RO attempts last-minute disqualification

A candidate for OUSU International Students’ Officer has been urged to step down one day before polls close after the Returning Officer realised that she was a visiting student. Lauren McKarus, an independent running for the International Students’ Officer was asked to withdraw from the race by RO Nick Cooper after it was realised that […]

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‘Jane4Change’ faces OUSU discipline after website fiasco

OUSU election slate ‘Jane4Change’ has been disciplined by the Returning Officer in the wake of this week’s revelation that their campaign website had been plagiarised. In a judgement made just after 11:00 last night, RO Nick Cooper announced that a ninth of all Jane4Change election material was to be confiscated and that the team was […]

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Terrorists or freedom fighters: when should we talk to the enemy?

Martin McGuinness responds to those that label him a ‘terrorist’, justifies the use of violence at times, and reveals an admiration for Tony Blair. Security measures were at their tightest at the Oxford Union, with Martin McGuinness, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland and former IRA member, making an appearance on Al Jazeera’s ‘Head to […]

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Normans conquer Oxford names

New research has found that surnames originating with the Norman aristocracy are still over-represented at Oxford. By contrast, there are disproportionately few students with surnames associated with poverty in the 19th century. The study, conducted by the London School of Economics, takes names from the wealthiest caste of society 1000 years ago – such as […]

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Oxford themed board game launched

An Oxford graduate has created a board game named Dreaming Spires that allows players to build their own college and manage them strategically. Jeremy Hogan, who studied Psychology and Philosophy at University College, said: “Dreaming Spires is a board game that lets 3-5 players lead an Oxford college from the medieval era through to the […]

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Sexism campaign launched

OUSU Women’s Campaign has launched an “Oxford-based, student version of the Everyday Sexism Project.” The national project details the stories of sexism submitted by ordinary women. The Oxford version seeks to provide “a forum for women to share their experiences of sexism on a day to day basis, no matter the size, and thereby highlight […]

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Asbestos forces St Giles closure

During recent renovation work, asbestos was found under the floor of St Giles Church. As a result, the church has temporarily closed. The church was fitting a new heating system when the dangerous chemical was discovered in an old pipe lagging. Speaking to BBC Oxford, the Reverend Canon Dr Andrew Bunch said: “It’s not safe […]

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Patchy reception for exam PC proposal

The Oxford History Faculty is considering allowing students to sit their exams using a computer. The move was announced in a November 4th email. The PPE administrator also announced that similar proposals were under consideration for PPE finalists. Dr Andrea Hopkins, the History Faculty Administrative Officer and the organiser of the consultation, claimed the main […]

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Campsfield arson charges

A detainee has been charged with arson, following a fire at the Campsfield Detention Centre that left two men in hospital.The centre in Kidlington, 15 minutes’ drive north of Oxford, has space for 216 male detainees. The long-term detention centre accommodates illegal immigrants, pending their case resolutions and subsequent removal from the United Kingdom.Last Friday, […]

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Pembroke Rugby Club suspended after misogyny scandal

The captain of the Pembroke rugby team has stepped down in the wake of the ‘Free Pussy’ scandal, after his team was relegated to Division 3 with immediate effect by the Oxford University Rugby Football Union. In a meeting last night, the JCR was told that the OURFU had banned the Pembroke team from competing […]

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