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Find out about exciting research taking place at the University in these short videos

Thursday 22nd Nov 2018, 09.00am

Soluble Semiconductors- A revolution in Printing for the 21st Century?

The digital age is built upon semiconductors. The crystalline semiconductors, such as silicon or germanium, lie behind modern electronics and computing.

Wednesday 17th Oct 2018, 09.00am

Bacteria Safari: The Forest on your Fingernail

What on Earth can tiny microorganisms tell us about the animal and plant life around us? Bacteria are tiny organisms that exist everywhere; including on us!

Monday 8th Oct 2018, 09.00am

Protecting elephants, protecting humans

How do we find ways for people and wildlife to co-exist? Elephants pose a particular problem as their large size means they need to roam over large areas to find food, water and refuge.

The Mali elephants might provide some clues.

Monday 3rd Sep 2018, 12.00pm

Discovering life-changing dementia treatments

Your beautiful, complex brain is a network of microscopic cells that connect together to form your thoughts and personality, and control your body. The network is fragile and requires constant upkeep, like a garden. The brain has its own gardeners, specialised cells called microglia.

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Explore The Big Questions with experts from around the University

Why should we cuddle?
Wednesday 13th Feb 2019, 08.30am

Why should we cuddle?

Who doesn’t love a cuddle? Whether it is from a pet or a person they just make us feel good. But, would you believe wrapping your arms around someone else can actually improve your gut health?

In this episode of the Oxford Sparks 'Big Questions' podcast we are looking at lemurs and asking...

Why does Uranus smell like farts?
Wednesday 30th Jan 2019, 09.00am

Why does Uranus smell like farts?

Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun, has the poetic name of the Greek god of the heavens. In the English language, it is, unfortunately, the literal butt of every astronomy joke.