1,000 people join in the second Youth Strike in Oxford as protests across the globe gain momentum

Friday 15th March saw the second Youth Strike 4 Climate with thousands of children missing school in a rally to force action on climate change policy. The Youth Strike in Oxford was held in Bonn Square and is part of the wider #FridaysForFuture movement, initiated by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, now nominated for the […]

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Oxford Labour Club condemns Chris Williamson MP for anti-semitism

Oxford University Labour Club has signed a letter of condemnation against Chris Williamson. The letter comes following a row on antisemitism, Chris Williamson’s previous support for alleged anti-semites. The letter reads: “Today Chris Williamson’s actions have again shown a complete lack of respect for the Jewish community. He repeatedly platforms and supports antisemites and takes […]

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The Westminster School, London, averages 70-80 Oxbridge places for its students per year.

Eight top schools get as many Oxbridge places as the next 2894 UK state schools combined, according to Sutton Trust report

Image credit: Cmglee. Description: the Westminster School, London, the students of which get 70-80 Oxbridge places per year. Eight top schools have as many Oxbridge admissions as the next 2894 UK schools combined, according to a new report by the Sutton Trust. The Trust suggests that little has changed regarding access to opportunity at Oxbridge […]

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Cambridge beats Oxford in the Times 2019 League table

Image Credit: Photo © Jonathan Billinger (cc-by-sa/2.0) The University of Cambridge tops The Sunday Times Good University Guide published today. This marks the sixth year that Cambridge has been ranked as the leading university in the UK, while Oxford has again placed second. The rankings rate UK universities based on nine performance measures, including student satisfaction with […]

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Varsity Line re-opening becomes closer

Image Credit: Dtcdthingy (CC BY-SA 3.0) Plans for the next stage of the re-opening of the Oxford to Cambridge Varsity line have been submitted to the Government. The line, more formally known as the East-West rail scheme, is scheduled to open fully in the mid 2020s, replacing its former incarnation which closed in the 1960s. […]

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Oxbridge colleges have a combined wealth of £21 billion

The Guardian has reported that Oxford and Cambridge university colleges hold a combined £21billion in wealth. This figure was calculated using a combination of freedom of information requests and audited accounts, to uncover the wealth distributed amongst estates, endowments, investments and other assets held by the nearly 70 colleges and institutions that comprise Oxbridge.   […]

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London ranked best city for students

The QS University Rankings have ranked London the best city in the world for students, beating thirty other major global cities such as Montreal, Paris and New York. It is, however, unclear as to whether this will continue to be the case in upcoming years. The International Student Survey, based on 67,000 prospective applicants, warned […]

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