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The University of Bath podcasts are a series of public lectures available to download for free. Enhance your understanding of subjects ranging from how babies develop to the workings of the universe. Learn from academics and business and industry experts



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Transport in the Low Carbon Age

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:27:03 +0000

Minerva lecture on 21 February given by Professor James Turner for the Minerva Series. Society has become used to the fact that personal transportation is really affordable. Over the past 130 years this situation has arisen with no stimulus from government because of the favourable economics that have evolved. However, the use of fossil fuels to power transportation rightly means that action has to be taken if we are to avoid climate change. The lecture discusses the scale of the challenge, some of the alternatives to the incumbent technology, whether these are practical to implement within the economic model, and postulates an alternative scenario which will also allow decarbonization of petrochemicals and other transport modes. The conclusion reached, however, may not be entirely in line with current policy. http://www.bath.ac.uk/events/transport-in-the-low-carbon-age/(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/Jh0Mbkrn1ao/424716636-uniofbath-transport-in-the-low-carbon-age.mp3




Helping blind and partially sighted visitors experience cultural heritage

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:59:48 +0000

In advance of the 'Sensing Culture Symposium', Dr Simon Hayhoe (Department of Education) talks about his research to improve the experiences of blind and partially sighted visitors to museums and cultural heritage sights.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/6_PVuG0ZExw/417572448-uniofbath-helping-blind-and-partially-sighted-visitors-experience-cultural-heritage.mp3




The beauty of Islam

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:44:00 +0000

Minerva lecture on 28th February given by June Ward, Chair for the Minerva Series. June Ward previously lectured nationwide for the Victoria and Albert Museum. Recently she has become concerned that Islam is increasingly synonymous in this country with terrorism and violence. In her lecture she is seeking to redress the balance by covering Islamic Architecture including the Taj Mahal and Gardening, as well as endeavoring to explain why it is that we in this country are historically so ignorant about the subject.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/XAcZoK5snck/414025410-uniofbath-the-beauty-of-islam.mp3




Paul Maltby: Data (and digital) reform in government

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 10:46:01 +0000

In this IPR Masterclass in Public Policy, Paul Maltby - Chief Digital Officer at the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government - discusses how policymaking might be revolutionised by the implementation of digital methods. This Masterclass in Public Policy took place on 22 February 2018, and gave prospective students a taste of teaching on the University of Bath's new Masters (MSc) in Public Policy.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/UZ8K5LgDsgE/409960311-uniofbath-data-and-digital-reform-in-government-paul-maltby.mp3




The Thought Train Ep. 7 - Dr Janet Withall

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:26:58 +0000

On the University of Bath Thought Train we sit down with an academic from the University to talk about their work and current events. On this week's show Dr Janet Withall is in the studio to talk about the Retirement in Action Study.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/1p7qMtIVbt4/395334768-uniofbath-the-thought-train-ep-7-dr-janet-withall.mp3




The Thought Train Ep. 6 - Dr Felia Allum

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:35:18 +0000

On the University of Bath Thought Train we sit down with an academic from the University to talk about their work and current events. On this week's show Dr Felia Allum is in the studio to talk about the culture of organised crime in Naples, Italy. She also discusses: - The link between Italian culture and organised crime - Where fact ends and fiction begins with shows like The Sopranos - How education is the starting point of the fight back against organised crime.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/NrRHneLjYqs/395267379-uniofbath-the-thought-train-ep-6-dr-felia-allum.mp3




Lord Owen: British Foreign Policy after Brexit

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:51:51 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture Lord David Owen – former Foreign Secretary and founder of the Social Democratic Party – discusses his advocacy for leaving the EU, and explores what foreign policy might look like after Brexit. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 18 January 2018.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/I3gc7s4wrXQ/388403393-uniofbath-lord-owen-british-foreign-policy-after-brexit.mp3




49th Annual Designability Lecture

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:31:09 +0000

Thursday 2 November 2017 at 7 pm East Building Lecture Theatre 1.1 The Renaissance in Prosthetics Sir Saaed Zahedi OBE, Technical Director, Blatchford(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/aUufAlamLx8/382080242-uniofbath-49th-annual-designability-lecture.mp3




The Thought Train Ep. 5 - Professor Anna Bull

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:49:10 +0000

On the University of Bath Thought Train we sit down with an academic from the University to talk about their work and current events. On this week's show Professor Anna Bull is in the studio to talk about modern Italy and the issues it faces. She also discusses: - The Italian's attitude towards austerity - Italy's thoughts on Brexit - The various political parties vying for power in the 2018 elections(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/ENtQOGysGr8/372546734-uniofbath-the-thought-train-ep-5-professor-anna-bull.mp3




The Intimate Universe: Herschel Society lecture with Dr Marek Kukula

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:31:34 +0000

Joint William Herschel Society and University of Bath Lecture. Dr Marek Kukula of the Royal Observatory Greenwich speaks about the connections between Astrophysics and everyday life. Our familiar surroundings are full of profound astronomical connections. Astronomy has left its mark on our minds from high art to popular culture, and even the smartphone in your pocket owes a debt to astrophysical research! Recorded at a public lecture given at the University of Bath on 23 November 2017.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/JWV1Kjo2paM/371583899-uniofbath-the-intimate-universe-herschel-society-lecture-with-dr-marek-kukula.mp3




A Subjective History of Subjective Probability – Dr Colin Fox

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:49:12 +0000

This talk presents a history of the Bayesian inference and subjective probability, as viewed by a Bayesian Physicist. Dr Colin Fox is a leading international expert in large-scale Bayesian inverse problems and Professor of Physics at the University of Otago, New Zealand.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/vpZGTVauxic/371181563-uniofbath-a-subjective-history-of-subjective-probability-dr-colin-fox.mp3




The Thought Train Ep. 5 - Dr Brett Edwards & Dr Mattia Cacciatori

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:27:32 +0000

On the University of Bath Thought Train we sit down with an academic from the University to talk about their work and current events. In this week's show Dr Brett Edwards & Dr Mattia Cacciatori are in the studio to talk international law & order. They also discuss: - Donald Trump's approach to international diplomacy - The important questions about chemical weapons in Syria - Why individualism in war rarely heralds results(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/tgC3DyLrngk/368407154-uniofbath-the-thought-train-ep-5-dr-brett-edwards-dr-mattia-cacciatori.mp3




The Thought Train Ep. 4 - Naomi Deering

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:47:40 +0000

On the University of Bath Thought Train we sit down with an academic from the University to talk about their work and current events. Naomi Deering is this week's guest and talks to us about how making fake poo can benefit some of the world's poorest people. We also talk about: - How proper sanitation can benefit society in a multitude of ways - What you can do to become become a 'toilet twin' - Who first worked out the recipe for the best fake poo(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/PvM3nSvT0Nc/358317170-uniofbath-the-thought-train-ep-4-naomi-deering.mp3




The Thought Train Ep. 3 - Discovery Series lectures

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:04:45 +0000

In this special episode of the Thought Train we bring you three fascinating lectures from our most recent Discovery Series event held at the Royal Society in London. In this podcast Professor Keith Stokes, Dr Nick Longrich and Professor Carole Mundell are on hand to deliver 15 minute lectures rugby safety, mass extinctions and space-time.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/z8qZ6vvl66s/355559888-uniofbath-the-thought-train-ep-3-discovery-series-lectures.mp3




Lord Blunkett: In Conversation

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:25:37 +0000

In this IPR 'in conversation' event distinguished politician and peer Lord Blunkett discusses the changes that he has observed in Britain's political landscape during his eventful career, and shares some of the wisdom that has come with his experience. This IPR 'in conversation' event took place on 14 September 2017, as part of the symposium Politics, Fake News and the Post-Truth Era(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/0jYLeEIKUq8/351900863-uniofbath-lord-blunkett-in-conversation.mp3




The Thought Train Ep. 2 - Prof. Carole Mundell

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:31:05 +0000

On the University of Bath Thought Train we sit down with an academic from the University to talk about their work and current events. Professor Carole Mundell (Dept. of Physics)is this week's guest and joins us to talk about: - The intricacies of black holes - What gamma bursts can teach us about space - The likelihood of life on other worlds - Flat earth theory(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/-oqUg3sfH9g/344578211-uniofbath-the-thought-train-ep-2-prof-carole-mundell.mp3




The Thought Train Ep. 1 - Dr Ben Bowman

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:54:03 +0000

On the University of Bath Thought Train we sit down with an academic from the University to talk about their work and current events. Dr Ben Bowman (Dept. of PoLIS)is this week's guest and joins us to talk about: - The aftermath of the 2017 General Election - A perceived liberal bias in the British education system - The power of the youth vote - Electoral reform(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/T2MDa37EORQ/332858627-uniofbath-thought-train-1.mp3




James Purnell: In Conversation

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 09:35:52 +0000

In this IPR 'in conversation' event BBC Director of Radio and Education James Purnell discusses the Corporation's mandate and how it will be fulfilled in a future of fake news, changing processes of democratic debate and an uncertain British identity. This IPR 'in conversation' event took place on 21 June 2017(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/NXUy3FnzOeM/332072786-uniofbath-james-purnell-in-conversation.mp3




Matthew Wills Inaugural Lecture

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:41:18 +0000

In 1990, Harvard biologist Stephen Jay Gould posed an intriguing question. What would happen if we were able to re-run the Tape of Life? Would small perturbations to the starting conditions yield radically different outcomes, or would the course of evolution follow a familiar path, differing only in its details? The first worldview sees evolution as an essentially open-ended process of unlimited potential, while the second regards evolution as more predictable. If the latter is true, can we make any generalisations about the manner in which evolution is likely to precede on the largest scale? Which ‘macroevolutionary rules’ – if any – withstand scrutiny and allow us to elevate evolutionary biology from a historical to a predictive science? In his Inaugural Lecture as Professor of Evolutionary Palaeobiology, Matthew Wills considers some possible answers to these questions, drawing upon his own work and the broader field. He explores how most major groups evolve according to a common template and whether there is evidence for actively driven trends in morphological complexity on macroevolutionary scales. He also considers whether there are rules governing the demise of species at mass extinction events, and asks whether evolution in deep time can teach us anything about the likely effects of the current biodiversity crisis.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/AiaxMGqMHyI/323924934-uniofbath-matthew-wills-inaugural-lecture.mp3




From Micelles to Materials

Fri, 05 May 2017 11:22:21 +0000

How do you make materials that make themselves? Karen Edler's research looks at ways of getting molecules in solution to find the middle ground between completely dissolving and being totally insoluble, to persuade them to put themselves together into complex and intricate structures. This work looks at self-assembly in a range of different systems, from lipid nanodiscs through to porous oxides, for applications from catalysis to drug delivery. By attempting to understand how structures form, this podcast - recorded in April 2017 - covers how Bath researchers hope to develop design rules to produce novel materials.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/ZgT0gpXyAek/321089962-uniofbath-from-micelles-to-materials.mp3




Dame Fiona Reynolds: The Fight for Beauty

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:07:52 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture Dame Fiona Reynolds - former Director-General of the National Trust and Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge - reflects on her efforts to protect natural beauty and sites of cultural heritage, as well as the efforts of conservationists and urban planners through history. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 27 March 2017(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/TDcneL4VI_4/315379868-uniofbath-dame-fiona-reynolds-the-fight-for-beauty.mp3




Prof Janine Wedel: How Power Came to "Trump" Policy and Democracy

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:52:46 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture Professor Janine Wedel - IPR Global Chair and Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University - examines the rise of Donald Trump and his populist contemporaries, analysing their appeal and their precedents in post-Soviet Eastern Europe. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 15 March 2017(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/39Ux7Nhyrd0/313805234-uniofbath-prof-janine-wedel-how-power-came-to-trump-policy-and-democracy.mp3




Lord Rees: The World in 2050 and Beyond

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture, Astronomer Royal, life peer and Cambridge scholar Lord Rees surveys the century ahead and the prospects it offers mankind. From AI and robotics to climate change and mass extinction, he makes the case that this is a time of great potential - for success as well as catastrophe. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 9 February 2017.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/8zxB2cZrc1M/307054429-uniofbath-lord-rees-the-world-in-2050-and-beyond.mp3




Lord Kerr: Brexit: Will Divorce be Damaging, and Could it be Amicable?

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:40:56 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture, veteran diplomat and author of Article 50 Lord Kerr of Kinlochard shares his insight into the negotiating process Britain will go through to leave the European Union. Examining Theresa May's strategy and the history of relations between Brussels and London, the life peer sets out five possible scenarios for the future of Brexit Britain. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 26 January 2017.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/wI6KHb9vLbY/304775005-uniofbath-lord-kerr-brexit-will-divorce-be-damaging-and-could-it-be-amicable.mp3




Prof Roger Farmer: Prosperity for All: How to Prevent Financial Crises

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:43:01 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture, eminent economist Professor Roger Farmer of UCLA takes a look at financial crises, and their fundamental causes. Drawing on a number of novel economic models, he makes his suggestions for monetary and fiscal policy. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 22 November 2016.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/IlVZNcyxUoc/303120071-uniofbath-prof-roger-farmer-prosperity-for-all-how-to-prevent-financial-crises.mp3




Nuclear Magnetic Resonance - Phenacetin

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:52:39 +0000

Andrew Hall compares the sounds of bells to the frequencies of chemicals captured by a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer. http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/csct/2016/a-chemical-chorus/(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/QfXjbHQE8-o/297664175-uniofbath-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-phenacetin.mp3




Nuclear Magnetic Resonance - Methanol

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:51:42 +0000

Andrew Hall compares the sounds of bells to the frequencies of chemicals captured by a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer. http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/csct/2016/a-chemical-chorus/(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/GFicUNGm__k/297664131-uniofbath-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-methanol.mp3




Nuclear Magnetic Resonance - Big Ben

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:51:06 +0000

Andrew Hall compares the sounds of bells to the frequencies of chemicals captured by a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer. http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/csct/2016/a-chemical-chorus/(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/v-b1oMmc1kw/297664096-uniofbath-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-big-ben.mp3




Nuclear Magnetic Resonance - Handbell

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:49:47 +0000

Andrew Hall compares the sounds of bells to the frequencies of chemicals captured by a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer. http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/csct/2016/a-chemical-chorus/(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/dEqT76C1Gmo/297663999-uniofbath-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-blog-handbell.mp3




Hand Bell

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:24:10 +0000

Hand Bell by University of Bath(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/4VxeGYJwyiE/297547173-uniofbath-hand-bell.mp3







Challenging Perspectives on design and disability

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Co-founder of Motivation, David Constantine MBE, delivers the 48th Annual Designability Lecture at the University of Bath, talking about his experiences as a wheelchair user and creating a charity / social enterprise to give disabled people in the developing world access to wheelchairs.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/7df1DJJ6kig/295854211-uniofbath-challenging-perspectives-on-design-and-disability.mp3




The beauty and hidden charm of the Large Hadron Collider

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

In this inaugural lecture, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor Nick Brook, discusses some of the latest results from an experiment that uses the Large Hadron Collider. The Large Hadron Collider beauty (LCHb) experiment studies the decay and properties of particles containing heavy (charm and beauty) quarks, produced in the forward region from proton-proton collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It uses the LHC as an intensity frontier machine and has recorded the world's largest data sample of beauty and charm particles. This enables precise studies, including discoveries of new states and measurements of their properties.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/ItEVJHhxZ60/295852932-uniofbath-the-beauty-and-hidden-charm-of-the-large-hadron-collider.mp3




BBC Radio Bristol interview with the LunaDome project team

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:02:42 +0000

Aerospace Engineering students Sam, Nick and Elliot discuss their Lab2Moon project: LunaDome on BBC Radio Bristol. The team aims to win an international competition to design and develop an experiment to be sent to the moon in late 2017.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/JnjUgwkW0m8/294237216-uniofbath-bbc-radio-bristol-interview-with-the-lunadome-project-team.mp3




The ESA’s mission to Jupiter

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000

What are the conditions for planet formation and the emergence of life, and how does the Solar System work? These are the questions the European Space Agency’s latest JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) mission is seeking to address. In this William Herschel Society lecture, Dr Nigel Bannister, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester, talks about the engineering challenges of mounting a mission to the largest planet in the solar system which is scheduled to launch in 2022.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/Oc_pBw0je5s/294244468-uniofbath-the-esas-mission-to-jupiter.mp3




How Bath research is improving TB vaccines

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000

The world is facing a major challenge in producing and supplying enough safe and nutritious food for a growing global population. Vaccination plays a major role in combating this crisis by improving animal health and thereby food security. This podcast from Dr Jean van Den Elsen looks at how our research is improving vaccination against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB). We're developing a unique adjuvant protein with the potential to provide easier delivery, increased safety and more accessible vaccination programmes. The technology we have developed is applicable for vaccines against other infectious diseases and could help address needs in areas including autoimmune disease and cancer.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/KejjJORO1yE/294242851-uniofbath-how-bath-research-is-improving-tb-vaccines.mp3




Prof Scott Barrett: How to (and How Not to) 'Save the Planet'

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:20:36 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture, University of Bath honorary graduate and Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Columbia University Scott Barrett discusses his work on international agreements. Known for his cross-cutting research, which combines economics and game theory with international politics, Professor Barrett here examines the relative success of climate deals over the last 25 years. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 12 October 2016.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/t3O4bz61Fss/288959526-uniofbath-professor-scott-barrett-how-to-and-how-not-to-save-the-planet.mp3




Dr Malcolm Torry: Money for Everyone: The State of the Basic Income Debate

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:43:05 +0000

In this IPR Research Seminar, Dr Malcolm Torry - Director of the Citizen's Income Trust - gives an introduction to the concept of universal basic income, and discusses its feasibility with reference to trials around the world. This IPR Research Seminar took place on 11 October 2016.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/6whEEcpsMP4/288948944-uniofbath-dr-malcolm-torry-money-for-everyone-the-state-of-the-basic-income-debate.mp3




A Subjective History of Subjective Probability

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

In this lecture, Professor Colin Fox, presents a history of the Bayesian inference and subjective probability, as viewed by a Bayesian Physicist.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/tIIbyacQZfI/288825455-uniofbath-a-subjective-history-of-subjective-probability.mp3




Understanding Musculoskeletal Health Challenges

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Musculoskeletal disease is responsible for the majority of the global health burden, yet receives little national or international attention in terms of media awareness. This podcast from Professor Richie Gill describes some major challenges for global healthcare provision and give an overview of the research work being performed at the University of Bath to meet these challenges.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/vOLV9ytQPTo/287164549-uniofbath-understanding-musculoskeletal-health-challenges.mp3




11 Cabinet Secretaries 1916-2016: the most powerful men in Britain

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

The Cabinet Office was created exactly 100 years ago and is the beating heart of the British state. It ensures the Cabinet and Whitehall run properly, that Britain survives military and economic crisis, overseas intelligence and security, and liaises with Europe, the Commonwealth and the G7/8/20. This podcast, from the 46th Gerald Walters Memorial Lecture, lifts the lid on what happens inside the Cabinet Office. Sir Anthony Seldon’s book on the Cabinet Office 1916-2016 is published in December 2016.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/pdWubuVxbXM/285845272-uniofbath-11-cabinet-secretaries-1916-2016-the-most-powerful-men-in-britain.mp3




Lord Kerslake: The UK's constitutional crisis

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:26:55 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture, Lord Kerslake explores the constitutional crisis that the UK faces following the EU referendum in June. His suggestions for electoral reform and greater devolution together form a broad-reaching plan for how Britain can meet the challenges of the future. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 15 September 2016, as part of the symposium Evidence and the Politics of Policymaking: where next?(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/XutNpTP5hdM/285108381-uniofbath-lord-kerslake-the-uks-constitutional-crisis.mp3




The Rt Hon Douglas Alexander: In conversation

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:04:24 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture, the Rt Hon Douglas Alexander - former Shadow Foreign Secretary and Secretary for International Development - discusses politics, policy and his own career with IPR Director Professor Nick Pearce. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 14 September 2016, as part of the symposium Evidence and the Politics of Policymaking: where next?(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/7ItucWx54Bg/285105533-uniofbath-the-rt-hon-douglas-alexander-in-conversation.mp3




Prof Nancy Cartwright: Building a Case: What You Can Do with the Evidence

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:32:28 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture, noted philosopher Professor Nancy Cartwright of the University of Durham takes a serious look at the meaning of 'evidence', and how a case for effective policy can be built from it. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 14 September 2016, as part of the symposium Evidence and the Politics of Policymaking: where next?(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/yVNGo9eDY7E/285101446-uniofbath-prof-nancy-cartwright-building-a-case-what-you-can-do-with-the-evidence.mp3




Prof David Bailey: Brexit, UK automotive and implications for industrial policy

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:52:58 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture, Professor of Industrial Strategy at the Aston Business School David Bailey considers what Brexit might mean for the UK automotive sector, and in turn for industrial policy in the UK. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 07 September 2016(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/nYpTu_vYNqo/285091007-uniofbath-prof-david-bailey-brexit-uk-automotive-and-implications-for-industrial-policy.mp3




Daphne Jackson Trust Research Conference

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Daphne Jackson Trust Fellows carry out novel research at post doctorial level across a wide spectrum of sciences and engineering disciplines. This conference showcased the fellows’ research and findings.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/ACrxsqBfnIk/277956035-uniofbath-daphne-jackson-trust-research-conference.mp3




Gerald Walters Memorial Lecture - Right Reverend Peter Price

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0000

In the lecture, Right Reverend Peter Price - the 78th Bishop of Bath and Wells - spoke of his experience of peace and reconciliation including in the Middle East, Central and South America and Northern Ireland.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/23igD3fvcgc/277955649-uniofbath-gerald-walters-memorial-lecture-right-reverend-peter-price.mp3




Stephen Kelly: Rewiring Britain’s Civil Service: lessons learnt as COO of Her Majesty’s Government

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 09:31:40 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture, Mr Stephen Kelly - CEO of Sage and former COO of Her Majesty's Government - shares the lessons he’s learnt from his time reforming and digitally transforming the civil service, and how he’s applied these in both public and private sectors. The talk centres around three key themes: the power of technology to change lives; the importance of connecting to stakeholders; and, finally but perhaps most importantly, making it meaningful. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 28 June 2016(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/RS3_yK7zFs0/276298081-uniofbath-rewiring-britains-civil-service-lessons-learnt-as-coo-of-her-majestys-government.mp3




Science Research Showcase

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:15:20 +0000

Postgraduate students from Faculty of Science showcased their research at a Research Afternoon on Monday 6 June 2016. Students presented a series of ten minute talks and two-minute 'lightning' talks on topics ranging from the spread of information, to vaccines and MRSA.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/CN5wC1A-6ao/275248639-uniofbath-science-research-showcase.mp3




Prof Janine Wedel: Meet The New Influence Elites

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:20:24 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture Professor Janine Wedel - IPR Global Chair and Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University - introduces a new breed of influence elite that has emerged over the past several decades. In contrast to the 'power elites' described by sociologist C. Wright Mills a half century ago, she argues, the muscle of today’s influence elites resides at least as much in social networks as in command-and-control bureaucracy. These novel elites are less visible, less stable, and more mobile and global in reach than their forebears. They hold sway through informal, flexible, and unaccountable means and use consulting firms, think tanks, nonprofits, and 'grassroots organisations', among other entities, as vehicles of influence, not to mention the Internet and social media. Professor Wedel also contends that today’s influence elites largely defy democratic oversight. Conventional concepts inadequately capture their modus operandi and roles in contemporary democratic states. Yet these players and their practices are systemic and widespread across at least some global venues and Western democracies in arenas ranging from energy and health care to finance and foreign policy. Understanding how today’s influence elites operate is crucial, she concludes - both because their practices are far-reaching and because they dominate decisions that affect the entire world. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 28 April 2016(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/_N9Z-33yj2g/274825671-uniofbath-professor-janine-wedel-meet-the-new-influence-elites.mp3




Dr Jo Farrar: Transforming Public Services in a Time of Austerity

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:04:21 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture, Dr Jo Farrar - Chief Executive of Bath and North East Somerset Council - examines the changing nature of public services and how the transformation efforts of recent government administrations play out in the delivery of local services. She also considers how innovative use of data and technology can improve the performance of public services at a time of unprecedented budget reductions. Finally, Farrar discusses new approaches to the reform of local public services including through income generation, encouraging growth and empowering communities. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 23 February 2016(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/Nj5jjC-CBHM/274824273-uniofbath-dr-jo-farrar-transforming-public-services-in-a-time-of-austerity.mp3




The Rt Hon the Lord Willetts: Fairness Between The Generations

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:54:35 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture, the Rt Hon Lord David Willetts updates the analysis in his book 'The Pinch', presenting the latest data on the widening gap between the baby boomer generation and their children. He also discusses various policy measures to redress the imbalance between the generations. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 20 April 2016(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/WukhY-FBMKo/274822957-uniofbath-the-rt-hon-the-lord-willetts-fairness-between-the-generations.mp3




Sir John Beddington: Challenges Of The 21st Century: What Is Happening To The World?

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:48:15 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture, former Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir John Beddington contests that, though change in the 21st Century is both fast and dramatic, some problems for the next few decades are both predictable and inexorable. Significant challenges exist driven by population growth, complex demography, urbanisation and increasing prosperity, all with a background of significant poverty. Climate change is happening, will continue and is a major risk multiplier. This lecture covers these issues, and examines some of the ways in which these challenges can be addressed. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 06 February 2014(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/0S0CDrlYIsM/274822548-uniofbath-sir-john-beddington-challenges-of-the-21st-century-what-is-happening-to-the-world.mp3




Prof Allyson Pollock: How Our NHS Is Being Abolished

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:38:18 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture, Professor Allyson Pollock - Professor of Public Health Research and Policy at Queen Mary University of London - shows how the government has abolished the NHS. She explains how the new structures will operate, what this means for patient access and what needs to be done about it. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 01 May 2014(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/1_bE6ylTwLw/274821306-uniofbath-professor-allyson-pollock-how-our-nhs-is-being-abolished.mp3




Prof. Ian Kinchin Keynote lecture: Using knowledge structures in teaching to develop expert students

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0000

The way that knowledge is structured has implications for the way we teach. Where the information that is presented in lectures fails to represent the knowledge structure of the discipline, then students have to resort to rote learning of materials. Where the curriculum structure aligns with the structure of the discipline, then students will be learning in more authentic ways and will have access to powerful knowledge. To get to this point, teachers first need to consider the structure of their own discipline and the values that underpin their teaching so they may reflect on the appropriateness of their professional practice.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/SQGa0-F-YHs/275602490-uniofbath-prof-ian-kinchin-keynote-lecture-using-knowledge-structures-in-teaching-to-develop-expert-students.m4a




The Curriculum Battleground: Keynote lecture by Dr Tristian Stobie

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Increasing numbers of internationally branded schools serving local [rather than predominantly expatriate] populations and Ministries of Education engaged in educational reform, are adopting what they perceive as international best practice. This raises a number of questions and issues explored in this lecture. Is there such a thing as international best practice? Does globalization imply the need for a common curriculum and pedagogy in order to prepare students for the modern world? Should curriculum be about cultural transmission or transformation? A few principles and practices that might be helpful in building a curriculum that respects local and global realities are considered. Change, which is both desirable and inevitable, needs to be evolutionary and grounded in an understanding of local context and culture if it is to lead to beneficial outcomes. One curriculum prescription does not suit all.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/Kx__oMVYplo/275581932-uniofbath-the-curriculum-battleground-keynote-lecture-by-dr-tristian-stobie.m4a




Harnessing Bio-based Materials for Greener Products

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:38:48 +0000

Cellulose, one of nature's most abundant polymers, is produced in significant quantities in many farmed crops. Yet it is not a human food source - so the use of cellulose in high value materials does not compete with, but potentially complements, food production. This lecture covered work afoot at the University's Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies into processing cellulose into high value materials that gives access to renewably-derived recyclable materials with a range of diverse applications.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/2-Ze42XSlXY/273805282-uniofbath-harnessing-bio-based-materials-for-greener-products.mp3




Inside Cancer

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Dr Momna Hejmadi, Dr Andrew Chalmers and Dr Lorenzo Caggiano summarise some of the latest developments in cancer research. This lecture was delivered as part of our MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), 'Inside Cancer: how genes influence cancer development'. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/inside-cancer(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/Eu7JFquB-2I/273805869-uniofbath-inside-cancer.mp3




It's no use reducing your footprint if you keep increasing the number of feet

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Roger Martin, Chair of Population Matters, delivers a lecture for the Institute for our Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment considering population growth and the environment.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/q_zEuS4K590/273805685-uniofbath-its-no-use-reducing-your-footprint-if-you-keep-increasing-the-number-of-feet.mp3




Inaugural lecture: Obliged to be well? Healthy minds and active bodies in context of inequality

Thu, 19 May 2016 10:37:55 +0000

In this Inaugural lecture, Professor Simone Fullagar offers a sociocultural perspective on health, sport and active embodiment, to consider why and how the promotion of certain ideals of physical and mental health are not always 'good' for us. At the heart of this lecture are biopolitical and feminist questions concerning the complex effects of power relations (inequities relating to gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality, age, disability) on our embodied experiences health and well-being. How might we begin to think differently about health to explore other kinds of embodied practices, desires and possibilities for social transformation?(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/_0OXeLT7Ofs/264874891-uniofbath-inaugural-lecture-obliged-to-be-well-healthy-minds-and-active-bodies-in-context-of-inequality.mp3




Professor Simone Fullagar inaugural lecture: Healthy minds and active bodies

Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 +0000

In this Inaugural lecture, Professor Simone Fullagar offers a sociocultural perspective on health, sport and active embodiment, to consider why and how the promotion of certain ideals of physical and mental health are not always ‘good’ for us. At the heart of this lecture are biopolitical and feminist questions concerning the complex effects of power relations (inequities relating to gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality, age, disAbility) on our embodied experiences health and well-being. How might we begin to think differently about health to explore other kinds of embodied practices, desires and possibilities for social transformation?(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/F2nhrjNSPEU/264727748-uniofbath-professor-simone-fullagar-inaugural-lecture-healthy-minds-and-active-bodies.mp3




Prof Robert Wade: How Income Inequality Puts Democracy - And Climate Change - At Risk

Mon, 16 May 2016 14:01:39 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture, Professor Robert H. Wade - Professor of Political Economy at the LSE - builds on Supreme Court judge Louis Brandeis' dictum "We must make our choice. We may have democracy or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both". Professor Wade reports on recent evidence on the degree of income concentration at the top of OECD countries and the political costs of inequality, and asks: how should social democratic movements appeal for public support in the context of the representational bias in favour of the wealthy? This IPR Public Lecture took place on 19 November 2013(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/iQXwEn_Xr1s/264385653-uniofbath-how-income-inequality-puts-democracy-and-climate-change-at-risk.mp3




Professor Nigel Wilding inaugural lecture: Monte Carlo or bust: smart simulation for serious science

Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 +0000

In this inaugural lecture, Professor Nigel Wilding explores the computer simulation of changes of state in models for atoms and complex molecules. Predicting the phase behaviour of a material is a central goal of condensed matter science, and a pre-requisite for designing new materials with tailored or novel phase behaviour. Professor Wilding’s lecture outlined how computer simulation of phase behaviour now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with traditional approaches of experimental and analytical theory. He talk focuses on one particularly powerful and flexible computational technique called ‘Monte Carlo simulation’.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/lYJZK3Uxc9E/264392138-uniofbath-professor-nigel-wilding-inaugural-lecture-monte-carlo-or-bust-smart-simulation-for-serious-science.mp3




Prof David Stasavage: Taxing The Rich: A History Of Fiscal Fairness In The US And Europe

Wed, 04 May 2016 09:58:56 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture Professor David Stasavage - Julius Silver Professor and Chair in the Wilf Family Department of Politics at New York University - discusses his latest book: Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe. The book, and the lecture, draw on unparalleled evidence from 20 countries over the last two centuries to provide the broadest and most in-depth history of progressive taxation available. Stasavage explores the intellectual and political debates surrounding the taxation of the wealthy while also providing a detailed examination of when taxes have been levied against the rich and when they haven't. Fairness in debates about taxing the rich has depended on different views of what it means to treat people as equals and whether taxing the rich advances or undermines this norm. He argues that governments don't tax the rich just because inequality is high or rising—they do it when people believe that such taxes compensate for the state unfairly privileging the wealthy. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 14 April 2016(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/jfLrVeSeeto/262433469-uniofbath-taxing-the-rich-a-history-of-fiscal-fairness-in-the-united-states-and-europe.mp3




The Making of a Medicinal Chemist

Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 +0000

In this lecture, Professor Mike Threadgill explores the influences and inspirations that have led him to a career in academic medicinal chemistry and reviewed the research of his team over the years. Mike's work focuses on the application of medicinal chemistry for the development of new agents for diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This has led him to becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Society for Chemists and Biologists.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/uBzZ17B4dQw/262434077-uniofbath-the-making-of-a-medicinal-chemist.mp3




Understanding barriers to evidence-based management

Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Concerns about the gap between management research and management practice are long-standing and well-documented. Management practices do not seem to be based firmly on research evidence and the research produced by management researchers has limited impact on management practice. In his inaugural lecture, Professor Rob Briner argues that this gap is difficult to close and remains an intractable problem mainly because nobody is to blame. So, how can these barriers be overcome? What are the benefits and potential costs of narrowing the gap and increasing the use of evidence in management practice? View a video and slideshow of this lecture here: http://uniofbath.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=f2b9c825-4d91-490d-b169-65c47ca93526(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/jKuGPMcvUNw/262433942-uniofbath-understanding-barriers-to-evidence-based-management.mp3




Games without frontiers

Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 +0000

A recording of Professor Charles Lees’ inaugural lecture that took place on 19 February 2014. In his lecture he discussed how coalition governments are formed and what they can achieve.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/He6Io_RbzOw/262433786-uniofbath-games-without-frontiers.mp3




Global environmental protection: Success or failure?

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0000

In Professor Michael Finus' inaugural lecture he highlights how economic theory, in particular game theory, can be used to analyse international agreements to tackle climate change.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/SqARnD6zHk0/259190053-uniofbath-global-environmental-protection-success-or-failure.mp3




Professor Dylan Thompson inaugural lecture: Why do we need physical activity and how much is enough?

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:02:35 +0000

In his inaugural lecture, Professor Dylan Thompson, highlights why physical activity today is more important than ever. The podcast covers some of the new approaches that are being used to determine the amount of exercise required for good health and points towards some practical recommendations that can help you today.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/cnYHKEwqjGQ/254546561-uniofbath-professor-dylan-thompson-inaugural-lecture-why-do-we-need-physical-activity-and-how-much-is-enough.mp3




Professor Bill Durodié inaugural lecture: The politics of risk and resilience

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 11:54:20 +0000

Professor Bill Durodié's research looks at the causes and consequences of contemporary perceptions of risk, as well as how these are framed and communicated across a range of issues relating to security, science and society. In this podcast, his inaugural lecture at the University, he summarises the concept of "Risk Society" and focuses on the issue of risk perception society.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/buyGuMJCFKw/252145262-uniofbath-professor-bill-durodie-inaugural-lecture-the-politics-of-risk-and-resilience.mp3




Professor Stephen Emmitt inaugural lecture: Living with Buildings

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 11:10:05 +0000

Professor Stephen Emmitt, from the University's Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, delivers his inaugural lecture on 'living with buildings'. This puts forward an argument for improving the way in which architects manage design at a project and practice level - the architecture of practice. Professor Emmitt proposes that architects need to demonstrate the value of good design to their clients; something that can be achieved by (re) engaging with construction and applying effective management, resulting in architects being better positioned to influence the quality of what is built.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/Y5QSpeXYeXc/252141362-uniofbath-professor-stephen-emmitt-inaugural-lecture-living-with-buildings.mp3




Professor Julie Barnett inaugural lecture: Social media and social science

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000

In her inaugural lecture, Professor Julie Barnett from the University's Department of Psychology examines what can we learn from social media content and the way social media is used by individuals and organisations.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/nREdlAywrJM/252663180-uniofbath-professor-julie-barnett-inaugural-lecture-social-media-and-social-science.mp3




Mission into distant space

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:16:37 +0000

In this public lecture, astrophysicist Dr Chris North takes its audience on a journey through space to understand the most distant stars and galaxies, exploring the findings of the Herschel Space Observatory. Dr North has worked on a number of space missions and is currently part of the Herschel Observatory team, looking at far-infrared light from stars forming in our galaxy and across the Universe.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/KxTHYLAf-s4/250638717-uniofbath-mission-into-distant-space.mp3




No promises, just possibilities

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000

In this Designability lecture, Kate Allatt shares an inspiring story of about self-management, patient engagement, dignity and future assistive technology opportunities. Kate's motto is to never lower patient recovery expectations because there are no promises, just possibilities. She is the author of ‘Running Free – Breaking out of Locked In Syndrome' and 'Extraordinary Woman Winner 2011'.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/6qO-GI4TdkQ/250639789-uniofbath-no-promises-just-possibilities.mp3




Prof David Nutt: Time To Put Science At The Heart Of UK Drug And Alcohol Policy?

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000

In this IPR Public Lecture, Professor David Nutt - Edmund J Safra Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and Head of the Centre for Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, as well as former Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs - explores the ways in which evidence is being misused to stop rational regulations for alcohol and tobacco and, simultaneously, to impose unnecessary and potentially harmful sanctions on other drugs. He also addresses new ways we can approach this problem by putting science in charge. The control or regulation of alcohol and other harmful drugs, he argues, is a matter or major public health interest since drugs – legal and illegal – are the leading cause of preventable death. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 25 February 2016(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/a--Sh5H1eqA/250141392-uniofbath-time-to-put-science-at-the-heart-of-uk-drug-and-alcohol-policy.mp3




Professor Ed Feil inaugural lecture: How do you solve a problem like bacteria?

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000

The rise of the antibiotic “superbugs” such as MRSA and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, and recent viral pandemics are all examples of the threats posed to human health by infectious disease. These impact severely on our crops and livestock, significantly increasing the challenges associated with sustaining food security on a global scale. In this lecture, Professor Ed Feil (Milner Centre for Evolution) reflects on how our current situation compares with our recent history and the scale of the challenges ahead.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/CDJxwdttWoc/248852994-uniofbath-professor-ed-feil-inaugural-lecture-how-do-you-solve-a-problem-like-bacteria.mp3




Timo Kivimäki inaugural lecture: New wars, protection of civilians & the transition of global order

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000

A recording of Professor Timo Kivimäki’s inaugural that delivered on 4 February 2016. In this lecture, he reveals the paradox of deadly solidarity and outlines a research program that aims to produce lessons on how global protection of civilians could work for peace.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/GSCP0InnICI/251786259-uniofbath-timo-kivimaki-inaugural-lecture-new-wars-protection-of-civilians-the-transition-of-global-order.mp3




Understanding behaviour and the built environment through engineering and design

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0000

Dr Jeremy Watson, Chief Scientist & Engineer at BRE presents the Third Biennial Lecture for the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering on sustainability and ethics in the built environment.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/wSXZ1dn7Ejk/256709318-uniofbath-understanding-behaviour-and-the-built-environment-through-engineering-and-design.mp3




How new cancer treatments are developed

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0000

Prostate Cancer (PC) is the most common male-specific form of cancer and the third most common form of cancer in the UK. Although cancer treatments are initially effective they become less effective and have significant disadvantages. Against this, there is an urgent need for better treatments. In this lecture, Dr Matthew Lloyd describes a number of different strategies to identify small molecules ('drugs') that can be used to stop the protein AMACR from working and therefore potentially be used to treat prostate cancer.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/S-x8v_Bx9JY/264387146-uniofbath-how-new-cancer-treatments-are-developed.mp3




Professor Chris Brace inaugural lecture: The future of automotive propulsion

Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 +0000

In his inaugural lecture, Deputy Director of the PVRC in the University's Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Chris Brace discusses what the future holds for automotive propulsion. During the 20th century the growth of affordable personal mobility changed the way we live and work. Today the passenger car as we know it is under increasing pressure from changing expectations, including air quality, safety, sustainability and CO2. In addition, driver needs and expectations are changing as we move to a more urban way of living. This lecture sets out some of the challenges ahead and examines some likely directions that personal mobility will take in the future. Once we have an idea of future developments, what will the implications be for powertrain research?(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/oWfw4zOjbxU/240829858-uniofbath-the-future-of-automotive-propulsion.mp3




What is high-altitude bioprospecting?

Thu, 21 May 2015 00:00:00 +0000

Like the mutating cells it was trying to investigate, and through a serendipitous series of unrelated coincidences, what started out as a multi-disciplinary UK-based research project to explore the stratosphere using helium balloons somehow evolved and mutated into a high-powered rocketry based research collaboration with NASA Astrobiologists in the Nevada Desert. This high-octane talk by University of Bath researcher Dr Paul Shepherd explores the highs and lows of his journey into High Altitude Bioprospecting for a project which has fused structural engineering, electronics, computer science and biology.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/MbAvtzDHEEI/240826257-uniofbath-what-is-high-altitude-bioprospecting.mp3




Professor Peter Lambert inaugural lecture: The Priest, the Coup and the Party

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000

In 2008 Fernando Lugo came to power in Paraguay promising a 'new dawn' based on social justice, democracy and greater empowerment of the country's poor but just four years later, with his reform programme in tatters. In his inaugural lecture, Professor Peter Lambert examines the failure of Lugo's reform programme through analysis of both immediate causes and wider factors related to domestic power relations and political culture. This in turn raises questions about the very nature of Paraguay's ongoing transition to democracy.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/OHbY2KEB3Jk/256725159-uniofbath-professor-peter-lambert-inaugural-lecture-the-priest-the-coup-and-the-party.mp3




Professor David Galbreath inaugural lecture: Technology and the rise of boundless warfare

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Professor Galbreath's inaugural lecture asked whether the evolution of technology requires us to be forever vigilant in the face of a new type of warfare. Against new threats to security, posed most recently by organisations like Islamic State, what is the current role for states, and what is the future for power and security, security and defence?(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/wtjtjrFM8zc/240831496-uniofbath-david-galbreath-inaugural-lecture-1.mp3




Data scientist - heal thyself

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000

'Internet of Things' technologies have emerged over recent years as enabling technologies for life-long healthcare. Increasingly these technologies are seen as moving health from the hospital to the home, whilst at the same time shifting responsibility for health from the clinician to Computer Scientists and Engineers. The 27th Designability Annual Lecture, 'Data Scientist - heal thyself', explored the possible scenarios with this vision for data-led personalised medicine.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/0Q4THetMZoE/240830874-uniofbath-data-scientist-heal-thyself.mp3




Professor David Miller inaugural lecture: Disembedded elites?

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000

In his inaugural lecture, titled 'Disembedded elites? Policy communications and the transformation of elite networks', Professor David Miller reviewed the main writing on 'power elites' in the tradition of power structure research and asked what's changed with the advent of neoliberalism?(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/da6170qvINE/240831976-uniofbath-disembedded-elites.mp3




Stage space and characterisation in Caribbean yard plays

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000

This lecture from Dr Lynette Goddard (Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London) focuses on the tradition of the Caribbean yard play to examine how the organisation of stage space relates to the experiences of the characters.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/a7qQ7Tp664c/240941232-uniofbath-stage-space-and-characterisation-in-caribbean-yard-plays.mp3




How to build a time machine

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000

We think of time travel as fiction, but there is nothing in the laws of physics that prevents us building a time machine. What's more, relativity provides practical opportunities to travel through time. Listen back to Brian Clegg, author of 'Dice World, Gravity, A Brief History of Infinity, Inflight Science and Build Your Own Time Machine', talking about the potential solutions to time travel from our recent public lecture.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/aXxs3AViy3g/240833370-uniofbath-how-to-build-a-time-machine.mp3




What you get is what you expect

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Pain is a major health care problem worldwide. It affects the well-being of millions of individuals, and its financial burden upon our societies is considerable. Pain is not a simple reflection of the degree of tissue-damage, it is strongly influenced by expectations and beliefs individuals hold about pain and their ability to cope with it. In this lecture, Dr Katja Wiech from the Centre for Pain Research, talks about research into how expectations can influence the outcome of pain treatment.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/1QgnJRnU0vM/240943321-uniofbath-what-you-get-is-what-you-expect.mp3




Taming the Somerset Levels

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000

The Levels and Moors are an enormous floodplain in the heart of Somerset and for tens of thousands of years were an ever changing mix of different wetland habitats. In this podcast, archaeologist and historian, Dr Richard Brunning, explores how the present day landscape was largely created and 'tamed' in the early medieval period after the Roman conquest.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/9i-l57Gnvog/240942499-uniofbath-taming-the-somerset-levels.mp3




Professor Richie Gill inaugural lecture: What is wrong with knee replacement?

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Modern knee replacement is a highly successful operation, relieving the pain and disability of knee osteoarthritis. However, it has limitations and these, combined with the changes in population demographics, present significant challenges for both current and future healthcare systems. Professor Richie Gill's inaugural lecture 'What is wrong with knee replacement?' explores these issues and the research being done to overcome them.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/V5IRMYAsSjQ/240970671-uniofbath-what-is-wrong-with-knee-replacement.mp3




End of the NHS?

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Delivered by Professor Allyson Pollock, public health research and policy specialist at Queen Mary, University of London, this IPR lecture explored major changes and challenges to the NHS through government reform, what this means for patient access and what needs to be done about it.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/FkG7sNX6oIo/240952097-uniofbath-end-of-the-nhs.mp3




Artificial photosynthesis

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000

How can government, industry and business better work together to invest in long-term research to harness solar energy and transform carbon dioxide into energy fuel? In this lecture, Global Chair at the University, Professor Geoffrey Ozin talks about using carbon dioxide as a source of fuel rather than treating it as a waste product and pioneering advances in nano-chemistry.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/03_NI8yjGBg/240953751-uniofbath-artificial-photosynthesis.mp3




Churches, place names and landscape architecture

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Local historian and archaeologist, Dr Simon Draper, discusses place names and their links to Anglo-Saxon landscape architecture for a number of Wessex communities in this Minerva series lecture (formally known as GULP). From the 7th century onwards, what was the meaning of place names like 'bury' and why were they significant?(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/Ehxy5HZzboI/240953156-uniofbath-churches-place-names-and-landscape-architecture.mp3




Outfoxing Crusaders - parody, satire and non-participation in the crusades

Mon, 02 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0000

Ms Lambert, of Goldsmiths University, has worked as a history lecturer for 20 years. Her talk will look at the repeated failures to recover 'holy land' territories after 1147.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/kujTUJZdyWE/240969147-uniofbath-outfoxing-crusaders-parody-satire-and-non-participation-in-the-crusades.mp3




Professor James Copestake inaugural lecture: Brand Aid? Development finance and African agriculture

Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000

In a global system that seems to be remorselessly concentrating capital into fewer hands, this lecture will examine efforts to move money the other way in order to promote food security, with particular reference to Ethiopia. In this lecture, Professor James Copestake will highlight the growing business-orientation of aid and explore scope for being more transparent about its impact.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/8KucjhkFErU/240975147-uniofbath-brand-aid-development-finance-and-african-agriculture.mp3




Presidents & American foreign policy

Wed, 15 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000

Are trends in global politics simply the result of large impersonal structural forces, or does human agency matter? For example, would America have become the dominant country in the 20th century regardless of who was president? To what extent did leaders matter, and if so, what kind of leader? Leadership theorists focus their attention on what they call transformational leaders, but were "transformational" leaders like Woodrow Wilson and Ronald Reagan really more important than "transactional" leaders like Eisenhower and the first Bush? What are the lessons we can draw for leadership and foreign policy in this century?"(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/E25FxLS18Kw/240970194-uniofbath-presidents-american-foreign-policy.mp3




Professor Steve Gough inaugural lecture: Is education unnatural?

Wed, 15 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000

In this lecture Professor Steve Gough spoke to explore inconsistencies in the way we think of education, and to examine the role of human learning as our interactions with nature - particularly through economic activity - create and re-create our environment.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/XJ152KOquiE/240954383-uniofbath-professor-steve-gough-inaugural-lecture-is-education-unnatural.mp3




A brief history of infinity

Wed, 01 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000

Where did the idea of infinity come from? Who were the people who defined and refined this paradoxical quantity? Why is infinity, a concept we can never experience or truly grasp, at the heart of science? How can some infinities be bigger than others? An exploration of one of the most mind-boggling features of maths and physics, this talk uncovers the amazing paradoxes of infinity and introduces the people who devised and refined the concept.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/hGQFbsUjAGY/240954899-uniofbath-a-brief-history-of-infinity.mp3




Professor David Coley inaugural lecture: Are buildings evil?

Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000

In this inaugural lecture, Professor David Coley from the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering will address why so few buildings in the UK are built using the low-energy technologies that are now available.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/bZa7Q2rlDLI/240968150-uniofbath-are-buildings-evil.mp3




Professor Tess Ridge inaugural lecture: Through the eyes of a child

Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000

In this inaugural lecture, Professor Tess Ridge from the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, will be discussing the hidden costs of the Government's poverty and austerity policies for Britain's poorest children.(image)


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http://feeds.bath.ac.uk/~r/public-lecture-podcast/~5/sTyXn7efUSU/240967659-uniofbath-through-the-eyes-of-a-child.mp3