• History - handle with care

    History - handle with care

    History can help us understand the forces that have shaped the modern world. But it can also be distorted and manipulated.
  • When war came again

    When war came again

    Chris Sladen marks the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War in Europe with an assessment of its impact on the University. Author: Chris Sladen.
  • When music gets physical

    When music gets physical

    Scientists on the fiddle? Brian Foster on how Einstein and the violin inspired a festival of interdisciplinary imagination. Brian Foster reports.
  • Seeing the trees for the Woods

    Seeing the trees for the Woods

    Michael Gross on how the Wytham Woods field station is helping monitor the threats to the world's forests from climate change.
  • Power of the mind

    Power of the mind

    The head of a lineage of Buddhism visits Oxford to discuss the role of mindfulness in the modern world, writes Richard Lofthouse.
  • Philanthropists

    Philanthropists who left a lasting legacy

    Oxford has, in part, long been shaped by philanthropy. As the University’s new fundraising campaign begins, Jill Pellew examines how a breed of Tudor benefactors made their mark.
  • Weaving webs of wonder

    Weaving webs of wonder

    As Engineering celebrates its Oxford centenary, Michael Gross finds scientific collaboration resulting in unexpected spin-offs.
  • Imagining how to tackle trauma

    Imagining how to tackle trauma

    Oxford psychologists believe mental images of past and future events may be a powerful route to treating psychological disorders.
  • Student of Oxford, Citizen of the World

    Student of Oxford, Citizen of the World

    But inspired by science and radicalism, James Smithson made a fortune - and established a US institution.
  • Presidential reflections

    Presidential reflections

    Honoured at this year's Encaenia for his achievements, Jimmy Carter shows no sign of slowing down.

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