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  • Updated 22 Oct 2021 | 181 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 22 Oct 2021 | 220 episodes | St Antony's College

    The Asian Studies Centre was founded in 1982 at St Antony's College and is primarily a co-ordinating organisation which exists to bring together specialists from a wide variety of different disciplines. Geographically, the Centre predominantly covers South, Southeast and East Asia. The Asian Studies Centre works closely with scholars in the Oriental Institute, the Oxford China Centre,...

  • Updated 21 Oct 2021 | 1 episode | Hertford College

    Hertford writers may have cut their teeth on essays and problem sheets – but they are now writing across an amazing range of genres, from children’s picture books to literary fiction, from young adult novels to crime, from non-fiction to poetry. In the Hertford Bookshelf podcast, Professor Emma Smith meets Hertford writers to find out more about their work, their influences, their advice for...

  • Updated 21 Oct 2021 | 9 episodes | Middle East Centre

    Welcome to Middle East Centre Booktalk – the Oxford podcast on new books about the Middle East. These are some of the books written by members of our community, or the books our community are talking about. Tune in to follow author interviews and book chat. Every episode features a different, recently published book and is hosted by a different Oxford academic.

  • Updated 20 Oct 2021 | 20 episodes | St Antony's College

    What story should Europe tell in the 21st-century? What do we want the EU to do by 2030? Our team, based in Oxford University, are going out to ask a wide range of Europeans about their formative, best and worst European moments. We are talking in greater depth to a number of Europeans, hearing their reflections on Europe's stories – and their own. We have also analysed a wide range of...

  • Updated 20 Oct 2021 | 184 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford is the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. It includes the principal University library - the Bodleian Library - which has been a legal deposit library for 400 years; as well as 28 other libraries across Oxford including major research libraries and faculty, department and institute libraries. Together, the Libraries hold...

  • Updated 20 Oct 2021 | 165 episodes | Middle East Centre

    Running weekly during Term time, the Israel Studies Seminar is the primary setting for public discussions on a wide spectrum of issues relating to Israeli society, history, politics and culture in the University of Oxford. With an international list of speakers, it has been attracting much attention and a growing audience participation. The seminar is convened by Prof. Yaacov Yadgar, the...

  • Updated 20 Oct 2021 | 2 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    In this series students invite the public along with them on an inquiry to introduce and contest the frameworks of major themes in South Asian and African(a) philosophies which for all their depth and breadth and world-transforming thought have largely been excluded or undervalued in our philosophy curricula. Join us for insights into different conceptions of reality and ways of thinking about...

  • Updated 19 Oct 2021 | 8 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    The Lyell readership in bibliography at Oxford University is endowed by a bequest from James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (1871-1948), a solicitor, book collector and bibliographer. Each year since 1952, a distinguished scholar has been elected to deliver the lectures, usually six in number, on any topic of bibliography, broadly conceived.
    J.P.R. Lyell lived in Oxford and (on his retirement)...

  • Updated 19 Oct 2021 | 3 episodes | Pembroke College

    The Quill Project exists to enhance understanding of some of the foundational legal texts of the modern world. By combining traditional historical and archival research with advanced digital modelling techniques, the project explores the context within which constitutional conventions, legislative assemblies, and other formal groups made decisions.

  • Updated 18 Oct 2021 | 3 episodes | Mansfield College

    Mansfield hosts a lively and engaging series of free public talks, every Friday, during Oxford University term time. The Mansfield Public Talks are convened by College Principal, Helen Mountfield QC, and platform leading figures from varied fields, aimed at opening up ideas and debate in front of a wide audience. The talks are open to all and as such are an important element of the College’s...

  • Updated 11 Oct 2021 | 273 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 08 Oct 2021 | 9 episodes | Faculty of History

    The University of Oxford’s ‘How Epidemics End' project examines the ways in which epidemics have ended across previous eras and locations. Join researchers as they explain how they study epidemics and their endings.

    The project 'How Epidemics End' is based at Oxford's Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology and Oxford's Centre for Global...

  • Updated 06 Oct 2021 | 4 episodes | Faculty of Classics

    In Summer 2021, we interviewed current students, staff members and alumni for the Regional Classics podcast, which captures the experiences and perspectives of Oxford Classicists, past and present, from regional areas that have traditionally been underrepresented within the Faculty: namely, the North and South-West of England, the Midlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

    Many of...

  • Updated 06 Oct 2021 | 10 episodes | Middle East Centre

    Almanac is a student-run initiative at the University of Oxford. Every two weeks, a number of students sit down for an in-depth discussion about the region which has made history for thousands of years and continues to make headlines today.

  • Updated 05 Oct 2021 | 140 episodes | Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

    The mission of COMPAS is to conduct high quality research in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration.
    The mobility of people is now firmly recognised as a key dimension shaping society today, but the relationship between migration and societal change is only partly understood. Research at...

  • Updated 04 Oct 2021 | 19 episodes | Department of Zoology

    Welcome to Good Natured, a Conservation Optimism podcast, where you can join us for uplifting chats that shine a light on conservation challenges. In each episode, we interview an inspiring conservationist. Our guests come from a variety of backgrounds – artists, scientists, business owners, and activists – and engage with conservation in a variety of ways. We talk about their challenges and...

  • Updated 04 Oct 2021 | 147 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    The Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history project originated when Peggy Frith, as President of Oxford Medical Alumni, recognised the potential of recorded interviews to capture stories, memories and voices from the Oxford Medical school and Oxford Hospitals. The interviewees were selected to cover, from an Oxford perspective over almost a century, the many changes in the practice of...

  • Updated 30 Sep 2021 | 14 episodes | Wolfson College

    A series of podcasts to mark the centenary of the birth on 6 June 1909 of Isaiah Berlin, founding President of Wolfson College, Oxford University, and regarded as one of the leading thinkers of the twentieth century

  • Updated 29 Sep 2021 | 41 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Fantasy Literature has emerged as one of the most important genres over the past few decades and now enjoys extraordinary levels of popularity. The impact of Tolkien’s Middle-earth works and the serialisation of George Martin’s ‘Game of Thrones’ books has moved these and their contemporaries into mainstream culture. As the popularity grows so does interest in the roots of fantasy, the main...

  • Updated 21 Sep 2021 | 9 episodes | Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine

    Since coming on the market over a decade ago, e-cigarettes have divided opinion. A team of Oxford researchers are searching for new e-cigarette studies every month. In this podcast, Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Nicola Lindson talk about what has been found, and how this changes what we know about e-cigarettes.
    This podcast is made possible through funding from Cancer Research UK....

  • Updated 15 Sep 2021 | 407 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 20 Aug 2021 | 10 episodes | Faculty of Classics

    A podcast by the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama. In each episode, the APGRD invites academics and/or creative practitioners (directors, playwrights, actors, choreographers etc.) to talk to us about their research, archival discoveries, and creative practices. We often begin with an object from our archive to start a wider conversation. The podcast runs during the university...

  • Updated 05 Aug 2021 | 16 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    This podcast will feature selected materials presented in part at a one-day symposium bringing together academics from different disciplines (archaeology, history, folklore) with English Heritage staff and representatives from the National Trust and other heritage bodies.

    The subject of the symposium was the supernatural in place. Presenters examine the residue of supernatural sites...

  • Updated 05 Aug 2021 | 4 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    Dr Joanna Bullivant is Departmental Lecturer in Historical Musicology at the Faculty of Music and a current TORCH Knowledge Exchange Fellow working on her project 'The Dream of Gerontius: Curating Catholic Music Digitally'. This podcast explores Elgar’s work The Dream of Gerontius through five historic locations associated with it, some of which have received little attention...

  • Updated 29 Jul 2021 | 8 episodes | Bodleian Library

    'Persian Arts of the Book' gathers scholars from around the world with expert curators from Oxford and beyond to reflect on the Persian manuscript tradition. In a series of short presentations and thematic panel discussions we will examine the poetry, history, and artistic expression contained in these treasures, and the materials and crafts that contributed to making the manuscripts...

  • Updated 29 Jul 2021 | 1 episode | Equality and Diversity Unit

    The BME Staff Network acts as a confidential discussion forum, and holds various meetings throughout the year, both social and work-related.
    To find out more about the Network visit: edu.web.ox.ac.uk/bme-staff-network

  • Updated 29 Jul 2021 | 30 episodes | Department of Statistics

    The Department of Statistics at Oxford is a world leader in research including computational statistics and statistical methodology, applied probability, bioinformatics and mathematical genetics. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Oxford's Mathematical Sciences submission was ranked overall best in the UK.
    This is an exciting time for the Department. We have now moved...

  • Updated 29 Jul 2021 | 24 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 19 Jul 2021 | 94 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 12 Jul 2021 | 27 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Over the last decade, concerns about the power and danger of Artificial Intelligence have moved from the fantasy of “Terminator” to reality, and anxieties about killer robots have been joined by many others that are more immediate. Robotic systems threaten a massive disruption of employment and transport, while algorithms fuelled by machine learning on (potentially biased) “big data”...

  • Updated 06 Jul 2021 | 6 episodes | University Administration and Services (UAS)

    This annual lecture series celebrates the achievements of disabled people. The University is committed to establishing an inclusive environment, and we hope that this lecture series will be inspiring and empowering for everyone, particularly for our disabled staff and students. We hope that it will also increase understanding of the experiences of people living with a disability and of the...

  • Updated 02 Jul 2021 | 3 episodes | Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
  • Updated 02 Jul 2021 | 10 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    This conference aims to look at the present state of nuclear treaties and nuclear capabilities, consider future threats and opportunities, and assess public understanding and the role of civil society in determining future directions.
    An opportunity to learn facts and assess where the world is heading in this vital area for peace, conflict and international diplomacy.

  • Updated 25 Jun 2021 | 133 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    Public Lectures and Seminars from the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. The Oxford Martin School brings together the best minds from different fields to tackle the most pressing issues of the 21st century.

  • Updated 25 Jun 2021 | 2 episodes | Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

    The CPM is an innovative partnership between the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and St Anne’s College at the University of Oxford. The Centre contributes to facilitating a more individualised approach to healthcare by providing a focus for multidisciplinary collaboration; enhancing the educational experience of students, academics, clinicians and the public; and facilitating new...

  • Updated 17 Jun 2021 | 8 episodes | 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 17 Jun 2021 | 117 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 16 Jun 2021 | 9 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Thinking about applying for Modern Languages at university? Listen in on our conversations with Spanish tutors at Oxford to find out what's so fascinating about the literature they teach, why they love teaching it, and why they think you might love it too.

  • Updated 15 Jun 2021 | 2 episodes | St Antony's College

    The events about Russian literature and culture listed below were held under the auspices of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre at St Antony's College. The Centre was launched in 2003 to carry forward the work of the internationally renowned Russian and East European Studies Centre, established in 1953. The Centre is a major component of research on Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus and...

  • Updated 14 Jun 2021 | 63 episodes | Department of History of Art

    History of Art at the University of Oxford draws on a long and deep tradition of teaching and studying the subject. The core academic staff of the History of Art Department work on subjects from medieval European architecture to modern Chinese art. Over fifty associated academic staff (e.g. in Anthropology, Classics, History, Oriental Studies, and the Ruskin School of Drawing) include...

  • Updated 11 Jun 2021 | 2 episodes | Contemporary China Studies

    From the Cherwell to the Yangtze: The Oxford China Centre Alumni Podcast’, is a podcast where current Oxford Chinese studies undergraduates interview alumni of the China Centre to learn about where their relationship with Oxford and China has taken them since graduation.
    We hope our podcasts will bring inspiration to prospective students thinking of applying for Chinese at Oxford one day...

  • Updated 08 Jun 2021 | 132 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 07 Jun 2021 | 8 episodes | Department of Experimental Psychology

    Our Mental Wellness is a seminar series organised by the Experimental Psychology Department. The series aims to inform, dispel myths and generate discussion on a range of mental health topics. This is a great opportunity for students, staff and alumni to hear world-leading researchers from the University of Oxford share their expertise about mental health conditions and effective evidence-...

  • Updated 02 Jun 2021 | 28 episodes |

    Get the most out of life as a student in Oxford. A series of short talks and presentations aimed at students of the University.

  • Updated 28 May 2021 | 10 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    The Oxford/Berlin Creative Collaborations showcase ideas and research across the arts and humanities. We are drawing on expertise from the University of Oxford and Berlin University of the Arts, to combine established methodologies from the Humanities with new and exciting forms of artistic expression.
    Our encounters between researchers and artists from the Berlin University of the Arts...

  • Updated 25 May 2021 | 24 episodes | Faculty of Oriental Studies

    The Tibetan Graduates Studies Seminar (TGSS) is a weekly series of colloquia and guest lectures at the Oriental Institute.
    The intended purpose of the TGSS is to give MPhil and DPhil candidates a platform to present their work-in-progress and receive feedback from staff and affiliated scholars of the field.
    Additionally, the weekly time slot will also allow visiting scholars to...

  • Updated 24 May 2021 | 9 episodes | Worcester College

    We've been delighted by the recent number of Worcester Old Members who have been publishing books on a huge range of subjects, and so we thought you might like to hear a bit more from some of Worcester's writers - about their inspiration, their writing processes, and any memories of Worcester that have helped them in their literary careers. These episodes are the first in our new...

  • Updated 21 May 2021 | 95 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 21 May 2021 | 87 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...

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