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The Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) researches and informs key contemporary and emerging issues and processes of social, scientific, and technological change. We combine the highest standards of scholarship and relevance to pursue and disseminate timely research in the UK and worldwide. We collaborate with leading thinkers around the world and welcome them to Oxford as visiting researchers. We nurture early career researchers through research fellowships in our various programmes. InSIS is based at Oxford University's School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, one of the world's largest and most vibrant centres for teaching and research in the field. As an interdisciplinary institute, InSIS welcomes the participation of researchers from all departments of the University of Oxford in its research programmes and outreach activities.

# Episode Title Description People Date
11 Creative Commons Neurosociety part 5: what is it with the brain these days? Closing discussion Steve Woolgar and Paul Woulters give the final talk for the Neuroociety conference. Steve Woolgar, Paul Woulters 10 Mar 2011
10 Creative Commons Neurosociety part 3: The Social value of neurological reflexivity: decisions, and habits Jonathan Rowson (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) gives a talk for the Neurosociety conference. Jonathan Rowson 10 Mar 2011
9 Creative Commons Neurosociety part 2: Who do you think you are? Managing Personhood in a Neurobiological Age Nikolas Rose (BIOS Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science) gives a keynote speech for the Neurosociety conference. Nikolas Rose 10 Mar 2011
8 Neurosociety part 4: Constucting and reading neuroimages Kelly Joyce and Patricia Pisters give talks for the Neurosociety conference on the subject of reading neuroimages, MRI scans and how they are perceived and interpreted in films and popular culture. Chaired by Paul Martin. Kelly Joyce, Patricia Pisters, Paul Martin 10 Mar 2011
7 Creative Commons Neurosociety part 1: Welcome and Opening Remarks Steve Woolgar and Tanja Schneider (InSIS, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford) give the opening address for the Neurosociety conference. Steve Woolgar, Tanja Schneider 10 Mar 2011
6 Oxford Program for the Future of Cities Part 6: Resilience and adaptation in complex city systems James Simmie (Department of Planning, Oxford Brookes University) develops an evolutionary economics approach to adaptation and change in urban economies. James Simmie 15 Dec 2010
5 Creative Commons Oxford Program for the Future of Cities Part 2: Sustainable development and crime in the urban Caribbean David Howard (Lecturer in Sustainable Urban Development, University of Oxford) looks at larger concerns over social and spatial equity, conceptual approaches to sovereignty and the practical interpretation of sustainable forms of justice. David Howard 15 Dec 2010
4 Oxford Program for the Future of Cities Part 3: Global migration and the future of le droit à la ville Michael Keith (Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford) interrogates how we think about urban change and normative theory in cities experiencing high levels of international migration. Michael Keith 15 Dec 2010
3 Creative Commons Oxford Program for the Future of Cities Part 1: New business models for low-carbon cities Mark Hinnells (Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford) explores the impact of policy measures to deliver a low-carbon economy on the development of new business models for low-carbon cities. Mark Hinnells 16 Nov 2010
2 Oxford Program for the Future of Cities Part 4: Sustainable urban development to 2050 - complex transitions in the built environment of cities Tim Dixon (Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, Oxford Brookes University) looks at 'critical success factors' that need to be in place for cities to be more sustainable by 2050. Tim Dixon 16 Nov 2010
1 Oxford Program for the Future of Cities Part 5: The paralyzed frog, water supply services and sustainable cities Rob Hope (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford) gives a talk on institutional innovations and new financial models for sustainable water as part of a seminar series on the Future of Cities. Rob Hope 16 Nov 2010