Oxford Turkish Society signs letter supporting Syria invasion and restoration of “demographic structure”

Oxford University Turkish Society has joined 21 other Turkish student societies in the UK from Universities across the country in releasing an open letter in support of the Turkish invasion of Kurdish-controlled north-eastern Syria, citing a need to address the issue following “vehement attacks on Turkey by certain student groups”. Last week Turkey began a […]

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Oxford University is the City’s Single Biggest Polluter

The city council has revealed that 80% of Oxford’s emissions comes from buildings, with the University being the biggest contributor. The findings came from the council’s Climate Emergency Strategy Support report, released in September 2019. Among the buildings sector, the institutional buildings sub-sector is responsible for over 25% of the city’s total emissions. This is […]

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A Nation Outraged

In the psychodrama that is British politics, shock is a valuable commodity. We’ve been bombarded with so many dramatic resignations, scandals and eleventh-hour resolutions to impending doom that it seemed impossible to surprise us anymore. But on Wednesday this week, Boris Johnson shocked the mummified corpse of our political discourse back to life with the […]

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“Nepotism is not a substitute for friendship”: Union Access Officer resigns amid controversial appointments

An Oxford Union Access Officer, Beth Chamberlain, resigned her position on 12 July, condemning the society as “full of pseudo-politicos and sycophants” and having been left feeling “abused and taken advantage of” by colleagues and friends on committee in her letter of resignation, obtained by The Oxford Student. To read her full letter, click here. In […]

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Hertford student creates fundraiser to help pay £1000 college fine following house party

Hertford College has fined ten students £100 each for hosting a party in a designated college “quiet house,” leading one resident of the house to set up an online fundraiser seeking contributions. On Wednesday 29th May, junior deans shut down the party at 11:30pm after neighbours called to make noise complaints. According to Hertford, neighbours […]

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Two RISE slate officers found guilty of electoral malpractice

An Oxford Union election tribunal has found two candidates in the society’s elections guilty of electoral malpractice. The ‘Rise’ slate’s candidates for Secretary; Lee Chin Wee, and its intended candidate for Librarian; Ayman D’Souza, who had seemingly by accident nominated for Treasurer, were found guilty of hindering the duties of the Returning Officer and communicating […]

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