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Historian and broadcaster Professor Adam Smith explores the America of today through the lens of the past. Is America - as Abraham Lincoln once claimed - the last best hope of Earth? Produced by Oxford University’s world-leading Rothermere American Institute, each story-filled episode looks at the US from the outside in – delving into the political events, conflicts, speeches and songs that have shaped and embodied the soul of a nation. From the bloody battlefields of Gettysburg to fake news ...
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Welcome to Middle East Centre Booktalk – the Oxford podcast on new books about the Middle East. These are some of the books written by members of our community, or the books our community are talking about. Tune in to follow author interviews and book chat. Every episode features a different, recently published book and is hosted by a different Oxford academic.
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The Voltaire Foundation is a world leader for eighteenth-century scholarship, publishing the definitive edition of the Complete Works of Voltaire (Œuvres complètes de Voltaire), as well as Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (previously SVEC), the foremost series devoted to Enlightenment studies, and the correspondences of several key French thinkers.
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Since coming on the market over a decade ago, e-cigarettes have divided opinion. A team of Oxford researchers are searching for new e-cigarette studies every month. In this podcast, Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Nicola Lindson talk about what has been found, and how this changes what we know about e-cigarettes. This podcast is made possible through funding from Cancer Research UK. Art work by Olivia Barratier. Produced by Dr Ailsa Butler.
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Oxford Education Podcast

Oxford University Press

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This podcast brings together educational experts to discuss key issues in primary and secondary education. Enjoy fascinating insights and get practical tips to apply to your teaching. Brought to you by the Schools Team at Oxford University Press.
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72 Weeks

New College, Oxford

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Produced by New College, Oxford, 72 Weeks details how life can change, and indeed has changed, for people over the course of an Oxford University degree. Each episode focuses on a different theme, with guests having some form of commonality.
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Welcome to Oxford Political Thought - the Oxford podcast where each week guest speakers working on Islam, politics, and history to discuss their cutting-edge research on political thought. Our guests will each speak for 20mins, one after the other and a Q&A discussion will follow. The series convenors are Professor Faisal Devji (St Antony's College, University of Oxford) and Dr Usaama al-Azami (Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford).
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Leadership 2050

Saïd Business School

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Leadership2050 is a podcast exploring the leadership we need to successfully transition to 2050. Who are the innovators setting the agenda for a more equal and sustainable future? In this series you’ll meet them. In each episode Andrew White talks to a visionary leader from the business community who is confronting the challenges humanity faces and finding solutions.
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For several decades, researchers based at the University of Oxford have been addressing one of the most compelling human stories; why and how people move. Combining the expertise of the Centre on Migration Policy and Society, the Refugee Studies Centre, Border Criminologies in the Department of Law, the Transport Studies Unit in the School of Geography and the Environment, and scholars working on migration and mobility from across divisions and departments, the University has one the largest ...
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This annual lecture series celebrates the achievements of disabled people. The University is committed to establishing an inclusive environment, and we hope that this lecture series will be inspiring and empowering for everyone, particularly for our disabled staff and students. We hope that it will also increase understanding of the experiences of people living with a disability and of the creative and flexible support that may help them to flourish. The events are organised by the Equality ...
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A concise and original introduction to a wide range of subjects—from Public Health to Buddhist Ethics, Soft Matter to Classics, and Art History to Globalization—by the expert authors of the Very Short Introductions series. For wherever your curiosity may take you.
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The Romanes Lecture

Oxford University

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The Romanes Lecture is an annual public lecture at Oxford University. The first was given in 1892 by William Gladstone. Subsequent speakers have included Theodore Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Sir Isaiah Berlin, Iris Murdoch, Edward Heath, AJP Taylor, Tony Blair and Sir Paul Nurse.
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Voices from Oxford

Oxford University

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Voices from Oxford features interviews with staff and students at the University. The inspiration for Voices from Oxford came from Alastair Cooke's famous 'Letter from America', broadcast for many years by the BBC. Like that programme, we take an event, a story, or a person in the news and build a broadcast around that.
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A series of lectures looking at China's rapidly-changing economy and society, from the China Policy Forum organised by OXCEP at St Edmund Hall. The speakers examine four highly-topical policy issues: technology and industrial upgrading policies; policies against poverty; policies for the ageing population; and the economic causes and cures of social instability.
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Each lecture in this series focuses on a single play by Shakespeare, and employs a range of different approaches to try to understand a central critical question about it. Rather than providing overarching readings or interpretations, the series aims to show the variety of different ways we might understand Shakespeare, the kinds of evidence that might be used to strengthen our critical analysis, and, above all, the enjoyable and unavoidable fact that Shakespeare's plays tend to generate our ...
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The Healthcare Values Partnership is led by Professor Joshua Hordern of the University of Oxford who collaborates with a range of colleagues in Oxford and elsewhere. The ethos of the partnership is to develop working relationships between patients, researchers, healthcare practitioners, managers and policy makers to explore questions of value in healthcare today. We welcome new conversations and partners who share this focus. http://www.healthcarevalues.ox.ac.uk
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Does Religion Lead to Tolerance or Intolerance? An international three-day conference in Oxford, organised by the Science and Religious Conflict Project team. It is an interdisciplinary conference on the theme of empirically informed approaches to understanding the ways in which religion increases or decreases tolerance.
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The Faculty of English Language and Literature is by far the largest English Department in the UK, with over 75 permanent postholders, a further 70 Faculty members, 900 undergraduates and 300 postgraduates. The Faculty has a very distinguished research and teaching record, covering all periods of English Literature. This series includes talks from the English Faculty Open days.
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In this series aimed at new students at Oxford we offer some insights and advice from current students reflecting on their own experiences at the University. The material will be relevant to all new starters but of particular value to new students from outside the UK.
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For as long as there have been elections, there have been those who’ve refused to trust them. But anxiety about elections has peaked at particular moments in American history – in the run-up the Civil War, in the late nineteenth century, in the Civil Rights era, and again today. All periods when sections of the population became convinced that the …
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In this opening episode of our series, we’ll explore the key findings from our Digital News Report 2024, the most comprehensive study of news consumption worldwide. In this opening episode of our series, we’ll explore the key findings from our Digital News Report 2024, the most comprehensive study of news consumption worldwide. We will discuss some…
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Andrew White from Saïd Business School and Adam Canwell from EY speak to Annick Tollenboom about complex stakeholder management. “Inspirational leadership and tone of the top is crucial to land the messages.” In the second series of Transformation Leadership2050 Dr Andrew White and Adam Canwell meet five global leaders who have led their organisati…
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In 1787, the year of the Constitutional Convention, Thomas Jefferson wrote that if he had to choose between “a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter”. Easy for him to say – but in reality, US presidents and the press have always been locked in an embrace fusing mutual r…
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Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola Lindson discuss emerging evidence in e-cigarette research interview Andrea Villanti. Associate Professor Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Associate Professor Nicola Lindson discuss the new evidence in e-cigarette research and interview Associate Professor Andrea Villanti, Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy, R…
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Andrew White from Saïd Business School and Adam Canwell from EY speak to Arnaud Soirat about leading a cultural transformation at global mining company Rio Tinto. “What was important was to get started and then to leave room for people to experiment and improve.” In the second series of Transformation Leadership2050 Dr Andrew White and Adam Canwell…
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At the heart of the "promise" of the American Revolution and the new republic's claim to be the last, best hope of earth, is the assertion in the Declaration of Independence that "all men are created equal". How did Black Americans react to the Declaration? How did they seek to shape the character of the new Republic? And what was the relationship …
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Book Launch for "The Damascus Events: the 1860 Massacre and the Destruction of the Old Ottoman World" By Eugene Rogan, Published in hardback by Allen Lane, 2 May 2024. A watershed moment in the history and the making of the modern Middle East. Renowned Arab scholar, Eugene Rogan brilliantly recreates the lost world of the Middle East under Ottoman …
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Oxford and Harvard alumnus Beth Kume-Holland shares her personal journey from Oxford undergraduate and researcher to award-winning CEO and international disability rights advocate. Disabled people make up 24% of the UK population and 1.85 billion people globally, but all too often disability and accessibility are afterthoughts across institutions, …
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Andrew White at Saïd Business School and Adam Canwell at EY talk to Richard Howell from ANZ Bank about what makes a transformation go well, and when it goes wrong, how to fix it. “There were moments where we had that feeling that wow, we’ve kind of cracked it.” In Transformation Leadership2050 Dr Andrew White and Adam Canwell at EY explore the jour…
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Lindsay BruceAaron WilkesJames BallLiam HallRichard McFahn Hear from our team of experienced Edexcel History teacher-authors as they share their tips and advice on how Oxford’s approach can help students succeed in their Edexcel exams. Aaron Wilkes has over 20 years’ experience working in schools as a teacher, department, and faculty leader. He als…
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Forty years ago, a twinkly-eyed incumbent president ran for re-election despite concerns about his age. He did so by running a campaign steeped in the idea that America was the last, best hope of earth. Ronald Reagan was no Joe Biden, and no one today expects a landslide victory. Yet there are echoes in today's divided politics in the 1984 election…
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Professor Ardi Imseis new book explores the UN’s management of the longest-running problem on its agenda, critically assessing tensions between the Organisation’s position and international law. Contrary to conventional wisdom, there has been a continuing though vacillating gulf between the requirements of international law and the United Nations (…
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Andrew White at Saïd Business School and Adam Canwell at EY discuss how to overcome the challenges of radical business transformation with Dr Mohamed Althaf, the director of supermarket giant Lulu Group International. “Every leader with an ambition and intention to make things better should strike because everything is ready for you.” In Transforma…
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How does housing relate to migration and asylum issues? Using the City of Oxford as a case study, we consider the affordability and accessibility of housing to newcomers and the impact this has on refugee and asylum seekers. In this episode of The Migration Oxford Podcast, we explore the ongoing housing affordability and accessibility crisis in the…
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Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola Lindson discuss emerging evidence in e-cigarette research interview Jaqueline Avila. Associate Professor Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Associate Professor Nicola Lindson discuss the new evidence in e-cigarette research and interview Professor Jaqueline Avila from the Department of Gerontology, University of Massachusetts …
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Andrew White at Saïd Business School and Adam Canwell at EY explore the key to successful business transformation with Junaid Ahmed from Applied Materials. “In a rapidly changing and dynamic business environment it’s essential for companies and people to be comfortable and proactive about transformation, it’s the calling of our time.” In Transforma…
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Dr Andrew White from Saïd Business School and Adam Canwell from EY meet more inspirational leaders who have been through the process of radical organisational change. What can they teach us about the secrets and the pitfalls? In this new series Andrew and Adam focus on the specific area of turning points. These are those moments every organisation …
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Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola Lindson discuss emerging evidence in e-cigarette research interview Ian Pope. Associate Professor Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Nicola Lindson discuss the new evidence in e-cigarette research and interview Dr Ian Pope, an emergency medicine physician and honorary associate professor at Norwich Medical School, about his…
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What makes diaspora communities unique? We learn about the roles of diasporas, contributions to development and humanitarian initiatives across the globe and unpack how people living in diaspora drive change in their communities. In this episode of The Migration Oxford Podcast, we unpack how diaspora communities are partners in development and huma…
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Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola Lindson discuss emerging evidence in e-cigarette research interview Reto Auer, Bern University, Switzerland. Associate Professor Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Nicola Lindson discuss the new evidence in e-cigarette research and interview Professor Reto Auer, primary care physician and clinical researcher from the Instit…
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Cricket was once the most popular summer game in the United States – the first ever international match was played not, as you might expect between England and one of its colonies, but between Canada and the United States, in 1844. The first overseas England tour was to the US in 1859. The professional players earned the unheard-of sum of 90 pounds…
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Presidential primaries – the circus that has traditionally wended its way from Iowa to New Hampshire and beyond every four years -- is one of the most distinctive features of American political life. From the insurgent campaigns of Jimmy Carter in 1976 to Barack Obama in 2008 and even Donald Trump in 2016, primaries have enabled the rise of politic…
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Intersections of art and activism are used as a tool to promote diversity, address human rights and make calls to action in contexts of migration. What is artivism and how can it support individuals to tell their own stories? In this episode of The Migration Oxford Podcast, we discuss the role of artivism as a tool to promote diversity in contexts …
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Today, Mexicans and people from Latin America make up about half of the total immigrant population and Latinos are now the single largest “non-white” block in the electorate – if, that is, they can be considered a coherent “block” at all. In the early years of the twenty-first century one of the axioms of American politics was that the ever-rising …
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Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola Lindson discuss emerging evidence in e-cigarette research interview Cara Murphy, Brown University, USA. Associate Professor Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Nicola Lindson discuss the new evidence in e-cigarette research and interview Assistant Professor Cara Murphy, clinical psychologist at Brown University. Cara Murphy …
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In 1930s America, fascism was on the march – not just right-wing politicians who might be pejoratively described like that, but actual fascists who embraced the title. And the core claim they made was that fascism was as American as motherhood, apple pie, and George Washington himself. Yet the US eventually entered the war against Naziism because f…
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The first episode of Series 11 of The Last Best Hope drops on Wednesday January 24. We discuss the history and appeal of Fascism in the United States, the power of Latino voters, the history of presidential primaries and the strange death and rebirth of American cricket. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
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For irregular migrants, the inability to provide proof of identity affects nearly every aspect of life. We explore cities that have introduced municipal ID cards to enhance social integration and enable access to key services. For irregular migrants, the inability to provide proof of identity affects nearly every aspect of their lives. Municipal ID…
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