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  • 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

    The Oxford Professor of Poetry holds a public lecture each term. The current Professor of Poetry is A.E.Stallings.

    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 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 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.

  • 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 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 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...

  • Updated 25 Jul 2022 | 39 episodes | Faculty of Classics

    Podcasts from the Faculty of Classics.

  • Updated 19 Jul 2022 | 6 episodes | Bodleian Library

    In this series of five talks, conservators, curators and book artists to explore where textiles can be found in library collections, their conservation needs, and what they can reveal about historic and contemporary craft.
    This series is generously supported by T A Barron.

  • Updated 11 Jul 2022 | 11 episodes | Department of Experimental Psychology

    Our Mental Wellness is a seminar series organised by the Experimental Psychology Department. The series aims to inform, dispel myths and generate discussion on a range of mental health topics. This is a great opportunity for students, staff and alumni to hear world-leading researchers from the University of Oxford share their expertise about mental health conditions and effective evidence-...

  • Updated 11 Jul 2022 | 13 episodes | Cyber Security Centre

    If you are looking for new and interesting ways to think about security, this is the podcast for you.
    Co-hosts Arianna and Claudine talk to cyber security researchers about the difficult (and very real) problems they are trying to solve. From online hate to hacking voice assistants with nonsense words, we showcase thinkers and doers from the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security...

  • Updated 10 Jul 2022 | 5 episodes | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

    A series of informal, ‘on location’ conversations between Oxford researchers in response to a current theatre production. Designed to capture 'on the night' responses to performance, the Conversations give listeners a chance to eavesdrop on the intersections between research and theatre practice, and give researchers the opportunity to respond in real time to the best of theatre....

  • 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 | 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 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...