Brasenose JCR declares war on Wadham

Image Credit: Godot13 (CC BY-SA 4.0) Members of Brasenose JCR moved to officially declare war against Wadham College this week, following building animosity over the college’s shock Veggie Pledge win. The JCR noted that “the real treasure was not the victory, but the enemies we made along the way”, and “we haven’t had a good […]

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Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Brasenose presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, a transfixing production of Shakespeare’s most magical tale, staged in the beautiful New Quad for the college’s annual Arts Week. The performance has an airy touch, and a sense of genuine enjoyment underlies the play through the boundless energy of some astoundingly good actors, who shift seamlessly from scene […]

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Guardian article attacks Cameron’s College, but does “disservice” to state school applicants

A Guardian article published this Thursday ran under the headline: “David Cameron’s Oxford college admits fewest state school applicants”, in a move described by a former Brasenose JCR President and others as a “hatchet job”, “the politics of despair”, and “the worst use of statistics ever”. The article began by drawing readers’ attention to the […]

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Brasenose, bugs and the BBC

A postgraduate Biology student at Brasenose has recently made an appearance on BBC One’s The One Show. Chris Jeffs, who is currently studying for a PhD at Brasenose, spoke to presenter George McGavin about how parasitic wasps could help protect crops from dangerous Aphids. Jeffs said: “They’re really important in natural communities and also particularly […]

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Student in Mandela remark row accused of copyright law abuse

An Oxford undergraduate is embroiled in a legal dispute with a leading political blog over the use of his Facebook status. Jeff Vinall, second-year law student at Brasenose and former Director of Communications for the Oxford University Conservative Association, posted a controversial Facebook status about Nelson Mandela. Political Scrapbook, which describes itself as ‘Britain’s leading […]

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Brasenose Claim Victory at Polo Cuppers

The sun made a timely appearance last weekend to complete an idyllic summer scene at Cuppers including picnics, Pimm’s, and plenty of polo! With 6 colleges competing, spirits were high and support was out in force. Play kicked off in style with a nail-bitingly close call between St Peter’s and a Hertford-St Cross alliance. Imposing […]

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