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Mon 11 Jan 2021

The Two Travellers

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.

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Thu 7 Jan 2021

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

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Thu 1 Oct 2020

"Excuse Me Sir, Are You Lost?"

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.

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Wed 30 Sep 2020

Call the Midwife and Cartesian Rabbit Holes

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.

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Tue 29 Sep 2020

Oxfordshire’s Greatest Grinders

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.

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Tue 29 Sep 2020

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.

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Thu 24 Sep 2020

Futures of Recognition

Bringing the social sciences to the larger public

Using Greek Mythology as a lens to view the world of politics...

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Wed 23 Sep 2020

Learn about the ways in which diamond’s properties stretch far beyond their aesthetic appeal.

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Wed 23 Sep 2020

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