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  • Updated 20 Jun 2022 | 7 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 10 Jun 2022 | 11 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    OxPeace Conference 2022: Who Builds Peace? The Relationships between International, National, Regional, and Local Levels in Peacebuilding. The fourteenth annual OxPeace day conference.

  • Updated 09 Jun 2022 | 41 episodes | Department of Statistics

    The Department of Statistics at Oxford is a world leader in research including computational statistics and statistical methodology, applied probability, bioinformatics and mathematical genetics. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Oxford's Mathematical Sciences submission was ranked overall best in the UK.
    This is an exciting time for the Department. We have now moved...

  • Updated 31 May 2022 | 33 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 31 May 2022 | 97 episodes | Pembroke College

    The Changing Character of War Centre (CCW) is an Interdisciplinary research centre for the study of current armed conflict. We are part of the University of Oxford, based at Pembroke College and the Department of Politics and International Relations. We bring together scholars from several disciplines and build connections with many institutions around the world. In addition to a number of...

  • Updated 30 May 2022 | 5 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 24 May 2022 | 15 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 17 May 2022 | 14 episodes | Faculty of History

    The University of Oxford’s ‘How Epidemics End' project examines the ways in which epidemics have ended across previous eras and locations. Join researchers as they explain how they study epidemics and their endings.

    The project 'How Epidemics End' is based at Oxford's Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology and Oxford's Centre for Global...

  • Updated 17 May 2022 | 18 episodes | Department of History of Art

    A series of lectures delivered by Terra Visiting Professors of American Art, as part of their year at University of Oxford’s History of Art Department. Find out more about other History of Art events, lectures and courses on the History of Art Department homepage https://www.hoa.ox.ac.uk/

  • Updated 13 May 2022 | 7 episodes | Pembroke College

    The Quill Project exists to enhance understanding of some of the foundational legal texts of the modern world. By combining traditional historical and archival research with advanced digital modelling techniques, the project explores the context within which constitutional conventions, legislative assemblies, and other formal groups made decisions.

  • Updated 04 May 2022 | 20 episodes | School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

    Disobedient Buildings (disobedientbuildings.com) is a multi-sited research project about housing, welfare and wellbeing based at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, part of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (anthro.ox.ac.uk), at the University of Oxford. It is funded for four years by the Art and Humanities Research Council. Launched in January 2020, the project...

  • Updated 21 Apr 2022 | 6 episodes | University Counselling Service

    Depression is among the most common mental health problems faced by students. In this series of podcasts, we look at what depression is and how it can impact student life, and offer some ideas and techniques to help you through it. Drawing on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), an evidence-based approach for the treatment of depression, they provide a framework for thinking about ways in...

  • Updated 30 Mar 2022 | 12 episodes | Faculty of Oriental Studies
  • Updated 24 Mar 2022 | 8 episodes | Department of History of Art

    A selection of special lectures and research seminars delivered by the University of Oxford's History of Art Department on a broad range of topics relating to Visual Culture. Find out more about other History of Art events, lectures and courses on the History of Art Department homepage: https://www.hoa.ox.ac.uk/

  • Updated 15 Mar 2022 | 9 episodes | University Administration and Services (UAS)

    The University's Equality Policy provides for an inclusive environment which 'promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected to assist them in reaching their full potential'. It also provides that no student or member of staff will be treated less favorable...

  • Updated 10 Mar 2022 | 6 episodes | Department of History of Art

    A series of podcasts where Professor Geoff Batchen, Head of the History of Art Department at Oxford, engages a guest in conversation about their career and motivations as art historians. Broadcast termly on Wednesdays at 5pm.

  • Updated 10 Mar 2022 | 23 episodes | Department of Zoology

    Welcome to Good Natured, a Conservation Optimism podcast, where you can join us for uplifting chats that shine a light on conservation challenges. In each episode, we interview an inspiring conservationist. Our guests come from a variety of backgrounds – artists, scientists, business owners, and activists – and engage with conservation in a variety of ways. We talk about their challenges and...

  • Updated 07 Mar 2022 | 10 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.

  • Updated 28 Feb 2022 | 2 episodes | University Administration and Services (UAS)

    Focus is the University’s change and continuous improvement team. We work on a range of activities including service reviews, projects and consultancy to support the University’s professional services strategy and empower staff to shape better ways of working. Our approach is to partner with faculties and departments, to collaborate and enable improvement activities using our proven tools and...

  • Updated 18 Feb 2022 | 7 episodes | Faculty of Classics

    In Summer 2021, we interviewed current students, staff members and alumni for the Regional Classics podcast, which captures the experiences and perspectives of Oxford Classicists, past and present, from regional areas that have traditionally been underrepresented within the Faculty: namely, the North and South-West of England, the Midlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

    Many of...

  • Updated 16 Feb 2022 | 4 episodes | Department of Biochemistry

    To celebrate Professor David Sherratt’s outstanding scientific career and his recent
    retirement after 50 years as a PI, the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, held
    a one-day Symposium, ‘Journey of a Molecular Detective’, on Monday September 20th 2021.
    The Symposium, which took place in the New Biochemistry Building, embraced Dave’s entire

  • Updated 01 Feb 2022 | 7 episodes | Department of Social Policy and Intervention

    This series of podcasts explore the question of adolescence in African contexts. They are part of the ongoing work of the 5-year, UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund Hub, Accelerating Achievement for Africa's Adolescents, hosted by the University of Oxford and the University of Cape Town. These podcasts are part of the innovation strand of the Hub's work,...

  • Updated 25 Jan 2022 | 33 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    Between 2015 and 2019, Bermudian academics and activists presented their groundbreaking work on race and resistance in the Bermuda context across four events hosted by the University of Oxford. 

    In 2018, the Bermuda College and the Human Rights Commission of Bermuda, in partnership with The Oxford Centre for Global History and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) Race...

  • Updated 20 Jan 2022 | 153 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    The Recollecting Oxford Medicine oral history project originated when Peggy Frith, as President of Oxford Medical Alumni, recognised the potential of recorded interviews to capture stories, memories and voices from the Oxford Medical school and Oxford Hospitals. The interviewees were selected to cover, from an Oxford perspective over almost a century, the many changes in the practice of...

  • Updated 06 Jan 2022 | 13 episodes | Pitt Rivers Museum

    The Pitt Rivers Museum’s Matters of Policy Podcast: Join Bessie Woodhouse, Alexis Forer, Jip Borm and Megan Mahon as they take a deep dive into the Pitt Rivers Museum’s Collections Development Policy, interrogating the language used and debating the relationship between practice and policy in the contemporary museum. Through engaging discussions with professionals across the globe, from...

  • Updated 17 Dec 2021 | 6 episodes | Hertford College

    Hertford writers may have cut their teeth on essays and problem sheets – but they are now writing across an amazing range of genres, from children’s picture books to literary fiction, from young adult novels to crime, from non-fiction to poetry. In the Hertford Bookshelf podcast, Professor Emma Smith meets Hertford writers to find out more about their work, their influences, their advice for...

  • Updated 17 Dec 2021 | 410 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    The University of Oxford is home to an impressive range and depth of research activities in the Humanities. TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities is a major new initiative that seeks to build on this heritage and to stimulate and support research that transcends disciplinary and institutional boundaries. Here we feature some of the networks and programmes, as well as recordings...

  • Updated 15 Dec 2021 | 26 episodes | Faculty of Classics

    Recordings of the lectures and in-conversation events with acclaimed actors, directors, playwrights, and academics, on modern and historic performances inspired by ancient Greek and Roman texts - hosted by the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (University of Oxford Classics Faculty).

  • Updated 08 Dec 2021 | 8 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    In this series students invite the public along with them on an inquiry to introduce and contest the frameworks of major themes in South Asian and African(a) philosophies which for all their depth and breadth and world-transforming thought have largely been excluded or undervalued in our philosophy curricula. Join us for insights into different conceptions of reality and ways of thinking about...

  • Updated 21 Nov 2021 | 20 episodes | Wolfson College

    Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997), founding President of Wolfson College, University of Oxford, is regarded as one of the leading thinkers of the twentieth century. He was famous as an extempore lecturer, and his inimitable speaking style is well illustrated in this series of podcasts.

  • Updated 16 Nov 2021 | 15 episodes | University Administration and Services (UAS)

    Sessions from the Oxford Summit - a transatlantic conference for senior-level university and industry professionals, and government policymakers.

  • Updated 09 Nov 2021 | 2 episodes | Equality and Diversity Unit

    The BME Staff Network acts as a confidential discussion forum, and holds various meetings throughout the year, both social and work-related.
    To find out more about the Network visit: edu.web.ox.ac.uk/bme-staff-network

  • Updated 01 Nov 2021 | 17 episodes | Magdalen College

    An academic podcast in which a panel of Oxford students and young researchers join hosts Jan-Willem Prügel, Aled Walker and Alice Harberd to discuss their academic and intellectual passions. Each episode will have a different theme, ranging from Marxism to Medieval Song, Cicero to Sondheim -- a tribute to the astonishing diversity of thought which takes place in Oxford.

    Twitter: @...

  • Updated 22 Oct 2021 | 181 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 20 Oct 2021 | 20 episodes | St Antony's College

    What story should Europe tell in the 21st-century? What do we want the EU to do by 2030? Our team, based in Oxford University, are going out to ask a wide range of Europeans about their formative, best and worst European moments. We are talking in greater depth to a number of Europeans, hearing their reflections on Europe's stories – and their own. We have also analysed a wide range of...

  • Updated 05 Oct 2021 | 140 episodes | Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

    The mission of COMPAS is to conduct high quality research in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration.
    The mobility of people is now firmly recognised as a key dimension shaping society today, but the relationship between migration and societal change is only partly understood. Research at...

  • Updated 29 Sep 2021 | 41 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 05 Aug 2021 | 16 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    This podcast will feature selected materials presented in part at a one-day symposium bringing together academics from different disciplines (archaeology, history, folklore) with English Heritage staff and representatives from the National Trust and other heritage bodies.

    The subject of the symposium was the supernatural in place. Presenters examine the residue of supernatural sites...

  • Updated 05 Aug 2021 | 4 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    Dr Joanna Bullivant is Departmental Lecturer in Historical Musicology at the Faculty of Music and a current TORCH Knowledge Exchange Fellow working on her project 'The Dream of Gerontius: Curating Catholic Music Digitally'. This podcast explores Elgar’s work The Dream of Gerontius through five historic locations associated with it, some of which have received little attention...

  • Updated 29 Jul 2021 | 8 episodes | Bodleian Library

    'Persian Arts of the Book' gathers scholars from around the world with expert curators from Oxford and beyond to reflect on the Persian manuscript tradition. In a series of short presentations and thematic panel discussions we will examine the poetry, history, and artistic expression contained in these treasures, and the materials and crafts that contributed to making the manuscripts...

  • Updated 19 Jul 2021 | 94 episodes | Mathematical Institute

    A series of talks and lectures from Oxford Mathematicians exploring the power and beauty of their subject. These talks would appeal to anyone interested in mathematics and its ever-growing range of applications from medicine to economics and beyond.

  • Updated 12 Jul 2021 | 27 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Over the last decade, concerns about the power and danger of Artificial Intelligence have moved from the fantasy of “Terminator” to reality, and anxieties about killer robots have been joined by many others that are more immediate. Robotic systems threaten a massive disruption of employment and transport, while algorithms fuelled by machine learning on (potentially biased) “big data”...

  • Updated 02 Jul 2021 | 3 episodes | Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
  • Updated 02 Jul 2021 | 10 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    This conference aims to look at the present state of nuclear treaties and nuclear capabilities, consider future threats and opportunities, and assess public understanding and the role of civil society in determining future directions.
    An opportunity to learn facts and assess where the world is heading in this vital area for peace, conflict and international diplomacy.

  • Updated 17 Jun 2021 | 8 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    The Faculty is one of the leading centres for the study of European language, literature, and culture world-wide, offering expertise in the entire chronological range from the earliest times to the present day, and with specialists in film studies, cultural studies, and cultural history as well as languages and literatures.

  • Updated 16 Jun 2021 | 9 episodes | Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    Thinking about applying for Modern Languages at university? Listen in on our conversations with Spanish tutors at Oxford to find out what's so fascinating about the literature they teach, why they love teaching it, and why they think you might love it too.

  • Updated 15 Jun 2021 | 2 episodes | St Antony's College

    The events about Russian literature and culture listed below were held under the auspices of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre at St Antony's College. The Centre was launched in 2003 to carry forward the work of the internationally renowned Russian and East European Studies Centre, established in 1953. The Centre is a major component of research on Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus and...

  • Updated 14 Jun 2021 | 28 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 11 Jun 2021 | 2 episodes | Contemporary China Studies

    From the Cherwell to the Yangtze: The Oxford China Centre Alumni Podcast’, is a podcast where current Oxford Chinese studies undergraduates interview alumni of the China Centre to learn about where their relationship with Oxford and China has taken them since graduation.
    We hope our podcasts will bring inspiration to prospective students thinking of applying for Chinese at Oxford one day...

  • Updated 02 Jun 2021 | 24 episodes | Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach

    Get the most out of life as a student in Oxford. A series of short talks and presentations aimed at students of the University.

    The Counselling Service has a selection of helpful podcasts on various issues: https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/counselling/self-help/podcasts