1. Andrew Beveridge on Commuting | Social Explorer


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    Andrew Beveridge, Co-Founder and CEO of Social Explorer, discusses commuting in the United States. http://www.socialexplorer.com/ Social Explorer provides quick and easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. The easy-to-use web interface lets users create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change. In addition to its comprehensive data resources, Social Explorer offers features and tools to meet the needs of demography experts and novices alike. From research libraries to classrooms to government agencies to corporations to the front page of the New York Times, Social Explorer helps the public engage with society and science. © Oxford University Press

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    • Hanna, who's leaving her life in London to pursue a masters at Oxford University - Londoner #31


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      Hanna, who's leaving her life in London to pursue a masters at Oxford University - Londoner #31 Hanna has lived in London all her life, which has shaped her identity. As she travels through the city she loves, Hanna reflects on having to leave London and her family behind, to study a Masters Degree at Oxford University. 1000 LONDONERS ‘Hanna' is the first in a new series of 1000 Londoners films, made by people living and working in the capital. The films released are part of the 1000 Londoners second phase, filmed by community groups within London; providing an honest and raw perspective of our city. The community groups include schools, museums and galleries. The series has been generously supported by the London Transport museum, The Roundhouse, Y-Touring, Tower Hamlets Futureversity, Lambeth Summer University, The Royal Borough of Greenwich Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health Integrated Commission and Providence Row homeless charity. This film is part of 1000 Londoners, a five-year digital project which aims to create a digital portrait of a city through 1000 of the people who identify themselves with it. The profile contains a 3 minute film that gives an insight into the life of the Londoner, as well as their personal photos of London and some answers to crucial questions about their views on London life. Over the course of the project we aim to reveal as many facets of the capital as possible, seeing city life from 1000 points of view. www.1000londoners.com www.youtube.com/1000londoners www.facebook.com/1000londoners Twitter: @1000_londoners 1000 Londoners is produced by South London based film production company and social enterprise, Chocolate Films. The filmmakers from Chocolate Films will be both producing the films and providing opportunities to young people and community groups to make their own short documentaries, which will contribute to the 1000 films. Visit www.chocolatefilms.com Transcript: This stems from the views or ideas that people have when they see me. So people might think that because I dress a certain way or that I've from a certain culture that I'm expected to do certain things in life. Last year I was doing an internship and I came out laughing and then a lady asked me, did I change the bins? and when I asked her what she meant by that she said, well aren't you the cleaner? Those are some the experiences I have faced and have shaped the way I act and behave. I'm going to do my MSC in Nature and Society, and Environmental Policy at Oxford. And here's a selfie at graduation. My family are really excited about me going to Oxford, I think they are more excited than I am. I'm the first person to graduate from my family and they see that as a really big thing. So when I go home and I've had a hard day I open the door and everybody is like, "Hanna's home!" It's really exciting to get loads of cuddles. Growing up in London I've been fortunate enough, to have grown up around people from different ethnic backgrounds and from different walks of life. However it seems in Oxford it's more homogenised There's like a certain type of person that goes to the university. It's quiet scary, for me. I'm fearful as I feel there may be times when I feel like I don't fit it. And it's going to be the first time I'm going to be away from my family as well. I am quite scared to leave my family, my little sister, the six year old, doesn't allow me to even talk about it and she cries every time she realises that I'm moving out. I've completed one stage of university and I didn't think I could do that and I've done that. And I've proved to myself that I can do it, so I think every time I get those doubts about the future I can look back and think, you've done it you've done really well and you should be proud of yourself. I personally don't think I should change to suit what other people think of me. I have every right to be who I am, just the same way that they are, because I think that's the beauty of living in London. You do get to experience so many things. It would be such a bore really if people assumed they had to change the way they are, just to fit in.

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      • Oxford College's 750th Fireworks Celebration -as seen from a helicopter


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        Amazing footage of Merton College, Oxford's 750th anniversary fireworks display by Fantastic Fireworks this summer. The show was filmed from the ground and from the air using a gopro camera attached to a quadrocopter. For more information please email info@fantasticfireworks.co.uk or call 0845 272 3550 or visit www.fantasticfireworks.co.uk

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        • Dreaming Spools - Film Archive Footage of Oxford


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          A trailer for the University of Oxford Film Archive project, Dreaming Spools. The aim is to discover film footage of Oxford, to recreate a picture of the city's past. Follow the progress of the project on the blog, http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/dreaming-spools/, or follow 'oxfordpodcasts' on Twitter.

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          • Ludwig Oxford Lab Chat with Scientific Director Sir David Lane


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            Ludwig Scientific Director Sir David Lane answers questions from postdoctoral research fellows at the Ludwig Oxford Branch.

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            • Humanity faces final century on Earth; Israel holds surprise drills (SCWU #340)


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              Date: May 2, 2013 By: Daniel Whyte III Description: 1. According to MSN News, as one renowned physicist urges us all to go into space to save ourselves, others are actually agreeing that humans may become extinct stating that this could be humanity's final century on Earth. A team of deep-reaching philosophers, scientists and mathematicians at Oxford University's Institute for the Future of Humanity, are finding more and more evidence for this conclusion. In a forthcoming paper titled "Existential Risk as Global Priority," institute director Nick Bostrom and his mission crew explore today's risk of premature human extinction. Synthetic biology, nanotechnology and machine intelligence are areas that have contributed greatly to our quality of life, but also greatly threaten our future life. We face nuclear destruction and, as we've been hearing for years, environmental Armageddon. 2. According to the Jerusalem Post, in the shadow of ongoing tensions along the border, the Israeli Defense Forces launched a large-scale surprise drill, calling up 2,000 reservists to the North as a test of its ability to quickly engage Hezbollah in Lebanon. The drill, which will last until Thursday and will involve live-fire exercises, is aimed at assessing the army's readiness and operational flexibility. It is the first exercise held on this large of a scale for several years, and comes amid tensions with Hezbollah and ongoing instability in neighboring Syria. 3. According to the Washington Post, senior administration officials say that President Obama is preparing to send lethal weaponry to the Syrian opposition and has taken steps to assert more aggressive U.S. leadership among allies and partners seeking the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad. The officials said they are moving toward the shipment of arms but emphasized that they are still pursuing political negotiation. To that end, the administration has launched an effort to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin that the probable use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government -- and the more direct outside intervention that could provoke -- should lead him to reconsider his support of Assad. 4. According to Charisma News, the Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith in the military. The statement reads, in part: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense. Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis." The statement, which was released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian activist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith. Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians -- including chaplains -- sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military are guilty of treason, and of committing an act of spiritual rape as serious a crime as sexual assault. He also asserted that Christians sharing their faith in the military are enemies of the Constitution. 5. According to the Associated Press, the leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group said that Syrian rebels will not be able to defeat President Bashar Assad's regime militarily, warning that Syria's "real friends," including his Iranian-backed militant group, were ready to intervene on the government's side. Hezbollah, a powerful Shiite Muslim group, is known to back Syrian regime fighters in Shiite villages near the Lebanon border against the mostly Sunni rebels fighting to topple Assad. The comments by Sheik Hassan Nasrallah were the strongest indication yet that his group was ready to get far more involved to rescue Assad's embattled regime. Jesus Christ said in Luke 21:28: "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."

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              • What have you learnt at Teddy Hall?


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                A quick introduction to the College, featuring clips from some of our undergraduate and postgraduate students and tutors. Find out more by visiting www.seh.ox.ac.uk. Made for St Edmund Hall by Angel Sharp Media in Oxford.

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                • Exeter College Ball at Oxford University in 2014


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                  The author of "Life is Wonderful" and Director of Voices from Oxford, Dr Sung Hee Kim revisits her former Oxford University College to attend Exeter College's 700th Anniversary Commemoration Ball.

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                  • Lecture by Prof Jason Hill - Enhancing The Sustainability Of Our Global Food System: A Life Cycle Perspective


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                    This is a recording of the lecture that Prof Jason Hill gave in Oxford University in May 2014.

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                    • Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food Lecture 2013


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                      Speaker: Professor Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences Professor Susan Jebb talks about the relationship between diet, health and the environment, and how we might encourage changes in behaviour towards a more sustainable diet.

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