Science Oxford Podcasts

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Science Oxford holds events for the public related to science. Our podcasts are copies of these events for you to enjoy in your own time.

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http://scienceoxfordpodcasts.blogspot.com/
Description
A collection of podcasts from the Science Oxford teams.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2014-10-05 01:36
last episode published
2011-09-07 14:16
publication frequency
24.46 days
Contributors
Science Oxford owner   author  
Explicit
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Number of Episodes
23
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Categories
Science & Medicine

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
7.09.2011

The Dark Universe

What is the universe made of? Atoms only make up a small proportion of what we think is out there, so cosmologists are trying to explain what the ‘missing’ 95% might be, and find ways to investigate its behaviour. Dr Jo Dunkley brings us up to speed on...
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7.09.2011

Have I Got Snooze for You

From the struggle to get up on a Monday morning to coping with jet-lag, the body has to carefully balance our need to be alert or to be at rest. Peter Oliver has worked in genetics research for 15 years and is interested in the way the genes and the en...
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7.09.2011

Have I Got Snooze for You - Interview

From the struggle to get up on a Monday morning to coping with jet-lag, the body has to carefully balance our need to be alert or to be at rest. Peter Oliver has worked in genetics research for 15 years and is interested in the way the genes and the en...
Science Oxford author
7.09.2011

The Dark Universe - Interview

What is the universe made of? Atoms only make up a small proportion of what we think is out there, so cosmologists are trying to explain what the ‘missing’ 95% might be, and find ways to investigate its behaviour. Dr Jo Dunkley brings us up to speed on...
Science Oxford author
7.09.2011

The Origin of Life

Life has existed on Earth for more than 3 billion years. Whilst we understand huge amounts about the life on our planet, the question of how life began in the first place is still unanswered. Professor Nigel Mason explores some of the possible explanat...
Science Oxford author
7.09.2011

Me and My Microbes

The human body is teeming with life. There are ten times more bacteria in our body than human cells – and despite having a bad press, our body’s bugs actually help to keep us ticking over. Professor Mike Wilson introduces us to our ‘friendly bacteria’,...
Science Oxford author
21.04.2011

Exploring the Universe

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned spaceflight, Science Oxford Live invited Dr Marek Kukula from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to explore what astronomers have learnt since then. Be prepared for exploding stars, a moon where liquid me...
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14.04.2011

The Age of the Laser

Half a century since they were invented, lasers are now used in millions of appliances worldwide. But scientists also use them to solve the biggest problems in modern science. Dr Kate Lancaster has already amazed viewers on BBC4 with the Beauty of Diag...
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18.02.2011

Proud Horses and Jealous Dogs

Do animals have emotions? The vast majority of pet owners are very confident that they do, and yet scientists can often be sceptical. Dr Paul Morris, psychologist at the University of Portsmouth, is coming along to discuss his research into animal emot...
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17.02.2011

Wildlife Crime – The Threat to our Environment

Thames Valley Police Wildlife Crime Officer, PC Simon Towers, is joining us to discuss the problem of wildlife crime. With the help of some real exhibits and case studies, Simon will explore the impact that wildlife crime has on our environment, and ho...
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7.02.2011

PechaKucha Night

Devised in Tokyo in February 2003, PechaKucha Night is an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. 20 images x 20 seconds is a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.In Oxford’...
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31.01.2011

Biodiversity – So What?

It has become increasingly clear that different species of plants and animals need to have a wide variety of genes to maintain a healthy environment. Taking examples from nature ranging from cheetahs to Charles II, Dr Samantha Decombel, plant genetici...
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24.11.2010

The Big Personality Test

The 5 personality traits that impact on our livesWhat is personality? How much of an impact does it have on our lives? Dr Jason Rentfrow will present results from the BBC Big Personality Test, which is based on the ‘Big Five’ personality traits, and re...
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18.10.2010

Science Oxford Live's Greatest Hits: Sex

Explore the Truth about SexIn 2009 Dr Petra Boynton told us what she has learnt in a career as a Sex researcher, educator and agony aunt. Is it possible for science to study the intensely private world of human sexual behaviour? Is it even desirable? T...
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14.10.2010

Science Oxford Live's Greatest Hits: The Brain

Discover the secrets of the brainScience Oxford Live welcomes back Professor Colin Blakemore. Don’t miss this chance to hear one of the world’s leading neuroscientists give an insight into what we know – and what we don’t know – about one of the bigges...
Science Oxford author
30.07.2010

The Me in Memory

Our memories are crucial to who we are, but the way that they are created and stored remains a total mystery to most of us. Dr Carinne Piekema will explore what we know about memory, how we think it works, and what happens to our personalities when it ...
Science Oxford author
16.07.2010

Working at the Edge

Dr Domenico di Ceglie is one of the world’s leading specialists in dealing with young people whose gender identities have developed in unusual ways. He describes his work, and explains how we can help people who don’t fit easily into society’s usual “F...
Science Oxford author
16.06.2010

An evening with environmentalist and writer Jonathon Porritt

Helping us to explore the latest environmental issues will be Jonathon Porritt, the noted environmentalist, who will provoke what we are sure will be a lively and stimulating discussion.This event took place on the 8th June 2010 at Science Oxford Live....
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14.06.2010

The Art of Noise

What is sound? How can we make sounds louder and quieter, and how do musical instruments work? Join science guru Bryson Gore as he explains how humans might be the best musical instrument of them all!Bryson will explore the mysteries of music as he ask...
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11.06.2010

The Fire Show

Science Oxford Live will answer all your burning questions about fire. Find out what burns and why, and be amazed as we produce a swirling pillar of flame right here in the building. Not to be missed!This event took place on the 2nd June 2010 at Scienc...
Science Oxford author
1.04.2010

Starstuff and Supergiants

Local author Keith Mansfield will be at Science Oxford Live to talk about “Johnny Mackintosh: Star Blaze”, the sequel to “Johnny Mackintosh and the Spirit of London”. He will explore how he brings together science and fiction, weaving the science of ti...
Science Oxford author
25.03.2010

Caudwell Xtreme Everest: Science on the Edge

In May 2007, a group of scientists went to the summit of Mount Everest to study the effects of high altitude on the human body, with the ultimate aim of increasing our understanding of critically ill patients. The expedition’s Medical Officer, Dr Denny...
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18.03.2010

The Bloodhound Engineering Adventure

Bloodhound is one of the most exciting British Engineering projects in decades. Aiming to design and build a car capable of travelling at 1000mph, the science involved is truly breathtaking. Come along to discover how the car works and the main enginee...
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