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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 verpulp 'nie meer toepaslik nie' Biff, Chip en Kipper boek

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Een van die boeke in die gewilde Biff, Chip and Kipper-reeks vir kinders is van uitverkoping onttrek, met alle oorblywende kopieë wat deur die uitgewer verpulp is, Oxford University Press, na klagtes dat dit Islamoph was...

‘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. Die vrou, 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 ...

Weight-loss techniques can halve meat consumption, Oxford trial finds

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Setting daily meat reduction goals and keeping an online diary of intake helped frequent meat eaters to halve their consumption in just over nine weeks, a trial has found. The trial, by researchers at the University o...

Did you solve it? An Oxford university admissions question

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Earlier today I set you the following puzzle about a game show, which has been used during Oxford university admissions interviews for joint philosophy courses. The puzzle has three versions and I will discuss the sol...

Oxford University took at least £1.6m last year from fossil fuel firms

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The University of Oxford accepted at least £1.6m from oil, gas and petrochemical companies in 2020-21 despite its 2035 net zero commitment, according to a report by students. The funding was in addition to the more t...

New Oxford history of sexualities role named after LGBTQ+ activist

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A new professorship in the history of sexualities is to be established at the University of Oxford, after a £5m donation in memory of the human rights lawyer and LGBTQ+ activist Jonathan Cooper who died last year. Die...

Metaphysical Animals review – four women reclaiming philosophy in wartime Oxford

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Few people read books about philosophy nowadays, if they ever did, but there is a larger audience for books about philosophers. One of the more successful examples in this flourishing genre was David Edmonds’s and Joh...

Oxford college dean steps down after settlement reached in three-year dispute

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An Oxford college’s three and a half year battle to oust its dean amid claims of scandalous behaviour, unsound judgment, avarice and sexual harassment has ended in a settlement involving a substantial payoff. Martyn P...

Oxford Street: why London’s shopping mecca can’t trade on past glories

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The Christmas lights are on along the nation’s busiest high street, but beneath their festive glow about a quarter of the outlets are either empty, or housing temporary shops. Alongside the shuttered stores and buildi...

Die volgende pandemie kan erger wees as Covid, waarsku Oxford-entstofskepper – video

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Die koronaviruspandemie wat tot dusver meer as doodgemaak het 5 miljoen mense wêreldwyd is nog lank nie verby nie en die volgende een kan selfs meer dodelik wees, die skepper van die Oxford/AstraZeneca-entstof het gesê.Lewer die 4...

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