Gifts that Keep on Giving

Best wishes  for the festive season.

We have collected our finest, shiniest, starriest OER. This page contains  links to a sled-load of resources which have been published by colleagues at Oxford University this year. We will add more to the collection throughout December.

Enjoy.

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Christmas past

This advent collection was a celebration of Christmas giving in December 2012, it is now archived. Keep an eye out for the 2013 advent blog from IT Services.

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Shop and share safely online

Oxford’s Information Security team give their best advice to keep your passwords and personal information safe. FAQs.

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Perspectives on Turkey

Podcasts from Political Science and Migration Studies will keep you up to date on Turkish issues. Audio

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Armchair philosophers

If you like to consider philosophical problems while stuffing your turkey or doing the washing up. Peter Millican’s  General Philosophy lecture series is ideal. Each lecture is split into 3 or 4 sections, which outline a particular philosophical problem and how different philosophers have attempted to resolve the issue. Audio

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Hobbit language

If you are planning Hobbit themed Christmas presents this year to accompany the new blockbuster movie, why not re-gift these fabulous Tolkien podcasts. Audio

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Dashing Through the Snow

Be careful out there. Whether you’re an experienced cycle commuter or a nervous  new starter there’s something for everyone in this fantastic talk from experienced cyclist and road traffic expert Jared Spier. He shows you how to efficiently negotiate bus and car traffic, be seen in the dark, manage the pedestrian/tourist threat, how to work around other cyclists and how to cycle more easily and get where you want faster. Video

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Insights from the far North

‘Goldilocks and the origin of animals – insights from the far north’ Professor Paul Smith, Director of the Oxford Museum of Natural History describes his research in the Arctic. Video

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That’s Entertainment

Essay reflecting on music hall, songs and performance art and the role it played in the First World War. Words

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Shiny Trainers

The team at the IT Services  IT Learning Programme wish you a Merry Christmas. Video

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Is there enough food?

How can 9-10 billion people be fed sustainably and equitably by 2050? Professor Charles Godfray, Director, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food. The global food system is undergoing a significant phase change that will see an end to the historically low food prices that we have experienced over the last four decades. Challenges on both the supply and demand side suggest that if current trends and practices continue we shall see very significant increases in food prices with threats to the sustainability of food production and particular harm to the world’s poorest. This talk explores how food supply, food demand, and food system efficiency and governance needs to change to meet these challenges. Audio

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