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East Oxford - one history or many?
A major new archaeology project, starting in early October 2010, will uncover the rich history of the eastern districts of Oxford City.
Professor Jonathan Michie lead author of report on improving NHS healthcare
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.
Listen to the Ruth Rendell interview by David Grylls
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.
Creative Writing Contest: Winner Announced
The winners of the Department's creative writing contest have been chosen.
First DPhil in Evidence-Based Health Care Awarded
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.
Feedback sought on proposed part-time MSc in Surgical Sciences
The University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Surgery and Department for Continuing Education are working on the development of a new part-time MSc in Surgical Sciences (working title).
Creative Writing Contest: Win a Creative Writing Course at Oxford
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 appointed new Director of Continuing Professional Development
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 is made an OBE for services to science
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.
Simonyi Professor Marcus du Sautoy Featured in Wired Magazine
The Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science Marcus du Sautoy explains to Wired Magazine that education in Maths will give Britain a technology edge.
Dr David Howard, Lecturer on the MSc in Sustainable Urban Development, Joins Prince Charles on Oxford Visit to Poundbury
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.
Professor Jonathan Michie, Director of the Department for Continuing Education, Selected as "Ownership Commissioner"
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
Hear the Inaugural Lecture from the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, 2009.
"Mathematics: Navigating Nature's Dark Labyrinth" - the Inaugural Lecture of the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, 2009
Inside the mathemagical labyrinth
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.
Simonyi Professor Inaugural Lecture, 25 November: Marcus du Sautoy - "Mathematics: Navigating Nature's Dark Labyrinth"
Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, Marcus du Sautoy, will deliver his Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday 25 November, at 5.30 p.m. A reception will follow the lecture.
High-profile report is backed by the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee
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.
Record breaking online student numbers
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 […]
Feedback sought on proposed new University of Oxford Master's programme
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).
New Tool Will Help Archaeologists "See" Beneath the Surface
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.
Kind words, dark deeds
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.
Oxford University Department for Continuing Education tops the charts
Teaching and learning in the digital age
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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