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Open Access – Episode 58 – The Oxford Comment



On this episode of The Oxford Comment, Rhiannon Meaden, a Senior Publisher for Journals at OUP, and Danny Altmann, editor-in-chief of Oxford Open Immunology, cover the basics of Open Access, OUP’s drive to disseminate academic research as widely as possible, and how easily-accessible research has impacted various academic fields around the world. This last fact is especially important as the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Forensic Science – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 24



In this episode, Jim Fraser introduces forensic science, a subject of wide fascination and importance, as a criminal case can often hinge on a piece of evidence like a hair, a blood trace, half a footprint, or a tyre mark.

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Jim Fraser has 40 years’ experience in forensic science and has worked on many high profile cases, in various roles, including as an expert witness, case reviewer, senior police manager, policy adviser, and researcher.  He has also advised many public agencies including police organisations in the UK and abroad, the Home Office, the Scottish Parliament, and the UK Parliament. He is a Research Professor in Forensic Science at the University of Strathclyde.

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Modern Brazil – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 23



In this episode, Anthony Pereira introduces modern Brazil, a country associated in many people’s minds with conviviality, sensuality, and natural beauty yet is still something of an enigma.

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Anthony W. Pereira is a Professor and Director of the Brazil Institute at King’s College London. He has held positions at the New School for Social Research, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Tulane University, and the University of East Anglia. He is the author and co-author of many books and is an occasional commentator on Brazil for the BBC, CNN, France 24, The Conversation, and other media organisations.

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Projects – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 22



In this episode, Andrew Davies introduces projects, a temporary organization and one-time process established to achieve a desired outcome which now shape the human-built world in which we live, work, and play.

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Andrew Davies is the RM Phillips Freeman Chair and Professor of Innovation Management in SPRU, University of Sussex Business School Andrew (2019-). He is researcher, educator, consultant and advisor who is fascinated by understanding and making innovation happen in complex projects, with a focus on large-scale infrastructure in the built environment.

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Biography – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 21



In this episode, Hermione Lee introduces biography, one of the most popular, best-selling, and widely-read literary genres.

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Dame Hermione Lee is the Director of the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College and a trustee of the Wolfson Foundation. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an Honorary Fellow of New, St Hilda’s, and St Cross Colleges, Oxford.

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Fairy Tale – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 20



In this episode, Marina Warner introduces the fairy tale, a form of literature that has had the power to enchant us and spark our imaginations for hundreds of years.

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Marina Warner is a writer, historian, cultural critic, and novelist. She is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, an Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the British Academy.

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Autobiography – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 19



In this episode, Laura Marcus introduces one of the most popular written forms, the autobiography, form that offers understanding of the ways in which lives have been lived and fundamental accounts of what it means to be a self in the world.

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Laura Marcus is Goldsmiths’ Professor of English Literature and Fellow of New College at Oxford. She is also a Fellow of the British Academy. Marcus has published widely on nineteenth and twentieth-century literature and culture, with books on autobiography, Virginia Woolf, modernist writing and literature and film.

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The Immune System – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 18



In this episode, Paul Klenerman introduces the immune system, central to all human health and area of continual focus in medical research.

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Paul Klenerman is Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Professor of Immunology at the University of Oxford. He is also Immune Theme Lead at the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.

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Children’s Literature – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 17



In this episode, Kimberly Reynolds introduces children’s literature, which not only encompasses picture books, pop-ups, and novels, but has modernised to also include online games and eBooks.

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Kimberley Reynolds is Professor of Children’s Literature in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University. She was President of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature (2003 – 2007).

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Russian Literature – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 16



In this episode, Catriona Kelly introduces Russian literature centred around the figure of Alexander Pushkin that permeates into national culture.

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Catriona Kelly is a Professor of Russian, University of Oxford and Fellow of New College and Lecturerer at Merton College.

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