1,000 people join in the second Youth Strike in Oxford as protests across the globe gain momentum

Friday 15th March saw the second Youth Strike 4 Climate with thousands of children missing school in a rally to force action on climate change policy. The Youth Strike in Oxford was held in Bonn Square and is part of the wider #FridaysForFuture movement, initiated by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, now nominated for the […]

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Corpus JCR calls on Vice-Chancellor to “reconsider” plans for new college

Corpus Christi JCR has published an open letter calling on Louise Richardson, Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor, and Professor Lionel Tarrassenkothe, the provisional Head of House, to stop the establishment of the proposed new postgraduate college, provisionally named ‘Parks College’. The JCR’s open letter criticised the development of the new college for showing  “a shocking disregard for the […]

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Magdalen BME Officer renamed to account for wider range of ethnic identities, including Welsh, Scottish and Irish

During a GM at Magdalen on Sunday 10th February, a motion was passed to change the title of the JCR “BME” Representative to JCR “Racial and Ethnic Minorities (RaEM)” Representative.  The motion was passed alongside continuing talks about the refurbishment of the college’s JCR. The JCR noted that the terms used to refer to the […]

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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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