15 episodes

A series of podcasts from Merton College, a vibrant and diverse intellectual community that has been at the forefront of education and research at Oxford University since 1264. Nobel Prize winners and other cultural and scientific leaders, such as TS Eliot, JRR Tolkien, and Andrew Wiles, adorn the list of Eminent Mertonians. Merton’s tradition of excellence lives on, thanks to the talent and dedication of college fellows, students, staff and alumni. Together with our historic architecture, beautiful gardens, delicious food, fine accommodation, and generous support for students and researchers, they make Merton an extraordinary place in which to learn, to teach and to visit.

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A series of podcasts from Merton College, a vibrant and diverse intellectual community that has been at the forefront of education and research at Oxford University since 1264. Nobel Prize winners and other cultural and scientific leaders, such as TS Eliot, JRR Tolkien, and Andrew Wiles, adorn the list of Eminent Mertonians. Merton’s tradition of excellence lives on, thanks to the talent and dedication of college fellows, students, staff and alumni. Together with our historic architecture, beautiful gardens, delicious food, fine accommodation, and generous support for students and researchers, they make Merton an extraordinary place in which to learn, to teach and to visit.

    From Edwardian Merton to the Western Front 1906-1918

    From Edwardian Merton to the Western Front 1906-1918

    A talk by Professor Anthony Fletcher (Merton 1959), Emeritus Professor of English Social History at the University of London, and author of 'Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front'.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    100 years on, how Tolkien came to the brink of Middle-earth

    100 years on, how Tolkien came to the brink of Middle-earth

    A talk given at a day-long symposium that focused on different aspects of JRR Tolkien's academic and literary work, and his life in Oxford. The talk is based on a paper published in 'Tolkien Studies 11' (West Virginia University Press: 2014).

    • 47 min
    How Can We Institutionalize Concern for Future Generations?

    How Can We Institutionalize Concern for Future Generations?

    A talk given by Professor Simon Caney at a climate change panel discussion organised by Global Directions and the Oxford Centre for International Studies The discussion was organised in celebration of the publication of 'Climate Justice: Vulnerability and Protection' by Emeritus Fellow Professor Henry Shue.
    Simon Caney is Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Relations, and Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations. In addition to 'Justice Beyond Borders: A Global Political Theory' he has written highly influential articles on issues of human rights and justice raised by climate change, including 'Two Kinds of Climate Justice' [2014]. He was recently commissioned by the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice to conduct a study on the topic of his presentation.
    Find out more about Global Directions at http://www.merton.ox.ac.uk/research/global-directions

    • 23 min
    'Tolkien in Oxford', BBC 1968

    'Tolkien in Oxford', BBC 1968

    A discussion between Dr Stuart Lee and film & TV director Leslie Megahey on the BBC's 1968 documentary, 'Tolkien in Oxford', given at a day-long symposium that focused on different aspects of Tolkien's academic and literary work and life in Oxford.

    • 37 min
    "Wan, dim, and pale": the OED and Tolkien

    "Wan, dim, and pale": the OED and Tolkien

    A talk by Edmund Weiner, given at 'Tolkien in Oxford', a day-long symposium that focused on different aspects of JRR Tolkien's academic and literary work, and his life in Oxford. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 47 min
    Tolkien in Oxford: Books and Beowulf

    Tolkien in Oxford: Books and Beowulf

    A talk by Professor Andy Orchard, given at 'Tolkien in Oxford', a day-long symposium that focused on different aspects of JRR Tolkien's academic and literary work, and his life in Oxford. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 34 min

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