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A podcast from Wadham College, University of Oxford. Bringing you interviews, seminars, and stories from our community.
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We caught up with one of Wadham's newest Fellows, Shumiao Ouyang to discuss his wide-ranging research at the intersection of finance and tech. This podcast is a snippet from that conversation that expands on the impact of mobile payment apps, and joyfully explores related tangents. Find out whether Wadham's Comms assistant is irrational for still sticking with a good ol' debit card!A write-up of the wider conversation covering AI, consumers' data privacy concerns, and more, is available ...
What does it mean to be known and seen as queer, by others and ourselves? Felicity Long shares some insights, from rural Lancashire to the Dreaming Spires. Felicity works in the University’s Graduate Admissions and Recruitment team on access programmes to support graduate students from underrepresented and disadvantaged groups to apply to Oxford, and to thrive once here. Felicity spoke at Evensong in Wadham's Chapel at the end of Queerweek.You can provide feedback on Wadcast at https://w...
In this episode, we talk to our new Director of Music, Tom Hammond-Davies. The Director of Music role has been newly envisioned, and Tom shares what this might mean for the future of music at Wadham. He also opens up about his own musical journey, confesses his latest listening habits, and shares how you can get involved with music in College.To learn more about the new Wadham College Music Society, head to: https://wadhamcollegemusic.wixsite.com/wcmsMusic Referenced in the episode:Organ Musi...
This year marks the 410th anniversary since Wadham’s chapel opened. Our chaplain, Jane Baun, has been very busy this past term, marking the occasion with exhibitions, festivities, and talks. We were privileged to have former archbishop, and more importantly, Wadham alumnus, Rowan Williams give a short address at a special evensong. It was recorded and, well, here it is! Many thanks to Bishop Rowan for his time and we hope you enjoy it. You can provide feedback on Wadcast at https://www.w...
Wadham alumnus, Simon Milner (History & Politics, 1985; SU President, 1987) is the APAC VP of Public Policy with Meta (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc) and joins us for our first 'Notable alumni in conversation with Wadham students' exchange of 2023. We are very honoured that he gave us his time for this insightful exchange, conducted by another former Wadham SU President, Eemil Moisio (PPE, 2020).You can provide feedback on Wadcast at https://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/wadcastYou can listen ...
This episode introduces Professor of Psychiatry and new Wadham Senior Research Fellow, Kam Bhui! Kam has been a practising psychiatrist, he's advised the government on mental health policy, and he's active in research. We discuss taking psychiatry beyond merely medical approaches to mental health, challenges ethnic minorities face in accessing mental health care, Kam's life and career, and more!If you'd like to get in touch with Kam, you can reach him over email at kam.bhui@psych.ox.ac.ukKam'...
Peter Mandelson is former European Trade Commissioner and Secretary of State. Prior to this, he held a number of Cabinet posts under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and was one of the architects of New Labour. Peter spoke to Wadham College on Tuesday 28 February on the topic 'Is British Politics Ready for the Economic Challenges we Face?' This talk was hosted by Robert Hannigan, Warden of Wadham College and is now released in podcast format.You can provide feedback on Wadcast at https://www.wadha...
What does it take for us to be free people? How should we think about our desires when those desires are formed by oppressive social structures? Cara Addleman, a third-year Wadham student studying Philosophy, Politics & Economics won the College's Cheney Prize for her essay addressing these questions.We discuss the ideas and themes of her essay, explore her own doubts about her conclusions, and have a friendly philosophical back-and-forth. Do note that the episode contains some...
Two brave philosophers, Alex Paseau & Owen Griffiths, scale the nature of logic. Their weapon? Reason. What awaits them is singular and infinite. How did mere mortals venture so far? Join them as they detail the journey of their new book, 'One True Logic'. Along the way, discover how advances in logic influenced a technological revolution, how logic makes us better people, and what Owen thinks of Taylor's 'Midnights'. One True LogicBuy from OUP: https://global.oup.com/academic/...
Jane Griffiths is Fellow in English at Wadham. She recently published her sixth poetry collection, Little Silver.One day, while browsing Rightmove, Jane discovered a clue that her childhood home was at risk of demolition. The book’s title sequence responds to what she discovered when following that clue...In this Wadcast, Jane reads a few poems from the collection and discusses their themes, her writing process, what it means to be a poet and academic, and more.Details for the launch of Littl...
Adaku Agwunobi shares her experience being both an academic and an entrepreneur, as well as her research in wellbeing for Black entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurs more generally.The "MCR" stands for Middle Common Room and is the body of graduate students. The "SCR" stands for Senior Common Room and is the body of academic staff and other senior figures. Dr Adaku on:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dradaku/?hl=enTwitter: https://twitter.com/DrAdakuSongs "Home" and "Jisike" used by permission...
Chapel webpage: https://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/about/chapelChapel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTfA5iYotEsIwwXrfYMFdWwChapel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wadhamchapelMaggie Mae on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wheresmaggiemae/Contact the chapel at chaplain@wadham.ox.ac.ukThe choir recordings in this episode are recordings of Wadham's own choir. If you're interested in getting a full CD of recordings, or you're based at Wadham and want to join the choir, email chaplain@w...
This episode features Emeritus Fellow, Bernard O'Donoghue and undergraduate, Fox White.View the full discussion on YouTube: Part 1, Part 2Credit to Wadham Librarian Tim Kirtley for organising initial recording.The music in this episode is 'Lost Memory' by Crowander, used under the linked Creative Commons License.Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.comYou can provide feedback on Wadcast at https://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/wadcastYou can listen to past episodes of Wadcast on all major p...
Andrea Mulligan is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin and a Visiting Fellow at Wadham. The intro music is 'For the Poor' by Dan Brasco, used under the linked Creative Commons License.#oxford #surrogacy #gestation #medical #law #ethicsYou can provide feedback on Wadcast at https://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/wadcastYou can listen to past episodes of Wadcast on all major podcast platforms, including Apple and Spotify.
The guest for our debut episode is Wadham's Fellow & Tutor in Russian, Philip Bullock. Philip's new book: Rachmaninoff and His World.Bard Music FestivalCongratulations to Wadham MSt student, Hannah Ledlie (Creative Writing, 2020) who won the competition to be the voice of Wadcast's intro. The intro music is 'For the Poor' by Dan Brasco, used under the linked Creative Commons License. Also included in the episode are snippets of Rachmaninoff's 'Suite No 2 for two Pianos, Op. 17', performed...
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