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University of Oxford is promising a "sea-change" in admissions, with plans for a quarter of students to come from disadvantaged backgrounds by 2023. The university wants to tackle accusations that it is socially exclusive. Oxford will soon announce that 60.5% of its most recent intake are from state schools - the highest since the 1970s. But vice-chancellor Louise Richardson says she wants to "accelerate the pace at which we are diversifying". WHAT'S THE PROBLEM THEY ARE TRYING TO SOLVE? Oxford, along with other top universities, has faced claims of perpetuating privilege - with too many privately-educated students and not enough from poorer backgrounds. Image caption Louise Richardson sa... Full story

21 May