Fresh faced Blues chase Varsity success

Last year, Oxford completed their first clean sweep of the Varsity cricket matches. Ruthless in the Twenty20; controlling at Lords; unrelenting throughout the 4-days at The Parks; this was a unique dominance – hallmarked by adaptability. And yet, remarkably, this year feels more unpredictable than ever. It is not the first time that the feat […]

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The Oxford Revue and ‘Friends’: A Review

Oxford, Cambridge, Durham: an alliance (or rivalry) for the ages. Although the title of the evening was ‘The Oxford Revue and Friends’, the rivalry and tension between each university’s comedic troupes were clear in this one-off performance at the Playhouse.  With three great groups determined to out-perform each other, all while emceed by a professional […]

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Oxford receives more applications than Cambridge again

Oxford has continued to receive more undergraduate applicants than Cambridge this year, 15% more than its long time rival. Although some have attributed this to Oxford’s attempts to improve student access from less privileged backgrounds others have also cited Cambridge’s tougher A-level grade requirements. Record numbers of teenagers have applied to both institutions this year, […]

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Womens’ varsity football 2016

Tina Gough’s early goal proved enough to earn Oxford a deserved 1-0 victory over Cambridge in the 31st women’s varsity football match. After a series of tense opening exchanges, Cambridge had Savage put clean through on goal only for Blues goalkeeper May Martin to snaffle the ball at the striker’s feet; rather than offering the […]

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OxStu’s Varsity weekend round up

In an exciting, explosive weekend of Varsity sport, results were mixed, with Oxford celebrating glorious victories and lamenting the closest of defeats alike. Whilst the Blues women successfully ground out an impressive win in the 31st football varsity competition, the seconds suffered the agony of losing 3-2 after sudden death in a penalty shootout that […]

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