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Professor Steve Rayner (1953-2020)

The Oxford Martin School is deeply saddened by the death of Professor Steve Rayner, following a long illness.

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Alice in Typhoidland: story of Oxford’s role in fighting typhoid told in new exhibition

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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Air travel could spread Wuhan pneumonia to further international locations

There is currently an outbreak of a pneumonia of unknown etiology in Wuhan, China.

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Professor Steve Rayner announced as 2020 Paradigm Award winner

Professor Steve Rayner, James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization and Lead Researcher on three current Oxford Martin School programmes, has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Paradigm Award by the Breakthrough Institute.

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How we worked with the New Scientist on its Veganuary experiment

New Scientist magazine approached our team to get involved with their small Veganuary ‘experiment’. I was excited! Their idea was to ‘self-experiment’ and for some of their staff to try a vegan diet for a week.

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New Year's Honour for Professor Sarah Whatmore

Professor Sarah Whatmore, FBA, has been made a dame in the New Year Honours for services to the study of environmental policy.

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Veganuary: LEAP researchers give their verdict

Researchers from the LEAP (Livestock, Environment and People) project, based at the Oxford Martin School, have lent their expertise to an experiment by journalists at the New Scientist, who wanted to see first-hand whether a short period without eating animal products could benefit personal health and that of the planet.

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Five things we learned from Oxford Martin School research in 2019

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Strategy and research in focus at 2019 Advisory Council meeting

Members of the Oxford Martin School’s Advisory Council, who bring an international focus and experience from a broad range of sectors to bear on the School’s strategy and research agenda, gathered for their annual meeting on 11th November.

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Solve the antibiotics crisis with a public buy-out, say researchers

Published in Lancet Infectious Diseases today, a team of British researchers are calling for the development of new antibiotics to be brought into the public sector, in order to fix the ‘broken antibiotic pipeline’ and tackle the threat of rising antimicrobial resistance.

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Only 1 in 10 of the world’s largest energy companies have made plans to get to net-zero emissions

Just 13 out of the largest 132 coal, electricity, and oil and gas companies have made commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to net zero, according to research published today by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Oxford Martin School, and the Transition Pathway Initiative.

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The Oxford Martin School: finding new ways to tackle global challenges

Dr James Martin had a vision for inspiring the best minds in academia to work together on the world’s major problems. To make this a reality, nearly fifteen years ago he gave what was at the time the largest philanthropic donation in Oxford’s history, to establish the Oxford Martin School: a vehicle, unique to Oxford, which channels, cross-fertilises and catalyses ideas across disciplines, with the ambition of creating real-world solutions.

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Capturing carbon dioxide to make useful products could become big business, finds study

CO2 utilisation has the potential to operate at large scale and at low cost, meaning it could form part of a viable new global industry.

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