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

Friday 9th Apr 2021, 10.30am

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.

Friday 26th Mar 2021, 11.30am

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.

Monday 8th Mar 2021, 10.00am

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...

Friday 5th Mar 2021, 10.00am

Lockdown Walks - Spring Plants

"Spring has sprung, the flowers are here, but how do they know it's the right time of year?"

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Explore The Big Questions with experts from around the University

Why are we searching for water on the moon?
Wednesday 31st Mar 2021, 12.30pm

Why are we searching for water on the moon?

The moon may be the closest planetary body to us, but we still have a lot to learn about it. For example, what is the water-cycle like on an airless body such as the moon? How much water can be found there, and could we one day utilise this water for space exploration?

Has lockdown made me bad at sleeping?
Wednesday 17th Mar 2021, 12.30pm

Has lockdown made me bad at sleeping?

We're over a year into the coronavirus pandemic, and it's affected our lives in many ways - including, for many of us, how we sleep. You may have experienced changes to your sleep pattern (particularly if you waved goodbye to your commute last March), your quality of sleep, or even had some very...