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  • Updated 15 Nov 2019 | 89 episodes | St Antony's College

    The Middle East Centre, founded in 1957 at St Antony’s College is the centre for the interdisciplinary study of the modern Middle East in the University of Oxford. Centre Fellows teach and conduct research in the humanities and social sciences with direct reference to the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey, with particular emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. However, during...

  • Updated 15 Nov 2019 | 307 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    The University of Oxford is home to an impressive range and depth of research activities in the Humanities. TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities is a major new initiative that seeks to build on this heritage and to stimulate and support research that transcends disciplinary and institutional boundaries. Here we feature some of the networks and programmes, as well as recordings...

  • Updated 13 Nov 2019 | 77 episodes | Centre for African Studies

    The University of Oxford is one of the world's leading centres for the study of Africa. In every Faculty and Division across the University there are active research programmes focused on the continent. The African Studies Centre, within the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, acts as a focal point for graduate level work and faculty research on Africa. Alongside the vibrant...

  • Updated 13 Nov 2019 | 93 episodes | School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS)

    Israel Studies Seminar: Perspectives on Israel.
    During this academic year, the Israel Studies Seminar will explore what it means to widen the horizons of conventional discourse about Israel by focusing on various perspectives of Israel.
    The seminar’s objective is to situate Israel within broader contexts, including thematic, theoretical, methodological, epistemological, and geo-...

  • Updated 12 Nov 2019 | 109 episodes | Department of Education

    Public seminars from the Department of Education.
    Oxford has been making a major contribution to the field of education for over 100 years and today this Department has a world class reputation for research, for teacher education and for its Masters and doctoral programmes.

    Our aim is to provide an intellectually rich but supportive environment in which to study, to research and...

  • Updated 12 Nov 2019 | 6 episodes | Pitt Rivers Museum

    Discussing public engagement in research into assistive living technologies. The podcast series comprises conversations between health services researchers, Museum experts and community members on wide-ranging topics relating to assistive living technologies including living with disability, ageing, conservation and ethics.

    Studies in Co-Creating Assisted Living Solutions (SCALS) is...

  • Updated 12 Nov 2019 | 22 episodes | Faculty of Law

    Border Criminologies brings together academics, practitioners and those who have experienced border control from around the world. Showcasing original research from a range of perspectives, we hope to better understand the effect of border control and to explore alternatives. Through an emphasis on visual resources and first hand accounts we hope to flesh out our understanding of the lived...

  • Updated 12 Nov 2019 | 43 episodes | Faculty of Law

    This series is host to episodes created by the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford which is part of the Faculty of Law, within the Social Sciences Division. The series reflects this department's world-leading research and teaching by providing talks that encompass topics such as rights and justice, politics, penal culture, crime and mental health and immigration.

  • Updated 11 Nov 2019 | 227 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is Oxford University's international research centre in the comparative study of news media.

  • Updated 11 Nov 2019 | 152 episodes | Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

    Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) is an inter-disciplinary network of more than 100 Oxford staff and students working broadly on issues of transition in societies recovering from mass conflict and/or repressive rule. OTJR is dedicated to producing high-quality scholarship that connects intimately to practical and policy questions in transitional justice, focusing on the following...

  • Updated 08 Nov 2019 | 8 episodes | Nuffield College

    A series of talks from the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS), which took place in Oxford, 2019. The full programme, downloadable slides & data, and more details about the institute can be found at https://compsocialscience.github.io/summer-institute/2019/oxford/

    SICSS-Oxford...

  • Updated 08 Nov 2019 | 13 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    The Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) is a cross-university platform for all things Africa in Oxford. The overarching vision of AfOx is to make Africa a strategic priority for the University of Oxford, while also building equitable research collaborations between researchers and academics from African institutions and the University of Oxford.

    Throughout the year AfOx hosts several...

  • Updated 08 Nov 2019 | 10 episodes | Faculty of Law

    Lectures, seminars and conferences held at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford.

  • Updated 07 Nov 2019 | 17 episodes | Oxford University Development Office

    Welcome to the Futuremakers podcast. It's the fly-on-the-wall of our colleges, as our academics debate key issues for the future of society. Series two - Conversations on how we respond to a changing climate, and how humanity will cope and thrive in an uncertain future, with some of the world’s leading thinkers. Season One was all about Artificial Intelligence...

  • Updated 05 Nov 2019 | 2 episodes | Department of Education

    The Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) is an international research centre focused on higher education and its future development, based at Oxford University. This series collects the weekly seminars that CGHE hosts with its researchers and guest speakers.

  • Updated 04 Nov 2019 | 3 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    The series War and Representation features interviews with leading humanities scholars of war. In each episode a researcher presents recently published work or ongoing research projects for a broad audience. This series is hosted by the Faculty of English Language and Literature.

  • Updated 04 Nov 2019 | 123 episodes | Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

    A selection of seminars and special lectures on wide-ranging topics relating to practical ethics. 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 is an integral part of the philosophy faculty of Oxford University, one of the great centres of academic excellence in philosophical ethics.

  • Updated 04 Nov 2019 | 70 episodes | Mathematical Institute

    A series of talks and lectures from Oxford Mathematicians exploring the power and beauty of their subject. These talks would appeal to anyone interested in mathematics and its ever-growing range of applications from medicine to economics and beyond.

  • Updated 04 Nov 2019 | 132 episodes | Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

    Podcasts from the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, an independent institution affiliated with Wolfson College and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford.

  • Updated 01 Nov 2019 | 61 episodes | Department of Physics

    Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics host a morning of Theoretical Physics roughly three times a year on a Saturday morning. The mornings consist of three talks pitched to explain an area of our research to an audience familiar with physics at about the second-year undergraduate level and are open to all Oxford Alumni. Topics include Quantum Mechanics, Black Holes, Dark...

  • Updated 31 Oct 2019 | 3 episodes | Faculty of Law

    Lectures on international law issues by eminent scholars, practitioners and judges of national and international courts. The lecture series is brought to you by the Public International Law Discussion Group, part of the Law Faculty of the University of Oxford, and is supported by the British Branch of the International Law Association and Oxford University Press. Further details of this series...

  • Updated 31 Oct 2019 | 68 episodes | Kellogg College

    Podcasts from Kellogg College, one of Oxford University's largest and most international graduate colleges.

  • Updated 29 Oct 2019 | 75 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    The broad aim of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine is to develop, teach and promote evidence-based health care and provide support and resources to doctors and health care professionals to help maintain the highest standards of medicine.

    Many of the talks are taken from the Oxford Evidence-Based Health Care Programme and delivered by members of the Nuffield Department of Primary...

  • Updated 25 Oct 2019 | 62 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    Voluntary return in safety and with dignity as a durable solution to displacement has long been a core tenet of the international refugee regime. In the 23 articles on Return in this issue of FMR, authors explore various obstacles to achieving sustainable return, some of which are common to diverse situations of displacement while others are specific to certain contexts. Many of the authors...

  • Updated 22 Oct 2019 | 1 episode | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    The Faculty is one of the leading centres for the study of European language, literature, and culture world-wide, offering expertise in the entire chronological range from the earliest times to the present day, and with specialists in film studies, cultural studies, and cultural history as well as languages and literatures.

  • Updated 18 Oct 2019 | 3 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Annual French lecture

  • Updated 17 Oct 2019 | 27 episodes | Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

    The annual public Uehiro Lecture Series captures the ethos of the Uehiro Centre, which is to bring the best scholarship in analytic philosophy to bear on the most significant problems of our time, and to make progress in the analysis and resolution of these issues to the highest academic standard, in a manner that is also accessible to the general public. Philosophy should not only create...

  • Updated 17 Oct 2019 | 5 episodes | St Catherine's College

    The Chair of Contemporary Theatre, founded through a grant from the Mackintosh Foundation at St Catherine's College, aims to promote interest in, and the study and practice of, contemporary theatre. The Visiting Professorship has previously been held by actors, writers, directors, and producers including Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Miller, Alan Ayckbourn, Richard Eyre, Phyllida Lloyd and...

  • Updated 16 Oct 2019 | 6 episodes | St Cross College

    These brief podcasts open into the intellectual worlds of the diverse Fellowship of St Cross College Oxford, and are for everyone.

  • Updated 13 Oct 2019 | 31 episodes | Department of Computer Science

    The scientific study of consciousness is a young and thriving field, encompassing empirical and theoretical research of multiple disciplines. This conference aims to bring together researchers whose scientific activity relates to the theoretical and mathematical foundations of this field and to thereby promote the study and creation of models of consciousness and formal approaches to the mind-...

  • Updated 08 Oct 2019 | 1 episode | Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG)

    DPAG is a major basic-science department within the Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Oxford, home to a large number of internationally-renowned teams of scientists addressing the most important questions in biomedicine.

  • Updated 07 Oct 2019 | 102 episodes | Department of Physics

    The Department of Physics public lecture series. An exciting series of lectures about the research at Oxford Physics take place throughout the academic year. Looking at topics diverse as the creation of the universe to the science of climate change.

    Features episodes previously published as:
    (1) 'Oxford Physics Alumni': "Informal interviews with physics alumni at...

  • Updated 04 Oct 2019 | 28 episodes | St Anne's College

    St Anne's stands out in Oxford as a college that is down to earth, modern, informal and open to the world. It also has a determined sense of its academic purpose.
    It began in 1879 offering a university education to women who otherwise would have found it unaffordable. It became a full College of the University in 1952. It has taken both men and women since 1979, and is now one of...

  • Updated 29 Sep 2019 | 18 episodes | Faculty of History

    Convergence/Divergence: New Approaches to the Global History of Capitalism Conference

    The Global History of Capitalism project, housed within the Oxford Centre for Global History, is a focal point for ongoing scholarship on the history of capitalism. The project promotes an explicitly global perspective that contextualises the history of capitalism beyond the West and investigates the...

  • Updated 13 Sep 2019 | 3 episodes | University Museum of Natural History

    This podcast series presents recordings of talks given at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History as part of its public programme of events. The Museum of Natural History was founded in 1860, and today it holds an internationally significant collection of natural history specimens and archives. Housed in a stunning neo-Gothic building inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites, the Museum is home...

  • Updated 02 Sep 2019 | 4 episodes |

    Science is discovering things that have never been discovered before. It is one of the most exciting fields. There is so much science research going on out there, it is hard to keep track!
     Claire Hill, a PhD student at Oxford University, takes a new topic each month - summarises the science, outlines the debates and excites us about the future.
     What science has got you thinking?...

  • Updated 14 Aug 2019 | 3 episodes | Student Administration and Services

    In this series aimed at new students at Oxford we offer some insights and advice from current students reflecting on their own experiences at the University. The material will be relevant to all new starters but of particular value to new students from outside the UK.

  • Updated 05 Aug 2019 | 3 episodes | Faculty of Music

    In this series, members of the Transforming Nineteenth-Century Historically Informed Practice research team (TCHIP) discuss aspects of their ongoing research on the project. Each episode will focus on a different aspect of the project, from new historical research into under-examined musicians and practices, empirical approaches using new technologies into the current practices of musicians,...

  • Updated 23 Jul 2019 | 8 episodes | Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG)

    Welcome to CortexCast, the podcast that provides in-depth interviews with world leading Neuroscientists. Through conversations that are accessible to anyone with an interest in science, we explore cutting edge techniques, challenges in the field and how these researchers think not only about the brain but life in general. CortexCast is the official podcast of the Oxford University Cortex Club...

  • Updated 16 Jul 2019 | 57 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    Translational research in NDM has a truly worldwide impact, with scientists and clinicians investigating epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of disease on a global scale. Our podcasts on Global Health illuminate this work, and discuss research conducted in Oxford and around the world to better understand and manage emerging and endemic diseases.

  • Updated 16 Jul 2019 | 29 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    Malaria is an endemic disease in much of the world, and is a major contributor to child and infant mortality in many countries. Our malaria podcasts describe efforts by NDM clinicians and scientists, in Oxford and around the world, to treat and prevent malaria, including vaccine development, parasitology, and improved treatment for severe malaria, with the aim to lessen the disease burden on...

  • Updated 12 Jul 2019 | 16 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    Follow the development of the TORCH-Ashmolean research project Talking Sense in these podcasts, hosted and produced by two participants of the project: Jonathan Lawrence and Christy Callaway-Gale

  • Updated 09 Jul 2019 | 21 episodes | Department of Engineering Science

    A range of lectures and talks from the Department of Engineering at the University of Oxford, the only unified department in the UK which offers accredited courses in all the major branches of engineering.

  • Updated 09 Jul 2019 | 2 episodes | Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)

    A series of talks by inspirational women in science & engineering

  • Updated 08 Jul 2019 | 253 episodes | Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

    Podcasts from the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography. The School is renowned for its contributions to anthropological theory, its commitment to long-term ethnographic fieldwork, and its association with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the anthropology of visual and material culture. Home to over forty academic staff, over a hundred doctoral students, twelve Master’s programmes, and two...

  • Updated 08 Jul 2019 | 5 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    This was a workshop held on 31 May, 2019 at the Oxford Martin School, as a celebration of Jerry Ravetz’s career and work. It was sponsored by the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society at Oxford University. Information about the event is available at https://www.insis.ox.ac.uk/event/science-post-normal-...

  • Updated 08 Jul 2019 | 123 episodes | St John's College

    An annual conference to explore 'Building Peace' from multidisciplinary perspectives held in Oxford. The 2012 conference was entitled, ‘Disciplines of Peace’. The 2012 conference themes included exploring different aspects of the field of peace studies: the relationship between academic research and the practice of peacemaking, peacebuilding and peacekeeping; the skills needed for...

  • Updated 01 Jul 2019 | 148 episodes | Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

    The Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) is an interdisciplinary research unit based at the University of Oxford, dedicated to understanding the complex and interwoven causes of obesity in populations across the world. This seminar series is hosted by the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.

  • Updated 28 Jun 2019 | 21 episodes | Saïd Business School

    The Oxford Future of Business Podcast takes you behind the walls of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. Run by a team of MBA students, each episode aims to tackle the next generation of problems facing the world - and the business opportunities they represent.

  • Updated 27 Jun 2019 | 3 episodes | The Queen's College

    The Harmsworth Professorship was established by the 1st Viscount Rothermere in memory of his son Vyvyan, who died in the First World War.
    The Professorship makes Oxford unique among British universities by every year enabling a distinguished American historian to spend a year in Oxford teaching, researching and leading seminars.
    Inaugurated in 1922, the Professorship has been held...

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