Videos & Lectures

Katharine Wright

30 Sept 2008; Science Oxford.

An insight into the ethical issues surrounding the forensic use of DNA.

The use of DNA is becoming an increasingly valuable tool in criminal investigations.  The UK's forensic database holds around 4 million DNA profiles, but does this affect people's liberty and privacy, or is the collection of 'bioinformation' justified by the need to fight crime?


Chris Jarvis

25 Sept 2008; Science Oxford.

From terrifying T-Rex to super-sized sauropods - discover the story of the evolution of the dinosaurs How did the dinosaurs evolve, what did they evolve from, and could their descendants still be alive today?Chris Jarvis, from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, will explain how rocks and fossil


Gil McVean

17 September 2008; Science Oxford.

Our genes can tell us a lot about human history.

Professor Gil McVean will explain how they can be used to tell us about how humans evolved, how they colonised different parts of the globe, and how they were shaped by local pressures from diet, disease and the environment.


Fred Taylor

September 2008. Oxford Alumni

Fred Taylor discusses the role of Britain in space exploration at the Oxford Alumni lecture in September 2008.


Chris Leaver

28 August 2008; Science Oxford

The world population has doubled to ca. 6.8 billion over the last 50 years and until recently the relative abundance of food has kept pace, with the poorest benefiting the most, although more than 900 million are malnourished and live below the poverty line. This dramatic increase in crop yields was due to a number of innovations: mechanisation, irrigation, genetics and plant breeding, nitrogen fertilisers, pesticides, and the developed world became complacent.


Dr Alan J. Barr, Brian Cox, Dr John March-Russell

21 Aug 2008; Science Oxford.

Science Oxford welcomes  top physicists Dr. Alan J. Barr, Brian Cox and Dr. John March-Russell as they bring us the first news from the Large Hadron Collider: an 17 mile long atom-smasher deep below the Alps which will recreate the conditions that existed in the first moments after the Big Bang.


Marcus du Sautoy

18 Jun 2008; Science Oxford.

From the sphere to the swastika, from the pyramid to the pentagon, our eyes and minds are drawn to symmetrical objects. symmetry is central to the key ideas in subjects ranging from architecture to zoology.


Dr. Valentin-Veron Toma

17 June 2008; Pulse Project

In this lecture I set out to investigate different aspects of forensic psychiatry and legal medicine as these disciplines were conceived by Dr. Alexandru Sutzu (1837-1919), the founding father of Romanian scientific psychiatry. I will present his theoretical concepts on human nature as well as the profound relationship between the doctrine of heredity and human evolution on the one hand, and psychiatric pathology on the other. Finally, I will also discuss the different categories of mental alienation described as immoral or criminal behavior.


Denis Noble

22 Jan 2008; Museum of the History of Science.

Denis Noble discuses his book 'the music of life from molecules to organisms"




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