Sixty nine women face eviction after Oxford Uni buys shared accommodation

Image Credit: Tejvan Pettinger Almost 70 women stand to be evicted this Christmas from shared accommodation as a result of Oxford University’s purchase of the building to serve as future graduate accommodation. The property, which is currently Oxford’s only all-female shared housing accommodation, is being sold by Catalyst Housing Group, a charity based in London […]

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Oxford Union President accused of “blatant nepotism”

Committee members of the Oxford Union have accused the current President, Stephen Horvath of “blatant nepotism” following his decision to allow Minal Haq, an ex-Standing committee member, to have a paper speech during this week’s Thursday debate. Haq is scheduled to be speaking against the motion, “This House Believes that Retributive Justice is Obsolete”, alongside […]

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Transphobic tweets linked to Oxford sociology professor

Image Credit: Tom Gould. Description: St Cross College. Please note that this article contains explicit discussion of transphobic statements and images. Professor of Sociology and Fellow of St Cross College Michael Biggs has been posting transphobic statements online under the Twitter handle @MrHenryWimbush, The Oxford Student can reveal. The Twitter account, named Henry Wimbush and […]

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OUCA meeting ends in turmoil over vote to ban Bullingdon Club

Image Credit: Brigade Piron In dramatic scenes at Wednesday night’s council meeting of the Oxford University Conservative Association, members attempted to resist President Ben Etty’s efforts to ban members of the Bullingdon Club from OUCA committee elections. Ordinary business passed without affair until ex-President Alex Bruce proposed a Standing Order amendment to ban the Bullingdon Club […]

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“Admissions practices not nearly as bad as they are painted out to be”, says Vice-Chancellor

Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, appeared as a panellist during today’s event at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. The event was titled “Confronting Illiberalism: The Role of the Media, Civil Society and Universities” and included three panel discussions, one on which the focus was on how universities can face the challenges of illiberalism. […]

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