Today the Ashmolean Museum attached to Oxford University opened Master Drawings, a summer exhibition of the Ashmolean's treasures of Western Art on paper (CLICK). Drawings by Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael are included, also Turner and Gwen John among the more moderns works. Admission prices are £5 for adults and £4 for silver surfers; under-18s are allowed in free.
The Bodleian Library acts as something of the University of Oxford's cerebral hub with over 11 million items, but what has been an inaccessible secret is its large holding of art. Now 300 of its paintings are now viewable on Your Paintings hosted by the BBC.
Home Nicholas Stern has been a lecturer at the University of Oxford, a professor of Economics at the University of Warwick and the London School of Economics, chief economist and special counsellor to the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, World Bank chief economist, second permanent secretary at H.M. Show More Summary
Back in 2000, Dan Brown changed my life. I have a Masters in Theology from the University of Oxford and religion, art history, architecture and spirituality are just some of my obsessions. Up until 2000, I thought that the only option to be a successful author in that arena was to follow in the footsteps [...]
Administering high-frequency electrical noise to the brain can actually boost math skills up to six months later, according to a small study at the University of Oxford. The finding was published in the journal Current Biology and outlines...Show More Summary
2010, 124p & notes This is only a small book and would have fitted well into that ” Very Short Introduction to ….” series put out by Oxford University Press. As it is, it is part of Palgrave Macmillan’s series … Continue reading ?
After just five days of non-invasive brain stimulation and a bit of cognitive training, researchers at Oxford University were able to enhance people's high-level abilities, such as mental arithmetic and manual calculations. And remarkably, the effect lasts for months. Read more...
Although the value of our property might rise, we do not on that account increase our consumption. This is the conclusion by economists from University of Copenhagen and University of Oxford in new research which is contrary to the widely...Show More Summary
by Caroline Lawrence Recently I attended a fascinating lecture by Professor Mark Robinson of Oxford University on the subject of Roman organic waste. Excavating the Ancient Sewers of Herculaneum was part of the British Museum’s fabulous ongoing exhibition Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. For a fuller account, please read my History Girls blog post. [...]
Peter Heather. Empires and Barbarians: The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe. New York Oxford University Press, USA, 2012. 752 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-989226-6. Reviewed by Christopher Gennari (Camden County College) Published on H-Diplo (April, 2013) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach Peter Heather’s compendium _Empires and Barbarians_ is an impressive work in its […]
The Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has been tapped for a new building on the Oxford University campus in England: the £30M ($45.8M) Blavatnik School of Government "will appear as stack of discs decreasing in size, unevenly aligned to...
Posted with permission: Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese. Emblems of Antiquity. By Marina Belozerskaya. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. xvii + 292. $24.95/£14.99. ISBN 978-0-19-973931-8. Reviewed by Duane W. Roller, The Ohio State University The Tazza Farnese is a sardonyx cameo made from a geode, 21.7 cm. […]
Heiman Wertheim and Arjun Chandna from Oxford University and colleagues describe the launch and impact of VINARES, an initiative to strengthen antimicrobial stewardship in Viet Nam, which may be instructive for other countries struggling to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance. read more
Cosmological natural selection – an idea first put forward in the 1990s to explain the apparent 'fine-tuning' of the universe’s basic parameters to allow for the existence of atoms, galaxies, and life itself- proposes that, if new universes are born...
There has long been a slight problem with the declaration of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world—there was no proof it actually existed. Now, an Oxford University researcher says she's tracked down evidence the garden did indeed grow in what...
An atom-thin photovoltaic device with high quantum efficiency has been developed by an international team of researchers, researchers from the University of Boston, University of Oxford, and the National University of Singapore. TheShow More Summary
Scientists Say Dependency On Technology Will Lead To Human Extinction A group of “expert” scientists and mathematicians from Oxford University are speaking out to support the long-standing mythical theory that the human race may soon be no more. via Yahoo
The crazy man walking down the city street holding a sign that reads, “The end is near,” might just have a point. A team of mathematicians, philosophers and scientists at Oxford University’s Institute for the Future of Humanity say there is ever-increasing evidence that the human race’s reliance on technology could in fact lead to [...]
Chelsea's Technical Director, Dr. John Attridge, presented the prize for best poster to Dean James (University of Oxford) at the Microfluidics and Microsensor Sensor
Gillian Lester (UC-Berkeley), 'Keep Government Out of My Medicare': The Elusive Search for Popular Support of Taxes and Social Spending, in Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility (Oxford University Press, 2013) (Michael Sherraden & Marion Crain, eds.): Despite the broad reach of what is often referred to...