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    1. July 14, 2016

      Stirling Prize shortlist dominated by higher education

      The shortlist for the Stirling Prize, Britain’s most prestigious architecture award, often reveals something about the...

    2. June 9, 2016

      Oxbridge holds admissions steady as others expand

      The number of undergraduate students taken on by the universities of Oxford and Cambridge has barely changed in the...

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    1. FT Health: Digital Innovation

      Digital healthcare has run into something of a crisis of expectations. Articles below ...
    2. Boldness in Business

      The FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards ceremony was held in London on March ...
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    1. May 16, 2016

      Bank bailout mandarin to head new £6bn research body

      John Kingman, the Treasury mandarin at the centre of the 2008 bank bailouts, is to lead the creation of a £6bn research...

    2. May 10, 2016

      Oxford biotech deals highlight stature of UK university spinouts

      A trio of biotech companies based on science from the University of Oxford have raised almost £37m in a record round of...

    3. May 9, 2016

      What our digital social networks say about us

      They turn up weekly in my inbox, gnawing away at my soul. The kind words, the smiling faces, the ego-stroking...

    4. April 13, 2016

      Songs in the key of Shakespeare

      The audience was chilly and damp. Inside the wooden rotunda, constructed for the occasion on the banks of the Avon, the...

    5. April 1, 2016

      Scientists create synthetic tissues that mimic nerves

      Oxford university scientists have created synthetic tissues that can be activated by light to mimic biological...

    6. April 1, 2016

      Whole-genome breakthrough promises tonic for healthcare

      Commentators have long looked forward to the “thousand-dollar human genome” — the ability to sequence accurately all...

    7. March 30, 2016

      Energy companies warned against building new power stations

      Energy companies can keep building new coal and gas power stations for only one more year if the world is to avoid...

    8. March 18, 2016

      Wafic Saïd considers legal action against Barclays after it cut ties

      Wafic Saïd, the Syrian-born businessman and philanthropist, is considering legal action against Barclays after his...

    9. March 17, 2016

      Triumph of tech: foreword by Lionel Barber

      The FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business awards this year celebrate their ninth year. Launched in the heat of the...

    10. March 9, 2016

      The trouble with legacies

      History does not really remember people. It constantly redefines them. I am not at all surprised that donors to Oriel...

    11. February 26, 2016

      Japanese dragon kiln breathes fire into pottery project in Oxford

      In Japan in the 1920s, the vast car factories of Osaka thrust a nation of artisans into the modern, mechanised age. But...

    12. February 9, 2016

      Oil industry leaders move to quash talk of stronger prices

      Powerful oil industry insiders have moved to quash talk of stronger prices this year, warning that turmoil in emerging...

    13. February 7, 2016

      Balancing a new baby with a full-time MBA

      On September 21 Halla Koppel enrolled on her one-year MBA programme at Oxford university’s Saïd Business School. She...

    14. February 3, 2016

      Silicon Valley titans drawn to Britain’s AI talent pool

      The UK’s strength in artificial intelligence is producing leading start-ups that are increasingly attracting the...

    15. February 2, 2016

      Cambridge announces written entrance test amid elitism row

      Cambridge university will introduce a written entrance test as part of its admissions process. The university-wide...

    16. January 29, 2016

      Oxford college decides to retain Cecil Rhodes statue

      The statue of 19th century colonialist Cecil Rhodes will remain on the frontage of Oriel College, Oxford, as it has for...

    17. January 25, 2016

      Capitalists excel at giving themselves a bad name

      Cecil Rhodes, alas. Or so the governing body of Oriel College, Oxford, must feel as it confronts demands from the...

    18. January 21, 2016

      Oxford university’s last single-sex hall to open doors to women

      It has taken nearly 140 years, but from this October, women will finally have access to every corner of Oxford...

    19. January 20, 2016

      The Holy Roman Empire can help inspire a different European Union

      Germany’s past casts a long shadow. Last summer, Greeks protesting against the stringent terms of the EU bailout...

    20. January 18, 2016

      UCL raises £50m to spin new companies out of research

      University College London has raised £50m of investment for the first time to develop its academic research into...

    21. January 16, 2016

      Oxford’s new vice-chancellor looks beyond Rhodes row

      Just days into what is possibly the biggest job in British academia, Oxford university’s vice-chancellor finds herself...

    22. January 15, 2016

      New Oxford vice-chancellor calls Bullingdon Club ‘unacceptable’

      Oxford’s first female vice-chancellor has moved quickly to assert her view on the ancient university’s more...

    23. January 13, 2016

      Taking down Rhodes’s statue would be a futile gesture

      Next month, Oriel College, Oxford begins a six-month “listening exercise” before deciding whether to remove a statue of...

    24. December 22, 2015

      The danger of taking Rhodes out of Oxford

      There are many reasons why a university education might be deemed valuable to students in Britain and the US. One of...

    25. December 21, 2015

      A hedge fund fortune goes long on smart giving

      Sir Tom Hughes-Hallett is working hard, considering that he is a volunteer. The recently appointed chairman of a new...

    26. December 10, 2015

      Scientists link Storm Desmond floods to man-made global warming

      The exceptional rainfall that wreaked havoc across northern England and Scotland as Storm Desmond tore through the UK...

    27. December 10, 2015

      Misery and stress not linked to early death in women, study finds

      Curmudgeons and those stressed at work can breathe more easily after a 10-year study of women’s health in the UK found...

    28. December 6, 2015

      Ranking analysis 2015: Britain raises its game

      British business schools shine in the 2015 Financial Times ranking of European institutions. Not only has London...

    29. November 10, 2015

      Bodleian puts rediscovered Shelley poem on display

      A lost poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, which has been read by only a handful of people since its rediscovery a decade...

    30. October 14, 2015

      How MBA courses offer fresh thinking for students

      The onus of paying six-figure tuition fees and the stress involved in balancing two years of studying with work...

    31. October 12, 2015

      US dentist who killed Cecil the lion will not face prosecution

      The US dentist and game hunter who triggered an international outcry when he killed Zimbabwe’s most famous lion, known...

    32. September 30, 2015

      UK universities face more competition from European rivals

      UK universities face increased competition from European rivals, which are investing in higher education and offering...

    33. September 15, 2015

      Saïd lures Schwarzman scholars to Oxford MBA

      In a move that could see the University of Oxford attracting some of the world’s brightest students to its MBA degree,...

    34. September 1, 2015

      Genes genie: Oxford Nanopore’s Gordon Sanghera

      Gordon Sanghera has a grand ambition: to build a new science-based company under British ownership that commands a...

    35. July 19, 2015

      University of Oxford doubles exposure to private equity

      Oxford university’s endowment fund has more than doubled its exposure to private equity since 2012, despite its chief...

    36. July 8, 2015

      The life and times of ‘saint’ Antony Jenkins

      Antony Jenkins became chief executive of Barclays in 2012 on promises that he could bring ethics back into banking...

    37. July 6, 2015

      A stealthy route to Grexit

      Iadmire Alexis Tsipras’s sense of humour. By replacing Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister with Euclid Tsakalotos, the...

    38. June 19, 2015

      City Insider: Demis Hassabis joins board of tech venture

      Demis Hassabis: Game on at Oxford Artificial intelligence pioneer Demis Hassabis has emerged as one of several new...

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