Greyhounds’ last stand

Opposition has begun to mobilise after the Oxford Greyhound Stadium saw its last race on the 29th December, when operator the Greyhound Racing Association (GRA) announced its closure. The proposed closure of the ground in Blackbird Leys has been adamantly opposed by a group of campaigners, including both students and local residents. The Oxford East […]

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Bod binds competitors together

The Bodleian Library is to host the second International Bookbinding Competition this year. The competition aims to encourage participants to produce originally designed and well-bound books. This year’s competition is to have a ‘Shakespeare’ theme. According to guidelines, entrants “may choose any edition of Shakespeare’s work in any language”. Judging is to take place in […]

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Body discovered in canal

Police officers were called to a scene near Rewley Road, behind Worcester College, on Saturday morning after a body was pulled from the canal. Part of the towpath was cordoned off at 11.40am on Saturday after a member of the public spotted a man’s body. Police are treating the death of the man, believed to […]

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Lord William Rees-Mogg dies

Lord William Rees-Mogg, former editor of The Times and alumnus of Balliol College, passed away on the 29th December. Rees-Mogg began his journalism career with The Financial Times in 1952, before moving to The Times papers in 1960. After retiring from journalism, he was subsequently appointed to head the British Broadcasting Council by Margaret Thatcher, […]

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Study finds teenagers without internet are “educationally disadvantaged”

British teenagers who do not have internet access are “missing out educationally and socially”, an extensive study by Oxford University’s Department of Education has found. Interviews with over 200 teenagers and their families showed that young people without internet access are having to develop complicated and time-consuming ways of finding information to complete many homework […]

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‘Fantastical’ storytelling museum gains planning permission

Proposals for a turreted museum celebrating the history of storytelling have been given the green light by Oxford City Council’s planning committee. The unusual design of the £11 million Story Museum includes roof top walkways and an enchanted library, and the designers have been granted permission to make the building more “fantastical” without further consultation. […]

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