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The changing dynamics between man and machine

Now for the Long Term: the report of the Oxford Commission on Future Generations
The Oxford Martin School's next seminar series, starting on 30 January, is 'Blurring the lines: the changing dynamics between man and machine'. Academics from across the School's research programmes will discuss the opportunities and risks as humans come to rely increasingly on machines, with seminar topics ranging from surveillance and health to warfare and artificial intelligence. More

How safe is our global financial system?

Andy Haldane, Executive Director for Financial Stability at the Bank of England, will examine how safe the global financial system is in a talk at the Oxford Martin School on 4 February. More

Senior leaders endorse Commission report

Former US Vice President Al Gore, the President of the Center for Global Development, Nancy Birdsall, and Kering Director and Co-Chair of The B Team, Jochen Zeitz, have endorsed 'Now for the Long Term', which has now been downloaded more than 630,000 times in over 140 countries. More

Steve Rayner delivers Oxford China Lecture

Professor Steve Rayner, James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization and Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme for Future Cities, delivered the inaugural Oxford China Lecture in Shanghai. More

Knighthood for Professor Paul Collier

Professor Paul Collier CBE, Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Global Economic Development at the Oxford Martin School, was recognised in the Queen's New Year honours for services to promoting research and policy change in Africa. More

Google award expands the Zooniverse

The Zooniverse citizen science platform, led by Dr Chris Lintott, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Computational Cosmology, has received $1.8 million from Google Giving. More

Book talk: A revolution in nanotechnology

On 22 January, Dr K. Eric Drexler will discuss his new book, Radical Abundance. In it, he predicts that nanotechnology will bring about sweeping changes for civilization, with the power to produce more of what people want at a much lower cost.  More

Inspiring talks and interviews on YouTube

The Oxford Martin School's YouTube channel has a great range of talks, interviews and public lectures. More are being added every day, so do check the channel regularly.  More

Study shows how people put a limit on their social networks

Research from Felix Reed-Tsochas shows a 'one in, one out' policy for social networks, despite it being easier than ever to stay in touch. More

Lions in West Africa are on the brink of becoming extinct

Lions are facing extinction in West Africa, a paper co-authored by Oxford Martin fellow Dr Lauren Coad shows. More

Constructor theory - a fundamental branch of physics?

A new paper from quantum computation pioneer David Deutsch explores the future potential of Constructor Theory. More

Forthcoming events...


22 January: 'Radical abundance: how a revolution in nanotechnology will change civilization' by Dr K Eric Drexler

30 January: 'Where next for citizen science? Innovative uses for crowd sourcing' by Dr Chris Lintott and Dr Brooke Simmons

31 January: Oxford University Arctic Research Forum


31 January: 'Big history and the place of human beings in the cosmos' by Prof David Christian

4 February: 'Weapons under International Human Rights Law' Book Launch with Dr Stuart Casey-Maslen

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