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Professor Sir Paul Collier awarded President's Medal by British Academy

24 Jul 2014

Professor Sir Paul Collier, Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Global Economic Development, an Oxford Martin School institute, has b...

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Paracetamol for low back pain does not speed recovery – new research

24 Jul 2014

Paracetamol, the pain relief medicine that is universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery o...


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Professor Kathy Willis to tell the story of botany in BBC Radio 4 series

14 Jul 2014

Professor Kathy Willis, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship and Associate Director of the Biodiv...

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Leaders on climate action meet to discuss proposed new coalition

14 Jul 2014

Leading figures from a range of countries and organisations committed to addressing climate change gathered last week at a meet...


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Experts investigate effect of migration on developing countries

11 Jul 2014

Experts from around the world joined Oxford Martin School academics earlier this month for the 7th International Migration and Devel...

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Japanese honour for Sir John Beddington

11 Jul 2014

Sir John Beddington, Senior Adviser to the Oxford Martin School, has been recognised by the Government of Japan for his contributions to ...


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Facebook users more likely to copy friends than use 'best-seller' lists, researchers find

07 Jul 2014

Researchers have developed a model to examine our behaviour on online social networks, particularly the balance between copying...

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Medal recognises 'revolution' in weather and climate prediction

03 Jul 2014

Professor Tim Palmer, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin School's Programme on Modelling and Predicting Climate, has been honoured...


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New book explores impact of artificial intelligence 'explosion'

03 Jul 2014

In a new book released today, Professor Nick Bostrom considers the future of humanity should a 'superintelligence' - where machin...

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School welcomes Peking University leaders

02 Jul 2014

Insights into interdisciplinary research in Oxford and China were exchanged when the Oxford Martin School hosted a visit by the President...


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Meat-free diet can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by half

01 Jul 2014

A new study analysing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the diets of meat eaters, fish eaters, vegetarians and vegan...

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School's Advisory Council looks to the future

30 Jun 2014

Members of the Oxford Martin School’s Advisory Council met on 10 June to receive updates on the work taking place across the school...