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Young EU migrants more likely to be in work than their UK peers
Prostate cancer vaccine trial seeks volunteers
Oxford presented with Queen's Anniversary Prize at Buckingham Palace
New dedicated institute for the study of human rights law
Building work is to start within weeks in the grounds of Mansfield College, where the new institute will be located.
Study identifies global ecosystems most sensitive to changes in climate
The report identifies vital ecologically sensitive areas for ecosystem provision and poverty alleviation. The identification of properties that contribute to the persistence and resilience of ecosystems despite climate change constitutes a research priority of global relevance.
Preventing children from accessing online pornography
The report by a panel of experts lays out the scale of the problem and possible measures to limit and mitigate risks.
Fear of divine retribution linked to spread of human civilisations
The researchers conducted games with people of different religions and interviewed them about their beliefs.
How best to tackle the stigma of menstruation?
Although current results are 'promising', the study concludes that policymakers need to carry out large, comprehensive reviews of such programmes, and also conduct research into any potentially damaging unintended consequences, such as 'outing' menstruating girls in cultures where such behaviour
Who does most of the housework in multicultural Britain?
Meanwhile, Indian men report taking on a fairer share of routine housework than white British men – even though Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi women report spending significantly more time on housework than white British women.
Man-made climate change helped cause south of England floods, say scientists
Predicting political surprises and uprisings before they happen
The researchers focussed on the digital traces left by tiny acts of political participation to find clues for why movements or campaigns snowball into significant collective action while others quickly fail.
The public gives its verdict on how ombudsmen deal with complaints
In terms of what was valued most about those dealing with their complaint, the survey revealed the public wanted ombudsman staff to 'keep their word' and wanted the outcome properly explained.
TORCH's 2016 headline series to be launched with live-streamed event
Oxford Arts Blog
'Humanities and the Digital Age' is the topic of this year’s Annual Headline Series in The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).
'No rush for same-sex weddings when compared with civil partnerships'
The paper published in the journal Family Law, shows there was no rush for same-sex marriages compared with the numbers wanting civil partnerships, which first became available in December 2005 (with the Civil Partnership Act).
Professor Jeff McMahan
How to live a happy life
Feeding the Mind – With Oily Fish
Could a substance found in certain fish help childhood reading scores – and if so how?
New CEOs who 'talk the talk' drive up stock prices
The study of the effects on stock prices of more than 900 public presentations on strategy by the CEOs of leading American companies revealed that new CEOs who present their strategy within the first 100 days of their appointment can see stock prices rise by an average of 5.3% on presentation day