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For the first time in its 800-year history, Oxford University to have female vice-chancellor

May 29, 2015

For the first time in its 800-year history, Oxford University to have female vice-chancellor

The UK's oldest Oxford University has nominated its first-ever female vice-chancellor, nearly 800 years after the role was created. #London #NewsTracker #UK #University of St. Andrews #Oxford University #Vice Chancellor #Louise Richardson
Don't mention pork, sausages in textbooks: OUP's move to appease Muslims, Jews is absurd

Jan 15, 2015

Don't mention pork, sausages in textbooks: OUP's move to appease Muslims, Jews is absurd

The Oxford University Press has apparently told its writers not to mention pigs, pork or sausages in any of its work in case it offends Jews and Muslims. #Muslims #Oxford University Press #VHP #Jews #A K Ramanujan #Charlie Hebdo attacks #OUP #Three Hundred Ramayanas: Five Examples and Three Thoughts in Translation
Google teams up with Oxford researchers to teach machines how to think

Oct 24, 2014

Google teams up with Oxford researchers to teach machines how to think

Google today announced a partnership with artificial intelligence teams at Oxford University to teach machines to think like people. #ThisisNext #Google #Google Inc. #artificial intelligence #Oxford University #ScienceBuzz #DeepMind #Machines
Mallika Sherawat invited to participate in Oxford Union debate

Feb 18, 2014

Mallika Sherawat invited to participate in Oxford Union debate

Founded in 1823, the Oxford Union is one of world's most prestigious debating societies and has hosted personalities like Mother Theresa and Dalai Lama. #Mallika Sherawat #NewsTracker #Oxford University #This House Believes Gender Exists to Oppress
Spirited defence of Islam during a debate goes viral on Facebook

Jul 11, 2013

Spirited defence of Islam during a debate goes viral on Facebook

Mehdi Hasan, a political journalist, defended Islam against charges of being an inherently violent religion at a debate at Oxford University #Religion #Islamophobia #Mehdi Hasan #Oxford University #religious intolerance
The three big takeaways from India Day @Oxford

Jun 14, 2013

The three big takeaways from India Day @Oxford

The overarching theme for this year was the political economy of India, and the role it will play in 21st century. #Salman Khurshid #Arun Jaitley #Oxford University #India Day @ Oxford #IndiaDayAtOxford #Kate Sullivan #India Day
How silkworms can help India's car industry

May 02, 2012

How silkworms can help India's car industry

Research published on Wednesday reveals advances in materials science that could transform industries struggling with the rising cost and scarcity of raw materials. #India #China #WeirdNews #Lotus Cars #Oxford University #Materials science #Car panels #car markets
High noon in Oxford Dawkins vs the archbishop

Feb 24, 2012

High noon in Oxford Dawkins vs the archbishop

It was the intellectual version of a world heavyweight title fight when Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, faced evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, author of 'The God Delusion' in a debate #NewsTracker #Oxford University #Richard Dawkins #Rowan Williams #The God Delusion
100 yrs of Oxford University Press Timeless or antiquated?

Feb 05, 2012

100 yrs of Oxford University Press Timeless or antiquated?

Beset by an exodus of talent and new competition, the company that has published everyone from Jawaharlal Nehru to Romila Thapar, lurches toward an uncertain future. #LitCrit #Oxford University Press #100 years