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Topic - Oxford University
The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University or Oxford, derived from the Latin, Universitas Oxoniensis) is a university located in Oxford, England, United Kingdom. It is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and the second-oldest surviving university in the world. Although its exact date of foundation is unclear, there is evidence of teaching as far back as 1096. The University grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. In post-nominals the University of Oxford is commonly abbreviated as Oxon., from the Latin Universitas Oxoniensis, although Oxf is now used in official university publications, despite widespread and acknowledged criticism - Source: Wikipedia
Get out your smartphones, laptops and tablets. The Vatican is about to publish ancient religious texts online.
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Nationally syndicated radio host Thom Hartmann wrote an article Saturday blaming "the corporate right-wing agenda" for driving thousands of Americans to suicide.
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Fakes have long been a plague of the art world. Thomas Hoving, the late director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, estimated that he had examined some 50,000 pieces of art in his day, and that "fully 40 percent were either phonies or so hypocritically restored or so misattributed that they were just the same as forgeries."
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