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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. Combating Neglected Diseases

      While nobody questions the horror of the Ebola epidemic sweeping west Africa, the deat...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. June 16, 2015

      Young people switch off television news in increasing numbers

      Millions of young people have switched off television news bulletins, and turned instead to online sources, according...

    27. May 29, 2015

      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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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....

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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