The man who made international peace a priority – an interview with Jeremy Gilley: Founder of Peace One Day

Image Credit: The Oxford Union Jeremy Gilley began his career as an actor, before transitioning to making films and documentaries in 1995. In 1999 he created the non-profit organisation Peace One Day and made a documentary about his effort to establish a fixed annual day for ceasefire and non-violence. In September 2001, building on Jeremy’s […]

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Serving in all senses: Project SOUP President Maddy Diment on promoting social action one bowl at a time

Image Credit:Maddy Diment The concept underlying Project SOUP seems befittingly appetising, channeling the problem of food waste in urban locales into a community dinner that, in turn, supports local charities. It is even intelligently named, with its titular dish also reading as an acronym for Support Oxford’s Upcoming Projects. When I meet Maddy, Project SOUP’s […]

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Cambridge beats Oxford in the Times 2019 League table

Image Credit: Photo © Jonathan Billinger (cc-by-sa/2.0) The University of Cambridge tops The Sunday Times Good University Guide published today. This marks the sixth year that Cambridge has been ranked as the leading university in the UK, while Oxford has again placed second. The rankings rate UK universities based on nine performance measures, including student satisfaction with […]

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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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