LGBTQ remembers trans* hate crime victims

A service was organised last week by the LGBTQ Society to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance and the victims of transphobic violence. The secular service held at Hertford Chapel consisted of a reading of the names, ages and locations of transgender people killed in hate crimes over the past year, accompanied by piano music. Candles […]

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Divisive cleric’s visit cancelled

A Zimbabwean cleric, who has compared gay people to animals and gay sex to rape, has cancelled a visit to Oxford. Mufti Ismail Menk was scheduled to undertake a series of lectures across universities in the UK with the East London Islamic organisation, the Tayyibun Institute. He has made several remarks seen as homophobic, including […]

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JCR investigates college surveillance

St Anne’s JCR has passed a mandate to investigate the data collected by college officials as to the security and whereabouts of students. The motion “to determine the full extent of data collected on students and work with college authorities to remove such concerns” was passed with an overwhelming majority after the installation of electronic […]

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Lincoln library left in the cold

Late night essay crises have been more unpleasant than usual for Lincoln students this term due to a broken heating system in their college library. The situation has caused confusion amongst college staff, with the Domestic Bursary denying all knowledge of the issue when contacted by The Oxford Student. According to library staff, however, the […]

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Dons design dominant telescope

Professors from Oxford are helping to design the world’s largest and most advanced radio telescope. The €1.5 billion Square Kilometer Array (SKA) Project is working to build a radio telescope that will have thousands of dishes and millions of linked antennae. Scientists and engineers from Oxford University are involved in the final design team, which […]

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Wheely bad theft

Within a single week, Corpus Christi has suffered two attempted bike thefts, including one audacious attempt to steal a bike from inside the college. The attempts occurred within days of each other during 4th week. On the Friday, students received an email issuing a plea from college to practise stringent bike locking. The most troubling […]

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Students Wet Whistle On Willetts

During tonight’s scheduled debate on education, students were removed from the Oxford Union after hurling derogatory and incisive chants and insults towards Conservative Party Member David Willetts. During Willetts’ speech defending the proposition, on the motion “This house believes that education is a right, not a privilege,” a banner was unfurled from the balcony that […]

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Union olive branch for incensed Ronaldo

Union president Parit Wacharasindhu has stepped into the media storm whipped up by Sepp Blatter’s visit last week. With Cristiano Ronaldo and his club Real Madrid incensed at Blatter’s assessment of the Portugal captain, Wacharasindhu has released a statement offering Ronaldo the opportunity  to reply. Wacharasindu told the Oxford Student last night that “the Oxford […]

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Nightmare on Broad Street

A veteran anarchist labelled as Britain’s most dangerous man by The Daily Star has told The Oxford Student that he plans to hold a May Day rally on Broad Street. Ian Bone’s decision is a protest against the abandonment of his proposed visit to Balliol on 21st November. The event was cancelled when the police […]

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Oxford grads are the most employable

Oxford graduates have been named the most employable in the world in a survey published this week by the New York Times. The Global Employability Survey placed Oxford at the top of the list, ahead of second-place Harvard, with Cambridge in third. The survey, carried out as a cooperative initiative between French and German research […]

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