Professor Jonathan Michie, Director of the Department and President of Kellogg College, is the lead author on a report which examines how to encourage employee engagement and increased public benefits in the NHS. The Centre for Mutual and Employee-Owned Business (MEOB), based at Kellogg College, Oxford, released the report on 3 April 2010.
Acclaimed crime writer Ruth Rendell discusses with David Grylls, Director of Studies, Literature and Creative Writing, the latest edition of the Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes, for which she has supplied the introduction.
The award of the University's first ever DPhil in Evidence-Based Health Care to Steven Edwards is a richly deserved new milestone in his career, and a credit to those who established this novel programme.
Oxford University is sponsoring its first ever creative writing competition. The contest, which is free and open to anyone, is being run by the University's Department for Continuing Education. Entry deadline: 1 March 2010.
Dr Adrian Stokes, currently Director of Masters Programmes and Continuing Professional Development at the Institute of Clinical Education, Warwick Medical School, has been appointed as the next Director of Continuing Professional Development at the University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education. He will take up his appointment on 1st March 2010.
Professor Marcus du Sautoy, Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science, Professor of Mathematics and Fellow of New College, is made an OBE for services to science. His research interests include prime numbers and symmetry and he is the author of popular science books The Music of the Primes and Finding Moonshine.
A contingent from Oxford accompanied Prince Charles on a visit to Poundbury, Dorset in connection with the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities and a new Oxford MSc in Sustainable Urban Development. Poundbury, the location for the meeting, is an experiment in urban design established by the Prince in 1993, and aims to offer a model for government and the development industry to look at sustainable development in the twenty-first century.
The economic crisis has led to a widespread mistrust of institutions. The Commission on Ownership's main tasks will be to look at what lessons can be learned, and to examine the importance of a diversity of corporate forms to the British economy. The Commission on Ownership will be run by the Oxford Centre for Mutual and Employee-owned Business at Kellogg College, Oxford University
Wednesday saw a series of special events for schools and the public, organised by Department for Continuing Education, to celebrate Marcus du Sautoy's inaugural lecture as Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science.
Professor Jonathan Michie's report, from the Kellogg College Centre for Mutual and Employee-owned Business, for the Building Societies Association on 'Converting failed financial institutions into mutual organisations' reveals a strong case for converting failed banks into mutual organisations. It urges the Government to consider seriously returning Northern Rock bank to the mutual sector.
This term we have a record breaking 1000+ students taking our online courses. This is especially good in the face of the current economic climate, and may be a consequence of it. However I also think it is a great testament to the quality of our courses and the work of everyone in the Department […]
The Department for Continuing Education and the James Martin 21st Century School are working on the development of an innovative part-time, two-year MSc programme in 21st Century Challenges and Opportunities (working title).
In archaeology, geophysical surveying equipment, known as 'magnetometers', assist archaeologists in creating detailed mapping of sub-surface archaeological features. Thanks to continued generous support from Bartington Instruments Ltd of Witney, archaeology students in the Department for Continuing Education will now have an expanded ability to "see" beneath the surface.
Times Higher Education welcomes Lord Mandelson's recent speech outlining his support for mature students, part-time education and the work of The Open University and Birkbeck, University of London, but wonders whether he realises that the mechanisms allowing the kinds of university entry and teaching he favours are being dismantled by his own department.
Two new guides have recently been published by JISC to provide advice on effective teaching and learning practice in the digital age. The Department has contributed to both guides through its e-learning project work.
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