Affordable Housing absent from Magdalen planning applications despite local concerns

An investigation has revealed that in 2018, Magdalen College obtained planning permission for a housing development that did not include affordable housing. The site was sold in January 2020, but the current plans are those submitted by the College. Developments of this scale usually require a certain number of ‘affordable homes’, but Magdalen was able […]

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Black Lives Matter protest held in Oxford

Image description: Protestors in South Park A socially-distanced peaceful protest organised by ‘Black Lives Matter Oxford’ took place on the afternoon of Wednesday 3rd June, attracting hundreds of demonstrators to South Park, Oxford. The socially-distanced demonstration was originally planned to go forward in Bonn Square, but as demand increased in the days before the event, […]

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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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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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‘Crude Divisive Dangerous’: Oxford XR responds to counter-terrorism document

Extinction Rebellion (XR), the global climate activist group, has had its hour-glass logo listed on a UK counter-terrorism document alongside the logos of neo-Nazis and white supremacist groups. The leaked police document, which contains a list of signs, symbols, and tattoos, was distributed to medical staff and teachers as part of anti-extremism briefings. The document […]

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