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Lockdown Walks - Walk Your Worries Away!
It's no surprise that walking is good for us physically, but did you know that walking can actually make us worry less? Taking a stroll has a positive effect on our mental wellbeing - particularly if you can get out into nature. Join Dr Jen Wild for this episode of Lockdown Walks, where she discusses some of the psychological benefits of...
Lockdown Walks - Disappearing Bugs
During Barley Rose's lifetime, about 75% of the world's flying insects have disappeared. Join us for this episode of 'Lockdown Walks' where she explains some of the reasons behind this loss, and shows you some of the native UK insects that are under threat.
Lockdown Walks - Meet Your Bird Neighbours
How well do you know your bird neighbours? Become better acquainted in this episode of 'Lockdown Walks', with Oxford biologist Joe Woodman!
Which bird is known for its distinctive 'teacher teacher' call? Which bird stays in the UK all year round, bringing us beautiful birdsong even in the depths of winter? Watch and find out!
Lockdown Walks - Spring Plants
"Spring has sprung, the flowers are here, but how do they know it's the right time of year?"
If you've been out on a lockdown walk lately, you'll no doubt have noticed that the first flowers of spring have pushed their way through the soil into the sunlight. But how do they know when the time is right? Find out in this episode of '...
Lockdown Walks - Urban Stargazing
Think you need to be somewhere really remote, with a high-tech telescope, to observe the night sky? Think again! As astronomer Chris Lintott explains, you don't need anything other than your eyes, and a bit of luck with the weather! Join him for this...
Lockdown Walks - The Mysteries of Ice"On Earth when it snows, it snows crystallised water lava." Um, what? Intrigued? Join us on this chilly lockdown walk, as geologist Dr Brooke Johnson reveals some of the mysteries of ice, and tells us about the planets where snow falls as diamonds!
The RainDrop Experiment
How can we predict the future of grassland ecosystems? What's it like to be an ecologist working in the field?
At the moment, we are unable to understand and predict how natural resources will change over time. To try and rectify this, ecologists are setting up field experiments which simulate possible future...
Electricity Access for All
How can we sustainably electrify parts of the world that don't currently have access to clean and reliable energy? How can we improve Sierra Leone's energy sector, so that its capital, Freetown, no longer has an average of 53 blackouts a day? These are just two of the important questions being tackled by Oxford researchers Dr Susann Stritzke...
Electric Vehicles and the Future
What does the future hold for electric vehicles? We know that they represent a cleaner, greener way of getting from A to B, but what else could they be used for? Could they actually be used to give power TO the energy grid? And what about charging them - one day, will we all have access to convenient charging points? Dr...
Coping with voices: Being with people
Hearing voices can come in many forms – some voices are friendly, helpful, insightful and inspiring whilst others are scary, critical or commanding. This animation, produced in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford and the McPin Hearing Voices Lived Experience Advisory Panel, shares the stories of people...