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Never too early to think about summer school--at Oxford University, that is

Geek out next summer in England, where you can attend Oxford University and learn about British art, architecture, politics and culture. The Oxford Experience, a weeklong program of study at the oldest university in the English-speaking world, has no requirements, exams or papers and offers the...

International targets for heat reduction will not be reached

Common Dreams: "Speaking at a University of Oxford conference this week, led by leading U.K. climate researcher Richard Betts, scientists said global greenhouse gas emissions are not likely to slow down quickly enough to avoid passing...Show More Summary

Gaps in data place thousands of illegally traded wild animals at risk, say researchers

The fate of over 64,000 live wild animals officially reported to have been confiscated by enforcement agencies remains untraceable, according to a new report released by the University of Oxford Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) and World Animal Protection.

World University Rankings 2016–2017

Times Higher Education university ranking places Oxford University in the top spot for the first time

The World's 10 Best Universities

The world has a new top university. Oxford has pushed the California Institute of Technology—which held the top spot for the past five years—to second place in the 2016 World University Rankings, based on research impact, reputation, and global scholarship. This marks the first time in the list's...

New rankings: Oxford takes a turn as ‘top’ global university

Caltech and Oxford, last year’s No. 1 and 2, have switched places in the Times Higher Education rankings.

Oxford Becomes First U.K University to Top Global League

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Oxford has become the first British university to be named number one in the global table, which judges the performance of 980 universities across 79 countries. The prestigious university has unseated the California Institute of Technology...Show More Summary

Oxford ranked as world's top university: Times Higher Education

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The University of Oxford has become the first British university to top the Times Higher Education's global league table, knocking the California Institute of Technology into second place.

Oxford University Student Arrested for Rape Gets Described as 'Highly Intelligent'

An alleged rapist, identified only as a 23-year-old Oxford student, was arrested near Christ Church Meadows late Tuesday night. Actually, he was also identified as being “brilliant.” Read more...

A non-probabilistic quantum theory produces unpredictable results

(Phys.org)—Quantum measurements are often inherently unpredictable, yet the usual way in which quantum theory accounts for unpredictability has long been viewed as somewhat unsatisfactory. In a new study, University of Oxford physicist...Show More Summary

Reflections on the British-Irish Association in Oxford

 A tale of two Unions: can circles be squared by a new devolution settlement?   This was written for the blog of the Constitution Unit of University College London. In the wake of the Brexit vote there has been much discussion about the possibility of Scotland and Northern Ireland, where there were Remain majorities in more...

Behind the Scenes of Marvellous Macro Insect Imagery

This project by British photographer Levon Bliss and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History is a breathtaking. Levon spends weeks taking thousands of images of a single insect and then edits them together into incredibly high resolution images of these tiny creatures. Show More Summary

Don't Be Fooled: Alabama's Not as Good as Advertised...Yet

OXFORD, Miss. — You know it’s a tough, draining game when even the strength and conditioning coach needed intravenous therapy afterward. That was the scene Saturday evening after the University of Alabama found a way to survive its game...Show More Summary

‘Not So Fast, OED,’ Says Shakespeare Scholar

According to a new article by University of Melbourne lecturer Dr. David McInnis, published for the university, the Oxford English Dictionary may have falsely credited William Shakespeare as the creator of a number of English phrases ranging from “it’s all Greek to me” and a “wild goose chase.” More: Shakespeare did not coin phrases such […]

Studying and Partying in Oxford for a Year

I spent a year in Oxford studying in Oxford University for my MBA. I ended up going there by chance. I put together a trial application out of boredom and I got accepted. First I resisted the idea of moving to Oxford and living in aShow More Summary

Giving Yourself a Headstart - Graduate Recruitment Is About to Change Forever

In late February 2016, I was invited by the Law Society at the University of Oxford to give a talk to their members on overcoming adversity and finding strength in diversity. As part of my talk, I also discussed what it was really like to be different in a profession as traditional and conservative as law. Show More Summary

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