Thousands of Oxford podcasts have been made available by our Educational Media Services team.
This week we take a look at superstars and celebrations.
Anniversaries, feasts and commemoration in the Middle Ages
Ritual celebrations were at the heart of life in medieval communities. The passage of time was articulated by the cycle of the seasons, the exigencies of husbandry and of trade, all inextricably bound up with religious holidays and anniversaries.
Find out how beliefs were celebrated, events were remembered, and local identities were forged by the shared experiences of celebration.
Anniversaries, feasts and commemoration in the Middle Ages | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures
Kipling, the Elton John of his age?
Why did Rudyard Kipling's writing and poetry launch him to international fame across the British Empire? Listen to insight into how Kipling's verse captured the popular imagination throughout the age of imperialism.
Kipling, the Elton John of his age? | Great Writers Inspire (ox.ac.uk)
Not for you?
There are plenty more subjects on our podcasts website from nature and literature, to physics and archaeology - take a look, you'll find things you probably didn't expect.