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Andrew Lloyd Webber participates in Oxford coronavirus vaccine trials

Webber posted a picture of himself getting a vaccine shot on his Instagram page, saying that "I'll do anything to get theaters large and small open again and actors and musicians back to work."

Bottles labeled "Vaccine" stand near medical syringe in front of "Coronavirus COVID-19" display
Israel looking to acquire COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca

The vaccine stands out because recent results show that it's effective with treating healthy patients and offers "double layered," long-term protection against the virus.

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine developers encouraged by immune response

"We're very happy that we're seeing the right sort of immune response that will give protection, and not the wrong sort," Gilbert said.

By REUTERS
01/07/2020
The Oxford Maternity Fraternity

A loving tribute to South African filmmaker Laurence Dworkin

By STEPHEN “SUGAR” SEGERMAN
02/07/2020
A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
WHO sees 'great news' in steroid's trial results in COVID-19

The researchers shared initial insights about the results of the trial with WHO, "and we are looking forward to the full data analysis in the coming days," it said.

By REUTERS
17/06/2020
UK COVID-19 vaccine trial may fail due to fewer new cases

There is a 50% chance the trial may give 'no result.'

PROF. SABINA ALKIRE, director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative at Oxford Unive
A better future for the world’s poorest after COVID-19?

Prof. Sabina Alkire, laureate of the 2020 Boris Mints Institute Prize, explains how the Multidimensional Poverty Index can help tackle global poverty.

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‘Antisemite’ was originally omitted from Oxford English Dictionary

The first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary thought the term “anti-Semite” would be short lived and thus did not include it in the original edition of the massive lexicon.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
05/05/2020
Oxford
Oxford professor arrested over theft of ancient papyrus

Dirk Obbink, an associate professor in papyrology and Greek literature at Oxford University, was arrested Thursday by Thames Valley police on suspicion of stealing ancient papyrus biblical fragments.

Greta Thunberg meets Malala Yousafzai at Britain's University of Oxford

In 2014, Malala became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy of education. She became a global symbol of the resilience of women in the face of oppression.

By REUTERS
26/02/2020
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