Gritty Blues fall to flying Saints

A strong physical performance by Oxford’s Blues was not enough to save them from a 27-10 defeat at the hands of Northampton Saints on Monday night. The Blues came into their penultimate game before December’s Varsity match on the back of a win against Major Stanley’s XV, but faced the same team which had dealt […]

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Gaza conflict draws crowds to Cornmarket

Tuesday saw scenes of protest on Cornmarket as demonstrators took to the street to raise awareness of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Protestors supporting both the Palestinians in Gaza, and the Oxford University Israel society faced off on Cornmarket Street. The larger pro-Palestine demonstration consisted of almost 100 participants, with chants of “Free Palestine” and “We are […]

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The Glitch that stole Oxmas

Oxmas cheer has been soured at Keble and Lincoln after problems with the online meal booking system threatened to leave students without their traditional turkey dinner. Keblites had to wait for three hours to save themselves a seat after the booking website became overloaded while at Lincoln waiting out a two-hour hiatus did not guarantee […]

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John’s JCR kick Cherwell reporting

St John’s JCR voted to stop paying its subscription to Cherwell this week after allegations of misreporting about the College. Vice President Phil Coales proposed that the JCR should withdraw payment until the newspaper printed a formal apology for an article which claimed that at the previous JCR meeting a motion had passed to remove […]

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Pottermas and the Yule spirit

The Harry Potter society held its first Yule Ball last Saturday, with an assortment of magical events greeting students. After promising students, or ‘Potterphiles’, a “night filled with Harry’s favourite food and drink, hundreds of wizards dancing to the Weird Sisters and a veritable cornucopia of entertainment delights”, the society delivered a fortune teller, Gringotts […]

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Hertford chapel holds trans* memorial

A memorial service to commemorate the International Transgender Day of Remembrance was held in Hertford’s chapel on Sunday. Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day set aside to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of anti-transgender hatred or prejudice, and to raise public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people. This is […]

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Oxford lights up

Thousands of people are expected to attend Friday’s Oxford’s Christmas Light Night to celebrate the official start of the festive season in the city. The event will include a variety of entertainment, including a performance from ‘Out of the Blue’, in locations across the city centre, in what Oxford City Council describe as “an evening […]

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Meningitis breakthrough

A new meningitis vaccination to protect children against the most common form of meningitis has been recommended for approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The vaccine, to protect against meningitis B, from the drug firm Novartis is now set to be licensed in the next few months. National governments across Europe will then consider […]

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Wolfson celebrates longtime benefactor, builds kitchen

Wolfson College had double cause for celebration last week as they opened a new kitchen and renamed residential blocks after their previously anonymous benefactor. The state-of-the-art kitchen opened Monday 12th November on programme and within budget following several months of building work. It represents a complete refurbishment and vast improvement on the original kitchen which […]

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Queerfest ends early

Many Queerfest guests were left disappointed after they were denied entry to the afterparty at Plush due to the club being full. Party goers were promised free entry into Plush Lounge with a Queerfest wrist band up until 12.30am and the celebration of LGBTQ culture culminated in  a DJ set from Plush as a “teaser […]

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Oxford best place to live

Oxford is officially the best place to live in Britain according to recent research. A survey undertaken by Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC) this month measured a wide range of indicators including the work-life balance of inhabitants, the unemployment  rate and the income distribution found in a city. Oxford was found to have the best overall […]

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John’s student has wind in her sails

A St John’s student has been named the best female windsurfer under 20 at the National Windsurfing Festival. Samantha Rawlinson was competing in 7 races, each approximately 30-50 minutes in length in a “master- blaster” format. This means that she had to sail out to a far mark, gybing (turning) then had to get back […]

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