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The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Teaching has taken place at Oxford since 1096. Oxford has the largest volume of world-leading research in the country, rating top in the REF power rankings published by Research Fortnight. Oxford’s research involves more than 70 departments, almost 1,800 academic staff, more than 5,000 research and research support staff, and more than 5,600 graduate research students. The University has 38 independent colleges to which undergraduate and graduate students belong. Oxford has the highest research income from external sponsors of any UK university: £478.3m in 2013/14. The University has pioneered the successful commercial exploitation of academic research and invention, creating more than 100 companies, and files more patents each year than any other UK university.


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Asylum seekers are brought ashore after being rescued at sea by Border Force in Dover, Kent, in September 2022. Sean Aidan Calderbank|Shutterstock

The UK government is using private tech companies to deliver public funds to asylum seekers

Private tech companies are increasingly being used to delivery public funds to vulnerable people – and facilitate the government’s hostile environment policies.
Pratiquer une activité physique adaptée à son état de santé et à son âge, en privilégiant les exercices de mise en charge, contribue à préserver la solidité de ses os. Liderina/ Shutterstock

Comment bien prendre soin de ses os

Certaines situations de santé, comme les changements hormonaux durant la ménopause, peuvent entraîner une perte osseuse excessive. En prévention, l’alimentation et l’activité physique peuvent aider.
A mural in Manchester depicting the WWII codebreaker Alan Turing, who was persecuted for being gay. Gerard Noonan / Alamy

LGBTQ history month: celebrating queer memory in our cities

The marking of queer history and contribution is often absent from cities, but efforts are growing to include the stories of underrepresented LGBT communities.


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