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1 The Great Health Dilemma: Is Prevention Better than Cure? Join Professor Chris Dye, author of The Great Health Dilemma, and Professor Salim Abdool Karim, Director of CAPRISA, as they discuss ways to invest more money and effort in health promotion and prevention around the world today. Chris Dye, Salim Abdool Karim 16 Jun 2021
2 Emerging technology and systemic risk – maintaining a secure and resilient digital infrastructure as we build back better Sadie Creese and Jamie Saunders discuss the steps that need to be taken by technologists, businesses, government and the international community to ensure that our digital infrastructure continues to provide the level of resilience and security we need. Sadie Creese, Jamie Saunders, Charles Godfray 08 Jun 2021
3 Making Cultures Count: Following the Mayi Kuwayu National Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing A UBVO seminar presented by Sarah Bourke (National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University) on 24 January 2019 Sarah Bourke 31 Mar 2021
4 Thinking again about the future and prospects for humanity In conversation with Charles Godfray, Martin Rees will explore how the global experience of the COVID-19 pandemic might change the way societies and policymakers grapple with the major challenges of the 21st century. Martin Rees, Charles Godfray 15 Mar 2021
5 Greed is dead: politics after individualism Economists Paul Collier and John Kay discuss their book, Greed is Dead, with Sir Charles Godfray Paul Collier, John Kay, Charles Godfray 09 Mar 2021
6 Framing obesity as a problem Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, University of Oxford) gave this presentation for the UBVO seminar series on 27 February 2020 Stanley Ulijaszek 25 Feb 2021
7 Protein and meat as powerful symbols Stanley Ulijaszek (Professor of Human Ecology, University of Oxford) gave this presentation at the UBVO seminar on 21 February 2020 Stanley Ulijaszek 25 Feb 2021
8 Sustainability on stage: FoodTech and the spectacle of innovation Tanja Schneider (University of St Gallen, Switzerland) gave this presentation for the UBVO seminar series on 12 March 2020 Tanja Schneider 25 Feb 2021
9 Is obesity a choice? Giles Yeo from the University of Cambridge gave this presentation for the UBVO seminar series on 30 January 2020 Giles Yeo 25 Feb 2021
10 Height, weight and prostate cancer Aurora Perez-Cornago (University of Oxford) gave this presentation for the UBVO seminar series on 23 January 2020 Aurora Perez-Cornago 25 Feb 2021
11 Coffee, pure and simple: Rejection of milk and sugar by Brazilian specialty coffee consumers Sabine Parrish (from the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography) gave this presentation for the UBVO seminar on 6 February 2020 Sabine Parrish 25 Feb 2021
12 An eco-bio-socio-political approach to anaemia in Peru Doreen Montag (Queen Mary College London) gave this presentation for the UBVO seminar on 13 February 2020 Doreen Montag 25 Feb 2021
13 Two Visions of the International Rule of Law Professor Monica Hakimi, University of Michigan, gives a talk for the PIL discussion series. Monica Hakimi 22 Feb 2021
14 Data work: the hidden talent and secret logic fuelling artificial intelligence Professor Gina Neff discusses artificial intelligence and data work, and the ethical and social implications of integrating these tools into organisations. Gina Neff, Ian Goldin 16 Feb 2021
15 Florence Nightingale Bicentennial Panel Session The Florence Nightingale Bicentennial Lecture was followed by a Panel Session with Professor Deborah Ashby, Professor David Cox and Professor David Spiegelhalter. The Panel was chaired by Professor Jennifer Rogers about the role of statistics in society Deborah Ashby, David Cox, David Spiegelhalter 05 Feb 2021
16 New Year’s Episode The whole team gets together to discuss what their moment of note of 2020 was, what they are looking out for in 2021, and what their favourite book on the Middle East is. Piotr Schulkes, Helena Murphy, Frederike Brockhoven, Max Randall 26 Jan 2021
17 Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years Professor Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University, discusses his new book 'Terra Incognita: 100 Maps to Survive the Next 100 Years' Ian Goldin 02 Dec 2020
18 'Healing Our Divided Society': The Kerner Commission at 50 This presentation and discussion, features Gary Younge (University of Manchester) Alan Curtis (Eisenhower Foundation) on the legacies and lessons of the Kerner Commission and their relevance to the current American moment. Mitch Robertson, Alan Curtis, Gary Younge 30 Jun 2020
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 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
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 Creative Commons Materialities of food education: practice, research and policy A UBVO seminar presented by Barney Haughton (Chef and Director of Square Food Foundation, Bristol) on 9 May 2019 Barny Haughton 20 Jan 2020
35 Creative Commons China in the global reproduction migration order Peidong Yang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) presented this seminar as part of the COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar series on 14 January 2019 Peidong Yang 08 Jul 2019
36 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
37 Creative Commons Intimate geopolitics: migration, marriage of citizenship across Chinese borders This COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar was presented by Elena Barabantseva (University of Manchester) on 21 January 2019 Elena Barabantseva 08 Jul 2019
38 Creative Commons The dual burden of malnutrition and the obstetric dilemma Professor Jonathan Wells (University College London) delivered this seminar as part of the Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health series on 23 January 2019 Jonathan Wells 08 Jul 2019
39 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
40 Creative Commons Investment migration and social reproduction: the case of recent patterns of migration from China Professor Gracia Liu-Farrer (Waseda University, Tokyo) delivered this seminar as part of the COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group series on 4 February 2019 Gracia Liu-Farrer 08 Jul 2019
41 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
42 Creative Commons Birth tourism from China and Taiwan to the United States: cosmopolitan strategies and aspirations Sean Wang (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) delivered this seminar as part of the COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group series on 11 February 2019 Sean Wang 08 Jul 2019
43 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
44 Creative Commons Assisted reproductive technologies and medical travel A COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar delivered by Professor Andrea Whittaker (Monash University) on 18 February 2019 Andrea Whittaker 08 Jul 2019
45 Creative Commons Childbearing as global security strategies Professor Pei-Chia Lan (National Taiwan University) delivered this COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar on 25 February 2019 Pei-Chia Lan 08 Jul 2019
46 Creative Commons Educational migration: youth, time and transformation Professor Francis Collins (University of Waikato) delivered this COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar on 4 March 2019 Francis Collins 08 Jul 2019
47 The Science of Modelling Through Professor Dan Sarewitz delivered this seminar at the Institute for Science Innovation and Society on 4 March 2019 Daniel Sarewitz 08 Jul 2019
48 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
49 Creative Commons Global householding: care migration and the question of gender inequality A presentation by Professor Brenda Yeoh (National University of Singapore) for the COMPAS/Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar (11 March 2019) Brenda Yeoh 08 Jul 2019
50 The future of policy-mathematics Panel discussion and presentations on the future of policy mathematics. With Presentations by Maurice Chiodo and Zora Kovacic. With a response by Jerry Ravetz. Chaired by Andrea Saltelli. Maurice Chiodo, Zora Kovacic, Jerry Ravetz, Andrea Saltelli. 08 Jul 2019
51 Welcome and brief statements Welcome to the event, with presentations from Charles Godfray and Rob Iliffe. Chaired by Silvio Funtowicz. Charles Godfray, Rob Iliffe, Silvio Funtowicz 08 Jul 2019
52 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
53 'Instruments and Institutions'. An interview on 'Evolving Human Nutrition' An interview with Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (5 November 2018) Stanley Ulijaszek 01 Jul 2019
54 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
55 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
56 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
57 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
58 Obesity, insecurity, inequality and social welfare A talk by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek Stanley Ulijaszek 01 Jul 2019
59 Obesity and socioeconomic status A talk by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek (march 2019) Stanley Ulijaszek 01 Jul 2019
60 Creative Commons The future of the corporation, economy and society Professor Sir Paul Collier and Professor Colin Mayer CBE will share the latest thinking and research into the future of capitalism and the corporation to understand how business might be changed to make it work better for society. Colin Mayer, Paul Collier 19 Jun 2019
61 Creative Commons Is the human species slowing down? Prof Danny Dorling discusses the idea that that humanity is slowing down in almost everything that we do, and what this means for our future. Danny Dorling 14 Jun 2019
62 Creative Commons Navigating knowledge: new tools for the journey Like the wind, knowledge can be difficult to see or grasp, but if well-harnessed, it can help us do extraordinary things. Penny Mealy 11 Jun 2019
63 Episode 5: imagined futures In today's podcast we delve into two different projects that engage with the theme of imagined futures. Monica Degen, Professor John Wylie, Adam Michael Packer 29 May 2019
64 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
65 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
66 Corporations and Human Rights Regulation This talk will consider the regulation of corporations for the human rights impacts of their activities. Robert McCorquodale 12 Feb 2019
67 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
68 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
69 Ultra-processed Foods, Big Food and the Corporate Capture of Nutrition A UBVO seminar given by Gyprgy Scrinis of the University of Melbourne on 31 October 2018. Gyorgy Scrinis 12 Feb 2019
70 An interview with Professor Meg Warin on 'the Australian Senate Inquiry into Obesity' An interview for UBVO with Professor Meg Warin, University of Adelaide, 8 October 2018 Meg Warin 12 Feb 2019
71 A cognitive profile of obesity and its translation into new cognitive-behavioural health care interventions A UBVO seminar by Anita Jansen, Professor of Experimental Clinical Psychology at Maastricht University, given 13 June 2018 Anita Jansen 12 Feb 2019
72 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
73 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
74 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
75 Creative Commons Telomeres as integrative markers of exposure to stress and adversity: A systematic review and meta-analysis An Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health seminar presented by Dr Gillian Pepper (Centre for Behaviour and Evolution, University of Newcastle) on 28 November 2018 Gillian Pepper 31 Jan 2019
76 Militant masks: youth and insecurity in the Niger Delta David Pratten, the University of Oxford, presented the Anthropology Departmental Seminar on 9 November 2018 David Pratten 31 Jan 2019
77 Creative Commons Trials of the everyday: spaces of global health in South Africa Michelle Pentecosts, King's College London, presented the Anthropology Departmental Seminar on 2 November 2018 Michelle Pentecost 31 Jan 2019
78 Precolonial Microbiome: how microbiologists access anthropology museums to contribute to the debate on restitution Frederick Keck, Musée du quai Branly, presented this Anthropology Departmental Seminar on 26 October 2018 Frederick Keck 31 Jan 2019
79 'Don't Bury the Famine Dead': how humanitarian intervention killed the most vulnerable in Ajiep, South Sudan, in 1998 This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was given by Jok Madut Jok, SUNY Upstate Medical University, on 23 November 2018 Jok Madut Jok 31 Jan 2019
80 Social life of a license: caste and everyday struggles for work legitimacies in India This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was given by Bhawani Buswala, University of Oxford, on 30 November 2018. Bhawani Buswala 31 Jan 2019
81 BCorps: the future firm What is a bcorp? How do people know what this is Can businesses lead the charge for social good? That is the idea behind B Corps, a movement of 2,500 businesses in 50 countries committed to having a positive impact in the world. Michaelanne Butler, Charmain Love 16 Nov 2018
82 Lords of the Desert: Britain’s struggle with America to dominate the Middle East James Barr (King's College London) gives a talk for the Middle East Centre, chaired by Eugene Rogan (St Antony's College). James Barr 13 Nov 2018
83 Creative Commons Studying the origins of human material culture in young chilldren This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was delivered by Dr Eva Reindl (University of Oxford) on 2 February 2018 Eva Reindl 14 Sep 2018
84 Creative Commons The grey area: fascism between the general and the particular This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was delivered by Dr Paolo Heywood (University of Cambridge) on 25 May 2018 Paolo Heywood 14 Sep 2018
85 Creative Commons Why Are There Always Candomblés? Situated Knowledges of Miscegenation and Syncretism in Brazil This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was delivered by Professor Marcio Goldman (National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) on 11 May 2018 Marcio Goldman 14 Sep 2018
86 Creative Commons Rights and justice: reproductive politics and legal activism in India This Anthropology departmental Seminar was delivered by Professor Maya Unnithan (University of Sussex) on 26 January 2018 Maya Unnithan 31 Jul 2018
87 A petition to kill: efficacious appeals against big cats in India Nayanika Mathur (Oxford) delivered this Anthropology Departmental Seminar on 5 May 2018 Nayanika Mathur 31 Jul 2018
88 The seven moral rules found all around the world This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was delivered by Oliver Scott Curry (Oxford) on 18 May 2018 Oliver Scott Curry 31 Jul 2018
89 Influencing the Supreme Court to overturn Employment Tribunal fees Prof Abigail Adams, Department of Economics, University of Oxford gives a talk for the conference. Abigail Adams 12 Jun 2018
90 Closing Plenary Dr Caroline Kenny, UCL and Social Science Advisor at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and Alun Evans, Chief Executive of the British Academy to give keynote addresses to close the conference. Caroline Kenny, Alun Evans 12 Jun 2018
91 Research into Action: Improving Water Security in Developing Countries Dr Catherine Fallon Grasham and Dr Sara de Wit give talks for the session on research impact. Catherine Fallon Grasham, Sara de Wit 11 Jun 2018
92 Impact and Influence through the Media Professor Danny Dorling, Madeleine Sumption and Mikal Mast give talks on the subject of media influence and impact. Danny Dorling, Madeleine Sumption, Mikal Mast 11 Jun 2018
93 What is the future for Impact in the Social Sciences, beyond REF? Panel discussion opening the conference, with Dr Melanie Knetsch, Dr Julie Bayley, Professor Peter Kemp, chaired by Professor Mark Pollard. Julie Bayley, Peter Kemp, Mark Pollard, Melanie Knetsch 11 Jun 2018
94 Scaling up Impact through Partnership Ecosystems Professor Lucie Cluver and Dr Weizi Li gives talks for this session on impact. Lucie Cluver, Weizi Li 11 Jun 2018
95 The future of the planet: life, growth and death in organisms, cities and companies. Geoffrey West In this year’s Simonyi Lecture Geoffrey West discusses universal laws that govern everything from growth to mortality in plants, animals, cities and companies. Geoffrey West 09 May 2018
96 The promise of the (foreign) image: post-post-internet art from the Philippines (and other notes from the field) An Anthropology Departmental Seminar delivered by Rafael Schacter (University College London) on 1 December 2017 Rafael Schacter 27 Mar 2018
97 The concept of culture in cultural evolution The Keynote speech by Tim Lewens (Professor of Philosophy of Science, Cambridge) for the Cultural Evolution Workshop held at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, on 28 February 2017 Tim Lewens 27 Mar 2018
98 Sustaining one another: enset, animals, and people in the southern highlands of Ethiopia An Anthropology Departmental Seminar delivered by Elizabeth Ewart and Wolde Tadesse (School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford) on 13 October 2017 Elizabeth Ewart, Wolde Tadesse 27 Mar 2018
99 Existential mobility, migrant imaginaries and multiple selves An Anthropology Departmental Seminar by Michael Jackson (Emeritus Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School), 20 October 2017 Michael Jackson 27 Mar 2018
100 Words and Deeds - the Astor Visiting Lecture 19 October 2017 Michael Jackson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School, delivered the Astor Visiting Lecture at Oxford on 19 October 2017. Introduced by Ramon Sarró (Oxford). Michael Jackson 27 Mar 2018