University prepares to relaunch anti-trashing ‘What a Waste’ campaign

Image Description: The aftermath of trashing on Merton Street in Oxford, which has been covered in confetti. An upcoming campaign organised by Oxford University will highlight the risks and damages presented by post-exam trashing in an effort to “[encourage] students to act responsibly after their exams,” according to a University press release. The campaign, entitled […]

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Oxford University Professor shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize

The shortlist for the Wolfson History Prize 2019 was announced today with Oxford University Professor John Blair  one of the shortlisted authors. The prize celebrates the best historical non-fiction books in the UK. Blair’s work, Building Anglo-Saxon England, is a radical reinterpretation of the Anglo-Saxon world that draws on recent archaeological discoveries to reveal the […]

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St Hugh’s regrets failing to take appropriate action against sexual harassment

An independent inquiry, commissioned by St. Hugh’s College, revealed the College has failed to take appropriate action over the misconduct of a former fellow. The inquiry was commissioned after two former students accused their tutor Prof. David Robertson of sexual harassment. Following the investigation, members of the College’s governing body expressed “profound sorrow” at the […]

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Oxford professor describes use of hormone blockers on transgender children as “an unregulated live experiment”

TW: Transphobia Carl Heneghan, director of the Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford, has criticised the use of hormone blockers at the Gender Identity Development Service Clinic at the Tavistock Centre in London. The professor, who is a fellow of Kellogg College, told The Times, that “Given paucity of evidence, the off-label use of drugs […]

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Donor backlash as St John’s embarks on a project to explore its colonial past

According to sources of The Telegraph, the President of St John’s College, Professor Maggie Snowing, is facing criticism from donors for supporting attempts to explore the college’s colonial past.  Benefactors of the college are thought to have threatened to withhold donations over the issue. The backlash has followed a job advert posted by the college […]

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Oxford to review Sultan of Brunei’s honorary degree after fury over anti-LGBT law

The University has announced it will be reviewing the Sultan of Brunei’s honorary degree as an international backlash grows against the country’s anti-LGBT laws. This follows a petition calling on the University to rescind his honorary degree, which has now received over 55,000 signatures. Earlier in the week the University resisted initial calls and said […]

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Fundraiser set up to make Plush accessible

A fundraiser has been set up to make Plush, the only LGBTQ+ club in Oxford, accessible. The fundraiser aims at installing a wheelchair lift, to make it fully accessible for wheelchair users. There have been concerns that this would mean disabled people having to pay for their own accessibility. However, it has been raised that, […]

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