St Hugh’s regrets failing to take appropriate action against sexual harassment

An independent inquiry, commissioned by St. Hugh’s College, revealed the College has failed to take appropriate action over the misconduct of a former fellow. The inquiry was commissioned after two former students accused their tutor Prof. David Robertson of sexual harassment. Following the investigation, members of the College’s governing body expressed “profound sorrow” at the […]

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Oxford professor describes use of hormone blockers on transgender children as “an unregulated live experiment”

TW: Transphobia Carl Heneghan, director of the Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford, has criticised the use of hormone blockers at the Gender Identity Development Service Clinic at the Tavistock Centre in London. The professor, who is a fellow of Kellogg College, told The Times, that “Given paucity of evidence, the off-label use of drugs […]

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Donor backlash as St John’s embarks on a project to explore its colonial past

According to sources of The Telegraph, the President of St John’s College, Professor Maggie Snowing, is facing criticism from donors for supporting attempts to explore the college’s colonial past.  Benefactors of the college are thought to have threatened to withhold donations over the issue. The backlash has followed a job advert posted by the college […]

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Corpus JCR calls on Vice-Chancellor to “reconsider” plans for new college

Corpus Christi JCR has published an open letter calling on Louise Richardson, Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor, and Professor Lionel Tarrassenkothe, the provisional Head of House, to stop the establishment of the proposed new postgraduate college, provisionally named ‘Parks College’. The JCR’s open letter criticised the development of the new college for showing  “a shocking disregard for the […]

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Revealed: London has four times as many college outreach links as the North West

A wide regional disparity exists between college outreach links in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, The Oxford Student can reveal. Whilst there are 20 colleges that have links to areas within London, other regions have significantly fewer college outreach programmes with just four colleges having associations with the North West. Using data from the Office of […]

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