Oxford Union President accused of “blatant nepotism”

Committee members of the Oxford Union have accused the current President, Stephen Horvath of “blatant nepotism” following his decision to allow Minal Haq, an ex-Standing committee member, to have a paper speech during this week’s Thursday debate. Haq is scheduled to be speaking against the motion, “This House Believes that Retributive Justice is Obsolete”, alongside […]

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How is Climate Change Threatening the Four Dimensions of our Global Food Security

Image credit: Hydrosami  (CC BY-SA 4.0)- Description: Dry, cracked earth Food security is one of greatest challenges of the 21st century: by 2050, food production must increase by 70% to meet the demands of 9 billion people. Progress towards this target must occur in a climate with higher temperatures, more variable rainfall patterns and more frequent […]

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OUCA meeting ends in turmoil over vote to ban Bullingdon Club

Image Credit: Brigade Piron In dramatic scenes at Wednesday night’s council meeting of the Oxford University Conservative Association, members attempted to resist President Ben Etty’s efforts to ban members of the Bullingdon Club from OUCA committee elections. Ordinary business passed without affair until ex-President Alex Bruce proposed a Standing Order amendment to ban the Bullingdon Club […]

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“Admissions practices not nearly as bad as they are painted out to be”, says Vice-Chancellor

Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, appeared as a panellist during today’s event at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. The event was titled “Confronting Illiberalism: The Role of the Media, Civil Society and Universities” and included three panel discussions, one on which the focus was on how universities can face the challenges of illiberalism. […]

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New rape investigation opened against Tariq Ramadan

Swiss prosecutors have opened new rape case against Tariq Ramadan. Prosecutors in Geneva, Switzerland, have disclosed that they have opened a rape and sexual misconduct investigation against Tariq Ramadan, an Oxford University Islamic scholar. Ramadan was initially detained in France earlier this year over rape allegations made by four women. Earlier this year, French judges […]

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