Xenophobic ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech quoted at OULD debate

An Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA) member was removed from the Oxford University Liberal Democrat (OULD) drinking and debating event, Spirited Discussions,  on February 18th for reciting portions of Enoch Powell’s 1968 ‘Rivers of Blood’, historically viewed as a xenophobic and racist speech. The OUCA member was asked to leave the debate held by the society […]

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UCL bans all staff-student relationships- calls for it to happen at Oxford

As reported in a story published by the Guardian, University College London has become the first Russell Group university in the UK to ban intimate staff-student relationships. Across the United Kingdom, only two other universities have similar policies in place, Greenwich and Roehampton. In an article published by the BBC, it was mentioned that student […]

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When Greta came to Town

Greta Thunberg, world-famous climate activist, recently spent a day in Oxford with Malala Yousafzai. Yousafzai, currently a finalist reading PPE at Lady Margaret Hall, posted a photo on twitter of the pair with the caption,“She’s the only friend I’d skip school for.” The Oxford Student can reveal Thunberg made the trip to Oxford to visit […]

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Oxford ‘Stand Up To Racism’ holds vigil for victims of the far-right terror attack in Hanau

On Monday 24th February the Oxford branch of the pressure group ‘Stand Up To Racism’ held an evening vigil outside the Carfax Tower for the victims of the far-right terror attack in Hanau. Ten people were murdered in Shisha lounges in Hanau, Germany, on Wednesday 19th February.  The gunman responsible has been linked to right-wing […]

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Brookes favours private schools

Oxford Brookes admitted a greater proportion of privately educated students than Oxford, new figures show. The Higher Education Statistics Agency has published figures showing that Oxford Brookes admitted a greater proportion of students from private schools than most UK universities. This includes some highly selective institutions like the LSE. By a statiscians’ metric from Hesa, […]

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Oxford virtual reality company receives multi-million dollar grant

A start-up founded by an Oxford Professor of Psychiatry has received €11.9 million in funding to extend its operations into the USA and to continue expanding its current undertakings. Oxford VR, a company that seeks to offer virtual reality based therapy for psychological disorders, received the funding from a variety of venture capital firms, including […]

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‘Boycott Taylors!’ Students launch petition

Coalition Against Homelessness (CAH) launched a petition this week to boycott Oxford-based gourmet sandwich shop, Taylors. The petition encourages potential customers to cease purchasing goods from any Taylors’ stores. The boycott demands Taylors and other local businesses in Oxford to agree to five commitments. It follows an incident last summer in which the sandwich chain […]

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Careers Service: What’s your employer’s carbon footprint?

New initiative will inform students about their potential employer’s sustainability credentials A new Careers Service initiative has come into effect which gives Oxford students access to potential employers’ sustainability credentials. The scheme asks employers who wish to advertise vacancies on Careers Connect whether they acknowledge the existence of a climate crisis, what plans they have […]

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