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Humanities Division

The Humanities Division is one of four academic divisions in the University of Oxford, bringing together the faculties of Classics; English; History; Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics; Medieval and Modern Languages; Music; Oriental Studies; Philosophy; and Theology, as well as the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art.
The Division offers world-class teaching and research, backed by the superb resources of the University’s libraries and museums, including the famous Bodleian Library, with its 11 million volumes and priceless early book and manuscript collections, and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Such historic resources are linked to cutting-edge agendas in research and teaching, with an increasing emphasis on interdisciplinary study. Our faculties are among the largest in the world, enabling Oxford to offer an education in Arts and Humanities unparalleled in its range of subjects, from music and fine art to ancient and modern languages.

Series associated with Humanities Division

"British" World War One Poetry: An Introduction
'Magic and the Sense of Place' Conference
2013 Carnegie-Uehiro-Oxford Ethics Conference: Happiness and Well-Being
A Writer's War
Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art lectures
African(a) and South Asian Philosophies
Alan Turing on Computability and Intelligence
Ancient Egyptian Poetry
Ancient History HT2015: Digital Classics
Approaching Shakespeare
Art Across the Black Diaspora: Visualizing Slavery in America
Art and Action: The Intersections of Literary Celebrity and Politics
Bio-Ethics Bites
Broadcast Media
Buddhist Studies at Oxford
Cantemir Institute
Censorship in Literature in South Africa
Centre for the Study of the Book
Challenging the Canon
Cultural Connections: exchanging knowledge and widening participation in the Humanities
D.H. Lawrence
David Hume (2018)
Death at the Museum
Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School
Diplomacy and culture at the Ottoman Court
Diseases in Dialogue
Edward Lear's Feelings
Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius: A Story in Five Places
English at Oxford
English Graduate Conference 2012
Ethics in AI
Euthydemus - Platonic Dialogue
Exploring Humanities - The Ertegun Scholarship Programme
Faculty of Classics
Faculty of English - Introductions
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
Fantasy Literature
Folk Tunes and Englishness
From Conscience to Robots: Practical Ethics Workshops
Gender and Authority
General Linguistics Seminar
General Philosophy
General Philosophy (2018)
George Eliot
Global and Imperial History Research Seminar
Global Poverty: Philosophical Questions
Globalising and Localising the Great War seminar series, 2016-2017
Great Writers Inspire
Great Writers Inspire at Home
Greece in Crisis: Culture, Identity, Politics
Hensley Henson Lectures 2018 - Thomas Cromwell: Enterprising Reformation
Hensley Henson Lectures 2019 Art, Craft and Theology: Making Good Words
History Faculty
History of Art Radio Hour
History of Art: Careers in Arts and Heritage
History of Art: Slade Lecture Series
History of Art: Special Lectures and Research Seminars
History of Art: Terra Foundation Lecture Series in American Art
History of Art: Undergraduate Course Lectures
History of the Eighteenth Century in Ten Poems
How Epidemics End
Humanitas - Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge
Hume's Central Principles
Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion
Ian Ramsey Centre: The Deist Controversy
Ian Ramsey Centre: The Great Debate
Indian Traces in Oxford
Institute for Visual Research
Interviews on Great Writers
Interviews with Philosophers
Introducing the Qur'an
Introduction to David Hume's Treatise of Human Nature Book One
Is the playwright dead?
John Locke Lectures in Philosophy
Journal of Practical Ethics
Kant's Critique of Pure Reason
La Bella Principessa: A Leonardo Discovered
Leonard Woolf's The Village in the Jungle (1913): A Day Symposium
Les Liaisons dangereuses in 5x5
Literature and Form
Literature, Art and Oxford
Literature, democracy and transitional justice
Medea, a performance history: APGRD eBooks
Medieval English
Medieval German Studies
Mesoamerican Manuscripts
Metaphor: Philosophical Issues
Modern Fairies
Modern Languages Inaugural lectures
MOVING, TEACHING, INSPIRING: The National Trust and University of Oxford in the 21st Century
MSt English Language
Musical Abstracts
Narrative Futures
Nietzsche on Mind and Nature
Not Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean Popular Theatre
Oriental Institute
Origins of Nature
Oscar Wilde
Oxford German Exchange Series on Brexit
Oxford Humanities - Research Showcase: Global Exploration, Innovation and Influence
Oxford Spanish Literature Podcast
Oxford Writers' House Talks
Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue
Philosophical perspectives on the causes of mental illness
Philosophy - Ethics of the New Biosciences
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy Special Lectures
Photo Archives VI: The Place of Photography
Poetry with A.E. Stallings
Poetry with Simon Armitage
Post-Conflict Landscapes
Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation
Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies
Practical Ethics Bites
Practice Makes… the Oxford Reimagining Performance Podcast
Professor of Poetry
Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities
Putting magic in place: a knowledge exchange event
Race and Resistance: Understanding Bermuda Today
Reformation 2017
Regional Classics
Reid's Critique of Hume
Reimagining Ancient Greece and Rome: APGRD Podcast
Reimagining Ancient Greece and Rome: APGRD public lectures
Religious Epistemology, Contextualism, and Pragmatic Encroachment
Renegotiations of History in light of the 'Greek Crisis'
Research Approaches to Former Soviet States: A Practical Introduction
Rethinking Moral Status
Rothermere American Institute
Ruskin School of Art
Russian Ab Initio Students: Pre-Course Listening Material
Sacrifice and Modern Thought
Sade, l'inconnu? Nouvelles approaches critiques
Samuel Johnson
Science and Religious Conflict Conference
Shakespeare's First Folio (ePub format)
Sleep and the Rhythms of Life
Social Media and Faith
Spain: 1959 - 1992
Staging Shakespeare
Staying Alive: Poetry and Crisis
Stories, Spaces and Societies - Globalising and Localising the Great War
Talking Sense
Taylor Lecture
Teaching the Codex
Teaching to Transgress
Textual Therapies
The Beazley Archive - Classical Art Research Centre
The Dragon and The Cross: Christianity in China
The End of Journalism
The English People at War in the Age of Henry VIII
The Fall of the Roman Empire (Bryan Ward-Perkins)
The Global History of Capitalism
The King James Bible Lecture Series
The Many Lives of Benjamin Disraeli
The New Madhyamaka
The Oxford Healthcare Values Partnership
The Oxford Sound Album
The Oxford/Berlin Creative Collaborations
The Pandemic Ethics Accelerator Podcasts
The Remedy
The Value of Humanities
The View from Above: Structure, Emergence, and Causation
The Zaharoff Lecture
Their Finest Hour
Theology Faculty
Thinking Out Loud: leading philosophers discuss topical global issues
Tibetan Graduate Studies Seminar
Tolkien at Oxford
TORCH Post-Show Conversations
TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
Traces of the White Rose
Transforming Nineteenth-Century Historically Informed Practice
Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Uehiro Lectures: Practical solutions for ethical challenges
Unconscious Memory
Unlocking Late Schumann
Valentine's Day at Oxford
Voltaire Foundation
War and Representation
Was there a Russian Enlightenment?
What is Tragedy?
What is Translation?
What next after your PhD? Getting published in journals and getting your first academic job
Women in Oxford's History (Series One)
Women's Responses to the Reformation
Writers in Dialogue
# Episode Title Description People Date
2715 Hegel's Enlightenment Professor Richard Bourke delivers the 2023 Annual Besterman Lecture. Richard Bourke 14 Nov 2023
2714 Creative Commons Recalibrating the Perspective on Tibetan and Himalayan History: Identity- and Nation-Building in Bhutan In this talk, Dr. Dagmar Schwerk presents the work-in-progress of her current research project, an investigation into identity- and nation-building in eighteenth-century Bhutan Dagmar Schwerk 13 Nov 2023
2713 Morality and Personality Professor Predrag uses a comparison of money and morality to explore the mutual relationship between morality and personality. Predrag Cicovacki 09 Nov 2023
2712 Part Three - Not In Vain In Part Three, Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd explore the final days of the White Rose resisters with poignant excerpts from their last letters to their loved ones. Tom Herring, Alexandra Lloyd 10 Oct 2023
2711 Part Two - Your Bad Conscience In Part Two, Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd dive deeper into the resistance writings of the White Rose, and find out what happened to Sophie and Hans Scholl following their arrest by the Gestapo. Tom Herring, Alexandra Lloyd 10 Oct 2023
2710 Part One - Out Of Reach In Part One, Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd take us into the world of the White Rose. We’ll find out who they were, how they were connected, and unpack the question of what led them to resist and ultimately risk everything. Tom Herring, Alexandra Lloyd 10 Oct 2023
2709 Traces of the White Rose: Introduction Hosts Tom Herring and Dr Alexandra Lloyd set out what to expect from the series, and introduce the history of the White Rose resistance: five students and a professor who stood up to Nazism and paid with their lives. Tom Herring, Alexandra Lloyd, Jud Newborn, Rebecca Donner 10 Oct 2023
2708 Noor Inayat Khan: the "Spy Princess" - Interview with Shrabani Basu Joseph Quinn speaks to Indian journalist, bestselling author and historian, Shrabani Basu, about the life and career of legendary SOE agent, Noor Inayat Khan. Shrabani Basu, Joseph Quinn 08 Sep 2023
2707 Soldiers of the Punjab in two world wars - Interview with Amandeep Madra Joseph Quinn speaks to Amandeep Madra, founder of the UK Punjab Heritage Association, about Pubjabi and Sikh soldiers in the British Indian Army. Joseph Quinn, Amandeep Madra 25 Aug 2023
2706 ‘Treasures’ (gter ma) and treasure-finders in Yungdrung Bön: a Tibetan tradition spanning a thousand years This talk presents an outline of the Yungdrung Bön ’Treasure’ tradition Per Kværne 09 Aug 2023
2705 The Duke of Windsor's German tutor - Interview with Emma Huber Emma Huber, German subject librarian at Oxford's Taylorian Library, speaks to Joseph Quinn about the life and career of Professor H.G. Fiedler. Emma Huber, Joseph Quinn 02 Aug 2023
2704 Northern Ireland in WW2 - TFH Collection Day at the Linen Hall, Belfast Interview with Scott Edgar at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast, just after hosting the first TFH Collection Day event in Northern Ireland. Joseph Quinn, Scott Edgar 13 Jul 2023
2703 Creative Commons Yoginīs, Revelation, and Hidden Knowledge in Tantric Śaivism (Oxford Treasure Seminar Series) This presentation examines Śākta transformations of conceptions of revelation and the transmission of esoteric knowledge in Mantramārga Śaivism Shaman Hatley 12 Jul 2023
2702 Creative Commons Nectar, Water, or Blood? A Buddhist History of Perceptual Relativism In this talk, Jacob Fisher presents his research on a history of the Buddhist discussions surrounding perceptual relativism, in India and Tibet Jacob Fisher 12 Jul 2023
2701 Creative Commons A Chorus of Voices Chanting the Names of Mañjuśrī Rong-zom Chos-kyi-bzang-po’s Commentary on the Nāmasaṅgīti, and Its Indian Sources Nicola Bajetta takes us through Rongzom Chökyi Zangpo's commentary on the Nāmasaṅgīti, a hymn of praise dedicated to Mañjuśrī Nicola Bajetta 12 Jul 2023
2700 Fighting Proud: Gay Men in Wartime - Interview with Stephen Bourne Interview with Stephen Bourne about the experiences of gay men in the British Armed Forces and at home during the Second World War. Matthew Kidd, Stephen Bourne 28 Jun 2023
2699 Under Fire: Black Britain in Wartime - Interview with Stephen Bourne Interview with Stephen Bourne about the contribution of black men and women in wartime Britain during the Second World War. Stephen Bourne 20 Jun 2023
2698 Counterblast! (a manifesto for poetry) Alice Oswald's final lecture as the English Faculty's Professor of Poetry. Alice Oswald 16 Jun 2023
2697 Choreographing Sophocles A podcast with Leo Aylen and David Wiles Leo Aylen, David Wiles 05 Jun 2023
2696 Stories from the Archive - Part 1 First episode of a new Their Finest Hour podcast mini-series examining a selection of stories submitted to the Online Archive. Joseph Quinn 19 May 2023
2695 Creative Commons Slade Lecture Series 2023: Defiant Sculpture: Isek Bodys Kingelez and Mobutu Sese-Seko’s Authenticité, 1990s Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu argues that the extravagant hypermodernity of Isek Bodys Kingelez’s architectural sculptures, as with segments of popular arts, constitute a distinctive form of imaginative resistance to official culture under Mobutu. Chika Okeke-Agulu 18 May 2023
2694 Creative Commons Slade Lecture Series 2023: Drawing the Line: Obiora Udechukwu and Nigeria’s Smiling General 1980s-1990s In the 1980’s, the painter and poet Obiora Udechukwu (b. 1946), a leading figure of the Nsukka School, was at the height of his powers, with drawings and paintings celebrated for their lyrical power and trenchant social commentary. Chika Okeke-Agulu 18 May 2023
2693 Creative Commons Slade Lecture Series 2023: Prison Drawing: Ibrahim El Salahi in Al Nimeiry’s Sudan, 1970s In this lecture, Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu focuses on the calligraphic figuration of Ibrahim El Salahi (b. 1930), the country’s leading modernist and onetime political prisoner. Chika Okeke-Agulu 18 May 2023
2692 Creative Commons Slade Lecture Series 2023: To speak in Parables: Dumile Feni in Hendrik Verwoerd’s South Africa, 1960s Chika Okeke-Agulu examines art & politics in 1960s South Africa paying particular attention to Hendrik Verwoerd, the self-styled “Great Induna,” & architect of Apartheid, whose assassination in 1966 slowed the triumphant march of Afrikaner racist ideology Chika Okeke-Agulu 18 May 2023
2691 Creative Commons Slade Lecture Series 2023: Gazbia Sirry and Egyptian artists in the Nasserite State, 1950s-1960s Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu follows the formal and tonal shifts in Gazbia Sirry’s work as it responded to, and was shaped by Nasser’s and post-revolutionary Egypt’s political fortunes. Chika Okeke-Agulu 18 May 2023
2690 Creative Commons Slade Lecture Series 2023: African Artists in the Age of the Big Man Okeke-Agulu presents 5 artists whose work exemplify the difficult relationship of art & power as Africa’s decolonization gave way to the emergence of undemocratic polities ruled by charismatic & repressive strongmen in the second half of the 20th century. Chika Okeke-Agulu 18 May 2023
2689 Creative Commons Sūtra in Early Buddhist Treasure Texts (Oxford Treasure Seminar Series) Reinier Langelaar’s talk on early Tibetan treasure literature’s influences, inspirations, and narrative themes Reinier Langelaar 15 May 2023
2688 Episode 1: Sleep, Light, Architecture How can a neuroscientist and an architect help us to understand the world of sleep and the rhythms that govern our lives? Russell Foster, Ian Ritchie, Sally Shuttleworth, Ruth Abrahams 12 May 2023
2687 Early Teachings on the Four Phurpas and the Relationship between the Revelatory and Transmitted Textual Tradition (Oxford Treasure Seminar Series) Early teachings on the Four Phurpas in the light of the Eightfold Buddha Word, Embodying the Sugatas (bka' brgyad bde gshegs 'dus pa) revelation of Myang ral Nyi ma 'od zer (1124-1192), and the relationship between the Revelatory (gter ma) and Transmitted Cathy Cantwell 21 Apr 2023
2686 'Magic and the Sense of Place' Conference Day 3: 'Urban', 'Rome' and 'Placing the dead' Talks from Alice Huxley, Amy Blakemore, Nancy Caciola and more, under the themes 'Urban', 'Rome' and 'Placing the dead'. Alice Huxley, Todd Borlik, Amy Blakemore, Ellen Kushner 20 Apr 2023
2685 'Magic and the Sense of Place' Conference Day 2: 'Making a Place', 'Between' and 'Getting Lost' Talks from Caroline Tully, Elizabeth Garner, Gwendolyne Knight and more on the themes of 'Making a Place', 'Between' and 'Getting Lost'. Gwendolyne Knight, Sophie Page, Karen Mahony, Alex Ukolov 20 Apr 2023
2684 'Magic and the Sense of Place' Conference Day 1: Opening Session, plus 'Who Owns This Place?' and 'The New World'. Opening Session featuring Ronald Hutton and Chris Gosden, plus talks under the topics 'Who Owns This Place?' and 'The New World'. Andrew Chesnut, Dan Kline, Will Badger, Ronald Hutton 20 Apr 2023
2683 The Women behind "the Few" - Interview with Dr Sarah-Louise Miller Interview with Dr Sarah-Louise Miller about the role of the WAAF in British air intelligence. Joseph Quinn, Sarah-Louise Miller 11 Apr 2023
2682 Acknowledgements A special thank you to everyone involved in the podcast. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2681 (E10/10) The Missing Bean Sitting outside, just to the right of the entrance, facing Lincoln College. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2680 (E9/10) Walking down Mansfield Road, Holywell Street, and Broad Street From Queen Elizabeth House to Cornmarket Street, on the left-hand side. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2679 (E8/10) Walking in University Parks From the back gate at St Anne’s College, in through North Gate, and along North Walk to Lazenbee’s Ground Walk, in the middle of North Walk. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2678 (E7/10) Oxford University Museum of Natural History Sitting in the café on the gallery, at a table closest to the central court, just to the right of the till, facing the central court. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2677 (E6/10) Walking down Cornmarket Street From Carfax Tower to George Street, on the left-hand side. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2676 (E5/10) Walking through Clarendon Centre From Queen Street to Cornmarket Street, in the middle. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2675 (E4/10) Walking inside University Church of St. Mary the Virgin Down the aisle and into the Nave, back along the north corridor, and out on High Street. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2674 (E3/10) Radcliffe Square on an early summer morning Sitting outside at Vaults & Garden cafe, in the middle between the two entrances, facing Radcliffe Camera. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2673 (E2/10) Walking up Queen’s Lane and New College Lane From High Street to Catte Street, on the left-hand side. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2672 (E1/10) Bell towers telling the time on Christ Church Meadow Standing on Broad Walk, just to the left of Merton Grove, facing Christ Church Meadow. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2671 Introduction Welcome to the Oxford Sound Album. Torø Graven 28 Mar 2023
2670 Building the digital archive A short interview with the project's technical lead, Catherine Conisbee, on building the digital archive. Catherine Conisbee 23 Mar 2023
2669 Creative Commons Exploring relationships between theory of practice and practice by looking at the Abhisamayālaṃkāra in Gelukpa scholasticism Chandra Ehm's investigation into the foundations of the Geluk monastic curriculum Chandra Ehm 17 Mar 2023
2668 Creative Commons The Transformation of Nyingma Identity: Some Key Developments in Contemporary Nyingma Monastic Education Nicholas Hobhouse on Developments in Contemporary Nyingma Monastic Education Nicholas Hobhouse 17 Mar 2023
2667 Creative Commons Is AI bad for democracy? Analyzing AI’s impact on epistemic agency Professor Mark Coeckelbergh considers whether AI poses a risk for democracy n this St Cross Special Ethics Seminar Mark Coeckelbergh 13 Mar 2023
2666 Creative Commons Forms of Buddhist treasures (re)discovered in Kalmykia (Oxford Treasure Seminar Series) Valeriya Gazizova's talk on several cases of ‘treasure’ concealment and discoveries in the Buddhist society of postsocialist Kalmykia Valeriya Gazizova 01 Mar 2023
2665 Exploring Rendawa’s Madhyamaka Legacy Drukgyel Tsering's talk on Rendawa Shonu Lodro (1349–1412), the famed teacher of Lama Tsongkhapa and important progenitor of Madhyamaka philosophy in Tibet Drukgyal Tsering 28 Feb 2023
2664 Creative Commons The Rgyud sde spyi rnam ascribed to Rin chen bzang po (958–1055) and its authoritative sources Sonam Choden discusses Lo tsā ba Rin chen bzang po's composition of his "General Presentation of the Tantric Systems" and its authoritative sources Sonam Choden 28 Feb 2023
2663 Anonymous and Onymous A professor of poetry talk by Alice Oswald - Hilary Term 2023 Alice Oswald, Lorna Hutson 27 Feb 2023
2662 Meandering Fortune-Graphs A professor of poetry talk by Alice Oswald - Michaelmas 2022. Alice Oswald 21 Feb 2023
2661 Creative Commons How Tibetans Received and Perceived the Yuan Edicts: Some Preliminary Observations This lecture highlights Tibetan responses to the Mongol imperial bureaucratic practices during the 14th century Penghao Sun, Trawang 15 Feb 2023
2660 Theorizing Buddhist Revelation in the Great Lamp of the Dharma Dhāraṇī Scripture (Oxford Treasure Seminar Series) The Great Lamp of the Dharma Dhāraṇī Scripture and its theory on scriptual revelation in the Mahāyāna tradition. Ryan Overbey 14 Feb 2023
2659 Creative Commons A typology of modes of revelations in Chinese religious history (Oxford Treasure Seminar Series) Vincent Goossaert's talk on the ritual production of revelation in Chinese religious history Vincent Goossaert 14 Feb 2023
2658 Towards a textual discourse analysis of Longchenpa’s writings on Buddha nature Gregory Forgues presents his research on Longchenpa's writings on Buddha nature Gregory Forgues 10 Feb 2023
2657 Creative Commons Practice Makes… The Multi-Hyphenate Career Helen and Madeleine are joined by Frey Kwa Hawking, dramaturg and critic, and Hannah Greenstreet, playwright, critic, and academic, to talk about their varied career roles, how they interact, and why theatre matters to us. Hannah Greenstreet, Frey Kwa Hawking, Helen Dallas, Madeleine Saidenberg 09 Feb 2023
2656 A Postcard from Hitler The Project Lead, Dr Stuart Lee, discusses his most memorable finds on previous crowdsourcing projects Stuart Lee 08 Feb 2023
2655 Creative Commons Shallow Cognizing for Self-Control over Emotion & Desire In the first St Cross Special Ethics Seminar of 2023, Dr Larry Lengbeyer explores 'shallow cognizing' as a form of self-control Lawrence Lengbeyer 02 Feb 2023
2654 Introducing 'Their Finest Hour' A brief introduction by the project team to 'Their Finest Hour' Stuart Lee, Matthew Kidd, Joseph Quinn 23 Jan 2023
2653 Creative Commons Variants of the Rudra Subjugation Myth: Contrasting Themes in the Legends of Mahākāla and Vajrabhairava Cameron Bailey's talk on wrathful deities and their myths Cameron Bailey 11 Jan 2023
2652 Jamie Webb During the pandemic, there were social gatherings in Number 10. This seriously undermined trust in government. But what exactly is trust? And why is trust so vital during a pandemic? Jamie Webb explains. Jamie Webb, David Edmonds 05 Dec 2022
2651 Beth Kamunge-Kpodo and John Coggan The pandemic had disproportionate impacts when measured by ethnicity, gender and geography. Beth Kamunge-Kpodo and John Coggan are both legal scholars, and both are interested in inequality. Beth Kamunge-Kpodo, John Coggan, David Edmonds 05 Dec 2022
2650 Sarah Cunningham Burley At the start of the covid pandemic there was little time for officials to consult the public. Sarah Cunningham Burley oversaw some public dialogues to assess public attitudes to the pandemic, and to the government’s response. Sarah Cunningham Burley, David Edmonds 05 Dec 2022
2649 Melanie Smallman and James Wilson During the height of the Covid pandemic we became accustomed to watching, listening to and reading about experts in health statistics. J. Wilson and M.Smallman have been researching the use, and sometimes misuse of pandemic data. Melanie Smallman, James Wilson, David Edmonds 05 Dec 2022
2648 Jonny Pugh Vaccines to combat Covid were developed in record time. Policy-makers then faced a tricky question. It was impossible to vaccinate everyone immediately: so who to inoculate first? Jonny Pugh says there were complex trade-offs. Jonny Pugh, David Edmonds 05 Dec 2022
2647 Ilina Singh The Pandemic Ethics Accelerator programme was led by Ilina Singh, an Oxford Professor of Neuroscience and Society. In this interview she explains what the programme was, what it was designed to achieve and whether it succeeded. Ilina Singh, David Edmonds 05 Dec 2022
2646 Creative Commons Practice Makes… Eighteenth-Century Theatre Today David Taylor, specialist in eighteenth-century theatre, and Colin Blumenau, former Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, talk about performing eighteenth-century drama on the modern stage. David Taylor, Colin Blumenau, Helen Dallas, Madeleine Saidenberg 14 Nov 2022
2645 The Rise of Guru Yoga in Twelfth-Century Tibet Zim Pickens looks at the origins of guru or lama worship in Tibet, introducing us to the Indian antecedents and the Tibetan emphasis on the role and status of the lama. Zim Pickens 09 Nov 2022
2644 Creative Commons The Moral Machine Experiment In this St Cross Special Ethics Seminar, Dr Edmond Awad discusses his project, the Moral Machine, an internet-based game exploring the ethical dilemmas faced by driverless cars. Edmond Awad 09 Nov 2022
2643 Treasure Hunting in the Philippine Islands (Oxford Treasure Seminar Series) Where to Look for the Missing Plunder of Pirates, Ghosts, Rebels, Fairies, Colonisers, and Dictators Piers Kelly 03 Nov 2022
2642 Treasure Traditions in Greece (Oxford Treasure Seminar Series) Charles Stewart's surveys the diversity of treasure traditions in Greece Charles Stewart 03 Nov 2022
2641 Creative Commons Practice Makes… Documentary Theatre Alecky Blythe, creator of verbatim company Recorded Delivery and writer of Our Generation, and Molly Flynn, who specialises in contemporary Ukrainian and Russian documentary theatre, talk about documentary theatre in the UK and Ukraine. Alecky Blythe, Molly Flynn, Helen Dallas, Madeleine Saidenberg 31 Oct 2022
2640 Creative Commons Practice Makes… Disabled-Led Theatre Jess Thom of Touretteshero and Hannah Simpson, author of Samuel Beckett and Disability Performance, discuss relaxed performance, accessibility, and the Touretteshero production of Beckett’s Not I. Jess Thom, Hannah Simpson, Helen Dallas, Madeleine Saidenberg 20 Oct 2022
2639 Displacement: Tibetan Buddhist Contributions to the International Humanitarian Field Dr Kilby's talk explores Tibetan Buddhist perspectives on displacement that can inform the international humanitarian response to the displacement crisis Christina Kilby 20 Oct 2022
2638 Of all things broken and lost: Durs Grünbein’s Perspectives on Dresden and the problems of modern Elegy Professor Karen Leeder delivers the inaugural Schwarz-Taylor Lecture Karen Leeder 17 Oct 2022
2637 Creative Commons When does (or did) the Covid-19 pandemic end? Katrien Devolder interviews Erica Charters, Professor of the Global History of Medicine at the University of Oxford Erica Charters, Katrien Devolder 04 Oct 2022
2636 Creative Commons How to understand, and interact with, AI Professor Peter Railton presents his take on how to understand, and interact with, AI Peter Railton, Katrien Devolder 04 Oct 2022
2635 Creative Commons Classics Faculty Ancient Drama Prize 2022 Arlene Holmes-Henderson, Senior Research Fellow in Classics Education, chats with the winners of the faculty's exciting new performance competition for young people from across the UK. Sydney Mann, Bianca Khanna, Aiko Hoshiko, Grace Barry 25 Jul 2022
2634 TORCH Post-Show Conversations: Scandaltown Listen in as Caroline Taylor and Ruth Moore discuss a recent production of Mike Bartlett's 'Scandaltown' Caroline Taylor, Ruth Moore 10 Jul 2022
2633 Creative Commons TORCH Post-Show Conversations: Much Ado About Nothing Listen in as Judith Buchanan and Emma Smith discuss a March 2022 RSC production of Much Ado About Nothing Judith Buchanan, Emma Smith 10 Jul 2022
2632 Queering the Past(s) A podcast with Nancy Rabinowitz, Marcus Bell, and Eleonora Colli Nancy Rabinowitz, Marcus Bell, Eleonora Colli 06 Jul 2022
2631 TORCH Post-Show Conversations: When We Dead Awaken Listen in as Billy Barrett, Tzen Sam and Kirsten Shepherd-Barr discuss a recent production of Ibsen's 'When We Dead Awaken' Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Tzen Sam, Billy Barrett 28 Jun 2022
2630 TORCH Post-Show Conversations: Cyrano de Bergerac Listen in as Nora Baker and Ruth Moore discuss a recent production of Cyrano de Bergerac Nora Baker, Ruth Moore 28 Jun 2022
2629 The Life and Death of Poetry A distracted walkabout with T.S Eliot and others. Alice Oswald 23 Jun 2022
2628 Hope in Healthcare In this St Cross Special Ethics Seminar, Professor Stephen Clarke the role of hope in patients undergoing major healthcare procedures, and how it relates to decision-making in situations of risk and uncertainty. Stephen Clarke 20 Jun 2022
2627 Dharmabhāṇakas, Siddhas, Avatārakasiddhas, and gTer stons (Oxford Treasure Seminar Series) This lecture offers a new look at the origins of Gter ma literature in an intertextual framework. Robert Mayer 08 Jun 2022
2626 Early Explanations for the Appearance of Mahāyāna sūtras (Oxford Treasure Seminar Series) A presentation looking at how early Mahayana sutras explain where they came from. David Drewes 08 Jun 2022
2625 TORCH Post-show Conversations: Private Lives Listen in as Kirsten Shepherd-Barr and Sos Eltis discuss a recent production of Noel Coward's Private Lives Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Sos Eltis, Ruth Moore 06 Jun 2022
2624 The Medea Project: Theatre for Incarcerated People A podcast with Nancy Rabinowitz, Rhodessa Jones, and Angela Wilson Nancy Rabinowitz, Rhodessa Jones, Angela Wilson 01 Jun 2022
2623 2022 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics: Ethics and Artificial Intelligence (3 of 3) In last of the three 2022 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, Professor Peter Railton explores how we might "programme ethics into AI" Peter Railton 31 May 2022
2622 2022 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics: Ethics and Artificial Intelligence (2 of 3) In the second 2022 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, Professor Peter Railton explores how we might "programme ethics into AI" Peter Railton 31 May 2022
2621 2022 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics: Ethics and Artificial Intelligence (1 of 3) In the first of three 2022 Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, Professor Peter Railton explores how we might "programme ethics into AI" Peter Railton 31 May 2022
2620 Nils Chr. Stenseth And Barbara Bramanti On Evolutionary And Ecological Ends Of Epidemics A discussion on how evolutionary biology and biological anthropology help understand the end of epidemics, particularly plague. Nils Chr. Stenseth, Barbara Bramanti, Erica Charters 17 May 2022
2619 Clark Larsen and Fabian Crespo on Biology, Archaeology, and Multi-disciplinary Ends A discussion on why multi-disciplinary approaches that combine social and biological research are helpful in understanding how epidemics end. Clark Larsen, Fabian Crespo, Erica Charters 17 May 2022
2618 Cristiana Bastos and the Human End of Epidemics Professor Cristiana Bastos (Lisbon) and Professor Erica Charters discuss how anthropology and ethnology measure the end of epidemics, including HIV/AIDS, and the difference between illness and disease. Cristiana Bastos, Erica Charters 17 May 2022
2617 Collapsing Time with Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz The 2022 Terra Lectures in American Art centre on Latinx art, with an emphasis on Chicanx (Mexican American) artists, and the theme of migration – of people, ideas, and artworks, from the seventeenth century to today. Charlene Villaseñor Black 17 May 2022
2616 Creative Commons Against Legalizing Female 'Circumcision' of Minors In this St Cross Special Ethics Seminar, Dr Brian Earp argues that all medically unnecessary genital cutting of non-consenting persons should be opposed on moral and legal grounds. Brian D. Earp 16 May 2022