Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai, shot for promoting education, to study at Oxford

The Japan Times

LONDON – Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman for speaking out for girls' rights to an education, has been accepted by the University of Oxford. The 20-year-old activist shared word of her acceptance on Twitter and included the screen shot of her "congratulations" notice. She plans to major in philosophy, politics and economics, the favored degree of many of Britain's top leaders. "So excited to go to Oxford!!" she tweeted Thursday. Yousafzai will study at Lady Margaret Hall, an Oxford college whose notable alumni include the late Benazir Bhutto, the one-time leader of Pakistan and a hero of Yousafzai's, and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, a fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner.


Malala elected social secretary at Oxford

BBC News

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is to help plan parties at her Oxford college, after being elected as a social secretary by her fellow students. The 20-year-old is currently finishing the first year of a degree at Lady Margaret Hall. Each Oxford college has a JCR committee to organise events and campaigns. Ms Yousafzai, who is studying politics, philosophy, and economics, will share the social secretary role with Tiger Akawin for the upcoming academic year. President of Lady Margaret Hall's JCR, Lana Purcell, said its responsibilities included organising and promoting social events.


How little the Thames has changed in 160 years

Daily Mail - Science & tech

These remarkable panoramic photos of the Thames taken 160 years apart reveal how little the famous old river has changed in that time. A rare collection of 40 images taken by Londoner Victor Prout who started photographing the Thames in 1857 using a camera which could produce wide-vision images has emerged for sale and will be auctioned tomorrow. His black and white photographs followed the river from Oxford to London and took in locations including Oxford University, Marlow, Eton College, Windsor Castle and Hampton Court. David Garrick's garden and'temple' at Hampton: Mr Prout's collection of wide-vision images will be auctioned tomorrow The pictures provide a fascinating insight into how the riverbank looked in the middle of the 19th century and an opportunity to compare the same locations as they appear today. Photographer Phil Yeomans has retraced the 100-mile riverbank route to reveal how, apart from the odd water mill being demolished, hardly anything has changed and the Thames has managed to retain its idyllic nature.


Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai to study at Oxford

Los Angeles Times

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman at age 15 for speaking out for the right to an education, has been accepted to the University of Oxford. The 20-year-old activist shared word of her acceptance to the school on Twitter and included the screenshot of her "Congratulations" notice. She plans to major in philosophy, politics and economics, the favored degree of many of Britain's top leaders. "So excited to go to Oxford!!" she tweeted Thursday. Yousafzai will study at Lady Margaret Hall, an Oxford college whose notable alumni include the late Benazir Bhutto, the one-time leader of Pakistan and a hero of Yousafzai's, and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, a fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner.


Oxford Circus Tube station: Police reopen Tube stations after alert

BBC News

Two London Underground stations have reopened after armed officers responded to reports of shots being fired at Oxford Circus.