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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
The catastrophic floods of autumn 2000, which saw river levels reach 400-year highs and left 10,000 homes underwater across England and Wales, were most likely the result of global warming.
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?
Monday 14 February 2011
A radical plan to end the "madness" of wasteful and pointless research by rival drug companies was outlined today.
Thursday 10 February 2011
Leading UK neuroscientists today attacked "draconian" funding cuts that could see £4 million stripped from "vital" brain research every year.
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Cambridge University is proposing to charge students the maximum £9,000 in tuition fees from next year, it was revealed today.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
The era of cheap food is over, and prices are likely to rise significantly in coming decades, due to the increase in the global population and a worldwide shift towards eating more meat and dairy produce, a major study into the future of farming has concluded.
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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