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The Good Robot

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University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies

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Join University of Cambridge Christina Gaw postdoctoral researchers Eleanor Drage and Kerry Mackereth as they ask the experts: what is good technology? Is ‘good’ technology even possible? And what does feminism have to say about it? Each week, they invite scholars, industry practitioners, activists, and more to provide their unique perspective on what feminism can bring to the tech industry and the way that we think about technology. With each conversation, The Good Robot asks how feminism c ...
 
“Religion and Global Challenges” is the podcast of the Cambridge Interfaith Programme, brought to you from of the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. This podcast explores the many ways in which religious narratives and ideas, practices and experiences inform some of the most crucial challenges facing our world today. Together with our guest speakers, in our monthly sessions we discuss topics ranging from religion and climate change to how people navigate religious difference ...
 
Your chance to hear expert speakers from all walks of life debating, informing and extending their passion for their subject. Our public lectures cover subjects as diverse as health, the arts, faith and education. Speakers range from leading academics, to public figures and entertainers.
 
A wide ranging discussion of consciousness at the intersection of science and spirituality with Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. At Cambridge University Rupert worked in developmental biology as a Fellow of Clare College. He was Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Hyderabad, India. From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick project for research on ...
 
Medicine for intellectual boredom. Host Dr Mark Fabian of Cambridge University brings together an eclectic mix of creative young folk to discuss the most stimulating ideas at the knowledge frontier, from data governance to the metamodern cultural mode, and everything in between. The world's most thoughtful people, having a chat - and you're invited! So turn off your socials, throw away your popular science books, and get ready for some legit galaxy brain takes. Thanks to Keith Spangle for th ...
 
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BlueSci Podcast

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BlueSci Podcast

Cambridge Uni Science Magazine

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What's the latest in science these days? How can scientific advances help improve our world? And what's it like to be a scientist, anyway? Every two weeks we delve into the intersections between science, technology, and society, featuring guest researchers who present a fresh perspective on their work, what goes on behind the scenes, and the latest developments in their fields. Transcripts available: www.bluesci.co.uk/category/podcast/ Brought to you by the Cambridge University Science Magaz ...
 
Exploring all things genetics. Cambridge University Alumnus and current CEO of Sano Genetics Dr Patrick Short analyses the science, interviews the experts and helps share the stories of people who have been personally affected by genetic conditions. To take part in the latest research studies mentioned in this podcast please visit sanogenetics.com/research
 
The Isaac Newton Institute is the world's foremost mathematical research centre. Living Proof aims to highlight the diverse people and interconnected topics linked to its many activities. Interviewees range from visiting academics and lecturers to mathematicians, other scientists, musicians, artists, students, and prominent figures within the University of Cambridge and beyond. The podcast typically involves mathematical themes, but is specifically aimed at a general audience. The focus is o ...
 
The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law is the scholarly home of International law at the University of Cambridge. The Centre, founded by Sir Elihu Lauterpacht QC in 1983, serves as a forum for the discussion and development of international law and is one of the specialist law centres of the Faculty of Law. The Centre holds weekly lectures on topical issues of international law by leading practitioners and academics. For more information see the LCIL website at http://www.lcil.cam.ac.uk/
 
Welcome to our podcast coming to you from the Greater Boston Zen Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with teachers Dharma Holder Julie Seido Nelson, Senior Assistant Teacher Fran Ludwig, and others. Recordings include both full-length teishos (talks) with discussion following and short "encouragement talks." For more information about teachers, events, and practice periods, as well as additional audio files, go to our website: bostonzen.org.
 
Rab Houston was born in Hamilton, Scotland, lived in India and Ghana and was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and St Andrews University before spending six years at Cambridge University as a research student (Peterhouse) and research fellow (Clare College). He has worked at the University of St Andrews since 1983 and is Professor of Modern History, specialising in British social history. He is a fellow of both the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland’s natio ...
 
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Cuerpa Politica

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Cuerpa Politica

Dr R. Sanchez-Rivera and Dr Rebecca Ogden

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Cuerpa Politica is a podcast about reproductive health, politics, and justice in Latin America, funded by the Institute of Latin American Studies and co-hosted by, Dr Rebecca Ogden, lecturer in Latin American studies at the University of Kent and Dr R. Sanchez-Rivera, Research Fellow in Gonville & Caius College and Affiliate Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Cambridge. Cuerpa Politica explores reproduction in Latin America through a series of conversations with activists, practition ...
 
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, technology humanities and social sciences; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing the world today. We are a community of hands-on problem-solvers in love with fundamental science and eager to make the world a better place.
 
Welcome to Mind Over Chatter, the Cambridge University Podcast! One series at a time, we break down complex issues into simple questions. Join Nick, James and Naomi as they ask clever people seemingly simple questions. We’ll explore climate change, the future, and much more!
 
Connecting jobseekers & entreprenuers with career opportunities. Gene Hodge is a futurist, author, motivational speaker, and training consultant; and Founder & President of Hodgepodge Training Inc. (HTI) and Hi-Tech Training Associates (HTA), Gene brings 20 years of experience and innovation from corporate information systems, training, and management dedicated to providing quality training to make people and organizations more productive. Gene has taught computer and job-seeking skills trai ...
 
Join intellectual phenomenon Dr. Jordan Peterson and his daughter Mikhaila for enlightening discourse that will change the way you think. This podcast breaks down the dichotomy of life through interviews and lectures that explain how individuals and culture are shaped by values, music, religion, and beyond. It will give you a new perspective and a modern understanding of your creativity, competence, and personality.
 
The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcasts featuring faculty and others associated with Cambridge Judge Business School and the broader Cambridge community. The podcasts are designed to shed light on important topics within the broad research and teaching remit of Cambridge Judge Business School – including issues relating to management, trade, technology and the global economy.
 
Welcome to the Brighter Thinking Pod from Cambridge University Press - Education. We provide a place where international education enthusiasts from all backgrounds can come together to discuss the challenges faced by teachers in a modern classroom and discover new teaching ideas. Our panels consist of teachers, authors, key subject figures and more, and we also celebrate the very best of teaching with our Teacher Spotlight. If you'd like to get involved, follow us on Twitter @CUPeducation an ...
 
The Cambridge Centre for Criminal Justice (CCCJ) was formed in 2015, and brings together members of the Faculty, students and visitors researching into all aspects of criminal justice. For more information see the Cambridge Centre for Criminal Justice website at http://www.cccj.law.cam.ac.uk
 
My name's Dr Nina Lübbren. I'm an art historian and senior lecturer in film studies at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. On this page, you can find my podcasts on how to write a university essay. You will learn to construct an argument and research your topic. My talks use film and art as examples but are relevant for students in all of the arts and humanities). Enjoy the podcasts! If you do, let me know via feedback: thanks! :-)
 
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Researcher Development

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Join the Researcher Development team at the University of Cambridge as we discuss key themes of becoming an efficient professional researcher. From managing your time effectively to building your resilience, each week features a different topic of interest to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. We're often joined by expert guest speakers. For more ways to engage in researcher development, check out our website: www.rdp.cam.ac.uk. We also have a YouTube channel: www.youtube.co ...
 
The Social Ideas podcast shares the impact of social innovation, its necessity and its capacity to challenge the status quo. Throughout this series, highly committed change makers in business, civil society, policy and academia will talk about their work, their ideas and their motivation to strive towards to a more equitable and sustainable world.The Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, acts as a platform for research and engagem ...
 
A UNIQUE OVERVIEW OF THE WHOLE BIBLE. Bringing together a lifetime's worth of insights into the meaning of Bible events and teaching. This is a fantastic opportunity to get to grips with the Bible as a whole. Taking an overview of the epic story of God's relationship with His people, Unlocking the Bible avoids close verse by verse analysis in order to give a real sense of the sweep of Biblical history and its implications for our lives. Charts and diagrams to accompany these series are avail ...
 
Podcasts of interviews with the presenters of the 'Manufacturing Thursdays' seminar series. Manufacturing Thursdays is a programme of free evening presentations organised by the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). It is open to the local business community and all staff and students of the University of Cambridge. The presentations span all aspects of manufacturing processes, technology and management and provide networking opportunities over refreshments. The seminars ...
 
Cambridge Life Competencies for Teens is a seven-part podcast series for English language teachers that helps you develop your students' life competencies to prepare them for early adulthood. In each episode we'll be chatting to English language teaching experts who'll be sharing their practical tips and techniques that you can use with your teenage learners.
 
To help fellow students to remember defenitions and simple facts for their IGCSE exams. This is the outdated location for the podcast. This is the updated location's link: http://www.anchor.fm/robin-whitehead-geography-podcast
 
Welcome to Ceasefire, a podcast discussing American politics seen from the European side of the pond! This podcast is hosted by Emily Charnock, a political historian at Cambridge University, and Hilde Restad, an associate professor of international studies at Bjørknes College in Oslo, Norway.
 
From January to March 2014, CSaP's Inaugural Visiting Research Fellow Professor Charlie F Kennel delivered a series of seminars on adaptation to climate change, hosted by Christ's College, Cambridge. Professor Kennel is Vice-Chancellor and Director emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, and a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Christ’s College. Starting in January 2014, he spent three months as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for ...
 
H&P is a unique collaboration between the Institute of Contemporary British History at King's College London and the University of Cambridge. We are the only project in the UK providing access to an international network of more than 500 historians with a broad range of expertise. H&P offers a range of resources for historians, policy makers and journalists.
 
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Dr. Natalie Lira is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Latina/Latino Studies in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Dr. Lira’s research looks into the largely neglected racial aspects of California’s eugenic sterilization program by providing evidence of the disproportionate institu…
 
In this third instalment of our mini-series on Living with Religious Difference, we talk to Dr Andrew Bush (Cracow University of Economics) about the way in which pious and not so pious Muslims in Iraqi Kurdistan craft everyday lives together. During our conversation, we delve into the everyday as a site of exploring religious difference and consid…
 
In this episode, we chat to Maya Indira Ganesh, the course lead for the University of Cambridge Master of Studies programme in AI Ethics and Society. She transitioned to academia after working as a feminist researcher with international NGOs and cultural organisations on gender justice, technology, and freedom of expression. We discuss the human la…
 
Smashing the Liquor Machine: A Global History of Prohibition (Oxford UP, 2021) is a unique retelling of the history of temperance and prohibition. Rather than focusing on white, rural, conservative American bible-thumpers, Mark Lawrence Schrad contends that the temperance movement was a progressive, international, and revolutionary movement of oppr…
 
This month we discuss the post-coloniality of Central Asia's International relations with Timur Dadabaev, the author of Decolonizing Central Asian International Relations: Beyond Empire (Routledge, 2021). This book, which brings together new writing and other material previously published by Dadabaev, re-reads the international politics of Central …
 
Explore the dramatic history of the world’s most expensive spice in Saffron: A Global History (Reaktion Books, 2020). Literally worth their weight in gold, sunset-red saffron threads are prized internationally. Saffron can be found in cave art in Mesopotamia, in the frescoes of ancient Santorini, in the dyed wrappings of Egyptian mummies, in the sa…
 
This episode was recorded on November 9th, 2021. Jordan Peterson, Gregg Hurwitz, and Rick Geddes meet to discuss the debate surrounding the multi-billion dollar infrastructure bill currently going through the US congress. Rick Geddes is a professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University and a well-recognized exper…
 
Recorded in London on June 21st, 2021 On June 21, 1981, Rupert published his first book “A New Science of Life” in which he proposed the hypothesis of morphic resonance, the idea that memory is inherent in nature. This talk was given on the fortieth anniversary, to the Institute of Noetic Science and the British Scientific and Medical Network. http…
 
In this podcast, Professor Houston talks about the psychological impact on those affected by the Aberfan disaster of 1966. The podcast expands on an interview Prof Houston gave to BBC Wales as part of a series of podcasts recently produced about the disaster. It is strongly advised that you listen to podcast 7 of the BBC series prior to listening t…
 
Is it possible that efforts to make war more humane can actually make it more common and thus more destructive? This tension at the heart of this query lies at the heart of Samuel Moyn's new book Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2021). He draws fascinating connections between literary fig…
 
COP26 was billed as the make or break event in the fight against climate change. In conversation with Quynh Le Vo, Sharon Seah, coordinator of the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute’s Climate Change in Southeast Asia Programme, discusses Southeast Asian countries’ key priorities going into the conference and the commitments they made in Glasgow, including…
 
Everybody eats. We may even consider ourselves experts on the topic, or at least Instagram experts. But are we aware that the shrimp in our freezer may be farmed and frozen in Vietnam, the grapes in our fruit bowl shipped from Chile, and the coffee in our coffee maker grown in Nicaragua, roasted in Germany, and distributed in Canada? Whether we kno…
 
Our friend Jonathan Pageau gave a lecture on the conceptual structure of Genesis for an event that was orchestrated by the Montreal Jung Society. Jordan felt that this lecture would serve as a wonderful adjunct to his biblical series, also on Genesis, featured on this channel. Thank you to the Montreal Jung Society and Jonathan for letting us relea…
 
Jeffrey Bachman's edited volume Cultural Genocide: Law, Politics, and Global Manifestations (Routledge, 2019) asks where the boundaries between genocide and other kinds of mass atrocity violence rest and what the stakes are in locating them here rather than there. Bachman, Senior Professorial Lecturer at the American University and a co-host of thi…
 
With COP26 and high fossil fuel prices, energy is back in the headlines. And Russia, as one of the world’s largest producers of hydrocarbons, is part of the conversation--most recently, in Putin’s refusal to expand oil production to ease global prices. The world is coming up on three major transitions—peak use of fossil fuels, renewables competing …
 
As the Covid-19 pandemic spread to Europe and other parts of the globe in spring of 2020, the Chinese government started reporting donations of Personal Protective Equipment as well as other medical supplies to areas experiencing severe shortage. Listen to Dr. Lauri Paltemaa and Dr. Hermann Aubié discuss their research on the exact nature of China'…
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude is a revered classic today fifty five years after it was first published in 1967. Today I talked to Alvaro Santana Acuña a sociologist and historian who describes the ingredients that went into manufacturing the success of this book. In Ascent to Glory: How One Hundred Years of Solitude Was Written and Became a Global …
 
The Rev'd Dr. Sarah Coakley, Dr. Hannah Matis, and the Rev'd Dr. Benjamin King discuss 'Learning from History: Select Visions of the Church from the Constantinian Settlement through the English Reformation and to the Great Renewal Movements of the 19th Century'. This is the second of five sessions of "What is the Good of the Church?, where Sarah Co…
 
Researchers at MIT have done a detailed analysis and created a set of computational tools to enable architects and engineers to design truss structures in a way that can minimize their embodied carbon while maintaining all needed properties for a given building application. Read the article: https://news.mit.edu/2021/truss-structure-carbon-material…
 
We tend to think that states can act wrongfully, even criminally. Thus, we also tend to think that states can be held responsible for their acts. They can be made to pay compensation to their victims or suffer penalties with respect to their standing in the international community, and so on. The trouble, though, is that when states are held respon…
 
Recorded May 25, 2021 Rupert and Buddhist teacher Geshe Tenzin Namdak discuss how science and contemplative traditions can inform us about the nature of reality, the interconnectedness of all phenomena and the relation between consciousness and the material world. Geshe Tenzin Namdak first worked as an environmental researcher having graduated in h…
 
This episode was recorded on September 7, 2021. Angus Fletcher and I discuss creativity, the link between literature and resilience, what makes for compelling narratives, the different kinds of stories, and much more. Angus Fletcher is a Professor of Story Science at Ohio State's Project Narrative, the world's leading academic think-tank for narrat…
 
Lecture summary: From 1995, when he arrived in Cambridge, to 2014, when he left, Roger O'Keefe witnessed first hand the evolution and expansion of the small, somewhat homespun Research Centre for International Law into the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, one of the world's leading centres for the research, teaching, and discussion of publ…
 
Nations have powerful incentives to ensure that their military alliances are well-structured. Successful military alliances set long-lasting foundations for global and regional order, while unsuccessful ones can perpetuate and widen conflict. In Following the Leader: International Order, Alliance Strategies, and Emulation (Stanford UP, 2021), Kuo a…
 
This episode is comprised of multiple Season 4 episodes from the podcast, specifically, Jonathan Pageau, James Orr & Nigel Biggar, Ian McGilchrist, Lawrence Krauss, Christopher Kaczor and Matthew Petrusek and Bishop Barron. We have paired this compilation with the release of the full video series on YouTube in one video. This episode is brought to …
 
Katarzyna (Kasia) Bartoszyńska is an assistant professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Ithaca College. Her research and teaching focuses on the novel form and the theories connected to it, combining a formalist investigation of textual mechanics with an interest in studies of gender, sexuality, race, and world literature. Prof. Barto…
 
During the height of the Cold War, passionate idealists across the US and Africa came together to fight for Black self-determination and the antiracist remaking of society. Beginning with the 1957 Ghanaian independence celebration, the optimism and challenges of African independence leaders were publicized to African Americans through community-bas…
 
The next world war is 13 years away—that is, if you live in the world envisioned by Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis, 2034: A Novel of the Next World War (Penguin, 2021). When writing about the intersection of combat and diplomacy, the co-authors draw from experience. Ackerman has worked in the White House and served five tours of duty as a Mari…
 
The Rev'd Dr. Sarah Coakley and the Rev'd Dr. Richard Hays discuss 'The Kingdom and the Church in the New Testament'. This is the first of five sessions of "What is the Good of the Church?, where Sarah Coakley examines afresh the fundamental question of how we should think of, imagine, and hope for the life of the Church today. The focus is on the …
 
In this week’s episode Patrick speaks to Quin Wills and Jack O’ Meara, Co-Founders of Ochre Bio, about their founding story, why in-silico discoveries could be the road to faster and lower cost liver therapeutics, and the need for prioritising preventative measures against disease as the average human lifetime gets longer.…
 
In this episode, we chat to Jess Smith, a PhD student at the University of Colorado in Information Science and co-host of the Radical AI podcast who specialises in the intersections of artificial intelligence, machine learning and ethics. We discuss the tensions between Silicon Valley’s move fast and break stuff mantra and the slower pace of ethics…
 
In recent years the resurgence of great power competition has gripped the headlines, with new emerging powers (such as Russia and China) seeking to challenge the American and Western hegemony that has prevailed since the end of the Cold War. While the geopolitics of the Cold War era were based on ideology, the current geopolitics appear to be based…
 
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