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"26.10.2016 15:00:01" Photos from University of Oxford's post Oxford can be a surprisingly spooky place on a dark October night.
Two undergraduates at Jesus College, Oxford were talking one night in a room overlooking the first quad and caught sight of their tutor, one Mr Jenner, walking up and down by the chapel.
"25.10.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Think you've got a smart answer to this question?
It's taken from a sample version of the Thinking Skills Assessment, an admissions test required for a variety of our undergraduate courses including Geography, Psychology and PPE (Philosophy, Politics and
"24.10.2016 15:02:41" Good Germs; Bad Germs Invisible to the naked eye, yet a constant presence, microbes ('germs') live in, on and around us.
The researchers in this project collaborate with members of the public to explore and experiment on the microbial life in their kitchens (and in one
"23.10.2016 15:00:01" Photos from University of Oxford's post Oxford's two main rivers are the Cherwell and the Isis (the Isis is actually part of the Thames.)
As well as adding to the beauty of Oxford, they also provide novel ways of navigating the waterways: from the speedy rowing boat to the really pretty slow
"22.10.2016 15:00:31" The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford contains the world's finest collection of historic scientific instruments, and aims to tell their story, and the stories of the people that used them.
See its staff at work in the world's oldest surviving
"21.10.2016 15:00:00" Keeping Social Media Social - Oxford Sparks Social media has become a huge part of many of our lives, but do we really know where all that information goes?
In this animation by Oxford Sparks, we look at the ways that research can help us understand the world on and offline through the lens of
"20.10.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Think you could reason your way through an Oxford interview? Try out this question!
It's a sample interview question for an undergraduate Modern Languages (French) course.
Leave your answers in the comments below.
"19.10.2016 15:00:00" London Tube - Bright Ideas Oxford researchers analysis of the London Tube strike in 2014 found that despite the inconvenience to tens of thousands of people, the strike actually produced a net economic benefit, due to the number of people who found more efficient ways to get to
"18.10.2016 15:00:00" 17th Christopher Tower Poetry Competition The 17th Christopher Tower Poetry Competition, the UK's most valuable prize for young poets, has opened for entries, and this year students between 16-18 years of age are challenged to write a poem (no more than 48 lines) on the theme of 'Stone'.
"17.10.2016 15:00:00" Timeline Photos Wonder if you have what it takes to succeed in an Oxford interview?
This question is taken from a sample Medicine interview. Give us your answer in the comments below and follow the link for the interviewer's analysis of the question.
"16.10.2016 15:00:00" futureoffood.ox.ac.uk World Food Day: What you need to know about the future of food | Future of Food What do you need to know about the future of food?
The Oxford Martin School Future of Food Programme shares what we need to know and why the global food system is a vast and hugely complex set of interactions involving the production, processing,
"15.10.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Fancy studying psychology at Oxford? Give this interview question a try!
Here's a sample interview question for an undergraduate application for Experimental Psychology.
How would you answer it? Let us know in the comments below!
"14.10.2016 15:00:03" Ride along with Oxford's self-driving vehicle in this 360 video.
Follow the route of the self-driving pod at a demonstration in Milton Keynes coordinated by the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) and marked the conclusion of the LUTZ Pathfinder project,
"13.10.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Do you think you've got what it takes to get into Oxford?
The Oxford application deadline is this Saturday, so we're sharing sample undergraduate interview questions with you.
Today's question is an example Maths interview question. Tell us how you'd
"12.10.2016 15:00:00" Oxford Interviews Have you got what it takes to get into Oxford?
In the lead-up to the Oxford application deadline (15th October), take a look at some of the sample undergraduate interview questions.
They are designed to make you think outside the box and help you to
"11.10.2016 15:00:00" medium.com Girls' diverging pathways to marriage By Gina Crivello, Young Lives Today is International Day of the Girl Child. Oxford researchers from Young Lives - An International Study of Childhood Poverty followed a group of girls growing up in the same village in Ethiopia, talking to them about their hopes and plans for life at
"10.10.2016 15:00:00" audioboom.com Ruby Wax (Kellogg, 2010), comedian and broadcaster Comedian and broadcaster Ruby Wax shares her experiences of studying mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy and why she taken on a mission to save the world's mental health. Wax started her career as a comic interviewer with shows such as Don't 'You have to reinvent at a certain stage in your life' says Ruby Wax, the comedian and broadcaster who returned to her passion for psychology by studying a Master's in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Oxford.
Today is World Mental
"09.10.2016 15:00:00" Bodleian Libraries in hyperlapse Oxford's libraries are beautiful historical buildings in their own right - and an atmospheric place of study for students and academics alike.
Get a feel for the incredible Bodleian Libraries in this short hyperlapse film. #WelcometoOxford
"08.10.2016 15:00:01" Photos from University of Oxford's post It's coming to the end of Freshers' Week in Oxford, so term (and work!) approaches.
One of the distinctive features of an Oxford education is the tutorial. This is a discussion between a tutor and a student or a couple of students. Students will be asked
"07.10.2016 15:00:01" Photos from University of Oxford's post First week in Oxford? How has it been?
Today is the Friday of 0th week at Oxford, when the incoming class of 2016/17 settle in.
We've been listening to your tweets and pulled together our favourites here - best of luck with the term ahead and
"06.10.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos One of Oxford University's lesser known green spaces is Magdalen College Deer Park - home to a herd of Fallow Deer since the 18th century.
You can visit the Deer Park through Magdalen College.
"05.10.2016 15:00:00" Inspirational Teachers 2016 Today is World Teacher's Day and we are taking a look back at the Inspirational Teacher's award winners for 2016.
Behind every Oxford student is a truly inspirational teacher who challenged them to unlock their full potential.
For the last six years
"04.10.2016 15:31:18" Photos from University of Oxford's post This week is Freshers' Week at Oxford!
The Oxford University Freshers' Fair starts tomorrow with over 400 University clubs and societies setting up stalls to recruit new students.
From trampolining to the Oxford Tolkien Society, women in politics to
"03.10.2016 15:01:43" Inside the Pitt Rivers Museum Let us take you on a tour of the fascinating world of Pitt Rivers Museum - an anthropological treasure trove of objects arranged by how they were used rather than according to their age or origin.
The museum offers a superb insight into how different
"02.10.2016 15:00:01" Photos from University of Oxford's post Located in Oxford's medieval city centre, the Sheldonian Theatre was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1664 and 1669. It is a popular Oxford tourist attraction.
It is an exquisite Grade I listed building and the official ceremonial hall
"01.10.2016 15:00:02" Timeline Photos Today is #WorldVegetarianDay; research by Marco Springmann from the Oxford Martin School Future of Food Programme suggests going vegetarian or vegan will cut global food emissions by two thirds and would save millions, read more here: po.st/OzUXNR
"30.09.2016 15:00:32" youtube.com Students from state schools tell us what Oxford's like in one minute Hear all these students telling us about the teachers that inspired them to apply to Oxford here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpO1ocwM8Ns With just over two weeks left to apply to Oxford, you may be wondering whether you'd fit in here. In this video, current students talk about what they expected to find at Oxford – and how things really turned out.
More information about applying to
"29.09.2016 15:00:01" ox.ac.uk Improved genetic test analysis could lead to better diagnosis of inherited conditions | University of Oxford A groundbreaking study, led by experts from the University of Oxford and Royal Brompton Hospital, has discovered better methods to interpret the significance of gene mutations in patients who are tested for genetic conditions. The findings mean that, in Researchers compared genetic data from nearly 8,000 patients who have the heart condition cardiomyopathy, with more than 60,000 reference samples from the general population.
The aim was to reassess the role that variants in different genes play in
"28.09.2016 15:00:00" podcasts.ox.ac.uk Going Viral University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures - Listen online Viruses have been a threat to humanity for as long as we have existed. As we make progress in the fight against them, can we also learn to use their tricks to our own advantage? A new podcast from the Medical Sciences Division explores the latest
"27.09.2016 15:00:00" Oxford from the air What does Oxford look like from the air?
This gorgeous footage gives you a letterbox view of the stunning panorama of the Oxford skyscape from above.
"26.09.2016 15:00:01" ox.ac.uk 'Clocks' in tree-rings that could reset chronologies across the ancient world | University of Oxford Oxford University researchers say that trees which grew during intense radiation bursts in the past have 'time-markers' in their tree-rings that could help archaeologists date events from thousands of years ago. In a new paper, the authors explain how Oxford University researchers say that trees which grew during intense radiation bursts in the past have 'time-markers' in their tree-rings that could help archaeologists date events from thousands of years ago.
In a new paper, the authors explain how
"25.09.2016 15:00:01" Photos from University of Oxford's post Did you know that the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum are the oldest in England?
In 1621 Henry Danvers donated the equivalent of £800k today to set up a medical garden for 'the glorification of the works of God and for the
"24.09.2016 15:00:00" ox.ac.uk Downs as well as the ups of a football club's fortunes build fans' loyalty | University of Oxford Why do football fans feel so passionate about their team even if it is languishing at the bottom of the league and why is such loyalty so deeply entrenched? New research by the University of Oxford could provide the answer. Why do football fans feel so passionate about their team even if it is languishing at the bottom of the league? Why is such loyalty so deeply entrenched?
New research could provide the answer. http://po.st/oHn5Tk
"23.09.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos It's the first week of autumn here in the UK and to celebrate we're showing you the beauty of the University's Harcourt Arboretum.
The arboretum occupies 130 acres of land six miles south of Oxford - a beautiful place for an autumnal stroll as the leaves
"22.09.2016 12:00:00" ox.ac.uk Oxford ranked first among global universities | University of Oxford The University of Oxford ranks Number 1 in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Oxford has been ranked first in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016. This makes us the first British university ever to occupy the top position in the global table. Only two other universities have ever achieved first
"21.09.2016 15:00:00" podcasts.ox.ac.uk Building Peace | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures An annual conference to explore 'Building Peace' from multidisciplinary perspectives held in Oxford. The 2012 conference was entitled, 'Disciplines of Peace'. The 2012 conference themes included exploring different aspects of the field of peace studies: The International Day of Peace provides an opportunity for all humanity to come together in spirit and action to forward ideals and conditions of peace.
The multidisciplinary conference 'Building Peace' explores these perspectives; the relationship
"20.09.2016 15:00:01" medium.com The world's longest endurance event Imagine getting halfway round the world to discover that not only has the end moved two hundred miles further away, but you're heading in the wrong direction… Testing a new vaccine is one of the longest tests of endurance in science – and the work doesn't always pay off. So why carry on when a vaccine trial fails? It's too important not to. Three Oxford scientists talk about how the process works and why they
"19.09.2016 15:00:00" Inside the Ashmolean Museum Over the next few weeks, we will be taking you all on a video tour of Oxford's Museums. Today we are taking a look at the Ashmolean Museum, home to the University of Oxford's collection of art and archaeology. Founded in 1683 it is the oldest public
"18.09.2016 15:00:02" Photos from University of Oxford's post Christ Church Meadow is an area of tranquil pasture in the heart of the city. The meadow is highly variable, with seasonal flooding and a variety of wildlife that comes and goes. Open to the public until dusk every day, it provides gorgeous walks along
"17.09.2016 15:00:00" Oxford in Autumn Oxford graduate Brendan Riley has sent us this incredible hyperlapse video of the city looking simply stunning in bright autumn colours.
With views like this through the city, we won't even miss summer that much!
"16.09.2016 15:00:00" Oxford Open Days Today is the next University-wide open day for undergraduates. Interested in applying to Oxford? Come along and get all your questions answered. Find all the information here: http://po.st/zZ3OvW
"15.09.2016 15:03:09" Timeline Photos Our Bodleian Libraries contain four of the original 13th century versions of the Magna Carta, three of which are on display to the public right now.
SHARE this to help us celebrate what Magna Carta has done for democracy over the centuries, on
"14.09.2016 15:00:00" Inside the Oxford University Museum of Natural History Want to explore Oxford's museums? The Oxford University Museum of Natural History is one of the landmarks of Oxford, its beautiful great glass hall known to generations of visitors.
This film follows the staff at the institution for a day, revealing a
"13.09.2016 15:00:01" medium.com Imagining the future of healthcare “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” L.P. Hartley, Balliol 1915. Whatever time of the day you are reading this, it is quite likely that an experiment or study brewing right now in a lab in Oxford is going to influence what healthcare looks like in the future.
What might change medicine in as dramatic a way as
"12.09.2016 15:00:00" Go Girl project Can learning to code change young women's lives?
Youth worker Mel Jewell, and researchers Dr Niall Winters and Dr Anne Geniets from the University of Oxford's Department of Education, talk about how the Go Girl project introduced a group of young women
"11.09.2016 15:00:00" Imagine if Siri understood every word you said, no matter how ... Imagine if Siri understood every word you said, no matter how thick your accent, or how much you mumble.
Oxford scientists have developed a revolutionary new voice recognition technology, which is based on cutting-edge linguistics.
Rather than relying
"10.09.2016 15:00:01" storify.com #OxfordOpenDoors (with images, tweets) · Oxford_Uni Oxford Preservation Trust and Oxford University welcome you to our annual Festival of Oxford, a weekend when we celebrate the city - its places, spaces and, most of all, its people. You've seen the spires of Oxford, but how much do you know about Oxford behind the scenes?
Head to #OxfordOpenDoors this weekend to see Oxford from a different angle and share your photos with us using the hashtag: http://po.st/SA3Fhe
"10.09.2016 09:00:00" We might finally be able to read clay tablets from the birth of written language.
Cuneiform was developed by the Sumerians in ancient Mesopotamia over 5000 years ago, and whilst there are actually more surviving cuneiform texts than in other ancient
"09.09.2016 15:00:00" Longitudinal research from Young Lives - An International Study of Childhood Poverty didn't start out as a study of child marriage, but has enabled researchers to dig below the numbers and explore social processes of individuals.
Tracing their unfolding
"09.09.2016 09:00:01" Timeline Photos This might look like a relatively ordinary scanner, but this new technology, from Oxford Multispectral, can do a lot more than just copy your documents.
Originally developed to help Oxford researchers study ancient Egyptian papyri, the uses of this
"08.09.2016 15:00:00" ox.ac.uk Professor Victoria Murphy | University of Oxford I'm a strong advocate for teaching children second languages at the earliest possible ages, but we have to be careful how we implement it. In England, unfortunately, there tends to be very limited amounts of time devoted to foreign language instruction in "Children who are taught a second language in school do better on literacy tasks than children who are not."
Today marks the 50th anniversary of #LiteracyDay; read this eye-opening account of how children learn language, and the advantages of growing up
"07.09.2016 15:00:00" Timeline Photos Could a tiny hand-held device really help us discover new species?
DNA sequencing, a process that allows scientists to understand the genetic material of living organism, is normally a costly and cumbersome undertaking, restricted to
"07.09.2016 09:00:00" Capturing the scent and flavour of a grapefruit is incredibly ... Capturing the scent and flavour of a grapefruit is incredibly difficult and costly.
Around 400,000kg of grapefruits are needed to produce just 1kg of the flavouring used in products such as drinks, desserts and sweets.
Now Oxford scientists have
"06.09.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos The tragedy of Cecil the Lion's death spurred a unique sea change moment for global awareness of the lion's precarious state. But over a year later, the species is still in freefall in many places. The lion is running out of time.
The Cecil Summit marks
"05.09.2016 15:00:00" Timeline Photos What's the most expensive thing you can buy on the planet? Gold? Diamonds? Perfume?
It's actually something called Nitrogen Atom-Based Endohedral Fullerenes. That might be a bit of a mouthful, but some of this material has recently been sold for about
"04.09.2016 15:00:33" Could any doctor really monitor a patient 24 hours a day? Perh... Could any doctor really monitor a patient 24 hours a day? Perhaps if it doesn't need to sleep.
Thanks to Oxford scientists that future is becoming a reality.
A company called Oxehealth have developed a revolutionary medical-grade vital sign monitoring
"04.09.2016 09:00:00" Timeline Photos Could one paper-thin material really serve as heat-controlling window glazing, as well as being the future of lightweight, power-saving high-resolution screens?
Oxford scientists at Bodle have pioneered just that – a smart material that is flexible,
"03.09.2016 15:00:00" Are we getting closer to being driven around in robot cars? Are we getting closer to being driven around in robot cars?
Oxbotica certainly think so. They've created a system called Selenium, which acts as a brain for any vehicle it is installed in. It doesn't rely on GPS, so it can be used indoors and out, and
"03.09.2016 09:00:00" Timeline Photos 75% of runners suffer injuries. Could one piece of tech really prevent all of them?
Oxford researchers have developed a revolutionary 3D motion capture system that measures and maps the running styles and patterns of individual athletes, and tells them
"02.09.2016 13:00:00" Five years of the UNIQ Summer School Our intake of new students this autumn will have the highest proportion of state school pupils for at least 40 years: http://po.st/WnNLLT
Oxford takes our commitment to diversifying the University incredibly seriously and this is reflected in our
"01.09.2016 15:04:46" Timeline Photos Could playing a video game really save lives?
In Africa 470,000 babies die each year on the day they are born, and 1 in 10 children do not reach their 5th birthday. That needs changing, but emergency care training is very expensive, and if you are from a
"31.08.2016 15:00:00" England's Greatest Garden Designer – Capability Brown It is 300 years since the birth of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, who designed the gardens of some of England's most beloved country houses. Dr Oliver Cox, Heritage Engagement Fellow at the University, tells us about 'the man behind England's green and
"30.08.2016 15:00:31" Timeline Photos This revolutionary invention, from Oxford spinout CN Bio Innovations, can be infected with diseases and given new medicines to treat them – and the 'organ on a chip' responds exactly like a real liver!
All medicines must be tested in the lab before they
"29.08.2016 15:00:01" Photos from University of Oxford's post Unlike conventional Roman portraits carved in Greek or Italian marble, these heads are made of North African stone and may have been sculpted by an apprentice.
Battered and with signs of damage from their time underwater, the heads may have been taken on
"28.08.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos How can one small bottle of liquid power four homes for a year?
Oxford scientists have been developing a solar device using something called perovskites, which can boost the performance of existing solar panel technologies.
Perovskites are used to
"27.08.2016 15:00:00" How could your old phone help to save the environment? How could your old phone help to save the environment?
Oxford scientists are collecting old cheap smart phones, which can be used as web-enabled, real-time monitors for just about anything, for just a few pounds.
How does it work? An attached sensor
"27.08.2016 09:00:00" Timeline Photos Where does your bike go when you aren't using it?
Thanks to an innovative Oxford startup the answer could be far more interesting than you might think.
Cycle.land have created a community of bike sharers that allows students, residents, bike shops,
"26.08.2016 15:00:00" Can you 3D-print brand new organs? Can you 3D-print brand new organs?
Oxford scientists at OxSyBio have developed a revolutionary new way to print human tissue, which could be used for organ repair or replacement – and far more besides.
OxSyBio's 3D 'droplet printing' technology creates
"25.08.2016 15:00:00" Oxford in your day It is possible to spend 24 hours without thinking about Oxford, but it is much harder to avoid our work.
Work that #StartedinOxford appears in your daily life more than you might think - let us know which ones surprised you!
This week we have pulled
"24.08.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Sunken ships and their contents are quickly taken over by sea creatures and plant-life underwater.
A large coral has grown on this terracotta Roman wine storage jar, which was made on Sicily around 275–300 AD. It was found in the shipwreck of a small
"23.08.2016 15:00:00" Photos from University of Oxford's post Oxford's University Parks are a beautiful area of parkland in the centre of the city, popular with runners and walkers as well as readers and thinkers.
They're open to the public - so head down and enjoy the summer sunshine!
"22.08.2016 15:00:00" ox.ac.uk Psychologist's magic makes a non-existent object disappear | University of Oxford Magicians use sleight of hand to confuse you about where an object is. But could they make you believe that you saw a non-existent object disappear?A team of experimental psychologists at Oxford University developed their own magic trick to find out. Magicians use sleight of hand to confuse you about where an object is. But could they make you believe that you saw a non-existent object disappear?
A team of experimental psychologists at Oxford University developed their own magic trick to find out.
"21.08.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos The academic terms at Oxford are called Michaelmas (winter term), Hilary (spring term) and Trinity (summer term) and run for 8 weeks each.
It's more common during term time to refer to dates by when they fall in the Oxford term than by the actual
"20.08.2016 15:00:00" Photos from University of Oxford's post Did you know the first book was printed in Oxford in 1478, just two years after Caxton set up the first printing press in England?
The University has a rich history of printing, formalised in 1636 with the Great Charter secured by Archbishop Laud from
"19.08.2016 15:00:00" Law at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford What is it like to study Law at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford? Hear what some current students have to say about their experiences so far.
'The most important thing is to just know why you want to study law, and why you want to do it at a place like Oxford'
"18.08.2016 15:00:01" storify.com #GoingtoOxford 2016 (with images, tweets) · Oxford_Uni Aggregating your thoughts, feelings, dreams and fears around your Oxford application and results 2016! #GoingtoOxford Good luck to everyone receiving their #ALevelresults today and congratulations to everyone who got their Oxford offer!
Share your news using the #GoingtoOxford hashtag and check out our aggregated feed of your tweets and pictures or share your news in
"17.08.2016 15:00:00" Oxford Instruments Sir Martin Wood founded Oxford Instruments in 1959 as a spin-out company to manufacture superconducting magnets for research.
We find out how an Oxford researcher of quantum computation is working with the company today to create tools for tomorrow's
"16.08.2016 15:00:00" Photos from University of Oxford's post The Earth has lost 30% of its arable farmland in the past 40 years due in part to global warming – is 'Space Botany' the answer?
Kyle C. Grant, a Doctoral Student in the Synthetic Biology Centre for Doctoral Training explores.
"15.08.2016 15:00:00" audioboom.com The Aftermath of World War II and the New Political Geography of Europe Modern European History Professor Paul Betts reflects on the legacy of World War II and its relevance to conflicts and crises today. #Onthisday, August 15, 1945, it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II.
News of the surrender was announced to the world and this sparked spontaneous celebrations over the final ending of
"14.08.2016 15:00:00" Photos from University of Oxford's post The Diversifying Portraiture at Oxford project aims to widen the range of people represented around the University and to reflect and encourage its increasing inclusivity by commissioning new portraits for public spaces.
This portrait is Dame Lucy
"13.08.2016 15:00:00" Researchers have been looking into a condition that's common in many footballers and athletes. It's called FAI, and involves lumps forming on the hip bones.
They know that it can lead to osteoarthritis, and can start forming during the teenage years. But
"12.08.2016 15:00:00" Understanding and Improving Children's Lives in Ethiopia, Indi... Today is #InternationalYouthDay and we wanted to share some fantastic research being done by the Young Lives - An International Study of Childhood Poverty team; they are investigating the changing nature of childhood poverty.
No longitudinal research of
"11.08.2016 15:00:01" ox.ac.uk Oxford academic discovers short story draft by Edith Wharton | University of Oxford Edith Wharton Collection. Yale Collection of American Literature. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Yale University. Dr Alice Kelly recently discovered a typescript of a short story written by Edith Wharton, titled 'The Field of Honour'.
Today we remember Edith Wharton, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer who died
"10.08.2016 15:00:00" Photos from University of Oxford's post The new works from Diversifying Oxford Portraits project added to the rich collection of college and University portraiture and are a celebration of Oxford's ongoing story of achievement and change.
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994) by Cecile Crombeke
"09.08.2016 15:00:00" Christian Thompson - An Artist at Work Today is International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples and this year's theme is devoted to the right to education.
Christian Thompson is one of the first Indigenous Australian students to study at the University of Oxford in its history, thanks to
"08.08.2016 15:00:00" Photos from University of Oxford's post During this week we will be having a look at the Diversifying Portraiture Project which collects and catalogues pictures from the University showing individuals who celebrate stories from our past and show Oxford's vision for the future.
One of the
"07.08.2016 15:00:00" Photos from University of Oxford's post Oxford graduate Eddie Eagan holds a unique place in Olympic history.
He was the first individual to win gold in both the summer and winter Olympics. A rather unique combination of boxing (Antwerp, 1920) and bobsleigh (Lake Placid, 1932) cemented his place
"06.08.2016 15:00:00" Jennifer Howitt-Browning – Paralympic wheelchair basketball "As soon as I started playing basketball I changed the way I felt about myself. I had this personal transformation where I felt that I actually was a person who could do things in the world."
Today we hear from Oxford alumna Jennifer Howitt-Browning, who
"05.08.2016 15:00:00" audioboom.com Mara Yamauchi (St. Anne's, 1992), marathon runner and coach Olympic athlete and public speaker Mara Yamauchi shares her experiences training for competitive sports and offers an insight into what it takes to become a world-class long distance runner. What does it take to become a world-class Olympic runner?
To mark the start of the #RioOlympics, we are celebrating Oxford alumni with remarkable sporting achievements.
LISTEN to this podcast to discover how former student Mara Yamauchi became a
"04.08.2016 15:00:00" Photos from University of Oxford's post Oxford's stunning buildings have been a distinctive part of the city for centuries. Here they are in the early 1900s, as beautiful as ever!
"03.08.2016 15:00:00" Do people who move together bond together? Social Sciences Res... Do people who move together bond together? Researchers at Oxford discover that sharing the feel good effects of exercise can help create stronger relationships.
"02.08.2016 15:00:00" What does it mean to be a migrant in your own country? What does it mean to be a migrant in your own country?
There are over 750 million internal migrants in the world. How can we make the lives of these migrants better and create a fairer society?
"01.08.2016 15:00:00" Photos from University of Oxford's post Did you know that we have our own printing press? You can find The Biblio Press in the ancient Old Schools Quadrangle in the Schola Musicae. Founded in 1949, It is a treasure trove of creative artwork, old printing presses and expertise.
They use a range
"31.07.2016 15:00:01" Photos from University of Oxford's post Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
You will probably recognise this line from one of William Shakespeare's most famous sonnets. Sonnet 18 is part of a cycle of 154 sonnets by Shakespeare, first published in 1609.
To mark 400 years since
"30.07.2016 15:00:00" Photos from University of Oxford's post Did you know the first book was printed in Oxford in 1478, just two years after Caxton set up the first printing press in England?
The University has a rich history of printing, formalised in 1636 with the Great Charter secured by Archbishop Laud from
"29.07.2016 15:00:00" Timeline Photos Vincent van Gogh was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He died #OnThisDay in 1890, leaving a legacy of thousands of artworks.
One of these artworks is in the Ashmolean Museum collections. Painted in 1887, it shows a restaurant in
"28.07.2016 15:00:01" Photos from University of Oxford's post The remarkable Honor Frost (1917-2010) was one of the earliest pioneers of underwater archaeology.
She trained as an artist at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford, but her enduring passion was for diving. She started out as a young woman by submerging
"27.07.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Thousands of years ago, ancient explorers took to the seas in search of new lands and resources. The Phoenicians, who lived along the far eastern coast of the Mediterranean, were particularly skilled sailors and by 800 BC they had reached Sicily.
"26.07.2016 15:00:01" Photos from University of Oxford's post We are very proud of University College, Oxford, who are launching an ambitious new scheme to expand the number of UK students from disadvantaged backgrounds at the college.
The scheme will give very deserving students of high potential, who might
"25.07.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Phizz-whizzing, squiffling, wondercrump, whoopsey-splunkers, fizzwiggler...
How can wordplay in Roahl Dahl's creation 'The BFG' help children to master language? Professor Simon Horobin argues that we need to rediscover the joy of gobblefunking:
"24.07.2016 15:00:00" Understanding and Improving Children's Lives in Ethiopia, Indi... What is life like for children growing up in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam?
The Young Lives study at Oxford has been following the lives of 12,000 children over a period of 15 years to understand childhood poverty and improve children's lives.
"23.07.2016 15:00:00" The Great Box Project Discover how artists revealed the secrets of 'The Great Box', a masterpiece of Haida art at the Pitt Rivers Museum.
They made a replica to learn directly from the artist of the Great Box and to bring home the knowledge embodied in it for Haida people
"22.07.2016 15:00:00" Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: Using evidence to... Until now, less than 40% of people who were receiving psychological therapies for issues like anxiety and depression had their symptoms measured pre- and post- treatment.
As a result, we were unclear about how well the treatments were working. The
"21.07.2016 15:00:00" Photos from University of Oxford's post How can a radio programme increase awareness of Ebola vaccines?
Oxford researcher Dr Matthew Snape and the human rights agency 'Child to Child' developed a 30 minute radio programme to increase awareness and understanding of vaccines in school aged
"20.07.2016 15:00:30" Newborn ducklings learn the concepts of 'same' and 'different' Ducklings are smarter than you thought! Scientists at Oxford have shown that ducklings can acquire the concepts of 'same' and 'different' – an ability previously known only in highly intelligent animals such as apes, crows and parrots.
WATCH how they
"19.07.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos “The moral of the story is, don't give up.”
These are the words of Oxford postgraduate student Ndakuna Fonso Amidou, who has been named Britain's top black student in the Rare Rising Stars Awards 2016.
Amidou grew up in a village in the North West
"18.07.2016 15:00:00" podcasts.ox.ac.uk The Importance of Education to Freedom and Equality | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and... A speech given by the late Nelson Mandela on 13th April 2002 at the opening of the "Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre" at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. "Education has always been dear to my heart. The emancipation of people from poverty and deprivation is most centrally linked to the provision of education of quality."
Today is International Nelson Mandela Day. We are honoured to have been visited by
"17.07.2016 15:00:00" Photos from University of Oxford's post Lots of our students are graduating over the next few weeks in a ceremony that dates back to the 12th century.
The ceremony is held in the awe-inspiring Sheldonian theatre (or sometimes in the Examination Halls) and graduating students wear full academic
"16.07.2016 15:00:01" ox.ac.uk Two Oxford scientists selected for 'Women in Science' Fellowships | University of Oxford Two of Oxford's most promising female scientists have been named among five new Fellows of the L'Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women in Science programme. Oxford scientists Dr Maria Bruna and Dr Sam Giles are among five academics who have been awarded prestigious Women in Science Fellowships. Very well deserved!
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"15.07.2016 15:00:01" Photos from University of Oxford's post We knew Oxford is pretty, but now it's official... Two of our new buildings have been nominated for the prestigious RIBA Stirling prize for architecture!
Well done Bodleian Libraries and the Blavatnik School of Government!
"14.07.2016 15:00:00" Timeline Photos We all recognise a stethoscope today, but when it was first invented 200 years ago it caused a huge culture shock, totally transforming medical diagnosis.
For the first time doctors could listen to the body's inner sounds and patients could let their
"13.07.2016 15:00:00" Photos from University of Oxford's post Oxford graduates go on to do amazing things. Today Theresa May, who studied Geography at Oxford, entered 10 Downing Street to become the British prime minister. She is the second woman to take up the position.
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"12.07.2016 15:00:01" youtube.com Malala Yousafzai | Education for All | Oxford Union Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai talk to the Oxford Union. SUBSCRIBE for more speakers ► http://is.gd/OxfordUnion **QUESTIONS BELOW** 1:46 - 1) How does living ... Today people around the world are celebrating the inspirational activist and youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai.
WATCH the inspiring talk she gave to Oxford students at the Oxford Union in 2013. She discusses women's rights, girls'
"11.07.2016 12:51:49" Monkeys have used stone tools for hundreds of years Discover how monkeys have developed innovative forms of 'cutlery' over the past 700 years...
"10.07.2016 15:00:01" blog.oup.com Supernatural Shakespeare | OUPblog How do you make fairytales into realism? Everyone agrees that doing this work means supplying them with material forms. This is not, however, a novelist's novelty. Shakespeare's fairies are small plant flowers and seeds, and his monster knows how to dig How did #Shakespeare represent the supernatural in his plays?
Professor Dianne Purkiss explores his characters that walk 'a shivery line between real and imaginary'.
"09.07.2016 15:00:01" theconversation.com The Victorians had the same concerns about technology as we do Many of us feel that technology threatens our relationships and 'usual' modes of human interaction. But so did the Victorians. Information overload? The Victorians had the same concerns about technology as we do.
Fascinating article in The Conversation by Dr Melissa Dickson.
"08.07.2016 15:00:00" oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk The Big Questions - "Land, Sea and Air" 2 - The state of the oceans | www.oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk What's in the deep ocean? And how can we study these remote and extreme ecosystems? And how is climate change affecting ocean ecosystems? From carnivorous sponges to coral, what lies in the oceans? Hear from deep sea biologist Professor Alex Rogers in this podcast.
"07.07.2016 15:00:01" Photos from University of Oxford's post Meet the tour guide that fits in your pocket...
Oxford students have launched a new free app with self-guided, conversation-based tours through museums and heritage sites.
TalkAbout Guides hope it will inspire users to make personal connections to one
"06.07.2016 15:00:01" theconversation.com As Brexit dominates news, Investigatory Powers Bill sneaks in under the radar Will the Lords give the Investigatory Powers Bill the scrutiny it deserves? How do you balance the protection of privacy with ensuring national security?
Oxford researcher Kristopher Wilson unpicks the second reading of the controversial Investigatory Powers Bill by the House of Lords.
"05.07.2016 15:00:01" theconversation.com Here's what would have happened if Brexit vote was weighted by age There's an argument to be made for giving more power to those who will live longer with the consequences. What would have happened if the #Brexit vote was weighted by age? Oxford researcher Dr Maja Založnik explores.
"04.07.2016 15:00:01" Photos from University of Oxford's post One sunny afternoon on 4 July 1862 an Oxford don named Charles Dodgson (AKA Lewis Carroll) took the 10-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters on a boat trip from Folly Bridge in Oxford.
To entertain the children he told them a story about a little girl
"03.07.2016 15:00:00" Thorn Spider Meet the remarkable little thorn spider collected by #CharlesDarwin on his voyage to Australia. Steven Williams shows us this special creature, now kept at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
"02.07.2016 15:00:00" Photos from University of Oxford's post Did you know that many of Oxford's colleges have resident cats? They are a regular part of college life and can often be found in the Porter's Lodge and lounging in the grounds!
Click the photos for their names and stories!
"01.07.2016 15:00:01" Photos from University of Oxford's post Today marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War.
Vera Brittain was a nurse, writer, feminist, and pacifist. Her brother, fiancé, and friends were killed during the war. She wrote this poem
"30.06.2016 15:00:01" medium.com The future of work Technology has always changed employment, but the rise of robotics and artificial intelligence could transform it beyond recognition… Is your job at risk of being done by robots or AI in the next 20 years? Oxford researchers are investigating how technology will transform employment.
Are you ready for the future of work? Read on and find out...
"29.06.2016 15:00:00" Photos from University of Oxford's post A BIG warm welcome to everyone coming to our Undergraduate Open Days today and tomorrow! Our students and staff are ready to meet you and answer your questions, come and say hello :)
"28.06.2016 15:00:00" ox.ac.uk Huge helium discovery 'a life-saving find' | University of Oxford A new approach to gas exploration has discovered a huge helium gas field, which could address the increasingly critical shortage of this vital yet rare element. Helium doesn't just make your voice squeaky, it plays a crucial role in medicine, science and technology. But we are currently facing a critical shortage of this vital yet rare element.
Until now it has never been found intentionally, but researchers at
"27.06.2016 15:00:01" audioboom.com Henry Bonsu (Magdalen, 1986), freelance journalist and broadcaster Freelance journalist and broadcaster Henry Bonsu shares his experiences studying Modern Languages at Magdalen College and offers an insight into what it was like to be a black student at Oxford in the late eighties. Bonsu started his career as a Trying to decide what career path to pursue? "Be honest with yourself, because you will work hardest at that which you are most keen on". Great advice from alumnus Henry Bonsu.
In this podcast he reflects on his time at Oxford, being a black student in
"26.06.2016 15:00:01" ox.ac.uk Open days | University of Oxford The tutors and students I spoke to on the open day were all incredibly encouraging and welcoming and I loved the thought of studying in such a unique community of passionate and friendly students. Francesca, 2014 graduate Are you coming to our Undergraduate Open Days on 29 and 30 June?
Prepare with our Open Day guide and look out for our friendly student helpers on the day.
"25.06.2016 15:00:02" huffingtonpost.co.uk Over Half of Students at Oxford Are Supporting Refugees Do you remember the image of two-year-old Aylan Kurdis' body on a Turkish beach, which shook social media? How did you feel when you looked at it? Did yo... Students at Oxford do more than just study... This inspiring group of students have raised £240,000 for scholarships for refugees.
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"24.06.2016 15:00:00" medium.com EU referendum — views from Oxford We share views from six Oxford academics in response to the EU referendum results, including social media's role in the debate, the future… How did we get here and what does the future hold? Six Oxford academics share their views on the momentous EU referendum result.
#EURef #EUReferendum #EURefResults
"24.06.2016 12:50:01" Timeline Photos "I am confident that our wonderful cosmopolitan community of scholars and students united in our commitment to education and research will continue to thrive and will emerge even stronger from these extraordinary times."
A message from our
"23.06.2016 15:00:00" Encaenia Ceremony 2016 Yesterday we held our annual 'Encaenia' ceremony, which dates back to the 17th century. Leading figures from the arts and sciences were awarded honorary Oxford degrees, including neurobiologist Cornelia Bargmann, filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, and architect
"23.06.2016 09:00:00" aboutmyvote.co.uk Home - About my vote How to register and vote in UK elections. Today the UK will vote either to remain in or leave the European Union. Make sure your voice is heard, don't forget to vote!
Your polling card will tell you where to go or you can contact your local electoral registration office:
"22.06.2016 15:00:00" Margaret MacMillan on Public History What role should historians play in public debates? At a recent event on public history celebrated historian Margaret MacMillan explored how the past keeps changing and how history can be a dangerous subject.
"21.06.2016 15:00:01" Photos from University of Oxford's post Most of our students have now finished their exams! Thanks to an ancient Oxford tradition you can tell whether someone is about to finish their exams by the colour of their carnation.
"Carnations have a special meaning for anyone at this university. When
"21.06.2016 11:30:31" University of Oxford's cover photo The Radcliffe Camera viewed from Exeter College.
"20.06.2016 15:00:00" Our refugee system is failing. Here's how we can fix it. Our refugee system is failing. Here's how we can fix it...
To mark #WorldRefugeeDay we share this inspiring talk by Alexander Betts, Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs at Oxford, speaking for TED in February.
"19.06.2016 15:00:01" oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk The Big Questions - "Relationships" 2 - New Fathers | www.oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk I'm an evolutionary anthropologist which means I study the influence that evolution has had upon human behaviour, physiology and anatomy. I am particularly interested in close human relationships: Happy Fathers' Day! How do fathers build a bond with their children? Dr Anna Machin explores in this fascinating podcast.
"18.06.2016 15:00:00" Katherine Viner on Truth and Reality in a Hyper-Connected World How can we put the search for truth back at the heart of the media?
In May we were joined by Katherine Viner, the editor-in-chief of the major UK newspaper The Guardian. In her powerful lecture she explored how we can make news meaningful again in the
"17.06.2016 15:00:00" youtube.com Jonathan Cross on Neo-Classicism and Myth | Stravinsky: Myths & Rituals Stravinsky's career is punctuated by the retelling of classical myths: Oedipus, Apollon musagète, Persephone, Orpheus, Agon. It was through these myths that ... Born #OnThisDay in 1882 Igor Stravinsky was one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. His innovative ballet 'The Rite of Spring' was so avant-garde that it caused riots at its premiere.
Watch this video with Oxford Professor of
"16.06.2016 15:00:00" Photos from University of Oxford's post What was Oxford like in the 1900s? These rare photos bring Edwardian Oxford back to life...
"15.06.2016 15:00:00" oxfordshiresciencefestival.com Home This year, the Oxfordshire Science Festival kickstarts a new format! Thanks to the support of Science Oxford, we're hoping to build a major science festival in Oxfordshire over the coming years.... Is there life on other planets? How did the universe begin? Why do people migrate? Is the genetic engineering of humans ethically justified?
These are just some of the thought-provoking questions our researchers will tackle at this year's Oxfordshire
"14.06.2016 15:00:01" Marcus du Sautoy on the Unknown Are there limits to what we can discover about our physical universe? Are there ideas so complex that they are beyond the conception of our finite human brains?
At a public lecture to celebrate the launch of his new book Marcus du Sautoy shared how the
"13.06.2016 15:00:00" wordsinwartime.wordpress.com A is for Amazon. Being Amazonian in WW1. Amazon was, in 1884, one of the first entries to be published in the Oxford English Dictionary. Deriving from the classical languages, it had already acquired, as the dictionary explained, a rang… What did it mean to be described as 'Amazonian' in the First World War?
In this fascinating blog Professor Lynda Mugglestone examines 'female warriors' and the rhetoric of war.
"13.06.2016 10:00:23" University of Oxford's cover photo Compassion and support from across Oxford for LGBTQ and US communities. #Orlando
"13.06.2016 09:59:52" Timeline Photos Compassion and support from across Oxford for LGBTQ and US communities. #Orlando
"12.06.2016 15:00:00" audioboom.com How are mountains made? How do we discover the origins of mountains? Rock climber, mountaineer and geologist, Professor Mike Searle, explains how his work to understand mountain ranges, particularly the Himalayas, can unearth clues about the origins of mountains. From trekking How is a mountain made?
In this podcast Oxford geologist Professor Mike Searle explains how his work to understand mountain ranges, particularly the Himalayas, can unearth clues about the origins of mountains.
"12.06.2016 09:00:00" eventbrite.co.uk Big Healthcare Challenges in chronic disease - 6th July 2016 Big Challenges need Big Ideas Wednesday 6th July 2016 12.00pm - 6.30pm Venue: Saïd Business School, University of Oxford Big Healthcare Challenges, the 2016 Isis Innovation, Oxford AHSN and BRC Technology Showcase, will highlight the most exciting From breakthroughs in the fight against dementia to the development of better patient care, Oxford is at the forefront of innovation in healthcare.
This year researchers have developed a new test to diagnose Parkinson's Disease, found a way to treat
"11.06.2016 15:00:00" Cameroon Stories Would you like to help give a book to 2,000 children in Cameroon? AND preserve the region's amazing stories?
A conservation project led by a team of Oxford researchers has sparked a remarkable campaign to publish the traditional folk tales told by local
"10.06.2016 15:00:00" Macaque Shell Pounding New research shows these amazing macaque in Thailand have learnt to use stone tools to open nuts and oysters.
Oxford researchers excavated stone tools from decades ago, giving us a fascinating insight into the history of monkey technology.
"09.06.2016 15:00:00" ox.ac.uk Babies don't just look cute, scientists find | University of Oxford What is it about the sight of an infant that makes almost everyone crack a smile? Big eyes, chubby cheeks, and a button nose? An infectious laugh, soft skin, and a captivating smell? While we have long known that babies look cute, Oxford University The science behind cuteness: why do babies make us smile?
"08.06.2016 15:00:00" Researching the Reef: fish and coral of the Caribbean Happy World Oceans Day! Meet Oxford researchers Vanessa Lovenburg and Dominic Andradi-Brown who are working in the oceans of Honduras to understand how human activity is shaping native coral populations.
"07.06.2016 15:00:00" ox.ac.uk Fish can recognise human faces, new research shows | University of Oxford A species of tropical fish has been shown to be able to distinguish between human faces. It is the first time fish have demonstrated this ability. Amazing new research shows that fish can recognise human faces.
"05.06.2016 15:00:00" Do animal extinctions make the planet less fertile? How is the extinction of large animals over 10,000 years ago still affecting our world today?
For World Environment Day we share this video with Dr Chris Doughty exploring how animal extinctions make the planet less fertile.
"04.06.2016 15:00:00" Oxford Open Days Interested in applying to Oxford? Come and meet us at our Open Days on 29 and 30 June!
"03.06.2016 15:00:00" Scientists show that dogs were domesticated twice Where do domestic dogs come from? An international team of scientists have made a groundbreaking discovery revealing that dogs may have been domesticated not once, as widely believed, but twice.
Here two Oxford scientists who were part of the project
"02.06.2016 15:00:00" theconversation.com Alice in the asylum: Wonderland and the real mad tea parties of the Victorians Madness allows us to challenge the stereotypes of the rational world. How does Disney's newest Alice adventure reflect ideas about the imagination, madness and 'female hysteria' in the Victorian era? Franziska Kohlt explores.
"01.06.2016 15:00:00" torch.ox.ac.uk Childhood Adversity and Lifetime Resilience | TORCH Childhood Adversity and Lifetime Resilience is a new interdisciplinary research project, innovatively bringing together historical and psychological approaches to consider pathways to resilience across the life-course. The project is led by Dr Lucy Bowes For International Children's Day discover how a new Oxford project brings together historians and psychologists to understand the experiences of children who grew up in disadvantaged circumstances.
By understanding the past they hope to make improvements
"31.05.2016 15:00:00" Saving the Past: Digitisation at the Bodleian Libraries How do you ensure the legacy of ancient texts?
We hear from the team at the Bodleian Libraries who are perfecting the art of digitisation.
"30.05.2016 15:00:00" womeninscience.ox.ac.uk Welcome — Women in Science We interviewed 39 women scientists all working at Oxford. The aim of the project was to provide support to women making career decisions, by offering them the opportunity to explore a broad range of experiences shared by other women through video What is it like being a woman working in science at Oxford?
A new project shares the experiences of 39 different women and explores how the culture of science is changing. po.st/YVW59w
"29.05.2016 15:00:00" Digital Humanities at Oxford How can technology help us in our search for knowledge?
Find out how Digital Humanities uses digital tools to enrich research and address global challenges.
"28.05.2016 15:00:00" Emma Smith on Forgetting in the Digital Age 'Remembering not forgetting is the enemy of creative reinvention.'
Professor Emma Smith makes a stand for the creative potential of forgetting in the digital age.
"27.05.2016 15:00:00" Microsculpture Ever wondered what a beetle's wing looks like at high magnification?
'Microsculpture' is a remarkable new exhibition opening today at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. It looks at the Museum's fantastic insect collections through a series
"26.05.2016 15:00:00" Simon Armitage on Walt Whitman A spine-tingling reading of Walt Whitman's rhapsodic poem 'I Sing the Body Electric' by our wonderful Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage.
"25.05.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Professor Andrew Wiles, who was awarded the prestigious Abel Prize for mathematics at a ceremony in Norway yesterday!
He said 'these Eureka moments are what a mathematician lives for, the burst of creativity that is all the more
"24.05.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Oxford is home to the largest Digital Humanities summer school in Europe.
Bringing together people with a passion for digital from around the world, the summer school is an amazing place to learn new knowledge and skills and be part of a Digital
"23.05.2016 15:00:00" theconversation.com Would we want to regenerate brains of patients who are clinically dead? A newly registered trial aims to research reanimating brain dead people. But even if it works, it's not clear who the new person would be. Would we want to regenerate brains in patients who are clinically dead?
Professor Anders Sandberg explores the ethical questions in The Conversation UK.
"22.05.2016 15:00:00" audioboom.com Kathleen Sullivan (Wadham, 1976), leading lawyer Kathleen Sullivan praises the tutorial system and her Oxford education, explaining how it has contributed to her successful career in academia and the courtroom. She shares her experiences as the former Dean of Stanford Law School, and refers to her work Our graduates go on to do amazing things.
Alumna Kathleen Sullivan is a leading lawyer and was the first woman to be a name partner at an American Law 100 firm.
In this podcast she shares her memories of studying at Oxford, her proudest legal
"21.05.2016 15:00:01" audioboom.com Ruby Wax (Kellogg, 2010), comedian and broadcaster Comedian and broadcaster Ruby Wax shares her experiences of studying mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy and why she taken on a mission to save the world's mental health. Wax started her career as a comic interviewer with shows such as Don't 'You have to reinvent at a certain stage in your life' says Ruby Wax, the comedian and broadcaster who returned to her passion for psychology by studying a Master's in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Oxford.
In this podcast Ruby talks
"20.05.2016 15:00:00" A Serious Game for Saving Lives How can an app help health workers in Africa to keep more children alive?
"19.05.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Oxford is a place where ideas can grow into life-changing businesses.
Former student Srin Madipalli used funding from Oxford's Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship to co-found Accomable, the 'Airbnb for disabled people'.
Since then it has raised
"18.05.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Happy #InternationalMuseumDay! Did you know we have eight museums and collections with over 8.5 MILLION objects?
Our museums are free and open to all.
"17.05.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos The latest innovation to come out of Oxford is a new super-resolution microscope that can zoom in on objects as tiny as structures inside living cells.
The Nanoimager has been developed by a team of interdisciplinary researchers at Oxford Nanoimaging, a
"16.05.2016 15:00:00" People Power How can we contribute to a cheaper, more reliable and cleaner energy future?
"15.05.2016 15:00:00" Timeline Photos Last year St Edmund Hall, one of Oxford's colleges, celebrated the 3,000th female student joining the college.
To mark this milestone they commissioned a series of portrait photographs of inspirational women with a connection to the college.
"14.05.2016 15:00:00" podcasts.ox.ac.uk 'Death Masks: Facing the Dead' | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures Emily Knight gives a TORCH bite-size talk at the Ashmolean Museum's DEADFriday event 'Why do we as humans so often feel the need to preserve the image of, and commemorate, the dead?'
Oxford researcher Emily Knight works on death masks, 'final portraits teetering on the boundary of past and present.'
In this podcast she examines the
"13.05.2016 09:00:00" Timeline Photos Explore Oxford's museums after dark tonight with the Museums at Night Festival.
The Pitt Rivers Museum, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Ashmolean Museum are all open for a late night of music, dancing, bite-size talks, pop-up
"12.05.2016 15:00:00" Photos from University of Oxford's post We were honoured to welcome His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge to Oxford yesterday to officially open three new buildings.
Prince William met students and staff and opened the Blavatnik School of Government, Magdalen College's Longwall Library and
"11.05.2016 15:00:00" Framed! LiveFriday Take a journey through the history of portaiture with the Ashmolean Museum.
They will open for a late night event on Friday 13 May exploring the world of portraits from gargoyles to pop-art, face-swaps to selfies, and Mummies to Warhol.
"10.05.2016 15:00:00" How do people with depression see faces? How do people with depression see faces?
Professor Catherine Harmer explains how understanding facial recognition can help us find better antidepressants.
"09.05.2016 15:00:00" Inspirational Teachers 2016 Behind every Oxford student is a truly inspirational teacher who challenged them to unlock their full potential.
For the last six years we've asked schools to nominate the teachers who helped their students get into Oxford. Here are this year's amazing
"09.05.2016 13:32:18" EU Migration to the UK Short video from the Migration Observatory exploring various aspects of EU migration to the UK.
"08.05.2016 15:00:01" oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk New podcast "New Fathers" from Oxford Sparks "I'm an evolutionary anthropologist which means I study the influence that evolution has had upon human behaviour, physiology and anatomy." An evolutionary anthropologist looks at how new fathers bond with their children.
"07.05.2016 15:00:00" What do we actually know about EU migration to the UK and the EU migrants that live here?
"06.05.2016 15:00:00" Timeline Photos You may know Christopher Wren as the architect of many iconic buildings, including the Sheldonian Theatre, but did you know he also invented musical instruments, dissected frogs and created scientific instruments during his time in Oxford?
"05.05.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos To celebrate seven Oxford academics being elected Fellows of the Royal Society we look back at Oxford's long history with the Society, which started at Wadham College when John Wilkins formed a group of super scientists here during the 1600s.
"04.05.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Congratulations to our seven academics who have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society!
Past fellows have included Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
The Oxford researchers who have been elected are: Steven Balbus
"03.05.2016 15:00:01" audioboom.com Roger Crisp for Unequal World Read the full interview here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/research/research-in-conversation/unequal-world/professor-roger-crisp How should we think about equality in ethics? Why do some people find it easier to give than others? Discussing how we should think A moral philosopher discusses the moral obligation of governments to do more to help refugees.
"02.05.2016 15:00:00" audioboom.com Ursula Martin for Ada Lovelace An audioBoom by University of Oxford A computer scientist describes the legacy of Ada Lovelace - just how unusual were her ideas in her time?
"01.05.2016 15:00:00" You may have heard the angelic sounds of this morning's May Day singing. Here we show you how that choir is brought together and the personalities involved.
"30.04.2016 15:00:00" audioboom.com Helen Townley for Entrepreneurial Academics Read the full interview here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/research/research-in-conversation/entrepreneurial-academics/helen-townley-and-xerion Helen Townley works at Oxford's Science Park in Begbroke. She works to find innovative uses of nanoparticles and A biomedical engineer describes the ultimate aim of her career - to create a way of administering chemotherapy without side effects.
"29.04.2016 15:00:01" audioboom.com Stephen Pulman for Acquiring Language Read the full interview here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/research/research-in-conversation/acquiring-language/professor-stephen-pulman Professor Pulman, a computer linguist, looks at how we can get computers to simulate language learning and what it is A computer linguist outlines the limits of what a computer can understand of human speech.
"28.04.2016 15:00:01" audioboom.com Victoria Murphy for Acquiring Language Read the full interview here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/research/research-in-conversation/acquiring-language/professor-victoria-murphy Professor Murphy from the Oxford Department of Education looks at the differences in literary and linguistic development in An educational psychologist describes the benefit of growing up bilingual.
"27.04.2016 15:00:01" audioboom.com Liz Tunbridge for How to Live a Happy Life A psychiatrist analyses to what extent our genes can predetermine how happy we are. Read the full interview at: http://www.ox.ac.uk/research/research-in-conversation/how-live-happy-life/professor-liz-tunbridge A psychiatrist analyses to what extent our genes can predetermine how happy we are.
"26.04.2016 15:00:00" audioboom.com Jeff McMahan for How to Live a Happy Life Jeff is a professor of moral philosophy. Here he explains how we can live a life that is personally satisfying as well as morally good. Read the full interview at: A professor of moral philosophy explains how we can be both good and happy.
"25.04.2016 15:05:52" audioboom.com Will MacAskill for How to Live a Happy Life Will is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Lincoln College, Oxford. Here he talks about how doing meaningful work, and giving everything above £20,000 of his salary to charity, has made him happier. Read the full interview at: A philosopher talks about how meaningful work and giving everything above £20,000 of his salary has made him happier.
"24.04.2016 15:00:01" audioboom.com Bronwyn Tarr for How to Live a Happy Life Dr Bronwyn Tarr is a psychologist at Oxford. Here she offers an evolutionary explanation for why we dance, and why dancing creates feelings of collective joy. Read the full interview at: Why do humans dance?
We speak to a former zoologist, now psychologist, who looks at the potential evolutionary function of dance in human life.
"23.04.2016 15:00:00" Ever wondered what a beetle's wing looks like at high magnification?
'Microsculpture' is a remarkable new exhibition from Oxford University's Museum of Natural History looking at the Museum's fantastic insect collections through a series of beautifully
"22.04.2016 15:00:31" oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk People and plants - balancing conservation and commerce Whether we like it or not there are going to be threats to natural environments by commercial enterprises - hear more here! "By doing this research hopefully we will be able to hold back a little bit that terrible wave of destruction that's going on."
Hear about Oxford's work to preserve biodiversity in Africa.
"21.04.2016 15:00:02" storify.com University of Oxford What does Oxford look like through the lens of top Instagrammers?
We invited them here to find out...
"20.04.2016 15:00:01" pv.webbyawards.com Vote for Oxford's Digital.Bodleian to win a Webby! The Webby Awards is the leading international award honouring excellence on the Internet - vote for Oxford now! We're up for an award!
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"19.04.2016 15:00:00" storify.com University of Oxford A new Shakespeare First Folio has been discovered on the remote Scottish Isle of Bute.
Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Oxford, authenticated the work.
Discover how the book came to light and reactions to it around the world.
"18.04.2016 15:00:00" 'The way the world consumes news is undergoing a profound shift.'
Watch to hear more from Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism's latest Digital News Report.
"16.04.2016 15:00:04" ox.ac.uk Michael Plant - a brand new interview from University of Oxford - read it now! 'If you look at what people actually do to be happier, it seems nearly everyone tries to change the external facts. Almost no one thinks about actively retraining... A philosopher shares 4 practical tips for how to live a happier life day to day
"15.04.2016 15:02:09" theconversation.com Want to be popular? You'd better follow some simple moral rules A new study reveals that we are more likely to trust people who follow simple moral rules – or at least give moral problems some serious thought - read it now! Would you kill one person to save five?
Before you make your decision, you should know your popularity could depend on it. Two Oxford psychologists walk us through how our popularity is linked to our perceived trustworthiness.
"14.04.2016 15:00:00" What do the social networks of woodland mice look like?
A team of ecologists working in the University's research woodland are investigating the social patterns and identifying different behavioural characteristics of the creatures.
"13.04.2016 15:00:01" audioboom.com Simon Armitage reads 'Reed Song' by Kevin Young in his second public lecture as Professor of... When I look too long at rivers you are there. Your tightening hair. It is then I pick up my horn play again your name to whomever, ever, will hear. 'When I look too long at rivers you are there'
In his second public lecture as Oxford's Professor of Poetry, Simon Armitage reads the beautiful and mournful poem 'Reed Song' by Kevin Young.
"12.04.2016 15:00:00" A new copy of Shakespeare's First Folio has been found in a country house on the Scottish island of Bute.
'The vast majority of leaves in the Bute First Folio are indeed genuine First Folio leaves.'
Watch the story of an Oxford academic authenticating a
"11.04.2016 15:03:49" ndcn.ox.ac.uk The Oxford Online Programme in Sleep Medicine - find out more now! The Online Programme in Sleep Medicine leads to a PGDip or MSc. It is hosted by the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi), University of Oxford. Ever wondered how sleep affects your brain; both the health benefits of sleeping well and the implications of disturbed sleep?
Oxford's Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences is offering a new online programme in sleep medicine, leading to a
"10.04.2016 15:00:05" audioboom.com Lord Patten (Balliol, 1962), Chancellor of the University of Oxford The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH describes his long-standing links with Oxford and his high-profile political career in this wide-ranging podcast interview. From reading Modern History as an undergraduate to his role today as the Chancellor of the Lord Patten of Barnes reflects on his high-profile career and shares his political insights in this Alumni Voices podcast. He reflects on reading Modern History and playing cricket as an undergraduate at Balliol, to his position today as the Chancellor of
"09.04.2016 15:00:00" audioboom.com Mara Yamauchi (St. Anne's, 1992), marathon runner and coach Olympic athlete and public speaker Mara Yamauchi shares her experiences training for competitive sports and offers an insight into what it takes to become a world-class long distance runner. Our graduates go on to do amazing things.
Olympic athlete and Oxford alumna Mara Yamauchi shares her experiences training for competitive sports and offers an insight into what it takes to become a world-class long distance runner.