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News for August, 2016

August 31, 2016

Remembering Antony Jay

On 21st August 2016 Antony Jay passed away at the age of 86. We remember a time when he was working on the Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations. Continue reading >

August 30, 2016

Fascinating facts about man’s best friend

The tale of “man’s best friend” is a lengthy and intimate history that has lasted for thousands of years, and transcends modern cultural boundaries. Read more >

August 26, 2016

10 interesting facts about the cello

Invented in the early 16th century, this massive instrument (second in size only to the double bass in the strings family) has a highly versatile history. Read more >

August 18, 2016

What's new in August 2016

Five books have published online this month, all added to the Oxford Reference Library collection. Find out more >

August 11, 2016

12 little-known facts about cats

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but we don’t blame you for getting curious about these meowing mousers — discover a list of 12 little-known cat facts. Read more >

August 9, 2016

How much of an Olympics fan are you? [quiz]

How much do you know about the Olympics? Test your knowledge with our quiz. Read more >

August 4, 2016

Ten interesting facts about a selection of Olympic sports

Have you ever wondered about some of the lesser-known facts about Olympic sports, like where diving comes from, how fast a shuttlecock can be hit through the air, or what exactly the difference is between canoeing and kayaking? Read more >