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Evangelical Sexuality: From Margin to Center

The following is the first entry of a three-day series on Amy DeRogatis’s new book, Saving Sex: Sexuality and Salvation in American Evangelicalism (Oxford University Press, 2014). See also Amy's website for several reviews, including...Show More Summary

MY COLLEAGUE BEN BARTON has a book forthcoming from Oxford University Press: Glass Half Full: The D…

MY COLLEAGUE BEN BARTON has a book forthcoming from Oxford University Press: Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession. Here’s an early review. Conclusion: “It is, however, a general lack of rose-colored glasses that is precisely this book’s strength. Barton offers some plausible positivity without being Pollyannaish. For its comprehensive and […]

“Philosophy Bites” Audio Interview on Abolition Published

The 2012 audio interview I did on Philosophy Bites at the University of London has been published by Oxford University Press in Philosophy Bites Again. If you are not vegan, please go vegan. Veganism is about nonviolence. First and foremost, it’s about nonviolence to other sentient beings. Show More Summary

Researchers discover natural resistance gene against spruce budworm

Quebec City, November 21, 2014--Scientists from Université Laval, the University of British Columbia and the University of Oxford have discovered a natural resistance gene against spruce budworm in the white spruce. The breakthrough,...Show More Summary

Podcast: Brendan O’Neill on Oxford’s Stepford Students and Scotland’s new first minister

Do today’s students care about free speech? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Brendan O’Neill and Harriet Brown from the University of Oxford debate this week’s cover feature on… Continue reading The post Podcast: Brendan O’Neill on Oxford’s Stepford Students and Scotland’s new first minister appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Students for Life Abortion Debate Shut Down at Oxford University Following Intimidation by Feminist Group

A planned abortion debate at Oxford University organized by a pro-life group was shut down this week following intimidation by members of the Student Union's Women's Campaign group. A barrister has accused the college of caving into "criminal intimidation" and not respecting free speech rights.

The Oxford Linguistic History of English series lives on

Back in 2006, Oxford University Press published Don Ringe’s From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic, which was billed as the first volume in a new OUP series called A Linguistic History of English. That particular book wasn’t so much a history of the English language that we know as a reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European. Show More Summary

Book Claims Jesus Had 2 Kids

It's quite the press-generating claim, and one that an Oxford University professor says "sounds like the deepest bilge": that Jesus had two kids with wife Mary Magdalene. Such is the assertion of The Lost Gospel, a new book that was six years in the making, per ABC News. Professor Barrie...

Tailgating Goes Above and Beyond at the University of Mississippi

A tour of the Grove in Oxford, Miss., which comes alive each football weekend with one of the most elaborate pregame gatherings in the country.

Ashmolean receives major gift from anonymous donor to safeguard its future

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

At a press conference in London, the new Director of the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, Dr Alexander Sturgis, announced that an anonymous UK benefactor has pledged a seven-figure sum to match donations to The Ashmolean Fund, newly established to secure the future of Britain?s oldest museum. Show More Summary

Oxford University Rowing Team Refuses to Change Name from 'Isis'

The second team of the Oxford University Rowing Club will not change its name from Isis after a number of companies have given in to market pressure. A spokesman for the club says the team will not "pander to the hype" and change its name because of the Middle Eastern terrorist group, also known as Islamic State. Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: Rodale, Horsesmouth, Oxford University Press

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Rodale is hiring a senior editor of nonfiction, and Horsesmouth needs an assistant editor. Oxford University Press is seeking a production editor, and Simon and Schuster is on the hunt for a senior digital designer. Get the...Show More Summary

Lessons from America

Andrea Ferrero, of Oxford University, continues our roundtable discussion of how the ECB can help the euro zone. So far we have heard from Paul de Grauwe, who argued that the ECB should stop fearing German opposition to QE. LAST WEDNESDAY the Federal Reserve announced the end of open-ended asset purchases. Show More Summary

Binnall of America: Adam Davies & Lori Simmons

For the first time ever and exclusively on BoA:Audio, cryptozoologist Adam Davies will reveal the secret Bigfoot expedition, from May of 2013, that was funded by renowned Oxford University geneticist Dr. Bryan Sykes. Sworn to secrecy...Show More Summary

Oxford Prof Shreds Government's Green Energy Policy

An Oxford University Professor has torn the UK government's energy policy to shreds in his appearance before the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee. Speaking to the Lords yesterday, Professor Dieter Helm said that the "Miliband-Huhne-Davey"...Show More Summary

A Visit to the Tomb of Hafez al-Asad

The following is an excerpt from “Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present,” just out from Oxford University Press/ C. Hurst & Co. For further information on the book and the history of Syria, follow me on Facebook and Twitter. The road from Latakia to Qardaha wound gently along the Mediterranean coast. Show More Summary

Willy Lott’s House

3 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

The Ashmolean, University of Oxford, has acquired John Constable's Willy Lott’s House from the Stour (The Valley Farm) c.1816–18, accepted by the nation through the Acceptance in Lieu scheme to settle £1,012,200 of Inheritance Tax. This is the first finished work by Constable the Ashmolean has acquired. Show More Summary

Kleinbard Presents We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money Today at Columbia

Edward Kleinbard (USC) presents We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money (Oxford University Press, 2014) at Columbia today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Alex Raskolnikov, David Schizer, and Wojciech Kopczuk: We Are Better Than This fundamentally reframes budget debates in the...

Google Partners with Oxford on NLP and Image Recognition Research

Ben Woods of The Next Web reports, “Google has joined forces with the University of Oxford in the UK in order to better study the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the areas of image recognition and natural language processing. Show More Summary

Will Superintelligent AI's Destroy Mankind?

A new book - Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies - says yes, or least says it's very possible. The books author, Nick Bostrom, is a professor at Oxford University and Director of their Future of Humanity Institute. Bostrom's area of study...

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