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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Oxford University is the City’s Single Biggest Polluter

The city council has revealed that 80% of Oxford’s emissions comes from buildings, with the University being the biggest contributor. The findings came from the council’s Climate Emergency Strategy Support report, released in September 2019. Among the buildings sector, the institutional buildings sub-sector is responsible for over 25% of the city’s total emissions. This is […]

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