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Best Oxford University podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Oxford University podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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The University of Oxford is home to an impressive range and depth of research activities in the Humanities. TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities is a major new initiative that seeks to build on this heritage and to stimulate and support research that transcends disciplinary and institutional boundaries. Here we feature some of the networks and programmes, as well as recordings of events, and offer insights into the research that they make possible.
 
A selection of seminars and special lectures on wide-ranging topics relating to practical ethics. The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics was established in 2002 with the support of the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education of Japan. It is an integral part of the philosophy faculty of Oxford University, one of the great centres of academic excellence in philosophical ethics.
 
In this fun and informative series Dr Lindsay Turnbull, Associate Professor and Fellow of The Queen’s College, Oxford University, looks at the biology of the back garden. This series is recorded hot off the press in a normal garden in England beginning in March 2020 and would be of interest to anyone from age 5+. The series is particularly useful for children missing school who would like to carry on practical work in their own garden and have an expert help them understand the theory behind ...
 
This series is host to episodes created by the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, one of the longest-established Computer Science departments in the country. The series reflects this department's world-class research and teaching by providing talks that encompass topics such as computational biology, quantum computing, computational linguistics, information systems, software verification, and software engineering.
 
The Department of Statistics at Oxford is a world leader in research including computational statistics and statistical methodology, applied probability, bioinformatics and mathematical genetics. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Oxford's Mathematical Sciences submission was ranked overall best in the UK. This is an exciting time for the Department. We have now moved into our new home on St Giles and we are currently settling in. The new building provides improved lecture and ...
 
The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford is the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. It includes the principal University library - the Bodleian Library - which has been a legal deposit library for 400 years; as well as 28 other libraries across Oxford including major research libraries and faculty, department and institute libraries. Together, the Libraries hold more than 12 million printed items, over 80,000 e-journals and outstanding special collections inclu ...
 
From Oxford University's Rothermere American Institute, hosts Professor Adam Smith and Dr Alice Kelly talk to guests doing world-leading research that sheds light on the United States from the outside in. We ask what forces have shaped the culture and politics of the US, how its role in the world has changed and what it might be in the future. Is America now, or has it ever been, the "last best hope of earth"? Probably not, but plenty of people have thought so. We try to understand why.
 
Welcome to CortexCast, the podcast that provides in-depth interviews with world leading Neuroscientists. Through conversations that are accessible to anyone with an interest in science, we explore cutting edge techniques, challenges in the field and how these researchers think not only about the brain but life in general. CortexCast is the official podcast of the Oxford University Cortex Club, a student run society that connects local and internationally recognised neuroscientists with stude ...
 
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Michael Shellenberger, President of Environmental Progress, talks to Jonathan Kay about global warming, natural disasters, media scaremongering—and why the world is actually getting safer, notwithstanding the scaremongering of Extinction Rebellion.By Quillette
 
In episode 30 of the OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, speaks with David Boulware, MD, MPH, about the large, double-blind, internet-based trial he and his team conducted finding hydroxychloroquine is no more effective at preventing COVID-19 infection than a placebo.By Oxford University Press
 
Renowned physicist Lawrence Krauss talks to Jonathan Kay about his Quillette essay Racism Is Real. But Science Isn’t the Problem and explains why he expressed skepticism about the sincerity of the #strike4blacklives campaign supported by so many science organisations.By Quillette
 
Dr Marwan Bukhari asks Prof Danieli Andrade (São Paulo, Brazil) about her recent paper, which investigates foetal and maternal pregnancy outcomes in mixed connective tissue disease. The study revealed a high number of poor pregnancy outcomes. They discuss the definition of mixed connective tissue disease, as well as a case of complete congenital he…
 
Presented in collaboration with the Bodleian Libraries Centre for the Study of the Book. Contemporary letterpress artist David Armes (Red Plate Press) and book conservator Andrew Honey (Bodleian Libraries) share their appreciation for paper and for the craft and art that goes into the making of books. Armes explains how he printed a new book on 'Ox…
 
Professor Eric Kaufmann talks to Toby Young about his Quillette essay The Great Awakening and the Second American Revolution. He believes American may be going through something akin to China's Cultural Revolution in which many aspects of American society, from the constitution to the name of the country, could change.…
 
In this episode we look at ongoing changes to news habits and how outlets can reach and engage audiences to develop sustainable news habits. Authors of the Digital News Report, the most comprehensive study of news consumption trends worldwide, discuss the key findings from this year's report.Host: Federica Cherubini is Head of Leadership Developmen…
 
This episode focuses on the public's willingness to pay for news, what motivates them and what could persuade them. Authors of the Digital News Report, the most comprehensive study of news consumption trends worldwide, discuss the key findings from this year's report.Host: Federica Cherubini is Head of Leadership Development at the Reuters Institut…
 
Dr Marwan Bukhari talks to Dr Hannah Jethwa (Cambridge, UK) about her recent editorial, which explores the potential for clinical practice to be transformed post-COVID. They discuss the benefits of virtual clinics, the importance of reviewing recent changes, and the possible implications for rheumatology services in the UK and globally.…
 
Fiona Lethbridge, Science Media Centre, gives a talk on the Science Media Centre and it's work. Fiona is a senior press officer at the Science Media Centre and has worked there since July 2012. She has a PhD in evolutionary biology from the University of Edinburgh. The Science Media Centre is an independent press office which opened in 2002 and bel…
 
Recording of the New St Cross Special Ethics Seminar on surrogate decision-making after severe brain injury. Patients with ‘covert awareness’ may continue to have values and an authentic sense of self, which may differ from their past values and wishes, despite lacking decision-making capacity in the present. Accordingly, surrogate decision-makers …
 
OYUB is a Russian documentary play about the life of Oyub Titiev, a human rights activist in the Republic of Chechnya, Russia. ‘How much longer are we going to kill and imprison human rights defenders?’‘With every passing year, there are more and more restrictions, and less and less rights.’ Oyub Titiev, Shali Town Court, Chechnya, Russia, 18 March…
 
In episode 29 of the OFID podcast, OFID Editor in Chief Paul Sax, MD, speaks candidly with Eric Bressman, MD, chief medical resident at Mt. Sinai Hospital, about confronting the onslaught of COVID-19 cases at Elmhurst Hospital, the disproportionate impact on the Queens community, and the toll on his colleagues and family.…
 
Authors of the Digital News Report, the most comprehensive study of news consumption trends worldwide, discuss the key findings from this year's report. This episode focuses on our findings on the state and future of local news. Host: Federica Cherubini is Head of Leadership Development at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. She is a…
 
Authors of the Digital News Report, the most comprehensive study of news consumption trends worldwide, discuss the key findings from this year's report Host: Federica Cherubini is Head of Leadership Development at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. She is an expert in newsroom operations and organisational change, with ten years exp…
 
Joel Kotkin, executive director of the Urban Reform Institute and author of The Coming of Neo-Feudalism, talks to Toby Young about the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on American cities and the rioting that broke out following the death of George Floyd. Joel recently wrote about this in a piece entitled Pandemics and Pandemonium for Quillette.…
 
This digital event explores how 3D-modelling technologies and virtual reality can open new understandings of the past. Prof Matthew Nicholls describes the creation of a large-scale 3D model of Ancient Rome, exploring the use of computer modelling in the study of ancient structures. Richard Smith brings the technological perspective, discussing the …
 
Dr Fergus Cooper, Research Software Engineer, Oxford RSE Group, gives a talk for the department of Statistics on 5th June 2020. Following on from Graham Lee's talk on automated testing, we will use GitHub actions to automate the testing of a small Python project. We will: recap why this might be a good idea; walk through setting up a workflow on Gi…
 
Graham Lee, Research Software Engineer, Oxford RSE Group, gives talk for the department of Statistics on 22nd May 2020. Abstract: If we want reliable, reproducible simulations and data analysis software, we need to know that we have implemented our code correctly. Further, we need to be confident that changes we make to the code do not introduce un…
 
Nick Jewell, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, gives a talk for the departmental of Statistics on 28th May 2020. Abstract: The successful introduction of the intracellular bacterium Wolbachia into Aedes aegypti mosquitoes enables a practical approach for dengue prevention through release of Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes. W…
 
Radford M. Neal (University of Toronto), gives a talk for the department of Statistics. Hamiltonian Monte Carlo (HMC) is an attractive MCMC method for continuous distributions because it makes use of the gradient of the log probability density to propose points far from the current point, avoiding slow exploration by a random walk (RW). The Langevi…
 
The Grey Squirrel invasion explaining tumour cell proliferation? Alan Turing explaining football shirt patterns? The close relationship between slugs and the human heart? What is the common link? Mathematics of course. And Philip Maini. Oxford Mathematics Public Lectures are generously supported by XTX Markets.…
 
Does America and the world need a new New Deal? If so, what lessons can we learn from how old orthodoxies in economic policy-making were challenged in the interwar period? In this episode, Adam talks to Eric Rauchway about the year 1933, when Franklin D. Roosevelt came into office and immediately set a course that challenged some of the sacred shib…
 
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