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1 Trailer: Global Shocks In a world facing multiple overlapping crises and wars, understanding how existing international institutions can tackle mounting global challenges is more crucial than ever. Jan Eijking 31 Jan 2024
2 Decolonisation Dilemmas: Challenges for University Leadership ASC and Oxford Africa Society special lecture with Dr Max Price, former Vice Chancellor of UCT. Max Price 13 Jul 2019
3 Creative Commons Digital transformation - the organisation challenges Introduction by Richard Sambrook Lucy Küng 09 Feb 2017
4 The State of the Archives in the UK and the Challenges Ahead A talk delivered by Clem Brohier at the Anybook Oxford Libraries Conference 2015 - Adapting for the Future: Developing Our Professions and Services, 21st July 2015. Clem Brohier 15 Sep 2015
5 Incredible Machines: Conclusion Dr Ashley Shepherd concludes the Incredible Machines series by explaining what makes her the most excited about working as a scientist in the Department of Chemistry. Ashley Shepherd 19 Jun 2014
6 Creative Commons What will buildings of the future look like? There's a lot that we can learn from the past, using modern materials and approaches, that will improve the design and functionality of new buildings. Steve Rayner 20 Aug 2012
7 Creative Commons What will be the pros and cons of city life in the future? As populations increasingly migrate to city centres there are many factors that improve lifestyle - less pollution, fewer road accidents, easier access to medical care. But city infrastructure could do with a rethink says Professor Steve Rayner. Steve Rayner 20 Aug 2012
8 Creative Commons How can nanotechnology address medical problems? Microscopes with nanometer resolution can test the mechanical properties of cells. Nanoscale 'scaffolds' that mimic the cellular matrix of cells in the body can help regenerate tissue, improve healing mechanisms, and even train the immune system. Sonia Contera 20 Aug 2012
9 Creative Commons Why is biodiversity so important for humanity? The biological diversity of life on earth provides all that is essential to the planet as we know it. But there are pressures on that biodiversity, including changing land use and global warming. Katherine Willis 20 Aug 2012
10 Creative Commons How serious is the threat of a future flu pandemic? Professor Angela McLean, Co-Director, Institute for Emerging Infections advises caution, preparation and fast decision-making in anticipation of the threat of a serious pandemic. Angela McClean 20 Aug 2012
11 Creative Commons How serious is our exposure to dangerous infections? The world has become a safer place because of vaccines but does our increasing connectivity mean the world is getting riskier in terms of our exposure to serious infections? By Professor Adrian Hill, Co-Director, Institute for Vaccine Design. Adrian Hill 20 Aug 2012
12 Creative Commons Can we create vaccines fast enough for a future pandemic? An exploration of how to get from vaccine development to vaccine delivery in time to deal with a health scare such as a fast-moving global pandemic. By Professor Adrian Hill, Co-Director, Institute for Vaccine Design. Adrian Hill 20 Aug 2012
13 Creative Commons How can ideas change the world? Interview with Professsor Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School. Ian Goldin 20 Aug 2012
14 Creative Commons How can stem cells help in the treatment of cancer? One of the flipsides of ageing is cancer, characterised by cells that do not age. What can stem cell research learn from cancer cells to help prevent the degenerative illnesses associated with ageing? Colin Goding 20 Aug 2012
15 Creative Commons What are stem cells and why are they important for the future of medicine? An explanation of how stem cells could transform medical practice, from treating the diseases of ageing to finding a cure for cancer by Professor Colin Goding, Co-Director, Oxford Stem Cell Institute. Colin Goding 20 Aug 2012