Worcester College launches new ‘In-College Rep’ Scheme

A new morale-boosting scheme for students who are social distancing at the University has officially launched, as Worcester College is the first to recruit its own ‘In-College Rep’. Beth Chamberlain, a student who is currently in University residence, has filled the ‘In-College Rep’ post at Worcester College. Speaking to The Oxford Student, Chambarlain emphasised that […]

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Jesus JCR votes for Divestment

On 1st May, Jesus JCR voted 56:1 in favour of a ‘Divestment From Fossil Fuels Motion’. This follows a similar resolution in relation to the central University’s finances last month. ‘Divestment’ is when investors withdraw from companies, in this case, those involved in the production of fossil fuels. Divestment, according to the Motion’s proposer, Seren […]

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The YHA, where some formerly homeless people are being housed.

Oxford University joins City Council effort to house rough sleepers

The Saïd Business School, University College, and Pembroke College, alongside commercial hotels, are partnering with the Oxford City Council to free up 121 rooms to house rough sleepers. In late March, the government told councils it was “imperative” to house rough sleepers. Residents of shelters including O’Hanlon House and the recently opened Floyds Row had […]

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Students join forces to create ‘The Oxford Minecraft Project’

Students from a number of colleges have come together to construct different Oxford environments in Minecraft, establishing a virtual community that is expanding by the day. The project was officially launched following The Oxford Student’s publication of Worcester College’s re-creation in Minecraft, spearheaded by second-year students Luke Rickard and Jordan Grinyer. Their efforts were mirrored […]

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St Hilda’s Criticised for Multi-Faith Room Decision – Students Speak Out

A writer for The Daily Telegraph has stated that the decision by St Hilda’s college to replace their chapel with a multi-faith room reflects ‘a victory for soulless neutrality’, whilst the Reverend Canon Brian Mountford, chaplain for St Hilda’s, also commented on multi-faith rooms as being ‘bland’ and ‘soulless’. After consultation from the JCR, MCR, […]

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