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      Short-lived new words pose dictionary dilemma

      For the self-appointed custodians of the Queen’s English, May has not been a merry month. First came a whole load of new...

    2. May 28, 2015

      Oxford university nominates first female vice-chancellor

      Oxford university has nominated Professor Louise Richardson, a political scientist, as its first ever female...

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    1. Combating Neglected Diseases

      While nobody questions the horror of the Ebola epidemic sweeping west Africa, the deat...
    2. The New World of Work

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    1. May 18, 2015

      University of Oxford to spurn coal and tar sands investments

      The University of Oxford, one of the world’s oldest and wealthiest academic institutions, is to shun direct investments in...

    2. May 14, 2015

      University of Oxford receives backing for £300m science venture

      The University of Oxford has lined up a roster of high-profile investors to back a £300m joint venture that will develop...

    3. April 30, 2015

      Oxford college taps debt market with bond sale

      The ultra-low yields gripping global capital markets made their mark on an ancient seat of learning this week, as an Oxford...

    4. April 9, 2015

      Growth in UK food banks linked to welfare cuts, study finds

      A clear link between the rapid expansion of food banks in the UK and cuts to welfare and other local services under the...

    5. March 29, 2015

      City accused of failing to back life sciences sector

      One of Britain’s top scientists has accused the City of London of failing to offer the kind of support to the UK life...

    6. March 26, 2015

      The case of the vanishing secretary

      The secretary is dead. Technology and flat corporate structures have consigned the job to the corner office waste bin. In...

    7. March 22, 2015

      Ebola still a mortal danger in west Africa, warn health leaders

      Ebola remains a mortal danger in west Africa a year after the first cases were confirmed, health leaders have warned, as a...

    8. March 18, 2015

      Welsh more Stone Age than other Britons, DNA study finds

      The genetic make-up of Britain closely reflects its ethnic composition of more than 1,000 years ago, according to a DNA...

    9. March 6, 2015

      Literary Life: The Bodleian’s ‘Marks of Genius’ exhibition

      When Oxford university’s Bodleian Library received a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio in 1624, the ghost of its founder...

    10. March 1, 2015

      Movers & shakers: March 2

      Private equity group Warburg Pincus has a new senior adviser. Andrew Higginson already holds three chairman roles, at Wm...

    11. February 27, 2015

      Virology: could a new vaccine beat polio?

      As the battle to eradicate polio falters, scientists hope that a new synthetic vaccine being designed by UK and US...

    12. February 26, 2015

      Oxford houses less affordable than London

      Oxford is the most unaffordable place to live in Britain, outstripping London, according to an analysis of housing market...

    13. February 16, 2015

      UK unveils dementia drug discovery centres

      Britain will launch on Monday what its proponents say will be the world’s most ambitious attempt to discover drugs for...

    14. February 12, 2015

      UK corporate tax not top of G20 league table, says Oxford study

      George Osborne has failed in his ambition to create the most competitive corporate tax system in the Group of 20 leading...

    15. January 19, 2015

      UK economy shows shift to low-skilled jobs, research finds

      Britain’s economy has shifted more towards low-skilled jobs and less towards high-skilled ones compared with other European...

    16. January 9, 2015

      Tuition-free university to develop MBA degrees

      Entrepreneur Shai Reshef has many reasons to be happy. In 2014, he achieved his long-term goal of gaining accreditation for...

    17. December 19, 2014

      Animal behaviour: Anything but birdbrained

      Cultural conformity applies to birds as well as people, intriguing experiments at Wytham Woods near Oxford have shown....

    18. December 17, 2014

      2014 warmest year in Europe since 1500s

      Climate change is very likely to have helped make 2014 Europe’s warmest year since the 1500s, scientists have found. In a...

    19. December 2, 2014

      HIV is becoming weaker, study finds

      The rapid evolution of HIV in response to widespread drug treatment is making the virus less virulent and less likely to...

    20. November 30, 2014

      European business schools consolidate at home but expand abroad

      The past year for European business schools has been a tale of two economies. Economic stagnation at home has resulted in...

    21. November 24, 2014

      The night Malcolm X stood tall in the wrong kind of tie

      Next Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of the American civil rights activist Malcolm X’s address to the Oxford Union, a few...

    22. November 10, 2014

      Technology threatens 1 in 3 UK jobs

      More than a third of all UK jobs are at high risk of disappearing over the next 20 years, according to a study into the...

    23. October 22, 2014

      DeepMind unveils broad alliance with University of Oxford

      DeepMind, the UK artificial intelligence group purchased by Google for £400m earlier this year, has revealed plans to create...

    24. October 9, 2014

      Ebola thrives in absence of weapons to contain it

      At the beginning of 2014, Ebola was very much a neglected disease, feared for its high mortality rate but not generally...

    25. October 8, 2014

      Teenage dream of longer lie-ins may come true

      Teenagers who struggle to get out of bed in time for school are to be spared the pain of early mornings under an upcoming...

    26. October 7, 2014

      Oxford vice-chancellor hits out at UK immigration rules

      Oxford university’s vice-chancellor, Andrew Hamilton, has attacked British immigration policy, saying politicians’ efforts...

    27. October 3, 2014

      How Egypt lost its hartebeests

      As well as royal affairs and the exploits of the gods, ancient Egyptian artefacts depict lions, giraffes, hartebeests and...

    28. October 3, 2014

      Oxford’s new architecture

      We ate our breakfasts at a table on the High Street, while there thundered past us the desperate traffic maelstrom that is...

    29. September 25, 2014

      Economics needs to reflect a post-crisis world

      When the global economy crashed in 2008, the list of culprits was long, including dozy regulators, greedy bankers and...

    30. September 21, 2014

      Calls to end national insurance tax subsidy for self-employed

      A hidden tax subsidy for the self-employed has risen by two-thirds to £2.9bn over the past two years, sparking calls for a...

    31. September 17, 2014

      Oxford volunteer given experimental vaccine against Ebola

      Britain’s trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola has begun in Oxford with the first healthy volunteer receiving the...

    32. September 8, 2014

      Smartphones used as ‘pocket doctors’ to detect Parkinson’s

      Smartphones can act as “pocket doctors”, diagnosing Parkinson’s and other degenerative diseases with astonishing accuracy on...

    33. August 24, 2014

      Women lag behind men in graduate-level job hunt

      Fewer women graduating from Britain’s top universities gain graduate-level jobs than their male peers, according to research...

    34. August 20, 2014

      Research shines light on Neanderthals’ coexistence with humans

      Neanderthals coexisted with early modern humans in Europe for up to 5,400 years, according to researchers from Oxford...

    35. August 17, 2014

      ‘The System Worked: How the World Stopped Another Great Depression’, by Daniel W Drezner

      I don’t agree with Dan Drezner. How could I? The thesis espoused in his latest book is that, all things considered, global...

    36. August 15, 2014

      Taxing wealth on death is nothing new

      When Sir William Harcourt, a Liberal chancellor, introduced a top tax rate of 8 per cent on estates of more than £1m in...

    37. July 18, 2014

      Cryptozoology: A bad hair day for yetis (but not for polar bears)

      There is disappointment for cryptozoologists who like to believe that big hairy humanoids live in places such as the...

    38. July 10, 2014

      Patten answers calling from the Vatican

      It is just two months since major heart surgery forced Chris Patten to step down as chairman of the BBC Trust – a largely...

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