The Gomboc, the Turtle and the Evolution of Shape  Gabor Domokos 
Gabor Domokos gives a talk on his mathematical journey that led to the creation of the Gomboc, the shape which has just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium. 
Gábor Domokos 
1 July, 2015 

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 

Birth of an Idea: A Mathematical Adventure  Cedric Villani 
What goes on inside the mind of a mathematician? Where does inspiration come from? Cedric Villani, winner of the most prestigious prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal, explains the process. Inaugural Titchmarsh Lecture 2015. 
Cedric Villani 
12 March, 2015 

Why climate change action is difficult and how we can make a difference  David MacKay 
2014 Charles Simonyi Lecture with David MacKay. 
David MacKay 
4 December, 2014 

Forbidden Crystal Symmetry: Mathematics and architecture  Roger Penrose 
Worldrenowned mathematician Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford University, describes how crystalline symmetries are necessarily 2fold, 3fold, 4fold, or 6fold. 
Roger Penrose 
4 December, 2014 

What Maths Really Does: From modelling the brain to modelling the climate  Alain Goriely 
How has mathematics emerged over recent decades as the engine behind 21st century science? Alain Goriely looks at this question and more. 
Alain Goriely 
4 December, 2014 

The History of Mathematics in 300 Stamps  Robin Wilson 
The entire history of mathematics in one hour, as illustrated by around 300 postage stamps featuring mathematics and mathematicians from across the world. 
Robin Wilson 
3 December, 2014 

Big Data's Big Deal  Viktor MayerSchonberger 
Big Data promises to change all sectors of our economy, and deeply affect our society. 
Viktor MayerSchonberger 
20 November, 2014 

Medicine muddle  Encoding and Binary 
Given four bottles with indistinguishable liquid, one of which is a vital medicine, two containers and a test that can be done only once, how can you determine which of the the bottles contain the medicine? 
Thomas Woolley, William Binzi 
24 October, 2014 

Dim Sum  Coding efficiency 
In a restaurant where you can order tasting plates of 10 items, what is the smallest number of plates you can order to identify all 10 items on a menu? 
Thomas Woolley, William Binzi 
24 October, 2014 

Fix the Hotel Rooms  Topology 
By drawing on a piece of paper, can you connect three houses to three utilities (gas, electricity, water) without any of the lines crossing? 
Thomas Woolley, William Binzi 
24 October, 2014 

The Tiny Lift  Graphs 
How can you get three people to the upper floor of the hotel if two of them can never be left alone? 
Thomas Woolley, William Binzi 
24 October, 2014 

Hotel fire  Optimisation 
What is the quickest route to get from where you are standing, collect some water from a river and get to the hotel? 
Thomas Woolley, William Binzi 
24 October, 2014 

Bags mixup Logic and Decision Trees 
Three bags contain 2 tshirts or 2 hoodies or 1 hoodie and 1 tshirt, and none are labelled correctly. Can you tell which back belongs to whom by only taking one (random) item from one bag? 
Thomas Woolley, William Binzi 
24 October, 2014 

Late for the plane  Abstraction and Optimisation 
What is the quickest route between two points, if you can only cross the runways at a perpendicular? 
Thomas Woolley, William Binzi 
24 October, 2014 

Airport security  Trilinear Coordinates 
How do we measure out 100ml of a liquid using only containers taking quantities of 75ml, 125ml and 200ml? 
Thomas Woolley, William Binzi 
24 October, 2014 

Planning the tour  Abstraction and Graph Theory 
How do you construct a tour travelling between a number of different cities, but never using the same transport method between two cities more than once? 
Thomas Woolley, William Binzi 
24 October, 2014 

Love and Math 
A public lecture given by Edward Frenkel, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, talking around his bestselling book "Love and Math" followed by a conversation with Marcus du Sautoy and Q&A. 
Edward Frenkel, Marcus du Sautoy 
12 July, 2014 

Extra Time: Professor Sir Roger Penrose in conversation with Andrew Hodges  part one 
These two video sessions explore the development of Sir Roger Penrose's thought over more than 60 years, ending with his most recent theories and predictions. 
Roger Penrose, Andrew Hodges 
18 June, 2014 

Extra Time: Professor Sir Roger Penrose in conversation with Andrew Hodges  part two 
These two video sessions explore the development of Sir Roger Penrose’s thought over more than 60 years, ending with his most recent theories and predictions. 
Roger Penrose, Andrew Hodges 
18 June, 2014 

Sir Michael Atiyah, a Life in Mathematics 
In conversation with Paul Tod on the occasion of Sir Michael's 85th birthday conference. 
Paul, Tod, Michael Atiyah 
12 May, 2014 

James D Murray, reflections of a life in academia, in conversation with Phillip Maini 
Jim Murray is one of the leading mathematical biologists of our times. 
James D Murray, Phillip Maini 
2 April, 2014 

Why there are no threeheaded monsters, resolving some problems with brain tumours, divorce prediction and how to save marriages  James D Murray 
Professor James D Murray, Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford and Senior Scholar, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, gives the annual Hooke Lecture. 
James D Murray 
21 March, 2014 

Bryce McLeod, a Life in Mathematics In conversation with John Ball 
A portrait of the contribution that Bryce McLeod has made to mathematics over his career together with his recollections of formative people and events. 
Bryce McLeod, John Ball 
11 March, 2014 

Partial Differential Equations: Origins, Developments and Roles in the Changing World  GuiQiang George Chen 
Professor GuiQiang G. Chen presents in his inaugural lecture several examples to illustrate the origins, developments, and roles of partial differential equations in our changing world. 
GuiQiang George Chen 
15 January, 2014 

Prime Numbers  Richard Earl 
Dr Richard Earl of the Mathematical Institute, Oxford presents a talk about prime numbers. What they are and their role in internet security. 
Richard Earl 
15 January, 2014 

Computation and the Future of Mathematics  Stephen Wolfram 
Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha, gives a talk about the future of mathematics and computation. 
Stephen Wolfram 
15 January, 2014 

The Irrational, the chaotic and incomplete: the mathematical limits of knowledge  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 how much we can understand of the world through maths 
Marcus du Sautoy 
15 January, 2014 

The Secret Mathematicians: the connections between maths and the arts  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 the connections beween art and mathematics 
Marcus du Sautoy 
15 January, 2014 

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 January, 2014 

The Music of the Primes: a talk about the Riemann Hypothesis and primes  Marcus du Sautoy 
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk on 5th September 2013. 
Marcus du Sautoy 
14 January, 2014 

Maths in Music: The Secret Mathematicians  Marcus du Sautoy 
Professor Marcus du Sautoy (New College), Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, author and broadcaster gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. 
Marcus du Sautoy 
14 January, 2014 

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 
4 October, 2013 

Computation and the Future of Mathematics 
Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha, gives a talk about the future of mathematics and computation. 
Stephen Wolfram 
25 June, 2012 

The Romance of the Middle Ages 
Dr Nicholas Perkins talks about how romance functions as a genre in the middle ages, especially about how gifts and tokens were exchanged as signs of fidelity, specifically in Sir Orfeo, Sir Gawain, and King Horn. 
Nicholas Perkins 
21 June, 2012 
