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Oxford Sparks Big Questions

Oct 31, 2018

Bakers spend years perfecting their skill to make amazing cakes! But can you do it in minutes within a microwave? To find out we look into the science of baking and met up with Luke Jew, astronomer from the department of Oxford Physics, University of Oxford to find out...

Jun 2, 2017

Open data impacts everybody. Through it we can access healthcare services, understand our governments better and, of course, travel to places more easily. But, how open should open data be? Do you remember life before Citymapper? Thanks to Transport for London opening its data, a new wave of innovative transport apps...

Dec 2, 2016

On this episode, can bubbles cure cancer? What do you think of when you hear the word ‘bubble?’ Does it make you think of soap bubbles you would have blown when you were a small child? In our latest podcast, as part of The Big Question series, we ask Professor Eleanor Stride from Oxford University's Institute of...

Nov 4, 2016

Latest episode from Oxford Sparks, this episode on how to predict the weather.