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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A cup of coffee with Dr Clara Barker: trans scientist, prominent LGBT+ campaigner and recipient of the Points of Light award

Image Credit: Clara Barker Dr Clara Barker, my interviewee, is a material scientist at Oxford University. Entering the Material Science department, I see straightaway a poster on the doorway, highlighting LGBT+ visibility, and the receptionist wearing a rainbow striped lanyard.  After waiting a couple of minutes Clara comes to fetch me.  Walking down a twisted […]

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Rhodes Must Fall accuses university of “institutional neglect and indifference”

Supporters of the Rhodes Must Fall Oxford campaign gathered outside Oriel College at midday today to protest against institutionalised racism and the continued presence of the Cecil Rhodes statue. Around 40 protesters were present and called for increased representation of black students and black professors at the university, the “decolonisation” of the curriculum and an […]

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Oxford policymakers say yes to Living Wage

A University policymaking board has ruled in favour of supporting the Living Wage campaign. The University’s Personnel Committee, which is responsible for policymaking on the employment of all University staff, made the decision after a meeting last term.  Members of the board will now draft a paper to the University Planning and Resource Committee expressing […]

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