Ebola: Background and current Status

Image Credit: bhossfeld (CC0) Ebola is a highly virulent viral disease that spreads to humans from infected animals. Predominantly spreading throughout Africa, it was relatively obscure until 2013. Starting in 2013, a large scale outbreak shocked the world with the possibility that it could spread trans-nationally. Although it does seem that the defences against Ebola […]

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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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Tampons take over the Radcliffe Camera

Students decorated the Radcliffe Camera with tampon-themed bunting this week to highlight problems faced by women and girls in developing countries. Members of the committee of the University’s Oxfam group placed the bunting around the railings on Monday as part of a “Tampon Takeover” campaign to improve provision of sanitary products in developing countries. The […]

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