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What Famous Authors Really Thought About Oxford

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.19.2014 | Books

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 11.18.2014 | Books
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.

Pakistan's Bully Politics

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Liaquat Ali Khan

Pakistan's bully politics breeds political operators who use verbal insults and threats of physical violence to intimidate opponents. For a legion of cultural reasons, Pakistan encourages, protects, and even romanticizes bully politics.

Cafes Your Favorite Authors Loved

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.28.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

From Keats to Hemingway, Paris to New Orleans, the Romantics to the Beat Generation, this is your grand tour of the places where the greats wrote and drank -- and you can, too.

You Can Pretend To Be An Oxford Student For $158 Per Night

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.24.2014 | Travel

Have you ever dreamed of attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? We all know the magical school doesn't really exist, but if you want...

The Ideal Amount Of Time Kids Should Spend Playing Video Games

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology

If you're struggling to lay down some house guidelines for video games, remember the first rule of red wine: While a little bit can be good, too much ...

Transhumanist Art Will Help Guide People to Becoming Masterpieces

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

When most people think of transhumanist art, they think of science fiction movies and novels. Of course, these forms of art have done much to promote transhumanism and the inevitable tech-dominated future.

From Freedom Summer to Freedom Schools

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I moved to Mississippi at an extraordinary moment -- just in time to witness firsthand and assist the unfolding of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project.

The Resistance Man: A Talk With Martin Walker

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.18.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Martin Walker is a senior fellow of a private think tank for CEOs of major corporations. He is also editor-in-chief emeritus and international affa...

The World's Best Spots To Read A Book

Posted 02.21.2014 | Travel

Between museum visits and sightseeing, traveling can be a tiring sport. What better way to take a break than settle down somewhere beautiful and histo...

Let's Play Climate Roulette

Jeff Caldwell | Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Caldwell

Looking for confirmation that humans are doomed by global warming so we might as well just get our species' affairs in order, I recently googled phras...

"The Sultan Chronicles": Meeting Modern Renaissance Man Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Ever wonder how this world of ours would be if we supported and promoted artists instead of wars and arms dealers?

A Day Trip To Oxford, England

Edward Schneider | Posted 02.10.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

Oxford is a wonderful place for a day trip from London. While the college and university buildings are the obvious draws, there is much more here to entertain intrepid visitors.

Banoffee Pie With Rum Bananas

Susan MacTavish Best | Posted 12.25.2012 | Taste
Susan MacTavish Best

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Social Entrepreneurship Conferences 101: The Where and What

Daniela Papi | Posted 08.16.2012 | Impact
Daniela Papi

There seem to be more conferences targeting social entrepreneurs than there were Olympic athletes. I'm fairly certain that, if you were so inclined, you could spend every week of the year at a different conference and have "networked" your way around the world.

Online Courses: The Perpetual Student

Tom Teicholz | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education
Tom Teicholz

Universities around the world are taking their courses online in ways that may disrupt our notions of how and what we learn, who learns what, what we pay for education and even the value of a specific college degree.

Sir Roger Bannister On The Olympics And Oxford's Runners

James M. Clash | Posted 09.29.2012 | Travel
James M. Clash

If you can't wind down, your blood pressure suddenly drops. I did a momentary blackout. It was only a matter of seconds, but it was adequate proof I'd done the best I could.

Oxford University Gets HUGE Donation

AP | Posted 09.10.2012 | College

LONDON — Oxford University says a Silicon Valley venture capitalist has donated 75 million pounds ($116 million) to help poor students attend th...

Oxford: Literary Legend

Fern Siegel | Posted 09.08.2012 | Travel
Fern Siegel

Oxford is sui generis, literally "of its own kind." Poet Matthew Arnold described it as "that sweet city with her dreaming spires." It is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world. To pop culture fans, Oxford is something more.

Suu Kyi To See Oxford After Nearly 25 Years

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

LONDON — Before Aung San Suu Kyi was a prisoner of conscience and a political icon, she inhabited a world of children's birthday parties, univer...

Alice: Why July 7, 2012?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.03.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

The Cards have a simple but important job to do in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and that is to paint the roses RED! The penalty for failure is fatal, so their motivation is strong. What can we expect from Curious Company's 5-handed card game?

Donatella's Royal Crush

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 05.31.2012 | Style

The city of Oxford got a little sparklier -- and tanner -- on Wednesday when Donatella Versace took to the podium to sound off about her late brother,...

The Real Stars of Oxford

Randall Kempner | Posted 06.16.2012 | Small Business
Randall Kempner

For those of us in the entrepreneurship development space, the Skoll World Forum is an annual shot in the arm, an opportunity to be inspired by people who are driven by a deep desire to address the world's greatest challenges.

1.5 Million Pages Of Ancient Text To Be Transferred Online

AP | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home

LONDON -- Oxford University and the Vatican are teaming up to make 1.5 million pages of ancient texts available for free online over the next four yea...

Funding Innovation for Skoll Social Entrepreneurs

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

The constant theme is raising money for our social enterprises. But not just any money -- we talk about the most difficult money to raise: the unrestricted funding that is the lifeblood for a social entrepreneur.