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Ben 2nd year English University College

Oxford and Cambridge are so similar that they are often talked about in the same sentence. Here's a joint outreach website from both Universities with resources and events...


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Geographical Magazine Royal Geographical Society

The Magazine from the Royal Geographical Society. Check out the features, opinion pieces and occassional competition online or see if your school or local library has a...

GeomLab programming environment Computer Science

From the University of Oxford Computer Science Department, this web site will introduce you to some of the most important ideas in computer programming in an interactive,...

The Waste Land Facsimile T S Eliot

Have you considered the history of a piece of literature before it arrives in the edition you read in class? Facsimile editions can be great ways to understand the process of...

The Inheritance of Rome, Chris Wickham

This book is an overview of the 600 years in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. If you thought that the Middle Ages are not as relevant and engaging as the years that...