Medical Sciences

Dr Desirée Cox, stem cell and regenerative medicine expert, and artist

Submitted by HarrietPacker on Mon, 2017-06-26 16:10

Dr Desirée Cox describes her extraordinary journey from growing up in a tough urban area in the Bahamas to becoming a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. She focuses on her medical studies at Oxford and her pioneering work to establish a regulatory framework for stem cell research in her home country.

Sir Roger Bannister, athlete and neurologist

Submitted by HarrietPacker on Tue, 2017-05-02 10:44

Sir Roger Bannister relives running the first sub-four-minute mile in a special podcast to mark the anniversary of his extraordinary achievement in May 1954. He describes his training and how the record-breaking run (3 minutes 59.4 seconds) unfolded at the Iffley Road track in Oxford. Sir Roger mentions other highlights from his athletic career, and explains how he developed as a runner while studying at Oxford, where he read medicine at Exeter and Merton.

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.

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.