“Appalling” gender split in political speakers

An investigation by The Oxford Student has revealed a large disparity in the gender balance of speakers invited to Oxford’s three main student political societies. Whilst the Oxford University Labour Club has an equal number of male and female speakers, no women are coming to Oxford to address the University Conservative Association this term. Despite […]

Continue Reading

Debater’s raid in Chelsea

Senior members of the Oxford Union came to the rescue of Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews last Thursday after he arrived for the debate without a speech prepared. Matt Handley, Chair of the Debate Selection Committee, stepped into the breach and prepared a piece for Matthews to read, along with Standing Committee member Mehrunissa […]

Continue Reading

Snatches on the rise

Police are looking for witnesses after a string of snatch thefts occurred in and around Oxford’s city centre recently. A press release by the Thames Valley Police indicated that police were looking to “link a string of thefts” that occurred between Friday of 0th Week and Friday of 3rd Week, all after dark. Detective Superintendent […]

Continue Reading

Fellow criticises Austen note

A University fellow has criticised the Bank of England for selecting a modified Jane Austen portrait to appear on its new ten pound note. Dr Paula Byrne, a Jane Austen biographer and a fellow at Harris Manchester, told the BBC’s Today Programme that in the portrait “the author is made to look like a doll”, […]

Continue Reading

Teddy Hall student in Indian charity cycle

A Teddy Hall student has raised over £3,000 by cycling 540km across India this summer. Fourth year mathematician Kevin Minors completed the cycle in order to raise funds for the charity Childreach International. No stranger to adventurous means of fundraising, last summer, he climbed the 5,895 metre Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, raising over £4,000. Minors […]

Continue Reading

Students show support for academics’ strike

The town’s students were out in force today to express their support for academic staff on strike for better pay and conditions. Protestors assembled a picket line outside the Examination Schools, as well as staging a sit in inside the building itself, in order to express support for members of unions UCU, Unison and Unite […]

Continue Reading

Poor prospects for Oxford grads

Oxford graduates have worse employment prospects than those from twelve other universities, including Bath, Newcastle and Buckingham, according to the latest Times Good University Guide. The Guide’s analysis, based on the employment situation of 2012 leavers six months after graduation, gives Oxford a ‘graduate prospect rating’ of 78.3, compared with 85.1 for Cambridge. The Careers […]

Continue Reading

University disregards Port Meadow contamination fears

The University has disregarded warnings of contamination and moved students into the controversial new Port Meadow accommodation. Now campaigners are claiming that the building, which is to house Lincoln postgraduates, could pose a threat to public health. Despite warnings from an expert, the University has decided to begin housing postgraduate students in the complex. Sietske […]

Continue Reading