Brendan O’Neill: free speech fundamentalist

I write this article as I hear protestors outside Queen’s College chanting “hate speech kills”, “trans rights are human rights” and “take that O’Neill”. A controversialist libertarian and former Marxist, journalist Brendan O’Neill is unashamedly pro-free speech. He edits online magazine Spiked that focuses on issues related to politics, culture and society. Its writers regularly […]

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Oxford University says its Brexit hopes remain “unchanged”

On the 28TH March, the University announced its ‘BREXIT Strategy for Research’, which explains how it will work to mitigate any risks associated with Brexit. The outcomes that Oxford hopes for have remained “unchanged”. These include being able to maintain world-class collaborative research with EU colleagues, to continue to host European Research Council grants, and […]

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Feminising the curriculum? No, thank you

The Philosophy Faculty have recently announced a series of measures aimed at boosting female engagement with the subject by ‘feminising the curriculum’. To achieve this the Faculty recommends that 40% of the authors on the reading list should be women and that a writer’s first name is used, rather than using initials, to make it […]

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UUK tables new proposal for UCU

Universities UK has agreed on a proposal aimed at resolving the ongoing pension dispute, The Oxford Student has learned. The eight-point proposal, which was sent to University and College Union members today, follows UUK’s announcement earlier this week that it was seeking to create an expert panel tasked with reviewing the Universities Superannuation Scheme deficit. […]

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Oxford University sites amongst most popular in UK

Oxford University’s cultural attractions are now amongst the most popular in the UK. Following a successful marketing campaign that promoted ‘mindgrowing’ (social, historical, and scientific learning across the city), the university’s six tourist sites all met with notable success in 2017. The sites, which include museums, libraries, and gardens across the city, were visited by […]

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