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‘Herd Immunity’ approach backed by Oxford professor labelled as ‘fallacy’

Professor Sunetra Gupta of the Zoology department has had her proposal of herd immunity as a solution to the Covid-19 pandemic criticised by other leading scientists and student groups. Gupta co-wrote the ‘Great Barrington Declaration’ alongside Harvard’s Professor Martin Kulldorff and Stanford Fellow Jay Bhattacharya. The Declaration calls for the elderly and vulnerable to shield […]

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Students call for University action against ‘transphobic’ professors

Image description: Two people walking away from the camera, one wrapped in a trans pride flag. CW: Transphobia More than 500 students and alumni at Oxford have come together to sign an open letter condemning “two professors with a history of transphobia”. The letter expresses disappointment and distress over the controversial appointment of professors Selina […]

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Oxford back on Amber Alert as cases rise, University says students “understand their responsibility”

Oxford has been placed back on amber alert and is close to the threshold for local restrictions after a significant increase in coronavirus cases this week, and speaking to The Oxford Student today, the University assures that its students are “great citizens who understand their responsibility.”  The seven days to the 25th September saw 67 […]

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University congregation votes to abolish graduate application fee

The University Congregation has voted to abolish the Graduate Application Fee by 419-380 votes. The £75 application fee, which had been criticised as undermining access and diversity efforts by discriminating against those from low-income backgrounds, will be phased out by 2024-25. The vote was on the resolution: ‘To commit the University to the abolition of […]

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Measure in Love reviewed

Saturday 5th September saw Raise Your Voice Theatre Collective present an online night of musical theatre hits all for a good cause. Performed by the cast of St Catz Drama Society’s production of RENT – a sell-out run which took place in Hilary term earlier this year – the evening promised to showcase the very […]

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