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An Oxford college is about to link itself to a bikini airline. Now that’s what I call classy

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We are assured by officials at Oxford’s Linacre College that heaps of due diligence mean it’s fine for this proudly sustainable establishment to rename itself, in exchange for £155m, after a Russian-educated Vietnames...

Oxford University may return items looted from Nigeria by Britain in 1897

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Oxford University could return almost 100 artefacts that were looted by British colonial forces in 1897, after Nigeria requested the repatriation of the cultural items this year. The 97 objects, including bronzes, wer...

Oxford University may return items looted from Nigeria by Britain in 1897

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Oxford University could return almost 100 artefacts that were looted by British colonial forces in 1897, after Nigeria requested the repatriation of the cultural items this year. The 97 objects, including bronzes, wer...

Oxford University may return items looted from Nigeria by Britain in 1897

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Oxford University could return almost 100 artefacts that were looted by British colonial forces in 1897, after Nigeria requested the repatriation of the cultural items this year. The 97 objects, including bronzes, wer...

London’s Oxford Street: from retail heaven to candy store hell

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For the last couple of years there has been a large yellow sign on the corner of Selfridge’s on London’s Oxford Street that reads: “Let’s Change the Way we Shop.” Walk a few hundred yards in either direction on “Brita...

Pedestrianisation would help rid Oxford Street of American sweet shops

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Re your article (Where did all those US sweet shops in London come from? The problem is, we don’t know, 4 July), Cllr Adam Hug is right to sound the alarm over the spread of American sweet shops along Oxford Street. H...

Oxford university urged to reject donation from Russian-British businessman

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The University of Oxford has come under renewed pressure to reject a £2.6m donation from a Russian-British businessman after he was designated for sanctions by the UK government. Ministers imposed sanctions on Said Gu...

Michael Gove orders inquiry into M&S Oxford Street rebuild over CO2 concerns

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Michael Gove has ordered a public inquiry into Marks & Spencer’s plan to demolish and rebuild its flagship Oxford Street store after campaigners claimed it would release 40,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. W...

Oxford and UCL tipped to win lion’s share of grants in UK research audit

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British universities are producing a greater depth of world-leading research than previously realised, the results of a large exercise examining the output and real-world impact of 76,000 academics in the UK suggests....

Former Oxford college dean and senior cleric to leave Church of England

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A senior cleric who fought an epic three-and-a-half-year battle over efforts to oust him as head of Christ Church, Oxford, has announced he is quitting the Church of England. Martyn Percy, the dean of Christ Church Ca...

The Oxford Union parades ignorance with no shame – no wonder the Tories love it

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The battle rages on about the Mail on Sunday story that last weekend accused Angela Rayner of using her sexual wiles to distract the prime minister. Lindsay Hoyle, the House of Commons Speaker, summoned the newspaper’...

Oxford University Press pulps ‘no longer appropriate’ Biff, Chip and Kipper book

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One of the books in the popular Biff, Chip and Kipper series for children has been withdrawn from sale, with all remaining copies pulped by the publisher, Oxford University Press, after complaints that it was Islamoph...

‘A nursery of the Commons’: how the Oxford Union created today’s ruling political class

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When I arrived at Oxford in 1988 to study history and German, it was still a very British and quite amateurish university, shot through with sexual harassment, dilettantism and sherry. Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and ...

Oxford triumph in men’s Boat Race as Cambridge set record in women’s event

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Oxford were able to end Cambridge’s recent supremacy in the men’s Boat Race with victory on the traditional university showpiece’s return to the River Thames. In the first Boat Race held in London since 2019, the Dark...

Oxford college pays damages to woman after alleged rape by fellow student

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A University of Oxford college has pledged to overhaul its handling of sexual assault cases after paying damages to settle a legal action taken by a woman who said she was raped by a fellow student. The woman, a stude...

Oxford Covid jab gears up for final act: saving the rest of the world

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Exactly two years ago Prof Sir Andrew Pollard was starting to panic. “We were just waking up to the reality of Covid-19 and that we would need vaccines for our very survival,” the director of the Oxford Vaccine Group ...

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