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OXFORD LATCHES ONTO THE GIN CRAZE WITH ITS FIRST DISTILLERY — Oxford Today

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Driven partly by the need for commercial sustainability for the University’s Botanic Garden, Director Simon Hiscock has awarded a trailblazing new Oxford distillery, TOAD, a 25-year license to produce spirits in partnership with the Garden, starting with an ‘Oxford PhySicke’ gin…

WOMEN IN THE HOLOCAUST — Oxford Today

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Every Holocaust history is disturbing to read, but by focusing on victims’ voices which have traditionally been silenced – those of women – Dr Zoë Waxman’s new account is one of the darkest, and most shocking…

WHY CHINA AIMS TO BE NUMBER ONE SUPERPOWER BY 2049

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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 […]

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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Research has uncovered thousands of previously unpublished images in the University’s photo archives — subject of an international conference this week.