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The Need for Affordable and Clean Energy – Episode 75 – The Oxford Comment
August 30, 2022

High gas prices. Nuclear reactors closed forever. The growth of the electric car industry. Record-breaking temperatures, and Europe’s Dependence on Russian Natural Gas. There has been no shortage in e

Equity in Health Care – Episode 74 – The Oxford Comment
July 26, 2022

There are many factors that affect our ability to be healthy and we unfortunately do not all have the same access to care. Barriers can be related to cost, discrimination, location, sexual orientation

Hong Kong 2022: One Country, Two Systems? – Episode 73 – The Oxford Comment
June 28, 2022

The first of July 2022 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China. It also marks the halfway point of a fifty-year agreement between China and Hong Kong that

Oxford World English Symposium 2022 Recap – Episode 72 – The Oxford Comment
May 31, 2022

With over 1 billion speakers, English is an incredibly diverse language. Dozens of countries around the world have their own varieties, many of which have not historically seen adequate representation

The Role of DNA Research in Society – Episode 71 – The Oxford Comment
April 25, 2022

On today’s episode, we’re commemorating National DNA Day in the United States by considering the role that DNA plays in our society. First, we welcome Amber Hartman Scholz, co-author of the article “M

Women’s Economic Empowerment, Past and Future – Episode 70 – The Oxford Comment
March 29, 2022

On today’s episode of The Oxford Comment, we discussed the global and historical implications of women, work, and economic empowerment. First, we welcomed Laura M. Argys and Susan L. Averett, the auth

The Color Line: Race and Education in the United States – Episode 69 – The Oxford Comment
February 22, 2022

Black History Month celebrates the achievements of a globally marginalized community still fighting for equal representation and opportunity in all areas of life. This includes education. In 1954, the

Holiday Cheer – Episode 68 – The Oxford Comment
December 21, 2021

As we approach the end of 2021, we can look back at the previous two years of restrictions, lockdowns, COVID tests and vaccination lines, not to mention all the political strife… or we can look to the

COVID-19 and Mental Health: Where do we go from here? – Episode 67 – The Oxford Comment
November 30, 2021

The effects of COVID-19 reach far beyond mortality, triggering widespread economic and sociopolitical consequences. It is unsurprising to learn, after everything that has transpired in the past two ye

What is the impact of opening research? – Episode 66 – The Oxford Comment
October 26, 2021

Open research means faster, more equitable access to cutting edge findings, driving disciplines forward, and introducing transparency into the research process. As the world’s largest university press