The Varsity Jazz Off is a mesmerising evening of music

On the 17th November, the ‘Jazz-off’ between the Oxford University Jazz Orchestra (OUJO), and the Cambridge University Jazz (CUJO), was less about shoeing the Tabs in a battle of the bands, as it was a relaxed, friendly showcase of each band’s jazz chops. Both bands treated us to a tour de force of big band […]

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Crichard signs off in style in light blue triumph

The University Match, 4th day  Cambridge University 225 & 417-7dec beat Oxford University 212 & 214 (Gnodde 54, Crichard 6-68) by 216 runs  There are some bowlers who are hard to define: the type who defy the established science and the biomechanics of cricket. Sometimes they’re off, disjointed and sporadic. Sometimes they’re on, and wicket-taking […]

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Supreme Rackow re-fires dark blue challenge on day two

The University Match, 2nd day  Oxford University 212 (Rackow 95, Crichard 5-72) trail Cambridge University 225 & 121-2 (Colverd 47*) by 134 runs  A collective groan filled the Fenner’s air. Then it morphed to a silence imbued with disbelief. Then a final incarnation: lavish applause, genuine in origin and extended in length. Alex Rackow had […]

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Captain’s knock from Tice as Cambridge take hold on day one

The University Match, 1st day Oxford University 50-5 (Crichard 4-23) trail Cambridge University 225 (Tice 54, Marsden 4-47) by 175 runs A captain’s knock. An innings compiled under huge pressure in a middlingly-bad to severe situation. Produced only by a leader of men. Typified by hard-graft and punchiness, hallmarked by immediate command of an unwarranted […]

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Hughes heroics in vain as Cambridge take T20 triumph

University of Cambridge (133-7, Moses 43) beat the University of Oxford (123-7, Hughes 59) by 10 runs They turned up sporting a deep black jersey smacking more Black Caps than Cambridge University, but by the end of the Men’s Varsity Twenty20 fixture Fenners was undoubtedly painted the lighter shade of Oxbridge blue. Cambridge had never […]

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Fresh-faced OUCC Blues chase Varsity success

The first of the cricket Varsity triad takes place on Friday, at Fenners in Cambridge. Here, Calum Flintoff previews the fixtures. Last year, Oxford completed their first clean sweep of the Varsity cricket matches. Ruthless in the Twenty20; controlling at Lords; unrelenting throughout the 4-days at The Parks; this was a unique dominance – hallmarked […]

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Fresh faced Blues chase Varsity success

Last year, Oxford completed their first clean sweep of the Varsity cricket matches. Ruthless in the Twenty20; controlling at Lords; unrelenting throughout the 4-days at The Parks; this was a unique dominance – hallmarked by adaptability. And yet, remarkably, this year feels more unpredictable than ever. It is not the first time that the feat […]

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Dark Blues secure an historic eighth successive Rugby League Varsity win

Oxford University 48-10 Cambridge University They say the sun always shines on rugby league, and such was the case on 3rd March as the morning rainclouds cleared just as the spectators rolled off the buses from Oxford to come watch the Rugby League Varsity Match, hosted at the Honourable Artillery Company grounds in the heart […]

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Varsity football: in conversation with the captains

In anticipation of the upcoming Varsity Football Match, the OxStu has been fortunate enough to interview the captains of the men’s and women’s Blues teams, Laurence Wroe and Caroline Ward. Laurence, addressed exclusively by his teammates as ‘Loz’, is a third-year Physicist at Pembroke. Caroline, or ‘Caz’ to her teammates, is studying for her Finals […]

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101st Varsity Match approaches for Oxford University Lacrosse Club

Next week, on the 25th February, St John’s College playing fields in Cambridge will play host to the 101st Varsity Lacrosse match. With men’s and women’s blues teams, a mixed team and male and female second teams (the ‘Iroquois’ and ‘Swifts’ respectively), there should be plenty of excitement to justify the bus journey. While Cambridge […]

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First Ever Double-Header Varsity Football Match Announced

This week the Oxford and Cambridge University Football Clubs revealed that, for the first time in history, both the women’s and men’s teams will play on the same day at the same venue. The news follows successful negotiations with Barnet Football Club, whose stadium, The Hive, will serve as the battleground for the biggest match […]

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22-year-old student found dead at Val-Thorens

An Oxford student has been found dead at the French ski resort of Val-Thorens at the beginning of the joint Oxford-Cambridge Varsity trip. According to The Times, the man was named locally as Matt Smith, a third year history undergraduate at St John’s College, Oxford. A spokesperson for the college told The Times: “We would […]

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OxStu’s Varsity weekend round up

In an exciting, explosive weekend of Varsity sport, results were mixed, with Oxford celebrating glorious victories and lamenting the closest of defeats alike. Whilst the Blues women successfully ground out an impressive win in the 31st football varsity competition, the seconds suffered the agony of losing 3-2 after sudden death in a penalty shootout that […]

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