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12 JANUARY

Oxford University to set up M N Srinivas professorship

The Hindu (India), 10/01/2015, Laiqh A Khan
It is reported that the University of Oxford is planning to establish a professorship in the anthropology of India in memory of distinguished sociologist M N Srinivas, who pursued doctoral studies at Oxford in the 1940s.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/oxford-university-to-set-up-mn-srinivas-professorship/article6774448.ece

TV: Great British Garden Revival, BBC 2

11/01/2015, 6.53am

Dr Martin Coombes of the University of Oxford explains his research into the effect of ivy on stone and brickwork, which was commissioned by English Heritage. He said: ‘What we’re finding is that the ivy can only get in if there is an existing defect in the wall.’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03qkvd5

(c.37:00 on the clock)

Billions sent back home by migrants living in UK

The Times, 10/01/2015, p.10, Unattributed

Migrants in Britain sent almost £5 billion home with £4 billion going to non-European Union nations, figures from the EU statistics authority show. Article includes quote from Carlos Vargas-Silva of the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

No country for old men

The Economist, 10/01/2015, p.41, Unattributed
Article on Canadian immigration policy includes comment from Madeleine Sumption, head of the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.
http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21638191-canada-used-prize-immigrants-who-would-make-good-citizens-now-people-job-offers-have

Love & sex: the end of monogamy?

The Times, Magazine, 10/01/2015, p.20, Ben Machell

A feature article on sex, monogamy and strains on relationships and marriages includes comment from Professor Anders Sandberg, a neuroscientist and philosopher based at the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/magazine/article4314586.ece

China brings sex slave issue into the spotlight

Japan Times, 09/01/2015, Ben Dooley
Article on greater openness towards the once taboo subject of the Chinese women forced to work in Imperial Japanese Army brothels during the Second World War includes comment from Professor Rana Mitter of the University of Oxford

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/09/national/history/china-brings-sex-slave-issue-spotlight/

Tuition-free university to develop MBA degrees

Financial Times online, 09/10/2015, Wai Kwen Chan
Feature on the online non-profit American institution University of the People (UoPeople) notes that Stephan Chambers, chairman of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and a former director of the MBA programme at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School is a member of its Business Administration Advisory Board.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/5d49413c-8787-11e4-8c91-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3OL5sNx3b