Bats and Pangolins not sold at Wuhan markets, says Oxford research

Image Description: Yellow flowers with the Radcliffe Camera in the background. Research by Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Fellow, Professor David Macdonald, has shown that neither bats nor pangolins were sold at Wuhan’s wet markets between May 2017 and November 2019. Until now the leading hypothesis for the origins of COVID-19, the disease responsible for the ongoing […]

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Prince Charles visits Oxford

Image Description: Prince Charles joins EU leaders at Low Carbon Prosperity Summit. On the 8th of June, Tuesday, the Prince of Wales visited Somerville College as it celebrates its 140th anniversary and marks 100 years of Oxford degrees for women. Prince Charles was greeted on arrival by Somerville’s Principal, Baroness Janet Royall. Baroness Royall accompanied […]

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Undergraduate Admissions Report shows record numbers from state schools

The University of Oxford has just published its annual Undergraduate Admissions Report, which provides details of the success rate of British undergraduate applications by educational, racial and socio-economic background as well as by subject and college. Now in its fourth year of publication, the report reveals that Oxford continues to attract students from all backgrounds, […]

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Exclusive interview: Wuhan professor recounts city’s harrowing coronavirus response

The World Health Organisation recognised coronavirus as a global pandemic on 11th March. Today, over a quarter of the global population is under lockdown, and over 1 million cases have been confirmed globally. Wuhan city, in China’s Hubei province, the birthplace and original epicentre of the outbreak, has seen more than 50,000 coronavirus cases, with […]

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The Augar report will not ease the difficulties of university funding

Image Description: Edinburgh students protest against university fees in London Education, education, education. The rallying cry of New Labour still echoes through political discourse today, perhaps more than ever, as students remain unsatisfied with the provision of university education. Oxford is in many ways exceptional, but in the debate around education it finds itself mired […]

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