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Many of our podcasts are available in the Modern Languages series in the University of Oxford's podcasts (where they are also available via iTunes U).Some additional podcasts are listed below:

Philosopher à Oxford aujourd'hui

3 - 6 June 2013

A series of programmes on France Culture about the study of and research in philosophy at Oxford, featuring interviews with a selection of tutors on topics including John Locke, philosophy of language, analytic philosophy, and philosophy of mind. The programmes are broadcast 3-6 June, with podcasts downloadable from the France Culture website.


A dramatized reading of Cahier d'un retour au pays natal

November 2011

Performers: Dr J S T Garfitt, Mrs N Gore, Mr J-P Vieu, Mr J Allen, Dr D Maskell

AUDIO: (52.7 MB)


Weidenfeld Lectures: "The Modern Novel and the New Atheism"

May 2011

Performers: Professor James Wood, Professor of the Practice of Literary Criticism at Harvard University, Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature 2010-11



Romance Linguistics Lecture

December 2009

'The Future of Romance Linguistics' by Professor Michele Loporcaro, University of Zurich. Special lecture to mark the Centenary of the Chair of the Romance Languages at Oxford.

AUDIO: (67.6 MB)


Zaharoff Lecture 2009: Raconter avec des photos by Professor Antoine Compagnon

November 2009

The annual Zaharoff Lecture is always delivered in French.  It was named after Sir Basil Zaharoff, whose benefaction to the University just after the end of the First World War enabled these lectures to take place.

AUDIO: (58.5 MB)


Russian Ab Initio Students: Pre-course Listening Material

On weblearn.


Defence of Women and Imagination in French Medieval Literature

April 2009

Interview with St Hilda's College Fellow and teacher of Medieval French Literature Dr Helen Swift about her book; Gender, Writing, and Performance: Men Defending Women in Late Medieval France as well as other developments in Medieval Literary Studies.

AUDIO: podcast (23.7MB)


Medieval and Modern Languages at St Hilda's College

March 2009

Experiencing St Hilda's College: Helen Swift talks to Lucia Nixon, Tutor for Admissions, about why study Medieval and Modern Languages at St Hilda's College.

AUDIO: podcast (4.7MB)