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The world in context | Informed comment on global issues

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The world in context | Informed comment on global issues

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Episodes

A WRITER'S WAR 9 | President Warren at Home

3/18/2021
A WRITER'S WAR looks at how those who fought and those at home in Britain, France, Germany and former colonies of the British and French Empires responded to the First World War, the horrors of the trenches and the advent of mechanised violence. In the final podcast in our series, we visit the archives of MAGDALEN COLLEGE to hear from archivist DR CHARLOTTE BERRY and archives assistant BEN TAYLOR about some of the items in the College's First World War collection. MUSIC: George Butterworth,...

Duration:00:23:49

A WRITER'S WAR 7 | Storm of Steel

3/18/2021
A WRITER'S WAR looks at how those who fought and those at home in Britain, France, Germany and former colonies of the British and French Empires responded to the First World War, the horrors of the trenches and the advent of mechanised violence. In this podcast, we hear from RITCHIE ROBERTSON, Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature and Fellow of THE QUEEN'S COLLEGE, about the German response to the First World War. MUSIC: Paul Hindemith, String Quartet No 1 in C Major, Op 2,...

Duration:00:15:11

A WRITER'S WAR 6 | Art, Adventure, Love

3/18/2021
A WRITER'S WAR looks at how those who fought and those at home in Britain, France, Germany and former colonies of the British and French Empires responded to the First World War, the horrors of the trenches and the advent of mechanised violence. In this podcast, we hear from PROFESSOR TOBY GARFITT, Emeritus Fellow of MAGDALEN COLLEGE, about the response in France to the First World War. MUSIC: Maurice Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin, M 68, III Forlane, licensed courtesy of Vox Legends. In 2019...

Duration:00:17:06

A WRITER'S WAR 5 | Gas! GAS! Quick, boys!

3/18/2021
A WRITER'S WAR looks at how those who fought and those at home in Britain, France, Germany and former colonies of the British and French Empires responded to the First World War, the horrors of the trenches and the advent of mechanised violence. In this podcast, we hear from Prize Fellow and poet ANDREW WYNN OWEN and Senior Research Fellow PROFESSOR SANTANU DAS of All Souls College about the British response to the First World War. MUSIC: George Butterworth, The Banks of Green Willow,...

Duration:00:13:48

A WRITER'S WAR 4 | In Memoriam

3/18/2021
A WRITER'S WAR looks at how those who fought and those at home in Britain, France, Germany and former colonies of the British and French Empires responded to the First World War, the horrors of the trenches and the advent of mechanised violence. This is the last of four podcasts, in which we hear from Year 10 students at OXFORD SPIRES ACADEMY. CONTRIBUTORS: Barney Steel, Jake Read, Fatma Kassim, India Seal. MUSIC: George Butterworth, The Banks of Green Willow, licensed courtesy of Naxos. In...

Duration:00:06:49

A WRITER'S WAR 3 | All Quiet on the Western Front

3/18/2021
A WRITER'S WAR looks at how those who fought and those at home in Britain, France, Germany and former colonies of the British and French Empires responded to the First World War, the horrors of the trenches and the advent of mechanised violence. This is the third of four podcasts, in which we hear from Year 10 students at OXFORD SPIRES ACADEMY. CONTRIBUTORS: Phoenix Denno, Molly Ahmad, Sofia Brand-Whitehead, Erica Masters. MUSIC: Paul Hindemith, String Quartet No 2 in F Minor, Op. 10, II...

Duration:00:07:20

A WRITER'S WAR 2 | Fête

3/18/2021
A WRITER'S WAR looks at how those who fought and those at home in Britain, France, Germany and former colonies of the British and French Empires responded to the First World War, the horrors of the trenches and the advent of mechanised violence. This is the second of four podcasts, in which we hear from Year 10 students at OXFORD SPIRES ACADEMY. CONTRIBUTORS: Mira Harris, George Guibert, Garrincha Da Costa, Jemima Webster, Gianluca Walker. MUSIC: Maurice Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin, M 68,...

Duration:00:12:44

A WRITER'S WAR 1 | Dulce et Decorum Est

3/18/2021
A WRITER'S WAR looks at how those who fought and those at home in Britain, France, Germany and former colonies of the British and French Empires responded to the First World War, the horrors of the trenches and the advent of mechanised violence. In the first four podcasts, we hear from Year 10 students at OXFORD SPIRES ACADEMY. We begin with DULCE ET DECORUM EST. CONTRIBUTORS: William Harrison, Mariyah Hoque, Malachi Headley, Ivo Drury & Samra Rana. MUSIC: George Butterworth, A Shropshire...

Duration:00:10:24

A WRITER'S WAR 8 | From across the Seas They Came

3/18/2021
A WRITER'S WAR looks at how those who fought and those at home in Britain, France, Germany and former colonies of the British and French Empires responded to the First World War, the horrors of the trenches and the advent of mechanised violence. We conclude this group of podcasts with a discussion about responses to the First World War in former colonies of the British and French Empires. CATRIONA SETH, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature and Fellow of ALL SOULS COLLEGE, chairs a...

Duration:00:26:55

Introducing 'Uncle Bill' - The Soldier's General | Robert Lyman

3/4/2021
Known affectionately to many of those he commanded as ‘Uncle Bill’, FIELD MARSHAL VISCOUNT SLIM is widely regarded as ‘a soldier’s general’, but he was just as effective in managing relationships with those alongside and above him, as military historian ROBERT LYMAN illustrates in this podcast. In 2011, a NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM poll ranked him, jointly with the Duke of Wellington, as BRITAIN's GREATEST GENERAL. But despite his outstanding leadership of the 14th Army in the Burma Campaign, and...

Duration:00:30:53

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARIE-ANTOINETTE 3 | A la Conciergerie

2/8/2021
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARIE-ANTOINETTE | EPISODE 3 CATRIONA SETH, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature at the UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD (www.ox.ac.uk/news-and-events/fi…ssor-catriona-seth), heads for Paris in her pursuit of Marie-Antoinette. First stop is the CONCIERGERIE, where Marie-Antoinette spent her final days before being executed on 16 October 1793 at the age of 37, to meet CECILE RIVES (Administratrice Conciergerie/Sainte-Chapelle/Tours de Notre-Dame de Paris...

Duration:00:41:23

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARIE-ANTOINETTE 1 | At the Wallace Collection

1/25/2021
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARIE-ANTOINETTE | EPISODE 1 CATRIONA SETH, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature at the UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD (https://www.ox.ac.uk/news-and-events/find-an-expert/professor-catriona-seth), visits the WALLACE COLLECTION in London on the trail of objects that once belonged to Marie-Antoinette. With DR HELEN JACOBSEN, Senior Curator & Curator of French 18th-century Decorative Arts, the Wallace Collection, London. https://www.wallacecollection.org/ MUSIC | Excerpts from...

Duration:00:39:44

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARIE-ANTOINETTE 2 | At Waddesdon Manor

1/18/2021
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARIE-ANTOINETTE | EPISODE 2 CATRIONA SETH, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature at the UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD (https://www.ox.ac.uk/news-and-events/find-an-expert/professor-catriona-seth), visits WADDESDON MANOR in Buckinghamshire, built in the 19th century by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, a great collector of 18th century decorative arts, especially objects associated with Marie-Antoinette. With PIPPA SHIRLEY, Head of Collections & Gardens, and curators RACHEL...

Duration:00:51:24

VJ DAY 75 | Burma - The Gurkha Story

8/14/2020
On 15 August 1945, the surrender of Japan finally brought the Second World War to an end. War in Europe had ended a few months earlier, in May 1945, but in the jungles of Burma bitter fighting continued. The Burma campaign was one of the longest of the War, lasting over three and a half years. The Gurkhas, with their expertise in jungle warfare, played an important role. To mark VJ Day 75, the ROYAL BRITISH LEGION working with the GURKHA MUSEUM and the ROYAL GURKHA RIFLES created this...

Duration:00:20:52

EMERGING FROM LOCKDOWN | Vivien Godfrey, Stanfords

6/15/2020
Welcome to our new occasional series, EMERGING FROM LOCKDOWN. In this first podcast, CHROMERADIO meets VIVIEN GODFREY, Chairman and CEO of world-famous map and travel shop, STANFORDS, based in London's Covent Garden, for a socially distanced chat about the shop's fascinating history - Florence Nightingale, Stanley, and Livingstone were customers - doing business under lockdown, and the challenges of emerging from it. https://www.stanfords.co.uk/ http://www.bluewaterweb.com/ PRODUCTION |...

Duration:00:16:50

At the First Stroke | Stephen Critchlow & friends

6/10/2020
THE COAT CUPBOARD COLLECTIVE presents AT THE FIRST STROKE, STEPHEN CRITCHLOW’s uplifting and often hilarious account of his extraordinary recovery from a serious stroke earlier this year while in rehearsals for ALONE IN BERLIN at the Royal and Derngate in Northampton. With contributions from RACHEL ATKINS, DAVID HOLT, CHRIS PAVLO and DAVID SARGENT. Especial thanks to NAXOS for its generous licensing of the CRUSH COLLISION MARCH by SCOTT JOPLIN. A WORD FROM STEPHEN In January of this year, I...

Duration:00:48:52

OVER THE GARDEN FENCE 7 | Heady Fringe Flowers

6/9/2020
Join NAOMI SCHILLINGER in conversation with ATHENA DUNCAN, co-founder of award-winning East London florist REBEL REBEL, on the results of the REBELLIOUS FLORAL CROWN CHALLENGE. Congratulations to our flower fairies and enigmatic felines from around the world and all our entrants at https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/headyfringeflowers/! NAOMI SCHILLINGER | outofmyshed.co.uk/about/ REBEL REBEL | www.rebelrebel.co.uk/rebel & www.instagram.com/rebelrebele8/?hl=en CHELSEA FRINGE FESTIVAL...

Duration:00:04:33

OVER THE GARDEN FENCE 6 | The Dog Show

5/22/2020
This week NAOMI SCHILLINGER takes us back the BLACKSTOCK TRIANGLE GARDENERS' DOG SHOW in May 2019 where local dogs competed for the waggiest tale, the dog that most resembled its owner, and the best floral headdress! With thanks to all our canine contributors: JESSIE, MINX, TINKERBELL, ROSA BEAR, SPIKE, BALLYDOG SCHINDLER, BILLY, GEORGE BUTCHER and LILY. Sadly, due to COVID-19, BLACKSTOCK TRIANGLE GARDENERS can't hold a dog show this year - but, inspired by the success of last year's Best...

Duration:00:07:08

OVER THE GARDEN FENCE 5 | Rebellious Flower Crowns

5/13/2020
Join NAOMI SCHILLINGER in conversation with ATHENA DUNCAN, co-founder of award-winning East London florist REBEL REBEL on keeping those blooms coming under lockdown, making flower crowns and entering the REBELLIOUS FLORAL CROWN CHALLENGE - more details on NAOMI'S BLOG and the CHELSEA FRINGE FESTIVAL 2020 website. NAOMI SCHILLINGER | outofmyshed.co.uk/about/ REBEL REBEL | https://www.rebelrebel.co.uk/rebel & https://www.instagram.com/rebelrebele8/?hl=en CHELSEA FRINGE FESTIVAL 2020 |...

Duration:00:09:34

OVER THE GARDEN FENCE 4 | Honesty & Purple Rain

5/9/2020
Join NAOMI SCHILLINGER back in the flower garden for a riot of nasturtiums, alliums, honesty and other cottage garden favourites, not to forget those herbs! NAOMI SCHILLINGER | outofmyshed.co.uk/about/ AVON BULBS | https://www.avonbulbs.co.uk/ HERBAL HAVEN | https://www.herbalhaven.com/ PRODUCTION | A ChromeRadio & Out of My Shed Co-Production | Presenter - Naomi Schillinger | Producer - Catriona Oliphant | Post-production - Catriona Oliphant & Chris Sharp.

Duration:00:05:01