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University of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum acquires archive of the last Pre-Raphaelite

7 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Ashmolean has acquired an important record of the Pre-Raphaelite artists, the illustrated letters of Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833?98) to Helen Mary (May) Gaskell (1853?1940). The archive, which has remained with May Gaskell?s descendants,...Show More Summary

Cecil the Lion to be immortalized as a Beanie Baby

9 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

All profits go to the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit of University of Oxford in Oxford England. Read the rest

19th century Kalighat paintings of Hindu deities digitized by Oxford University

19th century Kalighat paintings of Hindu deities Krishna, Shiva, Ganesha, Durga, Hanuman,... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Oxford University’s Lion Efforts Supported by DSC

DALLAS – DSC is a financial supporter of lion conservation efforts by Oxford University, the prestigious institution responsible for collaring and studying The post Oxford University’s Lion Efforts Supported by DSC appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Report: Brother Of Cecil The Lion Alive & Well, Roaming Zimbabwe Habitat

Jericho, brother to Cecil the lion, is alive and healthy, Oxford University researcher Brent Stapelkamp confirmed on Sunday. Conflicting reports led many to believe that the Zimbabwe beast had also … READ ON

UPDATE: Cecil the Lion’s Brother Jericho Alive in Zimbabwe

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Jericho the lion appears to be alive and well, as the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force has retracted its statement yesterday on the illegal killing of the brother of slain lion Cecil. The Oxford University field researcher tracking the lion also conf… The post UPDATE: Cecil the Lion’s Brother Jericho Alive in Zimbabwe appeared first on Towleroad.

Beyond the Sad Death of Cecil the Lion: Why Trophy Hunting Can Be Good

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

On July 29, Global Tiger Day, to mark an iconic keystone species on the verge of extinction, the media and public were mesmerized by the killing of Zimbabwe’s beloved lion Cecil. Collared for an Oxford University research project and a major tourist attraction, Cecil was killed by a Minnesota dentist, Dr. Show More Summary

A great lunch at Social Wine and Tapas, with Savart and Pignan

Charles Spence, the noted red-trousered Professor of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University wrote one of my favourite books of late, titled The Perfect Meal. I think I had a lunch today that would get pretty close, at Social Wine and Tapas with Dan Keeling of Noble Rot. Of course, I was primed to like it. Our [...]

Jimmy Kimmel's tearful plea for Cecil the Lion donations raised tons of money

Jimmy Kimmel's tearful plea on Tuesday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for donations on behalf of murdered Cecil the lion not only tugged on heart strings, but it also on opened up a lot of wallets. A representative for University of Oxford'sShow More Summary

Experts: Cecil's Death Could Doom 10 Lion Cubs

The death of Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil, killed by Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer, could spark a "cascade of effects" that ultimately result in the deaths of 10 cubs in Cecil's pride. So say University of Oxford conservation experts who've been tracking one of the continent's most photographed lions for...

Jimmy Kimmel Speaks Out on the Killing of Cecil the Lion

The late-night host devoted a portion of his monologue Tuesday to address the killing of a protected lion in Zimbabwe, imploring viewers to make donations to the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Oxford University.

American Dentist Accused Of Luring, Killing, And Beheading Beloved Cecil the Lion In Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, Cecil the lion was a believed to be a rare animal that was relatively safe from trophy hunters and poachers. After all, the 13-year-old lion wore a GPS collar as part of a research project with Oxford University and lived in a reserve funded by various governments and organizations to keep animals safe. […]

Chimpanzees binge on clay to detox

Wild chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda are increasingly eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, according to a long-term study published in PLOS ONE. The paper led by the University of Oxford describes how the researchers observed wild chimpanzees in the Budongo forest eating and drinking from clay pits and termite mounds. read more

The Gentleman Adventurers Who Invented Alternative Sports

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

The next time you go bungee jumping, thank a group of Oxford University students for the experience.

Opening Bids: Sole Winner

In the summer of 1954, a 25-year-old University of Oxford neurology student and Olympic runner named Roger Bannister did what scientists had long thought was not humanly possible: He ran a mile in under 4 minutes. The London-born athlete...Show More Summary

Cecil The Lion Killed In Zimbabwe: Safari Tourist Is The Suspected Killer

Cecil the lion, killed in Zimbabwe on July 6, was one of Africa’s most famous lions for his friendliness with people, his gentle nature, and his gorgeous mane. According to CNN, the lion was part of the Oxford University research project and wore a GPS collar at all times. Show More Summary

This Map Shows the Countries With the Lowest Internet Penetration

Image: Ralph Straumann, Mark Graham,, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford (CC-BY-NC) Many of us take internet access for granted. But this map, released by researchers at Oxford University’s Internet Institute, shows which territories in the world still lack strong digital connectivity. Show More Summary

Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare — and Me

In their new book, Imperialism Past and Present (Oxford University Press), Emanuele Saccarelli and Latha Varadarajan write that “western [sic] imperialism did not end with the close of colonialism, but continues to define international...Show More Summary

Lack of diversity on boards of US oil firms ‘increases risk’ of bad investments

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A “worrying” lack of diversity on the boards of major US oil companies increases the risks of “groupthink” and bad investment choices, according to a new report from the University of Oxford. Fossil fuel companies are facing an increase in measures to cut carbon emissions as world leaders move to...

The Freaks and Fascinations of 18th-Century Entertainment

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Last week, the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford launched an online portal to over 115,000 open-license images from their collections.

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