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Privacy and the LGBT+ Experience: Victorian Past, Digital Future – Episode 83 – The Oxford Comment
May 30, 2023

On today’s episode of The Oxford Comment, we discuss LGBTQ+ privacy through both historical and contemporary lenses. First, Simon Joyce, the author of LGBT Victorians: Sexuality and Gender in the Nine

Digital Dilemmas: Feminism, Ethics, and the Cultural Implications of AI – Episode 82 – The Oxford Comment
April 25, 2023

On todays episode, we welcomed Dr Kerry McInerneyand Dr Eleanor Drage, two of the editors of Feminist AI: Critical Perspectives on Data, Algorithms and Intelligent Machines, and then Dr Kanta Dihal,

Climate Emergency: Lessons from Classic Maya to Contemporary China – Episode 81 – The Oxford Comment
March 28, 2023

The consequences of climate change are catastrophic. This real and present threat to our planet may seem insurmountable, but there areand have beenlessons shared on how to mitigate the damage alread

Women in Sports: Althea Gibson, Billie Jean King, and Their Legacies – Episode 80 – The Oxford Comment
February 28, 2023

The world of sports has long been a contested playing field for social change. On todays episode, we discuss the lives, careers, and lasting legacies on and off the tennis courts of two great women a

Mind the Gap: The Growth in Economic Inequality – Episode 79 – The Oxford Comment
January 31, 2023

On todays episode, the first for 2023, we spoke with Chris Howard, author of Who Cares: The Social Safety Net in America, and Tom Malleson, author of Against Inequality: The Practical and Ethical Cas

Looking Into Space – Episode 78 – The Oxford Comment
November 29, 2022

On the last episode of The Oxford Comment for 2022, were looking at what the James Webb Space Telescope means to our understanding of the universe. The questions are big, the area is even bigger, and

Egyptology at the Turn of the Century – Episode 77 – The Oxford Comment
October 25, 2022

On November 1, 1922 Egyptologist Howard Carter and his team of excavators began digging in a previously undisturbed plot of land in the Valley of the Kings. For decades, archaeologists had searched fo

Distrust in Institutions: Past, Present, and Future – Episode 76 – The Oxford Comment
September 27, 2022

Research shows that American distrust in government, scientists, and media has reached new heights, and this distrust in institutions is reflected in much of the world. In his play, Orestes, Euripides

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 Europes 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