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With '13 Reasons Why Not,' High Schoolers Honor Friends Who Saved Them

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

A group of kids from Oxford High School in Michigan have created their own version of the controversial Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why,” with a twi...

Psychiatrists Call For Special Clinics To Prescribe Ketamine As Anti-Depressant

Reuters | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.06.2017 | Healthy Living

The party drug ketamine can have powerful beneficial effects on severely depressed patients who have struggled for years to recover, and the drug shou...

Dictionaries Are Tracking Trumpian Word Usage To Update The English Language

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.01.2017 | Arts

How much power does an American president have? Enough, apparently, to issue executive orders considered unsound by ethicists. And enough to alter the...

Missing James Franco In Oxford

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 01.19.2017 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

"Excavating the Templar Treasure: Re/Searching the Hieros Gamos in Artistic & Critical Practice" was presented at the Contemporary Arts Research Unit ...

Student Transforms College Rejection Letter Into Viral Work Of Art

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.14.2017 | Arts

This student just transformed a negative into a positive in the most beautiful way. When Claudia Vulliamy found out that the prestigious Oxford Univer...

On The Anniversary Of The Death Of C. S. Lewis

Shayne Looper | Posted 11.28.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

Once, when Walter Hooper asked Lewis if he ever gave thought to his bourgeoning reputation, Lewis answered in a "low, still voice, and with the deepest and most complete humility I've ever observed in anyone, 'One cannot be too careful not to think of it.'"

DEBATE: Is Religion the Opiate of the Masses?

Frank Fredericks | Posted 05.11.2017 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

I had the esteemed privilege of opening the Proposition in the Oxford Union debate: This House Believes that Religion Remains an Opiate of the Masses. Debating at the Oxford Union, a debating society with over 170 years of tradition, is a rare honor that few people may ever get in their lifetime.

Astoria Characters: The Actor Who's Wooing the World

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.22.2017 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Actors make their living manufacturing emotions at a moment's notice. Happy. Sad. Surprised.

From blue sky science to blue ribbon policy: a call to action

Terry Babcock-Lumish | Posted 02.24.2017 | Technology
Terry Babcock-Lumish

Exhortations to learn from history are nothing new. But how to make sense of that which is wholly novel, for which history books fail to offer a tidy ...

Give Without Giving In

Maria Ploumaki | Posted 02.19.2017 | Business
Maria Ploumaki

Last week I attended an event of the Oxford and Cambridge Club of Zurich where Guy Spier, head of the Aquamarine Fund, gave a talk at Bloomberg. Guy ...

2 New Poems By J.R.R. Tolkien Discovered In School Magazine

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.03.2017 | Arts

Two new poems by acclaimed Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien have recently surfaced. The poems, titled "The Shadow Man" and "Noel," were writte...

Homeless Woman And Her Fluffy Dog Foil Store Burglary

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.16.2016 | Good News

A store burglar was halted in his tracks by a brave homeless woman and her gigantic fluffy dog sleeping outside. The woman, identified only as Lottie,...

The Pursuit of Purpose

Valerie Keller | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
Valerie Keller

More and more, customers are making their buying decisions based on an organization's stated aims and more millennials are choosing their employer based on its purpose. Now that companies are armed with the impetus and the business case to transform around purpose, the discussion needs to shift from "why" to "how."

The Important Reason This Rugby Squad Is Posing Nude

HuffPost Italy | Sara Elkamel | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women

With a mission to help people dealing with eating disorders, the Oxford University Women's Rugby team is abandoning their uniforms on the field. As t...

Dear Oxford Dictionaries, 'Pwnage' Is Not A Word And Never Will Be

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.27.2015 | Arts

Dear Oxford Dictionaries, We love you, and we use you all the time. Lovely definitions. Wonderful example sentences. You’re great, really. But your ...

Global Challenges and Blah Blah Blah

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 08.18.2016 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

I've always been touched by socially relevant films and documentaries, realizing the importance of social issues and current events which is the goal and essence of Skoll's production company. However, on that very rainy day in Oxford, seated at the New Theatre, I realized that just like the film and its soundtrack, live music could turn into a very powerful tool to deliver a message about social and environmental issues.

Sabatic-ations and Socially Conscious Corporate Career Choices

Daniela Papi | Posted 07.31.2016 | Impact
Daniela Papi

Taking a sabbatical used to be largely restricted to academics and posh people who had the time and money to take time off in the middle of their career, while the rest of the world had to hold out for 45+ years of work until their retirement allowed them the chance to explore their non-work related passions.

Forget Downton Abbey, Blenheim Palace is #1

Rick Steves | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I nearly skipped Blenheim Palace this year, thinking that on a gorgeous Sunday in July this palace near Oxford would be a mob scene. It was nearly empty.

Oxford vs. Cambridge? I've Changed My View

Rick Steves | Posted 07.24.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've spent the last three days enjoying both towns and comparing each -- and I need to change my assessment. Here's how I wrote it up for the next edition of my England guidebook.

Oxford -- Always Five Minutes Late

Rick Steves | Posted 07.22.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Finally... I learned why that White Rabbit was always late: It's because Oxford is almost comically full of tradition.

Dark Side Of Life Discovered In A Medieval Oxford Nunnery

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion

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

10 Amazing Day Trips You Can Take From London

College Tourist | Posted 05.25.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Studying abroad in London is great: there are an infinite number of possibilities in such a massive city. It can be amazing but it can also be overwhelming, and sometimes you just need to get out of the city for a day.

Purposeful Transformation: Davos Conversations Advance the Journey

Valerie Keller | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Valerie Keller

Listen carefully to the buzz during the World Economic Forum annual meeting this week and one thing is abundantly clear: Current global realities have changed the game for most firms. Today, corporate capacity for innovation and transformation is a critical imperative to survive and thrive.

What Famous Authors Really Thought About Oxford

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.19.2014 | Home

Every university, and university town, is subject to never-ending debate among loyal alumni and sneering rivals as to its relative merits. Few univers...

What Isaiah Berlin Taught Me

Charles Kolb | Posted 01.18.2015 | Home
Charles Kolb

My girlfriend didn't want to go. I had received an invitation for a lecture on "Oxford in the '30s" to be given by Sir Isaiah Berlin in the spring of 1974 at Balliol College's Holywell Manor.