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Oxford college installs plaque calling Cecil Rhodes a ‘committed colonialist’

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A college at the University of Oxford has installed a plaque next to a statue of the mining magnate and politician Cecil Rhodes, describing him as “committed British colonialist” who exploited the “peoples of southern...

Oxford college’s wealth boost exposes academia’s haves and have-nots

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In the early hours of last Friday Rory Maw, the bursar of Magdalen College, Oxford, pushed back from his computer screen and drank “an entire bottle of champagne to myself”. After months of late-night video conference...

Oxford Covid biotech firm makes stellar debut on London stock market

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Oxford Nanopore, whose DNA sequencing technology has been essential in tracking Covid-19 variants globally, has made a stellar stock market debut in London. A rise in its share price of as much as 47% has left the fir...

Oxford Covid biotech firm plans £2.4bn flotation on London stock exchange

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Oxford Nanopore, whose Covid-19 technology was snapped up by the UK government and used to track variants of the virus globally, plans to float on the London stock exchange in one of the biggest London debuts this yea...

From Italy to an Oxford library: a new home for Antonio Carluccio’s secrets

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There was a time when buying “fresh pasta” simply meant picking up a pack of dry spaghetti rather than a tin from the shelf. Just a few decades on and a revolution in our understanding of Italian food has brought pest...

Oxford vice-chancellor ‘embarrassed’ to have Michael Gove as alumnus

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The University of Oxford’s vice-chancellor has said she is “embarrassed” that Michael Gove studied at the institution following his infamous comments during the Brexit campaign that people have “had enough of experts”...

Extinction Rebellion protesters block Oxford Circus in London

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Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked Oxford Circus in London, the site of one of its most famous occupations, as women took the lead on the third day of its latest campaign of UK protest. Just before 2pm, prot...

Boris Johnson’s ‘get Covid, live longer’ quip an echo of Oxford study

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An Oxford University paper dubbed by the Daily Mail an “anti-lockdown” plan has emerged as the likely inspiration behind Boris Johnson’s messages declaring “get Covid and live longer”. The WhatsApp messages revealed b...

Oxford drugs firm gains $1.5m Gates grant for Covid-19 therapy

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Exscientia, an Oxford-based firm that uses artificial intelligence to develop medicines, has won a $1.5m grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a Covid-19 treatment that also works for new mutati...

Man appears in court over fatal Oxford Circus stabbing

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A man has appeared in court charged with murder after a 60-year-old was stabbed in central London. Tedi Fanta Hagos, 25, of no fixed address, is charged with the murder of Stephen Dempsey outside the Microsoft store i...

Man charged with murder after Oxford Circus stabbing

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A man has been charged with murder after a 60-year-old was stabbed in central London. Tedi Fanta Hagos, 25, of Ravenhill, Swansea, was charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon on Friday and is expecte...

The Oxford vaccine: the trials and tribulations of a world-saving jab

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In Januarie 2020, when most of the world slept soundly in ignorance of the pandemic coming its way, a group of scientists at Oxford University got to work on a vaccine to save the planet. They wanted it to be highly ef...

Oxford Circus to be turned into pedestrian piazzas this year

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The area around Oxford Circus in London is to be transformed into two pedestrianised piazzas after years of deliberation. Work is due to start this year and will include “significant improvements to the public spaces”...

Geen 10 suggests Oxford students hit by Rhodes boycott should be compensated

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Students should be entitled to compensation if they are adversely affected by the refusal of some Oxford University academics to undertake extra duties for Oriel College over its decision not to remove a statue of Cec...

Oxford University Press to end centuries of tradition by closing its printing arm

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Oxford University’s right to print books was first recognised in 1586, in a decree from the Star Chamber. But the centuries-old printing history of Oxford University Press will end this summer, after the publishing ho...

Oxford Rhodes statue should be turned to face wall, says Antony Gormley

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The statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College, Oxford, should be turned to face the wall in shame, the sculptor Antony Gormley has proposed. Gormley’s suggestion, made in an interview with the Financial Times, would be ...

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