Writer, doctor and champion of evidence-based medicine, Dr Ben Goldacre

Submitted by oliver on Tue, 2016-04-19 14:36

Dr Ben Goldacre, author of the bestsellers Bad Science and Bad Pharma, dissects what is wrong with modern medicine and argues for better evidence-based medicine in this podcast. He describes his latest projects, including an Ebola trials tracker, to improve the transparency of clinical trials. Dr Goldacre explains his research at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences' Centre for Evidence-based Medicine, part of Oxford University. He also refers to structural challenges facing medicine and highlights the lack of funding for evidence-based projects.

Historian and trip scholar for Spectacular Ceylon, Dr Maria Misra

Submitted by oliver on Tue, 2016-04-19 14:34

Dr Maria Misra shares her experiences as both a student and academic at Oxford University, as well as her love of South Asia, in this podcast. She explains how her intellectual interests have evolved from studying English and PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) to specialising in the history of 20th century India and the British Empire.

Neuroscientist and Alumni Weekend speaker, Baroness Susan Greenfield

Submitted by oliver on Tue, 2016-04-19 14:32

Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE highlights how the unprecedented use of digital technologies is leaving a mark on our brains. She outlines her concerns about the internet, social networking and video games ahead of her lecture, called 'The brain of the future', on Friday 18 September 2015 during the Alumni Weekend in Oxford.

Campaigner for women’s participation in technology, Ruthe Farmer

Submitted by oliver on Tue, 2016-04-19 14:30

Ruthe Farmer explains how her award-winning work to encourage women and girls to embrace technology can be traced back to her student days at Oxford.

She describes how she became familiar with the language of business and social entrepreneurship thanks to her MBA at the Saïd Business School. Her studies complemented her extensive experience working for women’s organisations in the United States, her home country.

Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord Patten

Submitted by oliver on Mon, 2016-04-18 14:11

The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH describes his long-standing links with Oxford and his high-profile political career in this wide-ranging podcast interview. From reading Modern History as an undergraduate to his role today as the Chancellor of the University, Lord Patten reflects on his numerous connections with Oxford. He describes how his studies and the tutorial system prepared him for politics by fostering independent thought. He also refers to playing cricket as a student, and to hearing the Rolling Stones perform at a College ball during the Swinging Sixties

Champion of renewable energy, Juliet Davenport OBE

Submitted by oliver on Mon, 2016-04-18 14:08

Davenport explains how studying Physics sparked her interest in renewables, and she encourages today's students to seek out the many opportunities in the sector. In this podcast interview, Davenport also describes how she balanced her love of sport, especially lacrosse, with her studies at Oxford.

In April 2015, Davenport also spoke about energy at the Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Europe held in Vienna.

BBC foreign correspondent, Bethany Bell

Submitted by oliver on Mon, 2016-04-18 12:01

BBC journalist Bethany Bell shares her love of Vienna and talks about her experiences as a reporter in this first interview in a new podcast series.

She also explains how studying Theology at Oxford helped to prepare her for assignments in the Middle East, and reflects upon recent changes in journalism. The conversation was recorded in April 2015 during Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Europe, which was held in the Austrian capital. Bell, who has lived in Vienna for more than 15 years, chaired a session during the Weekend about Viennese culture during the early 20th century.

Jesus College

Submitted by oliver on Thu, 2016-04-14 11:11

Old Members are very welcome to visit the College between 10am and 5.30pm, except during the closure periods (ten days at Christmas and seven days at Easter). The only other exceptions to this are when an event is running in College, such as a degree ceremony. To avoid disappointment, please contact the Lodge on the details below in advance of your visit to check if College will be open, especially when coming from overseas.