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  • Updated 17 Jul 2012 | 8 episodes | Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

    Obesity and diabetes are increasingly a burden in modern populations, and whilst the contributions of our lifestyles are well-known, other aspects of the conditions are less clear. Our podcasts on diabetes and obesity highlight the work of our scientists and clinicians to understand the underlying factors of lifestyle and metabolism, molecular and genetic mechanisms, and less common forms of...

  • Updated 13 Jul 2012 | 3 episodes | Oxford University Development Office

    The University takes great pride in the role that our alumni have played in past Olympics, and looks forward to London 2012. This podcast series looks at Oxford University's involvement in the Olympics.

  • Updated 09 Jul 2012 | 2 episodes | University Administration and Services (UAS)

    On 20th June 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairman of the Burmese National League for Democracy and member of the Burmese parliament, addressed the University of Oxford at its annual Encaenia ceremony at which she received an honorary doctorate in civil law.
    Encaenia is the ceremony at which the University of Oxford awards honorary degrees to distinguished men and women and commemorates its...

  • Updated 25 Jun 2012 | 7 episodes | Department of Economics

    This series focuses on the work of The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) - an economic research centre within the Department of Economics at Oxford University. These short talks look at specific research topics within the CSAE and are aimed at people who are interested in learning more about African and other world Economies such as Latin America. CSAE researchers often use...

  • Updated 25 Jun 2012 | 1 episode | Mathematical Institute

    Podcasts from the Mathematical Institute, part of the Maths, Physical and Life Sciences Division

  • Updated 20 Jun 2012 | 3 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    Video podcasts introducing research topics in biomedical sciences for new Biomedical Sciences students

  • Updated 31 May 2012 | 69 episodes | Oxford University Centre for the Environment

    Presentations given at Oxford's International Conference on Water Security, Risk and Society, April 16-18th 2012. The event convened many of the world's leading thinkers from science, policy and enterprise to understand the status of and pathways to water security at multiple scales.

  • Updated 30 May 2012 | 10 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    An introductory series by Marianne Talbot exploring bioethical theories and their philosophical foundations. These podcasts will explain key moral theories, common moral arguments, and some background logic. This series accompanies Bioethics: An Introduction (CUP, 2012) http://amzn.to/HZQwbS

  • Updated 28 May 2012 | 20 episodes | Botanic Garden

    An audio tour of the Botanic Garden, University of Oxford, told by its gardeners and author Philip Pullman.

  • Updated 25 May 2012 | 24 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    An international conference marking the first anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution through an interdisciplinary gathering, held at the Department of Politics and International Relations. Conference panels ranged over the causes, characteristics and fortunes of the revolution and brought together scholars and activists from inside and outside Egypt and the Arab world.

  • Updated 21 May 2012 | 4 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Lecture series looking at key concepts in studying Literature; including lectures on the concept of unreliable narrators to theory of comparative literature. This series was filmed in the English Faculty in Trinity Term 2012

  • Updated 15 May 2012 | 3 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    Crime Fiction is a continuingly popular genre that has never been more highly esteemed than now. This day school offers two overviews - of detective fiction in general and of Oxford crime fiction in particular - as well as offering the opportunity of hearing celebrated crime writer Colin Dexter.

  • Updated 02 May 2012 | 9 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    This series of eight lectures delivered by Dr T. J. Mawson at the University of Oxford in Hilary Term 2011, introduces the main philosophical arguments pertaining to the Western monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each lecture has an associated hand-out (two for the first lecture).

  • Updated 17 Apr 2012 | 6 episodes | Linacre College

    The 2012 Lecture series from Linacre college. Looking at answers to how do socio-ecological systems work and how are they best governed?

  • Updated 16 Apr 2012 | 7 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    Philosophy has been studied for thousands of years. It involves the use of reason and argument to search for the truth about reality - about the nature of things, ethics, aesthetics, language, the mind, God and everything else. This series of five introductory lectures, aimed at students new to philosophy, presented by Marianne Talbot, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford...

  • Updated 16 Apr 2012 | 8 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    In this introduction to ethics, we shall be considering the underpinnings of ethical thought. We shall consider, for example, what it is for an action to be right or wrong, whether we can have moral knowledge and whether freewill is essential to morality. We shall reflect on four key ethical theories (virtue ethics, deontology, non-cognitivism and utilitarianism), looking at both their...

  • Updated 16 Apr 2012 | 6 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    The mind is a fascinating entity. Where, after all, would we be without it? But what exactly is it? These days many people believe the mind simply is the brain. Descartes would have disagreed profoundly. He recommended a dualism of substance. Modern philosophers are again finding various forms of dualism attractive because the problems with physicalism are so intractable. One such problem is...

  • Updated 16 Apr 2012 | 7 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    Are you confident you can reason clearly? Are you able to convince others of your point of view? Are you able to give plausible reasons for believing what you believe? Do you sometimes read arguments in the newspapers, hear them on the television, or in the pub and wish you knew how to confidently evaluate them?

    In this six-part course, you will learn all about arguments, how to...

  • Updated 30 Mar 2012 | 2 episodes | Oxford Internet Institute

    Who owns the world's knowledge? Who produces it? Who is able to consume it? Has the Internet democratized geographies of information? This free interactive book containing accessible, informative and beautiful maps and graphics illustrates geographies of knowledge in our Internet Age. It visualizes and explores contemporary patterns of commercially produced and peer-produced knowledge....

  • Updated 29 Mar 2012 | 8 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    Podcasts from the Michaelmas Term Seminar Series 2011 at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

  • Updated 19 Mar 2012 | 7 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Lecture Series looking at D.H. Lawrence, author of Women in Love, Sons and Lovers and Lady Chatterley's Lover. These lectures focus on specific aspects of Lawrence's writing; from his use of humour to his views on Christianity.

  • Updated 16 Mar 2012 | 2 episodes | Department for Continuing Education

    The Oxford Vaccinology Programme provides state-of-the-art teaching in both veterinary and human vaccinology, drawing on the experience of Oxford University, the world-renowned Jenner Institute, based in Oxford, and the Institute for Animal Health (IAH). We work with the world's leading vaccinology specialists from industry and academia to provide short course training in areas related to...

  • Updated 12 Mar 2012 | 8 episodes | Department of Social Policy and Intervention

    The Workshop in Comparative Methods took place at the Oxford Institute of Social Policy on 12-14 January 2012; it provided an overview of and introduction into various comparative methods. The workshop presentations were based on the research project 'Integrating macro and micro perspectives in cross-national comparison: Dynamic policy structures and individual outcomes', which is...

  • Updated 02 Mar 2012 | 1 episode | Wadham College

    400 years after its foundation, Wadham College enjoys a reputation for academic excellence within an informal and progressive community.

    Over the centuries, the College has nurtured enquiring minds in numerous fields. Amongst them are Sir Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle and Robert Hooke, polymaths from the seventeenth century; the scholar and researcher Edward Stone who first identified...

  • Updated 28 Feb 2012 | 11 episodes | Oxford University Development Office

    Short interesting lectures from top Oxford academics. Includes a series of short lectures about love, held on Valentines Day 2011.

  • Updated 28 Feb 2012 | 1 episode | Faculty of Theology and Religion

    In this series of talks and events we seek to further our understanding of what makes us 'human' and the meaning of life. This series is presented by Sophia Europa Oxford and the Faculty of Theology in the University of Oxford.

  • Updated 22 Feb 2012 | 2 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    This series of special events will provide a broad, cross-disciplinary understanding of some of the most critical challenges and opportunities in transformative technologies. Discussants in a panel debate will explore the kinds of technologies that have the potential to transform our lives, as well as address the ethics and governance implications of such technologies.

  • Updated 13 Feb 2012 | 1 episode | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 to 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.

  • Updated 03 Feb 2012 | 10 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Bioethics is the study of the moral implications of new and emerging medical technologies and looks to answer questions such as selling organs, euthanasia and whether should we clone people. The series consists of a series of interviews by leading bioethics academics and is aimed at individuals looking to explore often difficult and confusing questions surrounding medical ethics. The series...

  • Updated 27 Jan 2012 | 9 episodes | Oxford University Centre for the Environment

    Academics, community workers and researchers come together to discuss the social and political implications of the August 2011 Riots. Looking at the causes for the riots and discrimination and prejudice within the Afro-Caribbean communities from the political establishment.

  • Updated 10 Jan 2012 | 12 episodes | Botanic Garden

    The Oxford Botanic Garden is a national reference collection of 7,000 different types of plant, making it the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the World - there is even more biological diversity here than there is in tropical rain forests and other biodiversity hotspots.
    Many gardeners come here to seek inspiration. In the beds and borders you may find new plants that...

  • Updated 05 Jan 2012 | 7 episodes | Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)

    The State of the State lecture series focuses on the transformation of the modern state, with an emphasis on Western Europe and European integration, from a multidisciplinary perspective. The lecture series took place at the University of Oxford and was organized by Dr. Reidar Maliks of the Anglo-German 'State of the State' Fellowship Programme. The programme, which is funded by the...

  • Updated 20 Dec 2011 | 8 episodes | Begbroke Directorate

    This podcast series records the 3rd annual Begbroke Transfer conference 'Building a Business: Moving Your Product to the Market' at Begbroke Science Park, University of Oxford. Begbroke Science Park is home to a broad range of activities within three inter-related themes: Applied and basic science research; High tech spin-off and start-up companies; Knowledge transfer activities....

  • Updated 06 Dec 2011 | 10 episodes | Department of Experimental Psychology

    We live in a world filled with material wealth, live longer and healthier lives, and yet anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and depression have never been more common. What are the driving forces behind these interlinked global epidemics?

    In this series, Professor Mark Williams (Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at Oxford University) and Dr Danny Penman discuss the recent scientific...

  • Updated 05 Dec 2011 | 3 episodes | Faculty of English Language and Literature

    This mini-series is intended to introduce George Eliot to undergraduates. The first lecture ranges widely across her works, including her atypical novella 'The Lifted Veil'. It notes the power and range of Eliot's intellect, and her changing attitudes to the proper function and remit of the intellect and consciousness. The second lecture considers how narrative justice operates...

  • Updated 10 Nov 2011 | 4 episodes | Christ Church

    Podcasts from Christ Church, Oxford including events and symposiums such as the Gorbachev Lectures on Press Freedom

  • Updated 09 Nov 2011 | 9 episodes | University Administration and Services (UAS)

    The inaugural Oxford-India Day took place on 17 June 2011. The event aimed to celebrate the longstanding and varied links between the University and India, and to reinvigorate and strengthen those links.

    Over 80 external guests, representing Indian business, Indian government, UK government, Indian civil society, journalism, law and academia came to Oxford, exploring cutting-edge...

  • Updated 24 Aug 2011 | 6 episodes | Humanities Division

    A one day conference showcasing the wide variety of research and projects being undertaken by Academics under the Humanities Division at the University of Oxford. From Philosophy and Neuroscience to Politics and International Relations to Literary Analysis and the History of Ideas, Oxford's Humanities Division crosses departments and subjects in its research goals.

  • Updated 24 Aug 2011 | 8 episodes | Oxford Martin School

    What are the long-term consequences of decisions we make today, and to what extent should the interests of future generations be taken into account? There is a wide range of public policy challenges that require us to provide some sort of answer to these questions.

    This interdisciplinary seminar series brings together academics and experts to address the implications of critical...

  • Updated 23 Aug 2011 | 11 episodes | Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

    An interdisciplinary conference focusing on new ideas and discoveries in research on the evolution of human cognition The conference focuses on genetic, developmental, and socio-cultural processes that have played a particularly significant role in the evolution of human cognition, and on uniquely human cognitive achievements in domains such as causal understanding, language, social learning,...

  • Updated 22 Aug 2011 | 17 episodes | Pitt Rivers Museum

    Pitt Rivers Museum at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography in Oxford houses archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world.

  • Updated 08 Aug 2011 | 4 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    These lectures are about the moral obligations that well-off people have toward poor people living in other countries. Poverty kills about one-third of humankind. Many philosophers argue that the average person in a rich country has a moral obligation to do something about this. These lectures introduce those arguments, as well as the objections that others have raised against them. They show...

  • Updated 25 Jul 2011 | 5 episodes | Humanities Division

    Manifold greatness: Oxford Celebrations of the King James Bible 1611-2011. Lecture series held in Corpus Christi College to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the first publication of the King James Bible.

  • Updated 22 Jul 2011 | 9 episodes | Faculty of Theology and Religion

    The Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion conducts research into religious beliefs and theological concepts in relation to the sciences. The Centre is a part of the Theology Faculty at the University of Oxford.

  • Updated 19 Jul 2011 | 3 episodes | Humanities Division

    With 500 Million users on Facebook, Twitter suggested for the Nobel Peace Prize, and connection proclaimed as the new 'transcendence'; what is friendship and community? How are they affected by social media? And what is the relevance of the Christian religion?

  • Updated 06 Jul 2011 | 27 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    The John Locke Lectures are among the world's most distinguished lecture series in philosophy. The series began in 1950 and are given once a year.

  • Updated 06 Jul 2011 | 3 episodes | Department of Engineering Science

    This annual lecture, sponsored by the Medtronic Foundation, is given by an internationally-renowned scholar in the field of Biomedical Engineering. In addition to giving the lecture, the lecturer spends a week in Oxford interacting with students, including thse sponsored by Medtronic, and with academics all who are working in biomedical engineering and medicine. There is a programme of...

  • Updated 05 Jul 2011 | 1 episode | Oxford e-Research Centre

    The World of Art is an interdisciplinary research programme at the University of Oxford.

  • Updated 05 Jul 2011 | 9 episodes | Medical Sciences Division

    A series of lectures looking at different aspects of research integrity and their application in biomedical research.

  • Updated 04 Jul 2011 | 4 episodes | Faculty of Philosophy

    Lecture series introducing some of the main debates about metaphor in contemporary aesthetics and philosophy of language. No background in either philosophy of language or aesthetics is required. Questions considered include: Are there some thoughts that can only be expressed in metaphor? Why do we speak metaphorically, especially in describing how things look, sound, taste and smell? How do...