Businessman ‘leaves £41m’ fortune to Oxfam

Image Credit: Chris McAuley / The First Oxfam Shop / CC BY-SA 2.0 The multi-millionaire catering boss, Richard Cousins, has left £41m to the Oxford-based charity, Oxfam, after dying alongside his family in a plane crash. Mr Cousins was chief executive of Compass Group, and was only 58 years old, when he died alongside his fiancée, magazine editor Emma Bowden, […]

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Green Councillor gets mis-directed ‘hate mail’ over St Clement’s Ward renaming

Image Credit: Steve Daniels (CC BY-SA 2.0) Craig Simmons, Councillor for St. Mary’s ward and Green party member, has received “mis-directed” hate mail for the proposal to rename the extended St. Mary’s ward in memory of Sir Roger Bannister. The world-famous athlete, who was also a celebrated neurologist and a master of Pembroke College from […]

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Oxford academics call for more research into the effectiveness of meat-consumption intervention schemes 

Image Credit: Cowles Communications, Inc. (Public Domain) Despite recognising that, due to the perceived normality of its place in our diet, the choice to eat meat goes largely unexamined, environmental researchers at Oxford University have stressed that ‘social norms can and do change’, and ought to be ‘aided by coordinated efforts of civil society, health […]

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Varsity Line re-opening becomes closer

Image Credit: Dtcdthingy (CC BY-SA 3.0) Plans for the next stage of the re-opening of the Oxford to Cambridge Varsity line have been submitted to the Government. The line, more formally known as the East-West rail scheme, is scheduled to open fully in the mid 2020s, replacing its former incarnation which closed in the 1960s. […]

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New College student graduates at 95

Image Credit: first degree photography/ Mel Cunningham A former member of New College, John Phillip Trower, graduated on Saturday (28th July) at the age of 95. Born in 1923, he spent four years at Eton before he came up. Mr Trower was an undergraduate in history at the College during WW2, matriculating in January 1941 and […]

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