Peaceful vigil to be held outside Union

utside the Oxford Union today to protest against the Society’s “casual response” to rape and sexual assault allegations brought against President Ben Sullivan. The protest was organised on Facebook in response to last week’s debate, in which a motion of No Confidence failed to be passed against Sullivan.  The demonstration also targets more general concerns […]

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Oxford votes NO to NUS

disaffiliate from the National Union of Students, with a margin of just 128 votes.  The outcome, which was announced outside the King’s Arms at 7.30pm last night, means that OUSU joins the student unions of St Andrew’s, Imperial College London and Southampton, among others, in being non-affiliated with the National Union of Students.  The turnout […]

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Head of Interpol refuses to speak at Union

Interpol’s Secretary-General has cancelled his speech at the Union citing concerns about President Ben Sullivan. Ronald Noble, who took office in 2000, said: “I am the Secretary General of Interpol, a law professor and a former prosecutor who fiercely believes that a person is innocent until proven guilty. “What should the head of a society […]

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LGBTQ bullying revealed by study

A new study by the NUS has revealed that one in five LGBTQ students and one in three trans students have experienced some form of bullying at university.   The research, which was conducted between February and March 2014, collected data from from over 4,000 students at 80 higher education institutions. It was the first […]

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Growing success for Humans of Oxford

The Humans of Oxford Facebook page, launched in March, has seen great success in the first four weeks of term.  The ‘Humans of’ movement was inspired by the now iconic Humans of New York blog, started by Brandon Stanton.   The original page now has over five million followers on Facebook. Stanton published the Humans […]

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Ghostly presence in Wadham hall

A professional photographer working at Wadham appears to have captured the image of a ghost. The picture was photographed by Michael Fox from Revolution Viewing whilst he was taking a 360-degree panorama of the College’s hall and conference facilities. On the lefthand corner of the picture is an undefined grey blur which baffled the professional […]

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Wadstock draws noise complaints

Wadstock, Wadham’s annual music festival, came under fire last week after students across the University branded the noise emanating from the event as “excessive”. The festival, which took place last Sunday, featured 12 hours of live music and poetry running from noon until midnight. A student at St John’s said: “The noise from Wadstock was […]

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Oxford policymakers say yes to Living Wage

A University policymaking board has ruled in favour of supporting the Living Wage campaign. The University’s Personnel Committee, which is responsible for policymaking on the employment of all University staff, made the decision after a meeting last term.  Members of the board will now draft a paper to the University Planning and Resource Committee expressing […]

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Baby Love hits final week

Popular night club Baby Love is marking its final week at its current site with a series of parties.  LGBTQ club night Poptarts had its last event on the King Edward Street site on Tuesday and drew in large crowds, while tonight will see the last installment of alternative music night Supermarket before Baby Love […]

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Dons alarmed by Indian president candidate

Three Oxford professors have signed a letter raising concern over the candidacy of Narendra Modi in the Indian general election.  The letter, which was published in last week’s Independent, drew signatures from a total of 75 professors at universities across the UK. Narendra Modi, of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), currently stands as favourite to […]

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Queen Sofía of Spain vists Oxford University

On Tuesday Queen Sofía of Spain visited the Talyorian Institute to hear a colloquium from academics and students about Spanish studies of Oxford.  The event was organised by Exeter College as part of their celebrations of their 700th aniversary as a college this year. Tutors and students of the discipline from across the University were present. […]

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