Grief at Oxford

Image Description: Angel of Grief statue at Holy Sepulchre Cemetry, Rochester, New York With its 8-week terms, abundant workload, and ceaseless movement, Oxford isn’t exactly renowned for being forgiving – the smallest of obstacles can easily set us back, and tarnish the chances of even trying to meet our deadlines. So it’s no surprise that, […]

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Only 3% of Oxford’s state school offers go to ‘markedly below average’ schools

The Oxford Student can report that, out of all state school offers to Oxford between 2016 and 2018 surveyed by Progress 8 (a government performance measure which examines England’s state schools), about 74% of offer holders attended state schools considered ‘markedly above average’: only 30% of schools measured fall into this category. In addition to this, […]

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10 things you didn’t know about Brussels sprouts

Image Description: Brussels sprouts   Brussels sprouts are the same species as cabbage, cauliflower, kale, broccoli and kohlrabi (among others). They are all different parts of the wild cabbage (Brassica oleracea) plant, which have been selectively bred for different exaggerated traits.  Brussels sprouts are the bud. Cabbage and kale are both leaves, but cabbage leaves […]

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A night at the museum: behind the scenes tour of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Image Description: T.rex at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History   The Museum of Natural History is one of Oxford’s finest landmarks, housing over seven million specimens in its expansive collection. Last week the museum opened its doors at night to allow visitors to see the ongoing First Animals exhibition with museum director Professor […]

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