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  • How Can an Academic Fight Crime?

    Professor Federico Varese of Oxford University's Department of Sociology discusses his research into the murky world of organised crime.

  • Feeding the mind...with oily fish

    Could a substance found in certain fish improve literacy levels in children – and if so, how? Research from Oxford University's Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention in the Department of Social Policy aims to answer these questions.

  • Artistic Engagement in Immigration Detention Centres

    Professor Mary Bosworth talks about her research in immigration detention centres and how the experiences that are meaningful to detainees are represented in their artwork.

  • Uniting cities and companies to tackle climate change

    Dr Tom Hale talks about how Galvanising the Groundswell of Climate Actions has been able to help build a productive interaction between cities, companies and other actors taking action on climate change and the UN negotiation process.

  • Is there a genetic component to reproductive outcomes?

    The Sociogenome Project is a comprehensive study which brings together sociologists and molecular scientists to examine whether there is a genetic component to reproductive outcomes, including the age at which we have our first child, and the total number of children we have during the course of our life.

  • Designing better schools

    Hau Ming Tse, Research Fellow in the Department of Education, as well as students and teachers from Northfleet Technology College, talk about how the design of their new school building has affected learning.

  • What does it mean to be a migrant in your own country?

    This short film focuses on Dr Indrajit Roy's research on the lives of circular and internal migrants, people who move around their own countries usually in search of work.

  • The benefits of forced experimentation: Evidence from the London Underground network

    Ferdinand Rauch's analysis of the London Tube strike in 2014 found that despite the inconvenience to tens of thousands of people, the strike actually produced a net economic benefit, due to the number of people who found more efficient ways to get to work.

  • Good Germs; Bad Germs

    Invisible to the naked eye, yet a constant presence, microbes ('germs') live in, on and around us. The researchers in this project collaborate with members of the public to explore and experiment on the microbial life in their kitchens (and in one instance - a cat) and starts to unpick what we really mean by 'clean' and 'dirty'.

  • Rise of online work captured in a new Online Labour Index

    Professor Vili Lehdonvirta discusses the digital transformation of labour markets and the rise of online work captured in a new Online Labour Index.

  • Do people who move together bond together?

    Group exercise builds stronger bonds, stronger bonds build fitter teams, says research from the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology.

  • We are all Social Animals

    The offical video documenting our collaboration with the Ashmolean Museum on the Social Animals LiveFriday public engagement with research event.

  • Young Lives: Understanding and improving children's lives in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam

    How can understanding the changes in children's lives across time and space influence government policy?