Oxford University architecture

Senior common room at St John's College, Oxford University. Photos: National Geographic, Corbis

With hundreds of university college buildings dating as far back as the 13th century, walking around Oxford can feel like stepping back in time.

"Oxford is one of the most beautiful historic cities in the world, with some of the best-maintained buildings," says Clare Wright, founding partner at London-based architects Wright & Wright.

Friday, 12 October, 2012, 12:07pm

Hong Kong's new Diploma of Secondary Education gets thumbs up from Oxbridge

British universities are embracing Hong Kong's Diploma of Secondary Education "with open arms".

Oxford and Cambridge are among the universities that have already confirmed offers to students who sat the new exams this year, the British Council says.

18 Aug 2012 - 5:17am

Publishers back down in dispute on free textbooks

Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung has won the first round in a blistering dispute over textbooks. Publishers backed down last night from their stand-off with the government, saying they 'understood and welcomed' his new policy.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Issuing of textbooks list delayed

Schools and parents may be stuck in limbo as a list of recommended textbooks for this year is put on hold amid a deepening dispute between education chiefs and publishers.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

The goods

A shoe in

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Oxford comes looking for scholars

England's famous University of Oxford wants the best and brightest students. That quest brought its vice-chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, to Hong Kong last week to recruit some academic stars.

20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Price of self-interest

Local textbook publishers seem to have followed the bad example of private hospitals by putting profits ahead of the public interest. Private hospitals refused to introduce a quota to limit the number of pregnant mainland women giving birth in Hong Kong and give priority to local mothers.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

A summer to remember

Last summer, Karrie Ma signed up for a language travel course and studied at Dauntsey's School, Britain - which singer Eason Chan Yick-shun attended.

'It was the most memorable summer I've ever had,' Karrie says.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Letters from the dorm

An intense noise wakes me from my dreams. With my face still buried in the pillow, I reach out for the clock. It is barely 7am. As I slowly regain consciousness, I realise I've been woken by the fire alarm. This is typical: fire drill on the second day of school; they could have at least waited until next week, I think as I slip on a pair of pumps and grab my dressing gown.

27 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Letters from abroad

The Young Enterprise competition allows sixth form students to run their own company and gain real-world experience in business.

'No! Don't leave me alone!'

'Sorry Jess, you've got to work it out yourself this time.'

6 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Parting can be an emotional time

It's near the end of term. The boarding house is in chaos; cardboard boxes, luggage, unwanted books and paperwork scattered everywhere. Yuni's room looks like it's been hit by a whirlwind so I decide to help with her last-minute packing.

9 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Jumping the Cracks

by Victoria Blake Orion, HK$105

30 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Newly crowned Mr HK from Nevada 'in it for the fun'

There is a new Mr Hong Kong, and he is Michael Tsu Wilson. The 23-year-old from Nevada topped 11 other beefcake candidates in Saturday's televised contest. The screaming on TV couldn't match the delirium of 600 women live at TVB's Tseung Kwan O studio, though.

5 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Pioneering type a perfect fit for fledgling HK base

Logistics group seeks dynamic manager who is up to the task of starting operation from scratch

Climb your way to the top in this newly created position that promises a wealth of experience.

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

University challenge

They're the holy grail for the ambitious, the talented and the driven. Steeped in centuries-old tradition and considered bywords for academic excellence, Britain's Oxford and Cambridge universities have their pick of the creme de la creme from the thousands of students who cross their fingers and post an application from across the globe.

29 Sep 2007 - 12:00am