Remembering Kobe Bryant

Some sporting individuals are remembered in a single snapshot. Tommie Smith’s black-clad fist in Mexico, Francois Pienaar’s handshake with Mandela in Johannesburg, Ben Stokes’ tribalistic roar at Leeds. Some are immortalised through totemic achievements. Ronnie O’Sullivan’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it maximum in Sheffield, Roger Bannister’s four-minute mile in Oxford, Nadia Comaneci’s perfect 10 in Montreal. Some remain etched […]

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Chinese delegates withdraw from Model UN simulation over Hong Kong controversy

Two delegations from prominent universities in Mainland China withdrew from the annual Oxford International Model United Nations (OxIMUN) conference following the introduction of the Hong Kong riots as a topic for debate. According to a statement published by the OxIMUN secretariat on 26th October, representatives from three Chinese delegations had ‘raised concerns related to the […]

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Male students 10.7% more likely to get a First

Statistics from 2015-2018 have shown that female students at the University of Oxford have been 10.7% less likely to receive first-class honours than their male counterparts. The data, which was pulled from the university’s public record, shows an attainment disparity between genders across a wide range of disciplines. Physics saw the highest discrepancy, with an […]

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Women’s Blues and Panthers Comeback

This week saw the ultimate comeback game from both women’s teams with the Blues drawing their fixture with Bristol 17-17 and the Panthers overcoming Staffordshire with a 38-27 win. On a fresh autumn afternoon at Iffley Road, the Women’s Blues welcomed Bristol University for their fourth BUCS League fixture. Having won two and lost one […]

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