Author: Ian Cheong

7th June 2012

Right royal knees-up

By Ian Cheong

Oxford students joined in the festive atmosphere over the Diamond Jubilee weekend as several colleges organised commemorative events.

7th June 2012

Bunting defaced

By Ian Cheong

While much of the city was enthusiastic in their celebration of the Diamond Jubilee in a rare show of British emotion, several Oxford students displayed their opposition.

7th June 2012

Town takes to the streets

By Matt Stokes

Oxford lived up to its heritage over the Bank Holiday weekend as the civil war Royalist stronghold held an array of events in honour of the Queen’s Jubilee.

7th June 2012

OCA misses out on ‘U’

By Matt Stokes

OCA may have to learn to live when living is without U after it emerged that the association has been allowed to register with the University since Hilary but failed to do so.

OCA may have to learn to live when living is without U after it emerged that the association has been allowed to register with the University since Hilary but failed to do so.
7th June 2012

Bodleian considers controversial lending

By Ian Cheong

The Bodleian Library has come under fire over considerations to expand its lending facilities. William Poole, a Fellow Librarian and Galsworthy Fellow in English at New College, has written an open letter attacking the proposals.

7th June 2012

Regeneration for Headington hospital

By Ian Cheong

The University has set out plans to redevelop the 126 year old Park Hospital in Headington.

The University has set out plans to redevelop the 126 year old Park Hospital in Headington.
7th June 2012

Council crush Magdalen library plans

By Ian Cheong

Plans by Magdalen College to extend its library in a new building on its lawn have been thrown out by the City Council.

Plans by Magdalen College to extend its library in a new building on its lawn have been thrown out by the City Council.
7th June 2012

Hugh’s donate £1,000 to Burma

By Ian Cheong

St. Hugh’s College has donated £1,000 profits from its Ball to the Oxford Burma Alliance.

St. Hugh’s College has donated £1,000 profits from its Ball to the Oxford Burma Alliance.
7th June 2012

History Faculty branches out

By Ian Cheong

The University has announced the establishment of a new institute at the History Faculty.

The University has announced the establishment of a new institute at the History Faculty.
7th June 2012

Facebook what? Union rejects social media as protest tool

By Ian Cheong

A packed Union chamber saw the sixth Thursday debate of term as Oxford turned out en masse to deliberate whether social media has successfully reinvented social activism.

A packed Union chamber saw the sixth Thursday debate of term as Oxford turned out en masse to deliberate whether social media has successfully reinvented social activism.
7th June 2012

Phoney Missoni

By Ian Cheong

An Oxford trader has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for stocking over 800 items of counterfeit clothing.

An Oxford trader has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for stocking over 800 items of counterfeit clothing.
31st May 2012

Wadham providing English classes for scouts

By Ian Cheong

Wadham students have started an English tutoring programme for the College’s non-academic staff in an initiative to “bridge the gap” between staff and students.

Wadham students have started an English tutoring programme for the College’s non-academic staff in an initiative to “bridge the gap” between staff and students.
31st May 2012

Mammoth musical discovery unearthed

By Ian Cheong

Oxford researchers have discovered Europe’s earliest musical instrument – a 40,000 year old flute.

Oxford researchers have discovered Europe’s earliest musical instrument – a 40,000 year old flute.
24th May 2012

Honorary degree for Burmese hero

By Jonathan Tomlin

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be awarded an honorary degree for by the University in June.

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be awarded an honorary degree for by the University in June.
17th May 2012

Union officials probed

By Ian Cheong

A breach of confidentiality rules earlier this term led to the investigation of a number of senior Oxford Union committee members, including a potential presidential candidate, it has emerged.

A breach of confidentiality rules earlier this term led to the investigation of a number of senior Oxford Union committee members, including a potential presidential candidate, it has emerged.
17th May 2012

It’s cars v students in parking fight

By Ian Cheong

New proposals for student housing in St Clement’s have met opposition from locals, who claim that the plans still do not do enough to protect local business from the loss of parking spaces.

New proposals for student housing in St Clement’s have met opposition from locals, who claim that the plans still do not do enough to protect local business from the loss of parking spaces.
17th May 2012

Too much Oxbridge at Beeb, says boss

By Ian Cheong

The outgoing BBC Director-General has reportedly claimed to be “disturbed” by the high number of Oxbridge graduates at the organisation.

The outgoing BBC Director-General has reportedly claimed to be “disturbed” by the high number of Oxbridge graduates at the organisation.
17th May 2012

Academy of Medical Science

By Ian Cheong

Six Oxford professors have been elected to fellowships at the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Six Oxford professors have been elected to fellowships at the Academy of Medical Sciences.