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What’s it like to study at Oxford?

From a friend: At school people would beat me at pool, but at least I was smarter than them. Here, people still beat me at pool, but now they’re smarter than me too. That’s what it’s like for most people at Oxford. You used to be one of the best — now you feel extremely average. That …

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One year on – 10 things I learnt from Me In TV

One year ago today, I was extremely bloody nervous. It was day 1 of a project called Me In TV. Here’s a short video about the project: The aim was to give young people from tough backgrounds access to the TV industry. Over five days the participants created a TV show idea, filmed and edited a …

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Data mapping for the ancient world

Dr. David Kilcullen makes really useful maps. He and his team have worked with communities around the world, using Google Maps to help improve lives. One map made by a group of Libyan schoolgirls pinpointed local sniper positions to help their classmates navigate a route to school. Last week’s Fast Company article about Kilcullen really intrigued me. …

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