Queen’s vote to reform selection process for “exclusive” dining societies

Queen’s JCR has voted to reform the selection process for its “exclusive” dining societies. In a motion at the JCR meeting held on Sunday, it was argued that the Reginae, Eaglets and Halcyon societies practiced selection processes that were not “conducive to the inclusive atmosphere of Queen’s”. The JCR President and Committee were subsequently mandated […]

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Exeter building work making a noise at Worcester

Exeter’s construction of controversial new accommodation is causing distress at Worcester. Worcester students have complained that Exeter’s building at the Ruskin Development is noisy and disruptive. JCR President, Alfie Hinchliffe, emailed undergraduates to warn them of “the potential […] disturbances to everyone living in the accommodation on the north (Ruskin Lane, 24, JTM, Worcester Place, […]

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Contact hours chasm: are you getting bang for your buck?

The results of an Oxford Student investigation into tutorial contact hours have revealed large gaps in the tuition time provided for humanities students across colleges. While the University admissions website claims that “all Oxford colleges have the same high academic standards”, the results of this investigation suggest significant differences in the quantity of teaching provision. […]

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Tom Rutland in presidential punch up

OUSU President Tom Rutland was the victim of an assault last Friday while walking home from a club with a friend. A stranger approached the pair and threatened to rape Rutland’s friend. Rutland defended his friend and in response was punched. Rutland said: “On the way home from Supermarket, in the early hours of Friday […]

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Mansfield makes the magic happen

Oxford’s two muggle Quidditch teams will be heading to Brussels next month to compete in an international tournament. The Radcliffe Chimeras and the Quidlings – comprised of students from Mansfield, Green Templeton, Univ and Lincoln – will attend the European Regional Championships, hosted by the International Quidditch Association. The Radcliffe Chimeras seized victory in the […]

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High drama for Balliol alum

A Balliol alumnus has been nominated for an Oscar for his short film, The Voorman Problem. Baldwin Li, who completed an English degree in 2004, scripted the film, which features Sherlock star Martin Freeman and has received multiple awards and nominations. Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film, The Voorman Problem tells the story of […]

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Queen’s refuse to dethrone ‘lads mags’

An attempt to ban ‘lads’ mags’ was defeated at a meeting of the Queen’s JCR last Sunday. The proposal was put to Queen’s undergrads in the form of an amendment to a motion on the college’s newspaper ballot that was being discussed. This biannual survey dictates what publications the JCR subscribes to, which currently includes […]

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