Cyclists risking lives

A survey has shown that a fifth of Oxford cyclists are putting themselves at risk of injury by jumping red lights. The research, published earlier this month, was carried out by a reporter for The Oxford Mail monitoring cyclists at two Oxford junctions. The report also showed that half of all cyclists fail to wear […]

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New staff titles

The University of Oxford has begun consultations with all staff members on whether to abolish the title of ‘lecturer’, to be replaced with that of ‘associate professor’. According to the proposals, published in last month’s Gazette Supplement, both new and existing lecturers would be able to take the new title, with anyone who had not […]

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Summer Eights goes live

Summer Eights will be splashing onto your computer screens after a student film society announced they will be running a live broadcast of the annual rowing extravaganza. The Lincoln Film Production Society (LFPS) intends to capture all four days of the competition through a series of riverside cameras and will provide live commentary and infographics […]

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The whole (naked) truth

A man referred to as “the naked rambler of Oxford” has been released on bail despite turning up to court entirely naked last month. Stephen Gough, an activist for the naturist movement, was last Friday released on bail after Oxford Crown Court dropped the charges against him. Mr Gough, 53, was charged with outraging public […]

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LGBTQ education

Oxford students are being encouraged to sign up for a programme that will see them act as role models for secondary school students on LGBTQ issues. Jess Pumphrey, chair of Oxford’s LGBTQSoc, has encouraged members to get involved in ‘Out in Education’, a scheme run by the NUS and Schools Out, which asks young people […]

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Galloway says he will “annihilate”

George Galloway intends to “annihilate” a third-year PPE-ist in a debate to be held at Christ Church next week. The Respect Party MP will take on Brasenose student Eylon Aslan-Levy on the motion ‘Israel should withdraw immediately from the West Bank’ on 20th February. Galloway, who will propose the motion, was bullish about the upcoming […]

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Mump’s the word

Students at Christ Church and Lincoln have been warned of a potential mumps outbreak, after a student at Christ Church contracted the viral disease. Emails were sent out informing members of what to do if they were to contract mumps. A document was mailed out to Christ Church students on Thursday from the Senior Censor, […]

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OUSU to boycott Israel?

Last night, OUSU were debating whether to submit a motion advocating a boycott of the state of Israel to the NUS Conference this April. The ‘Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS)’ motion would be debated by delegates from universities across the UK, were it to be submitted by OUSU. The motion resolves the Conference to “join […]

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Hugh’s Burmese school

St Hugh’s have announced the establishment of an annual fortnight-long summer school at the College for eight 14-16 year old Burmese children, starting this September. Named after Hugh’s alumna and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the school will focus on English language training, with extra-curricular activities to give the pupils a sample […]

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