Posts Tagged “oxford”

The Brexit rupture: sorry if I take it personally. But it is.

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2016

Honestly, I’ve not known what to write this past fortnight: so much things to say. But, then, so’s everyone else. I was at a big dinner last night in the Remain stronghold of Oxford (numerous ‘in’ posters, and even a (…)

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10 tips for estate agents (based on personal experience as a buyer)

by Stephen Tall on April 7, 2013

Like Iain, we’re on the move. After almost 18 years in the city of dreaming spires — half my life — I’m moving to Horsham, swapping the ‘shire of Oxford for the ‘sex of West Sus. This is the view (…)

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Ukip if you want to in last Gasper saloon

by Stephen Tall on January 18, 2013

As I mentioned just last May: Sadly I don’t have the pleasure of standing against Ukip candidate Dr Julia Gasper — who has said people who ‘choose’ to be gay should stop ‘complaining about persecution’ — in the elections to (…)

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“Women too have their place at Oxford”

by Stephen Tall on May 5, 2012

Here’s a wonderful Pathe-style video from the British Council Film Collection entitled simply ‘Oxford (1941)’. The main thing that struck me watching it was that, while the style has dated, the people and place appear almost contemporarily vivid. Enjoy…

The best Oxford colleges if you want to get a well-paid job

by Stephen Tall on February 10, 2012

Here’s an interesting slice of data-mining. The University of Oxford’s careers service surveys all undergraduate and postgraduates six months after they leave Oxford as part of the Government’s Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. According to the tables, (…)

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3,700+ children in Oxford to benefit from Lib Dems’ pupil premium

by Stephen Tall on October 13, 2011

I noted last month that there was a simple reason the Lib Dems’ recent conference was a surprisingly cheerful affair: The Lib Dem membership has realised the power it now wields: a vote at conference can now shape government policy. (…)

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The boundary changes which make Evan a notional MP… but does he want to do it?

by Stephen Tall on September 24, 2011

The Oxford Times has crunched the numbers and reckons that his full title would still be Dr Evan Harris MP if the proposed boundary changes for his old Oxford West & Abingdon seat had been in force at the 2010 (…)

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How do you ask people for money by mail?

by Stephen Tall on September 8, 2011

We signed it off today: the first ‘annual fund’ for the University of Oxford in a couple of decades. This opening sentence might surprise you. After all, we launched ‘Oxford Thinking’: The Campaign for the University of Oxford way back (…)

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In praise of the Oxford comma, and of Ayn Rand

by Stephen Tall on June 30, 2011

Via David Allan Green and Galleycat comes the earth-shattering news that, according to my colleagues along the corridor in the University’s public affairs department, writers should, “as a general rule,” avoid using the Oxford comma. What is the ‘Oxford comma?’, (…)

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I’ve got mine – have you got yours?

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2009

With commendable efficiency – and a sensible avoidance of the post – my ticket to attend Nick Clegg meets Oxford on 12th November arrived in my email inbox today. Full details, and how to book, are here.