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  • Did the pandemic make us moodier?

    Lockdowns, social distancing, restrictions on ‘normal’ activities – we’ve all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But how has it impacted on our mood and mental wellbeing? We chat to Dr Max Taquet from the Department of Psychiatry about ‘mood homeostasis’ (the interplay between people’s activities and the way they feel), and how this has…

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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…

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    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 weird or…

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    Who should get the vaccine first?

    It’s a question that’s on the lips of politicians, scientists and policy-makers right across the globe – who should get the COVID-19 vaccine first? Should it be the elderly and clinically vulnerable, healthcare professionals and other frontline workers, or another group entirely? We chat to Dr Alberto Giubilini, a philosopher at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for…

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