Standing Committee member resigns

Anna Bazley has resigned from the Oxford Union Standing Committee citing ”irreconcilable conflict in personal loyalties and priorities”. Bazley today emailed President Ben Sullivan and all other Union officers, stating: “It is with regret and relief that I write to tender my resignation as a member of Standing Committee. Unfortunately, due to an irreconcilable conflict […]

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OUSU RO resigns

OUSU Returning Officer Alexander Walker has resigned citing “recent events surrounding the NUS referendum”. In a letter posted on the OUSU noticeboard, Walker announced: “I, Alexander Walker, Wadham College, hereby resign my position as the Returning Officer of the Oxford University Student Union.” Walker continued: “In light of the recent events concerning the NUS Referendum, […]

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Union Librarian resigns

Union Librarian Kostas Chryssthanopoulos has resigned claiming “to serve under this President has been the biggest regret of my time in this Society and I want nothing more to do with him.” In a resignation email to the President, Returning Officer and Librarian-Elect, Kostas declared: “I refuse to hold this position any further, having suffered […]

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Worry after £5m drug raids

Concerns have been raised about levels of drug activity in student-heavy areas of the city after £5m of cocaine was found in two Oxforshire properties. The news comes after a man from Blackbird Leys was sentenced after he was found in possession of heroin and crack cocaine with an intention to supply them. Andrew Adams […]

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Brasenose, bugs and the BBC

A postgraduate Biology student at Brasenose has recently made an appearance on BBC One’s The One Show. Chris Jeffs, who is currently studying for a PhD at Brasenose, spoke to presenter George McGavin about how parasitic wasps could help protect crops from dangerous Aphids. Jeffs said: “They’re really important in natural communities and also particularly […]

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Duck receives housing benefits

The Teddy Hall duck caused quite a stir two weeks ago when it made a triumphant return to College premises.  Students and staff at the college were surprised to see the duck, which spent the morning by the pond outside the JCR with her latest brood of 13 ducklings. Members of the College expressed a […]

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Student in Mandela remark row accused of copyright law abuse

An Oxford undergraduate is embroiled in a legal dispute with a leading political blog over the use of his Facebook status. Jeff Vinall, second-year law student at Brasenose and former Director of Communications for the Oxford University Conservative Association, posted a controversial Facebook status about Nelson Mandela. Political Scrapbook, which describes itself as ‘Britain’s leading […]

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Students sleep while Somerville “burns”

Students at Somerville are being punished for an unsatisfactory response to an early morning fire drill by having to repeat the drill until every single student completes it properly. In a recent email, the decanal office at Somerville criticised the response of members of the JCR. The Dean pointed out that some students had remained […]

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