Pigging out in Hogtown

Toronto is an ethnic melting pot: originally in Iroquois territory (and before then it was occupied by the Wyandot people), it was invaded by French merchants, British refugees from the newly independent United States. In the subsequent centuries there were waves of migration from across Europe and Asia, all contributing to the city’s rich cultural […]

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Oxford Station closes

Image Credit: Matt Buck (CC-BY-SA-2.0) Since July 6, all rail services, passenger and freight, have been stopped from passing through Oxford Station as controversial construction plans get underway. The works are part of Network Rail’s plan to expand the rail capacity in the Oxford Corridor. Network Rail have outlined the project detailing as follows: “We […]

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Merton announce Professor Irene Tracey as new college warden

Professor Irene Tracey, head of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience, has been chosen as Merton’s new warden, the college has announced. Professor Tracey will be Merton’s second female warden after Dame Jessica Rawson, who held the position from 1994 until 2010. She will succeed Sir Martin Taylor in September 2018. An alumna of the […]

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Westgate body identified as Oxford student

The body found at Westgate Oxford shopping centre on Monday has been identified as Max Mian, a 2nd year student at Brasenose College studying Classics. Construction work on the centre, due to open in three weeks, has been halted for police to investigate the death. A Thames Valley Police spokesperson said that the death remains […]

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The Cellar to remain open

The planning application to redevelop The Cellar into retail space was withdrawn on Wednesday after public outcry against closing the nightclub. A Change.org petition to save The Cellar reached more than 13,000 signatures, and a Facebook event titled “Save the Cellar” had over 1,100 people register as “going” and a further 1,800 “interested”. “Support flooded […]

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OU murder suspect charged

Andrew Warren, a senior treasury assistant at Somerville College, has been charged with first degree murder in the US for his involvement in the death of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, a 26 year old hairstylist. He is charged alongside Wyndham Lathem, former professor of Northwestern University in Chicago. The results of a post-mortem examination, announced last Friday, […]

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