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Video feature: What is Fermat's Last Theorem?

Professor Sir Andrew Wiles of Oxford University has been awarded the 2016 Abel Prize – one of the highest honours in mathematics – for his proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. But what was this famous theorem, and why did it exercise the greatest minds for more than 300 years? Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, explains.

Oxford and the media

Laws, sausages and newspaper articles...

...three things that some feel the public should never see being manufactured. However, we believe there is wide interest in journalism, public relations and the interaction between the two. This occasional series offers a behind-the-scenes view of how Oxford's News and Information Office works with the media to secure high-profile, accurate coverage of the University and also how things can (sometimes) go wrong. Continue reading here...

In our latest Medium article, we reflect on the media's appetite for stories about Oxford undergraduate admissions: Inside the Oxford interview.  

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