Covid vaccine: Prof Louise Richardson negotiated Oxford University’s partnership with AstraZeneca. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Prof Louise Richardson, the Irish vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford, is to become president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the phi(...)

Dr Maurice J Casey: ‘Many of us emerge from the experience of writing a PhD with uncertainty about the so-called ‘real world value’ of our dissertation. The challenging job market compounds the situation.’

What did you study and where? I went to secondary school at Coláiste Dún Iascaigh in Cahir, Tipperary. My university education began in Trinity Colle(...)

Michael Gove, who attended Oxford University, said in 2016 that people have ‘had enough of experts’. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Louise Richardson, the University of Oxford’s Irish vice-chancellor, has said she is “embarrassed” that Michael Gove studied at the institution follow(...)

Dry vegetation in Petralia Soprana in Sicily, Italy. Last year was Europe’s warmest on record by a large margin, a new report shows. File photograph: Tullio Puglia/Bloomberg

Europe experienced its warmest year in the history of measurements last year, but Ireland was an exception, experiencing temperatures and precipitatio(...)

Young men sit in boats which lie idle at the dried inland Lake Chilwa’s Chisi Island harbour in Zomba District, eastern Malawi in October 2018. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Earth’s climate system is changing across the entire planet and human activities are worsening its effects which are “widespread, rapid and intensifyi(...)

Dr Ketlyn Mara Rosa, photographed at Blessington Street Basin. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

When Ketlyn Mara Rosa was eight years old, she heard music by The Beatles for the first time. She didn’t understand the lyrics on the vinyl records he(...)

St Andrews University in Scotland predates the introduction of apostrophes into English (via French) in the 16th century.  Photograph: Getty Images

If you’re a golfer or a grammar enthusiast or – God forbid – both, you may have noticed over the years that the town of St Andrews in Scotland does no(...)

Room for one more? Vehicles are parked before being exported in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. Photograph: Kyodo News via AP

Image of the week: Parking only Japanese exports have tumbled by almost a fifth and this is the picture that seems to sum it up: vehicles at a logist(...)

Image issued by the University of St Andrews of a new circle discovered near Stonehenge. Photograph: University of St Andrews/PA

A team of archaeologists have discovered a major new prehistoric monument just a short distance away from Stonehenge in England. Fieldwork and analys(...)

Ireland had an estimated 223,000 Irish hares in the winter of 2018/19. Picture: Michael Viney

In an early initiation into sheep-country nightlife, I was awoken on a winter night by a sudden blaze of light beyond the bedroom curtains. Peering ou(...)

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