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#ThrowbackToday: The Oxford don who couldn't help but jumble words, giving us the term spoonerism

In today's #TBT, we introduce you to Rev William Archibald Spooner, a warden at New College, Oxford University who used to mix up words and oh, how hilarious it was for others and for even us now

Published on 22nd July 2021
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'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year, 'toxic' and 'misinformation' also on list

The word follows "toxic," picked by Oxford Dictionaries, and "misinformation," plucked by Dictonary.com

Published on 17th December 2018
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18 book covers in Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize longlist

The Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize has announced its longlist for the sixth edition at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2021

Published on 24th January 2021
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A novel study suggests teachers work harder than other professionals

The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal 'Oxford Review of Education', authored by researchers from UCL

Published on 24th January 2021
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After almost 50-day delay in appointment, Sudhir Krishnawamy takes charge as NLSIU's new VC

Prof Krishnaswamy completed his graduation in BA LLB from NLSIU in 1998. He has been a Teaching Fellow in Law at the Pembroke College at Oxford University

Published on 26th September 2019
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Bangladesh approves Russian vaccine Sputnik for emergency use

The decision came days after Dhaka suspended the first dosing of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on a supply crunch

Published on 28th April 2021
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Common bowel disease treatment may blunt COVID-19 vaccine response: Study

The study, published in the journal GUT, measured antibody response after vaccination with the Pfizer/BioNTech or the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in 865 people treated with infliximab

Published on 27th April 2021
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Confident that COVID-19 vaccine will be available by next year, says Harvard Professor

Three vaccines are showing promising results. These are from America, China and Oxford. For now, they all seem promising — may be one of them or all turn out to be effective, said the professor

Published on 27th May 2020
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COVID-19 cases haven't yet peaked or even plateaued: AIIMS Director

Three vaccine candidates are in different stages of human clinical trials in India — one developed by University of Oxford by Pune's Serum Institute of India, the other inactivated virus vaccine

Published on 12th August 2020
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Dons from Texas, Columbia agree with JNU profs survey, say compulsory attendance 'kills research'

The survey which was created a day ago was answered by top academics in universities including Colombia, Oxford and Cambridge 

Published on 11th December 2018
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From Sikh turbans to Muslims with beards: Why school uniforms may never be the same again in the next century 

From Oxford to India's smallest town school is the usage of uniforms becoming more of a social issue rather than a way to ensure everyone feels equal? That is the question

Published on 9th October 2017
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Having private universities more important than reviving Nalanda: Manish Barriarr, Patna teacher and Oxford grad contesting Bihar Elections 2020

He is not the babu from Oxford but the Patna boy who connects to people on the ground level, says Manish Barriarr, a teacher-turned-politician

Published on 20th October 2020
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Here's why memes make Shashi Tharoor crack up and have 'farrago' moments!

Do you think Tharoor's vocabulary is because of memorising all the words in the Oxford dictionary?Absolutely not! His logophilia (the love of words) is definitely a result of extensive reading

Published on 21st March 2018
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JD Institute rolls out free COVID vaccination camp for employees above 18 years 

The employees received the Covishield vaccine, developed by the Oxford-AstraZeneca and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India

Published on 7th May 2021
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Manish Barriarr, an Oxford alumnus is all set to contest independently in the upcoming Bihar polls

The Oxford alumnus has quit his A-grade job in the Ministry of Commerce and is set to contest the elections from Bankipur constituency

Published on 14th October 2020

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