COP25: Flickers of Hope Amongst Disappointment

Posted on 17th January 2020

WSPM19-20 student Kate Cullen discusses COP25, the United Nation’s most recent round of climate negotiations.

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New Oxford book on global challenges in water

Posted on 16th January 2020

Rapid climate and environmental change, and a growing global population make sustainable water management a “defining challenge for the twenty-first century”. A new book published last month draws together voices from Oxford’s Water Science, Policy and Management programme – a world-leading MSc course – with the aim of advancing scientific understandings, and identifying policy priorities, […]

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2020 Green Templeton Lectures theme is the Future of the Commons

Posted on 16th January 2020

The commons is a powerful metaphor for understanding human cooperation, one of the most enduring puzzles for science and society. 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of Governing the Commons, the landmark study by the late Nobel laureate, Elinor Ostrom. Ostrom and many colleagues demonstrated…

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Alice in Typhoidland: Take a journey through the story of typhoid, from Victorian sewer systems to cutting-edge scientific research

Posted on 13th January 2020

A new exhibition tells the story of Oxford’s role in the fight against typhoid, from pioneering efforts to eliminate typhoid in the era of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland to game-changing present-day vaccine trials.

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