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Alumni Office

The role of the Alumni Office is to establish and enhance a continuing relationship between the University of Oxford and its alumni. There are more than 180,000 Oxford alumni, of whom about one-third are based overseas and this number is growing as the University accepts more international students and undergraduate and graduate level. We aim to provide all Oxonians, regardless of their college or subject affiliations, with an alumni experience commensurate with their world-class education and offer a varied programme of benefits, events and communications to help keep you in touch and involved with your University.

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# Episode Title Description People Date
105 Zooniverse: what to do with half a million scientists? Dr Chris Lintott and Dr Rob Simpson explain using 'citizen power' to expand our knowledge of the Universe. Chris Lintott, Rob Simpson 14 Nov 2012
104 Creative Commons Social Mobility - The Greatest Challenge of our Time? Sir Peter Lampi, founder and chairman of the Sutton Trust (which aims to improve social mobility through education) and founder of the Education Endowment Foundation. Sir Peter Lampi 07 Nov 2012
103 Creative Commons How the West Got it Professor Richard Jenkyns, Oxford University's Public Orator, looks at where what we call classical antiquity came from, whether it differed from other ancient civilisations and what it can tell us about Western Civilisation now and in the future. Richard Jenkyns 17 Oct 2012
102 Creative Commons Rich and Poor in Britain in the Age of Dickens and Today A lecture exploring the differences and similarities between the rich and poor of Dickens' era and that of today. Alison Jackson, Jane Humphries, Helen Small and Paul Donovan bring forward their views in a panel discussion. Alison Jackson, Jane Humphries, Helen Small, Paul Donovan 15 Oct 2012
101 Creative Commons Military Ethics Ancient and Modern A talk from Matthew Leigh, Fellow and Tutor from St Anne's College, Oxford University, on Military Ethics; taken from the Alumni Weekend 2012. Matthew Leigh 15 Oct 2012
100 Creative Commons Hard words, best words words in use, writing the inventory of english English, as its vocabulary confirms, is constantly on the move - both words and meaning act as witnesses to time and change, revealing the diverse pathways of contact and conflict with other nations, as well as changes in culture and identity. Lynda Mugglestone 09 Oct 2012
99 Creative Commons How to eat an Elephant: Why Climate Change Policy is in a Mess and How to Fix it For more than two decades, Professor Steve Rayner has led interdisciplinary research programmes on science technology and environment, specifically on global climate change. Steve Rayner 09 Oct 2012
98 Creative Commons Going into Politics? Tales from an Academic in Westminster Professor Marc Stears reflects on his experiences. Marc Stears is a Professor of Political Theory and fellow at University College. Marc Stears, Mark Philip 09 Oct 2012
97 Creative Commons The Constitutional Issues surrounding devolution in the UK Iain MacLean, Professor of Politics and fellow of Nuffield College, the British Academy and the Royal Society Edinburgh, has published widely on constitutional issues. MacLean is joined by Professor Will Hutton. Iain MacLean, Will Hutton 09 Oct 2012
96 Revolutionising 21st Century Healthcare Through Technology A panel discussion on new techniques and applications in the emerging field exploring the boundaries between man and machine in medical imaging, drug delivery and taking healthcare from the hospital to the home. Constantin Coussios, Lionel Tarassenko, Alison Noble, Andrew Hamilton 04 Oct 2012
95 End of Life: Should Physician-Assisted Dying be Legalised? A debate on the whether the choice to end their own lives could be safely offered to some people with terminal illnesses. Fiona Randall, Richard Harries, Antony Kenny, Mary Warnock 03 Oct 2012
94 American election Prospects and Consequences: 2012 and Beyond Director of the Rothermere American Institute Dr Nigel Bowles' intellectual interests lie in American political history and, in particular, in the history of the US Presidency. Nigel Bowles 02 Oct 2012
93 Creative Commons Lumley's Children? The Nepali Community in Britain The Nepali community is one of the newest minorities in the UK, but already numbers more than 100,000, with the biggest concentrations around Farnborough, Ashford, Wembley and Plumstead. David Gellner 02 Oct 2012
92 Creative Commons Creating a 'John Lewis' economy? - encouraging Corporate Diversity for Sustainable Growth The Coalition Government is committed to greater corporate diversity in the financial services sector, and are promoting 'John Lewis' style mutuals to deliver public services. Jonathan Michie 02 Oct 2012
91 Creative Commons Party Games: Coalition Government in British Politics Professor Hawkins will look at the history of coalition government in British politics over the past 200 years and discuss some of the constitutional implications of the current Conservative/Liberal Democrat government under David Cameron and Nick Clegg. Angus Hawkins 02 Oct 2012
90 Creative Commons The Flexible City: overcoming Lock-In and Path-Dependency Cities are epicentres of creativity and innovation but are also easily locked into patterns of infrastructure and behaviour that may not serve them best. Steve Rayner 02 Oct 2012
89 Creative Commons How Hollywood Votes and Why it Matters Using 2012 as a starting point, Dr Tim Stanley goes back into history and considers the different ways that Hollywood has influenced US elections. Tim Stanley 28 Sep 2012
88 Creative Commons The Thomas Willis Oxford Brain Collection Professor Margaret Esiri, Professor of Neuropathology and Fellow of St Hugh's, will talk about the pivotal role Oxford has played in neuroscience - where the words neuron and cell were coined - and the relevance of this history today. Margaret Esiri 24 Sep 2012
87 Wobbles, warbles and fish the brain basis of reading difficulties John Stein gives a talk for the 2012 Oxford Alumni Weekend. John Stein 24 Sep 2012
86 Creative Commons Ebooks, Reading and Scholarship in a Digital Age Niko Pfund, President of Oxford University Press (USA), discusses the ways in which technology affects reading, scholarship, publishing and even thinking. Niko Pfund 24 Sep 2012
85 Has the West Had It? In his keynote lecture at Alumni Weekend 2012, Lord Patten of Barnes attempts to shed light and his particular perspective on whether "the West has had it". Chris Patten 20 Sep 2012
84 Creative Commons The Romance of the Middle Ages Dr Nicholas Perkins talks about how romance functions as a genre in the middle ages, especially about how gifts and tokens were exchanged as signs of fidelity, specifically in Sir Orfeo, Sir Gawain, and King Horn. Nicholas Perkins 21 Jun 2012
83 Vaccines for Global Health Professor Adrian Hill gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2011 on the past, present and future of vaccines against diseases. Adrian Hill 19 Jun 2012
82 Napoleon Sir Brian Unwin (New College) is Honorary President of the European Investment Bank with a longstanding interest in the Napoleonic period. He has pursued his research into the subject over several decades. Brian Unwin 23 Jan 2012
81 Europe in the World From the Oxford European Reunion in Paris, 6-8 May 2011. This session charts Europe's role in a changing, globalised world. Chris Patten, Anne Deighton, Barbara Harris-White, Alan Wolfe 23 Jan 2012
80 What Europe for our grandchildren? The keynote lecture from the Oxford European Reunion in Paris, 6-8 May 2011 on the European Union and its future. Timothy Garton Ash 23 Jan 2012
79 Creative Commons Governing the 21st Century: Oxford's new Blavatnik School of Government With a generous donation from Len Blavatnik, the new Blavatnik School of Government has been set up. Professor Ngaire Woods explains the history and progress of this bold and high-profile new school. Ngaire Woods 21 Oct 2011
78 Towards a Fairer Society Dr Sally Mapstone, Hugh Dent MBE, Professor Fiona Caldicott and Peter Quinn discuss the issue of equality and diversity specifically within the University of Oxford, looking at gender, race and disability issues. It was filmed at the Alumni Weekend 2011. Sally Mapstone, Hugh Dent, Fiona Caldicott, Peter Quinn 20 Oct 2011
77 Creative Commons The Ethics of Climate Change Professor John Broome discusses the moral and ethical issues that coincide with the whole topic of climate change and challenges us as to how we should be acting. John Broome 14 Oct 2011
76 Justice Between Generations Mark Philp, Simon Caney and Adam Swift discuss the issue of intergenerational justice and ask questions like how do we allocate resources intergenerationally accross areas like welfare, pensions, higher education and environmental costs? Mark Philp, Simon Caney, Adam Swift 12 Oct 2011
75 Creative Commons Earthquake Science in the 21st Century Dr Richard Walker talks about the science behind earthquakes and the methods used to study them by giving examples from recent global disasters. Richard Walker 11 Oct 2011
74 900 years of making a difference: the history of philanthropy at the University of Oxford Chris Day reflects on how generous philanthropic support from organisations and individuals has inspired the success of the University of Oxford. Chris Day 11 Oct 2011
73 Creative Commons The Population Paradox Professor David Coleman, Dr George Leeson and Dr Nando Sigona discuss the global issues relating to the world's rising population at the Alumni Weekend Conference 2011. David Coleman, George Leeson, Nando Sigona 11 Oct 2011
72 Creative Commons New Cells for Old Members: The Science of Stem Cells Dr Francis Szele gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend on Stem Cell science and looks at how they could be used in repairing brain disease and injuries. Francis Szele 11 Oct 2011
71 The Changing Character of War Dr Robert Johnson, lecturer in the History of War and Deputy Director of the Oxford Program on the Changing Character of War gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend. Robert Johnson 10 Oct 2011
70 Twirling the Kaleidoscope: The Byzantine Empire Peter Frankopan, Director of the Centre for Byzantine Reseach, gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend. Peter Frankopan 10 Oct 2011
69 Food, Health and the Future Should we cut meat to three meals a week? Why are so many UK men predicted to become obese by 2020? Why might high yield crops in Asia hold the key to feeding the world's growing population? Join our panel of experts to find out what the future holds. Jane Langdale, Mike Rayner, Klim McPherson 06 Oct 2011
68 Global Humanities Showcase Shearer West, Rana Mitter, Helen Wanatabe-O'Kelly and Eugene Rogan give presentations showcasing the research being done in the Oxford Humanities Division. Shearer West, Rana Mitter, Helen Wanatabe-O'Kelly, Eugene Rogan 05 Oct 2011
67 A New era for Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities for Oxford David Watson leads a panel discussion on the future of Oxford as a leader for higher education. With Mike Nicholson, Nick Rawlins, Ben Plummer-Powell and Loren Griffith. David Watson, Mike Nicholson, Nick Rawlins, Ben Plummer-Powell 05 Oct 2011
66 Geoengineering: Fantasy or Feasible Future? Richard Darton gives a talk for the 2011 Oxford Alumni Weekend on the developments in the science of Geoengineering and looks at how close we are to be able to do it. Richard Darton 03 Oct 2011
65 Why Robots Play Football Stephen Cameron gives a talk for the 2011 Oxford Alumni Weekend on robotics and new technological advances in the field. Stephen Cameron 03 Oct 2011
64 What is Public in the Digital Age? Use of the internet has raised major public issues around the definition of public and priavte information. Director of the Oxford Internet Institute Professor Bill Dutton examines how we can best reconcile the risks and opportunities presented. William Dutton 03 Oct 2011
63 Creative Commons Energy in the Future: Brenda Boardman Part 3 of 3. Some of Oxford's leading experts discuss the issue of energy in the future, one of the greatest challenges facing the world as we move through the 21st century. Brenda Boardman 30 Sep 2011
62 Creative Commons Energy in the Future: Nick Eyre Part 2 of 3. Some of Oxford's leading experts discuss the issue of energy in the future, one of the greatest challenges facing the world as we move through the 21st century. Nick Eyre 30 Sep 2011
61 Creative Commons Energy in the Future: James Marrow Part 1 of 3. Some of Oxford's leading experts discuss the issue of energy in the future, one of the greatest challenges facing the world as we move through the 21st century. James Marrow 30 Sep 2011
60 Political Oxford Why does Oxford produce so many politicians? How have the University's alumni shaped the political landscape? And how has this impacted on perceptions of the University, both in the UK and overseas? David Butler, Tim Boswell, Richard Jarman 30 Sep 2011
59 The Gamesmakers: Oxonians Preparing for London 2012 A panel discussion with some of the Oxonians most closely involved with the successful Olympics bid, providing a fascinating insight into the thrills and anxiety of preparing for London 2012. Andrew Thomas, Roger Mosey, Ed Warner, Paul Williamson 30 Sep 2011
58 Creative Commons Philanthropy: Mega-trend of the 21st Century Dame Stephanie Shirley speaks about her personal philosophy of philanthropy, the importance of a social and cultural approach to giving, and her vision of the role of philanthrophy in the 21st century. Stephanie Shirley 29 Sep 2011
57 A Cook's Tour: Oxford and the Modern Olympics The University of Oxford has a rich sporting heritage and many links with the foundation and evolution of the modern Olympics. Professor Simon Lee examins the role of Oxonians as athletes and administrators within this global phenomenon. Simon Lee 29 Sep 2011
56 The Responsibility to Protect in modern international relations Jennifer Welsh and Hugo Slim from the Oxford Centre for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict discuss "The Responsibility to Protect" in contemporary international relations, and its role in key cases such as Libya and the post-election violence in Kenya. Jennifer Welsh, Hugo Slim 28 Sep 2011
55 Creative Commons Climate and Weather: The Ends of Acts of God? Professor Myles Allen explains how research at Oxford allows us to quantify just how much climate change caused by past emissions is costing individuals, corporations and potentially entire countries. Myles Allen 28 Sep 2011
54 Creative Commons Nanomedicine: Challenges and opportunities Nanotechnology has the potential to transform the way that medical and healthcare solutions are developed and delivered, this talk reviews the properties of nanomaterials for medical applications and the challenges and opportunities of their use. Sonia Trigueros, Sonia Contera 27 Sep 2011
53 Creative Commons What Next? Surviving the 21st Century For his keynote lecture the Chancellor, Lord Patten of Barnes, examines the rapidly-growing list of challenges facing the world, from climate change to nuclear proliferation, migration to water and energy shortage. Chris Patten 26 Sep 2011
52 Creative Commons The persistence of identity in the digital age: Living in social networks on and offline Social networks are now culturally bound to online software such as Facebook and Twitter, with a trend in personal persistent content. Bernie Hogan will review new empirical research on social networks and conclude with advice on future online policy. Bernie Hogan 26 Sep 2011
51 Emerging infectious diseases Emerging infectious diseases are often in the news but are there really more of them? Here we explore how infections invade human populations, how new pathogens adapt to become efficient infections of humans and how to predict what might happen next. Angela McLean 26 Sep 2011
50 Creative Commons Building markets: Where innovation meets strategy Dr Marc Ventresca from Oxford University's business school reports on recent advances in economic sociology with examples from markets in high technology, microfinance in Bangladesh, and ecosystem services in Amazonian Peru. Marc Ventresca 26 Sep 2011
49 William Adams and the Samurai Oxford trip scholar Michael Jay is only the second non-Japanese man to hold a Samurai rank. Hear about his journey to becoming a Samurai. Michael Jay 30 Nov 2010
48 The future of the past; The Bodleian's great acquisitions Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Dr Ovenden looks at the Bodleian's great acquisitions, from Alan Bennett's gift of his literary archive to Cavalli's Erismena, the earliest surviving score of an opera in the English language. Richard Ovenden 30 Nov 2010
47 The infinitely expanding universe of memory; books, manuscript...pixels Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Bodley's Librarian Dr Sarah Thomas in conversation with Dr Alice Prochaska, Principal of Somerville, discussing the 'infinitely expanding universe of memory' and collections in the digital age. Sarah Thomas, Alice Prochaska 30 Nov 2010
46 Creative Commons The Future of Human Rights Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Timothy Endicott, Murray Hunt and Sandra Fredman discuss the future of human rights, looking at the human rights constitution, its critics and how to uphold human rights. Timothy Endicott, Murray Hunt, Sandra Fredman 30 Nov 2010
45 The Marlborough Gems at Blenheim Palace Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Sir John Boardman gives a talk on the antique gems held in Blenheim Palace; the history of the collection and the significance to researching the Classics. John Boardman 23 Nov 2010
44 The Ashmolean Collection and the Formation of Ancient Egyptian Art Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Professor john Baines gives a talk on the Ashmolean Museum and its collection of ancient Egyptian art. John Baines 02 Nov 2010
43 How to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Dr David Smith gives a talk on how to prevent Alzheimer's disease. David Smith 02 Nov 2010
42 Creative Commons Therapy for muscular dystrophy in the new genetics era From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Duchene Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic muscle wasting disease that causes great suffering to those experiencing it. Dr Kay Davies talks about the advances in molecular genetics which could help treat DMD. Kay Davies 25 Oct 2010
41 Creative Commons A Florence Nightingale for the 21st Century From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Marjorie Reeves Memorial lecture given in St Anne's College. Mark Bostridge, author of the first major biography of Florence Nightingale in 50 years talks about the great woman's life and character. Mark Bostridge 25 Oct 2010
40 Creative Commons The anatomy of a scientific dispute From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Conrad Keating, biographer of Richard Doll, gives a talk on the difficulty scientists have at getting people to believe their results, as Richard Doll had when he published his findings on the dangers of smoking. Conrad Keating 25 Oct 2010
39 Creative Commons Early Tudor England: A People's Reformation? From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. The english Reformation has often been seen as am 'act of state', imposed on the people. How true was that? How soon did the English people buy into the huge success story that was he reformation in northern Europe? Diarmaid MacCulloch 25 Oct 2010
38 Creative Commons Rocking the Cradle...6,000 Years of Geological Impact in Greece From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Phillip England talks about the history of Greece through its many earthquakes and seismic activity over the last 6000 years and shows how these events shaped the ancient world's history. Phillip England 25 Oct 2010
37 The Future of Humanity From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Nick Bostrom, director of the Future of Humanity Institute gives a talk on ideas surrounding future scenarios on what might happen to the human race in the future, from ideas of total extinction to post-humanity. Nick Bostrom 25 Oct 2010
36 Creative Commons The Hidden History of the Wellcome Collection From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Frances Larson gives a talk entitled 'Shared Treasures or Just Bits and Pieces? The Hidden History of the Wellcome Collection. Examining Sir Henry Wellcome's vast hoard of Art and Antiques he collected over his lifetime. Frances Larson 25 Oct 2010
35 Creative Commons Giving What We Can From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Dr Toby Ord, a practical ethics researcher and founder of Giving What We Can, explains why he has pledged to donate more than £10,000 per year - an estimated £1 million over his career - to development charities. Toby Ord 20 Oct 2010
34 Creative Commons The Bodleian Shakespeare: A treasure lost... and regained From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Emma Smith reveals how Oxford University mobilised Alumni support to bring Shakespeare's First Folio back to the Bodleian library over 200 years after it was lost. Emma Smith 19 Oct 2010
33 Creative Commons Galaxy Zoo - The Rise and Rise of Citizen Science Chris Lintott from the Department of Astrophysics gives a talk on the increasing significant contributions members of the public are making to scientific research through websites such as Galaxy Zoo. Chris Lintott 27 Jan 2010
32 Creative Commons China, US, global imbalances and the 2008 financial crisis Dr Yueh presents on China's position in the global economy, the indirect role played by China in the global financial crisis, and the implications of the crisis going forward. Linda Yueh 30 Nov 2009
31 Creative Commons Lewis Carroll in Numberland An intriguing biographical exploration of Lewis Carroll, focusing on the author's mathematical career and influences. Robin Wilson 30 Nov 2009
30 Creative Commons Beyond the Bottom Billion Prof. Paul Collier discusses the contradiction of resource rich countries with troubled economies, including how the harnessing of natural assets can go wrong, and what can be done to ensure their correct handling. Paul Collier 30 Nov 2009
29 Havens across the Sea Local historian Ann Spokes Symonds gives a talk on the Oxford children and mothers who were evacuated to Canada and the USA in July 1941. Ann Spokes Symonds 12 Nov 2009
28 Oxford and the Crime Novel Best-selling crime fiction writer of Wire in the Blood Val McDermind talks about what makes Oxford city so alluring to crime fiction writers. Part of the 2009 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Val McDermind 12 Nov 2009
27 Creative Commons Russia is Back: Jenifer Hart Memorial Lecture Professor MacFarlane gives a talk about modern Russia; from the fall of the Berlin Wall to today; including the rise of Vladimir Putin, the conflict between Chechnya, alleged human rights violations and Russia's relationship with the rest of the world. Neil MacFarlane 28 Oct 2009
26 Gutenberg and the digital revolution Bodley's head librarian, Sarah Thomas, talks about the history of the Bodleian Library and the changes that are taking place within it, particularly the digitisation project -creating electronic digital versions of books- currently underway. Sarah Thomas 28 Oct 2009
25 Creative Commons Understanding human pain, suffering and relief through brain imaging Using examples from her research, Professor Tracey illustrates some of the exciting developments in brain imaging -seeing exactly how the brain is affected by its environment-and discusses how this research impacts on modern medicine, law and society. Irene Tracey 28 Oct 2009
24 Creative Commons Women composers at Oxford: Cinderella (1858-1944) and other role models In the history of the University, women and music have shared a Cinderella-like status before the 20th Century. In this talk, Dr Wollenberg looks at how women composers have continued to change the face of Oxford music in new ways. Susan Wollenberg 28 Oct 2009
23 Creative Commons Developing an improved TB vaccine Dr McShane talks about the University's work in creating an improved vaccine against tuberculosis and she also talks about the urgency of this research. Helen McShane 28 Oct 2009
22 Creative Commons A is for Autism Dame Stephanie gives a talk about her philanthropic work in autism, looking at the condition's history, its causes, the treatments, specialist education and society's position on autism. Stephanie Shirley 28 Oct 2009
21 Creative Commons Languages disorders in children: What can they tell us about genes and brains? Recent studies have shown that genes are strongly implicated in determining if children will develop language disorders. In this talk, Professor Bishop examines the role genetics play in language development and language disorders. Dorothy Bishop 28 Oct 2009
20 Creative Commons A Woman's place: The transformation of female power in first millennial BC Egypt A talk assessing the role of women in ancient Egypt - looking at the changes in female religious roles in ancient Egyptian society as a barometer for wider social, cultural and political transformation. Elizabeth Frood 28 Oct 2009
19 Creative Commons Young Lives Project: Children's experiences of poverty, adversity and inequality This talk looks at the work done by the Young Lives Project, a study which tracks 12,000 children across 4 developing countries over a 15 year period trying to find a scientific answer to the question of the causes of childhood poverty. Jo Boyden 28 Oct 2009
18 Creative Commons HIV: Will there ever be a vaccine? This talk looks at the University's work in China and Africa and its attempts to identify the key determinants of protective immunology against HIV infection that should guide future vaccine design. Sarah Rowland-Jones 28 Oct 2009
17 Creative Commons Breast Cancer: Causes and Prevention Dr Valerie Beral talks about her research into the causes of breast cancer, looking into the history of the cancer as well as offering ways of reducing the risk of contracting breast cancer. Valerie Beral 28 Oct 2009
16 Power Shift in the Global Economy The 2008 Oxford University Society Lecture in which Professor Woods talks about the shift in Global Economic Power from private companies in the developed world to national companies in developing countries. Ngaire Woods 22 Sep 2009
15 The Tipping Point: Climate Change Professor Gideon Henderson and Dr Ros Rickaby from the Department of Earth Sciences talk about some of the key issues surrounding climate change today. Gideon Henderson, Ros Rickaby 26 Aug 2009
14 Sleep in the Global 24/7 Society Professor Foster gives a talk on some of the causes and consequences of sleep disruption and explores how our increasingly sleep deprived society is have unanticipated consequences for out physical and mental health. Russell Foster 24 Aug 2009
13 The International Student Experience at Oxford Dr Heather Bell talks about Oxford’s growing international student population and what Oxford does to support and encourage them. Medical student Xin-Hui Chan also talks about her experience of being an international student at Oxford. Heather Bell, Xin-Hui Chan 19 Aug 2009
12 Inside Innovation: The University–Business Interface Tom Hockaday, Managing Director of Isis Innovations, talks about Oxford University’s Technology Transfer Office, helping to transfer products of university research to the business world. Tom Hockaday 01 Jul 2009
11 Creative Commons Pheromones: what animals (including humans) say with smell Tristram Wyatt gives a talk on 'The Science of Smell' - Pheromones, outlining their discovery, their chemistry and how animals (and humans) interact through smell. Part of the 2008 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Tristram Wyatt 23 Jun 2009
10 The Vindolanda Tablets Professor Alan Bowman gives a talk on the Roman fort of Vindolanda. Using the famous Vindolanda tablets and other written sources found at the site, he paints a vivid picture of life at the Roman fort and in Roman Britain during the reign of Hadrian. Alan Bowman 12 Jun 2009
9 Cradle of Western Civilization Professor Griffin from the Oxford University Society Travel Programme gives a humourous talk about the ancient Aegean Islands; the founding Minoan and Greek civilizations where philosophy, science, and literature were born and first flourished. Jasper Griffin 12 Jun 2009
8 Introduction to Indian Literature in translation Professor Boehmer gives a short talk on her current research on Indian Literature in English, looking at the Post-Colonial world of literature and gives an introduction to studying World Literature in the Humanities Division. Elleke Boehmer 30 Apr 2009
7 Introduction to Studying the History and Politics of China Dr Rana Mitter talks about his cutting edge research in China and gives an introduction to studying the history and politics of China, a new and exciting field of research within the Humanities division. Rana Mitter 29 Apr 2009
6 Studying Buddhism Richard Gombrich, first academic director for the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies (OCBS), gives a talk on Buddhism, from its Indian Origins, its history and its influence on Eastern culture. He also talks about the history of the OCBS. Richard Gombrich 29 Apr 2009