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(...)

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(...)

EU  lawyer  Rafael Jafferali said  AstraZeneca did not even try to respect its contract with the 27-nation bloc for the supply of Covid-19 vaccines. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA-EFE

AstraZeneca should pay multimillion-euro daily penalties if it continues to fail to deliver Covid-19 vaccines on time, the EU told a court in Belgium (...)

Alcohol guidelines: the study found no evidence that drinking wine has health benefits compared with drinking beer or spirits. Photograph: E+/Getty

There is no safe amount of alcohol consumption for the brain, with even “moderate” drinking adversely affecting nearly every part of it, a study of mo(...)

Aesthetic injustice?: Renée Zellweger in What/If, on Netflix

There are lots of injustices in the world – economic, political, sporting (“Ref, we were robbed”). But what about aesthetic injustice? Yes, that is a(...)

Land cleared for crops at the border of indigenous land in the Brazilian Cerrado. Photograph: Larissa Rodrigues

A coalition of more than 600 scientists in the EU, and 300 Brazilian indigenous groups have accused the European Commission of contributing to widespr(...)

The Dorchester  was the venue for the Presidents Club event,  which closed down last year after members of the all-male guest list subjected some of the 130 women working at it to sustained sexual harassment. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty

High-profile events and awards shows have been cancelled at the Dorchester in London in protest at the decision of Brunei, the hotel’s ultimate owner,(...)

Donald Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway: a champion of ‘alternative facts’. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

What does it mean to say we are in a “post-truth world”? A bunch of liars are in charge. Yes that but also a decline in the appreciation of reason. A(...)

Ulster University, in partnership with the University of Oxford and funded with €210,800 from the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, will investigate if microbubble technology can provide a similar boost alongside traditional radiotherapy treatments. File photograph: Getty Images

An Ulster University study is to investigate if new “microbubble technology” together with radiotherapy can improve treatment for pancreatic cancer su(...)