‘Bake for Boobies’ at Lincoln

A ‘Bake for Boobies’ session was held at Lincoln on Tuesday, to increase awareness of breast cancer. The event was organised by CoppaFeel!, a charity which promotes baking to increase breast cancer awareness and Miranda Kent, the Lincoln College Women’s Officer. In an email sent to Lincoln students, Kent said: “We’ll be baking, decorating & […]

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Dentist drives into town

The NHS dentist on wheels made its first stop on Broad Street in Oxford on Monday, offering free check ups to anyone who wanted one. Anyone from Oxfordshire who hasn’t seen an NHS dentist in the previous two years is eligible by filling in a form. They can then get in to the van’s roaming […]

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Much effort, little luck for OUWAFC teams

Charley Turton reports as women’s sides look for first win The sun shone optimistically last Wednesday as the Blues and the Furies stepped out onto Marston pitches to face Coventry University and Bishop Grosseteste University College respectively. Both teams were under enormous pressure, neither side having won a game so far this season. The Blues, having […]

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2012: A sporting miscellany

Matt Handley, Miles Dilworth, Ben Crome, Alex Tyndall, and Joe Mansour take a look at this year’s highlights and lowlights, heroes and villains, humorous diversions and unforgettable moments Olympics Although we tried, we couldn’t avoid talking about the Olympics. Worries that London 2012 would be a G4S-induced mega-mare eventually subsided, as Seb Coe and his […]

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Kick in the privates for Major Stanley’s

Matt Handley reports on the rugby Blues’ 31 – 22 victory over Stanley’s A match steeped in history provided Oxonians with what they hope will be a glimpse of the not-too-distant future, as the Blues continued their Varsity preparations with a 31-22 victory over the invitational Major Stanley’s XV. Cambridge skipper Rob Malaney brought his […]

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Somerville crushed by LMH

LMH 4 (Roberts 40′; Davison 75′, 80′, 89′) Somerville 1 (Boyer 23′) Somerville suffered their fifth defeat of the season at the hands of LMH on Tuesday. Still without a point, and with the worst goal difference out of all four divisions, ‘Ville failed to create any real chances in what turned out to be […]

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André Villas Bollocks Vs. What an Arsènehole

Ahead of this weekend’s derby clash between Arsenal and Spurs, we ask whose manager is shitter. Matt Handley is unimpressed by AVB As André Villas-Boas stalks the touchline in his slick winter coat, sporting truly majestic stubble, I tend to feel two things. The first is raw arousal, but that’s another story for another column. The second is being massively underwhelmed. As he squats […]

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Is anti-Semitic chanting a White Hart shame?

Can chants of ‘Yid Army’ be anything other than offensive? Ben Crome takes a closer look Last week’s declaration by the Society of Black Lawyers (SBL) that it would press charges against Tottenham Hotspur and its fans if allegedly anti-Semitic chanting continued at White Hart Lane elicited an unequivocally negative response from the club. A Tottenham spokesperson stated that the chants, in which Spurs players and […]

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Sore Lu-sers

Matt Handley says Suarez’s critics are just jealous “Luis is a world class talent, he’s up there in that one per cent bracket. I wouldn’t swap him for any other.” For Liverpool fans still aggrieved with the sale of Fernando Torres to Chelsea in 2011 (although his subsequent transformation from centre- forward to flaccid waif probably nullifies most of the pain), Brendan Rodgers’s defence of his […]

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Keble trample Christ Church into mud

Christ Church 0 – 36 Keble Wet, sodden, muddy and more fumbles than points scored. Conditions prevented an attractive game of rugby but Keble beat Christ Church in comfortable if scrappy fashion to finish top of their provisional league. The fans came in their droves as Keble started the game with four wins out of four and knowing that a win would seal their passage […]

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Cycling’s tour to recovery

Facing the fallout from the worst doping scandal in sporting history, Alex Tyndall believes cycling authorities must act decisively, but with optimism, in order to safeguard the sport’s future The sport of cycling is sitting in a precarious position. In the weeks since the United States Anti-Doping Authority released their Reasoned Decision condemning Lance Armstrong and his organisation of a doping scheme described […]

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Twenty-one seconds far from so solid

Matt Handley and Charley Turton reflect on mixed footballing fortunes for the Uni’s teams. The University’s women’s seconds suffered their third defeat in three games last Wednesday, fuelling talk of potentially pulling the team from the BUCS league due to a lack of players, much to the Furies’ dismay. Haunted by the memory of a crushing 21-1 defeat against top-of- the-league Wolverhampton two weeks ago, the Furies travelled to […]

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Jamie fails to Reid script as John’s send Anne’s down slippery slope

Tom Ough reports on skiing Cuppers St John’s emerged victorious in ski-acing Cuppers as a host of Oxbridge college teams descended on the Milton Keynes artificial slope. Scores of undergraduates attended the event, which served as a warm-up for the upcoming Varsity ski trip. Selwyn, Trinity and Christ’s led the Cambridge pack, while Oxford could boast nine teams. Each side, composed of four skiers, competed […]

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A beginner’s guide to… Krav Tardemet

With University instructor, Jiliu Pan Explain the rules to someone who’s never taken part before. There are no rules (other than the law)! The objective: to defend yourself against an attack. The tools: everything you’ve got. Krav-Tardemet is all about realistic self-defence. Of course in training, the instructors set rules to keep things safe. What kit/equipment do you need to play? Our training […]

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