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Oxford University to Continue Face-to-Face Teaching

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Oxford University is planning to use a mix of face-to-face and online teaching at the start of the new academic year in October.

Vice-chancellor Prof Louise Richardson said it had "every intention of resuming the life of the university next term with as large a student cohort as possible".

However, in an email sent to staff, she warned that emerging from the lockdown will be a slow and protracted process.

Prof Richardson told staff: "In many ways universities, and especially this one, have come into their own during this crisis."

"There is also a growing appreciation of the critical importance of our research. It turns out that people cannot get enough of experts, after all."

The university has been using online teaching and assessments since April, whilst graduation ceremonies have been cancelled.

Meanwhile, Cambridge University said all its lectures will be online until 2021, and the University of Manchester and the University of Reading said its lectures would be online-only for the next term.