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1 Creative Commons 9th Annual Access Lecture 2018 What does the evidence on widening participation tell us? Anna Vignoles 20 Feb 2018
2 Social Pedagogy in the UK today: where are we up to and where are we going? Professor Claire Cameron from UCL Institute of Education gives a talk hosted by the Rees Centre for Fostering and Education Claire Cameron 16 Feb 2018
3 Creative CommonsSystem coherence and cohesion in English further education provision - glass half empty, or glass half full (and what's in the glass)? Professor Ewart Keep, Director of SKOPE Department of Education, gives a talk for the public seminar series Ewart Keep 13 Feb 2018
4 Creative CommonsThe development of quantitative reasoning Emeritus Professor Terezinha Nunes, Department of Education, gives a talk for the public seminar series hosted by the department's Subject Pedagogy Research Group Terezinha Nunes 05 Feb 2018
5 Measurement with no standards: reflections of an unconventional psychometrician Dr Joshua McGrane, Department of Education, gives a talk for the public seminar series hosted by the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment Joshua McGrane 05 Feb 2018
6 Stability and change in developmental language disorders Professor Professor Courtenay Norbury, University College London, gives a talk for the public seminar series hosted by the Department of Education's Applied Linguistics Research Group. Courtenay Norbury 11 Dec 2017
7 Mediatising religious education: BBC radio and television for children and schools, c.1920s-1970s Professor Stephen G Parker, University of Worcester, gives a talk for the public seminar series hosted by Department of Education's Philosophy, Religion and Education Forum. Stephen Parker 11 Dec 2017
8 If 'The Youth of the Country are the Trustees of Posterity' (Benjamin Disraeli, 1845), do we need to do more to support young people who are NEET in the UK? Sue Maguire is Honorary Professor at the Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath, gives a talk for the public seminar series hosted by SKOPE, Department of Education. Sue Maguire 30 Nov 2017
9 Learning with Conversational Agents that Launch Multiple Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Learning Resources Professor Art Graesser, Psychology and the Institute for Intelligent Systems, University of Memphis, gives a talk for the public seminar series hosted by OUCEA, Department of Education. Art Graesser 30 Nov 2017
10 English Medium Instruction Research: What do we know so far and what do we still need to find out? Ernesto Macaro, Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series. Ernesto Macaro 14 Nov 2017
11 Lincoln Leads in Economics The first instalment of our 'Lincoln Leads' series asks the question ‘Are we taught to become ‘economically viable products’?’ Margaret Stevens, Garima Jaju, David Weston, Sudheesh Ramapurath Chemmencheri 22 Sep 2017
12 Recent Developments in Reading Assessment in the USA National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP): An Analysis of Conceptual, Digital, Psychometric, and Policy Trends OUCEA Annual Lecture, 25th May 2017, Ashmolean Museum David Pearson, Maggie Snowling 03 Aug 2017
13 Big Data and the Humanities: How digital research, computational techniques and big data contribute to knowledge Professor Ralph Schroeder, Senior Research Fellow with the Oxford Internet Institute and Laird Barrett, Senior Digital Product Manager for the Taylor and Francis Group, give a talk for DHOXSS 2017. Ralph Schroede, Laird Barrett 06 Jul 2017
14 Lexical diversity and coverage in tertiary-level STEM:
a corpus-based comparison of English-medium lectures in Anglophone and non-Anglophone contexts Jessica Briggs, Centre for Research and Development in English Medium Instruction, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the EMI conference. Jessica Briggs 05 Jul 2017
15 Language and disciplinary learning combined: CLIL challenging conceptions of language skills Tarja Nikula, Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyvåskylå, gives a talk for the EMI conference. Tarja Nikula 05 Jul 2017
16 Systematic review of English Medium Instruction Ernesto Macaro (with Samantha Seiter, Jiangshan An, Jack Pun, Julie Dearden), Centre for Research and Development in English Medium Instruction, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the EMI Symposium. Ernesto Macaro 05 Jul 2017
17 Creative CommonsBook Launch: The Karen and the Gift of Education Book Launch: The Karen and the Gift of Education, by Pia Jolliffe Pia Jolliffe, Reshmi Banerjee 26 Jun 2017
18 Building Optimal Predictive Models with Large Scale Assessment Data Professor David Kaplan (University of Wisconsin-Madison) gives a talk for the Department of Education Research Seminar series. David Kaplan 14 Jun 2017
19 What can we learn from PISA (2015)?- Design, innovations, challenges and limitations Professor Eckhard Klieme (German Institute for International Educational Research, DIPF) gives a talk for the Department of Education Research seminar series. Eckhard Klieme 14 Jun 2017
20 A synthesis of studies using PISA data – Implications for research, policy and practice Professor Leonidas Kyriakides (University of Cyprus) gives a talk for the Department of Education Research Seminar Series. Leonidas Kyriakides 13 Jun 2017
21 Assessing practical work in science Neil Wade Oxford, Cambridge and RSA (OCR) and Stella Paes Formerly AQA, give a seminar for the Department of Education seminar series. Stella Paes, Neil Wade 13 Jun 2017
22 OxPeace 2017: The role of formal and non-formal education for youth agency for peace: A synthesis report on findings from Myanmar, Pakistan, South Africa and Uganda Empirical insights from four country studies (Myanmar, Pakistan, South Africa and Uganda) on the topic of youth agency for peacebuilding. Mieke Lopes Cardozo 12 Jun 2017
23 Education, inequality and institutions This seminar will present recent research on the relationship between economic inequality and educational achievement as measured by large scale assessments. Robin Shields 06 Jun 2017
24 Bright Spots Project: The subjective well­ being of looked after children and survey development Professor Julie Selwyn, University of Bristol, gives a talk for the Education Department public seminar series. Julie Selwyn 16 May 2017
25 Standards in national examinations: What do they mean? Jo­ Anne Baird, Director of Department of  Education, University of Oxford and Dennis Opposs, Ofqual, give a seminar for the Department of Education public seminar series. Jo­ Anne Baird, Dennis Opposs 09 May 2017
26 From Financial Literacy to Financial Capability and Financial Well­being: More than a semantic change Professor Elaine Kempson, University of Bristol, gives a talk for the Department of Education seminar series on 24th April 2017. Elaine Kempson 26 Apr 2017
27 Learning French in the primary school classroom: The origins of morphosyntax Professor Florence Myles, University of Essex, gives a talk for the Education department seminar series. Florence Myles 07 Mar 2017
28 Education and the new Conservatism: Social wellbeing, national character and British values Professor Gary McCulloch, UCL Institute of Education, gives a talk for the Education Public seminar series on 27th February 2017. Gary McCulloch 28 Feb 2017
29 The long term implications of devolution and localism for FE in England This lecture explores findings from a SKOPE research project (funded by the FE Trust for Leadership) on the implications of the devolution from central government to localities of certain aspects of post-19 further and adult education. Ewart Keep 10 Feb 2017
30 Creative CommonsImagining a future after schooling Young people navigating uncertainty in contemporary Britain. Graham Butt, Patrick Alexander 31 Jan 2017
31 Creative CommonsStuck! Britain’s social mobility problem The Sutton Trust’s Chief Executive, Dr Lee Elliot Major, will argue that Britain has failed to address its problem of low social mobility, drawing on a range of international evidence. Lee Elliot Major 24 Jan 2017
32 Creative CommonsSocio­economic inequalities in education achievement and student outcomes Anna Vignoles, Professor of Education and Director of Research at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and a trustee of the Nuffield Foundation, gives a talk for the Department of Education Public Seminar Series. Anna Vignoles 17 Jan 2017
33 What are universities for? Keri Facer, Professor of Educational and Social Futures at the University of Bristol, gives the 6th Annual Lecture of the Oxford Education Society, the alumni and friends association of the Department of Education. Keri Facer 16 Jan 2017
34 Refugee Co-Instructors: How Residents of Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda are Teaching Students at the University of Denver to Bridge the Gap between Policy and Practice Courtney Welton-Mitchell (University of Denver), Chen Reis (University of Denver), and Frederic Kastner (Fuse Foundation) gives a talk for the Innovative Approaches to Education and Skills Training in Humanitarian Contexts Panel. Courtney Welton-Mitchell, Chen Reis, Frederic Kastner 02 Dec 2016
35 Schools as workplaces: What makes a school a good place to work? Professor Jane Bryson, Victoria University of Wellington, gives a talk for the department of education public seminar series. Jane Bryson 02 Dec 2016
36 5 years of the EEF Findings, challenges and future priorities Matthew van Poortvliet, Grants Manager, Education Endowment Foundation, gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar on 21st November 2016. Matthew van Poortvliet 22 Nov 2016
37 SPQR and Computer Archaeology: the early years Gary Lock and Paul Reilly talk about how Sebastian helped British CAA school of practitioners be more international. Gary Lock, Paul Reilly 16 Nov 2016
38 Linked Open Data Dr. Leif Isaksen and Alex Dutton talk about Sebastian's inspiring leadership in the Linked Open Data movement in cultural heritage. Alex Dutton, Leif Isaksen 16 Nov 2016
39 Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School Pip Wilcox from the Bodleian Libraries talks about Sebastian's long standing contribution to teaching at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School (DHOxSS). Pip Willcox 16 Nov 2016
40 Digital Humanities Dave De Roure talks about Sebastian's contributions to the digital humanities community in Oxford and the wider world. Dave De Roure 16 Nov 2016
41 What Sebastian Taught Us Joe Talbot talks about Sebastian's many achievements, his work and shares some personal reflections and video footage of the man. Joe Talbot 16 Nov 2016
42 Linked Cultural Heritage Donna Kurtz talks about working with Sebastian over a number of years on various Linked Cultural Heritage projects. Donna Kurtz 16 Nov 2016
43 The Open Source Advisory Service - OSS Watch Rowan Wilson gives a talk about working with Sebastian on setting up the national service - OSS Watch, the Open Source Software advisory service. Rowan Wilson 16 Nov 2016
44 The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names Robert Parker, Wykeham Professor of Ancient History, Oxford, talks about Sebastian's work with Oxford Classics in developing the lexicon of greek names. Robert Parker 16 Nov 2016
45 TeX Live - Don Knuth remembers SPQR Anne Trefethen reads a special statement from founder Donald Knuth on Sebastian's contribution to TeX Live. Anne Trefethen 16 Nov 2016
46 TeX and LaTeX software Phillip Taylor talks about Sebastian's contribution to the TeX and LaTeX software community. Phillip Taylor 16 Nov 2016
47 Memories of Sebastian Leonor Barroca, Sebastian's long-term partner, gives some words on Sebastian's and her life together. Leonor Barroca 16 Nov 2016
48 Humanities Computing at Southampton, and The Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome Wendy Hall and Les Carr share their memories of work at Southampton University. Nicholas Stanley-Price and Amanda Thursfield, (The Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome) share their experiences with working with Sebastian Rahtz. Wendy Hall, Les Carr, Nicholas Stanley-Price, Amanda Thursfield 16 Nov 2016
49 Sebastian's contributions to the Text Encoding Initiative Lou Burnard, James Cummings and Hugh Cayless discuss Sebastian's contribution to the Text Encoding Initiative live via satellite. Lou Burnard, James Cummings, Hugh Cayless 16 Nov 2016
50 Welcome Donna Kurtz (Professor of Classical Art and Senior Research Fellow of Oxford e-Research Centre) and Anne Trefethen (CIO) introduce the day along with providing some personal insights in working with Sebastian. Donna Kurtz, Anne Trefethen 16 Nov 2016
51 What do undergraduate students really think about money? With Dr Neil Harrison University of the West of England. This seminar will synthesise the findings of four recent research projects focused on contemporary students’ opinions and behaviours around money. Neil Harrison 15 Nov 2016
52 Religion and belief in Britain: The Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life Dr Edward Kessler, University of Cambridge, gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series on 7th November 2016. Edward Kessler 08 Nov 2016
53 Does market competition and/or the growth of participation foster diversity in higher education systems? Professor Simon Marginson, ULC Institute of Education, gives a talk for the Department of Education Public Seminar Series. Simon Marginson 01 Nov 2016
54 Education in divided societies: The role of school collaboration Professor Tony Gallagher, University of Belfast, gives a talk for the Department of Education Public Seminar Series on 24th October 2016. Tony Gallagher 31 Oct 2016
55 Making use of international large- scale assessment data in national contexts: PIRLS for Teachers Dr Therese N Hopfenbeck, Department of Education, Oxford, gives a talk for the Department of Education Public Seminar Series on 17th October 2016. Co-written with Dr Jenny Lenkeit Jenny Lenkeit, Therese N Hopfenbeck 31 Oct 2016
56 Creative CommonsWhat Can We Learn from students' reports of their secondary school experiences and their role in shaping academic outcomes at GCSE? This lecture discusses the development of various measures of students experiences and views of their secondary schools based on self report questionnaires taken at ages 14 & 16. Pamela Sammons 02 Jun 2016
57 Measuring and developing second language fluency Professor Judit Kormos, Lancaster University, gives a talk for the Department of Education seminar series. Judit Kormos 02 Jun 2016
58 'Learning' part 2 - Stimulating learning Can a little electrical stimulation help people learn quicker? And how would technology that does this be used? And why would you want to use this over medicines? Roi Cohen Kadosh 13 May 2016
59 Creative CommonsThe Gift of Education? Learning, migration and intergenerational relations among Karen refugees in Thailand and the United Kingdom Dr Pia Jolliffe speaks at the Southeast Asia Seminar Pia Jolliffe 28 Apr 2016
60 Promoting quality in education: A dynamic approach to school improvement Professor Leonidas Kyriakides, Department of Education, University of Cyprus, gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series. Leonidas Kyriakides 09 Mar 2016
61 Closing the Gap: Issues, challenges and impact of the implementation of a national experiment in educational research Dr Ann Childs, Dr Nigel Fancourt, Dr Roger Firth, Professor Ian Menter and Dr Ian Thompson, Department of Education, Oxford, give a talk for the Department of Education Public Seminar series. Ann Childs, Nigel Fancourt, Roger Firth, Ian Menter 04 Mar 2016
62 The sociolinguistic and pedagogic implications of the spread of English as global language Dr Heath Rose, Department of Education, Oxford, gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series. Heath Rose 26 Feb 2016
63 Silence in Japan’s second language classrooms The dynamic interplay between context and learners Dr Jim King, University of Leicester, gives a talk for the Department of Education Public seminar series on 15th February 2016. Jim King 18 Feb 2016
64 7th Annual Access Lecture 2016 What does widening participation mean? An Historical Perspective. Peter Mandler 15 Feb 2016
65 Social and emotional early development: A programme to develop children’s social skills and help prevent bullying Daniel Muijs, Professor of Education at the University of Southampton, gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series. Daniel Muijs 09 Feb 2016
66 Reimagining liberal education: Affiliation and inquiry in democratic schooling Professor Hanan Alexander, Haifa University, gives a talk for the Department of Education Public Seminar Series. Hanan Alexander 03 Feb 2016
67 Clever Classrooms: Evidence for the impacts of classroom design on learning Professor Peter Barrett, University of Salford, gies a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series on 25th January 2016. Peter Barrett 27 Jan 2016
68 Research into the links between language teacher development and working with children as co- researchers Dr Annamaria Pinter, Warwick University, gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series. Annamaria Pinter 21 Jan 2016
69 The educational progress of looked after children in England: linking care and educational data Professor David Berridge University of Bristol, Professor Judy Sebba, Dr Nikki Luke and Professor Steve Strand, Department of Education give a talk for the Education Seminar Series. The respondent is Ms Emma Ing, Senior HMI Ofsted. David Berridge, Judy Sebba, Nikki Luke, Steve Srand 03 Dec 2015
70 The Education Endowment Foundation Challenges for the future Sir Kevan Collins, Education Endowment Foundation, gives a talk for the Department of Education Public Seminar Series on 23rd Novemner 2015. Sir Kevan Collins 03 Dec 2015
71 The scare tactic: Does it work? Motivating students for test and examinations Professor David Putwain (Edge Hill University) gives a talk for the Department of Education public seminar series. David Putwain 20 Nov 2015
72 How well are children in Sudan taught to read compared to other countries in the Middle East and North Africa? Results of a National Learning Assessment. Seminar looking at education in Sudan and other North African countries. David Johnson 12 Nov 2015
73 ‘Online all the time’ Teachers’ work in the digital age Professor Neil Selwyn, Professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, gives a talk for the Department of Education Public Seminars series. Neil Selwyn 05 Nov 2015
74 Parenting support Evidence, policy and practice Professor Geoff Lindsay, University of Warwick, gives a talk for the department of education public seminar series. Geoff Lindsay 28 Oct 2015
75 American Higher Education: Observations from the Field Robert Scott (President Emeritus, Adelphi University, and RAI), gives a talk for the Rothermere American Institute on the state of American higher education. Robert Scott 28 Oct 2015
76 Assessment and learning: Fields Apart? Professor Jo-Anne Baird, Department of Education, gives a talk for the Department of Education Seminar series on 19th October 2015. Co-written by Professor David Andrich. Introduced by Dr Therese Hopfenbeck. Jo-Anne Baird 22 Oct 2015
77 'Examinations and Gender Gaps' Panel 2: Experiences from Oxford Both undergraduate degrees in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, as well as History and Politics have a gender discrepancy in finals results. This workshop addresses the reasons for these differences. Sara Smith, Jane Mellanby, Anna Bradshaw, Margaret Stevens 19 Oct 2015
78 'Examinations and Gender Gaps' Panel 1: Best Practices for Examination and Ways of Combatting Gender Gaps Both undergraduate degrees in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, as well as History and Politics have a gender discrepancy in finals results. This workshop addresses the reasons for these differences. Jo-Anne Baird, Sara Smith, Janet Dyson, Jane Gingrich 19 Oct 2015
79 The Challenges of Public-Private Partnerships in Realising the Right to Education Online Workshop Online workshop focusing on a human rights understanding of public private partnerships in education. Sandra Fredman, Kishore Singh, Anne Davies, Jason Brickhill 22 Sep 2015
80 FMR 50 - Wartime division in peacetime schools An ethnically divided educational system in Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to limit the sustainable return of those displaced by the war, and to hamper reconciliation and the reconstruction of society. Valery Perry 01 Sep 2015
81 School Quality and Inequality: A three country comparison A seminar by Elisabetta Aurino of Young Lives, Oxford Department of International Development delivered on 12 February 2013 Elisabetta Aurino 30 Jun 2015
82 Education and Childhood in Africa A seminar by David Johnson of the University of Oxford Education Department delivered on 22 January 2013 David Johnson 30 Jun 2015
83 Design and practice: a study of the design, build and occupation of new schools Prof. Harry Daniels & Hau Ming Tse present an account of ways in which the discourses and practices of school design produce educational spaces which mediate and shape the discourses and practices of teaching and learning when the building is occupied. Harry Daniels, Hau Ming Tse 22 Jun 2015
84 'Artificial Intelligence' part 3 - Understanding how we learn language Professor Kim Plunkett explains how neuroscientists use artificial intelligence as a tool to model processes in the brain – in particular to understand how infants acquire language. Kim Plunkett 12 Jun 2015
85 Creative CommonsQuestioning the UK government’s vision of higher education and social mobility A public seminar from the Department of Education, given by Dr Susan James Relly, Assistant Director of SKOPE. Susan James Relly 09 Jun 2015

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1 Prime Numbers Dr Richard Earl of the Mathematical Institute, Oxford presents a talk about prime numbers. What they are and their role in internet security. Richard Earl 15 Jan 2014
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3 International interviews Tutors Richard Earl and Helen Charlesworth, who will be travelling to India to interview international applicants, give an insight on what's going to happen and how best to prepare for it. Richard Earl, Helen Charlesworth 26 Sep 2007
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