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Education minister ‘actively investigating’ £155m donation to Oxford’s Linacre College

Education minister ‘actively investigating’ £155m donation to Oxford’s Linacre College

The donation from Sovico Group - a Vietnamese company - is under investigation after concerns were raised in the House of Commons over the College’s memorandum of understanding with the company.
Professor Irene Tracey set to become next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford

Professor Irene Tracey set to become next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford

Professor Irene Tracey, currently Warden of Merton College, Oxford, has been nominated as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford.
More than 90 per cent of children offered first choice primary school places for 2022/23

More than 90 per cent of children offered first choice primary school places for 2022/23

In total, 91.49 per cent (6,459) of applicants have been awarded their first choice for starting infant or primary school in Oxfordshire.
Oxford Brookes ranked amongst the world's top universities for 16 subjects

Oxford Brookes ranked amongst world’s top universities for 16 subjects

The University gained world recognition in 16 subjects this year, three more than the previous year. And it’s Hospitality & Leisure Management subject retains a spot in the top 20 globally.
Majority of Oxfordshire children offered first choice secondary school place for 2022/23

Majority of Oxfordshire children offered first choice secondary school place for 2022/23

A total of 88.27% of applications have been awarded their first choice with a total of 96.42% offered one of the four choices listed on their application.
St Cross Building, University of Oxford

University of Oxford and BARBRI launch the Widening Participation scholarship

Aimed at improving diversity and access to the legal profession, the scholarship will be available to the university’s law students from the Autumn 2022 term.
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.