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1 "Conflict resolution for the future of biodiversity conservation" with Dr Alexandra Zimmermann Dr Alexandra Zimmermann, WildCRU, discusses the challenges of managing conflict between different groups in order to protect wildlife and natural resources Alexandra Zimmermann 01 Dec 2021
2 Hidden histories of science; Ammal, Darlington, Haldane, and India, 1930-1960 The twentieth century was a period which saw debates on ecology, cytology, genetics and eugenics in the West develop in new and interesting ways both positive and negative to understand the position of humans within the natural world. Vinita Damodaran 29 Nov 2021
3 Touching the Numinous: ‘fairy places’ in legend and experience of the Irish landscape Jenny Butler (UC Cork), gives the first talk in the third panel, The Land Remembers: Place as Keeper of Story. Chaired by Alice Purkiss. Jenny Butler 04 Aug 2021
4 Evaluating and investing in Nature-based Solutions Join Nathalie Seddon and Cameron Hepburn as they discuss the need for increased investment combined with rigorous evaluation of activities undertaken, using metrics which consider the complex, long-term benefits that nature-based solutions provide. Nathalie Seddon, Cameron Hepburn 25 Jun 2021
5 Rethinking planetary prosperity: are we measuring what we value? Professor Dame Henrietta L. Moore and Professor Sir Charles Godfray discuss how we can rebuild new economies in a way that ensures global prosperity. Henrietta Moore, Charles Godfray 25 Jun 2021
6 The Economics of Biodiversity Review Join us for a conversation between the author of the Economics of Biodiversity Review, Sir Partha Dasgupta, and Professor Cameron Hepburn, where they will discuss the important messages from the review and the road ahead. Partha Dasgupta, Cameron Hepburn 15 Jun 2021
7 Lines by Alice Oswald It's fifty years since the publication of From the Life and Songs of the Crow (by Ted Hughes). This is a lecture about lines and other sound barriers and how Crow flies straight through them. Alice Oswald 01 Mar 2021
8 Anna Atkins: Botanical Illustration and Photographic Innovation This event is supported by TORCH as part of the Humanities Cultural Programme, one of the founding stones of the future Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. Geoffrey Batchen, Lena Fritsch 20 Nov 2020
9 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
10 Live Event: Could you be arrested for planting flowers in your street? What guerrilla gardening reveals about our relationship with urban nature and culture. JC Niala, Elizabeth Ewart 15 Sep 2020
11 Understanding our natural world: why languages matter What role do languages play in helping us understand and protect our natural world? Do the words we use when talking about our local flora and fauna matter? In this episode of LinguaMania, we explore the links between language and nature. Felice Wyndham, Karen Park, Andrew Gosler 09 Mar 2020
12 Solving climate change - nature or technology? Solving climate change can involve either mitigation – reducing the greenhouse gases we're putting into the atmosphere – or adaptation – the process of adjusting to our changing environment. Peter Millican, Nathalie Seddon, Jim Hall, Helen Gavin 20 Dec 2019
13 Creative Commons Linking people, nature, food and climate: progress and implications David Nabarro, former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Food Security and Nutrition, will give a talk on what implications there will be for the planet and us in linking nature, food and the climate. David Nabarro 02 Dec 2019
14 Between Art and Architecture A lecture by celebrated artist Maya Lin Maya Lin 06 Aug 2015
15 Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature An interdisciplinary discussion of Jamie Lorimer's book Jamie Lorimer, William Beinart, Daniel Grimley, Nikolaj Lübecker 06 May 2015
16 "Anomalies" Part 2 - Turing Patterns Dr Christian Yates describes a phenomenon first noticed by the World War II code-breaker, Alan Turing. Christian Yates, Chris Lintott 26 Jan 2015
17 Creative Commons Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Environmentalism without nature This lecture by Jamie Lorimer explores new ways of thinking and doing environmentalism that need not make recourse to nature. Jamie Lorimer 02 Oct 2014
18 Symmetry: a talk based on his second book, Finding Moonshine - Marcus du Sautoy Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk about symmetry and how the rules of symmetry influences our lives and the choices we make. Marcus du Sautoy 14 Jan 2014
19 Photosynthesis in Nature Dr Alison Foster, a former chemist and Senior Curator at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden explains the principals of natural photosynthesis that the Armstrong Group is trying to mimic in the lab. Alison Foster 19 Jul 2013
20 Science Communication at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden Dr Alison Foster (Jesus College), Senior Curator at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, talks about her journey from industrial pharmaceutical chemistry research to her current role in horticulture, and offers some tips for major career transitions. Alison Foster 17 Jul 2013
21 Masters of Nature? - The physics of trying to control the climate The Earth's climate is changing; but what are we doing about it? The frustration felt all around the world at the inability to agree a meaningful deal on global carbon dioxide emission leaves people looking for alternatives. Richard Millar 04 Jun 2013
22 Creative Commons Inaugural Lecture - Nature's Revenge: A History of Risk, Responsibility, and Reasonableness Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: Professor Lorraine Daston gives her inaugural lecture at Merton College. Lorraine Daston 28 May 2013
23 Creative Commons Physics and Philosophy: An Introduction On the inextricable links between physics and philosophy and the ways in which one can lead to the other - how they complement each other in answering the big questions. Ankita Anirban 30 Jul 2012
24 Creative Commons DH Lawrence 5. The Alps Catherine Brown gives the fifth lecture in the DH Lawrence series. Catherine Brown 28 Feb 2012
25 Nietzsche Source. Scholarly Nietzsche editions on the web Introduction to the scholarly editions of Nietzsche Source: the digital critical edition based on Colli/Montinary, the digital edition of the Nietzsche estate including works, manuscripts and letters and the future genetic edition of Nietzsche's works. Paolo D’Iorio 23 Dec 2009
26 Nietzsche's Value Monism - Saying Yes to Everything Lecture on Nietzsche's attack on Value Dualism, as well as the view he offers instead and whether Nietzsche can sustain his Value Monism-the view that everything is good-given the pressures that pull him back into saying no as well as yes. John Richardson 23 Dec 2009
27 Nietzsche's Metaphysics Nietzsche rejects a persisting self; real distinctions of objects and properties, categorical and dispositional properties, causes and effects; free will. He holds that determinism is true, reality is one and fundamentally experiential. Galen Strawson 22 Dec 2009
28 Consciousness, Language and Nature: Nietzsche's Philosophy of Mind and Nature On the triangulation between consciousness, language and nature in Nietzsche's philosophy and contemporary philosophy of mind and proposes a philosophy of signs and interpretation as a basis for a philosophy of mind, language and nature. Gunter Abel 22 Dec 2009
29 Who is the 'Sovereign Individual?' Nietzsche on Freedom Nietzsche's Sovereign Individual (SI) argues that 1. Nietzsche denies free will and moral responsibility. 2. SI in no way supports a denial of 1. 3. Nietzsche engages in a 'persuasive definition' of the language of Freedom and Free Will. Brian Leiter 22 Dec 2009
30 Nietzsche on Soul in Nature This keynote speech examines if, according to Nietzsche, experience of nature is inevitably conditioned by some archetypal phantasm or cultural construction process or if unmediated apprehension of nature is possible. Graham Parkes 22 Dec 2009
31 Freedom and Its Betrayal: 2 – Jean Jacques Rousseau (1952) Berlin lectures on Rousseau's 'On the Social Contract' and discusses his anti-intellectualism, his idealism of Nature, and the worryingly authoritarian implications of his philosophy. Originally broadcast on the BBC Third Programme in 1952. Isaiah Berlin 14 Apr 2009