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Oxford research finds AI chatbots cannot provide information about latest news stories 

Latest research from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) has shown that attempts to request top news headlines on the popular...

Biology department urged to stand against badger culling

The department of Biology at the University of Oxford is facing calls for action against badger culling in Oxfordshire in a petition presented to...

Cornmarket Street and Queen Street to undergo ‘extensive repair works’

Oxford’s Cornmarket Street and Queen Street are scheduled to undergo "extensive repair works’’. Andrew Gant, head of transport management, announced at Oxfordshire County Council’s...

Emotional baggage: vacation storage at Oxford’s colleges

For many Oxford students, the stress of their degree does not end with the close of term. Instead, academic pressure is replaced by a nightmarish rush to pack up and stuff every single one of their possessions into boxes, suitcases and "whatever containers one can get their hands on." 

New exhibition reinterpreting colonial records from Bodleian archive opens in Weston Library

A new exhibition has opened in Weston Library’s Blackwell Hall as part of a collaboration between the Bodleian Libraries and British opera singer Peter...

University Chancellor Lord Patten announces retirement

University of Oxford Chancellor Lord Christopher Patten has publicly announced his wish to retire at the end of the 2023-24 academic year, ending his...

Oxford begins human vaccine trials for deadly Nipah virus

The first in-human clinical trial of a vaccine against the deadly Nipah virus has been launched by Oxford.

Oxford researchers unearth evolutionary origins of multiple sclerosis in ancient DNA

An Oxford team led the research, published in Nature on January 10, that uncovered the origins of multiple sclerosis (MS).

South Park to be restored following Bonfire Night damage

The Oxford City Council has pledged to restore the city’s South Park “as soon as the growing season permits.” The beloved park sustained significant damage to its grounds during its Bonfire Night fireworks display on November 5 last year.

Port Meadow pollution threatens bathing site status

A recent government report has classified Port Meadow's water quality as “poor” for the second year in a row. Port Meadow’s designation as a...