TESconnect – A new channel for reaching schools

Looking for inspirational material for teaching school age kids? Academic IT services is offering a set of free teaching materials from Oxford University for school teachers via a portal hosted on the Times Educational Supplement website (also known as TESconnect). … Continue reading

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New video of “the biggest project we’ve ever had in Oxford”

A new video shows the latest building developments on the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter site. http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2012/121206.html The video, which can be seen on the University’s YouTube page, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the refurbishment of the Radcliffe Infirmary building and the … Continue reading

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Learn to Draw with video tutorials from John Ruskin’s teaching collection

Are you interested in improving your drawing skills? Why not subscribe to this short drawing course ‘Elements of Drawing’ delivered by painter and former Master of the Ruskin School, Stephen Farthing RA. In June 2011 the Ashmolean Museum and the … Continue reading

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Life and death? No, Much more Important than that

How Sport turned into Big Business and a Global Obsession Matthew Engel – Journalist and Sports Writer and 2011 News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media – gives the first of the 2011 series on Broadcast media, entitled; Please Mister, … Continue reading

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What is metaphysics?

It isn’t easy to provide a simple definition of Metaphysics; partly due to the conflicting definitions from rival schools of philosophy (from Plato to Confucius to David Hume) but mostly due to the fact that Metaphysics attempts to answer fundamental … Continue reading

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Understanding China

China’s manufacturing strengths mean it has an increasing role in all of our lives. China’s influence continues to grow, from the daily goods we consume, to the recent rise of China as an economic super-power. In this short lecture from … Continue reading

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Lord Norman Foster lecture – Performance: sustainability via architecture

Are you interested in hearing a world class expert talk on the future of architecture? or want to find out more about writing for the stage? Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford and Cambridge intended to bring … Continue reading

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Love – and other things – A Valentine’s day special

Coming soon… Romantic ideals, sexual attraction, platonic love, marriage  – can the secrets of love be revealed by Oxford researchers on Valentine’s day?  In this series of short talks on February 14th, Oxford academics will tackle the great questions on  … Continue reading

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Studying Shakespeare’s Plays – Macbeth,Othello,The Tempest & Measure for Measure

Studying Shakespeare? Interested in ebooks? Well, try downloading our great lecture series by Emma Smith on ‘Approaching Shakespeare’. The series covers 5 plays – Macbeth,Othello,Henry V, Measure for Measure and The Winters’ Tale. If you have an ipad or itouch … Continue reading

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