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How was the #OxfordVaccine made so quickly? Who exactly was involved in creating it? The team behind the vaccine share their stories of working to protect us from #COVID19. Read more ⬇️
EXPLAINED - How @StCrossCollege's secret rooftop garden is: 🐦 Attracting birds and pollinators ☁️ Improving local air quality 🏠 Improving the thermal performance of the building 🌡️ Absorbing heat and keeping the building cool in the summe#TruePlanetnbc7
'How can I apply to Oxford as an international student?' 🎓 Discover more about the Oxford application process from outside of the UK. Find out more ➡️
🏛 | 30 colleges in 30 days challenge In June,@StHughsCollegee's Heena Nathoo visited 30 Oxford colleges. See if you can spot any familiar landmarks! ⬇️ 🎬 @OxfordSBSB6y
'We are studying groups of patients whose underlying medical conditions and treatments can weaken their immune systems.' Research continues on the effectiveness of the vaccine on those with immunocompromised or immunosuppressed conditions. Read more ⬇️
The Climate Change Committee recommend risk areas that need addressing: 🐟 Terrestrial and freshwater habitats and species from multiple hazards 🚰 Increased flooding and drought 🥕 Supply of food, goods and vital services Read more ➡
🤝 Do I wish to create connection or distance? 🤔 What's in it for others? 🗣️ Does my post represent me and my views? ✏️ What's the purpose of my post? Psychologist @mkempnichich reveals the questions you should ask yourself before you post onto social mediYlw
INFOGRAPHIC: Does #COVID19 increase the risk of blood clots? A recent Oxford study has found Covid-19, not vaccination, presents the biggest blood clot risks. Find out more ➡️…
Did you know @UniofOxford has over 100 libraries within the city? That's 1 library for every 🧑‍🎓 240 students. Alumna Andi Garavaglia takes over our Instagram channel today, sharing why she undertook th#Oxfordlibraryry tour during her
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For every 10m people vaccinated with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, 66 would be hospitalised or die from blood clots in the veins, but that was nearly 200 times lower than the risk of the same condition following a #COVID19 infection. Find out more ⬇️…
Before she jetted off to Tokyo, we caught up with our own @polly_maton to discuss her experiences as a @UniofOxford student and her journey from sports day to the Paralympic Games. Over the next week we'll be releasing snippets of this conversation as we build up to the big day!
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Andrew Morris, Director of @HDR_UK, ‘This [research] is truly health data science in action – the use of secure, large scale, linked datasets to develop real-world insights on the safety of #COVID19 vaccines.'…
#Apprentice Vacancy 📢 Start a career in horticulture with a gardening@OxUniApprenticee role in the@OxUniParkss team. 🌳 🌲 🍃 Apply today
Prof @JuliaHCox, 'People should be aware of these increased risks after #COVID19 vaccination & seek medical attention promptly if they develop symptoms, but also be aware that the risks are considerably higher and over longer periods of time if they become infected with Covid-19’
Info on study: - Study compared risks of thrombocytopenia & blood clots after Oxford-AstraZeneca & Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines vs #COVID19 infection - Risks of adverse events was much higher following Covid-19 infection - Researchers fully independent from #OxfordVaccine developers
NEW: An Oxford study has found that the risk of blood clots is far higher following infection from COVID-19 than after taking a vaccine dose. Researchers analysed data from over 29 million vaccinated people. More info ⬇️
Did you know? Humans and dogs have been best friends for around 20,000 years. @PalaeoBARN's Prof @Greger_Larson explains more ⬇️ 🎬 |@OxfordSparkss #InternationalDogDayyx
NEW STUDY: Oxford researchers have helped identify the genetic cause of #endometriosis: rare variants in the NPSR1 gene. This discovery could be key to developing new treatments for the 190 million women affected by the disease. Read more ⬇️
WOOF!! Do you know what day it is? It's #InternationalDogDay! 🐕🐩🐕‍🦺 But when exactly *d#dogsdogs become our best friends? That's #BigQuestiontion we asked in #podcastcast episode w@Greger_Larsonr@PalaeoBARNBARN
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How do you get into Oxford? 🤔 🎓 Find out how to put in a strong application at our Virtual Open Day on 17 September. Register now ⬇️ #OxOpenDay202121
EXPLAINED: Why humans and dogs are the best of friends Prof @Greger_Larson, of @PalaeoBARN, reveals why the two have so much in common. 🎬 |@OxfordSparkss #InternationalDogDayyc
A cloudy day in Oxford ☁️☁️ 📸 | Vladacanglong on Instagram (photo taken last month)E
In this week's #101 profile, meet Dr Celia Yeung, a Technology Associate at @QCSHub. She helps a wide range of people understand the benefits and future potential of quantum computing and simulation - and as you can see, she's very good at it!
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Developing a vaccine is a long road full of checkpoints. Each phase designed to make sure it is both effective and safe. Check out how we met the extraordinary #COVID19 pandemic challenge. Have a scroll at @UniofOxford Interactive timeline 👇🏾
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'These floods have shown us that even developed countries are not safe from the severe impacts of extreme weather.' The @ecioxford's Dr Friederike Otto warns of the dangers posed by extreme climate events. Read more ➡️ #TruePlanet
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Good luck to Oxford student @polly_maton who will be representing @ParalympicsGB in Tokyo. 👏 Polly is studying History and Politics at@lmhoxfordd and was crowned Oxford University Sportswoman of the Year 20/21. #Paralympicss#TokyoParalympicss@OxfordUniSporttZ
Congratulations to Profs Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Stephen Davies, Sir Peter Donnelly, Frances Kirwan & George Warimwe who have been honoured by the @royalsociety! 🎖 They are being recognised for their outstanding contributions to science and…N
• Find good mentors and referees • Be clear about what is unique about you • Understand the marketplace of ideas • Don’t say no to yourself Dr Matt Williams gives his top tips for applying for Oxford postgrad study. Find out more ⬇️
Bank Holiday Monday (30 August) info for visitors: - The Old Bodleian will be open as usual for tours - The Weston Library will be open for you to enjoy our free #RootsToSeeds and #ArtOfAdvertising exhibitions and gravestone geology display
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'What do you think about climate change?' Learn how to have conversations about the environment with @ClimateChat and add your voice to the global conversation map ahead of @COP26. Find out more ➡️ #TruePlanet
A great view of the New College cloisters 😍 As well as the Cloisters, you can see the Chapel, the college's famous holm oak and the New College Bell Tower just peeking through the tree. 📷 | Erica Longfellow@NewCollegeOxO0W
According to an Oxford-led report, young Europeans believe the EU should: • Become a ‘green civilian superpower’ • Extend freedom of movement to non-EU citizens living in the EU • Ban short-haul flights • Ban subsidies for fossil fuels More info ⬇️…
Last week, @ODID_QEH's Jordan Bernard was given an award by the Governor of Punjab for the contribution his research has made to combat #COVID19 in Pakistan. Congratulations, Jordan! 👏 Read more about his research ➡️…Tw
💫 | Did you know we're in the midst of the Perseid meteor shower? Why not go outside this evening and take a look? You don't even have to be somewhere super remote to go stargazing,@chrislintottt explains ⬇️. �@OxfordSparksksc3
The plague didn't end in the Middle Ages - it's actually still around. 🐀 In 2020, there were fatal cases of bubonic plague in Mongolia and septicaemic plague in the USA. Find out more about the latest@OxfordVacGroupp
Placed third: Emeka Chukwuemeka Emeka recently gained admission to @OxfordSBS for an MBA and was offered a DPhil placement to develop modular flexible green hydrogen/ammonia power plants. He plans to use his knowledge to improve rural electricity access.
Placed second: Segun Afolaranmi Segun was awarded a Clarendon Scholarship for his current Masters at Oxford. In March 2021, he was named a Gates-Cambridge Scholar-Elect. His graduate research at Oxford & Cambridge will find better ways to use the immune system to fight cancer.
Placed first: Elisha Ngetich Elisha is a doctor, global health specialist and Rhodes scholar currently pursuing his PhD in Surgical Sciences at Oxford. He currently serves as President of @oxfordafrica, where he represents over 400 African students & thousands of alumni.
⭐️ | Congratulations to Oxford's Dr Elisha Ngetich, Segun Afolaranmi and Emeka Chukwuemeka who have all been named the top three Rare Rising Stars👏. Rare Rising Stars celebrates the UK’s top ten Black African and Caribbean-descent university students. More info ⬇️
The Oxford-run VALIDATE Network has received $1.5 million in funding for its tuberculosis (TB) vaccine work from the @gatesfoundation. TB remains one of the top 10 causes of death, killing around 1.4 million people per year. More info ⬇️…
Today is #WorldMosquitoDay. Did you know? In April, our malaria vaccine became the first to achieve the WHO-specified 75% efficacy goal. The vaccine, trialled in 450 children across Burkina Faso, showed a favourable safety profile and was well-tolerated. More info ⬇️
Global freshwater use: 1900-2020 Freshwater withdrawals for agriculture, industry and municipal uses — has increased nearly six-fold since 1900. More info ➡️… 📈 |@OurWorldInDataa |#TruePlanett |#IPCCC
Did you know? Unsafe water sources are responsible for around 1.2 million deaths each year. Find out more ➡️… 📈 |@OurWorldInDataa |#TruePlanett |#IPCCCL
One in four people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water. In countries with the lowest incomes, less than one-third of the population has access to safe water. Most live in Sub-Saharan Africa. ➡️… 📈 |@OurWorldInDataa |#TruePlanettx
How to design an icosahedral quasicrystal through directional bonding, by @JonathanDoye Woah, hang on - what even is a quasicrystal? Don't worry, all is
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Is Oxford for you? Our Virtual Open Day will give you the chance to find out what the University is really like and whether it might be right for you! ⁠ ⁠ Register now at
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NEW: A consortium of seven UK-based organisations, including Oxford University, have signed a memorandum of understanding to combine ambitions to develop world-leading prototype solid-state battery technology,targeting automotive applications. #TruePlanet…
Did you know we're in the midst of the #Perseid #meteor shower? (Active between the 16 July and 23 August.) Why not get outside this evening and take a look? You don't even have to be somewhere super remote to go stargazing, as @chrislintott explains...
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