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Jamie puts questions to a variety of researchers from top UK universities. Each episode will feature a different academic and a discussion about their specialist work. If you want to take a deep dive into history, politics, arts, culture, religion, theology, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and lots more - this is the podcast for you. If you are interested in learning more about the topics discussed, keep listening until the end of the episode when our researcher recommends books or materials for further reading. Thank you for listening. Thrive by MusicbyAden | https://soundcloud.com/musicbyadenMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/

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Jamie puts questions to a variety of researchers from top UK universities. Each episode will feature a different academic and a discussion about their specialist work. If you want to take a deep dive into history, politics, arts, culture, religion, theology, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and lots more - this is the podcast for you. If you are interested in learning more about the topics discussed, keep listening until the end of the episode when our researcher recommends books or materials for further reading. Thank you for listening. Thrive by MusicbyAden | https://soundcloud.com/musicbyadenMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/

    Genetic Enhancement and Bioethics with Tess Johnson (Oxford University).

    Genetic Enhancement and Bioethics with Tess Johnson (Oxford University).

    Tess Johnson is a research fellow at Oxford University. In this thought provoking episode we discuss her work in genetic enhancement and bioethics. Where is the genetic enhancement industry currently at? What does the future hold? What are the ethical concerns? These are some of the questions we explore, happy listening!

    • 36 min
    The Normans with Alex Dymond (Oxford University).

    The Normans with Alex Dymond (Oxford University).

    Straight out of submitting his PhD at Oxford University , medievalist and fellow podcaster Alex Dymond joins me to talk about the Normans. Who were the Normans? Who was William before he became 'the Conqueror'?  How much do we really know about 1066? Alex provides us with some fascinating answers to these questions.

    If you want to keep up with Alex and his work, you can follow him on twitter @DarthDymond or check out his own great podcast - Higgledy Piggledy History Hotchpod.

    Happy listening! 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    From Birmingham University - Robin Diver on child friendly Greek Mythology: Anthologies and how they change.

    From Birmingham University - Robin Diver on child friendly Greek Mythology: Anthologies and how they change.

    I am very happy to share my conversation with Classicist Robin Diver. Robin has completed an amazing hat-trick of Classical studies at Birmingham University, having completed an undergrad, masters and more recently, a fantastic PhD. Robin's PhD explored adaptations of Greek Mythology in children's anthologies and how they dealt with issues of sexual violence. In this episode we discuss how the Victorians presented Greek mythology to Victorian children, how the baby boomers did it and the more recent trend of retelling classic tales for kids. Enjoy!

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    • 47 min
    From Birmingham University - Timothy Mitchell on the New Testament: History and Corruption.

    From Birmingham University - Timothy Mitchell on the New Testament: History and Corruption.

    I am very happy to share my conversation with New Testament textual critic Timothy Mitchell. Tim originally studied Science at Lancaster University, Pennsylvania. He then moved into religious studies by graduating from the Luther Rice University, Georgia, with a Master of Divinity. Tim is currently studying New Testament Textual Criticism for his PhD at Birmingham University. In this episode I ask Tim about ancient literature, how was it written, circulated and corrupted? And what does this mean for one of the most important texts in world history - the New Testament?

    Why not check out Tim's blog? => http://thetextualmechanic.blogspot.com or visit the Facebook page The Textual Mechanic | Facebook
    Or keep up to date with his academic work at https://bham.academia.edu/TimothyMitchell

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    • 41 min
    From Birmingham University - Charlotte Stokes on classical mythology: female monsters and monstrous females.

    From Birmingham University - Charlotte Stokes on classical mythology: female monsters and monstrous females.

    I am very excited to bring you Classicist Charlotte Charleston Stokes. After receiving her undergrad in Classical Civilisations and Literatures, Charlotte stayed on at Birmingham for her masters, for which she is currently studying. Charlotte's main interest is monsters, old and new. In this episode we discuss whether gender is important when studying monsters, horror theory, Medusa and Roman romance advice. Enjoy!

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    • 31 min
    From Cambridge - Helena Trenkić on Socialist Yugoslavia and the policy of 'non-alignment'.

    From Cambridge - Helena Trenkić on Socialist Yugoslavia and the policy of 'non-alignment'.

    I am very pleased to bring you historian of Socialist Yugoslavia: Helena Trenkić. Helena studied History at Cambridge University for her undergrad and will soon have completed her masters, both of which in History. Next year Helena will begin her PhD, again at Cambridge. Helena looks at Social Yugoslavia's policy of non-alignment and asks whether it helped to create a 'socialist citizen'. In this episode we discuss one of Helena's main sources: history text books used in Yugoslavian schools during this period. We also talk WWII, Lenin, Stalin, Marx, Tito, Socialism and much more. I hope you enjoy this episode!

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    • 39 min

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