Oxford University to teach that imperial measurements are ‘tied to the idea of Empire’

Oxford University reportedly plans to teach that imperial measurements are ‘tied deeply to the idea of the Empire’ in a bid to make science courses less ‘Eurocentric’. The University has reportedly suggested imperial measurements, including the mile, inch, pound and ounce, should be ‘decolonised’ due to its links to the British Empire. Decolonising plans by … Read more

Record portion of state school pupils gained entry to Oxford University last year

A record proportion of pupils from state schools and deprived areas gained entry to Oxford University last year, figures showed yesterday. Almost seven in ten – 68.6 per cent – were state-educated compared to 62.3 per cent the previous year. It means under a third are now from private schools – which only 7 per … Read more

Ikea holds eyes former Topshop store in London’s Oxford Street

Ikea holds advanced talks to take over former Topshop store in London’s busy Oxford Street as part of its strategy to open outlets in city centres By Neil Craven, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 21:50 BST, 8 May 2021 | Updated: 21:50 BST, 8 May 2021 Swedish furniture chain Ikea has held advanced talks to … Read more

Shoppers hit Oxford Street on first weekend since lockdown rules were eased

Shoppers have flocked to the high street today on the first Saturday since lockdown restrictions were eased. Pavements were packed across the country this morning as people returned to their favourite shops and met up with friends. Oxford Street in London was heaving with people out enjoying the 53F (12C) sunshine in the capital, which … Read more

MI6 chief Richard Moore admits he only went to ‘half a dozen lectures’ while at Oxford University

Confessions of a spy boss: MI6 chief Richard Moore admits he only went to ‘half a dozen lectures’ while at Oxford University as he wanted to play hockey and see his girlfriend MI6 boss says he was not the ‘perfect student’ during three year stint at OxfordHe admitted to focusing mainly on hockey and seeing … Read more

Police search for missing Oxford Brookes student Richard Okorogheye, 19, in Epping Forest

Police have stepped up their search for missing Oxford Brookes student Richard Okorogheye, 19, in Epping Forest after he disappeared 10 days ago and has not used his phone since.  Detectives have moved their search to Essex after a confirmed sighting showed the Oxford Brookes University student, 19, walking alone on Smarts Lane, Loughton, towards the woods … Read more

Hunt for missing Oxford Brookes student Richard Okorogheye, 19, switches to Essex

Police searching for missing student Richard Okorogheye are now combing through parts of Essex after new CCTV images showed him walking towards Epping Forest. Detectives have moved their search to Essex after a new confirmed sighting showed the Oxford Brookes University student, 19, walking alone on Smarts Lane, Loughton, towards Epping Forest at 12.39am on March 23.    Mr … Read more

RUTH SUNDERLAND: Oxford Nanopore’s float puts Deliveroo’s in the shade  

Compare and contrast. Two high-profile floats in London: one a takeaway food business, shunned by several big investors because of its reliance on gig economy riders, the other an Oxford University spinout run by super-brains in lab coats. The cultural gulf could not be wider between Deliveroo and Oxford Nanopore, the biotech business that yesterday … Read more

University of Oxford considers scrapping sheet music for being ‘too colonial’

University of Oxford considers scrapping sheet music for being ‘too colonial’ after staff raise concerns about music curriculums’ ‘complicity in white supremacy’ after Black Lives Matter movement Professors set to reform music courses to move away from the classic repertoire Staff argued curriculum focuses on ‘white European music from slave period’It is thought that music writing … Read more

Dragon School in Oxford names first female headteacher in its 144-year history

A top private school whose alumni include Emma Watson, Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie has appointed its first female head in 144 years. Emma Goldsmith will take up the role at the £30,000-a-year Dragon School in Oxfordshire from September. She becomes the twelfth head of the school in its 144-year history, succeeding Crispin Hyde-Dunn. She … Read more