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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    Special Reports

    1. Combating Neglected Diseases

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

      This series looks at how we will work in the future, and asks what needs to be done to...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. July 3, 2014

      Visa curbs on highly skilled migrants hit UK talent pool

      UK risks missing out on brightest minds in global talent hunt Government curbs on highly skilled migrants have shrunk the...

    21. June 25, 2014

      US colleges reap advantages of scale

      When it comes to UK university funding, small is not beautiful. That is the painful lesson from research carried out by the...

    22. June 25, 2014

      US academe gives Britain a lesson on bottom line

      UK universities have not weathered the recession nearly as well as their US peers, according to new data which show...

    23. May 29, 2014

      Housing divide widens with more empty homes and crowding

      The growing disparity in Britain’s housing market was illustrated by household data published on Thursday showing a sharp...

    24. May 26, 2014

      Public tax row hardens HMRC attitude

      The public row over alleged “sweetheart” deals between the UK taxman and big companies has left some businesses struggling...

    25. May 15, 2014

      Independent experts to examine statins side-effects claims

      A panel of independent experts will examine whether a British Medical Journal article that overstated the likely side...

    26. May 13, 2014

      How a proud corporate history can lead to poor governance

      Only a few pages into Lord Myners’ report on the UK Co-operative Group, I had the feeling I had read this before. Soon after...

    27. May 11, 2014

      The revival of executive education

      The figures tell the tale: after seven years of gloom and despondency, the business of executive education short courses,...

    28. May 9, 2014

      Only connect, but do it in person

      In recent months, Robin Dunbar, a professor of evolutionary psychology at Oxford university, has been inflicting pain on...

    29. April 25, 2014

      Researchers test new ways of controlling malaria

      From the biological point of view, malaria is a particularly complex disease. It is caused by an unusual pathogen, the...

    30. March 28, 2014

      Digital v human: the new debate

      A couple of years ago Brian Arthur, an academic affiliated with the Palo Alto Research Center, made a startling prediction....

    31. March 10, 2014

      Oxford study warns developing countries against dam projects

      An ill-advised splurge on large dams across the developing world is likely to saddle countries with big debts, according to...

    32. March 9, 2014

      UK’s Tekcapital to list on Aim at valuation of £6m

      A UK technology company founded by an ergonomics expert and with a controversial neuroscientist on its board has said it...

    33. March 5, 2014

      Global rivals pull regional universities down rankings

      Top universities in the UK’s regions are sliding down the international league table as the US institutions cement their...

    34. March 4, 2014

      Why my alma mater Oxford will struggle

      Iused to believe it was better to restore existing organisations than build new ones from scratch. It always seemed that...

    35. February 9, 2014

      Insurer and Oxford university link for catastrophe study

      One of the biggest Lloyd’s of London insurers is teaming up with Oxford university to study the dangers of relying on...

    36. January 9, 2014

      UK taxman toughens stance on big company disputes

      The UK taxman has toughened its stance on disputes with big business in response to public pressure over alleged...

    37. December 8, 2013

      The Academic Week Ahead

      Monday – Dec 9 Discuss the role of corporate power City University Cass Business School in the UK is hosting a public panel...

    38. December 1, 2013

      Good signs for Europe’s business schools

      Good things come to those who wait, they say. After five years of constant uncertainty and frequent gloom, Europe’s top...

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