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Oxford Classics and the wider world

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Mai Musiť delivers her lecture - "Oxford Classics and the wider world" as part of the Classics Alumni Day - "From Helen to the Hijaz" Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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classics outreach | classics for all | classics and the wider world | classics alumni day | classics outreach | classics for all | classics and the wider world | classics alumni day | 2014-03-15

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Studying Classical Gems - Classics Alumni Day 15th March 2014

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Prof Sir John Boardman delivers his lecture on "Studying Classics Gems" as part of the Alumni day - "Classics from Helen to the Hijaz" Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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classical gems | classical archaeology and art | classics | classics alumni day | classical gems | classical archaeology and art | classics | classics alumni day | 2014-03-14

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Translation as Literature

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Matthew Reynolds, Fellow and Tutor in English Language and Literature, Oxford, gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Translations are never as good as their originals - or so we tend to think. But why should that be? Surely translation can involve gain as well as loss? But, if it does that, doesn't it stop being translation and turn into something else: a 'version', 'interpretation' or 'poem in its own right'? The 2013 St Anne's Founding Fellows Lecture will explore these questions with the help of a range of wonderful translations into English, such as Dante, Virgil, Homer, Sappho, Zamyatin, Sereni, Rouzeau, Dryden, Pope, Ciaran Carson, Natasha Randall, Peter Robinson and Susan Wickes. We will discover what it means for a piece of writing to be at once a translation and Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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oxford | translation | literature | alumni | oxford | translation | literature | alumni

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s New Place in the World - Classics Alumni Day 15th March 2014

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Prof Nicholas Purcell delivers his lecture "The Roman Empire's New Place in the World" as part of the Alumni day - "Classics from Helen to the Hijaz" Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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roman empire | classics | ancient history | classics alumni day | roman empire | classics | ancient history | classics alumni day | 2014-03-14

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A Successful Strategy for Building Normal Brains - Nature or Nurture?

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Dr Simon Butt (Keble), Fellow and Tutor in Neuroscience, gives a talk for the Oxford Alumni Weekend. The human brain is an amazingly complex organ, yet at the moment of conception we are formed of a single fertilised egg, the potential of which will be sculpted over the years ahead by a variety of genetic and environmental cues to emerge as the brain that defines us as individuals today. In this lecture, Simon Butt will explore how his research over the last few years has focused on elucidating a genetic bar code to identify nerve cells and relate their activity to behaviour - a strategy that has significant implications for our understanding of a wide range of neurological disorders Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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neuroscience | alumni | brain | neuroscience | alumni | brain | 2013-09-21

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Matters of Perception in Latin Poetry and Philosophy - Classics Alumni Day 15th March 2014

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Prof Tobias Reinhardt delivers his lecture - "Matters of Perception in Latin Poetry and Philosophy" as part of the Alumni day - "Classics from Helen to the Hijaz" Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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latin poetry | philosophy | classics | classics alumni day | latin poetry | philosophy | classics | classics alumni day | 2014-03-14

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Grants for Schools Starting Classics - Classics Alumni Day 15th March 2014

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Nicholas Barber CBE, Chairman of Classics for All delivers his lecture "Grants for Schools Starting Classics" as part of the Classics Alumni Day - "Classics from Helen to the Hijaz" Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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grants for schools starting classics | classics for all | classics alumni day | grants for schools starting classics | classics for all | classics alumni day | 2014-03-14

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Social Mobility - The Greatest Challenge of our Time?

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Sir Peter Lampi, founder and chairman of the Sutton Trust (which aims to improve social mobility through education) and founder of the Education Endowment Foundation. Outlining the impetus for these organisations, their key research findings, major projects and future direction, as well as thoughts on improving social mobility in the UK. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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society | university | education | alumni | social mobility | society | university | education | alumni | social mobility

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How the West Got it

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Professor Richard Jenkyns, Oxford University's Public Orator, looks at where what we call classical antiquity came from, whether it differed from other ancient civilisations and what it can tell us about Western Civilisation now and in the future. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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oxford | alumni | classics | civilisation | orator | oxford | alumni | classics | civilisation | orator | 2012-09-15

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Military Ethics Ancient and Modern

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A talk from Matthew Leigh, Fellow and Tutor from St Anne's College, Oxford University, on Military Ethics; taken from the Alumni Weekend 2012. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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oxford | military | alumni | war | oxford | military | alumni | war

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Hard words, best words words in use, writing the inventory of english

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English, as its vocabulary confirms, is constantly on the move - both words and meaning act as witnesses to time and change, revealing the diverse pathways of contact and conflict with other nations, as well as changes in culture and identity. Please Note: Technical difficulties interrupted the recording. We apologise for this disruption. This talk, by Lynda Mugglestone, Professor of the History of English and Fellow and Tutor in English at Pembroke College, looks at the history of the English language, examining not only the ways in which it changes (and continues to change), but also the challenges of trying to represent English in dictionaries, not least since popular notions of 'the dictionary' often tend to assume that it is a simple and non-problematic entity, neutrally telling us Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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linguistics | alumni | dictionary | language | english | linguistics | alumni | dictionary | language | english | 2012-09-15

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How to eat an Elephant: Why Climate Change Policy is in a Mess and How to Fix it

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For more than two decades, Professor Steve Rayner has led interdisciplinary research programmes on science technology and environment, specifically on global climate change. He is the co-author of a number of controversial articles on climate change policy including 'Zen and the Art of Carbon Cycle Maintenance', 'Lifting the Taboo on Adaptation' and 'Time to Ditch Kyoto', all published in the journal Nature. Steve Rayner is James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization, Professorial Fellow of Keble College, and Director of the Institute for Science Innovation and Society Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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climate change | alumni | global warming | adaptation | kyoto protocol | carbon emissions | climate change | alumni | global warming | adaptation | kyoto protocol | carbon emissions | 2012-09-16

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Going into Politics? Tales from an Academic in Westminster

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Professor Marc Stears reflects on his experiences. Marc Stears is a Professor of Political Theory and fellow at University College. He is the author of Demanding Democracy: American Radicals in Search of a New Politics and is one of the co-editors of the widely discussed The Labour Tradition and the Politics of Paradox. He is currently visiting fellow at Britain's leading think tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research, and he works closely with many of Britain's most prominent politicians on questions of political strategy and communication. Chaired by Mark Philp, Fellow and Tutor in Politics at Oriel College who works on political theory, the history of political thought, and is interested in political ethics, corruption and standards in public life. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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politics | alumni | academia in politics | politics | alumni | academia in politics | 2012-09-15

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The Constitutional Issues surrounding devolution in the UK

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Iain MacLean, Professor of Politics and fellow of Nuffield College, the British Academy and the Royal Society Edinburgh, has published widely on constitutional issues. MacLean is joined by Professor Will Hutton. His What's wrong with the British Constitution? co-won the WJM Mackenzie Prize for the best politics book of the year and was a member of the Independent Expert Group advising the Calman Commission on Scottish Devolution. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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parliament | alumni | devolution | SNP | oxford | plitics | parliament | alumni | devolution | SNP | oxford | plitics | 2012-09-15

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s Children? The Nepali Community in Britain

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The Nepali community is one of the newest minorities in the UK, but already numbers more than 100,000, with the biggest concentrations around Farnborough, Ashford, Wembley and Plumstead. Professor David Gellner, Head of the Department of Anthropology, will share his expertise on Buddhism, Hinduism, and shamanism in Nepal, and describe how those religions are being transformed in the UK. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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social science | religion | nepal | alumni | anthropology | diaspora | nepalese | joanna lumley | nepalli community | social science | religion | nepal | alumni | anthropology | diaspora | nepalese | joanna lumley | nepalli community

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Party Games: Coalition Government in British Politics

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Professor Hawkins will look at the history of coalition government in British politics over the past 200 years and discuss some of the constitutional implications of the current Conservative/Liberal Democrat government under David Cameron and Nick Clegg. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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british politics | clegg | alumni | coalition | liberal democrats | conservatives | cameron | politics | british politics | clegg | alumni | coalition | liberal democrats | conservatives | cameron | politics

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The Flexible City: overcoming Lock-In and Path-Dependency

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Cities are epicentres of creativity and innovation but are also easily locked into patterns of infrastructure and behaviour that may not serve them best. The Co-Director of the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities looks at these phenomena and considers ways to enhance the ability of cities to adjust to changes in their natural, political and financial environments. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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infrastructure | alumni | culture | innovation | oxford | cities | infrastructure | alumni | culture | innovation | oxford | cities | 2012-09-15

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How Hollywood Votes and Why it Matters

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Using 2012 as a starting point, Dr Tim Stanley goes back into history and considers the different ways that Hollywood has influenced US elections. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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actor | movies | alumni | governor | vote | california | election | oxford | politics | hollywood | eastwood | actor | movies | alumni | governor | vote | california | election | oxford | politics | hollywood | eastwood | 2012-09-14

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The Thomas Willis Oxford Brain Collection

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Professor Margaret Esiri, Professor of Neuropathology and Fellow of St Hugh's, will talk about the pivotal role Oxford has played in neuroscience - where the words neuron and cell were coined - and the relevance of this history today. The Thomas Willis Brain Collection is at the centre of research into finding out more about the underlying causes and potential treatments of conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and related cases such as epilepsy. Find out why organ donation is critical to research and why you may want to consider donating your brain to Oxford. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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oxford | brains | alumni | Thomas Willis | neuroscience | oxford | brains | alumni | Thomas Willis | neuroscience

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Ebooks, Reading and Scholarship in a Digital Age

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Niko Pfund, President of Oxford University Press (USA), discusses the ways in which technology affects reading, scholarship, publishing and even thinking. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ebook | publishing | digital | alumni | internet | oxford | scholarship | ebook | publishing | digital | alumni | internet | oxford | scholarship | 2012-09-12

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s new Blavatnik School of Government

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With a generous donation from Len Blavatnik, the new Blavatnik School of Government has been set up. Professor Ngaire Woods explains the history and progress of this bold and high-profile new school. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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school | government | masters | oxford | new | public policy | alumni weekend | blavatnik | school | government | masters | oxford | new | public policy | alumni weekend | blavatnik | 2011-09-18

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The Ethics of Climate Change

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Professor John Broome discusses the moral and ethical issues that coincide with the whole topic of climate change and challenges us as to how we should be acting. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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climate | diversity | eco | climate change | challenge | ethics | carbon emissions | change | alumni weekend | climate | diversity | eco | climate change | challenge | ethics | carbon emissions | change | alumni weekend

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The Population Paradox

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Professor David Coleman, Dr George Leeson and Dr Nando Sigona discuss the global issues relating to the world's rising population at the Alumni Weekend Conference 2011. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ethical | paradox | global | alumni | sustainability | rising | migration | population | ethical | paradox | global | alumni | sustainability | rising | migration | population | 2011-09-17

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Energy in the Future: Brenda Boardman

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Part 3 of 3. Some of Oxford's leading experts discuss the issue of energy in the future, one of the greatest challenges facing the world as we move through the 21st century. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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fossil fuel | climate change | Energy | global warming | 21st century challenges | fossil fuels | alumni weekend | fossil fuel | climate change | Energy | global warming | 21st century challenges | fossil fuels | alumni weekend | 2011-09-17

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Energy in the Future: Nick Eyre

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Part 2 of 3. Some of Oxford's leading experts discuss the issue of energy in the future, one of the greatest challenges facing the world as we move through the 21st century. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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fossil fuel | climate change | Energy | global warming | 21st century challenges | fossil fuels | alumni weekend | fossil fuel | climate change | Energy | global warming | 21st century challenges | fossil fuels | alumni weekend | 2011-09-17

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