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20 Best UK University Podcasts of 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about uk university? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best uk university podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best UK University Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

The Disclosure Podcast

  • Publisher: Earthling Ed
  • Total Episodes: 32

Join vegan educator, TEDx speaker and content creator Ed Winters as he explores topics surrounding veganism, morality, ethics, communication, and the environment, as well as discussing current events. Winters has spoken at over 1/3 of UK universities and at 6 Ivy league colleges, including as a guest lecturer at Harvard University. He has given speeches across the world, including at the University of Cambridge, EPFL, Google NYC and Google Zürich. In early 2019 he gave two TEDx talks, reaching a total of 1.5 million views online. His speech “You Will Never Look at Your Life in the Same Way Again” has 35 million accumulative views online and has been given to thousands of students across UK universities.

Appearance Matters: The Podcast!

  • Publisher: The Centre for Appearance Research
  • Total Episodes: 64

Appearance Matters: The Podcast! Is the official podcast of the Centre for Appearance Research – a world leading research centre investigating body image and appearance psychology research, based at the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK. Hosted and produced by Nadia Craddock and Jade Parnell. New music by: https://toplinefilm.com

Fantasy/Animation

  • Publisher: Fantasy/Animation
  • Total Episodes: 73

Christopher Holliday researches animation history and digital media at King’s College London (UK). Alexander Sergeant is a Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at University of Portsmouth (UK), specialising in the history and theory of fantasy cinema. Each episode, they look in detail at a film or television show, taking listeners on a journey through the intersection between fantasy cinema and the medium of animation.

The UK in a Changing Europe

  • Publisher: The UK in a Changing Europe
  • Total Episodes: 368

The authoritative source for independent rigorous high-quality academic research on UK-EU relations. Listen to our Brexit and Beyond podcast here: #Brexit #Brexit2016 #Economy #Brexitfacts #politics #Europe #podcasts #JohnCurtice #Generalelection #TheUKinaChangingEurope #partypolitics #Brexitvote #Facts #BrexitBreakdown #Parliament #EuropeanUnion #Referendum2016 #Leave #Remain #impartial #news #UnitedKingdom #AnandMenon #SimonUsherwood #NorthernIreland #Brussels #JeremyCorbyn #TheresaMay #Evidence #Asktheexperts #Westminster #HardBorder #Brexitsecretary #Brexitdeal #LabourParty #KingsCollegeLondon #University #JonathanPortes #Economy #Environment #EUmigrants #Citizens #JillRutter #podcasts #debate

SOAS Radio

  • Publisher: SOAS Radio
  • Total Episodes: 512

Independent Radio Station based at SOAS, University of London. Broadcasting music and speech content with a focus on Africa, Asia and the Middle East. London UK · For our full content, go to www.soasradio.org

Real World Behavioural Science

  • Publisher: Stu King
  • Total Episodes: 30

Welcome to the Real World Behavioural Science (RWBS) podcast, where we look at how behavioural and social sciences are being used in the real world to help change the public’s health, for good. The RWBS podcast is created by the Behavioural Science and Public Health Network (www.BSPHN.org.uk) and is aimed at people working in public health, academia and industry, who have an interest in how behavioural science is being used to improve health and wellbeing.Each month, Stu King (BSPHN Committee Member and founder & CEO of behaviour change specialists BeeZee Bodies) interviews professionals from the worlds of public health, academia and industry, who are using behavioural science to help change people’s lives. We have episodes featuring: – Professor Jim McManus – Co-founder of the BSPHN & Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council, UK – Dr Amy Bucher – Behavioural Scientist at MadPow, Boston, USA – Dr Nick Cavill – Quasi-academic and Director of a Public Health Consultancy, UK – Professor Chris Armitage – Professor of Health Psychology, University of Manchester, UK – Rich Sheridan – CEO and Chief Storyteller at Menlo Innovations, Ann Arbour, USA- Dr Justin Varney – Director of Public Health at Birmingham City Council, UK – Mike Kelly – Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University Institute of Public Health, UK – Wendy Wills – University of Hertfordshire- Kim Roberts – HENRY We have some great guests in the pipeline from across industry, public health and academia and from across the world, including: – Samuel Salzer – Habits Weekly, Sweden – Tim Chadborn – PHE Behavioural Insights Team Subscribe now!

Public lecture podcasts

  • Publisher: University of Bath
  • Total Episodes: 301

The University of Bath podcasts are a series of public lectures available to download for free. Enhance your understanding of subjects ranging from how babies develop to the workings of the universe. Learn from academics and business and industry experts. The University of Bath is a leading UK insitution. We offer a distinctive blend of research-led teaching, an outstanding graduate employment record and personal development opportunties.

Petticoats & Poppies Podcast

  • Publisher: Ear Glue Media
  • Total Episodes: 24

Petticoats and Poppies: History Girls at the Movies is a podcast hosted by Maggie Lovitt and Nicole Ackman. The “history girls” have backgrounds in history, having studied history at university and worked at historic sites in both the US and UK. Now, they’re both involved in the film industry, Nicole as a film critic and Maggie as a member of the Screen Actors Guild. They discuss period dramas from the perspective of women who are both non-professional, accessible historians and ‘film people.’

On Wisdom

  • Publisher: Charles Cassidy and Igor Grossmann
  • Total Episodes: 34

On Wisdom features a social and cognitive scientist in Toronto and an educator in London discussing the latest empirical science regarding the nature of wisdom. Igor Grossmann runs the Wisdom & Culture Lab at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Charles Cassidy runs the Evidence-Based Wisdom project in London, UK. The podcast thrives on a diet of freewheeling conversation on wisdom, decision-making, wellbeing, and society and includes regular guests spots with leading behavioral scientists from the field of wisdom research and beyond. Welcome to The On Wisdom Podcast.

Behind the Blue

  • Publisher: University of Kentucky Public Relations / UK HealthCare
  • Total Episodes: 140

Some stories require a little more – a little more discussion, more context, more depth and breadth. That’s the idea behind “Behind the Blue” – a new weekly podcast created by UK Public Relations and Marketing. It is designed to explore through probing interviews the in-depth the stories that make UK the university for Kentucky and that have impact across the institution, the Commonwealth and, in some cases, the world.

A Photographic Life

  • Publisher: The United Nations of Photography
  • Total Episodes: 162

“To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It’s a way of life.” Henri Cartier-Bresson. Whatever your level of engagement with photography The Photographic Life Podcast explains the realities of working with and learning about the medium. Each week photographer, writer, lecturer, filmmaker and BBC Radio contributor Grant Scott reflects on news, discussions, themes and issues surrounding the photographic community. He also asks a photographer to supply him with an audio file no longer than 5 minutes in length in which they answer the question ‘What Does Photography Mean to You?’ This is a podcast for those who do not want kit reviews, photoshop techniques, marketing babble or camera talk. It is for those who want informed conversation about photography and life. Grant Scott is the founder/curator of www.unitednationsofphotography.com, a Senior Lecturer in Photography at Oxford Brookes University, UK, a working photographer, and the author of Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained, The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography and New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography. A book of the podcast contributions to What Does Photography Mean to You? is available now from www.bluecoatpress.co.uk price £9.99 plus p&p. His documentary film, Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay has been screened across the UK, and in Canada and the US. Podcast music: Written and performed by Laura Ritchie.

Murtaza Khan

  • Publisher: Muslim Central
  • Total Episodes: 257

Abu Hasnayn Murtaza Khan graduated from the International Islamic University, Islamabad in June 2001 with BA Honours in Usool-ud-Din and has been actively involved in the field of da’wah for many years. At present he is an Islamic Studies teacher in al-Noor Primary School, London. He is also a visiting khateeb at Al-Ansar Islamic Education Centre, Islamic Da’wah Centre and University of East London. He has worked closely with numerous organisations and individuals to promote Islam and has translated and presented various seminars and lectures. He is involved in da’wah across the UK and travels extensively to promote and revive the pure and monotheistic religion of Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

Scene on Radio

  • Publisher: Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
  • Total Episodes: 78

Scene on Radio asks, How’s it going out there? And leaves the studio to find out. It tells stories that explore human experience and American society. Produced and hosted by John Biewen, Scene on Radio comes from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (CDS).

The Target Oxbridge Podcast

  • Publisher: Target Oxbridge
  • Total Episodes: 15

The Target Oxbridge Podcast aims to share the knowledge of how to effectively target a top UK university with parents, teachers and young people across the country. In this podcast, Naomi Kellman, the founder of Target Oxbridge, interviews Target Oxbridge students who are studying at Oxford and Cambridge to delve into their experiences, get their tips for applying and share the advice they would give to their 16 year old selves. Target Oxbridge launched in 2012 to help black students to gain places at Oxford and Cambridge. Visit https://targetoxbridge.co.uk/

Mubarak Masood Madani

  • Publisher: Tamil Dawah
  • Total Episodes: 134

Dr. Mubarak Madani did his initial studies in Dharuth Thowheed Assalafiya, Sri Lanka in 1992. He attained a degree in Shariah Law (B.A.-Islamic Law) from the Islamic University of Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah in 2000. He went on to specialize in Islamic Civilization by completing Master’s in Islamic Civilization from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2006 and then attaining a Doctorate in Islamic Civilization in from University of Madras, India in 2015. Mubarak Masood Madani taught Islamic Education and Arabic in Dharuth Thowheedh Assalafiyya institute and Zahira College Kalmunai, Sri Lanka. He also worked as daee (Preacher) in the Islamic Cultural Center (ICC) Dammam, K.S.A from 2001 to 2005. Presently, he is the Director of Dharul Hudha Ladies College for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Maruthamunai, Sri Lanka which he founded in 2008. He is a visiting lecturer of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Preston international College in Chennai, India. He also serves as the president of Islamic Propagation Centre (IPC) in Maruthamunai, Sri Lanka. He has been on many speaking engagements around the globe including UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and India.

Fatima Barkatulla

  • Publisher: Muslim Central
  • Total Episodes: 135

Fatima has had a rich Islamic education from an early age thanks to her parents. She is married and passionately raising four children. In her teens, she studied Arabic and Islamic studies in Egypt at prominent institutes such as Al Fajr Center, Qortoba Institute and a college of Al Azhar University and is currently training to be an Islamic Scholar with senior scholars in institutes here in the UK and through regular visits abroad. She has been a key contributor to the discourse surrounding Muslim women in the West, contributing to the Westminster Faith Debates, documentaries and live shows for BBC Radio, the World Service, as well as BBC Television, Channel 4 and Islam Channel. In 2014 she was awarded the IKON UKHWAH International Award – for young women in dawah and community service at a ceremony in KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA. Currently Fatima is Director of SEEDS OF CHANGE – the biggest Muslim women’s conference in Europe.

Sajid Ahmed Umar

  • Publisher: Muslim Central
  • Total Episodes: 493

Sheikh Sajid Umar was born in Leicester, UK. He attended primary and secondary school and college in Harare (Zimbabwe), where he studied IT and obtained a first class degree. Having memorised the Quran at the age of 18 and successfully opening an IT business, he turned his attention towards Islamic studies. He travelled to Riyadh where he enrolled at Imam Muhammed Ibn Saud Islamic University completing a University Diploma in Arabic language and Islamic Sciences. He continued his studies at al-Imam University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Shariah, and a master’s degree in Judiciary (Qadha) from the Higher Institute for Judiciary Studies (Ma’had al-ali li’l-Qada) at al-Imam University. His Master’s Thesis was a Shariah based study of Liquidity Management using the famous Repurchase Agreement concept. He is now pursuing his PhD in the institute of Judiciary in Riyadh, specialising in Fiqh. Sajid Umar has spent much of his semester breaks teaching various Islamic and development programs for the youth and adults worldwide. These classes ranged from lectures in Masajid, Conferences, Radio, TV and via Online mediums. He has also spent time working on syllabus and curriculum for use in Islamic schools based in the West. He is also a Senior Lecturer at Knowledge International University and a member of their Academic Management Team. His hobbies include building computers to customer specs, book collecting and reading. Sajid Umar is also the ‘Director of Islamic Development’ for Mercy Mission World, AlKauthar and Student’s Guild Lecturer, Chief Islamic Editor for Little Explorers Magazine, and project manager for several media related programs specific to Islamic Satellite Channels. Sh. Sajid is married and has two sons, named Abdullah and Ahmed. He has a brown belt in karate, is a keen golfer, swimmer, footballer and cricketer, and has completed several articles and dissertations on the Islamic Sciences.

Chart Chat

  • Publisher: Tanner Greene and Caitlin Flay
  • Total Episodes: 100

Join Tanner Greene and Caitlin Flay every week as they discuss the latest songs hitting the US and UK pop charts. These University of Virginia music graduate students love pop and invite listeners to share in their enthusiasm!

Asim Khan

  • Publisher: Muslim Central
  • Total Episodes: 110

Ustadh Asim Khan is currently the Imam of Redbridge Islamic Centre, Instructor for the Sabeel institute, & author for Islam21c.com. He has, from an early age, excelled in academic studies and has gained a Masters in Pharmacy from the University College London, UK, as well as studying Arabic and Quranic Sciences in Cairo, Egypt. Asim Khan appears regularly on Islam Channel’s religious programming & is currently presenting the Dreamer show for Eman Channel. Ustadh Asim has a special interest in Tafsir studies and teaches the subject in London where he lives.

Social Innovation: The Social Ideas Podcast

  • Publisher: CJBS Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation
  • Total Episodes: 57

The Social Ideas podcast shares the impact of social innovation, its necessity and its capacity to challenge the status quo. Throughout this series, highly committed change makers in business, civil society, policy and academia will talk about their work, their ideas and their motivation to strive towards to a more equitable and sustainable world.The Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, acts as a platform for research and engagement with social innovators, academia and policy in UK and across the world.

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