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Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists award £480,000 to nine UK-based scientists.

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists award £480,000 to nine UK-based scientists

The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences have announced the recipients of the 2022 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK.
A Primary School in Oxfordshire

School closures in Oxfordshire due to COVID-19

While all schools have their arrangements for contacting parents and carers, here’s a list of reported school closures in Oxfordshire due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Construction gets underway at Oxford University’s Life and Mind Building

Construction underway at Oxford University’s Life and Mind Building

The building represents the largest building project ever undertaken on behalf of the university and will be its biggest teaching and research facility.
Oxford’s Linacre College to change its name after £155m donation

Oxford’s Linacre College to change its name after £155m donation

The college, named after 15th-century scholar Thomas Linacre, will be renamed Thao college in honour of its benefactor and Vietnam’s richest woman Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao.
Gary Headland Activate Learning new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Oxford-based Activate Learning appoints new chief executive

Gary Headland DL from the Lincoln College Group (LCG) will succeed Sally Dicketts CBE as Chief Executive in April 2022. Sally is stepping down after 18 years at the helm.
Reuben Foundation donates £80 million for first new Oxford college in 30 years

Reuben Foundation increases donation for scholarships and college buildings

The Foundation increased the places on its scholarship programme established in 2012 and made a further donation of £8m for buildings at Reuben College, including a new Reuben Graduate Centre.
Hillary Clinton among six to receive honorary degrees from Oxford University

Hillary Clinton among six to receive honorary degrees from Oxford Uni

Secretary Clinton is being honoured alongside Prof. Dame Sally Davies, Prof. Linda Colley, Prof. Anna Deavere Smith, Baroness Ruth Lister, and the writer Jeanette Winterson.
Council hands over new £12m Oxford SEND school to academy trust

Council hands over new £12m Oxford SEND school to academy trust

Oxfordshire County Council has worked closely with The Gallery Trust in delivering the new buildings for the specialist academy, which were handed over to Orion Academy.
Oxford University remains top of world rankings for a sixth consecutive year

Oxford Uni remains top of world rankings for a sixth consecutive year

Times Higher Education (THE) has announced its World University Rankings for 2022 with the University of Oxford retaining the top spot for a sixth consecutive year.
Oxford University announces plans for Michaelmas Term 2021

Oxford University announces plans for Michaelmas Term 2021

The announcement from the Vice-Chancellor, in an email sent to all staff, will bring the university in line with Stage 4 of the UK government’s roadmap.