Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

Image description: a picture of the Transgender Day of Remembrance memorial constructed by students bearing the names of those who have died at the hands of anti-trans violence.  CW: transphobia, mentions of violence and abuse.  People from across Oxford gathered at the Radcliffe Camera on Saturday 20th November to take part in a vigil in remembrance of transgender […]

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Linacre College receives <£150m donation with hopes to rename to Thao College

Image description: Linacre College quad, buildings, and trees Linacre College will ask permission to change its name to Thao College after the SOVICO group signed a memorandum of understanding that it would give £155m to the college. The postgraduate college previously had endowments of £17.7m and have said this will have a “transformative” effect on […]

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Oxford University’s honorary degree recipients include Hillary Clinton amongst others

Image description: Line of members of the university in scholars gowns including the recipients of the honorary degrees in the Bodleian quad Hillary Clinton is amongst seven other notable women to receive honorary degrees from Oxford in this year’s Encaenia ceremony which took place this morning at the Sheldonian Theatre. Secretary Clinton is being honoured […]

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Oxford launch ground-breaking research into vaccinating teenagers

Image Description: generic spikey virus (red with green spikes) on grey-blue background Oxford University has launched research into the effect of various second vaccine doses on 12 to 16 year olds. The Chief Investigator, Professor Matthew Snape, said it “will provide vital information on the range of options for immunising teenagers against COVID-19 in the […]

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Prince Charles visits Oxford

Image Description: Prince Charles joins EU leaders at Low Carbon Prosperity Summit. On the 8th of June, Tuesday, the Prince of Wales visited Somerville College as it celebrates its 140th anniversary and marks 100 years of Oxford degrees for women. Prince Charles was greeted on arrival by Somerville’s Principal, Baroness Janet Royall. Baroness Royall accompanied […]

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Oxford student wins University Parks County council division

Image Description: University Parks Michael O’Connor, a 1st year BPhil student at Balliol College, has been elected as Labour Councillor for the University Parks ward in the Oxfordshire County Council elections that took place on 6th May 2021. University Parks is a central Oxford division, covering the majority of Oxford University Colleges and some residential […]

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EAS reports 1 positive test this week

Image Description: A cartoon image of a health practitioner administering a COVID-19 test. The University of Oxford’s in-house testing service, the Early Alert Service, has recorded just one positive case out of 55 tests for the week 20th-26th March. This amounts to a positivity rate of 1.8%.  Each Monday the Early Alert Service’s test results […]

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