17 episodes

This podcast series explores the movement towards ‘Openness’ at the University of Oxford and beyond. Informational videos address topics ranging from ‘What is Openness?’, to ‘Open Educational Resources’, to ‘Podcasting’, while individual interviews with researchers and academics at the University offer fascinating insights into projects and initiatives conducted in the spirit of ‘openness’. Finally, ‘Open Data: The Golden Age of Discovery’ is a short documentary on the growing relevance of Open Data and Big Data not only to the academic community, but to humanity as a whole. Find out more at openspires.it.ox.ac.uk.


The Openness at Oxford project was initiated, filmed and edited by two student at Oxford: Suzy Shepherd, an undergraduate in Classics, and Adelina Tomova, a postgraduate in Modern Languages.

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This podcast series explores the movement towards ‘Openness’ at the University of Oxford and beyond. Informational videos address topics ranging from ‘What is Openness?’, to ‘Open Educational Resources’, to ‘Podcasting’, while individual interviews with researchers and academics at the University offer fascinating insights into projects and initiatives conducted in the spirit of ‘openness’. Finally, ‘Open Data: The Golden Age of Discovery’ is a short documentary on the growing relevance of Open Data and Big Data not only to the academic community, but to humanity as a whole. Find out more at openspires.it.ox.ac.uk.


The Openness at Oxford project was initiated, filmed and edited by two student at Oxford: Suzy Shepherd, an undergraduate in Classics, and Adelina Tomova, a postgraduate in Modern Languages.

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    Ben Holmes on Open Code

    Ben Holmes on Open Code

    Ben Holmes, a web developer for the Oxford IT Services, talks about the relevance of Open Code for the University’s WebLearn platform, the Mobile Oxford App, and his own involvement in GitHub. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 3 min
    • video
    Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics on Public Engagement

    Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics on Public Engagement

    Julian Savulsecu and Dominic Wilkinson discuss the efforts of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics to encourage and support debate on practical ethics through its open events and online materials. Julian Savulsecu is Professor of Practical Ethics and Dominic Wilkinson is Director of Medical Ethics


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    • 13 min
    • video
    Ian Goldin on the Oxford Martin School

    Ian Goldin on the Oxford Martin School

    Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development and Director of the Oxford Martin School, discusses the efforts of researchers at the Oxford Martin School to address the most pressing global challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 5 min
    • video
    Free Speech Debate on Global Free Expression

    Free Speech Debate on Global Free Expression

    Dr Dorian Singh and Sebastian Huempfer discuss Free Speech Debate, a project founded on the belief that making content freely available for non-commercial purposes is an integral part of promoting a global debate on free expression. Dr Dorian Singh is Research manager for the Dahrendorf Programme and Sebastian Huempfer is Associate Editor for Free Speech Debate.
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    • 4 min
    • video
    Victoria McGuinness on TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities)

    Victoria McGuinness on TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities)

    Victoria McGuinness, the Business Manager for The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), talks about the Centre’s role as a home for major research programmes at Oxford and its efforts to stimulate and support interdisciplinary research. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 6 min
    • video
    Luciano Floridi on The Ethics of Open Data

    Luciano Floridi on The Ethics of Open Data

    Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the Oxford Internet Institute, discusses the ethical questions raised by the emergence of Open Data and Big Data. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 9 min

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