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Oxford University changes dress-code for trans-gender students

Oxford - One would imagine Oxford University to have a strict dress code but this is no longer true. For Oxford University has moved with the times and changed its once strict dress code.
In the Media by Melissa Horrocks - 2 comments

158th Boat Race halted by protester in the Thames

Oxford and Cambridge were going neck and neck until suddenly the Cambridge boat stopped. They had spotted the head of a person swimming in the Thames right near Oxford's oars. The video of the incident is going viral on many news sites.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Op-Ed: Heracles to Alexander the Great a worthy name for an exhibition Special

Oxford - The current special exhibition at the Ashmolean museum in Oxford chronicles the lives and times of both Macedonian royalty and peasants through over 500 archaeological discoveries spread across three galleries.
Digital Journal Report by Anthony Organ - 2 comments

Stadium statue painted pink by vandals

Oxford - A statue of an oxen outside a football stadium in Oxford, United Kingdom has been covered in bright pink paint by vandals.
In the Media by Scott Campbell

Study: Dogs are smarter than cats

Oxford - A recent study by Oxford University provides ammunition to those on the side of canines in the discussions over whether dogs or cats are the smartest.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 3 comments

Pamela Anderson addresses Oxford

Oxford - Pamela Anderson spoke to about 200 students about the benefits of vegetarianism when she visited Oxford University on October 25.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Oxford English Dictionary has vault full of rejected words

Millions of rejected words lie in a vault owned by the Oxford University Press. Although they have not been accepted for print, there is still hope for many of them.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

Professor finds century-old Oxford Dictionary

Next time you are playing a game of Scrabble think twice before reaching for the Oxford Dictionary because errors do exist, as proven by an Australian professor who recently found an error that was almost a century old.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 3 comments

Oxford Students Suspended for Sexist Emails

Fourteen male undergraduates at Hertford College, Oxford, have been suspended after crude emails were posted by an unknown whistleblower around the college overnight.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 3 comments

Researchers: Tamiflu Side-Effects Outweigh Benefits in Children

Oxford researchers say that children should not be given the antiviral drug Tamiflu for swine flu because its harms outweigh any benefits and governments should review their policies on dealing with the pandemic.
In the Media by Kevin Jess

Oxford University's Cherwell Editors Resign

The editors of the Oxford University newspaper Cherwell have resigned in the wake of a spoof edition titled the Lecher. The staff that resigned were not responsible for the spoof as they were not part of the editorial team at the time of publication.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Mumbai Bookstore is Told to Clear Away Books by Pakistani Writers

The Oxford Bookstore in Mumbai’s Churchgate area has decided to remove all the books by Pakistani writers from its shelves following a “friendly advice” from Mumbai police.
In the Media by Subhabrata Das - 1 comment

Oxford University Compiles Top 10 Most Irritating English Expressions

Oxford University researchers tracked various media sources and have listed the top 10 most annoying phrases found in the English language.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 9 comments

Republicans try to pay Oxford professor to tie Barack Obama and Ayers

In a last minute sign of desperation, a Republican Congressman and his brother-in-law reportedly tried to offer an Oxford Professor $10,000 to tie Barack Obama with William Ayers.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 7 comments

A Christian 'Call to Prayer' During Ramadan Backfires

When is the spirit of ecumenism ill-conceived and insensitive to both Muslims and Christians alike? Has the age of multiculturalism only served to make us all hyper-sensitive and overly critical?
In the Media by Barbara Sowell - 28 comments

Actor Kevin Spacey will teach at Oxford

Kevin Spacey was offered a teaching job for a year at Oxford University and he has accepted the offer. The Hollywood actor, who has also won acclaim as a theatre actor, will begin teaching next semester.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 7 comments

Tom DeLay loses debate — to himself

Oxford University has seen many remarkable battles of wits but perhaps none so remarkable as the one last Friday when disgraced Former Congressman Tom the “Hammer” DeLay managed to lose an intellectual battle with himself.
In the Media by John Rickman - 10 comments

Enter the real Shakespeare: new bio bolsters the Oxford case

Anderson's biography of the 17th Earl of Oxford, proposed as the real author of the Shakespeare canon, is a detailed, absorbing study of this fascinating figure, and a great leap forward for the Oxford movement.
In the Media by mondob

Not Everyone Loves An American At Oxford, Chelsea Learns

LONDON (dpa) - Chelsea Clinton has learnt at least one important lesson since she started studying at Oxford University this autumn: Not everyone loves an American, even in a country considered to be Washington's best friend abroad.The lesson has been ...
In the Media by Christoph Driessen

The ''Dreaming Spires'' Of Oxford Have Something For The Tourist, Too

OXFORD (dpa) - If you go to Oxford, don't ask the way to the university. The chances are you've been wondering around inside it for ages, and simply failed to notice.The town can boast 36 colleges in all, each one a university in its own right. The ins...
In the Media by Oliver Abraham

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