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#Oxford

# oxford - Saturday 6 November, 2021

'I was certainly quite a rare item in Japan at 6ft 5ins with red hair'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'I was certainly quite a rare item in Japan at 6ft 5ins with red hair'

Nov 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 36,689 Views 4 Comments

Irishman Mark Egan had great success as a rugby player in Japan and now works for the JRFU.

# oxford - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Survivors and politicians express anger over Mother and Baby Home event
# Oxford University
# Oxford University

Survivors and politicians express anger over Mother and Baby Home event

Updated Jun 2nd 2021, 3:30 PM 25,128 Views 11 Comments

Members of the Oireachtas Children’s Committee have criticised the fact that Professor Mary Daly will appear “behind closed doors”.

# oxford - Monday 8 February, 2021

South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy

Feb 8th 2021, 2:40 PM 52,998 Views 40 Comments

Researchers are working to update the vaccine to deal with the South African variant.

# oxford - Sunday 7 February, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine is less effective against South African variant, research says
# Oxford
# Oxford

AstraZeneca vaccine is less effective against South African variant, research says

Feb 7th 2021, 9:22 AM 27,013 Views 42 Comments

The company believes the jab is still effective against severe disease caused by the South African variant.

# oxford - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Oxford to run trial alternating Covid-19 vaccines
# AstraZenenca
# AstraZenenca

Oxford to run trial alternating Covid-19 vaccines

Feb 4th 2021, 8:35 AM 13,045 Views 2 Comments

The trial will show whether different Covid doses can be used interchangeably to allow greater flexibility in pressured vaccine delivery schedules.

# oxford - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to be used for over 70s 'where practicable and timely'
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to be used for over 70s 'where practicable and timely'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 7:12 PM 44,897 Views 43 Comments

This follows a recommendation from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee.

A single dose of Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine may reduce transmission by two thirds, study says
# Covid Jab
# Covid Jab

A single dose of Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine may reduce transmission by two thirds, study says

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:28 AM 22,868 Views 30 Comments

Ireland expects to receive its first shipment of the newly-approved vaccine next week.

# oxford - Friday 29 January, 2021

Amid a deepening row, the [heavily redacted] EU-AstraZeneca contract has been published
# Oxford Vaccine
# Oxford Vaccine

Amid a deepening row, the [heavily redacted] EU-AstraZeneca contract has been published

Jan 29th 2021, 12:11 PM 47,646 Views 78 Comments
  • There are numerous references to AstraZeneca making its 'Best Reasonable Efforts' to deliver the vaccine amounts promised.
  • There is no reference to the UK factories being used only for the British market; but this could be in the UK contract with AstraZeneca.
  • The head of Ireland's vaccine taskforce said it's possible that the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine could be administered by GPs if the AstraZeneca delivery is delayed.

# oxford - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Germany joins AstraZeneca in rejecting 'completely incorrect' reports on Covid vaccine efficacy in elderly
# Over 65s
# Over 65s

Germany joins AstraZeneca in rejecting 'completely incorrect' reports on Covid vaccine efficacy in elderly

Updated Jan 26th 2021, 11:33 AM 76,689 Views 41 Comments

Two German newspaper reports cast doubt on the effectiveness of the Oxford vaccine among older age groups.

# oxford - Friday 11 December, 2020

Scientists to trial combination of Oxford-AstraZeneca and Russian vaccines
# Sputnik V
# Sputnik V

Scientists to trial combination of Oxford-AstraZeneca and Russian vaccines

Dec 11th 2020, 8:12 PM 11,770 Views 6 Comments

Sputnik V is currently being made available to Russians in high-risk groups.

# oxford - Friday 27 November, 2020

UK government asks regulator to assess AstraZeneca vaccine in 'first step' towards roll-out
# Oxford
# Oxford

UK government asks regulator to assess AstraZeneca vaccine in 'first step' towards roll-out

Nov 27th 2020, 7:30 AM 9,560 Views 6 Comments

The UK government has pre-ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine.

# oxford - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Astrazeneca says it may need to conduct 'additional study' of its Covid vaccine after questions emerge
# Covid Vaccine
# Covid Vaccine

Astrazeneca says it may need to conduct 'additional study' of its Covid vaccine after questions emerge

Nov 26th 2020, 5:03 PM 33,678 Views 20 Comments

CEO Pascal Soriot said more studies may be needed to provide clarity on its data.

# oxford - Monday 23 November, 2020

Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine can prevent 70% of people from developing virus, data shows
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine can prevent 70% of people from developing virus, data shows

Updated Nov 23rd 2020, 8:54 AM 38,915 Views 115 Comments

The vaccine has been developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.

# oxford - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine produces strong immune response in older adults, study finds
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine produces strong immune response in older adults, study finds

Nov 19th 2020, 7:24 AM 19,694 Views 33 Comments

According to researchers, volunteers in the trial demonstrated similar immune responses across all age groups.

# oxford - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Trials of Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine showed 'strong immune responses' in adults, researchers say
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

Trials of Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine showed 'strong immune responses' in adults, researchers say

Oct 27th 2020, 7:20 AM 61,474 Views 61 Comments

This vaccine from Astrazeneca and Oxford University is being tested in various locations around the world.

# oxford - Friday 31 July, 2020

Oxford researchers say new artificial intelligence test could identify coronavirus within one hour
# Covid19
# Covid19

Oxford researchers say new artificial intelligence test could identify coronavirus within one hour

Jul 31st 2020, 12:54 PM 23,052 Views 21 Comments

Researchers said the tool accurately predicted a patient’s Covid-19 status in more than 90% of cases.

# oxford - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Removal of Cecil Rhodes statue backed by Oxford college
# Oriel College
# Oriel College

Removal of Cecil Rhodes statue backed by Oxford college

Jun 18th 2020, 7:05 AM 20,753 Views 68 Comments

A statement by Oriel College yesterday said the governing body had voted in favour of launching an independent inquiry into controversy surrounding the monument of the British imperialist.

# oxford - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Covid-19: Pharma giant on board to manufacture as yet unproven Oxford vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Pharma giant on board to manufacture as yet unproven Oxford vaccine

Apr 30th 2020, 9:10 AM 41,957 Views 89 Comments

Human trials of the vaccine began last week.

# oxford - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Candidates receive first injections in coronavirus vaccine trial
# Oxford
# Oxford

Candidates receive first injections in coronavirus vaccine trial

Apr 23rd 2020, 9:09 PM 51,123 Views 54 Comments

Researchers from the University of Oxford administered the first doses today.

# oxford - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Covid-19 vaccine could be available in September, Oxford professor claims
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 vaccine could be available in September, Oxford professor claims

Apr 11th 2020, 1:56 PM 64,276 Views 52 Comments

The World Health Organization previously said it could take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine to be developed.

# oxford - Monday 7 May, 2018

Police in Oxford open fire on gunman after person shot on street
# Negotiating
# Negotiating

Police in Oxford open fire on gunman after person shot on street

May 7th 2018, 7:19 PM 21,616 Views 45 Comments

The situation is not being treated as a terrorist incident.

# oxford - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Seven UK police officers hospitalised after incident with chemical substance during routine arrest
# Oxford
# Oxford

Seven UK police officers hospitalised after incident with chemical substance during routine arrest

Nov 9th 2017, 12:48 PM 12,214 Views 9 Comments

Officers were conducting an arrest when they became aware of a chemical hazard in the building.

# oxford - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Murder investigation launched after child found dead near Oxford
# England
# England

Murder investigation launched after child found dead near Oxford

Mar 15th 2017, 7:44 AM 16,578 Views 1 Comment

A woman in her 40s, who is from the area, has been arrested.

# oxford - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Several injured after explosion and major blaze at Oxford flats
# Building Collapse
# Building Collapse

Several injured after explosion and major blaze at Oxford flats

Feb 15th 2017, 8:43 AM 9,971 Views 2 Comments

Up to 40 firefighters responded to the blaze, which broke out yesterday evening.

# oxford - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Oxford Dictionaries name "post-truth" its word of 2016
# Trump
# Trump

Oxford Dictionaries name "post-truth" its word of 2016

Nov 16th 2016, 7:44 AM 11,846 Views 36 Comments

The compound word relates to a situation where objective facts are less influential on public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.

# oxford - Monday 22 February, 2016

Shia LaBeouf slaps fan in face as part of art project
# Elevate
# Elevate

Shia LaBeouf slaps fan in face as part of art project

Feb 22nd 2016, 12:29 PM 11,625 Views 19 Comments

But he said he really didn’t want to.

# oxford - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

You shouldn't be afraid to speak out after being sexually assaulted. I know, because I did
# Opinion
# Opinion

You shouldn't be afraid to speak out after being sexually assaulted. I know, because I did

Aug 19th 2015, 7:00 PM 190 Views 12 Comments

Ione Wells launched the #NotGuilty campaign in May 2015 in the wake of the publication of her open letter to the 17-year-old who sexually assaulted her.

# oxford - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Irish professor to become the first woman to run Oxford University in 785 years
# Success Story
# Success Story

Irish professor to become the first woman to run Oxford University in 785 years

May 28th 2015, 9:27 PM 35,053 Views 27 Comments

Didn’t she do well?

# oxford - Monday 25 May, 2015

Body found in manhunt for 21 year old suspected of stabbing three relatives
# Stabbing
# Stabbing

Body found in manhunt for 21 year old suspected of stabbing three relatives

May 25th 2015, 6:27 PM 41,552 Views 22 Comments

Police believe the incident was a domestic one.

# oxford - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Six girls were raped for five years because authorities didn't believe them
# Oxford
# Oxford

Six girls were raped for five years because authorities didn't believe them

Mar 3rd 2015, 2:45 PM 22,178 Views 67 Comments

“I turned up at the police station at 2/3am, blood all over me, soaked through my trousers to the crotch. They dismissed it as me being naughty, a nuisance.”

# oxford - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

University Challenge contestant amazes Paxman with ridiculously fast answer
# Go Binnie
From The Daily Edge
# Go Binnie

University Challenge contestant amazes Paxman with ridiculously fast answer

Feb 11th 2015, 10:14 AM 13,957 Views 5 Comments

It’s simple modular arithmetic, actually.

# oxford - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Crime writer PD James has died at the age of 94
# RIP
# RIP

Crime writer PD James has died at the age of 94

Nov 27th 2014, 2:34 PM 7,617 Views 8 Comments

Her books, many of which featured detective Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions of copies around the world.

# oxford - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Well, this council sign made an absolute balls of spelling 'September'
# Ermahgerd
From The Daily Edge
# Ermahgerd

Well, this council sign made an absolute balls of spelling 'September'

Aug 26th 2014, 3:10 PM 4,449 Views 0 Comments

Seriously. A total balls.

# oxford - Friday 18 April, 2014

Passion Of The Christ cancelled because city authorities 'thought it was a sex show'
# Careful Now
From The Daily Edge
# Careful Now

Passion Of The Christ cancelled because city authorities 'thought it was a sex show'

Apr 18th 2014, 12:31 PM 3,261 Views 4 Comments

Oxford council has apologised for the blunder.

# oxford - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Forget boats, two GOATS are racing for Oxford and Cambridge glory
# Goat Race
From The Daily Edge
# Goat Race

Forget boats, two GOATS are racing for Oxford and Cambridge glory

Apr 6th 2014, 12:30 PM 3,978 Views 0 Comments

Goats, not boats.

# oxford - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Man dies as storms batter UK
# Stormwatch
# Stormwatch

Man dies as storms batter UK

Jan 5th 2014, 6:45 PM 18,733 Views 12 Comments

The 47-year-old’s mobility scooter fell into the River Thames.

# oxford - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary
# Twerk
# Twerk

Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary

Aug 28th 2013, 9:16 AM 10,423 Views 18 Comments

They join fauxhawk, FOMO and emoji as new words in the online dictionary.

# oxford - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Five members of British paedophile gang jailed for life
# Paedophiles
# Paedophiles

Five members of British paedophile gang jailed for life

Jun 27th 2013, 9:42 PM 12,045 Views 36 Comments

The men were found guilty of grooming vulnerable underage girls for sex.

# oxford - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Oxford win controversy-free Boat Race
# Success
From The42
# Success

Oxford win controversy-free Boat Race

Mar 31st 2013, 5:28 PM 1,110 Views 0 Comments

There were no problems this time, after last year’s race had been controversially disrupted by a protester.

Boats, breathlessness and and eh, goats: 7 reasons we secretly love The Boat Race
# Putney To Mortlake
From The42
# Putney To Mortlake

Boats, breathlessness and and eh, goats: 7 reasons we secretly love The Boat Race

Mar 31st 2013, 8:50 AM 892 Views 2 Comments

It’s terrific, Trenton.

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