WHY CHINA AIMS TO BE NUMBER ONE SUPERPOWER BY 2049

China expert Tom Miller likes to use a thought experiment to explain what China is doing. Decades from now, once-mighty Europe is sinking into decrepitude. Tens of millions of Europeans have been killed in uprisings, wars and an occupation by former ally the United States. Europe has become a minor player on a hostile global […]

Hotel review – The Jewish Chronicle

Can you get decent design for a budget price? Our writer heads to Newcastle to check out its no-frills accommodation

THE FORCE IS STRONG IN HERE…OXFORD’S EXAM SCHOOLS GO ROGUE — Oxford Today

Why are Star Wars stormtroopers on patrol where generations of undergraduates have passed through the final ordeal of their student lives?

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

In the past 24 hours alone, my children have asked me questions including: “What is bone made of?”, “What do octopuses do?”, “Why is the sky blue?” and “What is the sound barrier?” To my shame, I find it hard to answer such questions – but luckily there’s a new children’s class which bridges the […]

TRUMP IS NO HITLER – HE’S A MUSSOLINI, SAYS OXFORD HISTORIAN — Oxford Today

There’s good news and bad news in parallels from the 1930s, warns Professor Margaret MacMillan, outgoing Warden at St Antony’s College

UNCOVERING A MORE TRAGIC TRUTH — Oxford Today

Women victims of the Final Solution have been silenced first by the Nazis, then by history, argues a compelling new book reviewed by Olivia Gordon (p49)

ELITE BUT NOT ELITIST: OXFORD’S BIG GOAL — Oxford Today

Olivia Gordon visits Lady Margaret Hall to learn about a new scheme making the college more accessible to disadvantaged students (feature starts p31)    

INNOVATIVE DEVICE TO TREAT MITRAL REGURGITATION — Medtronic Eureka

Cardiac surgeons at the University of Bonn have invented a new device for treating mitral regurgitation, which they hope could save lives in the future…

OPENING THE SHUTTER – OXFORD’S PHOTO ARCHIVES REVEALED — Oxford Today

Research has uncovered thousands of previously unpublished images in the University’s photo archives — subject of an international conference this week.

OXFORD ACTS TO SAVE THE SWIFT — Oxford Today

Oxford’s historic links with an iconic bird have earned it the status of England’s first ‘swift city’ for a mass-observation project this summer. Starting next month, when swifts migrate back to Britain to nest and breed after spending the winter flying in Africa, volunteer observers will watch and listen for these endangered birds.

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