Disarm Oxford Rebrands University Departments to Protest Against Arms Trade Links

Image Description: The sign of the Physics Department rebranded with a cardboard sign as “Department of Nuclear Weapons -> Destruction” (left) and The sign of the Mathematical Institute rebranded as “US Army Corp Training Unit” (right) Members of the student and alumni campaign Disarm Oxford on Monday created parody department signage to raise awareness about […]

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Oxford SU Council votes in support of waiving residency requirements for Hilary 2021

Image Description: An aerial view of Radcliffe Square  The SU Council has voted in favour of a motion in supporting demands from students that the University should waive its residency requirements for the foreseeable future. However, the University stands by its stance that it will not lift residency requirements in Hilary term, citing “the educational […]

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Oxford’s food banks and restaurants offer free and subsidised meals for children this half-term

Image description: children’s school meal on a tray, including potatoes, beans, stewed vegetables, salad, Ryvita, and squash. In response to the government’s failure to extend the free school meals plan, Oxfordshire restaurants and small businesses have offered their own schemes. The free school meals plan would have provided 1.4 million disadvantaged children with £15-pound-a-week food […]

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Oxford back on Amber Alert as cases rise, University says students “understand their responsibility”

Oxford has been placed back on amber alert and is close to the threshold for local restrictions after a significant increase in coronavirus cases this week, and speaking to The Oxford Student today, the University assures that its students are “great citizens who understand their responsibility.”  The seven days to the 25th September saw 67 […]

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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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