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Art student drawing
Ruskin School art student
Credit: Dick Makin


Smart glasses

Developing smart glasses gives those with poor vision an aid that boosts their awareness of what's around them – allowing greater freedom, independence and confidence to get about, and an improved quality of life.


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The Ruskin

An exceptional teaching and research environment that enables cutting-edge contemporary artists, art historians and art theorists to work closely together in a world-leading, research-intensive university.


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The use of silk from spiders and silkworms in biomedical devices is one of many applications of this light, strong and highly elastic natural material being investigated by Professor Vollrath and the Oxford Silk Group.


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Shame of poverty

An Oxford study found that the condition of being poor is universally linked with feelings of shame. Policymakers need to be more aware of the risks of treating such people without respect as this adds to the pain and may even perpetuate the problem of poverty.


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