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Natural measures to prevent floods valuable but 'not a silver bullet', say researchers

A new Oxford Martin School Restatement has found claims that natural flood management will alleviate the worst floods are not supported by scientific evidence. Natural flood management aims to restore processes that have been affected by human activity, and is an area of increasing interest for policymakers seeking to find solutions to a problem that devastates communities and takes billions of pounds out of the UK economy. More

'Why we should tax meat reared with antibiotics'

Dr Alberto Giubilini, of the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease, argues that consumers who eat meat produced with the use of antibiotics should compensate society for the harm caused by antimicrobial resistance. More

Job automation: avoiding mass unemployment

As part of the Oxford Martin School’s contribution to the Think 20 (T20) Group, a network of organisations chosen to provide expert policy advice to the G20, Dr Carl Benedikt Frey sets out strategies to prevent automation causing widespread job losses. More 

Hepatitis C study reveals virus-host interaction

A big data study of hepatitis C and more than 500 patients with the virus, supported by the Oxford Martin School, has opened the way for a better understanding of how the virus interacts with its human hosts. More 

Sarah Harper to be Royal Institution Director

Professor Sarah Harper, Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, will take up her new post as the Royal Institution's Director on 1 May. The RI, founded in 1799, is an independent charity dedicated to public engagement with science.  More 

Setting out science behind 1.5°C Paris goal

Professor Myles Allen, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative, has been named as a lead author on the report that will inform next year’s discussions on actioning the Paris Climate Agreement commitments. More 

How far has gender equality come in Oxford?

Watch the video of our International Women's Day discussion, held in partnership with TORCH's Women in the Humanities programme. Watch

What does the future hold for oil and electricity?

Physicist and innovator Amory Lovins will look at the changing face of the energy market in a lecture at the Oxford Martin School on 6 June. Register

Video: catch up with our latest lecture series

If you missed any of the lectures in our latest series, 'New frontiers: pushing the boundaries of science and technology', you can catch up on our YouTube channel. Watch 

Forthcoming events:

20 April The second wave of the second machine age with Professor Erik Brynjolfsson

8 May The concept of time in biology, and the unity of life with Professor Brian J. Enquist

6 June Disruptive oil and electricity futures with Amory Lovins

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