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

Friday 11th Dec 2020, 10.30am

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?

Friday 20th Nov 2020, 11.00am

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...

Saturday 14th Dec 2013, 03.45pm

Jet Plight

Jet engines are in many ways the ultimate mechanical engineering endeavour. The flow temperatures, pressures and accelerations involved are all extreme. There is no way that poor Ossie could have survived the journey made in the animation.

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Photo of construction site - Thames Tideway Tunnel project
Wednesday 13th Nov 2019, 12.30pm

How do you build a super sewer?

What do you do when a city outgrows its 150 year old sewer system? Build a super sewer of course! Join University of Oxford engineer Dr Brian Sheil as we go underground, and learn how his innovative sensors are revolutionising the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project – and the construction industry....

Wednesday 15th Nov 2017, 09.00am

How do you run a marathon with two kids?

What do you think of when you think of running a marathon? Tired legs? Hitting that ‘wall’? Now imagine pushing a double buggy with two children inside and attempting to break a world record to do it in the fastest time. This is what Oxford University Biomechanical Engineer Jessica Bruce (Nee...