A newly uncovered runic stone-carving was brought to light by Jane Harrison (Senior Associate Tutor working in our Archaeology programmes) working as part of a project team for the intriguing 'Languages, Myths and Finds' programme.
The Department has once again been awarded funding by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to deliver and build upon training in the environmental sciences and management, following the success of last year's NERC-funded workshops.
Scholarships and funding have been awarded to three outstanding candidates to undertake the Department's Master's in Sustainable Urban Development this October: Ms Irina Mott, Ms Joanne Hall and Ms Divindy Grant.
Dr Keith Kirby has been awarded the prestigious Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Medal 2014 for his 'outstanding, lifelong contribution to the advancement of ecology, forestry and woodland management.'
Dr Bob Lambourne, Director of Studies for Physical Sciences, has been awarded the 2014 Gero Thomas Medal by the European Physical Society (EPS), in recognition of his contributions to physics education within the Society.
In March, responding to a request from Pro-Vice-Chancellor Nick Rawlins, the Department's Leadership and Public Policy (LaPP) programmes team, led by Annette Lord and Hui Liu, ran an intensive leadership programme for Pro-Rectors, Department Heads and the Chief Librarian from the University of Yangon (in Myanmar) under the auspices of the Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Trust.
The Department's 2014 Oxford Teaching Award was awarded to Dr Martin Ruhs, University Lecturer in Political Economy. Dr Ruhs used the award of £5,000 to work with the Department's Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL) team to develop a new online tool that allows students to use a map interface to share information they have attached to a geographical location, thus collectively creating a shared map resource for their course.
The Department's Archaeology team, Dr David Griffiths and Dr Alison MacDonald, have won a teaching award of £5,000 which will be used to modify and re-launch the Undergraduate Certificate in Archaeology in October 2016.
Between the years of 1994 and 2011 the Department, together with the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, carried out important excavations within Oxfordshire. Many students enjoyed the peace and tranquility of this beautiful place and were also involved in revealing its long and complex history that spanned several thousand years from the early Bronze Age to the late Saxon periods.
The application process has opened for the first Fellowships in Evidence-Based Health Care. The fellowships, funded through Health Education Thames Valley, are open to all medics, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, pharmacists and healthcare scientists working in the Oxford AHSN region.
Students on our Surgical Science and Practice Master's programme were treated to world-first: a hands-on introduction to a ground-breaking new medical device which allows an organ to be maintained 'alive' in a functioning state outside the body for a prolonged period.
Open evenings offer an opportunity for all who are considering studying for an Oxford qualification to meet course directors and administrators, and have questions answered. All events listed below are held at Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, in Oxford.
The rights of children worldwide stand to be vastly improved as a result of efforts by Sara Austin, alumna of our Master's in International Human Rights Law. Sara was instrumental in creating new United Nations legislation, ratified on 14 January 2014, which gives children the power to appeal directly to the United Nations when their rights are violated.
Funding in the amount of £116,000 has been awarded to the Department by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for the provision of critical skills training in the environmental sciences and management.
2014 marks the anniversary of the 'Great War', and the Department is pleased to offer a range of courses in History, History of Art, Literature and Archaeology for those who wish to explore one of the pivotal events of the twentieth century through study.
2013 was an excellent year for the Department, with the appointment of new University Lecturers, the creation of new scholarships, and the celebration of significant anniversaries. Please join me in an illustrated review of the past twelve months with our Highlights of 2013 slideshow.
Dr Idalina Baptista is our newest member of academic staff, joining us as a University Lecturer in Urban Anthropology (a joint appointment with the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography). She brings to the Department an impressive diversity of international teaching and research experience.
Artifacts found as a result of East Oxford Archeology Project (Archeox) excavations at Bartlemas Leper Hospital and Minchery Priory were put on display at Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum in mid October. The one-day exhibition was the result of a collaboration between Archeox and year-one students from Oxford Brookes School of Architecture, who designed the exhibit displays.
Ten years after England and Wales' first law against religious discrimination, a project reveals institutions are making progress but that reports of unfair treatment from people of different religions or beliefs continue.
Join us 8 November to learn about Oxford University's part-time graduate programmes in the Humanities offered here at the Department for Continuing Education. Architectural History, Creative Writing, English Local History, Historical Studies, History of Design, Literature and Arts are the subject areas on offer for the event.
The public is invited to attend two free talks, 9th and 12th September, on Teaching Evidence-Based Practice, as part of the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care. Both talks are free and will take place at Rewley House in Wellington Square in Oxford. There is no need to book.
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