Petition calls for proper action “against racist and classist discrimination” from Oxford University

Image Description: Christ Church College, Oxford University  CW: Racism A group of Oxford University students have written an open letter and petition calling for “Oxford University to take action against racist and classist discrimination”. In light of the JCR Cake Representative Hustings at Christ Church and more recent behaviour by a former College Boat Club […]

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Students release petition protesting handling of Christ Church race controversy

A group of Oxford students have created a petition responding to racially insensitive events which occurred during a Christ Church College JCR hustings, and the subsequent official statement released by the College today. The petition aims to bring to light the mistreatment of a black student, Melanie Onovo, who spoke out against the events of […]

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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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