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Friday 10 June 2011
When the actor Hugh Grant picked up the British Medical Journal's Lifetime Achievement Award for Medical Communication on behalf of Dr Ann McPherson, he described her as "part doctor, part campaigner, part stalker" for her subtle, persistent, and ultimately successful pursuit of his support, and said it was "a massive honour" for him to help pick up her award (which he did alongside Ann's husband, Klim).
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Academics at Oxford University today passed a vote of no confidence in Universities Minister David Willetts.
Wednesday 25 May 2011
On a visit to Oxford University Michelle Obama tells schoolgirls they have the talent and the drive to get an elite education.
Tuesday 17 May 2011
Over the last few years all we’ve heard is economic crisis, recession, negative growth, budget cuts and, well, you get the picture.
Thursday 12 May 2011
Laura Syrett, 24, is studying for an MSt in English literature at Oxford University, having earned a first in English at the University of Durham. She started the course having done one year of a law conversion, with a view to becoming a barrister.
Tuesday 10 May 2011
Breast-fed babies grow into better behaved and more emotionally stable children than those that are bottle fed, a study has shown.
Friday 06 May 2011
On 6 May 1954, Roger Bannister, a 25-year-old medical student at Oxford University, broke one of the enduring barriers of athletics - the elusive four-minute mile.
Tuesday 12 April 2011
David Cameron was embroiled in a race row with Oxford University yesterday after claiming that only one black student had started studying at the university last year.
Sunday 10 April 2011
Aldermore, the new British bank, has appointed the former head of Barclays' £60bn mortgage business as a non-executive director.
Saturday 12 March 2011
The appointment of former Hong Kong governor Lord Patten as the chairman of the BBC Trust has been approved by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee.
Friday 25 February 2011
Former Hong Kong governor Lord Patten has been chosen as the Government's preferred candidate to succeed Sir Michael Lyons as chairman of the BBC Trust.
Thursday 24 February 2011
For all the broad hints from this Government about charitable giving, it is rare these days for a renowned cultural figure to donate his or her archive to a British institution rather than auctioning it to the highest bidder – usually American. But it now emerges that the master of the spy novel, John le Carré, has followed Alan Bennett – a writer of an equally English, but quite different stamp – in making over his archive to the nation. It will be kept by the Bodleian Library at Oxford University – described by le Carré, referring to his most famous creation, as "Smiley's spiritual home, as it is mine".
Sunday 20 February 2011
Former Conservative chairman Lord Patten looks set to be confirmed as the new head of the BBC's governing body.
Thursday 17 February 2011
But how will I know the answers if I don't know what the questions will be?" This, believe it or not, is a question hundreds of Oxbridge applicants ask every year as they prepare for interview. The speed of the internet and the amount of information that can be accessed in a flash have contributed to a generation of school-leavers convinced that access to technology is all you need to answer questions and that being able to answer questions is all you need to succeed. Why should you think for yourself when there is a tool that can do it for you?
- 1 The ‘Beverly Hills’ of Surrey pays more income tax than big cities of the North
- 2 Austerity has hardened the nation's heart
- 3 Tottenham to smash pay scale with £150,000-a-week contract in attempt to tie Gareth Bale to club
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