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1 Innovation and spinouts Mairi Gibbs, Chief Operating Officer at Oxford University Innovation and Lilly Bussmann, Principal at Oxford Science Enterprises, join Professor Irene Tracey for the latest podcast in this series to discuss innovation at Oxford. Irene Tracey, Mairi Gibbs, Lilly Bussmann 02 Feb 2024
2 Fire and Wire in the Garden Irene speaks to Dr Chris Thorogood, the Head of Science at Oxford Botanic Garden, about the past, present and future of this extraordinary institution. Irene Tracey, Chris Thorogood 02 Feb 2024
3 Wellbeing in the workplace Professor Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Director of Oxford's Wellbeing Research Centre, speaks to Irene about why wellbeing matters in the workplace. He also discusses some of the latest research findings coming out of the Wellbeing Research Centre. Irene Tracey, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve 02 Feb 2024
4 Women in STEM Irene speaks to DPhil student Misha Patel and  Professor Sonia Antoranz Contera . They touch on their pathways into science as women, the importance of networks and what direction their work will take next. Irene Tracey, Misha Patel, Sonia Antoranz Contera 02 Feb 2024
5 Recruiting March of the Oxfordshire Women's Land Army 1918 This film was made in April 1918 as a recruitment tool by the government's Women's War department. Peter Robinson 08 Mar 2023
6 Oxford 1918 - Then and Now In this episode we compare and contrast locations in and around Oxford from 1918, and the present day. Peter Robinson 08 Mar 2023
7 Oxford - Work, Rest and Play In this episode we look at social history scenes from various archive films showing Oxford at work, rest and play. Peter Robinson 08 Mar 2023
8 Creative Commons 7 - Pedr Charlesworth OxBikes founder Pedr Charlesworth on cycling, adventure and, well... more cycling! Pedr Charlesworth 17 Feb 2023
9 6 - Professor Tarje Nissen-Meyer Geophysics Professor Tarje Nissen-Meyer talks about balancing (or not) a busy academic career and family life when you're deeply passionate about both. Professor Tarje Nissen-Meyer 24 Jan 2023
10 Creative Commons Sarah Bonnell students interview ISMRM researchers, spring 2022 Students from the Sarah Bonnell secondary school for girls in East London interview researchers attending the annual conference of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). Pete Lally, Jonny O'Muircheartaigh, Chiara Casella, Sharon Geva 28 Nov 2022
11 5 - Shaharzad Akbar Human rights in Afghanistan - a feminist journey Shaharzad Akbar 22 Nov 2022
12 4 - Dr Natasha Robinson Post-doc researcher and education consultant Natasha Robinson talks about cultural identity, feminist turmoil in relationships and the constant fluctuation between drive and angst in academic work. Dr Natasha Robinson 26 Oct 2022
13 3 - Mary Adeyemo Winner of a Vice-Chancellor's Diversity Award talks faith, loss, and culture shock Mary Adeyemo 09 Oct 2022
14 Creative Commons 2 - Tom Brennan Playwright and producer lands at Wolfson as Creative Arts Fellow for his first foray into the world of Oxford Tom Brennan 21 Sep 2022
15 1 - Dame Hermione Lee Our first and so far only female president - heroes, milestones and 17 year old blunders Hermione Lee 21 Sep 2022
16 Creative Commons Emma Smith interviews Shahnaz Ahsan Shahnaz Ahsan is Emma's guest to discuss her debut novel, Hashim & Family. They talk about Bangladesh, about the personal and the political, and about the classroom experience that has seared itself into her fiction. Emma Smith, Shahnaz Ahsan 17 Dec 2021
17 Creative Commons Emma Smith interviews Alex Preston Emma Smith chats with Alex Preston about Hertford, his career in finance, bees, and his new historical novel Winchelsea - Emma also teases Alex about the label of Mr Nice Review in Private Eye. Emma Smith, Alex Preston 17 Dec 2021
18 Creative Commons Emma Smith interviews Claire McGowan Memories, genre fiction and writing under a different pen name are all on the agenda for this podcast with Northern Irish crime author Claire McGowan (and her alter ego Eva Woods). Emma Smith, Claire McGowan 17 Nov 2021
19 Episode 2 - Cindy Yu, Broadcast Editor In this episode we speak to Cindy Yu, Broadcast Editor at the Spectator about her childhood experiences in China, her best moments in Oxford and what she does in her job today at the Spectator. Cindy Yu, Ailsa Brown, Sahil Shah, Tomás Sergeant 11 Jun 2021
20 A subject ‘for Honours men’: women in the early School of Geography A look at early women geography students at Oxford Elizabeth Baigent 02 Mar 2021
21 Women of the Bodleian: personal stories behind progressive steps A look at the early women librarians of the Bodleian Library Anne Lawrence 02 Mar 2021
22 The most woman-studentish? Somerville College and student life A look at early women students at Somerville College Oxford Mo Moulton 02 Mar 2021
23 All but absent from history? Women in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Womens roles in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Jane Garnett 02 Mar 2021
24 ‘Must it be a man?’: the women who helped to make the Oxford English Dictionary Peter Gilliver discusses the contribution women made to the Oxford English Dictionary Peter Gilliver 02 Mar 2021
25 Women workers at OUP A look back at women who worked at the Oxford University Press. Delivered by Peter Gilliver on behalf of Martin Maw Martin Maw, Peter Gilliver 02 Mar 2021
26 History, politics, and Anecdotes with Eugene Rogan Piotr Schulkes and Eugene Rogan discuss the importance of history in contemporary Middle Eastern politics, how the West discusses the region, and a number of stories from Rogan’s time at Oxford. Piotr Schulkes, Eugene Rogan 22 Feb 2021
27 Silences Silences explores what we mean by silence and what silence means to us. Interweaving silences, sounds and voices, it reveals the rich pleasures and mysteries of experiences without noises or words. Kate McLoughlin, Ariane Jeßulat, Sylee Gore, Thorsten Weigelt 11 Feb 2021
28 Coronavirus and ‘Disease X’ Professor Peter Millican interviews the Oxford scientists working at the forefront of research into Disease X Peter Millican, Sarah Gilbert, Peter Horby, Jimmy Whitworth 14 Jan 2021
29 Ebola Professor Peter Millican begins the final episode of this series in 2014, at the onset of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Peter Millican, Kevin Decock, Katie Ewer, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
30 HIV/AIDS In the ninth episode of our History of Pandemics season, Professor Peter Millican leaves the perils of influenza behind, only to discover an entirely new virus: HIV. Peter Millican, Harold Jaffe, John Frater, Kevin Decock 14 Jan 2021
31 The 'Spanish' Flu Professor Peter Millican arrives in the twentieth century, during the last years of the Great War, to a pandemic which you may have read a lot about during the early coverage of our current COVID outbreak. Peter Millican, John Oxford, Brian Angus, Claas Kirchhelle 14 Jan 2021
32 'Russian' Flu: the pandemic that wasn't? In this episode, Professor Peter Millican discusses a controversial outbreak... Peter Millican, Julia Mannherz, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus 14 Jan 2021
33 Cholera Professor Peter Millican makes it to the nineteenth century to discuss the achievements of John Snow Peter Millican, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 14 Jan 2021
34 Liz Woolley on 'Lord Nuffield and the city of Oxford' Local historian, Liz Wooley, takes a closer look at the role Lord Nuffield played in changing the city of Oxford's physical and social landscape. Liz Wooley 30 Nov 2020
35 Dr Dexnell Peters on 'Politician Scholar: Dr Eric Williams' Dr Dexnell Peters, Bennett Boskey Fellow in Atlantic History at Exeter College, reflects on the life and enduring legacy of eminent historian, Dr Eric Williams. Dexnell Peters 30 Nov 2020
36 How Much Does The Planet Matter? OSEF 2020 Food and Environment Panel Emilie Vanpoperinghe, Benjamina Bollag, Daniel Holod 20 Jul 2020
37 Jewish Treasures from Oxford Libraries Join Rebecca Abrams in conversation with Samuel Fanous to discuss her riveting and beautiful new book, edited with César Merchan-Hamann, Jewish Treasures from Oxford Libraries. You can purchase the book https://bodleianshop.co.uk/products/jewish-treasures Rebecca Abrams, Samuel Fanous 08 Jun 2020
38 Diana Wynne Jones A brief introduction to the writer Diana Wynne Jones. Gabriel Schenk 12 May 2020
39 Re-Enchanted: The Rise of Children’s Fantasy Literature in the Twentieth Century A guest lecture by Dr Maria Cecire (Bard College) discussing children's fantasy literature. Maria Cecire 12 May 2020
40 M&A - Past, present and the future We sit down with Timothy Galpin, Academic director of the MBA program at Said Business School, consultant to numerous boards and senior management, and an author to discuss what drives M&A, the hiccups and the waves of M&A over the years. Timothy Galpin 12 May 2020
41 Oxford at War in 1944 In this 2nd episode, we collate rare colour Oxfordshire footage shot in 1944 by US airforce officers. Film clips concentrate on the social life in Oxford city centre, Wallingford, Dorchester, Abingdon and surrounding villages. Peter Robinson 07 May 2020
42 Creative Commons Christian Sahner Islamic Historian Christian Sahner in conversation with Stanley Ulijaszek christian sahner, Stanley Ulijaszek 16 Dec 2019
43 Creative Commons Network-based learning for understanding collective human behaviour One in a series of talks from the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS), which took place in Oxford, 2019. Xiaowen Dong 08 Nov 2019
44 Creative Commons Statistical concepts: A framework for research One in a series of talks from the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS), which took place in Oxford, 2019. Sir David Cox 08 Nov 2019
45 Creative Commons Eliciting Data in Challenging Intercultural Settings One in a series of talks from the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS), which took place in Oxford, 2019. Sonja Vogt 08 Nov 2019
46 Creative Commons Advances in Computational and Experimental Social Sciences One in a series of talks from the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS), which took place in Oxford, 2019. Ray Duch 08 Nov 2019
47 Creative Commons Workshop on non-probability surveys One in a series of talks from the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS), which took place in Oxford, 2019. Roberto Cerina 08 Nov 2019
48 Creative Commons Computational Text Analysis (part 2) One in a series of talks from the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS), which took place in Oxford, 2019. Taylor Brown 08 Nov 2019
49 Creative Commons Computational Text Analysis (part 1) One in a series of talks from the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS), which took place in Oxford, 2019. Taylor Brown 08 Nov 2019
50 Creative Commons Digital trace data (part 2) One in a series of talks from the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS), which took place in Oxford, 2019. Ridhi Kashyap 08 Nov 2019
51 Creative Commons Digital trace data (part 1) One in a series of talks from the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS), which took place in Oxford, 2019. Ridhi Kashyap 08 Nov 2019
52 Creative Commons Mapping human populations and mobility in low and middle income countries for malaria elimination. One in a series of talks from the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS), which took place in Oxford, 2019. Nick Ruktanonchai 08 Nov 2019
53 Creative Commons John Barnden - Consciousness, metacausation and metadynamism One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. John Barnden 13 Oct 2019
54 Creative Commons Pedro Mediano - Moving beyond integration and differentiation in measures of neural dynamics One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Pedro Mediano 13 Oct 2019
55 Creative Commons Inês Hipólito - Generative models of the mind: neural connections and cognitive integration One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Inês Hipólito 13 Oct 2019
56 Creative Commons Gustav Bernroider - Neural sense relations and consciousness: a diagrammatic approach One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Gustav Bernroider 13 Oct 2019
57 Creative Commons Marc Ebner - A communication-based model of consciousness One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Marc Ebner 13 Oct 2019
58 Creative Commons Diana Stanciu - An ESR model of consciousness One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Diana Stanciu 13 Oct 2019
59 Creative Commons Aïda Elamrani - Inputs, outputs, and meta-models One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Aïda Elamrani 13 Oct 2019
60 Creative Commons Chetan Prakash - Structure Invention by Conscious Agents One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Chetan Prakash 13 Oct 2019
61 Creative Commons Quanlong Wang - Modelling consciousness divisions in ZW-calculus One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Quanlong Wang 13 Oct 2019
62 Creative Commons Pierre Baudot - Information cohomology and probabilistic topos for consciousness modeling: from elementary perception to machine learning One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Pierre Baudot 13 Oct 2019
63 Creative Commons Paul Baird - A model for perceptual states One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Paul Baird 13 Oct 2019
64 Creative Commons Mauro D’Ariano - Awareness: an operational theoretical approach One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Mauro D’Ariano 13 Oct 2019
65 Creative Commons Anita Mehta - Chasing memories One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Anita Mehta 13 Oct 2019
66 Creative Commons Ramón Guevara Erra - Statistical mechanics of consciousness: maximization of information content of neuronal networks is associated with conscious awareness One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Ramón Guevara Erra 13 Oct 2019
67 Creative Commons Michael Silberstein - Quantum mechanics and the consistency of conscious experience One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Michael Silberstein 13 Oct 2019
68 Creative Commons Yakov Kremnitzer - Quantum collapse models and awareness One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Yakov Kremnitzer 13 Oct 2019
69 Creative Commons Adrian Kent - Searching for Physical Models of the Evolution of Consciousness One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Adrian Kent 13 Oct 2019
70 Creative Commons Ian Durham - Toward a formal model of free will One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Ian Durham 13 Oct 2019
71 Creative Commons Peter Lloyd - Automata-theoretic approach to modelling consciousness within mental monism One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Peter Lloyd 13 Oct 2019
72 Creative Commons Tim Palmer - Creativity and Consciousness: A Consequence of the Brain’s Extraordinary Energy Efficiency? One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Tim Palmer 13 Oct 2019
73 Creative Commons Jonathan Mason - Expected Float Entropy Minimisation: A Relationship Content Theory of Consciousness One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Jonathan Mason 13 Oct 2019
74 Creative Commons Aaron Sloman - Why current AI and neuroscience fail to replicate or explain ancient forms of spatial reasoning and mathematical consciousness? One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Aaron Sloman 13 Oct 2019
75 Creative Commons Pedro Resende - Sketches of a mathematical theory of qualia One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Pedro Resende 13 Oct 2019
76 Creative Commons Peter Grindrod - Large scale simulations of information processing within the human cortex: what “inner life” occurs? One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Peter Grindrod 13 Oct 2019
77 Creative Commons Camilo Miguel Signorelli - Consciousness interaction, from experiments to a multi-layer model One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Camilo Miguel Signorelli 13 Oct 2019
78 Creative Commons Sean Tull - Generalised integrated information theories One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Sean Tull 13 Oct 2019
79 Creative Commons Stuart Hameroff - Anesthetic action on quantum terahertz oscillations in microtubules supports the Orch OR theory of consciousness One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Stuart Hameroff 13 Oct 2019
80 Creative Commons Sir Roger Penrose - AI, Consciousness, Computation, and Physical Law One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Roger Penrose 13 Oct 2019
81 Creative Commons Xerxes Arsiwalla - Computing Meaning from Conceptual Structures in Integrated Information Theory One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Xerxes Arsiwalla 13 Oct 2019
82 Creative Commons Adam Barrett - Integrated information theory: a perspective on `weak’ and `strong’ versions One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Adam Barrett 13 Oct 2019
83 Creative Commons Johannes Kleiner - On the Mathematical Basis of Models of Consciousness One in a series of talks from the 2019 Models of Consciousness conference. Johannes Kleiner 13 Oct 2019
84 Early childhood development – A blue ocean opportunity? This talk was recorded as part of the Future of Business Series. Tarun Varma, Laura White and Puja Balachander 11 Jun 2019
85 Episode 7: Living Absences In this conversation with Trinidadian Scottish poet Vahni Capildeo, author of Venus as a Bear (2018), we explore the layered, polyphonous histories of the places we pass through and inhabit. Vahni Capildeo, Adriana X Jacobs 07 Jun 2019
86 Creative Commons Future of workspaces, connected devices and smart cities We interviewed Vanessa Lee Butz, CEO and Founder of District Technologies to understand what smart cities are and what the connected future would look like? Vanessa Lee Butz 29 Apr 2019
87 Student Access to Colleges at the University of Oxford Seminar led by a panel of heads of colleges and senior tutors to discuss Oxford's student selection process Ivor Crewe, Helen King, Alan Rusbridger, Maggie Snowling 07 Mar 2019
88 QUADcast episode 1: Careers - an interview with Jonathan Black, Director of the Careers Service. In this episode, Richard and Tabitha visit Jonathan Black, Director of the Careers Service here at the University to talk about the benefits our alumni can still receive from the service. Jonathan Black 03 Dec 2018
89 A Celebration of the Centenary of the Birth of Olive Gibbs 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, the act which gave women the vote. Susanna Pressel, Liz Woolley, Bruce Kent, Simon Gibbs 26 Feb 2018
90 Creative Commons Who Voted for Brexit? An evening with special guest speakers on the subject of Brexit. Andrew Oswald, Danny Dorling, Johanna Waters 22 Feb 2018
91 VoxPop 2: Christmas Episode 2 of VoxPop, the Oxford Classics Podcast Gail Trimble, Emma Searle, Jas Elsner, Dominic Dalglish 05 Jan 2018
92 VoxPop 1: Ovid 2000 Episode 1 of VoxPop, where we explore the works and influence of the Roman poet Ovid, 2000 years after his death. Qasim Alli, Marchella Ward, Oren Margolis, Jim Harris 20 Dec 2017
93 Creative Commons Possible Futures Alexandra Alvergne and Nicholas Márquez-Grant introduce Possible Futures, an event held at the Oxford University Natural History Museum on 3 November 2016 that celebrated the relaunch of Biological Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Alexandra Alvergne, Nicholas Márquez-Grant 15 Sep 2017
94 How fast is Greenland moving? Greenland has some many fascinating facts like it’s the world's largest island, it belongs to Denmark, it actually isn’t that green but mostly covered in ice. But did you know that Greenland is actually on the move? Ian Hewitt 31 Aug 2017
95 Exploring the next generation digital learning environments Chuck Severance, University of Michigan, looks at Learning Management Systems and what comes next. D Charles Severance 13 Jul 2017
96 Complexity in our multiple identities: the 2017 Disability Lecture University of Oxford Annual Disability Lecture Dan Holloway, Torø Graven, Rebecca Surender, Marie Tidball 10 Jul 2017
97 Should I take a selfie with a wild animal? Travel companies around the world profit from some of the cruellest types of wildlife tourist attractions on earth. Tom Moorhouse 11 Apr 2017
98 Inequality, Obesity and Oxford: how to reduce car dependence Danny Dorling gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 2nd February 2017. Danny Dorling 28 Feb 2017
99 Creative Commons Zoe de Toledo, Olympic silver medalist (St Catherine’s, 2010) Zoe de Toledo shares her extraordinary experiences of coxing at the highest levels, and her love of studying at Oxford in this podcast. Zoe de Toledo 10 Feb 2017
100 What would life be like if Parasitoid Wasps didn’t exist? Our Festive episode of our Oxford Sparks podcast follows the traditional Christmas story of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. Christopher Jeffs 14 Dec 2016