Posts Tagged ‘Oxford University’

Oxford academic accused of illegally selling bible fragments

Monday, October 21st, 2019

The mystery over the ‘unauthorised’ sale of ancient bible fragments by an Oxford academic deepened last night amid claims matching texts have been sold to other private collectors. Dr Dirk Obbink, 62, an associate professor at Oxford University’s classics faculty, has been accused of selling without permission fragments belonging to the vast Oxyrhynchus collection. Dr Read more

Scientists, theologians, philosophers discuss what constitutes life

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Progress in understanding new biology may create a new phase in the scientific explanation of life, say some of the 100 scientists, theologians and philosophers who gathered for a conference at England’s Oxford University last week. They say rapid advances made in biological research in recent decades are raising questions about what they mean for Read more

Relics whose stories have gripped the world

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The University of Oxford is to become a world leading centre into the study of religious relics following the launch of a new department. This ground-breaking centre, based in Keble College’s Advanced Studies Centre, is to be composed of computer and medical scientists as well as historians, classicists and theologians. Such an interdisciplinary approach builds Read more

Vatican, Oxford put ancient manuscripts online

Friday, December 6th, 2013

The Vatican Library and Oxford University’s Bodleian Library on Tuesday put the first of 1.5 million pages of their precious manuscripts online. The two libraries in 2012 announced a four-year project to digitize some of the most important works in their collections of Hebrew manuscripts, Greek manuscripts and early printed books. The 2 million pound Read more

Silence is great – so why are churches noisy?

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

In the Gifford Lectures given last month, Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of the history of the church at Oxford University, reflected on the notion of silence. Mark Vernon considers that “The lectures present a lively history of silence in the church, and left me with a clear sense that this is a history that affects us all Read more

Oxford, Vatican team up to digitize ancient texts

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Oxford University and the Vatican are teaming up to make 1.5 million pages of ancient texts available for free online over the next four years. Oxford University made the announcement Thursday, saying that the digitization will focus on three subject areas: Greek manuscripts, 15th century printed books, as well as Hebrew manuscripts and early printed Read more