Y Not go to Roppongi, students ask

Popular Oxford events company Shuffle Nights has launched a new club night located at well-known venue Roppongi. The event, named “Y Not?”, launched on Tuesday of this week. Shuffle Nights is also the organiser of the highly attended Wednesday night event FUBAR, located at Lava Ignite (Park End). Japanese-inspired Roppongi, based on George Street, describes […]

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Petition for unisex toilets at new Babylove

79 students have signed a petition calling for the return of unisex toilets at Baby Love Bar’s new venue. The petition read: “Dear Martin Forde, we heard you were thinking of installing gender-neutral toilets in the new Baby Love venue.” “They were one of the great features about the old venue, so we would love […]

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Oxford Chancellor resigns BBC post

  Oxford’s Chancellor has stepped down from his other role as Chair of the BBC Trust following health problems, it has been announced. Lord Chris Patten had an urgent heart bypass and is thought to have been advised to step down on the advice of medical staff and close family and friends. National media reported […]

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‘Coprus’ Christi ball blunder

Students who attended the Corpus Christi ball last week were amused to find that their wristbands read “Coprus” rather than “Corpus”. Whilst the mad hatters and white rabbits of this world were sorting out their issues with further riddles, the committee were trying to figure out how to handle the spelling mistake. Erika Pheby, head […]

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Cure for spider fear?

A new pill could hold the secret to combatting arachnophobia. Researchers at the University of Oxford hope that the antibiotic, which is currently used for treating tuberculosis, will help people to overcome their fears and anxieties.  One of these fears might be the widespread fear of spiders. The researchers are currently searching for 40 arachnophobes […]

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Oriel porter to run for council on UKIP team

Dickie Bird, the Head Porter at Oriel, is running for UKIP in the upcoming Oxford City Council elections. Bird has been nominated for the position of City Councillor for Blackbird Leys Ward. Nathan Akehurst, a third-year History and Politics student at Lincoln, said: “It’s disappointing that anyone from the university community is involved in UKIP.” […]

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Daily Mail in matriculation photo mare

George Clooney’s wife-to-be Amal Alamuddin has had her matriculation photo branded as unpolished by the Daily Mail. The article stated: “She is the beautiful and formidable human rights lawyer who has captured George Clooney’s heart.” “But this picture of Amal Alamuddin, taken in her first year at Oxford University, reveals that she hasn’t always been […]

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Oxide brings meshuggunah Thursdays

Two of the biggest names of the Oxford Jewish community are set to hit the airwaves with a new Oxide show, Jewkbox. The student radio station will play host to L J Trup, OUSU President-elect, and Ben Goldstein, former OxStu Deputy Editor, this term for their new show. The pair have adopted the nicknames LJT […]

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Oxford Vice-Chancellor second highest paid in country

Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor was the second-highest paid university boss in Britain last year according to a report produced by The Times. Professor Andrew Hamilton received a total remuneration package of £434,000 in 2012-13, a 2.36% increase over last year. A spokesperson for the University and College Union (UCU) slammed Hamilton’s pay, saying: “It is the startling […]

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