Scientists at Oxford win funding to develop new research into health and the environment

Two scientists from Oxford University have been awarded an £80,000 fellowship to develop their research into health and renewable energy sources. Tim Sudmeier’s project looks at creating ammonia through electrolysis in order to store electricity from wind farms and other renewable energy sources. The other project, led by Tom Fleming, has been researching drugs that […]

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Oxford receives more applications than Cambridge again

Oxford has continued to receive more undergraduate applicants than Cambridge this year, 15% more than its long time rival. Although some have attributed this to Oxford’s attempts to improve student access from less privileged backgrounds others have also cited Cambridge’s tougher A-level grade requirements. Record numbers of teenagers have applied to both institutions this year, […]

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ISoc officer criticises Prevent strategy

In an interview given to Belgium’s national francophone broadcaster this week, Martyn Rush, an MPhil student at St. Anthony’s College and current Politics Officer of the Oxford University Islamic Society, strongly criticised the government’s Prevent strategy, which has been established in order to combat radicalisation in schools, colleges and universities across the country. Describing the […]

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Oxford marginalia makes national news

A Facebook group allowing Oxford students to share photos of outrageous, fascinating and witty margin notes in library books was picked up by national newspapers this week. ‘Oxford University Marginalia’ currently has 5,556 members who post photographs of interesting margin notes. The group was noticed by The Telegraph last Thursday. The paper wrote: “Completing a […]

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Jo Johnson visits quantum laboratories following announcement of £204m science fund

Earlier this week Jo Johnson, the Universities and Science Minister, took a tour around Oxford’s leading quantum research facilities and robotics labs to announce new investment in front line physics and engineering. This move comes as part of an overarching government commitment to UK science investment, with £6.9 billion invested in laboratories and equipment to […]

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Somerville College JCR badly damaged

A large amount of damage was done to Somerville College last week when on Thursday night, a group of individuals vandalised the JCR. Damaged items included the JCR’s new table tennis table whilst litter and alcohol covered large parts of the room. JCR President, Louis Mercier, cleaned the JCR himself after scouts threatened a fine […]

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Parent advice group suggests highly-selective schools hinder Oxbridge application success for some

A parent advice group has suggested that highly-selective schools can hinder some students’ chances of getting into Oxbridge. According to its Twitter page, The Parent Brief “offers advice and information on all the aspects of your child’s education and wellbeing”. Its latest book, Independent School Entrance, was published this month containing “expert advice”, league tables […]

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