“Bullet-riddled” body unearthed at Wadham

The remains of a human body were found outside Wadham College on Wednesday morning. Builders at the College discovered the remains of bones and a crushed skull. A Wadham porter is reported to have said that the bones contained bullet holes. The body was reportedly unearthed outside Staircase Nine by builders finishing renovations linked to […]

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St Hugh’s accused of selecting students “on the basis of wealth”

St Hugh’s College is being taken to court by an applicant who was barred from taking up his place on grounds of wealth. The claim brought against the College is that their selection procedure for postgraduate students is not solely based on academic talent, but also by their ability to pay the total costs of […]

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“I’ll go anyway”, Griffin responds to Union invite withdrawal

UPDATE: In response to the decision by the Oxford Union to rescind his invitation to speak on Thursday, Nick Griffin has responded on his Twitter page (@nickgriffinmep): “Disgraceful cowardice so if I get back from parliament I’ll go anyway. As a life member of the Cambridge Union I have reciprocal membership. ” He also expressed anger […]

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Roman Abramovich invests in Oxford University green start-up

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has invested in an Oxford University green technology start-up that develops ways of turning household waste into jet fuel. The Chelsea Football Club owner bought a 3.5 per cent stake in Oxford Catalysts Group Plc (OCG), valued at £6 million, and intends to help the commercialisation process of the company. OCG […]

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Climate Forum hots up

The Oxford Climate Forum (OCF), which calls itself “the country’s highest-profile student-led conference on climate change”, will run on 25th and 26th January at the Said ˜Business School. According to the group’s Facebook page, it will aim to “mobilise students in Oxford, nationwide, and across the globe to engage with the climate issues affecting us […]

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Bod acquires funds

The Bodleian has secured half the funds needed to acquire the personal archive of the ‘founder of photography’, William Henry Fox Talbot. ˜ The National Heritage Memorial Fund has awarded £1.2 million to the Bodleian Libraries towards the acquisition. The archive is being sold for £2.2 million and the Bodleian libraries have until February to […]

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Christ Church building bridges

Christ Church College has applied for planning permission to build a bridge across the Cherwell in order to link the Christ Church Meadow to their sports ground. The 28-metre-long bridge, which is planned to be finished before summer, will be available for all Christ Church students and would cut their walk from college to the […]

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Charity’s work may be halted

The future of a local anti-homophobia charity has been called into question following doubts regarding its value to the community.˜ The Oxfordshire Homophobia Awareness Liaison Team (HALT) was formed in 1998 by members of the gay community who, according to the charity’s website, “felt the police were not treating homophobic hate crime adequately.” Since then, […]

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