Blues Consider Rainbow Laces

The Oxford Blues Football squad “would consider” wearing rainbow laces in order to support the fight against homophobia in football. Captain Jack Fletcher said that the squad “would back the campaign”, known as ‘Right Behind Gay Footballers’, which has been launched jointly by Paddy Power, the betting firm, and Stonewall, the gay rights charity. Ashley […]

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OxStu Success at Media Awards

Former OxStu editor James Restall has received a nomination at the annual Guardian Student Media Awards. The final winners will be announced on the 27th of November. As a sports journalist for The Telegraph, he has covered topics as diverse as the Six Nations and the correlation between papal elections and Barcelona FC’s results. Unlike […]

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Blues go blue for charity

PHOTOS/Toby Mather Oxford’s top athletes have set aside their sticks, oars, bats and balls to bare all for a charity nude calendar. The Oxford Blues Charity Naked Calendar, featuring photos taken by Jesus student Toby Mather, exhibits 70 Blues athletes, their modesty kept intact by a host of cunning camera angles and strategically-positioned objects. Teams […]

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Port Meadow critics granted hearing

Following a sustained campaign, opponents of controversial Port Meadow accommodation have been given a court date to protest construction of “disastrous” blocks. The hearing, which will take place on October 23 at the High Court in Birmingham, is described as “a permission hearing to enable the court to decide whether the procedural challenges raised by […]

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OED to include same sex unions in definition of “marriage”

The Oxford English Dictionary is to change its definition of marriage after a law authorising same-sex weddings passed its final hurdle last month. Currently, the dictionary includes a reference to same-sex marriage being legal “in some jurisdictions”, but this move is expected to amend the entry itself. “We continually monitor the words in our dictionaries, paying particular [attention] […]

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Bedroom tax protestors hit Cornmarket

Protesters took to Cornmarket this Saturday, with various groups demonstrating against the Bedroom Tax. The gathering was fairly small, amounting to only about 20 people. However, the demonstration still made an impression on passing shoppers. The protesters gathered around a double bed displaying the faces of Prime Minister David Cameron, Chancellor of the Exchequer George […]

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