Happiness and Misery: In Conversation with The Leisure Society’s Nick Hemming

(Image: The Leisure Society playing in London) Ahead of their gig at The Bullingdon on 20th September, I caught up with The Leisure Society’s frontman Nick Hemming to discuss their latest album, Arrivals and Departures, his biggest influences, and the creative process that shapes his songwriting. Currently on the second leg of their biggest tour, […]

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“Nepotism is not a substitute for friendship”: Union Access Officer resigns amid controversial appointments

An Oxford Union Access Officer, Beth Chamberlain, resigned her position on 12 July, condemning the society as “full of pseudo-politicos and sycophants” and having been left feeling “abused and taken advantage of” by colleagues and friends on committee in her letter of resignation, obtained by The Oxford Student. To read her full letter, click here. In […]

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Hertford student creates fundraiser to help pay £1000 college fine following house party

Hertford College has fined ten students £100 each for hosting a party in a designated college “quiet house,” leading one resident of the house to set up an online fundraiser seeking contributions. On Wednesday 29th May, junior deans shut down the party at 11:30pm after neighbours called to make noise complaints. According to Hertford, neighbours […]

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Two RISE slate officers found guilty of electoral malpractice

An Oxford Union election tribunal has found two candidates in the society’s elections guilty of electoral malpractice. The ‘Rise’ slate’s candidates for Secretary; Lee Chin Wee, and its intended candidate for Librarian; Ayman D’Souza, who had seemingly by accident nominated for Treasurer, were found guilty of hindering the duties of the Returning Officer and communicating […]

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Oxford students express solidarity with Hong Kong protestors

Oxford University students and staff, many having connections with Hong Kong, gathered outside the Radcliffe Camera on Thursday evening in a silent protest against the recent political turmoil in the special administrative region, particularly the passage of the Extradition Law Amendment Bill and the ensuing protests. After convening outside the front entrance of the Radcliffe […]

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