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What is Fermat's Last Theorem?
 
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Professor Sir Andrew Wiles of Oxford University has been awarded the 2016 Abel Prize – one of the highest honours in mathematics – for his proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem. But what was this famous theorem, and why did it exercise the greatest minds for more than 300 years? Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, explains.
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Cockatoos Make Tools from Different Materials
 
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Researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna and the University of Oxford report that Goffin cockatoos can make and use elongated- tools of appropriate shape and length out of amorphous materials, suggesting that the birds can anticipate how the tools will be used.
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Oxford University - How to choose a college - Undergraduate Admissions
 
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Want to study as an undergraduate at Oxford University? Here's a helpful guide on how to choose a college to apply to.
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Oxford University - How To Apply- Undergraduate Admissions
 
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Find out about the entry requirements, and how to apply as an undergraduate, to Oxford University. The deadline for undergraduate applications can be found here: www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate_courses/how_to_apply/index.html for more information on colleges, take a look here: http://www.ox.ac.uk/colleges/the_collegiate_system/index.html For information on qualifications take a look here: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate_courses/courses/courses_and_entrance_requirements/
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Crows using compound tools
 
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www.ox.ac.uk/news/2018-10-24-new-caledonian-crows-can-create-tools-multiple-parts New Caledonian crows are able to create tools by combining two or more otherwise non-functional elements, an ability so far observed only in humans and great apes. An international team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and the University of Oxford has shown that these birds can create long reaching tools out of short combinable parts in a study with birds of the same species as the famous Betty, the first animal shown to be able to create a hooked tool by bending a pliable material. Although the underlying cognitive processes remain opaque for now, the study demonstrates that the crows possess highly flexible abilities that allow them to solve complex problems involving anticipation of the properties of objects they have never seen.
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A Short Guide to Managing Your Time
 
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A short guide to the basics of managing your time.
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Monkeys have used stone tools for hundreds of years
 
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New archaeological evidence suggests that Brazilian capuchins have been using stone tools to crack open cashew nuts for at least 700 years. Researchers say, to date, they have found the earliest archaeological examples of monkey tool use outside of Africa. In their paper, published in Current Biology, they suggest it raises questions about the origins and spread of tool use in New World monkeys and, controversially perhaps, prompts us to look at whether early human behaviour was influenced by their observations of monkeys using stones as tools. The research was led by Dr Michael Haslam of the University of Oxford, who in previous papers presents archaeological evidence showing that wild macaques in coastal Thailand used stone tools for decades at least to open shellfish and nuts. http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2016-07-11-monkeys-brazil-have-used-stone-tools-hundreds-years-least
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Graduate applications to Oxford: Preparing to apply
 
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A guide to the graduate admissions process at Oxford, introducing you to the key stages in researching your options and preparing your application. www.graduate.ox.ac.uk
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How it feels to get into Oxford
 
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Current undergraduates talk about when they received their offers from Oxford University. http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/
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A 90-second guide to the History Aptitude Test
 
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A guide to the History Aptitude Test, which students must take as part of their application to History at Oxford Past papers and exam guidelines: http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/prospective/undergraduate/applying/the-history-aptitude-test.html Course information: http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/prospective/undergraduate/studying.html How to register: http://www.admissionstestingservice.org/for-test-takers/hat/about-hat/ University course listing (including application process): http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/courses-listing/history
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7.3 Hume on Liberty and Necessity
 
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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009 and 2010.
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Helen Swift  - A tutor's-eye view of Oxford University admissions interviews | Day 1
 
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As students descend on Oxford's colleges for admissions interviews, for the first time Oxford University is releasing a series of video diaries showing what the interview process is like for the admissions tutors selecting students as that process unfolds. For the next week and a half, tutors will record video diaries discussing their preparation and expectations for this year's interview period, along with discussions of this year's interview and selection process -- with videos going live every few days as the interview and selection process itself unfolds over the coming two weeks.
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1.1 An Introduction to General Philosophy
 
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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009. Slides for all his lectures can be found here: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/people/peter-millican
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2.3 Robert Boyle's Corpuscularian Theory
 
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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009. Slides for all his lectures can be found here: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/people/peter-millican Learn more about Oxford: http://www.ox.ac.uk
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Oxford prepares for the Boat Race (epilogue)
 
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A rowing eight needs to prepare for every eventuality, especially racing on the Thames: but in 2012 Oxford and Cambridge were tested more than they could imagine, in the most dramatic Boat Race in modern memory. A swimmer on the racing course, a restart in choppy water, and then the shock of a broken oar blade pushed the Oxford crew to the limit: and in one case, beyond. Interviewed just five days after the race, the crew reflect on the lessons of the season, and its extraordinary closing day. Featuring Olympian and Race Umpire Sir Matthew Pinsent. Additional footage courtesy of BBC Sport. Produced by Angel Sharp Media for Oxford University Public Affairs Directorate. http://www.oubc.org.uk http://www.angelsharp.com
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3.1 Introduction to David Hume
 
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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009. Slides for all his lectures can be found here: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/people/peter-millican Learn more about Oxford: http://www.ox.ac.uk
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A Big Zero: Research uncovers the date of the Bakhshali manuscript
 
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The Bakhshali manuscript is an ancient Indian mathematical manuscript written on more than 70 leaves of birch bark, found in 1881. It is notable for having a dot representing zero in it. The date of the manuscript has intrigued scholars for years, with many believing it dated from the 9th century, as does the oldest known example of a zero in India, in Gwailor temple. Now a team of researchers at the University of Oxford and the Bodleian Libraries have carbon dated the manuscript and found that it dates from between the second and fourth centuries! The Bakhshali manuscript therefore contains the oldest recorded example of the symbol that we use for zero today.  This symbol would then grow into something that exists in its own right to capture the concept of nothing.
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Sir Andrew Wiles wins the Abel Prize
 
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The solution to a 300-year-old mystery has landed Oxford University Professor Sir Andrew Wiles the top international prize for mathematics. Find out what Fermat's Last Theorem was here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BSFyEIY2BY Proof here (pdf): https://www.math.ias.edu/~anindya/fermat.pdf
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Oxford Prepares For The Boat Race (2/6)
 
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Charting the behind the scenes life of the Oxford crew, the second film looks at how rowers juggle academic work with the rigours of training, as well as the sacrifices made to their social life. Produced by Angel Sharp Media for Oxford University Public Affairs Directorate. http://www.oubc.org.uk http://www.angelsharp.com
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2.4 Isaac Newton and Instrumentalism
 
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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009. Slides for all his lectures can be found here: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/people/peter-millican Learn more about Oxford: http://www.ox.ac.uk
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Oxford prepares for the Boat Race (1/6)
 
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250,000 spectators watch the world famous Oxford and Cambridge boat race each year. This series will cover a period of six months, from when the young hopefuls trial for a place on the boat race team, through to the great day itself. The first film shows the September boat club trials, and has a interview with former Blue, and Olympic Gold Medallist, Andy Hodge (St Catherine's 2004). This and subsequent films discuss the commitment needed, the difficulties of juggling academic rigours with a gruelling rowing schedule, the physical pain, as well as the joy of being part of such a celebrated crew. In addition, each film has a piece of specially commissioned music by David Hughes, a third-year music undergraduate at Somerville College, who is specialising in composition. Produced by Angel Sharp Media for Oxford University Public Affairs Directorate. http://www.oubc.org.uk http://www.angelsharp.com
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Oxford prepares for the Boat Race (4/6)
 
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The fourth film in our series takes a look at the design and construction of a Boat Race boat. Carbon-fibre composites and clever attention to moving parts aim to make the best use of the energy supplied by the rower. Filmed with the kind co-operation of the River and Rowing Museum, Henley Produced by Angel Sharp Media for Oxford University Public Affairs Directorate. http://www.oubc.org.uk http://www.angelsharp.com
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Lab, Camera, Action: Make your own CD spectrometer
 
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How do we know what the stars are made of when we've never been to one? Dr Andrew Steele shows us how to make a spectrometer, a device used by scientists to analyse light, using a cereal box and a CD. Credits Written and presented by Andrew Steele Videography by Tom Fuller and Andrew Steele Telescope images courtesy of NASA, ESA, Hubble, AURA/Caltech http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/labcameraaction/
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What does a rower need to pack?
 
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On the 11th April 2015, the BNY Mellon Boat Race is joined on the Tideway for the first time by The Newton Women’s Boat Race. Oxford athletes reflect on the event in this series of videos. The Oxford-Cambridge Boat Races are among the oldest sporting events in the world, watched by tens of thousands of spectators on race day on the Thames and by millions on television around the world. Learn more here: http://theboatraces.org/ http://ouwbc.org/ http://www.ox.ac.uk/sport
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2.6 George Berkeley and Idealism
 
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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009. Slides for all his lectures can be found here: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/people/peter-millican Learn more about Oxford: http://www.ox.ac.uk
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8.2 John Locke on Personal Identity
 
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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009 and 2010.
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6.1 Introduction to Primary and Secondary Qualities
 
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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009.
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Sport at Oxford
 
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Highlights from some of the 85 sports played at Oxford University Filmed at Varsity Games 2012
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2.2 Introduction to Thomas Hobbes
 
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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009. Slides for all his lectures can be found here: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/people/peter-millican Learn more about Oxford: http://www.ox.ac.uk
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The architecture of Keble College: William Whyte
 
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Dr. William Whyte, tutorial fellow in History at St John's College, Oxford, discusses the history of Keble College: now an Oxford landmark, but a dramatic experiment in architecture when it was built.
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Season's Greetings from the University of Oxford 2013
 
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Season's Greetings from all of our staff--and from all the unruly objects in our museums... Last year, Oxford's free museums and collections welcomed two million people through their doors. To find out more, visit: http://www.museums.ox.ac.uk/ With thanks to the curators and staff of the Ashmolean museum. Voices courtesy of the Oxford Imps. No artefacts were harmed in the making of this video.
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7.4 Making Sense of Free Will and Moral Responsibility
 
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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009 and 2010.
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Scientists show that dogs were domesticated twice
 
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The question, ‘Where do domestic dogs come from?’, has vexed scholars for a very long time. Some argue that humans first domesticated wolves in Europe, while others claim this happened in Central Asia or China. A new paper, published in Science, suggests that all these claims may be right. Supported by funding from the European Research Council and the Natural Environment Research Council, a large international team of scientists compared genetic data with existing archaeological evidence and show that man’s best friend may have emerged independently from two separate (possibly now extinct) wolf populations that lived on opposite sides of the Eurasian continent. This means that dogs may have been domesticated not once, as widely believed, but twice.
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3.3 The Problem of Induction
 
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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009. Slides for all his lectures can be found here: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/people/peter-millican Learn more about Oxford: http://www.ox.ac.uk
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From the Minds of Babes: New frontiers in paediatric pain
 
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Medical professionals used to believe that babies simply don’t feel pain. Building on critical work started in Oxford in the 1980s that proved them wrong, Dr Rebeccah Slater is developing new ways to see inside the minds of newborns. More details here: http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2015-04-21-babies-feel-pain-adults and full paper here: http://elifesciences.org/content/4/e06356 In work funded by the MRC, the NIHR and the Wellcome Trust, Dr Slater is using state-of-the-art brain scanning technology to look at babies’ neurological responses to painful stimuli, so that we can understand which drugs can help them.
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5.3 Gettier and Other Complications
 
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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009.
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The Laboratory with Leaves (Part 9): Moths
 
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Throw away your mothballs and your preconceptions; these insects are much more than a poor person’s butterfly. Whether brilliant pink, huge or capable of travelling 400 miles, the British moths at Wytham Woods are often surprising. Join our researchers as they describe the remarkable biology of this tiled-winged insect and find out how much moths actually do for us. http://www.wytham.ox.ac.uk/ Made by Angel Sharp Media http://www.angelsharp.com
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Oxford prepares for the Boat Race (6/6)
 
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For six months they were competing with each other for a place in the top boats, but now they have only one enemy in sight: Cambridge. With the 158th boat race now only days away, we see how different strengths and personalities combine in the rowing eights, and discuss the peculiar challenges of the Tideway course for rowers and for spectators. Featuring contributions from Olympians Sir Matthew Pinsent and Andrew Triggs-Hodge. Archive footage courtesy of BBC Sport. Produced by Angel Sharp Media for Oxford University Public Affairs Directorate. http://www.oubc.org.uk http://www.angelsharp.com
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Architecture of Christ Church: Judith Curthoys
 
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Archivist of Christ Church Judith Curthoys discusses Oxford's grandest college, and its unusual foundation -- first by a cardinal, then by a King. www.oxfordtoday.ox.ac.uk
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The Unseen Boat Race 1 – The Start
 
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The first in our series looking at the 2017 Boat Races – what goes into the first stroke?
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8.1 Introduction to Personal Identity
 
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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009.
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Inside the Ashmolean Museum
 
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The Ashmolean Museum is home to the University of Oxford’s collection of art and archaeology. Founded in 1683 it is the oldest public museum in the world. Highlights include mummies from Ancient Egypt; classical sculpture from Greece and Rome; paintings by masters of European art such as Raphael, Rembrandt van Rijn, William Turner, and Vincent Van Gogh; and the greatest collection of Chinese art in the western world.
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2.5 Introduction to John Locke
 
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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009. Slides for all his lectures can be found here: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/people/peter-millican Learn more about Oxford: http://www.ox.ac.uk
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Inside the Bodleian: Building a 21st Century Library
 
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A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of Oxford's vast main library, the Bodleian, and how its staff are working to make this ancient institution ready for future generations of readers.
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4.1 Scepticism of the External World
 
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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009. Slides for all his lectures can be found here: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/people/peter-millican Learn more about Oxford: http://www.ox.ac.uk
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Clarendon Fund Scholarships - Oxford University
 
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The Clarendon Fund offers 100 full scholarships every year to academically excellent international graduate students at the University of Oxford. Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic merit and potential across all degree-bearing subjects at graduate level at the University of Oxford. Clarendon Scholarships cover tuition and college fees as well as a generous grant for living expenses. This film is a chance to hear about the scholarships from the scholars themselves. Find out more at: http://www.clarendon.ox.ac.uk http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate_courses/index.html
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Finding a new First Folio
 
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A new copy of Shakespeare's First Folio has been found in Mount Stuart House in Bute, Scotland. Prof Emma Smith, author of 'Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book', talks about its discovery and her work authenticating it. Prof Smith's book: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/shakespeares-first-folio-9780198754367 Bodleian exhibition: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whats-on/upcoming-events/shakespeare-oxford-2016/shakespeares-dead
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The Laboratory With Leaves (Part 1): Wytham Through the Ages
 
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Wytham Woods is the most studied piece of woodland on earth. From the birds, to the grasses, from the trees to the badgers, from the voles to the insects; almost everything in this beautiful bastion of English countryside has come under the microscope -- contributing to decades of cutting-edge scientific research at Oxford University. Wytham truly is the Laboratory with Leaves. In this first in a four-part series we look at how the woods would have been used through the ages, right up to the bustling research that goes on today. http://www.wytham.ox.ac.uk/ Made by Angel Sharp Media http://www.angelsharp.com Music by David William Hughes
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