Four Oxford tutors answered some of life's big questions, as posed by school children. 

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Children were invited to Oxford to talk to four tutors -  Professor of Biogeochemistry Rosalind Rickaby, Professor of Psycho-Social Intervention Paul Montgomery, Professor of Classics Robert Parker, and Head of the Mathematical Institute Professor Martin R. Bridson

 

 

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By Daniel Waissbein
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I was once again unable to watch the video, because, as stated on the screen when one tries to see it, it " is no longer available because the uploader has closed their YouTube account". You would do well to make sure this failure, which happens too often in my experience of Oxford today, will not be repeated.
Also, please, find a way of showing this video, which promises to be extremely interesting - something that adds to the frustration of not being able to watch it now.

By Michael O'Dwyer
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Any possibility of restoring this video?

By Keith Rosen
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Please provide an alternative link to "School children ask Oxford tutors their big questions". As of August 19, 2016 an attempt to access it is met with notification: "This video is no longer available because the uploader (sic) has closed their YouTube account".

By Marc Cellier
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It seems that the video has been removed and is inaccessible...

By Judith Micklem
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Even though it's today's OT Weekly, a message on screen says the video is no longer available because the uploader has closed their YouTube account - disappointing.

By John Littler
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Did one of the children ask how to live without YouTube?
And the academic demonstrated the effects by closing his account?

By Scirard Lancely...
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Fortunately I was able to watch the video. What a treat! No, none of the questions was as mundane as how to live withoutYouTube, they were far more searching.

By RH Findlay
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Whilst I haven't watched the video, I presume it concerns chidren's curiosity. During geological survey work in Papua New Guinea we always made sure we gave a talk to all the villagers hosting us when we had completed the job there. This included children of all ages and I was constantly having to answer ( often with great difficulty) very profound questions from the children under about 14 years old and above 7.I was impressed by their curiosity and questions. The sad part of the story is that the children had and in the future would have extremely poor access to any education, if any, because the shcools in the villages were either closed for want of teachers, or maybe had just one teacher for all ages up to the mid-teen years. This is because in PNG the teachers' salaries are pitiful, as are the salaries of most public servants, and to be blunt, the government simply does not care despite the fact the PNG is gifted with a small population and massive natural resources of all kinds.

By RH Findlay
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PS My video worked (AEST 6.26pm). And oranges are called oranges because originally they came from a Spanish town, was it not Naranja? Whereas bananas are called bananas because they come from republics.Is there a monarchy that produces bananas?

By Grace KENNY
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I could see it all right. However, there was some tinklling background "music", which made the whole thing even more icky than it would have been otherwise, and it was icky.

By Anonymous
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This was SO sweet!

By Peter Lack
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so where can one read these young questions, and perhaps their attempted answers?

By Julie Bullen
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Very enjoyable - would like to see more of the interviews - maybe offer a longer version too?

By Oliver Warman
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IF ONLY we could have seen the WHOLE interview. NO it was not Icky ! It was fun and informative about young minds ! IF IF it is published do send me a copy objwarman@aol.com it would give a lot of pleasure to a lot of people - I am just an old soldier of moderate seniority and towards the bottom of the class in academe - but hopefully a little wise with it having been in 4 wars.

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