Friday, 22 November 2019

Tag Archives: Oxford

Oxford Names ‘Climate Emergency’ Its 2019 Word of the Year

LONDON: Oxford Dictionaries has named “climate emergency” as its 2019 Word of the Year, choosing it from an all-environmental shortlist that also included “climate action,” “climate denial,” “eco-anxiety,” “extinction” and “flight shame.” The Word of the Year citation is intended to highlight “a word or expression shown through usage evidence ...

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Rahat Fateh Ali receives honorary degree at Oxford

LONDON: Pakistan’s Renowned qawwali singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan received an honorary doctorate by Oxford University. He was awarded the prestigious music doctor’s degree, a press release said. “I am honoured to be accepting this degree from Oxford university, a world famous educational institution,” said Khan ahead of the ceremony ...

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Oxford college drops Suu Kyi from common room name

LONDON: The City of London Corporation has also been debating revoking Aung San Suu Kyi’s Honorary Freedom, bestowed upon her earlier this year. The students at the prestigious Oxford University college where Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove her name from the title of ...

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Oxford college removes portrait of Suu Kyi

LONDON: A portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi has been removed from the Oxford college where she studied, it is reported. The state counsellor of Burma studied at St Hugh’s College between 1964 and 1967, earning a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. The Swan student newspaper reported the painting ...

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Oxford student who stabbed boyfriend gets suspended sentence

  LONDON: An aspiring heart surgeon branded “too clever for prison” has walked free from court after stabbing a Cambridge PHD student with a knife. Oxford University medical student Lavinia Woodward admitted stabbing boyfriend Thomas Fairclough in the leg during a fight at Christ Church College in Oxford. Woodward, 24, ...

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Malala Is Going To Oxford

Malala Yousafzai is congratulated after collecting her A-level exam results at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, England. BIRMINGHAM: Malala Yousafzai was only 15 when she was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan for campaigning for the education of girls. Now, she has been accepted to Oxford, one of ...

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Modi’s govt drop Indira Gandhi’s name from Oxford centre

NEW DELHI: A centre established by Somerville college in the University of Oxford in 2013 with a £3 million grant from India and named after Indira Gandhi has seen the name of the former prime minister dropped after the Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014. The Oxford India ...

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Danish drugs giant makes big UK investment

Denmark’s Novo Nordisk is to invest £115m over ten years in a new science research centre in Oxford. Eventually employing 100 academics and scientists, the facility will work on new ways of treating type 2 diabetes. The decision to invest in the UK was described by David Gauke, chief secretary ...

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Oxford University faces trial over Indian student’s lawsuit

LONDON: Oxford University faces a landmark trial over a claim for $1.6 million compensation from a student who alleges “boring” and “appallingly bad” tuition cost him a first-class degree and robbed him of the high-flying legal career he coveted. The university had applied to the High Court to strike out ...

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New post on missing student Isabel FB page but police continue search

LONDON: A post has appeared on the Facebook page of missing student Isabel Gayther claiming “am not on my way to Syria or being held hostage”. Police say they are continuing their hunt for the 21-year-old, who has not been seen since 11.30am on Christmas Eve. But a message posted on her Facebook ...

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