Education

Oxford University denies it rejected Stormzy scholarship

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The University of Oxford has denied claims it rejected an offer by Stormzy to fund two black students through a scholarship scheme.It told Radio 1 Newsbeat it "admires" his commitment but it had not "received or turned down any offer or proposal".It comes after Stormzy claimed the university rejected his scholarship idea - which has since been taken up by the University of Cambridge.Newsbeat has
Politics

Oxford-Cambridge Arc: Row over central England mega-plan

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The arc of development would link the historic university towns of Oxford and Cambridge A controversial mega-development of homes, offices and roads across central England is being backed by the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling.Up to a million new homes could be built along the Oxford, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Cambridge arc.A new expressway would also shorten journey times from East to West.Government advisers
Education

Oxford college employed sex abuse monk for 12 years

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Fr Bernard Green started teaching at St Benet's Hall in 2000 An Oxford college knew for six years a monk it employed had sexually abused a boy, before they sacked him, it has emerged.Father Bernard Green admitted the abuse at Ampleforth College, North Yorkshire in 1995 and was barred from teaching in schools and further education.A report into abuse at the school said Green
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Man arrested over abduction of girl, 12, in Oxford

[ad_1] Image caption Police say the man is being questioned in custody A 19-year-old man from Newbury has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction, after a 12-year-old girl went missing on Saturday. The girl, who is from Oxford, was later found safe and well. Her family had said it was out of character for her to go missing. Thames Valley Police say the man remains in custody and is
Education

MP Layla Moran’s anger at Dubai’s Oxford University centre claim

[ad_1] Image copyright Government of Dubai Media Office Image caption The published photo included Dubai's minister of cabinet affairs and the future, and minister for artificial intelligence The Dubai government's promotion of an Oxford University research centre that does not exist is "disgraceful", an MP has said.Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran said a press release from Dubai's media office about the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Future Research
Politics

‘No evidence’ of Oxford discrimination, says former admissions chief

[ad_1] Image copyright House of Lords A former chair of admissions at Oxford University has hit back at criticism of the country's top universities.Crossbencher and academic Baroness Deech said there was "no evidence of discrimination" by Oxbridge against black students.Labour MP David Lammy recently called Oxford "a bastion of white privilege".Data released by the university showed eight colleges had accepted fewer than three black applicants in the past three years.Speaking
Education

Oxford students seeking more ‘diverse’ applicants

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A group of Oxford University students has placed an advert in a national newspaper, urging potential undergraduates from all backgrounds to consider applying to the institution.The advert from the Oxford Student Voice says the university must become a "fairer and more equal community".The university has faced criticism for not admitting enough black students, as well as those from lower social groups.Oxford said the publication added
Education

Oxford University ‘failing’ on diversity, says Lammy

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption David Lammy has accused the university of "social apartheid" before Oxford University remains "a bastion of white, middleclass, Southern privilege" after "glacial" progress on improving diversity, David Lammy has said. The Labour MP told the BBC the university was "failing badly".His comments came as Oxford University data revealed about a third of its colleges accepted three or fewer black applicants, in the past three
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PM’s portrait taken down after Oxford student protests

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May's portrait has had to be taken down at Oxford University A picture of Theresa May has been taken down at the University of Oxford to protect it from protests by students.The picture of the prime minister, part of a celebration of women who had studied at the university, had been "obscured" by critical messages.The portrait had been "plastered" with messages about issues
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Oxford shooting: Police and gunman in standoff

[ad_1] Image caption A police cordon is in place around the Oxford Castle area Armed police have exchanged fire with a gunman after a person was shot in Oxford city centre.Thames Valley Police said shots had been fired from a property in Paradise Square and officers returned fire. Police are currently negotiating with a man. South Central Ambulance Service said one person was being treated for a non-life-threatening injury.A cordon