The city of Oxford in the United Kingdom has been home to a number of Hungarian citizens over the past decades. Among these Hungarian expatriates, many have been students, researchers, and faculty members at the renowned University of Oxford that now consists of 39 constituent colleges and 5 permanent private halls. Famously, the current prime minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán studied at Pembroke College, Oxford between 1989 and 1990.

Hungary secondary school student wins EU science prize

Szilveszter Laskai, a student of the Fazekas Mihaly Secondary School in Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, has won the CERN prize of the 34th European Union Contest for Young Scientists held in Brussels between Sept 12 and 17.

150 Years of Jewish Budapest festival begins

A programme series celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of the city of Budapest and joining the European Days of Jewish Culture got under way in the capital on Sunday.

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Kariko receives Theodor Boveri Prize in Wurzburg

Hungarian-born biochemist Katalin Kariko has received the Theodor Boveri Prize, the highest award in life sciences at Julius-Maximilians-University in Wurzburg, Germany, in recognition of her research, the University of Szeged, Kariko's alma mater, said on Monday.

117 Hungarians evacuated from Rhodes so far

So far 117 Hungarian nationals have been evacuated from the Greek island of Rhodes, where a wildfire has been raging for days, while 53 Hungarians have left or will be leaving the island tomorrow, a foreign ministry official said on Wednesday.

Gulyas inaugurates Mindszenty statue in Portugal

The head of the Prime Minister's Office inaugurated a statue of Archbishop Jozsef Mindszenty in Fatima, in central Portugal, on Saturday. He said the cleric's life's work had been "an embodiment of Hungary's Christian past and shows the way to what we should become."

Waclaw Felczak Institute director awarded high state honour

Maciej Szymanowski, director of the Waclaw Felczak Institute of Polish-Hungarian Cooperation, was on Monday awarded the Hungarian Order of Merit, Knight's Cross in recognition of his efforts in promoting bilateral cultural and social ties, the Hungarian embassy in Warsaw said.

Chess grandmaster Andras Adorjan dies at 73

International chess grandmaster, Chess Olympiad winner and writer Andras Adorjan died at age 73 after a long illness, his stepbrother Karoly Jocha said on his official website on Friday.

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From ‘Death on the Nile’ to life on the Danube

As strange as any of the films that Mark Rimmell worked on, is the plot of his own life; in particular, the months he spent at the Marriott hotel, sitting on his balcony and staring across the Danube at the building in which he ...

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Christmas in Budapest captured

The eco-friendly Christmas lights around Budapest may have been admired by fewer people this year, with locals having to hurry home by 8pm and tourists in short supply, but there was still plenty for renowned urban photographer Krisztián Bódis to snap.

Cutting it short in the soap factory

The factory is gone, but the payroll accountants are still beaming and the women’s football team is posing for us from these pictures. These were the times when the arrows of the soapery workers made the dollar-tailed imperialist beast screech in pain – socialist ...

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Make a statement with retro clothing

Stand out from the dowd  

Fashion is one way to express individuality, and right now the retro style is getting an upwind and becoming one of the most sought-after looks. Vintage fashion is about much more than just buying used clothing for a good price. It’s a fashion statement ...

“Bonfire Night” at Budapest Marriott Hotel on November 9

Charity party for children returns

The Xpat Charity Party and Bonfire Night celebration”Feel Good + Do Good” is back after a one-year pandemic hiatus and will be held at the Budapest Marriott Hotel on November 9.

What does Zsófi Mautner show to a world famous star chef from the gastronomy of the Hungarian countryside?

Fisherman’s soup and paprika, of course

Wolfgang Puck is without any doubt a legendary chef. According to the Chinese Morning Post, he occupies the prestigious 6th place on the international list of the 10 richest chefs, with his net worth estimated to 90 million dollars. He has more than 25 ...