Protestors gather outside Corey Lewandowski’s Oxford Union address

  Protesters have gathered outside the Oxford Union as US President-elect Donald Trump’s ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski delivered an address to the society. The protest was organised by OUSU LGBTQ Campaign and Oxford Migrant Solidarity. The protestors involved began to assemble at around 7pm and stayed for the duration of Lewandowski’s speech. The chants of […]

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St Hilda’s JCR establishes Class Liberation Officer

St Hilda’s JCR have passed a motion to establish a Class Liberation Officer, who will represent members of the JCR from socio-economically disadvantaged and working-class backgrounds. The motion, proposed by Charles Ors and seconded by Nina Chatrath, notes that people from working-class backgrounds are under-represented at Oxford and asserts that they suffer from ‘microaggressions’ and […]

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Oxford students favour Hillary Clinton

An investigation by The Oxford Student has found that Oxford students overwhelmingly favour Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the race for the US presidency. Over seventy-five per cent of 456 interviewed said they would vote for Hillary Clinton, compared to thirteen per cent who would vote for Donald Trump, and eleven per cent who would […]

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St Anne’s College appoints Helen King as new Principal

St Anne’s College has elected Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Helen King as its new Principal. She becomes the first police officer to be elected head of an Oxbridge college. The appointment comes after Tim Gardam, former director of programmes at Channel 4, stepped down last Trinity after 12 years at the college. Acting Principal Robert […]

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Professors criticize axing of History of Art A-level

Over 200 academics and art professionals have penned a letter to AQA strongly criticising their decision to axe their history of art A-level from 2018. It was the last examination board to offer the subject at A-level. Chief executive of AQA, Kevin Phillips, said in a statement: “the existing specification is challenging to mark and […]

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Balliol initiates scholarship for refugees

Balliol is to initiate a scholarship for refugees starting a undergraduate degrees in 2017. The scholarship is open to any student with refugee status or an ongoing claim to asylum in the UK, Europe or elsewhere. The award will cover the full cost of tuition, college fees, one return flight from a primary residence outside of […]

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NUS redoubles call to scrap Prevent

The National Union of Students (NUS) has today renewed demands for the government’s Prevent strategy to be scrapped. The fresh calls come following the publication of a Home Affairs Select Committee report on radicalisation and countering extremism. The report published this morning said that internet giants such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter were “consciously failing” to […]

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Interview: Robin Browning

On Saturday 21st May 2016, Robin Browning will conduct the Oxford University Orchestra (OUO) in Debussy’s masterpiece La Mer and Bruckner’s  Symphony no.7 in E Major at the Sheldonian Theatre. Robin is an established conductor, performer and music-educator. Praised as an “expert musician and conductor” by Sir Charles Mackerras, he is a passionate advocate for music […]

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Oxford falls in global reputation rankings

Oxford has fallen to fifth place in the Times Higher Education global ranking measuring worldwide reputation. Only ten UK universities remained in the top 100, in a table dominated by US institutions. The table was headed up for the sixth year in a row by Harvard, with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford placing […]

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Paul Dillane and the plight of LGBT refugees

In December, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a landmark report on the protection of LGBT refugees across the world. This was the first global report released by the UNHCR that has focused specifically on LGBT people and it illuminates the challenges LGBT refugees currently face not only in Europe, but across […]

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OUPhil Preview: Mahler and Bartók

On 2nd March, OUPhil perform their termly concert in the Sheldonian Theatre. They will be tackling Mahler’s mammoth 2nd Symphony “The Resurrection”, and Bartok’s Viola Concerto, with third-year Music student, Rachel Maxey, as soloist. We spoke to both the conductor, John Warner, and Rachel about the concert. The OxStu: With both choir and orchestra, Mahler […]

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