Oxford Academics Honoured in New Year’s Honours 2020

Image description: Professor Aditi Lahiri, CBE Five University of Oxford academics and medics have been honoured in Her Majesty’s New Year’s Honours List 2020. They have all been rewarded for their significant medical and academic contributions to society. Current members of the University featured on the Queen’s Honours List are as follows: Professor Karen Louise Barker, […]

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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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Brasenose wins Planet Pledge 2019

Brasenose has taken first place in the 2019 Planet Pledge, with Hertford and New College coming second and third respectively. Pledging has been taking place on Facebook since 15th November, with 1,346 pledges being made in total. This campaign has taken over from the former Veggie Pledge campaign, recognising that some people may not be […]

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Opera for the modern age: Alex Caballero reviews the Oxford Contemporary Opera Festival

The words ‘contemporary opera’ are enough to make the average person somewhat nervous; quite frankly, even the word ‘opera’ is. Conjuring images of overdramatised and inaccessible performances, reserved for the upper echelons of society, one would imagine that marketing contemporary opera would be far from the easiest job in the world. However, attending the second […]

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Intergenerational punk: Jai Curtis reviews Fontaines D.C. at O2 Academy

Fontaines D.C., to put it lightly, have had a dramatic year. Touring their Mercury Prize-nominated debut album ‘Dogrel’ across fifty different cities throughout Britain, Europe and North America, the band have truly charged into the post-punk scene. Yet, at the height of Summer, Ireland’s biggest band made the ‘difficult’ decision to cancel a string of […]

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Oxford Professor claims “young lesbians vulnerable to aggressive pursuit by transwomen”

Tw: transphobia   Trans and lesbian students have expressed concerns over claims made by a Sociology Professor in public articles. Michael Biggs, a Professor in Sociology at Oxford, has published several articles which argue that “Lesbian communities are […] affected” by the transwomen, as “girls who are attracted to women and reject stereotypical femininity are […]

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Review- The Irishman

The excitement of going to see a Scorsese film in the cinema is unparalleled. He has made some of the greatest films ever made, so going to a new one I felt like I could be witnessing history in real time. And this film fascinates over the course of its three and a half hours. […]

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