Dictionaries for Refugees: OUP helping out at Calais

Oxford University Press have made their Oxford Arabic Dictionary available to refugees and aid workers for free online. The dictionary, first published in August 2014, purports to be ‘the most authoritative English–Arabic/Arabic–English dictionary ever published’, and retails at £65.The extensive work is currently fully accessible on mobile and tablet devices, as part of an effort […]

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A Weekend of Solidarity

Last weekend, Oxford students and residents took part in events which served to demonstrate solidarity with the people of Paris following Friday evening’s terror attacks. The attacks, planned and executed by terrorists from the militant group ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’, killed at least 130 people, and injured many more. The world responded […]

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Wolfson College divests £42 million from fossil fuel companies

Wolfson College has been listed amongst the highest university divestors in fossil fuels in the most recent announcement from People & Planet, the network coordinating the campaign for UK universities to divest from fossil fuels. The college have divested £42million from ‘companies that derive a majority of their revenue from the exploration, ownership or extraction […]

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OUSU candidates condemn NUS and Oxford workload

Candidates in the upcoming Oxford University Student Union elections have spoken out against damaging Oxford workloads and NUS incompetence. The NUS in particular has come under fire from potential delegates with the campaign group Oh well, all right then satirically mocking the union as, “hijacked by politicos”. Others have criticized the organization over its failure […]

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Uni not exempt from Council begging measures

An Oxford City Council scrutiny committee on Monday confirmed that land owned by Oxford University will not be exempt from the controversial new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). The land affected includes University Parks, the University Science Area and the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter. The measures, which apply to Oxford’s city centre, make aggressive or persistent […]

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Early loss for Corbyn at Magdalen

A motion proposing that Magdalen College JCR rename itself the ‘Jeremy Corbyn Room’ was rejected at a GM on Sunday evening. The motion also proposed that the JCR also resolve to: “Fully commit to furthering the aims of international communism” and “Recommend to the college that Jeremy Corbyn is made an honorary fellow of the […]

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Open Oxford responds to Migrant Crisis

Amid the ongoing crisis in which migrants from North Africa risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean sea, refugees battle to cross Europe from Turkey, and asylum seekers continue to take their chances at Calais, one of Oxford’s new political discussion groups has responded with a significant contribution to a relevant charity. According to its founder, […]

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