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  • Updated 01 Dec 2023 | 8 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 29 Nov 2023 | 27 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 28 Nov 2023 | 9 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 28 Nov 2023 | 83 episodes | Department of Physics

    Members of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics host a morning of Theoretical Physics roughly three times a year on a Saturday morning. The mornings consist of three talks pitched to explain an area of our research to an audience familiar with physics at about the second-year undergraduate level and are open to all Oxford Alumni. Topics include Quantum Mechanics, Black Holes, Dark...

  • Updated 27 Nov 2023 | 14 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 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 23 Nov 2023 | 1 episode | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    The current Oxford Professor of Poetry (2023-2027), A.E. Stallings is an American poet who studied Classics at the University of Georgia and Oxford. She has published four collections of poetry, 'Archaic Smile', 'Hapax', and 'Olives', and most recently, 'Like', a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has published three verse translations, Lucretius'...

  • Updated 22 Nov 2023 | 22 episodes | Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG)

    In-depth but 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 14 Nov 2023 | 13 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 13 Nov 2023 | 24 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 13 Nov 2023 | 50 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 10 Nov 2023 | 303 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 09 Nov 2023 | 140 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 07 Nov 2023 | 16 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 02 Nov 2023 | 203 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 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 13 Oct 2023 | 6 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...

  • Updated 12 Oct 2023 | 103 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 10 Oct 2023 | 4 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 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 02 Oct 2023 | 261 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 19 Sep 2023 | 148 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 11 Sep 2023 | 41 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.


  • 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...

  • Updated 07 Sep 2023 | 18 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 25 Aug 2023 | 12 episodes | Wolfson College

    A podcast series that dives into the personal moments that shape our academic and professional lives.

    Host: Femke Gow, Head of Communications at Wolfson College

    Intro/Outro credit: Alessandro Zammataro, DPhil Medieval and Modern Languages (FT)

  • Updated 20 Aug 2023 | 7 episodes | Bodleian Library

    The symposium A New Power: Photography 1800-1850 (18 March 2023) presents recent research which considers the history of photographic invention and innovation in a truly global context and addresses the mid-19th-century history of photography through current critical concerns such as ecological change, imperial power, ethnicity and gender. The symposium was held at the Bodleian’s Weston...

  • Updated 01 Aug 2023 | 98 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    The Collecting COVID oral history project captures the University of Oxford's research response during an unprecedented time, revealing the professional and personal stories of a diverse range of individual researchers and teams. Since November 2021, science writer and broadcaster Georgina Ferry has interviewed researchers and support staff from across Oxford’s academic divisions,...

  • Updated 13 Jul 2023 | 10 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    The NDM recognises that public engagement is vital in order to educate, inform and build a relationship with the community. Our scientists are actively engaging in open discussion, and meeting people to debate, listen and learn.

  • Updated 16 Jun 2023 | 9 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Professor of Poetry Alice Oswald gives her lectures on poetry, language, literature, beauty and life every term.

    The Professor of Poetry lectures were conceived in 1708 by Berkshire landowner Henry Birkhead and began after he bequeathed some money so it could be a valuable supplement to the curriculum. He believed ‘the reading of the ancient poets gave keenness and polish to the minds...

  • Updated 14 Jun 2023 | 8 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 12 Jun 2023 | 20 episodes | Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

    Welcome to the Centre for Personalised Medicine podcast, where we explore the promises and pitfalls of personalised medicine and ask questions about the ethical and societal challenges it creates.

    The Centre for Personalised Medicine is a partnership between the University of Oxford’s Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics and St Anne’s College, Oxford. It is a communication, engagement...

  • Updated 05 Jun 2023 | 14 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 01 Jun 2023 | 8 episodes | Linacre College

    The Tanner Lectures on Human Values is a multiversity lecture series in the humanities, founded on July 1, 1978, at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, by the American scholar Obert Clark Tanner. In founding the lecture, he defined their purpose as follows:

    I hope these lectures will contribute to the intellectual and moral life of mankind. I see them simply as a search for a better...

  • Updated 01 Jun 2023 | 20 episodes | Bodleian Libraries

    The Lyell readership in bibliography at Oxford University is endowed by a bequest from James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (1871-1948), a solicitor, book collector and bibliographer. Each year since 1952, a distinguished scholar has been elected to deliver the lectures, usually six in number, on any topic of bibliography, broadly conceived.
    J.P.R. Lyell lived in Oxford and (on his retirement)...

  • Updated 18 May 2023 | 34 episodes | Department of History of Art

    The Slade Lectures, which were founded in pursuance of the will of Felix Slade in 1869, focused on art historical topics, as they continue to do so today. John Ruskin delivered his first lecture as the Slade Professor of Fine Art in 1870. The Slade Professorship in conjunction with the University's museums, libraries and college collections helped to foster a wider interest in the...

  • Updated 12 May 2023 | 10 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    How can the war in Ukraine inform our understanding of peace? Experts from the Oxford Network of Peace Studies -- from University of Oxford, United Nations, World Economic Forum and more -- explore the origins, impacts and lessons of the conflict for peacebuilding.

    'OxPeace', the Oxford Network of Peace Studies, is a multidisciplinary network to promote the study of peace,...

  • Updated 12 May 2023 | 1 episode | 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 20 Apr 2023 | 3 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    Investigating the relationship between magic and location/geography via folklore, history, archeology and literature, 'Magic and the Sense of Place' was a three-day conference held in 2022. The goal of the conference was to explore magic and the sense of place in four geographical locations – Britain, Northern Europe, Central Europe, and the Americas. Bringing together personnel from...

  • Updated 28 Mar 2023 | 12 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    Cities are often famous for their visual architecture – just think of the Oxford skyline – but how do they sound? The Oxford Sound Album presents a selection of favourite Oxford city soundscapes chosen by a group of people who rely on sound for spatial information, work with or study music, or both. We hear the friendly, warm tones in Radcliffe Square; the narrow, echoing sounds in Holywell...

  • Updated 23 Mar 2023 | 213 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    Running weekly during Term time, the Israel Studies Seminar is the primary setting for public discussions on a wide spectrum of issues relating to Israeli society, history, politics and culture in the University of Oxford. With an international list of speakers, it has been attracting much attention and a growing audience participation. The seminar is convened by Prof. Yaacov Yadgar, the...

  • Updated 22 Mar 2023 | 4 episodes | Wadham College

    A podcast from Wadham College, University of Oxford. Bringing you interviews, seminars, and stories from our community.

  • Updated 08 Mar 2023 | 12 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 24 Feb 2023 | 40 episodes | Faculty of Law

    Lectures on international law issues by eminent scholars, practitioners and judges of national and international courts. The lecture series is brought to you by the Public International Law Discussion Group, part of the Law Faculty of the University of Oxford, and is supported by the British Branch of the International Law Association and Oxford University Press. Further details of this series...

  • Updated 20 Feb 2023 | 4 episodes | Nuffield Department of Population Health

    Join Dr Sanjula Singh for conversations with world-leading scientists who tackle today’s biggest challenges in global health. Sanjula is a researcher at Oxford Population Health, University of Oxford.

  • Updated 09 Feb 2023 | 4 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    Practice Makes is the podcast for the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities Reimagining Performance Network (https://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/reimagining-performance-network). Each episode stages a discussion between a leading performance scholar and a theatre practitioner – actors, playwrights, directors and more — to crack...

  • Updated 31 Jan 2023 | 4 episodes | MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine

    The people behind the science at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Oxford.

    The MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (MRC WIMM) at the University of Oxford was founded in 1989 by Sir David Weatherall to foster research in molecular and cell biology, with the aim of improving human health. Through our excellent basic and applied research...

  • Updated 20 Jan 2023 | 9 episodes | Middle East Centre

    Welcome to Oxford Political Thought - the Oxford podcast where each week guest speakers working on Islam, politics, and history to discuss their cutting-edge research on political thought. Our guests will each speak for 20mins, one after the other and a Q&A discussion will follow. The series convenors are Professor Faisal Devji (St Antony's College, University of Oxford) and Dr Usaama...

  • Updated 17 Jan 2023 | 15 episodes | Middle East Centre

    Almanac is a student-run initiative at the University of Oxford. Every two weeks, a number of students sit down for an in-depth discussion about the region which has made history for thousands of years and continues to make headlines today.