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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New Principal elected at St Edmund Hall

St Edmund Hall’s Governing Body today announced the election of their new Principal, Professor Katherine Willis. Willis has been the Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, south-west London, for the last 5 years. In this capacity, she oversaw over 370 scientists, the team’s research efforts and the garden’s collections. She was […]

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Mission Burrito off High St to close

Popular Mexican-themed restaurant Mission Burrito is to close its branch on Oxford’s King Edwards Street. Despite being a popular student destination and receiving 81% ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very Good’ level reviews on Tripadvisor, it has been revealed that the restaurant was operating at a loss and will consequently be shut down. The closure is thought to […]

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Gunfire at Westgate

Paradise and Castle street have been closed off by an ongoing police operation responding to a series of loud gunshots heard outside the Westgate Centre. Thames Valley Police has asked that people “please avoid the area”. At 5:21 PM they tweeted that: “Armed response officers are at a residential property in Paradise Square following a […]

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On Your Doorstep chair rejects prize

Alex Kumar, chair of the Oxford SU On Your Doorstep homelessness campaign, has rejected a nomination for the Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards. The awards “recognise students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in commitment to voluntary and charitable work, and social entrepreneurship”. In a Facebook post, he cited Vice-Chancellor Richardson’s defence of academic freedom for tutors […]

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Pro-Vice Chancellor defends graduate rent increase

Dr David Prout, Oxford University Pro-Vice Chancellor for Planning and Resources, on Thursday defended the university’s decision to raise graduate rent by 5.8% at an open meeting at Oxford SU. He was joined by Sarah Davies, the university’s Head of Finance, and Katie Scheinkonig, Head of Residential Accommodation. Together the trio stressed the importance of […]

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From Travesties to Triumphs

Switzerland is anything but a state of neutrality in Tom Stoppard’s Travesties, as art and war wrangle with each other to prove their significance, and revolutions of all kind loom over the lives of its intelligentsia. But is it the revolution of art or of the proletariat that will inhabit a more significant role in […]

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