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  • Updated 17 May 2024 | 20 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 17 May 2024 | 3 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Oxford Professor of Poetry 2023-27, American poet A.E. Stallings' work is known for sharp wit, inventiveness, and using classical references to talk about modern life. She studied Classics at University of Georgia and Oxford, and has published four collections of poetry, 'Archaic Smile', 'Hapax', and 'Olives', and most recently, 'Like', a finalist...

  • Updated 16 May 2024 | 9 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 16 May 2024 | 26 episodes | Department of Computer Science

    This series is host to episodes created by the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, one of the longest-established Computer Science departments in the country.

    The series reflects this department's world-class research and teaching by providing talks that encompass topics such as computational biology, quantum computing, computational linguistics, information...

  • Updated 14 May 2024 | 4 episodes | Department of Education

    Welcome to "Conversations in Med Ed," a podcast that explores the diverse world of health professions education and research. Each episode dives deeper into both excellent research (and recommendations for real world practice) and the people behind the research. We are interested in hearing the personal stories of researchers and their varied journeys into the field. As they reflect...

  • Updated 14 May 2024 | 161 episodes | Middle East Centre

    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 14 May 2024 | 7 episodes | Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG)

    Interested in science and the people behind the science? Looking for an informative, entertaining, thought-provoking and accessible read? Join Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft and her guests as they discuss their favourite popular science books, share their love of science and the books they consider most enjoyable and that offer something to everyone. Episodes will be published fortnightly...

  • Updated 10 May 2024 | 14 episodes | Voltaire Foundation

    The Voltaire Foundation is a world leader for eighteenth-century scholarship, publishing the definitive edition of the Complete Works of Voltaire (Œuvres complètes de Voltaire), as well as Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (previously SVEC), the foremost series devoted to Enlightenment studies, and the correspondences of several key French thinkers.

  • Updated 30 Apr 2024 | 20 episodes | Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)

    For several decades, researchers based at the University of Oxford have been addressing one of the most compelling human stories; why and how people move. Combining the expertise of the Centre on Migration Policy and Society, the Refugee Studies Centre, Border Criminologies in the Department of Law, the Transport Studies Unit in the School of Geography and the Environment, and scholars working...

  • Updated 30 Apr 2024 | 193 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 29 Apr 2024 | 20 episodes | Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

    Turning innovations into practical solutions for healthcare needs is an imperative – and one that can only become more urgent as demands on health systems increase. Our key focus in this series is the ‘downstream’ phases of translational health sciences – the human, organisational and societal issues that impact on the adoption, dissemination and mainstreaming of research discoveries.
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  • Updated 29 Apr 2024 | 31 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 23 Apr 2024 | 15 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 19 Apr 2024 | 2 episodes | Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

    בהסכית החדש של המרכז ללימודי יהדות מדברות המורה אסתר, והתלמידה אליסיה על השפה העברית, אנחנו לומדות אחת מהשנייה מילים חדשות ואיך באמת מדברים בישראל. A new podcast from the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. We speak in Hebrew and about Hebrew, where do words came from into Hebrew, how we say and why we say. Idioms, expressions and slang. Esther And Alicia talk about Where Yiddish...

  • Updated 17 Apr 2024 | 104 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...

  • Updated 12 Apr 2024 | 18 episodes | IT Services

    In this series we seek to rediscover film footage of Oxford’s past and make it available for public viewing. How has Oxford changed? How has it remained the same? What important events have happened at Oxford University? Each episode in the series makes use of archive films to explore when, where and how the films were taken, and what they can tell us about the history of the University, the...

  • Updated 11 Apr 2024 | 3 episodes | University Counselling Service

    This series of three podcasts aims to help you reflect on how you are feeling about your time abroad as an undergraduate at the University of Oxford, to prepare you for some of the ups and downs of culture shock, and to encourage you to do some contingency planning so that the whole experience goes as smoothly and enjoyably as possible.

    Cover art photo by Emanuela Picone on Unsplash

  • Updated 09 Apr 2024 | 5 episodes | Public Affairs Directorate

    The Vice-Chancellor’s Fire and Wire podcast series highlights University communities and brings interesting Oxford stories to you.

    In her Admission speech Professor Tracey said:

    'The Hebbian principle in neuroscience describes beneficial neuronal behaviour in the brain: if you fire together, you wire together. My goal is to fire and wire this great University more closely...

  • Updated 05 Apr 2024 | 207 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 28 Mar 2024 | 18 episodes | Department of Paediatrics

    Bringing you the facts, stories and people behind the science. This podcast series is dedicated to exploring the world of science by delving into the fascinating facts, stories, and people that make it all possible. With each episode, listeners can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the discoveries that shape our world, and to learn about the brilliant minds behind them.
    So, join...

  • Updated 28 Mar 2024 | 141 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 20 Mar 2024 | 26 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    In-depth yet accessible interviews with world-leading neuroscientists, exploring cutting edge techniques, challenges in the field, and how these researchers think not only about the brain but life in general. The conversations are accessible to anyone with an interest in science. CortexCast is the official podcast of the Oxford University Cortex Club, a student run society that connects local...

  • Updated 15 Mar 2024 | 36 episodes | Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

    The annual public Uehiro Lecture Series captures the ethos of the Uehiro Centre, which is to bring the best scholarship in analytic philosophy to bear on the most significant problems of our time, and to make progress in the analysis and resolution of these issues to the highest academic standard, in a manner that is also accessible to the general public. Philosophy should not only create...

  • Updated 15 Mar 2024 | 86 episodes | Department of Physics

    Learn about quantum mechanics, black holes, dark matter, plasma, particle accelerators, the Large Hadron Collider and other key Theoretical Physics topics. The Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics holds morning sessions consisting of three talks, pitched to explain an area of our research to an audience familiar with physics at about second-year undergraduate level.

  • Updated 28 Feb 2024 | 4 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    In a world facing multiple overlapping crises and wars, understanding how existing international institutions can tackle mounting global challenges is more crucial than ever. At Global Shocks, the podcast of the Oxford Martin Programme on Changing Global Orders, we enter the conversation with leading figures from the world’s major international organisations — from the International Committee...

  • Updated 27 Feb 2024 | 5 episodes | Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health

    The International Health and Tropical Medicine, IHTM, podcast series provides a platform to explore some of the emerging and recurrent themes in global health. Our goal is to enrich understanding in order to improve the ways we engage with one another in the global health space. The series draws on IHTM faculty, teachers and alumni, who are at the forefront of health, and we hope the podcasts...

  • Updated 22 Feb 2024 | 5 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    The COVID pandemic exposed the extent to which sleep is entwined with social conditions - sleep is highly dynamic and very little about sleep is unchangeable. For example, changed social conditions over the past 100 years appear to have had a marked impact upon key elements of sleep. Studies on circadian rhythms and sleep, along with historical insights, have shown that such changed societal...

  • Updated 22 Feb 2024 | 10 episodes | Department of Economics

    A series of conversations between researchers and collaborators about projects taking place at the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford.

  • Updated 21 Feb 2024 | 5 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    Munich, 1942. War rages across Europe. After nearly a decade of Nazi rule, Hitler is at the height of his power. Any form of opposition is unimaginably dangerous. Anyone who dares to oppose the regime risks imprisonment, deportation, and even death. To stand up and speak out would take incredible strength and courage. There were some willing to take that risk.

    Brought to you by SANSARA...

  • Updated 12 Feb 2024 | 13 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    This series of video podcasts highlights some of the key moments of the Translation and Medical Humanities conference which took place at the University of Oxford on 5-6 September 2023. This international conference explored, for the first time and in an interdisciplinary fashion, the interzone between translation studies and medical humanities; it invoked the role of the arts, humanities and...

  • Updated 12 Feb 2024 | 53 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Each lecture in this series focuses on a single play by Shakespeare, and employs a range of different approaches to try to understand a central critical question about it. Rather than providing overarching readings or interpretations, the series aims to show the variety of different ways we might understand Shakespeare, the kinds of evidence that might be used to strengthen our critical...

  • Updated 08 Feb 2024 | 43 episodes | Oxford University Development Office

    Welcome to Futuremakers from the University of Oxford, where our academics debate key issues for the future of society.

    Season Four: Futuremakers is back for a fourth season focusing on Brain and Mental Health. Hosted by Professor Belinda Lennox, hear Oxford experts talk to guests about the science behind the human brain and the wide-reaching impacts of mental health.

    Season...

  • Updated 08 Feb 2024 | 6 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    "Chaucer for Beginners" is a captivating conversational podcast series that delves into the life and enduring legacy of the renowned 14th century writer Geoffrey Chaucer. Hosted by a Chaucer expert, the series provides students with a comprehensive understanding of Chaucer's life and times, exploring the reasons behind the enduring relevance of his masterpiece, the Canterbury...

  • Updated 06 Feb 2024 | 3 episodes | Oxford Department of International Development

    The Skills for Young Lives Podcast takes a deep dive into the topic of children’s skills in the Global South. In a series of absorbing conversations with academic, policy and programme experts, Young Lives Director Cath Porter unpacks the latest research on how girls and boys develop skills throughout childhood and adolescence; how poverty, gender and global crises shape their experiences; and...

  • Updated 06 Feb 2024 | 264 episodes | Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

    The Oxford Anthropology Podcast brings together talks by internationally renowned scholars and cutting edge researchers. Their lectures explore a wide range of human experience and feature case studies from around the world.

    We are grateful to the speakers and staff and students from the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography who have made this podcast possible.

  • Updated 22 Jan 2024 | 5 episodes | Bodleian Library

    A self-destructive collaborative artist’s book by Kevin Begos Jr, William Gibson and Dennis Ashbaugh (1992)
    Held Thursday 18 and Friday 19 May 2023, Weston Library, Oxford
    Organised by Justine Provino, PhD Candidate, Jesus College, Cambridge with Bodleian Libraries Centre for the Study of the Book and the Cambridge Centre for Material Texts.

  • Updated 18 Jan 2024 | 305 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 12 Jan 2024 | 6 episodes | Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health

    The Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship podcast series provides a platform for entrepreneurs to share their vision on how innovation can help solve global health problems and what lessons these entrepreneurs have learnt during their journey. The series draws on the experience from health entrepreneurs around the world and will appeal to health leaders who believe that innovation can...

  • Updated 21 Dec 2023 | 107 episodes | Department of Physics

    The Department of Physics public lecture series. An exciting series of lectures about the research at Oxford Physics take place throughout the academic year. Looking at topics diverse as the creation of the universe to the science of climate change.

    Features episodes previously published as:
    (1) 'Oxford Physics Alumni': "Informal interviews with physics alumni at...

  • Updated 14 Dec 2023 | 6 episodes | Kellogg College

    David Nicholls was one of the most distinguished priest-scholars in the Church of England’s recent history. In his early years of ministry he was part of a dynamic movement of student chaplaincy which gathered around the charismatic figure of Gordon Phillips and the Church of Christ the King in London in the early 1960s. His subsequent years, as lecturer in Politics at the University of the...

  • Updated 13 Dec 2023 | 7 episodes | Bodleian Library

    The Bodleian Library in Oxford has books. Lots of books. But also books that don’t look like books. Books that self-destruct. Books that decay.
    Join librarian Jo Maddocks and conservator Alice Evans to explore the wonderful world of the Bodleian’s artists’ books and discover what makes a book a book.
    This podcast is for book lovers, book nerds and book makers.

    Brought to you...

  • Updated 11 Dec 2023 | 47 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 08 Dec 2023 | 157 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    Research in Medicine needs to ultimately translate into better treatment of patients. Researchers at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, collaborate to develop better care and improved preventive measures. Findings in the laboratory are translated into changes in clinical practice, from Bench to Bedside.

  • Updated 01 Dec 2023 | 10 episodes | Department of Plant Sciences

    Biology is the science of the 21st Century and everyone should know the fundamentals. In this series, Professor Lindsay Turnbull from the Department of Biology will guide you through key concepts, building a big picture of what Biology is all about. Based on her recent book, this video series is perfect for GCSE or A-level students, especially those looking for a University perspective.

  • Updated 24 Nov 2023 | 154 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 24 Nov 2023 | 51 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 26 Oct 2023 | 290 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 16 Oct 2023 | 7 episodes | Worcester College

    David Isaac, Worcester College's Provost, meets the people who make Worcester tick: students, staff and tutors.

  • Updated 05 Oct 2023 | 57 episodes | Saïd Business School

    The Future of Business podcast takes you inside Saïd Business School. Produced, edited and presented by a team of MBA students, this podcast takes you on a journey to explore the diverse range of sectors, stories, and students embedded in the Oxford MBA cohort and beyond, and how they will shape the future of business.

  • Updated 08 Sep 2023 | 11 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    A series of podcasts from Oxford University's 'Their Finest Hour' project. Led by the Faculty of English, this project aims to collect stories, objects, and memories around British involvement in the Second World War using Oxford's Community Collection Model (OCCM). The podcasts will cover what the project is about, how it works, what it is trying to achieve, but also will...

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