Queen’s JCR introduces a Transgender Representative

The Queen’s College’s JCR voted unanimously this week to introduce a Transgender Representative to its executive committee. The move sees Queen’s join Wadham, Magdalen, and Lady Margaret Hall, who all introduced equivalent positions earlier in the academic year, amongst others in providing a position to represent those who no longer identify with their birth gender. […]

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OxStu Previews: The Union Election

The Oxford Union presidential election will take place tomorrow, with the President and all officerships being contested. Candidates for all positions remain disproportionately male and privately educated. Members will have a choice between Daniel Wilkinson, a 2nd year PPEist, the presidential candidate for the ‘Progress’ slate, and Julian Kirk, a PPE finalist, who is leading […]

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Other societies come to the support of PakSoc

On the 24th May, Oxford Pakistan Society was condemned by the Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden, in Parliament, for their decision to not screen a documentary about Professor Abdus Salam, the first Pakistani Nobel prize winner. However, various other university-wide societies have come out in support of the Oxford Pakistan Society’s Committee and President.   […]

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Oxford drops to fifth in world reputation rankings

Oxford University has dropped to fifth in the latest Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. Last year it finished joint fourth with Cambridge, which has retained its placing, making it the highest ranked UK institution. Oxford’s next-ranked British competitor was University College London, which came 18th. UK universities have been well represented, claiming nine out of […]

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Sir Andrew Wiles Oxford’s first Regius Professor of Mathematics

The Queen has this month appointed Sir Andrew Wiles of Merton College as the University’s first Regius Professor of Mathematics. Regius Professorships are rare in Oxford; only 8 such positions existed before this month. The professorships exist in Civil Law, Divinity, Moral and Pastoral Theology, Ecclesiastical History, Hebrew, Medicine, Greek, Modern History, and now Mathematics. […]

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Oxbridge colleges have a combined wealth of £21 billion

The Guardian has reported that Oxford and Cambridge university colleges hold a combined £21billion in wealth. This figure was calculated using a combination of freedom of information requests and audited accounts, to uncover the wealth distributed amongst estates, endowments, investments and other assets held by the nearly 70 colleges and institutions that comprise Oxbridge.   […]

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Oxford Tube bus in flames on M40

It has been confirmed that on Thursday 24th May an Oxford Tube bus caught fire on the M40.   The bus, which was bound for London, had to be stopped just off the M40’s junction 4.   A spokesperson for Stagecoach, which operates the Oxford Tube, explained: “One of our drivers detected a problem with […]

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Crime on campus revealed

There were 362 criminal incidents recorded on Oxford University owned-property in the last academic year, figures obtained by The Oxford Student reveal. The statistics, provided by the Thames Valley Police in response to a Freedom of Information request, detail the number, nature, and dates of all offences that took place on property owned by the […]

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Oxford University releases its first annual admissions report

Oxford’s first ever Annual Admissions Statistical Report has shed light on widespread underrepresentation amongst its student body. The report, published on Wednesday, details Oxford admissions statistics over a five-year period from 2013 to 2017. Data is examined with regard to several areas: overall numbers, domicile, nation and region, disadvantage, school type, gender, ethnicity and disability. […]

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