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New Oxford University alumni portrait 'celebrates diversity'

A new portrait of the first person of African-Caribbean descent to be elected president of the Oxford Union in 1942 has been unveiled at Keble College.

Sir James Cameron Tudor subsequently became one of the Caribbean's most influential diplomats and politicians.

Born and educated in Barbados, Sir James studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Keble College.

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Oxford Dodo was shot in head, scans find

The dodo's remains
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The remains of the bird were taken to the University of Warwick for analysis

The Oxford Dodo - the world's most famous example of the extinct bird - was shot in the head, according to new research.

Historians believed the flightless creature had been kept alive in a 17th Century London townhouse.

But recent forensic analysis of its skull found lead shot pellets, which were typically used to hunt wildfowl.

Scientists are now hoping they can establish where the bird met its end using tests.

Oxford University held the mummified skull and foot for more than 300 years.

Harassment claims hit Oxford college

St Hugh's College, Oxford
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Professor David Robertson was a fellow at St Hugh's College, Oxford

Allegations of misconduct and sexual harassment at an Oxford University college will be investigated in an independent inquiry.

The governing body of St Hugh's College commissioned the investigation after claims about the behaviour of a now-deceased fellow.

The Press Association reported the fellow is understood to be Professor David Robertson.

The inquiry was set up after an article by author Mel McGrath.

In the post on the website The Pool she accused Professor Robertson of "doing a Weinstein on me" - a reference to Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Alison Levitt QC, who carried out a review into the crimes of the late Jimmy Savile, will chair the inquiry.

Failing to match parents' grades distressing for men

Students sitting exams
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A failure to live up to parents' educational achievements can be as distressing to men as getting divorced, according to a study.

Academics at Oxford University suggest men who achieve lower levels of qualifications than their mothers and fathers are more likely to experience "psychological distress", such as feeling depressed, lonely or unhappy.

Their research was based on analysis of data on more than 50,000 people in the UK, as well as individuals in 27 other European countries.

Dr Alexi Gugushvili said: "For men, parents' educational achievement and inter-generational mobility retain an important influence on their psychological health... But no effect is observed for women's distress."

Oxford University devastated student helped by 'lovely people'

Anne-Marie Downes
Anne-Marie Downes
Anne-Marie Downes

A student has praised "lovely people" who helped after her notes were stolen six weeks before her final exams.

A bag containing Anne-Marie Downes' work and a laptop was stolen from a car parked in Durham.

The Oxford University student believed the notes may have been dumped, and tweeted an appeal for people to look out for them.

It has been retweeted more than 12,000 times and people have sent her their own university notes.

MasterChef: Nawamin's life at Oxford University
Cooking competition finalist Nawamin Pinpathomrat spends his days as an Oxford researcher.