Like lots of academic research, the new Oxford University study into us short-arses (I qualify, I believe) says nothing terribly new. Supposed "Short Man Syndrome" has been around for as long as us short blokes have taken our tiny strides across God's earth.
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Tuesday 28 May 2013
Benefit changes, rising private rents, and depleted social housing all force councils to spend billions at Travelodge and Premier Inn in stop-gap measures to help evicted families
Sunday 26 May 2013
Geza Vermes, who died on 8 May at the age of 88, was a translator of the Dead Sea Scrolls acclaimed for his books exploring the Jewish background of Christ. The scrolls were a cache of documents written between 200 BC and AD 200 discovered in caves at Qumran, near Jericho, between 1947 and 1956. Vermes published the first English translation of the scrolls in 1962. The scrolls gave an insight to Jewish practices and thought at the time Jesus was preaching, and they informed books by Vermes on the historical Jesus beginning with Jesus the Jew (1973); The Authentic Gospel of Jesus (2003) was a commentary on all the sayings attributed to Jesus in the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.
'Court is just as traumatic': Girl who faced aggressive cross-examination aged nine says she has never recovered
Friday 24 May 2013
Barristers and campaigners call for pre-recorded court interviews as girl who faced aggressive cross-examination aged nine says she has never recovered from her ordeal
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Steve Wilhite, creator of the GIF has sparked controversy by declaring during an interview that his creation is properly pronounced "Jif".
Oxford 'commoners' jibe may be a one-off, but it belies a deeper truth about the university's commitment to access
Monday 20 May 2013
How to get the commoners in? That’s the question Oxford University spends £11m every year trying to answer - £3m annually on outreach activities in schools and sixth-form colleges, in addition to the £8m it spends on bursaries for needy students, the most generous system of undergraduate support for low-income students in the UK.
Tory Lord Feldman to face questions about allegations he described grassroots activists as 'swivel-eyed loons'
Sunday 19 May 2013
The Conservative Party Chairman, Lord Feldman, has privately admitted speaking to journalists who reported a senior Tory figure describing local party activists as “swivel-eyed loons”, it emerged on Sunday.
Oxford child paedophile gang: Council chief Joanna Simons insists shes will not resign as seven men are found guilty of child rape, trafficking and organising prostitution
Wednesday 15 May 2013
The belated conviction of seven men who groomed and sexually abused children in Oxford reveals an appalling failure of care, as council boss vows to stay on
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Budding philosophers, linguists, mathematicians and historians can do no better than head to Oxbridge to study, new research suggests.
Thursday 02 May 2013
An Oxford professor has claimed white Britons 'will be a minority' in the UK before 2070 if current population trends continue.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Outlook Even in the midst of a general economic malaise, some groups will be benefiting. It shouldn't come as much surprise that among the cheerful contingent are the people behind Primark, the discount clothes retailer.
Friday 05 April 2013
The Italian's appointment has proved hugely controversial
Thursday 04 April 2013
A defendant in the trial of an alleged sex gang has admitted having sex with one of his accusers, but insisted it was consensual. Giving evidence today, Mohammed Karrar denied "lying through his teeth" as he said allegations he raped and trafficked teenage girls for sex over a period of around five years were false.
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Keith Weston, rector of St Ebbe's Church, Oxford, was widely regarded as one of the foremost Bible expositors of his generation. He played a vital part in an ambitious plan by the then Inter-Varsity Fellowship (now UCCF) to see Bible-teaching churches in all UK and Irish university towns. Weston's twofold ministry was to allow scripture to inform the thinking of his church members in whatever sphere they served, and to raise up other preachers who would do the same.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Sir Matthew Pinsent would relish the opportunity to umpire the first ever women's Boat Race to be held on the Championship course between Putney and Mortlake when the event moves from Henley in 2015.
Sunday 31 March 2013
Oxford won the 159th Boat Race yesterday by a length and a third, closing the gap on Cambridge in the head-to-head tally, which now stands at 81 wins to 77 in Cambridge's favour. In distinctly wintry conditions, the Oxford crew took control early on, eventually winning by four seconds in 17:28 – the quickest time since 2009.
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