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Oxford Academic 12h
While the Notre-Dame fire is undoubtedly tragic, is it also an opportunity for a more conscientious rebuilding of the famous cathedral?
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Oxford Academic 15h
This week sees the celebration of the Jewish festival of Passover, which commemorates the flight of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt. In this blog post, Lynn Davidman reflects on her memories of this holiday as a child.
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Oxford Academic 18h
Look for our exclusive Tolkien-inspired postcard featuring original artwork by at Independent Bookstores participating in on Saturday April 27th!
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Oxford Academic 21h
"By a willingness to be “crazy” and to think outside of traditional boxes, green entrepreneurs may be our best shot at saving the planet."
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Oxford Academic 23h
A new force of nature is transforming our planet at such a rapid rate, that scientists believe we have entered a new chapter in the history of the Earth.
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Oxford Academic Apr 21
In this video, Dr. Robert J Wicks discusses the importance of recognising the early signs of burnout and the need to take a little time off.
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Oxford Academic Apr 21
Happy Easter! Today is Easter Sunday, one of the oldest and most important festivals of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Christ. There are many traditions associated with Easter, so we've put together a list of 5 you might not know of.
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Oxford Academic Apr 20
"[One] possibility is an argument made in the early 1990s that Americans work harder because the barrage of advertising that assaults us daily leads us to desire more goods that must be financed by the additional work that we do."
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Oxford Academic Apr 20
"Notre-Dame, located on the Île de la Cité island in the center of Paris, is revered by Parisians as the heart of the city and indeed by many as the heart of France." Richard Ingersoll reflects on the past and future of Notre-Dame:
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Oxford Academic Apr 19
"Did modern democracy start its long career in the North Atlantic? Was it invented by the Americans, the French and the British?"
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Oxford Academic Apr 19
Despite both averaging around forty hours a week, actual hours worked per year in the US exceed those in Western Europe.
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Oxford Academic Apr 19
In this video, Professor Jeffrey C. Stewart, author of the winning "The New Negro", explores why Alain Locke is such an historical influence on today's society.
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Oxford Academic Apr 19
To celebrate the UK launch of our 600th title in our ‘Very Short Introductions’ series, ‘Reading’, we're sharing a quote about the power of reading.
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Oxford Academic Apr 19
Today marks Good Friday in the Christian calendar: a holy festival day, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. In recognition of this weekend, we've put together a playlist of music written for Lent and Easter.
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Oxford Academic Apr 18
"For a reasonable hypothesis about the etymology of dream, we need a convincing phonetic match."
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Oxford Academic Apr 18
"Contents and delivery play a role in names, but the newspapers also use names to position themselves with readers." What do the names of newspapers reveal to us?
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Oxford Academic Apr 18
What do we mean by the "Uncanny"?
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Oxford Academic Apr 18
Our 600th title in our Very Short Introduction series has been published in the UK today. Learn more about our Very Short Introductions, and our newest edition on the topic of reading, with this infographic.
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Oxford Academic Apr 18
"Democracy has many faces and many histories." Joanna Innes explores the question of where did modern democracy start?
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Oxford Academic Apr 18
What can tell us about plastic pollution in the ocean? Find out in this virtual issue from
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