Exclusive interviews: charities to receive up to £10k each from RAG

Image Description: NHS staff hold “Thank you!” signs. CW: homelessness, eating disorders, drug addictions, mental health, death The Access Project, Homeless Oxfordshire, Oxford Hospitals Charity, and Beat will each be receiving up to £10,000 from Oxford Raise and Give (RAG). The four beneficiaries were chosen by students during the Oxford SU Annual Elections from a […]

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Measure in Love reviewed

Saturday 5th September saw Raise Your Voice Theatre Collective present an online night of musical theatre hits all for a good cause. Performed by the cast of St Catz Drama Society’s production of RENT – a sell-out run which took place in Hilary term earlier this year – the evening promised to showcase the very […]

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Big man, bigger mountain: one man’s odyssey to Africa’s greatest peak

Image credit: Chris 73/Wikimedia Commons. Description: Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s 3am. I’m stumbling uncontrollably. It’s dark, cold and I’m relying entirely on other people to show me where to go. No, I’m not drunk, I’m 5000m or so up the world’s tallest free-standing mountain.  Record Scratch.  I bet you’re wondering how I got here? Over a […]

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Volunteering for change: identifying responsible overseas charity work

Much has been published criticising the phenomenon of ‘voluntourism’, whereby individuals (often students) mix foreign holidays with voluntary work for NGOs. With social media littered with images of westerners hugging young African children, it is easy to appreciate why critics accuse voluntourism of trivialising poverty, treating it as a spectacle, rather than a complex issue […]

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