Big Questions

Through iTunes U and http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/ (launched in October 2008) the University provides over 5,500 hours of video and audio content – from First World War poetry to quantum mechanics, philosophy to business and economics. The podcasts can be downloaded free of charge to computers … Continue reading

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Oxford On Film: From Attic To Archive series launched

This summer saw the launch of ‘Dreaming Spools’, a media project run by our team to unearth and exhibit film footage of the University and the surrounding city through time. The project was borne out of the pre-existing University film … Continue reading

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Oxford on iTunesU celebrates its 6th birthday – 6,000 talks for free.

Oxford on iTunesU celebrates its 6th birthday this month. It is a unique repository of free knowledge, with over 6,000 talks and lectures available now for free. A new series ‘Big Questions in Science’ is typical of what we release, … Continue reading

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Dreaming Spools project starts

The Dreaming Spools project is a self-contained media management project looking at archive footage of Oxford in the past, finding the stories of people and place which can be used for the future to engage the public and promote the … Continue reading

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Broadcasting your event to the world

Are you thinking of organising an event that might be of interest to the wider world? Are you running a series high-profile talks linked to a research project? Is there a VIP giving a talk soon in your department that … Continue reading

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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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Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week …

with our podcasts on The New Psychology of Depression and on iTunesU https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/new-psychology-depression/id474787597. We live in a world filled with material wealth, live longer and healthier lives, and yet anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and depression have never been more common. What … Continue reading

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Find out more about Meteorites!

Oxford scientist Ken Amor’s recent StarGazing talk is on iTunesU at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/itunes-u/stargazing/id597390004 and on our website here –  http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/stargazing If you were intrigued by the recent massive Meteorite crash then we have a brilliant overview of the science behind it … Continue reading

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Can the secrets of love be revealed by Oxford researchers?

Romantic ideals, sexual attraction, platonic love, marriage – all talks from Oxford researchers relevant for Valentine’s day? In this series of short talks, Oxford academics tackle the great questions on ‘Love – and other things’. • How do we find … Continue reading

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Engage Talks: Top Ten Tips on Social Media

By Joanna Wild Last term Academic IT Services and the Bodleian libraries ran a series of events under the name Engage: Social Media Michaelmas (here on Facebook). The 9-week programme included workshops, courses and talks by invited speakers from both … Continue reading

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