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1. Short urban design thread. Today Toronto’s design review panel sees a couple of tower proposals. This one by @PCPArch  for Oxford. It takes an entire block and turns it into an office lobby. No thanks.

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Oxford rock beasts @foals ” start the show. Well put @laurenlaverne  #mercuryprize 

This is not some radical break with the past. The Oxford English Dictionary locates a singular “they” way back in 1375. In some ways Merriam-Webster is merely acknowledging what was happening in the language outside of its pages.

Is it better to use one space or two spaces after a period? Find the definitive answer for one of the most divisive topics this side of the Oxford comma with Grammar Rules from the Writer’s Digest editors. #amwriting  #grammar  #writingcommunity 

Digital Secretary@NickyMorgan01  joined @TechCityUK  on their Bright Tech Future tour at @OxfordSBS  to discuss how to further strengthen Oxford’s tech sector and celebrate the city’s reputation as a world leader in research and innovation #TechnologyIsGREAT 

Just been invited to the "Oxford Biohackers" pub meetup "AND GET INFECTED WITH YOUR CRISPR ROBOT SMALLPOX NOTHANKS" WAS MY REPLY.

“This Earl of Oxford, making of his low obeisance to Queen#ElizabethI , happened to fart, at which he was so abashed that he went to travel for seven years. On his return, the Queen welcomed him home and said ‘My lord, I had forgotten the fart’”

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🎞️Researchers at the University of Oxford have discovered that male fruit flies can adjust the protein levels in their seminal fluid depending on the number of rivals 💪👊🧐

Technology needs ethics. Oxford philosopher Luciano Floridi explains why


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After Arron Banks picks a fight with Greta Thunberg on Twitter, Oxford Dictionary updates its definition of ‘hardman’.

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We can confirm that the image showing the entry ‘Modilie’ is fake and does not exist in any of our Oxford Dictionaries.

Pictured with a lamb, is photographed by for the ca #GlenLuchfordpaign  in #GucciTailoringa  mouliné bee check jacket, an oxford tailored shirt and a silk scarf with floral print. He also wears a twill jacket, silk crêpe shirt and oversized cross necklace.

Cory Booker should study history before he tries to use it. Calling a Senate publicity stunt his “Spartacus” moment was absurd.Spartacus was a gladiator slave who rebelled, lost,was crucified.Booker studied at Stanford, Oxford, Yale Law School. His only risk is being ridiculed.

The O-Line in Oxford, MS is taking quarterback protection to the next level 😎(via @OleMissFB )

Or I could just "do a Toby Young": fail to get the grades but have my dad ring Oxford to let me in anyway

"Oxford has two things, penis glow sticks, and the dictionary"