News https://www.ox.ac.uk/news en We must change what we eat to solve the climate crisis, shows research https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-11-06-we-must-change-what-we-eat-solve-climate-crisis-shows-research <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Even if fossil fuel emissions stop immediately, emissions from the global food system alone could increase global temperatures by more than 1.5°C, shows<a href="https://science.sciencemag.org/content/370/6517/705" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-auth="NotApplicable"> new research</a> from an international team led by the University of Oxford.</p></span> </div> Fri, 06 Nov 2020 10:59:51 +0000 otss1121@ox.ac.uk 5007449 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Landmark lecture series will influence and inform on LGBT+ achievements and discussion https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-11-05-landmark-lecture-series-will-influence-and-inform-lgbt-achievements-and-discussion <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Distinguished guest speakers from the LGBT+ community will challenge and inspire the entire Oxford community and beyond in a new lecture series named after a University alumnus and trans rights campaigner​...</p></span> </div> Wed, 04 Nov 2020 14:40:55 +0000 admn5034@ox.ac.uk 5000467 at https://www.ox.ac.uk New project explores the origins of money https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-11-05-new-project-explores-origins-money <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Even in the age of digital cash transactions, the coin is a universal medium of monetary exchange. But where did the idea of coinage come from? A major new project in Oxford University’s Faculty of Classics seeks to investigate its origins and development.</p></span> </div> Thu, 05 Nov 2020 11:22:55 +0000 admn5076@ox.ac.uk 5003718 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Rapid COVID-19 test, Oxsed RaViD Direct, now in use at Heathrow and trials at Hong Kong International Airport https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-11-04-rapid-covid-19-test-oxsed-ravid-direct-now-use-heathrow-and-trials-hong-kong <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>A rapid COVID-19 test developed at Oxford University is now being used at Heathrow and being trialled at Hong Kong International Airport to screen passengers. The spinout company, <a href="https://www.oxsed.com/" target="_blank">Oxsed</a>, was last month acquired by DNAFit Life Sciences, a wholly owned entity of Hong Kong-based genetics and diagnostic health testing company Prenetics. Deploying the test to further global airports is now under discussion.</p></span> </div> Wed, 04 Nov 2020 13:00:19 +0000 psyc0931@ox.ac.uk 5000199 at https://www.ox.ac.uk New research confirms obesity is a cause of kidney disease https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-11-04-new-research-confirms-obesity-cause-kidney-disease <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Scientists at the University of Oxford have discovered that obesity can increase the chances of someone developing kidney disease.</p></span> </div> Wed, 04 Nov 2020 09:50:00 +0000 whgu0600@ox.ac.uk 4999717 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Divergent wildlife conservation perspectives in Africa https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-11-03-divergent-wildlife-conservation-perspectives-africa <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>In African wildlife conservation, most documented experiences are from southern and south-eastern Africa; countries with well developed ‘wildlife industries’. Their voices and perspectives are dominant, but a new paper in the journal <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-01343-6" target="_blank"><em>Nature Ecology and Evolution</em></a> presents divergent perspectives from West, Central and the Horn of Africa. The authors argue that empathy towards multiple perspectives will lead to more coherence in African conservation policy and to increased resilience to COVID-19 and other crises.</p></span> </div> Tue, 03 Nov 2020 12:47:20 +0000 psyc0931@ox.ac.uk 4996418 at https://www.ox.ac.uk World’s first universal jobs guarantee experiment starts in Austria https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-11-02-world-s-first-universal-jobs-guarantee-experiment-starts-austria <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>The world’s first universal jobs guarantee experiment, designed by Oxford University economists and run by the Austrian Public Employment Service, has just begun in the Austrian town of Marienthal<em>.</em></p></span> </div> Mon, 02 Nov 2020 12:38:57 +0000 otss1121@ox.ac.uk 4992589 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Prof Grobert appointed Chair of European Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisors https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-11-02-prof-grobert-appointed-chair-european-commission-s-chief-scientific-advisors <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p><a href="https://www.materials.ox.ac.uk/peoplepages/grobert.html" target="_blank">Professor Nicole Grobert</a>, Professor of Nanomaterials and Associate Head of Department (Research) in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford, has been elected Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission. Professor Sir Paul Nurse, Director of the Francis Crick Institute, joins her as Deputy Chair.</p></span> </div> Mon, 02 Nov 2020 12:57:44 +0000 psyc0931@ox.ac.uk 4992640 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Trials of Oxford coronavirus vaccine begin in Kenya https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-30-trials-oxford-coronavirus-vaccine-begin-kenya <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Kenya has joined the global efforts in search of an effective vaccine for COVID-19 with the start of a trial evaluating the ChAdOx1 nCoV-2019 Oxford coronavirus vaccine.</p></span> </div> Fri, 30 Oct 2020 16:55:06 +0000 whgu0600@ox.ac.uk 4981980 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Poverty and inequality surge across Europe in the wake of COVID-19 https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-29-poverty-and-inequality-surge-across-europe-wake-covid-19 <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Poverty and inequality will potentially increase right across Europe, with poor workers losing as much as 16% of income and social cohesion between countries also being damaged by pandemic lockdown measures, according to economic research from the University of Oxford.</p></span> </div> Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:51:12 +0000 otss1121@ox.ac.uk 4977747 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Oxford to trial new COVID-19 test for individuals without symptoms https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-29-oxford-trial-new-covid-19-test-individuals-without-symptoms <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>The University of Oxford will take part in a new pilot scheme to assess the use of Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs), a new COVID-19 test designed to identify asymptomatic individuals with the virus.</p></span> </div> Thu, 29 Oct 2020 15:27:46 +0000 otss0117@ox.ac.uk 4978011 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Professor Nick Eyre appointed Oxford City Council scientific adviser https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-28-professor-nick-eyre-appointed-oxford-city-council-scientific-adviser <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p><a href="https://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/people/neyre.html">Professor Nick Eyre</a>, of Oxford University’s <a href="https://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/">Environmental Change Institute</a>, has been appointed as Oxford City Council’s first scientific adviser. The professor of energy and climate policy will support the Council and the city, as it continues to tackle the climate emergency and moves towards net-zero.</p></span> </div> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:11:03 +0000 otss1121@ox.ac.uk 4969303 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Oxford University creates its 200th spinout company PhishAR https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-27-oxford-university-creates-its-200th-spinout-company-phishar <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Oxford University, through its research commercialisation arm Oxford University Innovation, has created its 200<sup>th</sup> company based on academic research, PhishAR.</p></span> </div> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:32:13 +0000 admn5076@ox.ac.uk 4970172 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Project for whole genome sequencing of extinct flightless birds https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-27-project-whole-genome-sequencing-extinct-flightless-birds <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>The University of Oxford’s <a href="https://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-auth="NotApplicable">Department of Zoology</a> today announces it will begin whole genome sequencing of extinct flightless birds, including the dodo and its sister taxa, the Rodrigues solitaire. </p></span> </div> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:39:44 +0000 otss1121@ox.ac.uk 4969031 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Global clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine resume https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-23-global-clinical-trials-covid-19-vaccine-resume <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has today authorised a restart of clinical trials of the ChAdOx1 nCov-2019 Oxford coronavirus vaccine in the USA following the trials restarting in the UK, Brazil, South Africa and Japan.</p></span> </div> Fri, 23 Oct 2020 19:43:22 +0000 whgu0600@ox.ac.uk 4955683 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Large tides may have been a key factor in the evolution of bony fish and tetrapods https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-23-large-tides-may-have-been-key-factor-evolution-bony-fish-and-tetrapods <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Pioneering research, published in <a href="https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspa.2020.0355" target="_blank"><em>Proceedings of the Royal Society A</em></a>, into ancient tides during the Late Silurian - Devonian periods (420 million years ago - 380 million years ago), suggests that large tides may have been a key environmental factor in the evolution of bony fish and early tetrapods, the first vertebrate land-dwellers.</p></span> </div> Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:34:51 +0000 psyc0931@ox.ac.uk 4953865 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Britain’s most influential Hindu temple spreads awareness of the PRINCIPLE trial among Indian community https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-22-britain-s-most-influential-hindu-temple-spreads-awareness-principle-trial-among <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Europe’s BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, the largest Hindu temple outside of India, is supporting their community during the coronavirus pandemic by spreading awareness of the PRINCIPLE trial of Covid-19 treatments.</p></span> </div> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:42:09 +0000 otss0117@ox.ac.uk 4950492 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Oxford COVID-19 vaccine follows its programmed genetic instructions, independent analysis finds https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-22-oxford-covid-19-vaccine-follows-its-programmed-genetic-instructions-independent <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>A team at Bristol University has used recently developed techniques to validate that the vaccine accurately follows the genetic instructions programmed into it by the Oxford team.</p></span> </div> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:57:58 +0000 otss0117@ox.ac.uk 4950543 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Band of mothers: Childbirth as a female bonding experience – Oxford research https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-21-band-mothers-childbirth-female-bonding-experience-oxford-research <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Camaraderie and social bonds among mothers are strengthened by common experiences of a difficult childbirth, according to a <a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0240175">new study</a> from the University of Oxford.</p></span> </div> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:21:05 +0000 otss1121@ox.ac.uk 4946442 at https://www.ox.ac.uk New funding to improve water security for 10 million people in Africa and Asia https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-20-new-funding-improve-water-security-10-million-people-africa-and-asia <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>New funding from the Foreign, Commonwealth &amp; Development Office (FCDO) will support global research and practice to improve water security for 10 million people in Africa and Asia. The FCDO’s grant to the University of Oxford will now extend to 2024 and increase to £22.5 million, to support the <a href="https://reachwater.org.uk/">REACH</a> programme improve water security by delivering world-class science to transform policy and practice.</p></span> </div> Fri, 16 Oct 2020 11:27:32 +0000 otss1121@ox.ac.uk 4927527 at https://www.ox.ac.uk High-flying Oxford researchers win £100k Philip Leverhulme prizes https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-19-high-flying-oxford-researchers-win-100k-philip-leverhulme-prizes <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Four young professors at the University of Oxford have today been awarded £100k <a href="https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/news/2020-philip-leverhulme-prize-winners">Philip Leverhulme prizes,</a> for early career researchers, whose work has already had an ‘international impact’ and whose future research career is ‘exceptionally promising’.</p></span> </div> Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:32:38 +0000 otss1121@ox.ac.uk 4938826 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Medium-term impact of COVID-19 revealed in new study https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-19-medium-term-impact-covid-19-revealed-new-study-1 <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Initial findings from a study looking at the longer-term impact of COVID-19 has found that a large proportion COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital were still experiencing symptoms of breathlessness, fatigue, anxiety and depression two to three months after contracting the virus.</p></span> </div> Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:23:28 +0000 otss0117@ox.ac.uk 4939470 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Cooling: hidden threat for climate change and sustainable goals https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-19-cooling-hidden-threat-climate-change-and-sustainable-goals <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Past research suggests growing international demand for cooling has the potential to drive one of the most substantial increases in greenhouse gas emissions in recent history. A new <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-020-00627-w">study</a>, led by the University of Oxford and published today in Nature Sustainability, sets out a framework for delivering sustainable cooling. It also examines cooling needs in the context of sustainable development, and finds that this is a global blind spot.</p></span> </div> Fri, 16 Oct 2020 13:28:53 +0000 otss1121@ox.ac.uk 4927847 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Oxford scientists develop extremely rapid diagnostic test for Covid-19 https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-15-oxford-scientists-develop-extremely-rapid-diagnostic-test-covid-19 <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Scientists from Oxford University’s Department of Physics have developed an extremely rapid diagnostic test that detects and identifies viruses in less than five minutes.</p></span> </div> Thu, 15 Oct 2020 09:43:53 +0000 psyc0931@ox.ac.uk 4923482 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Three Oxford researchers win top UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-15-three-oxford-researchers-win-top-ukri-future-leaders-fellowships <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Three Oxford academics have today been awarded major financial backing with <a href="https://www.ukri.org/news/ukri-invests-109-million-in-future-leaders/">UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships</a> – for their ‘world-class research and innovation’ into space flight, high risk pregnancy and finding answers to chaotic public out-sourcing.</p></span> </div> Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:07:26 +0000 otss1121@ox.ac.uk 4923533 at https://www.ox.ac.uk ‘Junk’ DNA could be rewiring our brains https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-15-junk-dna-could-be-rewiring-our-brains <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>A new study by neuroscientists at the University of Oxford shows that mobile genetic elements that were active in the genomes of our ancestors could be closely linked to important functions in our brain and might help diversify our behaviour, cognition and emotions.</p></span> </div> Tue, 20 Oct 2020 08:48:28 +0000 otss0117@ox.ac.uk 4942386 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Scientists discover the unique signature of a lion’s roar using machine learning https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-13-scientists-discover-unique-signature-lion-s-roar-using-machine-learning-0 <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>The roar of a lion is one of the most thrilling and captivating sounds of the wild. This characteristic call is typically delivered in a bout consisting of one or two soft moans followed by several loud, full-throated roars and a terminating sequence of grunts.  A team of scientists based in WildCRU at the University of Oxford, well-known for their research involving Cecil the Lion, has teamed up with colleagues in the Department of Computer Science to discover the precise ways in which each lion’s roar is distinct, identifiable and trackable.  </p></span> </div> Tue, 13 Oct 2020 10:42:05 +0000 psyc0931@ox.ac.uk 4916007 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Turning plastic waste into hydrogen and high-value carbons https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-13-turning-plastic-waste-hydrogen-and-high-value-carbons <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>The ever-increasing production and use of plastics over the last half century has created a huge environmental problem for the world.  Currently, most of the 4.9 billion tonnes of plastics ever produced will end up in landfills or the natural environment, and this number is expected to increase to around 12 billion tonnes by 2050. </p></span> </div> Tue, 13 Oct 2020 12:39:56 +0000 psyc0931@ox.ac.uk 4916323 at https://www.ox.ac.uk COVID-19 inequality: poorest workers hit by worse outcomes https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-13-covid-19-inequality-poorest-workers-hit-worse-outcomes <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>We have not all been in this together, according to <a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/10/09/2009609117" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" data-auth="NotApplicable">research</a> from Oxford, which shows the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in aggravated economic and mental health inequality. The study, published by PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America), shows lower paid workers have suffered disproportionately more economic hardship and more resulting mental health problems during the current crisis than their higher paid peers.</p></span> </div> Tue, 13 Oct 2020 15:35:34 +0000 otss1121@ox.ac.uk 4916800 at https://www.ox.ac.uk America Decides 2020: Oxford’s Rothermere American Institute series https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-12-america-decides-2020-oxford-s-rothermere-american-institute-series <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Confused about the US presidential election? Starting on Monday and leading up to the election and beyond, Oxford’s <a href="https://www.rai.ox.ac.uk">Rothermere American Institute </a>(RAI) is offering a series of online events and talks, bringing together leading commentators, political insiders and academics from both sides of the Atlantic in <a href="https://www.rai.ox.ac.uk/election2020"><strong>America Decides: 2020</strong></a>. </p></span> </div> Fri, 09 Oct 2020 13:35:27 +0000 otss1121@ox.ac.uk 4901520 at https://www.ox.ac.uk NASA-style caution needed before allowing research to influence policy https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-12-nasa-style-caution-needed-allowing-research-influence-policy <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Behavioural science should undergo rigorous testing and review before it informs public policy such as government responses to COVID-19, according to a paper in <em>Nature Human Behaviour</em>: <em><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-020-00990-w" target="_blank">Use caution when applying behavioural science to policy</a></em>.</p></span> </div> Mon, 12 Oct 2020 08:07:25 +0000 otss1121@ox.ac.uk 4912007 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Oxford academics recognised in 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-12-oxford-academics-recognised-2020-queen-s-birthday-honours <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>The pioneering work of members of the University has been recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours List</p></span> </div> Mon, 12 Oct 2020 11:04:09 +0000 admn4008@ox.ac.uk 4912382 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Role-playing computer game helps players understand how vaccines work on a global scale https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-08-role-playing-computer-game-helps-players-understand-how-vaccines-work-global-scale <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>A free game launched today allows players to role-play the deployment of a virtual vaccine to help to halt the global spread of a viral pandemic.</p></span> </div> Thu, 08 Oct 2020 08:35:56 +0000 whgu0600@ox.ac.uk 4897010 at https://www.ox.ac.uk New analysis supports urgent need for policy reform to limit school exclusions in England after COVID-19 https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-07-new-analysis-supports-urgent-need-policy-reform-limit-school-exclusions-england <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>The multi-disciplinary <em>Excluded Lives Research Team</em>, led by Professor Harry Daniels and Associate Professor Ian Thompson from the University of Oxford, has today (5/10/2020), <a href="http://www.education.ox.ac.uk/research/excluded-lives/">launched  three new reports</a> with recommendations to prevent school exclusions in England in the context of COVID-19 and beyond.</p></span> </div> Wed, 07 Oct 2020 09:01:21 +0000 admn5076@ox.ac.uk 4893252 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Vice-Chancellor's Oration 2020 https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-06-vice-chancellors-oration-2020 <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Professor Louise Richardson has delivered her annual Oration to the University in the Sheldonian Theatre. Here is the full text of the speech:</p></span> </div> Tue, 06 Oct 2020 12:28:47 +0000 admn4008@ox.ac.uk 4890033 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Oxford Mathematician Roger Penrose jointly wins the Nobel Prize in Physics https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-06-oxford-mathematician-roger-penrose-jointly-wins-nobel-prize-physics <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for their work on black holes. Roger Penrose is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the <a href="https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/roger.penrose">University of Oxford</a>, and emeritus fellow of <a href="https://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/people/emeritus-fellows/p/sir-roger-penrose" target="_blank">Wadham College</a>, Oxford. He received the award today <a href="https://www.kva.se/en/pressrum/pressmeddelanden/nobelpriset-i-fysik-2020" target="_blank">“for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity.”</a> Genzel and Ghez received the award “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy”. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_M._Ghez" target="_blank">Andrea Ghez</a> received an honorary degree from Oxford in 2019.</p></span> </div> Tue, 06 Oct 2020 13:18:03 +0000 psyc0931@ox.ac.uk 4890143 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Oxford University recognises 100-year anniversary of the formal admission of women https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-06-oxford-university-recognises-100-year-anniversary-formal-admission-women <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Oxford University has today launched a campaign in recognition of the 100-year anniversary of the formal admission of women students.</p></span> </div> Tue, 06 Oct 2020 09:38:45 +0000 admn4084@ox.ac.uk 4889551 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Research emphasises need for COVID-19 vigilance in tight-knit communities https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-05-research-emphasises-need-covid-19-vigilance-tight-knit-communities <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>Small, close-knit communities are at high risk for rapid, intense COVID outbreaks especially if they haven’t yet experienced outbreaks of COVID-19, shows a new study by the University of Oxford and Northeastern University, Boston.</p><p>The paper, <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-1104-0" target="_blank">published today in the journal <em>Nature Medicine</em></a>, shows that whether COVID outbreaks come to a fast, dramatic peak or whether they are long and drawn-out is more closely related to city layout and social structures than city size and density. Traditional epidemic models are based on a single population, but in reality, large cities are made up of many linked communities. This enables an outbreak to travel through city populations community-by-community resulting in a prolonged, sustained epidemic.</p></span> </div> Mon, 05 Oct 2020 13:25:15 +0000 psyc0931@ox.ac.uk 4886385 at https://www.ox.ac.uk New partnership with King Abdulaziz University aims to revolutionise drug discovery using artificial intelligence https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-01-new-partnership-king-abdulaziz-university-aims-revolutionise-drug-discovery-using <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p>The University of Oxford and King Abdulaziz University (KAU) have partnered to create a new Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Precision Medicine.</p></span> </div> Thu, 01 Oct 2020 13:53:05 +0000 otss0117@ox.ac.uk 4871235 at https://www.ox.ac.uk Research finds that inadequate US pandemic response cost more American lives than World War I https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-10-01-research-finds-inadequate-us-pandemic-response-cost-more-american-lives-world-war-i <div class="field field-name-field-intro field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"> <span class="field-item-single"><p><a href="https://voxeu.org/article/us-excess-mortality-rate-covid-19-substantially-worse-europe-s">New analysis</a> from researchers at the University of Oxford finds that from March to July this year, Europe had a 28% lower rate of excess deaths than the US - contrary to claims by President Donald Trump that Europe experienced greater excess mortality than the US.</p></span> </div> Thu, 01 Oct 2020 14:02:53 +0000 admn5076@ox.ac.uk 4871236 at https://www.ox.ac.uk