Latest Ronald Oxburgh, Baron Oxburgh Stories

2010-04-14 11:05:00

Scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) have been cleared of intentional wrongdoing in the "Climategate" scandal by an independent review panel. The review board, which was chaired by former House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology head Lord Ron Oxburgh, had been asked by the university to review the incident, which dated back to November 2009. At that time, hackers attacked a CRU server and managed to obtain a number of different emails...

2010-03-22 09:45:00

An independent review panel has been named to investigate the "Climategate" incident in which hacked emails suggest possible misconduct on the part of climate research scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA), the BBC is reporting. Serving as the panel's chairperson will be Ron Oxburgh FRS, otherwise known as Lord Oxburgh of Liverpool. He is a former head of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. Joining him on the committee will be: Huw Davies, professor of...

2006-01-05 06:45:00

OXFORD -- Waste products make a better biofuel than traditional British crops such as rapeseed and grain because of the energy it takes to grow them, a former chairman of Shell Trading and Transport said on Thursday. "The attractive thing about waste is that it represents a problem," Lord Oxburgh told reporters at the annual Oxford Farming Conference. He said rapeseed and grain required fertiliser inputs, effectively negating much of the savings they might otherwise provide when changed into...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.