Controversial Islamic preacher speaks at Union

Controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik addressed the Oxford Union on Friday despite the exclusion order against him entering the UK. Naik gave a speech and answered questions via video link from India to a crowd of students and other onlookers at the event, organised by the famous debating society. In his speech, Naik blamed […]

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Oxford stargazers find new planets

This week, NASA confirmed the discovery of the 15th new planet reported by stargazers to an Oxford University website. Planethunters.org was set up by the University’s Physics Department nearly two years ago to test NASA’s Kepler Project, which is devoted to the search for new planets in the so-called “Goldilocks Zone” near a star – […]

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Pryde and Prejudiss?

Jane Austen works were the “product of her editor” The works of Jane Austen may not have been written entirely by Austen herself, according to Professor Kathryn Sutherland of Oxford’s English Faculty. After studying a collection of 1100 pages of Austen’s original, handwritten prose, Sutherland concluded that the “polished style we see in Emma and […]

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