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Dr Nazila Ghanea speaks at Frontline club
Dr Ghanea joined producers of the film 'The Baha'is of Iran' for a screening and discussion at London's Frontline Club on 28 June.
Maths in the City winners
The Maths in the City competition is pleased to announce its ten winners!
Speaking out for human rights
Dr Nazila Ghanea, our University Lecturer in International Human Rights Law, was part of a panel discussion on BBC's Woman's Hour in March.
Foriegn Service Programme European study tour
Members of the Oxford University Foreign Service Programme (FSP) undertook their annual European tour in March.
Digital visitors, digital residents?
Understanding students' expectations and motivations in using online technologies can help universities to develop and deliver the right digital learning resources.
Department holds virtual open events
Over 30 prospective students from seven countries attended two recent virtual open events. These events, which benefit prospective students who cannot travel to Oxford to attend a programme open day, are becoming popular.
Environmental Conservation comes of age
Our part-time Diploma in Environmental Conservation is celebrating its 21st birthday in 2011, and our Advanced Diploma course is entering its 10th year.
African Commonwealth International Human Rights Law scholarships
Five new scholarships per year will enable scholars from African Commonwealth countries to join the Department's Master's programme in International Human Rights Law.
Political Economy of the Environment: Top Ten Policies to Tackle Climate Change
Two leading Oxford University economists warned the government of the urgent need to tackle climate change at a conference in Oxford to launch a new book, 'The Political Economy of the Environment'. The conference took place on 4 May in Rewley House.
The Maths in the City competition is open today
Join Marcus du Sautoy on a mathematical adventure in the city. Enter our competition and you could win great prizes including a subscription to Nature and even naming a mathematical object. Open to all ages, competition entries need to show: •    an interesting example of maths in the urban environment, or •    a clear explanation […]
Oxford University and Crucell Fund Places for Developing World Students on the Oxford Vaccinology Programme
Oxford University has linked up with Crucell N.V., the global biopharmaceutical company, to offer funded places (bursaries) on vaccinology short courses offered by the Department for Continuing Education.
Department to provide continuing education for new construction engineering centre
The newly announced Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering will examine global trends influencing the built environment of future generations. The Department for Continuing Education is pleased to join this effort as providers of continuing education in support of the new centre.
Congratulations to the Online Courses office
The online courses office within the department is celebrating the 10,000th student starting a course since beginning in 2004. With over 50 courses to choose from the department's online courses appeal to over 1000 students a term, from all over the world and a vast range of disciplines.
Opening Oxford learning to all via the web
Oxford University reaches out to people the world over - through iTunes U, YouTube, and the Department's ever-growing selection of online courses.
Oxford wins award for new ways of learning
Oxford's continuing education department is using new technology to allow distance and part-time learning. Now its work in this area has been recognised by an award.
Study of UK online learning report published
The Department's elearning team has authored a report for HEFCE's Online Learning Task Force, which provides an up-to-date overview of the UK provision for online distance learning at higher education level.
Community and university archaeology project launched
The archaeology and history of East Oxford will be the subject of collaboration between Oxford academics, local schools and community members thanks to the University's Department for Continuing Education.
Oxford University virtual open day
A virtual open day for prospective graduate students is now available online. The website hosts a collection of short movies featuring our graduate students talking about various aspects of life in Oxford, as well as an introduction from the Vice-Chancellor.
Oxford University report: Mutuals deliver economic stability
Department Director economist Professor Jonathan Michie has authored a report calling for the promotion of mutually-owned businesses.
New postgraduate course in Ecological Survey Techniques
The Continuing Professional Development Centre is developing a new Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques. The one-year, part-time course is an innovative, modular, part-time programme of postgraduate education and training in Ecological Survey Techniques, mostly taught online. We are gauging support for the proposal.
Department's Elearning Team Recognised for Excellence
The Department's elearning development and delivery unit has won a national award for its work in the field of learning technology.
Student Interview: Iding Haidir, International Wildlife Conservation Practice
Iding Haidir, who monitors tiger and wildcat populations in Sumatra, is studying on the Department's eight-month Diploma International Wildlife Conservation Practice. Interviewed by BBC Oxford presenter Jo Thoenes, he speaks of the new knowledge and understanding he'll take home with him.
Maths class development: your opinion needed
The Department for Continuing Education is considering offering a course covering some aspects of undergraduate mathematics for those who have not had a chance to study mathematics at this level or who simply want to update their skills. The course would cover a spectrum of key topics without going into great depth. This questionnaire is designed to establish whether there is need for such a course, and to obtain feedback on the preferred course format and content.
Dr Cathy Oakes Speaks on Church Imagery on BBC4
Dr Cathy Oakes, University Lecturer in the History of Art, will appear in a new series on BBC4, 'Churches: How to Read Them'. The series examines how the imagery, symbols and architecture of English parish churches have inspired, moved and enraged people down the centuries. Dr Oakes will speak on the imagery in Tewksbury Abbey in episode three of the series, which is scheduled to air on 15th September at 8pm.
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