Court decision may allow Iffley Open House to remain until April

A possession order for the Iffley Open House site was granted to current leaseholder The Midcounties Co-operative this morning, after a court hearing. Following discussions between the residents and Mid-Counties Co-operative, it would allow those living in the Wadham-owned property to remain throughout the coldest months of the year. In a statement released this afternoon, however, Wadham reiterated […]

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Oxford Jewish Society criticises proposed OUSU motion

Oxford University JSoc have released a statement criticising an OUSU council proposal to condemn NUS vice-president Richard Brooks, who has allegedly been filmed plotting to oust NUS president Malia Bouattia. The JSoc statement says that the motion “takes a conspiratorial video series and deduces further conspiracies from it.” This follows the release of an Al Jazeera […]

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Wadham responds to temporary Iffley homeless shelter: college is “making every effort”

Students, residents and local homeless people gathered this morning to hang a banner reading “People need homes, empty spaces need people” on the old VW garage on Iffley Road. The move accompanies a new petition urging the building’s owners, Wadham College, to assist the city’s homeless. Wadham responded, stating that it is “investigating the ramifications […]

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Oxford alumni and professors honoured in New Year’s Honours List

The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, published on the 30th December, this year includes many who attended, or who still work at Oxford University. Of the alumni honoured, Malcolm Newsam (1973) was awarded a CBE for services to children’s social care. He serves as Children’s Social Care commissioner, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Professor Valentine Cunningham (1963) […]

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Oxford transport links set for overhaul

Students travelling to and from their colleges in Oxford will have their routes altered as Oxford City Council prepares to make changes to the city’s transport network in the coming months and years. Railway infrastructure, city bus routes, and park-and-ride facilities are all set to undergo processes of transformation. Following the opening of the new […]

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Review: The Power, Naomi Alderman

Intense, poignant, and fearful, Naomi Alderman’s ‘The Power’ is an apocalyptic vision of a world where the distribution of power amongst humans has become unexpectedly skewed. A post-war chemical phenomenon has imbued the bodies of women worldwide with potent electrical charges, which are at first difficult to control and threaten the safety of others. As […]

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