Oxford University

  • Snapshot: Mallika Sherawat can't get over her experience at Oxford University, Cannes 2014 June 8, 2014

    Actress Mallika Sherawat, who is quite adept at making headlines, amazed her fans when she shared the news of being invited to Oxford University to a debate on gender issues. "At the historic Oxford university, what a journey, Haryana to Oxford", the actress had posted on Twitter to confirm the...
  • Snapshot: More than 200 students, professors and residents join Holi celebrations at Oxford University May 12, 2014

    Holi Celebrations mark the beginning of Trinity Term at Oxford University. Organised by the Oxford India Society at Merton Sports Ground recently, more than 200 Oxford students, professors and residents joined in the revelry. These are PTI photos. ...
  • Professor Sherawat? Mallika invited to debate at Oxford on gender issues February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Hailing from a small town, Mallika Sherawat made it to the big city Mumbai all alone and entered into Bollywood without any godfather. The actress has been vocal about her father's angst against her for joining Bollywood and ruffled few feathers when she called India a regressive and...
  • Indian student first to score triple hundred in UK university cricket July 4, 2013

    London: Oxford University's Indian-origin student Samridh Agarwal cracked a magnificent triple-century against Cambridge in a first-class match at the FP Fenner's ground in Cambridge. Skipper Samridh cracked an unbeaten 313 and became the first ever cricketer to score a triple century in a university match and also eclipsed the previous record...
  • JD(U)-BJP split will affect Bihar: Arun Jaitley June 14, 2013

    Leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley made the remarks during an interview to CNN-IBN at the India Day in Oxford University. ...
  • Network18 celebrates India Day @ Oxford on June 14 June 13, 2013

    About eight years ago, sometime between the dotcom bust and the financial crisis, during his visits to India, CK Prahalad, the management guru, loved to talk about a strange contrast he noticed as he shuttled between east and the west. "When I talk to businessmen in the US and...
  • Being too active on social media may harm relationships April 10, 2013

    London: Engaging in too much social media activity may damage strong relationships, a new Oxford study has warned. Research by Dr Bernie Hogan of Oxford University tested the theory of 'media multiplexity' (the ability to communicate via several communications channels) which was first posed in 2005. The theory suggests that there...
  • Oxford University to review admissions policy March 23, 2013

    London: The University of Oxford has been forced to review its post-graduate admissions policy after it was accused by a student of discriminating against the poor. Damien Shannon, 26, had sued St Hugh's College at the world-renowned university, for "selecting students on the basis of wealth and excluding those not...
  • Oxford librarian sacked over 'Harlem Shake' video October 3, 2013

    London: An Oxford University librarian has been sacked and a number of students fined after a recording of dance track - the Harlem Shake - filmed in the university premises, went viral on YouTube. The 30-second long video clip, has had more than 5,000 views, and sparked outrage among senior staff...
  • RobotCar: An alternative to Google's self-driving cars February 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking a different approach to Google's self-driving cars, Oxford University has come up with a new autonomous car, which can drive itself, interact safely with other road users and can use roads efficiently. RobotCar is a modified Nissan LEAF. Unlike Google's system that uses GPS, RobotCar uses lasers and...
  • Mahatma Gandhi would have stood by us: Suu Kyi November 16, 2012

    Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it's good to be back in India after nearly 25 years. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, she said she was disappointed when India began engaging with the generals who had put her under house arrest, but added she held no...
  • Bilawal Bhutto fails to appear for law exams in UK July 5, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan People's Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has been studying at a top London law college but has been unable to appear for examinations due to his hectic schedule and an inability to focus on demanding subjects, according to a media report today. The 23-year-old nominal chief of Pakistan's ruling party...
  • Suu Kyi to receive Oxford doctorate next month May 24, 2012

    London: Nearly 20 years after Oxford University awarded her an honorary doctorate in Civil Law, democracy icon and Myanmar opposition leader Aung Saan Suu Kyi will arrive in UK to receive it at a special ceremony on June 20, the university on Thursday said. Suu Kyi studied, married and lived in...
  • Oxford chancellor wants Montek to be IMF head June 4, 2011

    Oxford: The chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord Chris Patten, wants India's Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia to be the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Speaking at the launch event of the Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professorship of Business and...
  • When Amitabh Bachchan met William Shakespeare May 18, 2011

    Oxford: Indian film icon Amitabh Bachchan played many characters from William Shakespeare's plays over the years, but when he was shown the First Folio of the plays dated 1623 at the ancient Bodleian Library, he was awestruck and rendered almost speechless. "It's incredible," he simply said, feelingly moving his hand over...
  • It's natural to believe in God: Oxford study May 12, 2011

    London: Human beings have natural tendencies to believe in God and life after death, according to a three-year international research project directed by two academics at the University of Oxford. The 1.9 million pounds project involved 57 researchers who conducted over 40 separate studies in 20 countries representing a diverse range...
  • New law against defaming icons on the anvil July 13, 2010

    The controversial book on Shivaji by James Laine has triggered widespread protests in Maharashtra since 2003, prompting the state government to ban it. ...
  • Book claims Imran-Benazir affair; PPP says 'rubbish' August 20, 2009

    Islamabad: Labelling as "scandalous and malicious," Pakistan's ruling PPP on Thursday dismissed a new book's claims that its slain chairperson Benazir Bhutto once had a love affair with cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. Benazir, a two-time former premier, did not have anything ever to do with Khan while studying in England's famous Oxford...
  • Changing trend: Men spending more time in kitchen August 17, 2009

    London: Kitchen seems to be no longer a female's territory, for a new research has revealed that men are spending more and more time in preparing meals - thanks to celebrity chefs who have given cookery a macho image. Researchers at Oxford University have carried out the study and found that...
  • Rigging, sex jibes turn Oxford Union poll nasty January 29, 2008

    London: Controversies continue to dog the 185-year-old Oxford Union. First, the newly elected Indian president was stripped off the post for alleged electoral malpractices, and then, the next potential candidate for the post, Charlotte Fischer, walked out of the race, alleging sex jibes from union officers. 23-year-old Krishna Omkar...
  • We want to learn from India: Oxford vice chancellor January 21, 2008

    New Delhi: As the Indian economy continues to surge ahead, Oxford University Vice Chancellor John A Hood said on Monday that the institution wants to learn lessons from India's growth for a better world. "Oxford University wants to learn the finer nuances of India's growth, its vibrant economy, the growing innovations...
  • Bilawal not concerned about security but privacy January 11, 2008

    London: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who has been appointed head of Pakistan People's Party following the assassination of her mother Benazir Bhutto, returned to Oxford University on Friday to continue his studies. Bilawal, whose mother was killed in a suicide attack on December 27, 2007, after she was leaving an election rally...
  • Tough new tests for Oxbridge entrants October 15, 2007

    London: Eyeing a seat at Oxford or Cambridge University? Just prepare yourself for a battery of tough entrance tests. Yes, for the first time, students applying to study courses such as English, philosophy, politics and economics at Oxbridge will have to sit for an entrance examination, The Daily Telegraph reported here...
  • Bangalore city of Bengalis? OUPs! May 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Oxford University Press (OUP) seems to have committed the ultimate faux pas in word play. In the latest edition of the Oxford Concise Dictionary of World Place Names, there are erroneous references to Bangalore as an area where the population mainly spoke Bengali. Edited by John Everett Heath, the...
  • NRI scholar calls Oxford 'outdated' March 4, 2007

    New Delhi: To many, being a Rhodes scholar might mean a future of success and celebrity. But the reality could be something else. Two Harvard students, including an NRI — both of whom are currently Rhodes scholars at Oxford — have come out in public with a scathing...
  • Oxford research centre in India October 29, 2006

    Mumbai: Oxford University, the oldest varsity in the English-speaking world, may be breaking new ground with plans to set up its first business research centre outside UK in India to study the subcontinent nation's rapidly expanding economy. The university will invest £10 million initially to set up its first business research...