Scammers found to sell fake OU awards

An investigation by the Times has revealed that some Ukrainian businessmen are capitalizing upon Oxford’s academic reputation to sell millions of pounds worth of fake awards and honours. The Europe Business Assembly (EBA) is selling awards supposedly from Oxford University, such as the “Queen Victoria Commemorative Award”, for up to £9,300, targeting individuals in countries […]

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Pronouns and ‘snowflake professors’ – recent Oxford headlines are a misleading smokescreen

A string of articles calling into question University practices relies on old material to justify conjecture and namecalling, argues Chris Allnutt. The Mail on Sunday reported last weekend that academics at the University of Oxford are being offered counselling to ensure their wellbeing during potentially traumatic research: “Now Oxford shields its ‘snowflake’ professors,” wrote Jonathan […]

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From ‘First Kiss’ to ‘Undress Me’ – awkwardly juggling science and Cyrus

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKZa-Kb4Nng]   Perhaps I am revealing myself as a cynic, but Tatia Pilieva’s ‘First Kiss’ (a video of ten pairs of strangers sharing a kiss) was, as the tender examination of romance it was purported to be, pretty excruciating. The “beautiful moments [that] took place when nothing was happening”, in the words of Pilieva, […]

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