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  • Updated 28 May 2014 | 4 episodes | Department of Materials

    The Department has been producing graduates in the fields of Metallurgy and Materials Science since the mid 1950s. During this time the department has grown into a world-class institution for the training of materials scientists and engineers and the department is at the forefront of research into the manufacture, structure, properties and applications of materials for the benefit of the UK...

  • Updated 14 May 2014 | 8 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Under “David Hume”, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy begins with, “The most important philosopher ever to write in English”. His most formidable contemporary critic was the fellow Scot, Thomas Reid, the major architect of so-called Scottish Common Sense Philosophy. The most significant features of Hume’s work, as understood by Reid, are the representive theory of perception, the...

  • Updated 07 May 2014 | 58 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Exploring various aspects of modern and ancient metaphysics as they relate to the hypothesis that powers (or dispositions) are the sole elementary building block in ontology.

  • Updated 16 Apr 2014 | 3 episodes | Christ Church

    The McDonald Centre at the University of Oxford supports advanced research on the contribution of Christian theological traditions to the understanding and shaping of moral life—and especially moral issues of public concern—in conversation, at once charitable and candid, with other traditions of religious and philosophical thought. The Centre fosters collaboration both between theology and...

  • Updated 11 Apr 2014 | 6 episodes | Department of Chemistry

    From chemicals to cooking and organisms to orchestras- discover the people behind the science that goes on in Oxford Chemistry. Listen to how they first fell in love with the discipline and how they spend their free time when they're not in the lab.

  • Updated 07 Apr 2014 | 84 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    Many people who are displaced, or become ‘trapped’, in the context of diverse humanitarian crises do not fit well within existing legal, policy and operational frameworks for the protection of refugees and IDPs. This raises questions about whether there needs to be – or can be – more systematic ways of dealing with assistance and protection for people affected by ‘crises’ such as environmental...

  • Updated 04 Apr 2014 | 5 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    Blogging is becoming an increasingly important aspect of academic life - a way to increase academic output, reach new audiences and foster original debates. This event was an opportunity to learn about opportunities in the world of academic blogging, understand current trends, and gain insight and advice from the experts. On Tuesday 25 February, the Department of Politics and International...

  • Updated 04 Apr 2014 | 5 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    The theory of politics is sometimes seen as abstract, ivory-tower thinking, detached from reality. But the challenges that face Britain today—constitutional reform, possible secession by Scotland, our relation to the authorities in Brussels and in Strasbourg, and our views about immigration and financial equity—all involve fundamental concepts and values. And it is the mission of political...

  • Updated 01 Apr 2014 | 7 episodes | Humanities Division

    These podcasts offer an introduction into a variety of Digital Humanities projects across the University of Oxford. They form part of the project launch for ‘Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities', and 'DHCrowdScribe', training and project-based research initiatives designed to assist doctoral and early career researchers interested in advancing...

  • Updated 01 Apr 2014 | 4 episodes | Trinity College

    Podcasts from the Institute of Strategic Dialogue

  • Updated 24 Mar 2014 | 2 episodes | Oxford University Development Office

    This is an annual lecture series hosted by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. Exploring the newest research emerging from Oxford this lecture and panel discussion will consider how research at Oxford impacts on the world in the twenty-first century. 2011 is the inaugural year of the Oxford London Lecture.

  • Updated 20 Mar 2014 | 7 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    This series of podcasts by Marianne Talbot will equip you with everything you need to improve your reasoning skills. You will learn to recognize arguments and distinguish them from other sets of sentences, analyse them logic-book style into premises and conclusion, classify them as deductive or inductive and evaluate them appropriately to their type. You will also learn about fallacies - bad...

  • Updated 17 Mar 2014 | 5 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    In this series Peter D. McDonald, Professor of English and Related Literature in the Faculty of English and Fellow of St Hugh's College, talks to contemporary writers about their work. While attending to the specificities of each writer's approach to writing, the series also considers a number of interconnected themes, including multilingualism, translation, environmental pressures...

  • Updated 05 Mar 2014 | 14 episodes | Oxford Department of International Development

    The Technology and Management for Development Centre (TMCD) aims to promote interdisciplinary research into the development of technology and management in the developing world as well as address some of the most important issues related to technology and management facing public and private policymakers today.

  • Updated 04 Mar 2014 | 5 episodes | Christ Church

    2014 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the First World War, whose war dead still cascade down the north wall of the entrance to Christ Church Cathedral, and which continues to haunt the imagination of contemporary Britons, shaping our views of armed force, of authority, and of patriotism. This lecture series looks at aspects of the First World War. Sponsored by the McDonald Centre for...

  • Updated 27 Feb 2014 | 4 episodes | Department of History of Art

    A series of talks delivered by professionals in the Arts and Heritage sectors, including recent alumni of the University of Oxford’s History of Art Department, providing insights into their careers. 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 18 Feb 2014 | 4 episodes | IT Services

    You wouldn't leave your house or car unlocked, so why not take just as much care with your data and identity? Are you or the kids on Facebook? Do you use DropBox to synch your work? Have you received an email from your bank that looked so plausible you almost clicked a dodgy link or sent "them" some of your details? Is it difficult to remember all those passwords? Do you work...

  • Updated 05 Feb 2014 | 1 episode | Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)

    This series of short tutorials created by staff and students from the Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences Division, is designed to equip post-16 learners with the key study skills required to succeed on a university or college course. In the first episode, Sally LePage (DPhil student at Oxford University) and Liz Timoney White (Trainer in business skills and partner at FranklinCovey)...

  • Updated 27 Jan 2014 | 5 episodes | Faculty of Theology and Religion

    Sacrifice is at the heart of religion. It is not surprising, then, that the 'turn to religion' we have witnessed over the past two decades has led to a renewed interest in sacrifice as well. In light of this, the Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought at the University of Oxford presents five interviews with contributors to the recently-published book Sacrifice and Modern...

  • Updated 18 Dec 2013 | 10 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    Researchers, past and present colleagues of Professor Sir Andrew McMichael, gathered on the 21st September 2012 for a Symposium reflecting on the evolution of Immunology in Oxford.

  • Updated 06 Dec 2013 | 2 episodes | IT Services

    This series remembers Nelson Mandela, the global statesman who delivered South Africa from the oppression of Apartheid, who sadly passed away on December 5th 2013.

  • Updated 02 Dec 2013 | 8 episodes | Oxford University Centre for the Environment

    Seminar series focusing on water security, from flooding to droughts to climate change with perspectives from business, government and scientists

  • Updated 27 Nov 2013 | 26 episodes | Ruskin School of Art

    This is a series of podcast from the Ruskin School of Art. The Ruskin, as it is known, is the Fine Art Department of the University of Oxford. In an intimate and dynamic environment, the school gathers together cutting edge contemporary artists and art theorists with some of the brightest and most creative art students. Fine Art is taught as a living element of contemporary culture with a...

  • Updated 20 Nov 2013 | 3 episodes | Ashmolean Museum

    The Ashmolean Museum is the world's first university museum. Its first building was built in 1678-1683 to house the cabinet of curiosities Elias Ashmole gave Oxford University in 1677. The museum reopened in 2009 after a major redevelopment. In November 2011 new galleries focusing on Egypt and Nubia were also unveiled.

  • Updated 18 Nov 2013 | 1 episode | IT Services

    A short training video for the MediaPub system for adding new podcasts to the University of Oxford media portals.

  • Updated 12 Nov 2013 | 5 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    New lecture series on Oscar Wilde, his life, his works and his philosophy delivered by Dr Sos Eltis, lecturer in English

  • Updated 07 Nov 2013 | 10 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    This unique mini-series aims to challenge the literary canon by posing the thorny question 'why should we study...?' to experts at the University of Oxford. Beginning with the overarching question 'why should we study the humanities?' and moving on to illuminating discussions about key writers such as Dickens and Shakespeare, these podcasts will introduce you to new...

  • Updated 29 Oct 2013 | 10 episodes | Rhodes House

    Rhodes Scholars and friends of the Rhodes Scholarships speak about global challenges and ideas focused around service and leadership. It includes material from the 110th Rhodes Anniversary, which was celebrated in Oxford 19-20 September 2013.

  • Updated 07 Oct 2013 | 17 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    The Department welcomed members of the public by the hundreds to this year's Open Day, 26 September. Guests attended 40 events - short lectures, workshops, informational sessions and walking tours - all free of charge. Here is a selection of the events that happened on the day.

  • Updated 04 Oct 2013 | 80 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    Asylum seekers and refugees – men, women and even children – are increasingly detained and interned around the world, as are numbers of other migrants. Sometimes detained indefinitely and often in appalling conditions, they may suffer not only deprivation of their liberty but other abuses of their human rights too. Detention may appear to be a convenient solution to states’ political quest to...

  • Updated 16 Sep 2013 | 10 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Ten short podcasts on quirky aspects of eighteenth-century life.
    This series of short podcasts offers an alternative history of the eighteenth century. Ten poems were chosen that illustrate the everyday and the extraordinary, the comic and the serious aspects of the period. Each talk begins with a poem, and shows its significance: how a satire on the pleasures of tobacco tells us of the...

  • Updated 12 Aug 2013 | 96 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    Podcasts of seminars and events held at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford.

  • Updated 09 Aug 2013 | 66 episodes | Refugee Studies Centre

    Many states fail in their responsibilities to their citizens but those states which are fragile, failed or weak are particularly liable to render their citizens vulnerable. This latest issue of FMR includes 24 articles on fragile states and displacement, going behind the definitions, typologies and indicators to explore some of the concepts and realities, looking at a variety of cases and...

  • Updated 08 Aug 2013 | 21 episodes | Humanities Division

    The Cutlural Connections course was a 5-day workshop as part of the Digital Humanities @ Oxford Summer School 2013 (http://digital.humanities.ox.ac.uk/dhoxss/). Cultural Connections offered an introduction to public engagement skills to help researchers work effectively within and beyond universities. It focussed on digital publishing,...

  • Updated 07 Aug 2013 | 1 episode | St Edmund Hall

    Recordings of talks by guest speakers at networking breakfast events for alumni of St Edmund Hall

  • Updated 30 Jul 2013 | 34 episodes | Oriel College

    Anglican church services including sermons and choral music, produced by Oriel College, University of Oxford.

  • Updated 25 Jul 2013 | 8 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Many people and countries are now beginning to evaluate the success of their lives or society not purely in terms of money or gross domestic product. The currency of traditional economics - preference satisfaction - has fallen into question as an ethical value. The global financial crisis is seen by many as a failure of capitalism. Some countries have proposed a Gross Happiness Index to...

  • Updated 24 Jul 2013 | 9 episodes | Ertegun Graduate Scholarships Programme

    International conference organised by Ertegun Scholar Manuel Muhlbacher and his college advisor Nicholas Cronk. Imprisoned during his lifetime and sanctified in the twentieth century, the Marquis de Sade has attracted considerable critical interest during the last decades. He was a favourite of literary theory in the sixties and seventies, while more recent scholarship has begun to explore...

  • Updated 24 Jul 2013 | 21 episodes | Museum of the History of Science

    The History of Science Museum houses an unrivaled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the collection and the building, the Museum occupies a special position, both in the study of the history of science and in the development of western culture and collecting....

  • Updated 24 Jul 2013 | 11 episodes | Rothermere American Institute

    An International Symposium funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and co-organized by the Rothermere American Institute and the Art History Department, University of Oxford and the Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham, UK. This event is also made possible due to sponsorship by the Philip Leverhulme Trust.

  • Updated 22 Jul 2013 | 9 episodes | Oxford University Centre for the Environment

    In this series of lectures, various presenters outline key energy issues. All presentations were part of events organised by the UK Energy Research Centre's conference team, the Meeting Place. The Meeting Place brings together diverse people within the energy community to bring benefits to UK energy researchers.

  • Updated 19 Jul 2013 | 5 episodes | Department of Chemistry

    It was here in Oxford, in the 1600s, that great minds such as Hooke, Boyle, Willis and Wren laid the foundations of modern experimental science. Like their famous forebears, today's Oxford scientists continue to undertake world-leading research: making fundamental new discoveries and applying cutting-edge knowledge to the major societal and technological challenges of the day. The...

  • Updated 18 Jul 2013 | 3 episodes | Department of Chemistry

    It was here in Oxford, in the 1600s, that great minds such as Hooke, Boyle, Willis and Wren laid the foundations of modern experimental science. Like their famous forebears, today's Oxford scientists continue to undertake world-leading research: making fundamental new discoveries and applying cutting-edge knowledge to the major societal and technological challenges of the day. The...

  • Updated 17 Jul 2013 | 4 episodes | Department of Chemistry

    Love chemistry but not sure about academia? Listen to Oxford alumni at all stages of their careers talk about the ways they have used chemistry to pursue industry research, patent law, science journalism and more. To learn more about our links with alumni and to find more information on careers services, etc, please visit http://alumni.chem.ox.ac.uk/...

  • Updated 17 Jul 2013 | 4 episodes | Department of Chemistry

    Five successful research group PIs give open and frank descriptions of the very different choices and paths that led them to their current roles in academia, and offer some advice to students contemplating their next step.

  • Updated 10 Jul 2013 | 6 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Podcasts exploring the relationship between literary works and the artwork and Oxford. From J.R.R Tolkien to Philip Pullman, authors have been inspired by Oxford; the architecture, history and culture of the city. This podcast series includes lectures and events which celebrate and explore the literature and art inspired by Oxford

  • Updated 24 Jun 2013 | 3 episodes | Wolfson College

    The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College is delighted to host this workshop marking the centenary of the publication of Leonard Woolf's path-breaking first novel, set in then Ceylon, The Village in the Jungle. Woolf's novel (the first of only two) is a leading yet often overlooked modernist document and is increasingly recognized as an extraordinarily far-sighted...

  • Updated 18 Jun 2013 | 13 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    Interviews and Commentaries from the Oxford Martin School, including Institute overviews and director interviews.

  • Updated 18 Jun 2013 | 3 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    On 9 March 2013, the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College host a workshop to mark the centenary of the publication of Leonard Woolf's path-breaking
    first novel, set in then Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, The Village in the Jungle. Woolf's novel (the first of only two) is a leading yet often overlooked modernist document and is increasingly recognized as an extraordinarily...

  • Updated 17 Jun 2013 | 8 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    A selection of recordings from the English Graduate Conference, University of Oxford, 1 June 2012. The conference theme was Return to the Political: Literary Aesthetics and the Influence of Political Thought and featured student presentations and a panel discussion on the topic 'What is a Classic?'. The conference concluded with a keynote address from Booker prize winning author Ben...