Optimism in 2021
Recently, I had the privilege to be in the company of a wise friend who told me a beautiful story. I would like to share that story with you and allow you to contemplate the meaning and wisdom of this tale.
Take a second to imagine a tall refreshing glass of water. Are you a half full or half empty sort of person? Let’s start with the optimist, like the popular meme of the dog in the
Marvin Thompson Speaks on Structural Racism, Schooling and Statues
Following its release in March, we spoke to teacher and poet, Marvin Thompson about his first poetry collection, Road Trip, an intense interrogation of culture and heritage.
In Conversation with Stephen McGann
Best known for his role as Dr Turner in Call the Midwife, we speak to Actor and science communicator Stephen McGann about the way popular BBC drama Call the Midwife has engaged millions of viewers with the changes in medical practice over the last 60 years.
The Science of Chocolate and Coffee
We hear from Yatir Linden, a materials scientist and a pioneer of chocolate made without the high-sugar content of modern brands, and Aaron Torres, head roaster at Ue Coffee Roasters, a Witney-based company who handcraft specialist coffee to perfection, to discover the secrets of some of our favourite things to eat and drink.
We speak to Leslie Walker of The Oxford Artisan Distillery, ahead of its virtual appearance at IF Oxford, where he and master distiller Cory Mason will explore the wonders of gin.
Bringing the social sciences to the larger public
Using Greek Mythology as a lens to view the world of politics...
Learn about the ways in which diamond’s properties stretch far beyond their aesthetic appeal.
Oxford and Oxfordshire are internationally-renowned for world-class science and here, during IF Oxford, the science and ideas Festival, we explore two cutting edge labs as