The Economist

Submitted by HarrietPacker on Wed, 2017-05-31 09:14

Many people think The Economist is only about economics. It’s not. It’s about pretty much everything. From politics to business and finance, from science and technology to the arts – The Economist brings their readers clear analysis of the issues that lie behind each week’s global news stories. The Economist satisfies the naturally curious with a distilled view of world affairs that is intelligent, insightful and thought-provoking.

Offers for alumni: 10% discount on standard subscription rates and free Economist notebook when you subscribe.

How to claim:  Login to your Oxford Alumni Online account to access your 10% discount code. If you do not have an account, please register

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 09

OUS Canberra - May morning celebrations

Alumni came together in the Australian capital to mark the coming of spring at OUS Canberra’s May morning celebrations.

Around 70 Oxonians and performers sipped champagne and tucked into croissants as they watched the spectacle.

Canberra’s equivalent to Magdalen Tower and the River Cherwell is the Carillon on Aspen Island on Lake Burley Griffin, where alumni gathered to take part in celebrations.

The event featured a wonderful juxtaposition of the choir followed by the enthusiastic Morris dancing of the Surly Griffins.

£25 membership of the Oxford Writers’ House

Submitted by HarrietPacker on Fri, 2017-05-12 13:49

Oxford Writers’ House aims to inspire, connect, and give voice to writers in Oxford.

They offer some online resources for authors as well as Oxford-based academic and creative writing support through literary groups, events, and journals.

You can subscribe now.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 - 13

OUS Sweden - Uppsala Spring Ball 2017

OUS Sweden’s Spring Ball, held in the historic and lively city of Uppsala in April, was a truly splendid occasion, with some 16 Oxonians and friends attending.

The evening started with champagne in the ‘Lagerqvist Library’ in the heart of Uppsala before our group took a short walk to the grand 16th century Uppsala Castle, where the dinner was held.

Musical entertainment from the Allmänna Sången choir – one of Europe’s finest – and ballroom dancing to a live big band orchestra, were among the highlights of what was a truly glamourous occasion.

Sir Roger Bannister, athlete and neurologist

Submitted by HarrietPacker on Tue, 2017-05-02 10:44

Sir Roger Bannister relives running the first sub-four-minute mile in a special podcast to mark the anniversary of his extraordinary achievement in May 1954. He describes his training and how the record-breaking run (3 minutes 59.4 seconds) unfolded at the Iffley Road track in Oxford. Sir Roger mentions other highlights from his athletic career, and explains how he developed as a runner while studying at Oxford, where he read medicine at Exeter and Merton.