Study drugs can kill, warn Oxford University medical professionals

Oxford students were given a serious warning this week against using ‘study drugs’, with medical professionals claiming that such drugs can cause heart attacks and even death if taken without a doctor’s prescription. ‘Study drugs’, including modafinil, ritalin, and adderrall, have become increasingly popular among British students in recent years. It is expected that a […]

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Trinity vote to endorse gender-segregated social events

Students at Trinity College have voted against mandating that the JCR endorse only mixed-gendered curries, despite complaints from students. Sunday’s vote also lead to an overwhelming condemnation of the song “Chicago” – widely viewed as sexist – being sung at JCR-sanctioned events. The proposed change to the JCR’s curry events, whereby they would be non-gendered, […]

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OULC and OUCA societies duke out debate

Pacquiao warmed up for ‘the fight of the century,’ Oxford’s two political society heavyweights stepped into the ring to debate the election. With just five days to go until the country decides, the Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA) and the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) both argued why their party should be leading the country […]

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OUSU considers challenging City Council

It risks treating rough sleepers as an inconvenience. Homelessness campaign group On Your Doorstep have proposed that OUSU challenge the Oxford City Council over plans to ban rough sleeping in the city centre. Under new laws, the City Council have proposed a Public Spaces Protection Order be introduced in the city of Oxford, banning actions […]

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Castle Mill “contamination” sparks student fury

A local environmental campaigner has urged concern over possible ground contamination at the Castle Mill graduate accommodations. The blog Castle Mill Contamination argues that measures taken to prevent exposure of construction workers and residents to brownfield contaminants have been too weak. Others, including University officials and City Councillors, are not convinced of the danger. Before […]

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