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Oxford Biographies

By Oxford University Press

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A fortnightly biography of an intriguing individual from British history. Each episode in the podcast is a biography selected from the Oxford DNB - the authoritative collection of more than 56,000 lives of men and women from around the world who have shaped Britain's history. You can download more free biographies from the web site at

Customer Reviews


These podcasts are excellent. The content is researched to the highest standard, and each one is read clearly and well. The critical suggestion that some are not "useful" is fundamentally misconceived. All knowledge is useful. These podcasts are a stylish and elegant means of disseminating knowledge whilst the DNB online services represent an imaginative and impressive use of technology to provide the fruits of scholarship to a wide audience.

The full range of British life

These are well researched and beautifully delivered. The randomness of the subjects adds to the value of the podcasts and highlights the variety of people who've lived in Britain over the centuries - famous, infamous, well-known and obscure

Fascinatingly Random

I really enjoy these casts for the random nature of the subjects picked, the reliability of the information and measured style they are deliver. They are short well researched insights into the lives of historic figures both real and fictional.

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  • Category: History
  • Language: English

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