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Eric Monkman Takes On Joey Goldman In Ultimate University Challenge Showdown

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

It was a battle of the super brains on University Challenge last night when everyone’s favourite Roy Cropper lookalike Eric Monkman took on the quiz...

A Girl Turned Her Oxford Uni Rejection Letter Into An Incredible Viral Artwork

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Anyone who has applied to the UK’s top universities knows how gruelling the process can be - and how crushing it is if you are turned down. But whe...

Major Incident Declared After Coach Overturns On M40

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK

Seventeen people have been injured after a coach overturned in heavy fog on the M40 slip road near Thame. The Oxford Bus Company vehicle came off the ...

Missing Student Posts Message To Facebook Account, But Investigation Continues

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A missing student who failed to turn up to her family’s home on Christmas Eve appears to have posted messages on Facebook, police have said. Isabel ...

Countdown The 8 Most Memorable University Challenge Contestants Of 2016

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Although 2016 has been a bit of a shocker, it has also provided us with some University Challenge gold. From bonkers team captains to those prepared t...

All Female University Challenge Team Were Ultimate Squad Goals On Christmas Special

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

University Challenge is not known for being at all representative when it comes to the gender of its contestants. But last night, during a festive ed...

Annual Xmas Single By Oxford’s All-Male A Cappella Group Is Definitely Worth Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Stop everything - Christmas is officially here. Out of the Blue, Oxford’s all-male a cappella group, has released its annual charity Christmas sing...

How Prepared Can You Be For An Oxbridge Interview?

Alex Dyer | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

In the upcoming weeks, the ancient, picture postcard cities of Oxford and Cambridge will become filled with the next generation of Oxbridge applicants...

Nobody Can Get Over How Ridiculous Last Night's University Challenge Was

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Monday’s edition of University Challenge had viewers glued to their screens with a particularly interesting set of contestants and a few major gaffe...

How to Get Into Oxford as an International Student

Marcus Ereira | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Marcus Ereira

Coming down from your country to the UK you are not going to settle for anything les than Oxbridge. However, the Oxbridge application process is sligh...

Students Are Sharing The Most Outrageous Library Book Graffiti

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University students have documented funny, bizarre and outrageous graffiti scrawled on their priceless library books. Pictures posted to Facebo...

Oxford Historian Stabbed To Death 'Vicious' Attack In His Own Home

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.04.2016 | UK

A murder investigation has been launched after historian Adrian Greenwood was found stabbed to death following a "vicious and sustained attack". Polic...

Why David Cameron and Boris Are Probably Secret Taylor Swift Fans

Lydia Suffield | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

The fracturing of a clique. Any teenager knows what that means. Sitting alone at the lunch table. A few exclamation-marks littered tweets. Taylor Swift writes about it beautifully in Bad Blood, which should practically be mandatory listening for any teenager dealing with a broken friendship group.

Embarrassment For Cameron As Aunt Poised To March Against Tory Cuts

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK

David Cameron is facing scorn from yet another of his close family members, as it was revealed the Prime Minister's aunt will today be joining hundred...

This Homeless Woman And Her Dog Saved Store Thousands By Bravely Tackling A Burglar

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK

A homeless woman and her dog who bravely tackled a shop burglar have been hailed as "amazing" for securing the return of thousands of pounds worth of ...

Men's Day in Romania: Something to Celebrate?

Jo Simmons | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

via Flickr It is a truth universally acknowledged that in any online discussion of women's rights, someone will indignantly argue that there's too m...

Cameron In Second Awkward Bust-Up With His Own Council Over Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK

David Cameron has urged the Tory county council in his own constituency to re-think its plan to cut services, seemingly undeterred by the stinging rip...

This VERY Prominent Oxford MP Is Being Mocked For Slamming PM's Council Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK

The Prime Minister has penned a stinging letter to his local council complaining that budget cuts are hitting vital services, somehow failing to remem...

What It Really Takes to Get Into Oxbridge

Lucy Parsons | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Parsons

The Oxbridge interview is a daunting event. There's so much mystique around it. Everyone knows that these esteemed universities want you to have amazing exam grades and an enormous capacity for hard work. But, other than this, no-one seems to be clear on what they're looking for.

Not All Sex Offenders Are Celebrities

Peter Wanless | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK
Peter Wanless

Years of hard campaigning have helped create a better environment for them to come forward. Having opened the public's eyes to the persistent levels of sexual assaults on children - over 31,000 recorded by police in England and Wales last year - it would be a travesty if victims are forced back into silence, fearing they will not be believed when they speak up."

Let's Not Turn Oxbridge Into a Comprehensive

Judith Vonberg | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Judith Vonberg

As an Oxford graduate educated in a comprehensive school, I am dismayed at the idea of abandoning the selection criteria at Oxford and Cambridge universities. Academic standards would deteriorate and academically minded students would be denied the chance to aspire.

Nick Hampson - The Student Entrepreneur to Watch

Emma Jacobs | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Jacobs

Alongside his degree, Oxford Student Nick Hampson has a handful of flourishing ventures. His latest, an app, is currently in an investment series (aiming to entice investors) in order to raise a quarter of a million pounds.

The Far-Left Must Not Be Allowed to Politicise Identity

David Browne | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

We should not simply wait for the Far-Left to marginalise themselves and tear themselves apart; so long as they continue to presumptively appropriate voices and claim to speak for others, we must continue to speak out and demonstrate that they do not.

The Oxford English Dictionary (If David Cameron Had His Way With It)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Comedy

The Oxford English Dictionary has decided to add a host of new words and changed some existing definitions in light of recent political and societal f...

Sex, Mischief & Witches: The Dark Side Of A Medieval Oxford Nunnery

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

Archaeologists excavating a medieval Benedictine nunnery in Oxford have shed light on the darker side of convent life. The excavation of the Littl...