Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson gave the annual oration at Convocation House
Crack October's crossword competition to win The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase, by Mark Forsyth.
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Richard Lofthouse tours Magdalen’s new library as the freshers come up for a new academic year
With English being the language that dominates the institutions of the European Union, what will the consequences be for the language following Brexit?
The Oxford University Press Philosophy Festival returns for a second celebration of the power and freedom of ideas.
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Sir David Normington (Corpus Christi, Modern History), former First Civil Service Commissioner, on the highs and lows of working with ministers, and the future of an impartial Civil Service.
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Look behind the scenes of the Pitt Rivers, a quintessentially Victorian collection of curiosities.