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.
|1||CleanVideoThe 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 o||9/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoHave 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 envir||9/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoHave 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 envir||9/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoThe 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 o||9/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoThe 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 explanation||9/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoMe 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 bacteri||9/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoExploring 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 metha||4/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoThe 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 Diagram||4/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoProud 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 emotion||2/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoWildlife 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 how w||2/17/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoPechaKucha 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’||2/7/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoBiodiversity – 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 geneticist a||1/31/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoThe Big Personality Test||The 5 personality traits that impact on our lives What 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||11/24/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||CleanVideoScience Oxford Live's Greatest Hits: Sex||Explore the Truth about Sex In 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? Tog||10/18/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||CleanVideoScience Oxford Live's Greatest Hits: The Brain||Discover the secrets of the brain Science 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 th||10/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||CleanVideoThe 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 sta||7/30/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||CleanVideoWorking 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||7/16/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||CleanVideoAn 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. M||6/16/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||CleanVideoThe 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 asks||6/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||CleanVideoThe 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 Science||6/11/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||CleanVideoStarstuff 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||4/1/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||CleanVideoCaudwell 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||3/25/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||CleanVideoThe 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 engineerin||3/18/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
hate to say this, but . . .
Video podcasts take FOREVER to download, and take up too much room on my device, so I am asking the good folks who produce this podcast to provide an audio version. Love to know what you have to offer, not able to waste time and bandwidth on video. Audio is the way to go until the pipes get fatter!
Audio version ok BUT keep video please
Title says it all, an audio ver would be ok but keep the video! I use my home wifi to dl them, so the pipe is fat enough.
This is a very well done and informative podcast. The video component is a plus, the subjects are varied and interesting and the presentations are easy for a layperson to understand. I have only one question - where did the episode on the deep sea vents go?
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