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A new study indicates that Neanderthals and early humans were more promiscuous than most human populations today.
Matthew Engel has been announced as the News International Visiting Professor of Media for 2010-11 at Oxford University, hosted by the Faculty of English Language and Literature.
A new Oxford University spin-out company, Kepler Energy Limited, has been formed to develop a tidal turbine with the potential to harness tidal energy more efficiently and cheaply.
The theory that later Neanderthals might have been sufficiently advanced to fashion jewellery and tools similar to those of incoming modern humans has suffered a setback.
The Department of Earth Sciences has now moved into its innovative new building, an event celebrated at a media preview held yesterday evening (13 October).
Problems controlling common diseases like HIV, heart disease and diabetes in poor countries could be hindering efforts to meet the world’s key child health and tuberculosis goals, a new study published in PLoS Medicine has warned.
New fossils reveal a previously unknown dynasty of giant plankton-eating fishes that filled the seas of the Jurassic and Cretaceous, a team led by Oxford University scientists report.
Oxford University’s 36 independent colleges today publish their financial statements for the year ended 31 July 2009, a period that included the collapse of Lehman Brothers and subsequent turmoil in stock markets around the world.
The University is set to reveal plans tomorrow for the significant redevelopment of its Sports Centre on Iffley Road.
Plans for the Sports Complex, designed by Faulkner Brown Architects, are to be revealed at the second public consultation held at the University Rugby Club Pavilion on Thursday 28 January 2010.
The Institute for Reproductive Sciences – a new centre for cutting-edge research into causes of infertility and assisted reproduction techniques such as IVF – has opened on the Oxford Business Park in Cowley.
Monkey species will become ‘increasingly at risk of extinction’ because of global warming, according to new research published this week.
Plans to elect a new Professor of Poetry at Oxford University have now been drawn up, with the successful candidate scheduled to be in post for the new academic year in autumn 2010.
Two new projects launched by Oxford University computer scientists aim to tackle some of the thorniest problems in technology: extracting better information from the Internet and making many tiny computing devices work together.
Malaria parasites are able to disguise themselves to avoid our immune systems, according to research led by Oxford University researchers based in Kenya.
Oxford University played host to Olympic Minister Tessa Jowell this week so she could see how business, sport and education in the city are capitalising on the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
An Emeritus Fellow of All Souls has received a prestigious award from the American Musicological Society for an 'outstanding scholarly edition in the field of musicology' that she has been working on for almost 35 years.
Archaeologists excavating the former Radcliffe Infirmary site in Oxford have uncovered evidence of a prehistoric monumental landscape stretching across the gravel terrace between the Thames and Cherwell rivers.
The University of Oxford has received over 17,000 applications this year for undergraduate courses, an increase of 12% on 2008. The vast majority of the increase in applications came from state school students.
With Armistice day fast approaching an Oxford University team has taken an unusual approach in ensuring that people continue to learn about the First World War.
A special one-day event will celebrate the launch of 'Talking about Detective Fiction' by P D James, the latest Bodleian Library publication.
Human remains from Kent’s Cavern in Devon may show that humans from the Mesolithic period (after the Ice Age) engaged in complex burial rituals, and possibly cannibalism.
Oxford University researchers have discovered how birds sense the lengthening days of early Spring and time when they breed, solving a 70-year mystery.
A new approach to cancer treatment which radically increases the effectiveness of radiotherapy has been identified by Oxford University researchers.
Poor parenting is not the reason for an increase in problem behaviour amongst teenagers, according to research led by Oxford University.
A new way of detecting how fast large gaseous planets are rotating suggests Saturn’s day is over five minutes shorter than previous estimates.
Oxford scientists have created a transparent form of aluminium, an exotic new state of matter that previously only existed in science fiction, by bombarding the metal with the world’s most powerful soft X-ray laser.
The achievements of four Oxford academics have been recognised by the Royal Society in their 2009 Awards, Medals and Lectures.
A new £8m Oxford University research centre will develop personalised healthcare to help treat conditions such as diabetes and cancer in everyone from babies to the elderly, it was announced today.
The UK is increasingly reliant on foreign-born workers – particularly in London where six out of ten of all care workers are now foreign-born. The Oxford-based Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) published a study today highlighting the key role played by migrant carers across the UK.
'The NHS should not treat self-inflicted illness' is the focus of the University's latest Online Debate.
A rare painting by the great Venetian painter Titian (c.1485/90-1576)
has come into public ownership through the Acceptance in Lieu (AIL)
scheme, with an additional grant of £180,000 from independent charity
The Art Fund.
In the wake of Lord Carter’s Digital Britain Report, an Oxford survey shows that one of the main challenges will be to change the perceptions of the third of the British population who choose not to use the internet.
Find out how pheromones influence the sex and social lives of animals and how researchers gained new insight into a rare type of diabetes in the latest Inside Oxford Science podcast.
Three researchers from the University of Oxford have been elected as new Fellows of the Royal Society, it was announced today. The new Fellows are Professor Nicholas Harberd, Professor Angela McLean and Professor Richard Passingham.
The first specific genetic mutation which can cause a potentially serious facial disfigurement has been identified by researchers at Oxford University. The finding, published online in the American Journal of Human Genetics, offers the promise of improved genetic counselling for parents at risk.
A new summer school programme at the University of Oxford will start next year, expanding the number of places available to 1,000 by 2014.
The winners of the 2009 Christopher Tower Poetry Prize, the UK’s most prestigious award for 16 to 18 year old aspiring poets, were announced today at a lunchtime reception at Christ Church.
Two Oxford economists have secured funding for a wide-ranging study into the impact of the credit crunch on firms, manufacturers, suppliers and shoppers in Britain.
Dr John Hood – who completes his five-year term as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford this autumn – has been appointed President and Chief Executive of The Robertson Foundation in the United States.
Two Oxford academics have been elected to join one of America’s most prestigious honorary societies and centre for independent policy research.
The Bodleian Library is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by publishing the third title in the Postcards from.... series, entitled Postcards from Checkpoint Charlie.
A researcher from Oxford University has discovered a rare letter written by Cardinal Newman, which had never before been catalogued.
Academic dress has been an iconic part of student life at Oxford for hundreds of years and changes have been more evolutionary than formal. A new edition of a book sets out to illustrate the rules of academic dress today.
The giant cats that roamed the British Isles, as well as Europe and North America, as recently as 13,000 years ago were lions rather than giant jaguars or tigers, a team led by Oxford University scientists has proved.