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  1. September 12, 2013

    Richard Desmond attacks WPP’s media buying power

    Richard Desmond, owner of commercial TV broadcaster Channel 5, has attacked the media buying power of Sir Martin Sorrell’s...

  2. April 4, 2013

    BG executive directors to forgo bonuses

    Top bosses at FTSE 100 oil and gas producer BG Group, including outgoing chief executive Sir Frank Chapman, will forgo a...

  1. October 1, 2009

    Broad base wanted for harsh times

    Oxford must reduce its reliance on government funding in the long term, the university's new head told the Financial Times....

  2. October 1, 2009

    New Oxford head wants to broaden funding

    Oxford must reduce its reliance on government funding in the long-term, the university’s new head told the Financial...

  3. May 18, 2009

    Friendships and frictions

    From accompanying a business delegation to Israel and Palestine to facing a revolt by enraged Oxford University dons, Sir...

  4. October 3, 2008

    Brown’s business ambassadors

    Marcus Agius Barclays chairman Sir Victor Blank Lloyds TSB chairman Sir John Bond Vodafone chairman Lord John Browne Royal...

  5. June 17, 2008

    Oxford university picks Hamilton

    Andrew Hamilton has clinched Oxford university's vice-chancellorship, after his nomination was let through unopposed by...

  6. June 4, 2008

    Oxford poaches head from US

    Oxford University has crossed the Atlantic to find its next vice-chancellor, choosing Yale number two Andrew Hamilton in a...

  7. June 3, 2008

    The very ‘definition of collegiality’

    Andrew Hamilton, who was on Tuesday named the new vice-chancellor of Oxford, combines scholarly gravity with collegial...

  8. June 3, 2008

    Oxford turns to US for vice-chancellor

    Oxford University has crossed the Atlantic to find its next vice-chancellor, choosing Yale number two Andrew Hamilton, in a...

  9. June 2, 2008

    Conflict muddies Oxford search

    The University of Oxford is considering going outside its confines to find someone unsullied by the recent internal...

  10. May 28, 2008

    Search goes on in secrecy

    Oxford dons' notorious proclivity for gossip and intrigue is being given full rein as speculation grips the university...

  11. May 27, 2008

    Oxford search goes on in secrecy

    Oxford dons’ notorious proclivity for gossip and intrigue is being given full rein as speculation grips the university about...

  12. November 16, 2007

    Hood calls time on Oxford tenure

    John Hood, vice-chancellor of Oxford University and one of the most controversial figures in English academia, has announced...

  13. November 16, 2007

    Hood calls time on Oxford tenure

    John Hood, vice-chancellor of Oxford University and one of the most controversial figures in English academia, has announced...

  14. November 16, 2007

    In the frame

    Speculation has already begun on who will replace John Hood as Oxford University's vice-chancellor, writes David Turner ....

  15. November 1, 2007

    Hood has done a remarkable job for Oxford

    From Lord Patten of Barnes. Sir, Either Sir Richard Sykes was uncharacteristically ill-informed or he has been badly...

  16. October 29, 2007

    Mixing business and academia ‘hard’

    One of Britain’s most respected academic heads has warned universities against appointing business people to the top post –...

  17. September 12, 2007

    Blank to step down at Oxford

    Sir Victor Blank, a key ally of John Hood, the embattled vice-chancellor of Oxford university, has decided to step down...

  18. July 28, 2007

    Oxford dons oppose Lloyds’ chief

    Oxford dons are attempting to block the reappointment of a senior businessman as a member of the university’s council. Sir...

  19. July 28, 2007

    Oxford dons oppose Lloyd's chief

    Oxford dons are attempting to block the reappointment of a senior businessman as a member of the university's council. Sir...

  20. May 15, 2007

    Dons await Brown's graduation with cause for concern

    Dons at Oxford and Cambridge are divided over whether the government will let the two universities get away with kicking...

  21. April 17, 2007

    Hoodies' IPO?

    News that Mumbai university is considering a stock market flotation to raise money might just show the way forward for some...

  22. January 19, 2007

    Hallowed be thy name

    One of the Oxford things to which neophytes to the city’s university must accustom themselves is that few of the 39 colleges...

  23. December 21, 2006

    A nightmare among the dreaming spires

    A shepherd's crook and a sheepdog are not much good if your task is herding cats. As electorates go, the academics and...

  24. December 21, 2006

    Hood would notbe tolerated in the corporate world

    From Mr Tom Quinn. Sir, You report (December 18) that John Hood, vice-chancellor of Oxford, has no intention of resigning....

  25. December 20, 2006

    Dons reject proposals for reforms of Oxford

    Dons at Oxford University ended years of debate yesterday by rejecting a set of governance reforms championed by...

  26. December 20, 2006

    Rebels teach reformers a tough lesson

    Rebel dons who gathered in Queen's College yesterday to drink champagne were not just toasting the defeat of their...

  27. December 18, 2006

    Oxford chief moves to quash speculation

    John Hood, the vice-chancellor of Oxford University, has moved to quash speculation that he will be forced to resign if his...

  28. December 5, 2006

    Last chance for Oxford reformers

    Reformers at Oxford University were yesterday handed a lifeline for their plans to strip academics of overall control of...

  29. December 1, 2006

    Oxford vice-chancellor faces growing calls to scrap reforms

    Pressure is growing on University of Oxford vice-chancellor John Hood to recalibrate or abandon his aggressive business-led...

  30. November 29, 2006

    Oxford dons reject reformplan in blow for vice-chancellor

    The University of Oxford's reformist vice-chancellor was dealt a serious blow yesterday as a congregation of dons rejected...

  31. November 15, 2006

    Dons vote Oxford deal

    The bitterly divided donsof Oxford agreed to a compromise yesterday on plans to hand over majority control of the...

  32. November 14, 2006

    Oxford dons vote for compromise deal

    The bitterly divided dons of Oxford on Tuesday agreed to compromise on plans to hand over majority control of the...

  33. November 13, 2006

    University's crucial vote pits 'old Oxford' against the 'Hoodies'

    Oxford dons are downing test tubes, cancelling tutorials and behaving more like fractious politicians than high-minded...

  34. November 4, 2006

    Oxford's blues

    Oxford, the poet, Matthew Arnold, once said, is the home of lost causes. To provide a home for the world's lost causes is...

  35. November 2, 2006

    Hood's plan to impress donors

    When asked last week whether he had learnt any lessons from his tumultuous first two years at Oxford, the famously brusque...

  36. November 2, 2006

    Cambridge views rival's feud on reform anxiously from the tow path

    The bitter feud between dons at Oxford about reforms to the university's management has spread to Cambridge amid fears the...

  37. October 4, 2006

    Oxford reforms 'essential' ahead of fees rise

    Controversial reforms to the management of Oxford University and its student admissions policy are "essential" if it is to...

  38. July 12, 2006

    All is not quiet in the groves of academe

    While the city of dreaming spires has turned itself over to the tourists for the long vac, dissent is still bubbling among...

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