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  • Updated 05 Jun 2023 | 296 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 02 Jun 2023 | 80 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 02 Jun 2023 | 7 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 01 Jun 2023 | 18 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 24 May 2023 | 22 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 22 May 2023 | 67 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 22 May 2023 | 100 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 19 May 2023 | 10 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 19 May 2023 | 5 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 19 May 2023 | 288 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 15 May 2023 | 45 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 15 May 2023 | 5 episodes | Worcester College

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

  • 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 10 May 2023 | 56 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 May 2023 | 18 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 27 Apr 2023 | 9 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 26 Apr 2023 | 151 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 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 19 Apr 2023 | 5 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 19 Apr 2023 | 196 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 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 | 16 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 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 13 Mar 2023 | 139 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 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 03 Mar 2023 | 140 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 27 Feb 2023 | 8 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 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 16 Feb 2023 | 22 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 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.

  • Updated 23 Dec 2022 | 6 episodes | Mathematical Institute

    A podcast exploring the role of mathematics and statistics in cancer research – and the stories behind the people making it happen.

    Maths + Cancer is hosted by Dr Vicky Neale, a mathematician at the University of Oxford. Since March 2021, she has been receiving treatment for a rare form of cancer, prompting her to discover more about how her colleagues in the mathematical community are...

  • Updated 09 Dec 2022 | 5 episodes | Bodleian Library

    A podcast series that wanders into the Bodleian Library’s collection of artists’ books, pokes around a bit and asks ‘what’s all this then?’

    We will be talking to artists, makers, researchers and curators and pondering matters such as what makes a book a book, anyway? What happens if a book is made of something that decays? Are there any limits to what a library can collect? And, of...

  • Updated 05 Dec 2022 | 6 episodes | Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

    The UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator was a project to examine the ethical challenges faced during pandemics. It combined expertise from the Universities of Oxford, Bristol, Edinburgh, University College London, and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. This six-part podcast series is hosted by David Edmonds and covers some of the themes that emerged from the research.

  • Updated 28 Nov 2022 | 1 episode | Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

    The Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) at the University of Oxford aims to bridge the gap between laboratory neuroscience and human health, by performing multi-scale studies spanning from animal models through to human populations. WIN spans three departments in the University's Medical Sciences Division (Clinical Neuroscience, Psychiatry, and Experimental Psychology) and...

  • Updated 15 Nov 2022 | 11 episodes | Department of Social Policy and Intervention

    The Sidney Ball Memorial Lectures were established after the First World War in memory of Sidney Ball who was a philosophy fellow at St John's College, Oxford. Sidney Ball was both a political radical and 'an energetic university reformer' concerned that contemporary social and economic problems should be studied at Oxford.

  • Updated 08 Nov 2022 | 5 episodes | Mansfield College

    Mansfield hosts a lively and engaging series of free public talks, every Friday, during Oxford University term time. The Mansfield Public Talks are convened by College Principal, Helen Mountfield QC, and platform leading figures from varied fields, aimed at opening up ideas and debate in front of a wide audience. The talks are open to all and as such are an important element of the College’s...

  • Updated 17 Oct 2022 | 4 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Inaugural lectures from the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

  • Updated 04 Oct 2022 | 17 episodes | Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics

    Thinking Out Loud provides audio-podcasts based on a series of videos produced by Katrien Devolder in which she talks to leading philosophers from around the world on topics related to practical ethics. The podcast and videos are meant for a non-specialist audience. You can watch the videos on the Practical Ethics Channel. Katrien is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for...

  • Updated 13 Sep 2022 | 6 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    Gut Instinct: GI Research Update is a podcast that brings you the latest research in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition direct to your headphones. Hosts Tamsin Cargill and Michael FitzPatrick, gastroenterology doctors and researchers at the University of Oxford, talk you through recent clinical and translational research papers that have caught their eye, with clear explanations,...

  • Updated 05 Sep 2022 | 5 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    The Oxford Martin School Programme on the Future of Cooling focuses on understanding and shaping sustainable cooling solutions. We aim to make access to cooling just and equitable in a warming world. This podcast series intends to raise awareness on relevant topics around the future of cooling to a broad audience. These include the development of super-efficient energy technologies, the use of...

  • Updated 31 Aug 2022 | 3 episodes | University Museum of Natural History

    This series of three epic (length-wise ;-)) podcasts takes a close look at some fascinating and surprising objects in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. It is a kind of fringe-event to go hand in hand with the major redisplay happening at the Museum in 2022.

    Each podcast is a journey of discovery through the nooks and crannies of the Museum, talking to researchers and...

  • Updated 24 Aug 2022 | 18 episodes | Department of Education

    Research in the department is organised under themes which demonstrate our focus on learning across the life-course.

    Research Groups and Centres are nested within the themes and provide opportunities for research staff and higher degree students to obtain critical commentary on ongoing research, develop their research thinking and plan new research projects.

    As part of this...

  • Updated 23 Aug 2022 | 7 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 10 Aug 2022 | 1 episode | Oxford Energy Network

    The Oxford Energy Network connects researchers across the University of Oxford who are working to address the major technical, social, economic and policy challenges of providing secure, affordable and sustainable energy for all.

    Our energy podcasts include conversations with researchers from the University, introducing research findings to a wider audience. We also plan to talk with...