Worcester plans to hold US-style frat party

There has been an outcry surrounding plans for an American-style ‘Frat Party’ to be held by students from Worcester College later in Michaelmas. Frat parties, traditionally organised by American college fraternities, tend to be associated with drunken, rowdy behaviour. According to Urban Dictionary, a  ‘frat party’ is when a gang of college students meet up […]

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Geography module places slashed

This week second year geographers across the university have been expressing their distaste at new limitations the faculty is placing on their studies. The Faculty of Geography and the Environment is introducing new procedures to cap the number of students able to study each optional course at ten.   This will take effect in Hilary […]

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Willetts talk attracts demo

A demonstration against a David Willetts talk on Friday in St Peter’s College is being organised by the Oxford University campaign for higher education alongside lecturers and students involved in the No Confidence campaign. Willetts is due to take part in a symposium chaired by Andrew Marr on the subject of how language shapes public […]

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Let slip the hacks of OUSU!

On 13 November, voting will open for OUSU President, Vice-Presidents and other representatives. This year has two candidates for the top position – Tom Rutland, finalist in PPE at Jesus, and Izzy Westbury, in her 4th year at Oxford, studying physiological sciences at Hertford. Following results showing that OUSU is the least popular student union […]

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Linguists offered Romanian

Oxford University students will be able to study Romanian for the first time, thanks to a lectureship funded by the Romanian Ministry of Education. The lectureship in the Romanian language – the first of its kind in the UK – was officially launched by the Romanian ambassador to the UK, Dr Ion Jinga, on 29th […]

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Unprecedented genome data collected

A ground-breaking study, led by Oxford Professor Gil McVean, has collated human genome sequences from 1,092 individuals around the world. The successful ‘1000 Genomes Project’ will allow scientists to identify genetic variations that occur in particular countries and geographic regions. This study will enable the international team to identify diseases that are caused by rare […]

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