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The University of Bath podcasts are a series of public lectures available to download for free.

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Guy Shrubsole: This land is not our land: Land ownership and the climate emergency

October 14, 2020 14:32 - 50.2 MB

In this online lecture, chaired by Professor Nick Pearce, author and environmentalist campaigner, Guy Shrubsole, discusses land ownership and land use in a time of climate and ecological emergency. This lecture took place on 7 October 2020.

Heads Up podcast 4 - Building Your Resilience

October 14, 2020 00:00 - 27.2 MB

Paul, Effie and Nicola discuss psychological resilience including what it is, why you might want it and what you can do to build it.

Universal Credit and couples - policy issues

September 29, 2020 12:30 - 40.9 MB

In this webinar, chaired by Professor Jane Millar, Senior Research Fellow in the University of Oxford Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Fran Bennett, and Change Director General and Senior Responsible Owner for Universal Credit, Neil Couling CBE, discuss the policy issues for couples claiming Universal Credit. This webinar took place on 25 September 2020.

Prof Leslie Budd: Space 4.0 and enabling Europe’s Space Economy in regional context

September 17, 2020 10:47 - 34.9 MB

In this webinar, hosted by the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and School of Management Centre for Governance, Regulation and Industrial Strategy, Professor Leslie Budd discusses the ESA European Exploration Envelope Programme (E3P), and the prospect of Space 4.0 transforming Europe’s regions and their economic governance. This webinar took place on 9 September 2020.

In conversation with: Stephen Muers

September 16, 2020 14:09 - 62.4 MB

In this webinar, hosted by the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and Department of Social and Policy Sciences, Stephen Muers discusses culture and values in politics and policymaking; his experience in government; and what lessons can be learned. This webinar took place on 7 September 2020, as part of the MSc Public Policy online residential.

Heads Up Podcast 3 - Living With Uncertainty

July 31, 2020 08:17 - 29.5 MB

Living with uncertainty can be hard. In the third episode of the Heads Up podcast three members of the Counselling and Mental Health Team discuss ways we can tolerate uncertainty and feel less anxious.

Culture and values at the heart of policymaking: An insider's guide

July 17, 2020 13:32 - 42.8 MB

In this webinar, hosted by the Institute for Policy Research (IPR), Stephen Muers discusses his new book, 'Culture and values at the heart of policymaking: An insider's guide', published by Policy Press. Also featuring contributions from Professor Nick Pearce and Jill Rutter (UK in a Changing Europe), Stephen draws on his years of experience as a senior government policymaker, as well as global research to expose the crucial impact culture and values have on policy success and political acc...

Lockdown and young people: Consequences and looking ahead

July 15, 2020 11:25 - 44.2 MB

In this webinar, chaired by Professor Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis, we are joined by Dr Shona McIntosh, Dr Maria Loades, and Dr Justin Rogers, who discuss the consequences of lockdown on young people; how it impacts their mental health; and how we can best prepare them for returning to school. This webinar took place on 9 July 2020.

End of life care and bereavement support amid COVID-19

July 07, 2020 14:00 - 49.6 MB

In this webinar, co-hosted with the Centre for Death and Society (CDAS), Dr John Troyer, Dr Chao Fang, Dr Jo Wilson and Dr Paula Smith discuss end of life care and bereavement support amid COVID-19. This webinar took place on 29 June 2020.

Dr John Troyer: In the time of AIDS in the age of COVID-19

July 01, 2020 12:01 - 46.8 MB

In this webinar, co-hosted with the Centre for Death and Society (CDAS), Dr John Troyer discusses the AIDS pandemic, and what social and political inferences we can apply to today's COVID-19 crisis. This webinar took place on 25 June 2020.

Uncharted Territory: Universal Credit, Couples and Money

June 23, 2020 13:11 - 49.1 MB

In this online launch event, Rita Griffiths, Fran Bennett and Jane Millar discuss findings from their new report, co-authored with Marsha Wood, 'Uncharted Territory: Universal Credit, Couples and Money'. They are joined by Nick Pearce and Chief Executive of the Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham. Access the report via: https://www.bath.ac.uk/publications/uncharted-territory-universal-credit-couples-and-money/ This event took place on 22 June 2020.

Heads Up Podcast 2 - The Problem with Procrastination

June 18, 2020 10:53 - 26.4 MB

We talk about what procrastination is, why it may be happening and what you can do about it.

What will COVID-19 mean for widening participation in higher education?

June 16, 2020 13:41 - 44.2 MB

In this webinar, Rebecca Montacute (Sutton Trust), Charlotte Chadderton (Bath Spa University), Sam Friedman (LSE), Martha Longdon (Office for Students) and Matt Dickson (IPR) discuss how COVID-19 impacts the widening participation agenda. This webinar took place on 4 June 2020.

In conversation with: Dr Rana Jawad

June 04, 2020 14:08 - 18.4 MB

Dr Rana Jawad from the Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy at the University of Bath talks to Andy Dunne about her research and expertise in relation to welfare systems in the MENA regions. For more on Rana's research see https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/rana-jawad .

Heads Up Podcast 1 - Living With Parents

June 02, 2020 08:30 - 26 MB

In this podcast three members of the Counselling and Mental Health Team chat through the challenges we can find when we move back in with our families, how to understand the difficulties and some helpful tips to help mange it.

Prof Alastair Driver: Born to rewild!

February 27, 2020 16:34 - 61.1 MB

In this Public Lecture, conservationist and rewilding specialist, Prof Alastair Driver, explained the pros and cons of rewilding and reintroducing missing species, and illustrated how working with nature rather than against it can actually benefit the economy and society as a whole. This Public Lecture took place on 11 February 2020 at the University of Bath.

Philip Rycroft: Brexit and the future governance of the UK

January 24, 2020 10:48 - 96.9 MB

In this Public Lecture, former Permanent Secretary at the Department for Exiting the European Union, Philip Rycroft, examined the new government's intentions post-Brexit, and asked what the future might hold for the United Kingdom itself. This Public Lecture took place on 21 January 2020 at the University of Bath.

Prof Timothy Mitchell: Why the problem of growth misidentifies our predicament

January 17, 2020 11:47 - 53 MB

In this IPR Public Lecture, Professor Timothy Mitchell discusses how the climate emergency confronts us with the problem of growth. Can we avert a planetary catastrophe by altering the ways we consume resources, adopting a new path of “green growth”? Or is the survival of human societies incompatible with continued economic expansion, requiring the radical alternative of de-growth? Professor Mitchell is a University of Bath Global Chair for the 2018 – 2019 academic year. His appointment has ...

In conversation with: Professor Rachel Forrester-Jones

January 14, 2020 11:12 - 12.5 MB

New Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy (CASP) at the University of Bath, Professor Rachel Forrester-Jones talks about her research, her motivations for doing it and the wider work of the Centre which will be officially relaunched at an event to be held on Wednesday 15 January 2020. Presented by Andy Dunne. Find out more about CASP at www.bath.ac.uk/casp

IPR Panel Debate: The future of UK farming and food production

November 29, 2019 12:21 - 98.6 MB

In this Panel Debate, Patrick Holden (Sustainable Food Trust), Joanna Lewis (Soil Association), Jo Edwards (Castle Farm Organics), Phil Stocker (National Sheep Association), and Jack Farmer (LettUs Grow) discuss how can we ensure that the way we grow, distribute and eat food provides healthy and affordable nutrition whilst restoring ecosystems and improving the livelihoods of farmers; what the future of British farming may look like; and how we can measure and value sustainability and soil, ...

Why do men feel more stressed if their wife earns more than them?

November 27, 2019 12:54 - 5.55 MB

Dr Joanna Syrda from our School of Management talks to Vicky Just about her study on the effect of spouse income on men's mental health. https://www.bath.ac.uk/announcements/husbands-stress-increases-if-wives-earn-more-than-40-per-cent-of-household-income-new-research/

Louise Brown: On exploring how to adapt social work models in varied contexts

November 21, 2019 11:05 - 19.4 MB

In this talk, Prof Louise Brown of Department of Social & Policy Sciences at the University of Bath discusses the GCRF-funded project that focusses on transferring, contextualising and implementing sustainable social work interventions into low and middle income countries.

Craig Bennett: The future is in our lands

November 12, 2019 10:20 - 85.4 MB

In this Public Lecture, Chief Executive of Friends of the Earth, Craig Bennett, explores how doubling tree cover; restoring peat bogs, wetlands and functioning ecosystems; and putting nature back into our towns and cities is essential for solving the climate and ecological emergency. And, how it might be good for people’s health and wellbeing too. This Public Lecture took place on 6 November 2019, and is part of the IPR's public event series, 'The future is in our lands'.

Prof Nicholas Hardwick: The prisons crisis - what's gone wrong and how to fix it

November 12, 2019 09:31 - 85.7 MB

In this Public Lecture, Professor of Criminal Justice at Royal Holloway University of London, Nicholas Hardwick, discusses the prisons crisis, what's gone wrong and how to fix it. This Public Lecture took place on 7 November 2019.

Ed Humpherson: How to stop bad data driving out the good

October 28, 2019 12:52 - 33.5 MB

In this Public Lecture, Director General for Regulation at the UK Statistics Authority, Ed Humpherson, discusses how to stop bad data driving out the good. This Public Lecture took place on 9 October 2019.

Healing the Generational Divide: A report by the APPG on Social Integration

June 27, 2019 14:58 - 61.5 MB

In this launch event co-hosted with the All Party Parliamentary Group(APPG) on Social Integration, Chuka Umunna MP, Wera Hobhouse MP, Dr Matt Dickson, Antony Hawkins, Rachael Dutton and Ivo Gormley discuss the growing age divide in the UK, and what can be done to bridge it, and introduce 'Healing the Generational Divide' - an interim report from the APPG. This launch event took place on 16 May 2019.

Prof John Goldthorpe and Dr Erzsébet Bukodi: Social Mobility and Education in Britain

June 13, 2019 12:33 - 59.1 MB

In this Public Lecture, co-hosted with the Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy (CASP), Emeritus Fellow at Nuffield College, Dr John Goldthorpe, and Associate Professor in Quantitative Social Policy at the University of Oxford, Dr Erzsébet Bukodi, discuss their recently published book, 'Social Mobility and Education in Britain: Research, Politics and Policy', in which they show a marked disconnect between the findings of sociological research and the current discussion of social mobility ...

Exam Stress Podcast

May 21, 2019 11:34 - 10.8 MB

Understanding exam stress, how to manage it and tips to prepare for the exam period.

Prof Markus Gabriel: Are We Real? Consciousness and Fiction

April 03, 2019 15:16 - 61 MB

In this Public Lecture, Chair for Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy and Director of the International Centre for Philosophy at the University of Bonn, Prof Markus Gabriel, discusses fiction as a component of human thought and ideology. This Public Lecture took place on 27 March 2019.

Dr Claire Craig: How Does Government Listen to Scientists?

March 04, 2019 14:48 - 39.5 MB

In this IPR Seminar, Director of Science Policy at The Royal Society, Dr Claire Craig, discussed the intersection between research and policymaking, and how government listens to scientists. This IPR Seminar took place on 28 February 2019.

Geoff Crocker: Basic Income and Sovereign Money

February 18, 2019 10:17 - 33.1 MB

In this IPR Seminar, Geoff Crocker develops a neo-Keynesian proposal for basic income to supplement consumer demand, displacing consumer credit and avoiding crisis. This IPR Seminar took place on 14 February 2019.

Prof Timothy Mitchell: No Business of Yours: How the large corporation swallowed the future

January 22, 2019 12:11 - 102 MB

In this IPR Public Lecture, Professor Timothy Mitchell discusses the economy, capitalism, and how large corporations have swallowed the future. Professor Mitchell is a University of Bath Global Chair for the 2018 – 2019 academic year. His appointment has been funded by the International Relations Office’s Global Chair scheme, a flagship programme designed to attract distinguished, globally renowned scholars to engage in high-profile research activities at Bath. This IPR Public Lecture took ...

Digital Transformation

December 07, 2018 00:00 - 19.1 MB

Professor Veronica Hope-Hailey and Bath graduate and digital expert Nick Hynes (MBA Executive 1991) in conversation at the University of Bath London offices on 4 December 2018.

Discovery Series research showcase November 2018

December 03, 2018 00:00 - 50.5 MB

The sound of inspiring and remarkable research, brought to you by the University of Bath. In this episode, we’re sharing the work of four of our researchers who are doing amazing things in our labs right here on campus, that’s making a world of difference. They shared their research with a packed house of Bath alumni and friends at our Discovery Series event in London on 13 November 2018.

Anthony Barnett: What is the 'Will of the People'? England and Brexit.

November 30, 2018 09:59 - 93 MB

In this IPR Public Lecture, Anthony Barnett explores the concept of the 'Will of the People' and asks; who are 'the people'? Do they have only one 'will'? Is it unchangeable? Is it an expression of democracy or an anti-democratic device? These are the key questions at the heart of Brexit. This IPR Public Lecture took place on 20 November 2018.

Combating Pollution Through New Biodegradable Plastics

October 29, 2018 13:23 - 130 MB

Minerva lecture on 10 October 2018 given by Professor Gareth Price, Professor Janet Scott and Dr Antoine Buchard. "There would rarely be a dive where I wouldn't find some form of plastic from a thread of plastic fishing line, sweet wrappers or plastic bottles," assistant producer of Blue Planet 2, Sarah Conner told the BBC. Plastics are everywhere around us and form key parts of modern day life. Researchers at the University of Bath are working hard to develop new types of polymers that are s...

How I cycled through 11 countries in 11 days to win the trans-European North Cape bike race

October 29, 2018 13:21 - 166 MB

Minerva lecture on 12 September 2018 given by Dr Ian Walker. Transport psychologist from the University of Bath, Dr Ian Walker, notched up 4,300km in just 11 days to win the North Cape 4000 unsupported bike race this summer. How do you prepare for this kind of ride? What do you pack? What should you eat and what do you actually end up eating? If you hit the wall and feel like there’s nothing left in the tank, then how do you push through? And what do you think about for mile after mile, cycli...

Dr Alison Parken: 'A Feminist Government': Another Opportunity to Mainstream Equality in Wales?

October 17, 2018 13:59 - 33.6 MB

In this presentation Dr Alison Parken OBE (Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff Business School)discusses mainstreaming gender equality in Wales. This presentation took place on 13 September 2018 as part of the IPR's Annual Symposium, 'Feminism, Gender Equality, and Public Policy: Where are we now?'

IPR Symposium 2018: Panel Debate on Social Media and Everyday Sexism

October 16, 2018 13:25 - 54.2 MB

In this panel debate Olivia Dickinson (Let Toys Be Toys), Azmina Dhrodia (Amnesty International), Stephanie Boland (Prospect) and Dr Leda Blackwood discuss social media and everyday sexism. This panel debate took place on 13 September 2018 as part of the IPR's Annual Symposium, 'Feminism, Gender Equality, and Public Policy: Where are we now?'

IPR Symposium 2018: Panel Debate on Barriers to Equality

October 16, 2018 12:06 - 67.1 MB

In this panel debate Dr Susan Milner, Dr Rita Griffiths, Professor Professor Nira Yuval-Davis and Professor Jane Millar OBE FBA discuss barriers to equality; gender pay gap; childcare costs; poverty; Universal Credit; and loneliness. This panel debate took place on 13 September 2018 as part of the IPR's Annual Symposium, 'Feminism, Gender Equality, and Public Policy: Where are we now?'

IPR Symposium 2018: Panel Debate on the Role of Women in Politics and Work

October 16, 2018 11:25 - 76 MB

In this panel debate Dr Ana Weeks, Gita Sahgal, Professor Sarah Childs, Dr Farah Mihlar and Dr Emma Carmel discuss the role of women in politics and work. This panel debate took place on 13 September 2018 as part of the IPR's Annual Symposium, 'Feminism, Gender Equality, and Public Policy: Where are we now?'

Prof Emma Griffin: The History of Gender Pay Gaps

October 15, 2018 15:24 - 59.6 MB

In this IPR Lecture Professor Emma Griffin (University of East Anglia) explores the history of the gender pay gap. This IPR Lecture took place on 13 September 2018 as part of the IPR's Annual Symposium, 'Feminism, Gender Equality, and Public Policy: Where are we now?'

A Life Connected by Physics: A Tribute to Professor Darryl Almond

June 25, 2018 12:56 - 39.4 MB

A recording of the lecture from 13 June 2018, which overviews the tremendous contribution of Professor Darryl Almond to the research profile of the University of Bath. Darryl had a unique ability to use his expertise in physics to undertake cutting edge research across a range of subjects in science and engineering.

Moralities of wellbeing

May 24, 2018 09:34 - 70.8 MB

A recording of Professor Sarah White’s inaugural lecture that took place on 25 April 2018. In the lecture, Professor White argues we need to make relationships and morality central to thinking about wellbeing, and considers implications for policy and practice.

Gerald Walters Memorial Lecture - Renaissance 2.0: The Disruptive Changes Shaping Our World

May 16, 2018 09:04 - 70.6 MB

With Professor Ian Goldin, University of Oxford from 9 May 2018 The talk identifies the drivers of global growth, showing why emerging markets are likely to continue to grow at high levels for the coming decades, with particularly rapid growth in Asia. Rising life expectancy and collapsing fertility around the world has dramatic consequences for pensions, retirement, dependency and employment patterns. Meanwhile, advances in artificial intelligence and robotics is transforming the nature of ...

Maths Can Make You Fly

May 15, 2018 14:59 - 56.3 MB

Dr Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb from the University of Cambridge explains how mathematical concepts can be used beyond special effects - from the reconstruction of crucial information in satellite images, and the restoration of magnetic resonance (MR) images, to the manipulation of digital photographs and the restoration of artworks.

Beyond The Fourth Dimension

May 15, 2018 14:26 - 35.9 MB

Professor Ian Sloan from the University of New South Wales in Australia explores how it is possible to work in unimaginable worlds and the practicality of this – ranging from problems in the finance industry to groundwater flows.

Chaos and the Art of Visualising Complexity

May 15, 2018 13:52 - 54.5 MB

Professor Michael Field, from Imperial College London, address the question of what chaos is (and is not) and how one can visualise and describe the general mathematics of chaos and complex dynamics. It will also include some striking images of chaos and numerical demonstrations.

Optimising engine performance

May 15, 2018 13:41 - 50.7 MB

Optimising engine performance: Deterministic chaos in combustion engines Professor Chris Brace from the University of Bath introduces some of the difficult-to-model aspects of an engine’s operation which are important in the quest to develop more efficient and clean engines.

Back to the Water: Ichthyosaurs in the 21st Century

May 15, 2018 11:35 - 45.7 MB

Lecture, given 2 May 2018 by Dr Benjamin Moon, a Postdoctoral Researcher who appeared in Attenborough and the Sea Dragon, using CT scans to reconstruct the skeleton and anatomy of that ichthyosaur. Dr Benjamin Moon discusses a recent shift in our knowledge. He explains that new techniques are being applied which could bring new insights to ichthyosaur evolution.