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Month: November 2016

REALITY CHECKPOINT: JESUS COLLEGE CHAPEL — CAM

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Jordan Wong is in his second year reading Classics and is senior organ scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge. He told me why the chapel is so magical.

WIMPS NEED NOT APPLY — CAM

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As one of Cambridge University’s most successful sports clubs, the Women’s Lacrosse team value toughness – and speed.

WISH LANTERNS: YOUNG LIVES IN NEW CHINA — Oxford Today

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Alumnus Alec Ash’s closely observed study of China’s millennials offers a provocative portrait of a fast-changing society.

ECONOMICS’ NECESSARY REVOLUTION — Oxford Today

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How can it be that we aren’t better able to predict financial crises, and possibly even prevent them? This is the problem mathematician J. Doyne Farmer is trying to solve, with a blossoming branch of maths known as complexity economics. The Oxford University Mathematical Institute professor (and external professor at the Santa Fe Institute) is […]

FROM THE MAN GROUP TO HUMAN RIGHTS — Oxford Today

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Oxford’s law faculty is opening a dedicated Institute for the study of human rights in the grounds of Mansfield. This initiative is being led by Mansfield’s Principal, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, and endowed by Yves Bonavero.

DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS OF BURNOUT? — Prima.co.uk

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The term ‘burnout’ was coined in the 1970s by the American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger and describes an exhausted, extreme reaction to severe stress and high expectations. Many women feel exhausted by the demands of caring for children and ageing parents on top of earning a living – and at this time of year, with Christmas […]

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO HAVE MISOPHONIA — Healthy

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Misophonia – a strong dislike of certain sounds – is an intriguing and little-understood medical condition. I spoke to a sufferer, as well as a medical expert.

COLLABORATING WITH FRIENDS — Mollie Makes

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For the latest Mollie Makes, I wrote about the remarkable collaborations that can blossom between creative friends.

THE FRIEND WHO SAVED ME — Red

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For Red’s December issue, I wrote a long-planned thank you letter to a very good friend.            

MOTHER’S PRIDE – NOVEMBER — The Oxford Times

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In my column on Oxfordshire family life for November – a review of a kids’ cookery class with Jericho Kitchen, and can you answer my son’s questions about Santa?