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1 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Sir Pascal Soriot Sir Andrew Pollard talks to Sir Pascal Soriot, the CEO of AstraZeneca about their pandemic partnership to develop the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine. Over three billion vaccines have been delivered, saving six and a half million lives. Andrew Pollard, Pascal Soriot 27 Nov 2023
2 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Prof. Maheshi Ramasamy Andrew Pollard talks to Professor Maheshi Ramasamy about her pandemic work as a hospital consultant treating extremely sick patients in intensive care. They also discuss her research career in vaccines and infectious diseases. Maheshi Ramasamy, Andrew Pollard 21 Sep 2023
3 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Shabir Madhi Shabir Madhi Professor of Vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand,Johannesburg, South Africa discusses the effect of the global pandemic on Africa and his work on COVID-19 vaccines. Andrew Pollard, Shabir Madhi 07 Sep 2023
4 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Professor Adam Finn Sir Andrew and Professor Adam Finn discuss his work as paediatrician specialising in infectious diseases. They discuss the pandemic as it affected children and the different responses to the disease in adults and children. Andrew Pollard, Adam Finn 16 Aug 2023
5 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Sir Patrick Vallance Sir Andrew Pollard & Sir Patrick Vallance discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. He shares insights into his medical career and vital work during the pandemic as Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK government. Patrick Vallance, Andrew Pollard 20 Jul 2023
6 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Dame Sarah Gilbert Dame Sarah Gilbert, Professor of Vaccinology at Oxford University, talks about her life in science and her work with a talented and dedicated team at Oxford in developing and testing the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19. Sarah Gilbert 30 Jun 2023
7 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Dame Louise Richardson DBE FRSE Dame Louise Richardson, discusses navigating Oxford University through the tumultuous peak of the global pandemic and her career as an Irish political scientist whose expertise lies in the study of terrorism. Louise Richardson 23 Jun 2023
8 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Professor Neil Ferguson Sir Andrew Pollard's podcast features Professor Neil Ferguson, an expert in the mathematical modelling of infectious diseases. They discuss how mathematical models help understand disease transmission, vaccines, and immunity. Andrew Pollard, Neil Ferguson 28 May 2023
9 The Pandemic People: Fergus Walsh Journalist Fergus Walsh talks about covering disease outbreaks & his medical journalism career. Accuracy, fact-checking, and communicating complex scientific findings are important to him. He discusses this passion for reliable information with Sir Andrew Andrew Pollard, Fergus Walsh 19 May 2023
10 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Dame Jennifer Margaret Harries DBE Dame Jennifer Harries shares insights on her career, family influence, and managing public health threats with Sir Andrew Pollard. Highlights include Salisbury novichok incident preparedness, COVID19 response efforts. Andrew Pollard, Jennifer Harries 19 May 2023
11 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Professor Wendy Barclay In conversation with Sir Andrew Pollard, Professor Wendy Barclay, a renowned virologist, discusses viruses' crucial role in pandemics. Andrew Pollard, Wendy Barclay 17 Apr 2023
12 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Sir John Irving Bell Sir Andrew Pollard & Sir John Bell discuss COVID-19 pandemic in China, Oxford Univ. & AstraZeneca's vaccine efforts. Bell highlights global response, data sharing, Oxford's vaccine expertise & diagnostic testing. Andrew Pollard, John Bell 16 Apr 2023
13 Creative Commons The Pandemic People: Dame Catherine Elizabeth Bingham Kate Bingham, a British venture capitalist, discussed her role in the UK's COVID-19 vaccine rollout and her leadership of the vaccine task force and the importance of diplomacy in the global fight against COVID-19. Andrew Pollard, Kate Bingham 15 Apr 2023
14 Book talk: 'Cogs and Monsters: what economics is and what it should be' with Prof Diane Coyle Diane Coyle and Ian Goldin discuss Diane's new book 'Cogs and Monsters' and how economics can face the challenges of technological change. Diane Coyle, Ian Goldin 25 Nov 2021
15 Strasbourg on Compulsory Vaccination Professor Paul Gragl, European Law at the University of Graz, Austria, gives a talk for the Public International Law seminar series. Paul Gragl 25 Oct 2021
16 War on Bodies Moral Immunity and the Psychopolitics of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Iran Dr Orkideh Behrouzan (SOAS University of London), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre seminar series on 21st May 2021, chaired by Edmund Herzig (Faculty of Oriental Studies). Discussant: Dr Maziyar Ghiabi (University of Exeter). Orkideh Behrouzan, Edmund Herzig, Maziyar Ghiabi 17 Jun 2021
17 Book Launch: 'Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World' In the book launch for Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World, Ian Goldin, Author, and Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable, will discuss how the pandemic provides a unique opportunity to tackle today’s challenges. Ian Goldin, Nik Gowing 16 Jun 2021
18 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
19 Michael Parker and the COVID-19 response St Cross College Fellow Michael Parker is Professor of Bioethics, Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and of the Ethox Centre, all at the University of Oxford. Michael Parker, Stanley Ulijaszek 01 Feb 2021
20 Rana Mitter and the implications of COVID-19 for China St Cross College Fellow Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford, in a conversation with Stanley Ulijaszek about China and the COVID-19 pandemic. Rana Mitter, Stanley Ulijaszek 01 Feb 2021
21 Smallpox, and Jenner Welcome to the eighteenth century, at a point when Europe is going through another major smallpox outbreak, a disease that by this point has been plaguing populations around the globe for centuries. Peter Millican, Claas Kirchhelle, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 01 Dec 2020
22 The Great Plague in the final plague episode of the series, Professor Peter Millican talks to his guests about the last major outbreak of this horrific disease in seventeenth-century England. Peter Millican, Paul Slack, Emma Smith, Kees Windland 01 Dec 2020
23 The Black Death Professor Peter Millican arrives in the fourteenth century and meets history's most notorious plague outbreak. Peter Millican, Samuel Cohn, Blanche Oguti 01 Dec 2020
24 The Plague of Justinian Welcome to the Eastern Roman Empire in the sixth century. This time, Professor Peter Millican discusses a plague that historians and medical experts agree was likely the first plague pandemic humanity experienced. Peter Millican, Michael McCormick, Abigail Buglass 01 Dec 2020
25 Athens: the first plague? Join Professor Peter Millican in 5th century Athens, a crowded city in the midst of a siege, where a devastating disease had just erupted. Peter Millican, Tim Rood, Brian Angus, Blanche Oguti 01 Dec 2020
26 Creative Commons Apocalymbo: Trickster Politics in the Age of the Pandemic (and Other Crises) Walter Armbrust (St Antony’s College, Oxford), author of Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution (2019), gives a talk for the Middle East Centre Friday Seminar Series on 20th November 2020. Walter Armbrust, Michael Willis 25 Nov 2020
27 Creative Commons Cycling to Archaeology! From Thames-side ruins and forgotten stone circles to Ridgeway hillforts and Roman villas, Oxfordshire is abundant in archaeological riches. Nathaniel Erb-Satullo 14 Oct 2020
28 Fair Access to Covid-19 Treatment in Mexico Philosopher César Palacios-González talks about how corruption and racism in Mexico created serious hurdles for developing federal guidelines for deciding who gets to access scarce medical resources. César Palacios-González, Katrien Devolder 08 Jul 2020
29 Creative Commons Welcome to Teddie Cast, the podcast of the Oxford Critical Theory Network (TORCH) In our very first episode, our host and network convenor Lillian Hingley (DPhil English, Oxford) reflects upon her thoughts in lockdown. Lillian Hingley 19 May 2020
30 Translating Illness: The Case of COVID-19 Marta Arnaldi (Principal Investigator, Translating Illness, Oxford) in conversation with author Nicola Gardini (Oxford). Marta Arnaldi, Nicola Gardini 15 May 2020
31 Creative Commons Twitter-based early warning and risk communication of the swine flu pandemic in 2009 (Knowledge Exchange Seminar) Patty Kostkova discusses Twitter-based early warning and risk communication of the 2009 swine flu pandemic during a seminar on quantitative methods in social media research held at the OII on 26 September 2012. Patty Kostkova 02 Jan 2013