons Boys, bulk and body ideals: epidemiology of muscle-enhancing and disordered eating behaviours in US adolescents A UBVO seminar presented by Jason M. Nagata (Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco) on 18 September 2019 Jason M. Nagata 20 Jan 2020
36 Creative Commons Nutrition and aging well: evidence from centenarians Claudio Franceschi (Professor of Immunology, University of Bologna) is interviewed by Stanley Ulijaszek (Oxford) for the UBVO Instruments and Institutions Interviews series (May 2019) Claudio Franceschi 20 Jan 2020
37 Creative Commons Rights-based approaches to the regulation of food marketing A UBVO seminar presented by Amandine Garde (Professor of Law, University of Liverpool) on 16 May 2019 Amandine Garde 20 Jan 2020
38 Ethics at the Edge of Madness Ethics at the Edge of Madness - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Anand Vivek Taneja 20 Jan 2020
39 The Opioid Epidemic in India The Opioid Epidemic in India - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Bhrigupati Singh 20 Jan 2020
40 Psychoanalysis of the Oppressed, A Practice of Freedom Psychoanalysis of the Oppressed, A Practice of Freedom - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Ankhi Mukherjee 20 Jan 2020
41 Issues in Public Health in India Issues in Public Health in India - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Keshav Desiraju 20 Jan 2020
42 The Indian Oedipus The Indian Oedipus - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Shruti Kapila 20 Jan 2020
43 Welcome Welcome - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Roger Goodman, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon 20 Jan 2020
44 Mental health and stress the multi-disciplinary teams approach Mental health and stress the multi-disciplinary teams approachl - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Georgia Watson 20 Jan 2020
45 Community-based interventions for common mental disorders in low and middle-income countries Community-based interventions for common mental disorders in low and middle-income countries - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Soumitra Pathare 20 Jan 2020
46 Public Health England’s Global Mental Health initiative Public Health England’s Global Mental Health initiative - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Anees Pari 20 Jan 2020
47 Non-specialist health worker interventions for mental health care in low- and middle- income countries Non-specialist health worker interventions for mental health care in low- and middle- income countries - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Prathap Tharyan 20 Jan 2020
48 Opening address Opening address - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Premila Webster 20 Jan 2020
49 Responsive mental health systems to address the poverty, homelessness and mental illness nexus Responsive mental health systems to address the poverty, homelessness and mental illness nexus - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Lakshmi Narasimhan 20 Jan 2020
50 Innovative provision of primary mental health care in rural India Innovative provision of primary mental health care in rural Indial - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Pallab Maulik 20 Jan 2020
51 Ecology and Mental Health in India Ecology and Mental Health in India - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Maan Barua, Sushrut Jadhav 20 Jan 2020
52 Identifying perinatal depression in resource-constrained settings Identifying perinatal depression in resource-constrained settings - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Gracia Fellmeth 20 Jan 2020
53 The Mental Health Act in India - what next? The Mental Health Act in India - what next? - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Keshav Desiraju 20 Jan 2020
54 Working outside the traditional clinical model Working outside the traditional clinical model - Mental Health in India – Bridging the Gap Anna Tharyan 20 Jan 2020
55 The Future of UK-Africa Research Partnerships Development Research and Beyond Gill Wells is the Head of Research Services European and International Team and Strategic Lead on GCRF at the University of Oxford. Gill Wells 13 Dec 2019
56 Communicating the Diagnosis of Life Threatening Conditions to Children Professor Alan Stein, Head of Section, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Oxford delivered this talk at an AfOx insaka. Alan Stein 13 Dec 2019
57 Future of Cannabusiness As restrictions on medical cannabis use loosen around the world, companies and entrepreneurs are entering the marijuana market in a big way. We learn more from leading players in this space and the first publicly-listed cannabis company. Tejinder Verk, Paul Steckler 12 Dec 2019
58 Why we need a fourth revolution in healthcare William bird discusses how healthcare focused on communities and acitve lifestyles can lead to greater wellbeing. William Bird 06 Dec 2019
59 Creative Commons Diet, obesity and health: from science to policy Susan Jebb discusses how science and policy can help us make wiser choices for our health. Susan Jebb 04 Dec 2019
60 Creative Commons Africa Works: Reflections on Failures and Successes in Healthcare Innovation Jake McKnight talks about the failures and successes of projects he’s studied or been involved in, reflecting on the idea that ‘Africa Works’, and as researchers and implementors, it’s up to us to fit local cultures rather to try to ‘fix’ them. Jake McKnight 08 Nov 2019
61 Litigating Rights : The Right to Health Litigating Rights : The Right to Health – Mark Heywood and Maya Foa in Conversation Mark Heywood, Maya Foa 08 Nov 2019
62 Next steps? Mixed use, walkable cities Healthy Cities - Next steps? Mixed use, walkable cities Karen Barrass, Daniel Elsea, Joanne Murraybrown, Ben Murphy 24 Oct 2019
63 Surviving the cash crunch: Bhekisisa's road to non-profit health and social justice journalism Mia Malan, journalist, gives a talk for the Reuters Institute seminar series. Mia Malan 18 Oct 2019
64 Creative Commons Food insecurity of fatness: from evolutionary ecology to social science This Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar was presented by Professor Daniel Nettle (Newcastle University) on 16 January 2019 Daniel Nettle 08 Jul 2019
65 Grandparenting migration: reproduction, care circulations and care ethics across borders Elaine Ho (National University of Singapore) delivered this seminar as part of the COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group series on 28 January 2019 Elaine Ho 08 Jul 2019
66 Creative Commons Iron, infection and anaemia: evolutionary viewpoint on a huge global health problem Hal Drakesmith (Radcliffe Department of Medicine, Oxford) delivered this seminar as part of the Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health series on 6 February 2019 Hal Drakesmith 08 Jul 2019
67 Creative Commons Stunting does not equal malnutrition: evolutionary perspective on human height variation applied to public health An Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar delivered by Professor Barry Bogin (Loughborough University) on 13 February 2019 Barry Bogin 08 Jul 2019
68 Is female health cyclical? Evolutionary perspectives on menstruation Alex Alvergne (Oxford) delivered this seminar on 6 March 2019 as part of the Primate Conversations seminar series Alexandra Alvergne 08 Jul 2019
69 OxPeace 2019: Peace in the Anthropocene: Population, urbanisation and health Professor Romola Davenport (Cambridge) presents 'Population, urbanisation and health' at the OxPeace 2019 conference. Romola Davenport 08 Jul 2019
70 Addressing childhood obesity using a family and community-based approach: The MEND programmes This UBVO seminar was presented by Paul Sacher, the Chief R&D Officer for MEND, on 3 November 2009 Paul Sacher 01 Jul 2019
71 'Instruments and Institutions'. An interview on 'Evolving Human Nutrition' An interview with Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (5 November 2018) Stanley Ulijaszek 01 Jul 2019
72 Energy balance behaviours: the role of emotions and emotion regulation This UBVO seminar was presented by Cristiana Duarte (University of Leeds) on 31 January 2019 Cristiana Duarte 01 Jul 2019
73 Making Cultures Count: Following the Mayi Kuwayu National Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing Sarah Bourke (a DPhil student in Anthropology, Oxford) presented this UBVO seminar on 1 February 2019 Sarah Bourke 01 Jul 2019
74 How do we fix the food waste problem? Claire Kneller (Head of Food, Wrap Global) delivered this UBVO seminar on 21 February 2019. Claire Kneller 01 Jul 2019
75 Functions of fat. What are the determinants and what does it matter? Marijana Todercevic (Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolis), delivered this UBVO seminar on 28 February 2019 Marijana Todercevic 01 Jul 2019
76 The 2019 Sir John Elliott Lecture in Atlantic History Health and disease history of the Caribbean, 1491-1850: two syndemics John R. McNeill 06 Jun 2019
77 Creative Commons From global to local - the relationship between global climate and regional warming Professor David Battisti, The Tamaki Endowed Chair of Atmospheric Sciences, will be talking about global climate sensitivity controlling regional warming uncertainty and its role in impacting on human health, particularly heat stress. David Battisti 04 Jun 2019
78 The Future of Treating Genetic MND Professor Kevin Talbot, University of Oxford, gives the fifth and final talk in the day's event, looking at the future of genetic MND and what the future holds for it. Kevin Talbot 17 Apr 2019
79 Early Genetic Trials in MND: The Sheffield SOD1 Experience Professor Christopher McDermott, University of Sheffield, gives the fourth talk in the day's event, and, along with Dani Baird, a person living with MND and a participant in the SOD1 trial, discuss her experieces in the trial. Christopher McDermott, Dani 17 Apr 2019
80 The Value of Online Shared Experiences Professor Louise Locock and Jade Howard, Univesity of Aberdeen, give the third talk in the day's event, looking at patient's experiences of motor neuron disease and how patients and families share their experiences online Louise Locock, Jade Howard 17 Apr 2019
81 Getting Tested: Experience from the Genetic Clinic Professor Anneke Lucassen, University of Southampton, gives the second talk fo the day, looking at her research and experience from studying the genetics related to MND Anneke Lucassen 17 Apr 2019
82 Creative Commons Using evidence to overcome fake news about healthcare Professor Carl Heneghan has extensive experience of working with the media. In this talk he will discuss some recent case examples, working with the BBC amongst others. Carl Heneghan 09 Apr 2019
83 Size matters a tous les temps, a tous les peuples Dr. Martyn Sene is Deputy CEO of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), here, he gives an introduction to the importance of measurement and metrology (the science of measurement). Martyn Sene 03 Apr 2019
84 The role of network meta-analysis in the evaluation of antidepressants for depression Andrea Cipriani is NIHR Research Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the NHS Foundation Trust in Oxford. Andrea Cipriani 26 Mar 2019
85 Creative Commons Bolder Action for health in Africa This talk was delivered by Dr Tolullah Oni, Clinical Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge. Tolullah Oni 15 Mar 2019
86 From village chickens to maternal and child health A UBVO seminar presented by Robyn Alders (Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney) in July 2018. Robyn Alders 12 Feb 2019
87 Marion Nestle and Claude Fischler in conversation about commensality and the soda tax, Tokyo A conversation for UBVO between Professor Marion Nestle (NYU Steinhardt) and Professor Claude Fischler (CNRS, Paris), December 2018. Marion Nestle, Claude Fischler 12 Feb 2019
88 Sociality and aging Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (Oxford) gave this presentation at the Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Dublin, in 2018 Stanley Ulijaszek 12 Feb 2019
89 How could it be otherwise? The body as a resource for exploring the past A UBVO seminar given by Dr Caroline Potter of the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, on 10 May 2018. Caroline Potter 12 Feb 2019
90 Creative Commons How war is shaping the Ukrainian HIV epidemic: A phylogeographic analysis An Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar presented by Tetyana Vasylyeva (Department of Zoology, University of Oxford) on 24 October 2018 Tetyana Vasylyeva 31 Jan 2019
91 Creative Commons Why are men muscular? Reproductive, hormonal, and ecological hypotheses to explain variation in human male muscularity within populations of Bangladeshi and British men An Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar presented by Kesson Magid (Department of Anthropology, University of Durham) on 7 November 2018 Kesson Magid 31 Jan 2019
92 Life history, parental investment and health of Agta foragers An Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar presented by Abigail Page (Department of Anthropology, University College London) on 14 November 2018 Abigail Page 31 Jan 2019
93 Results from the INCLUSIVE trial of a whole-school health intervention: outcomes, mediators and processes The intervention targeted secondary schools and consisted of training for teachers in restorative practice, setting up action groups in schools, and a student social and emotional skills curriculum. Chris Bonell 16 Jan 2019
94 Season Finale: AI selection box In the final episode of our series, we’re looking back at the themes we’ve discussed so far, and forward into the likely development of AI. Gil McVean, Sandra Wachter, Nigel Shadbolt, Peter Millican 08 Jan 2019
95 Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange seminar: Healthy Cities Thursday 29th November saw the fifth in our Kellogg Urban Knowledge Exchange series of multidisciplinary seminars, Healthy Cities: 'Is designing healthy communities the right response to an overstretched NHS?' Carl Heneghan, Danny McDonnell, Sian Whyte, Chris Naylor 08 Jan 2019
96 Is AI good for our health? Join our host, philosopher Peter Millican, as he explores the topic "Is AI good for our health?" Peter Millican, Alison Noble, Paul Leeson, Jessica Morley 02 Nov 2018
97 Creative Commons The matter of being: knowing bodies and 'mental' health This UBVO seminar was given by Grace Lucas (Centre for Maternal and Child Health, London University) in May 2018 Grace Lucas 17 Sep 2018
98 Creative Commons Gender and Health Aye Aye Chit speaks at the 'Gender, Rights and Justice in a Transitioning Myanmar' conference on 13 November 2017. Aye Aye Chit 04 Jul 2018
99 The shifting evidence paradigm – from literature to data Carol Lefebvre gives a talk for the Evidence based healthcare seminar series. Carol Lefebvre 26 Jun 2018
100 Creative Commons Peopling Policy Processes? Methodological Populism in the Bangladesh Health and Education Sectors David Lewis speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 15 May 2018 David Lewis 25 Jun 2018