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UK World Record: World’s first robotic eye surgery

UK World Record: World's first robotic eye surgery

Oxford, UK – October 4, 2016- Surgeons at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, have carried out the world’s first internal eye operation using a robot, remotely controlling the machine to lift a membrane 100th of a millimetre thick from a patient’s retina, thus setting the new world record for the World’s first robotic eye surgery. University of Oxford surgeons at Oxford’s …

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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, was born into a middle class family at Tirutani in Tamil Nadu, a town in Madras Presidency, British India, 64 km to northwest of Madras (now Chennai). His early years were spent in Tirutani and Tirupati. His father was a subordinate revenue official in the service of a local Zamindar (landlord). His primary education was at Primary Board …

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Why is cricket called a gentleman’s game?

Cricket is nicknamed as Gentlemen’s Game: If it was a gentlemen’s’ game, was it ever a players’ game? For years, probably till the Second World War brought a bit more egality into the world, the English divided its cricketers into gentlemen and players. The former were the amateurs, men generally from a privileged background who had gone to the best …

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Who was the last player to captain England before David Beckham?

Martin Raymond Keown (born 24 July 1966 in Oxford, England) is a former English footballer, who spent much of his career at Arsenal, with stints at Aston Villa and Everton as well. He is now a part-time scout and coach for Arsenal, as well as a pundit for the BBC. Keown played U16 and U18 for England. When it was …

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Famous Cities Quiz

Famous Cities Quiz

Famous Cities Quiz – Different cities are famous for different things. The famous landmarks quiz tests how much you know about some of the world’s most famous destinations.

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What is a spoonerism?

A spoonerism is the interchange of the initial sounds of two words, for example, “he is a boiled sprat”. It is an error in speech or deliberate play on words in which corresponding consonants, vowels, or morphemes are switched. It is named after the Reverend William Archibald Spooner, warden of New College, Oxford, who was notoriously prone to this tendency.

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William Faulkner

William Faulkner — William Cuthbert Falkner was born in New Albany, Mississippi, he was the oldest son of Murry Cuthbert Falkner and Maud Butler. He later changed the spelling of his name to Faulkner. His brothers were Murry Charles “Jack” Falkner, author John Falkner (later Faulkner) and Dean Swift Falkner. Faulkner was raised in and heavily influenced by the state …

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Who was William Morris?

William Morris was an eminent Victorian, born in 1834. He had a many-sided career as poet, artist, manufacturer and socialist. At Oxford he began a life-long friendship with Edward Burne-Jones, the painter and designer, who subsequently introduced him to Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the poet and painter, and a leader of the Pre-Raphaelites. At one time Morris intended to enter the …

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Clinton Richard Dawkins

Clinton Richard Dawkins, FRS, FRSL (born 26 March 1941), known as Richard Dawkins, is a British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford’s Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008. Dawkins describes his childhood as “a normal Anglican upbringing”. Though he began having doubts …

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