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James Redmond, engineer, with the new electric Mini, at BMW’s Oxford plant

Growing up in Dundalk in the 1990s, the thought of electric cars must have been a million miles away, in a Stanley Kubrick future. For one Louth man, (...)

VR Education chief executive David Whelan conducts a choir in Oxford’s Balliol College chapel in a test of leadership skills. Photograph: Paul Kelly

Oxford’s Balliol College chapel is an unlikely setting to observe some of Ireland’s brightest business minds run into difficulty. A choir of eight pat(...)

Roger Bannister crossing the tape at the end of his record-breaking mile run at Iffley Road, Oxford. Photograph:  Keystone/Getty Images

There is a gentle irony in that forever lasting impression of Roger Bannister. The charming modesty beyond words, the gentleman and gentle man, yet qu(...)

The shoegaze renaissance continues apace. Following in the footsteps of My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive, Ride are the latest to mark their reunion wi(...)

“Two minutes into my speech, and I was aware the laughter was strained – and it became more so as I ploughed on.” Photograph: Getty Images

I took a train to Oxford last Wednesday to give a speech to the benefactors of my old college. I was in excellent spirits. The sun was shining and I w(...)

Novo Nordisk diabetes research centre at the University of Oxford is to employ 100 scientists. Photograph: Novo Nordisk/PA Wire

Novo Nordisk, the world’s top maker of diabetes drugs, is investing £115 million (€134 million) in a new research centre in Britain, undeterred by Bre(...)

Stornoway have always infused their songs with references to nature, largely thanks to lead singer Brian Briggs’s degree in ornithology. (...)

The founders of the Oxford Food Bank, David Cairns and Robin Aitken, storing some of the food they salvage from supermarkets and food distributors that would otherwise go to waste. Photograph: Mark Hennessy/The Irish Times

The morning supply run from the Oxford Food Bank to dozens of charities had just left, leaving behind a few trays of apricots, Greek olives, lettuces,(...)