City Council launches #WeAreOxford campaign

Image Description: A person standing on the steps of the Bodleian.  Oxford City Council is launching a new community campaign called #WeAreOxford with grants of up to £5,000 available for projects that seek to promote cross-community relationships. Although the project was initially launched in January 2020 to “help build stronger communities post-Brexit”, the scope of […]

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Oxford SU votes for boycott of NSS

On Wednesday the 16th of January the Oxford Student Council had its first meeting of Hilary term. In it the Student Council voted to renew its recommendation to boycott the National Student Survey (NSS). Making his case for the boycott the proposer of the motion, Alex Kumar, warns that this seemingly innocuous survey is intended […]

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Certificate of Honour awarded to nine volunteers for their services to others in the community

On Tuesday 8 May, Councillor Jean Fooks, Lord Mayor of Oxford, presented the 2018 Certificates of Honour at the Oxford Town Hall. Nine volunteers were recognised for their “dedication and exceptional service to others in a local community in Oxford”. The Certificate of Honour is awarded to exceptional individuals who do voluntary work in Oxford. […]

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Fury as councillors insult LGBTQ community and the homeless

Two Oxford councillors have come under heavy fire this week for comments insulting the LGBTQ community and the homeless. John Tanner, Labour Councillor for Littlemore, branded Oxford’s homeless “a disgrace”, while Julia Gasper, a parish councillor currently affiliated with the English Democrats and previously UKIP, posted a picture of Jimmy Savile to commemorate LGBTQ History […]

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Wadham responds to temporary Iffley homeless shelter: college is “making every effort”

Students, residents and local homeless people gathered this morning to hang a banner reading “People need homes, empty spaces need people” on the old VW garage on Iffley Road. The move accompanies a new petition urging the building’s owners, Wadham College, to assist the city’s homeless. Wadham responded, stating that it is “investigating the ramifications […]

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Oxford transport links set for overhaul

Students travelling to and from their colleges in Oxford will have their routes altered as Oxford City Council prepares to make changes to the city’s transport network in the coming months and years. Railway infrastructure, city bus routes, and park-and-ride facilities are all set to undergo processes of transformation. Following the opening of the new […]

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