Bats and Pangolins not sold at Wuhan markets, says Oxford research

Image Description: Yellow flowers with the Radcliffe Camera in the background. Research by Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Fellow, Professor David Macdonald, has shown that neither bats nor pangolins were sold at Wuhan’s wet markets between May 2017 and November 2019. Until now the leading hypothesis for the origins of COVID-19, the disease responsible for the ongoing […]

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Prince Charles visits Oxford

Image Description: Prince Charles joins EU leaders at Low Carbon Prosperity Summit. On the 8th of June, Tuesday, the Prince of Wales visited Somerville College as it celebrates its 140th anniversary and marks 100 years of Oxford degrees for women. Prince Charles was greeted on arrival by Somerville’s Principal, Baroness Janet Royall. Baroness Royall accompanied […]

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Apology and retraction of article published 5th June

On 5th June, one of our editors published a piece which contained plagiarised passages from an existing article written by Nylah Burton, available here: https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7e4wx/learning-indigenous-languages-climate-crisis The Oxford Student takes plagiarism very seriously, and pulled the article in question immediately once we were made aware of it. We have retracted the article, and have withdrawn it from […]

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Ramadan: Abroad in Covid-times

Image description: A silhouette against an orange sky. If you were to ask any Muslim to describe their typical Ramadan, you will soon find a theme emerging from their answers; family, food, festivities. If you were to ask for a standout feature of Ramadan, most would highlight the community spirit. The string binding all these […]

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Oxford student wins University Parks County council division

Image Description: University Parks Michael O’Connor, a 1st year BPhil student at Balliol College, has been elected as Labour Councillor for the University Parks ward in the Oxfordshire County Council elections that took place on 6th May 2021. University Parks is a central Oxford division, covering the majority of Oxford University Colleges and some residential […]

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Undergraduate Admissions Report shows record numbers from state schools

The University of Oxford has just published its annual Undergraduate Admissions Report, which provides details of the success rate of British undergraduate applications by educational, racial and socio-economic background as well as by subject and college. Now in its fourth year of publication, the report reveals that Oxford continues to attract students from all backgrounds, […]

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