Profile: David Pritchard

“I’m not a great fan of cookery programs,” David Pritchard tells me without a hint of irony. “I noticed last week someone is making a tribute to Keith Floyd and the series we made in France – they even bought his old 2CV they say, although I don’t recognise it.” Back in 1982, Pritchard had […]

Continue Reading

Asbestos closes Zoology and Experimental Psychology building

The university’s Tinbergen building will be evacuated from Monday morning after extensive deposits of asbestos were uncovered early last week. University authorities have said that the teaching of those studying some science degrees will be severely disrupted, and that it is ‘unlikely’ that students will have a full set of practical classes this year. Authorities […]

Continue Reading

Polls open for OUSU elections

Voting has opened in the OUSU elections for 2017/18, following a fortnight of campaigning and hustings. The two candidates for President, Kate Cole and Vivian Holmes, are running on opposing slates which endorse students for the other sabbatical positions. Cole’s slate is entitled ACTion (which stands for accountable, consistent and transparent), and includes Katy Haigh for […]

Continue Reading

Not our business? The politics of depoliticising our student movement

Much has been said during the recent OUSU election debates – and across the country more generally – about the futility or general irrelevance of the student movement, its propensity for unnecessary “posturing“ on international issues, and its incessant tendency to get “too political” without real justification. On this narrative, there stands in stark contrast […]

Continue Reading

Oxford University reports lowest state admissions figures in Russell Group

55.7% of Oxford University’s 2015/16 undergraduate admissions were from state schools or colleges, new statistics show. This leaves the University with the 4th lowest state admissions figures in the country, behind only specialist institutions the Royal Agricultural University, the Royal Academy of Music and the Courtauld Institute of Art. It also represents a 2% decrease compared […]

Continue Reading

Oxford stands with Muslims: protest on Cornmarket targets travel ban

Students, residents and campaigners gathered in Cornmarket this evening to protest President Trump’s ban on Muslim immigrants entering the country. This forms one of thousands of nationwide campaigns against Trump’s executive order – a response which Barack Obama’s spokesman said the ex-president was “heartened” by. The protest was called by Stand Up To Racism, Oxford […]

Continue Reading