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Valentine's Day at Oxford

Does love have a scent? Is there maths behind falling in love? What does romance in the middle ages tell us about love? Find out the answers to these fascinating questions and more with this special collection of podcasts from Oxford curated for Valentine's Day!

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Does love have a scent? Love is in the air - or is it? Companies are advertising that they can find you love through the power of scent! But are pheromones a chemical way to find your true love? Or is it just a myth? Tristram Wyatt 06 Feb 2018
2 A Great Unrecorded History. LGBT Heritage and World Cultures Professor Parkinson discusses how to mobilise historical research into sexuality for maximum impact and the institutional, cultural and political issues that can be at stake, and suggests some of the possible uses of LGBTQ history. Richard Parkinson 25 Feb 2016
3 Creative Commons Love's Labour's Lost Emma Smith continues her Approaching Shakespeare series with a lecture on the play Love's Labour's Lost. Emma Smith 27 May 2015
4 Love and Sex in Victorian Fiction Victorian fiction is commonly thought of as treating love sentimentally and lacking all reference to sex. In this talk drawing on material from a book he is writing, Dr David Grylls, Fellow of Kellogg College, will contest such a view. David Grylls 04 Oct 2013
5 Tales of Love and History - James Ivory in Conversation Oscar-winning American film-maker James Ivory will talk about his experiences with the legendary Merchant Ivory productions, in partnership with producer Ismail Merchant and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. James Ivory, Richard Parkinson, Katherine Harloe, Jennifer Ingleheart 18 Dec 2018
6 Love and Math A public lecture given by Edward Frenkel, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, talking around his best-selling book "Love and Math" followed by a conversation with Marcus du Sautoy and Q&A. Edward Frenkel, Marcus du Sautoy 12 Jul 2014