University prepares to relaunch anti-trashing ‘What a Waste’ campaign

Image Description: The aftermath of trashing on Merton Street in Oxford, which has been covered in confetti. An upcoming campaign organised by Oxford University will highlight the risks and damages presented by post-exam trashing in an effort to “[encourage] students to act responsibly after their exams,” according to a University press release. The campaign, entitled […]

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Oxford University Professor shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize

The shortlist for the Wolfson History Prize 2019 was announced today with Oxford University Professor John Blair  one of the shortlisted authors. The prize celebrates the best historical non-fiction books in the UK. Blair’s work, Building Anglo-Saxon England, is a radical reinterpretation of the Anglo-Saxon world that draws on recent archaeological discoveries to reveal the […]

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Oxford professor describes use of hormone blockers on transgender children as “an unregulated live experiment”

TW: Transphobia Carl Heneghan, director of the Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford, has criticised the use of hormone blockers at the Gender Identity Development Service Clinic at the Tavistock Centre in London. The professor, who is a fellow of Kellogg College, told The Times, that “Given paucity of evidence, the off-label use of drugs […]

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Oxford to review Sultan of Brunei’s honorary degree after fury over anti-LGBT law

The University has announced it will be reviewing the Sultan of Brunei’s honorary degree as an international backlash grows against the country’s anti-LGBT laws. This follows a petition calling on the University to rescind his honorary degree, which has now received over 55,000 signatures. Earlier in the week the University resisted initial calls and said […]

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Fundraiser set up to make Plush accessible

A fundraiser has been set up to make Plush, the only LGBTQ+ club in Oxford, accessible. The fundraiser aims at installing a wheelchair lift, to make it fully accessible for wheelchair users. There have been concerns that this would mean disabled people having to pay for their own accessibility. However, it has been raised that, […]

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Google appoints Oxford professor as a member of ATEAC

Google has appointed Luciano Floridi, Oxford Internet Institute’s Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, as a member of their new Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC), which will function to ensure the responsible development of artificial intelligence. Floridi has stated that he is “deeply engaged with emerging policy initiatives on the socio-ethical value and […]

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Oxford student allegedly expelled from University talk on female equality for bringing toddler

Ania Kordala, a student at Green Templeton, was allegedly asked to leave a talk on “Women and leadership – fighting for an equal world” for bringing her toddler. The talk was given by former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard at the Sheldonian Theatre on Tuesday 26 March. Gillard was the first female Australian prime minister […]

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OULC expresses solidarity with Labour’s Jewish affiliate

The Oxford University Labour Club has released a statement expressing dissatisfaction with the Labour Party’s decision to replace the provider of its antisemitism awareness training. The training was formerly provided by the Jewish Labour Movement. JLM has responded with criticism to reports that the Party have commissioned Birkbeck University to become the new provider of […]

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