Back in the Middle Ages, as well as speaking English and Latin, many people living in Britain also spoke French.
Some say Britain should be proud of its imperial past. Oxford academics say it's not so simple.
Global economic realities shouldn't deter African universities from continuing to push for massification. But they must do so armed with knowledge, lessons from elsewhere and strong funding models.
In many countries, students go to their nearest institution, but in England in particular, there is a strong historical precedent for going away to university.
Waugh spent his time at Oxford studying: not history, but the people who would populate his novels.
When the first universities opened in Europe, some 800 years ago, students literally borrowed from a chest and used their books as collateral.
Rhodes was an ardent white supremacist who believed Africans to be inferior. He intended his scholarships to be for white males only. This has since fallen away.
Oxford and Cambridge are to lose special funding for their undergraduate tutorial teaching system.
For every woman at the peak of the academic ladder there are many others who have been left behind.
The creation of extremely strong, flexible, high resolution displays has been made possible with the development of “nano-pixels…