All libraries save two to close to readers

Image description: Entrance to the Sackler Library In an email addressed to ‘Sackler Library Readers’, it was revealed that all Oxford libraries, apart from the Old Bodleian and Cairns, will be closed to readers. The email further states that resources such as Click and Collect and LibraryScan will remain available to students. The decision to […]

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Oxford SU lays out response to ‘safety net’ decision

Image Description: Students sitting collection exams in Balliol Hall. The Oxford Student Union laid out the steps it was taking to support students in relation to recent statements by the University at a meeting earlier today. At the meeting, the SU laid out their commitment to ‘strengthen the mitigating circumstances process’. This is to include […]

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Politics of the Pandemic: Covid-19 and Challenging Malaysian Narratives

Image description: The text ‘Perikatan Nasional’ in white, on a blue background, with a rip going through the middle of the picture. Political paradigms and narratives represent the different forms of worldview within any particular society. These are the underlying assumptions that permeate political discourse and guide political action, consciously or otherwise. Much of the […]

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‘Travel window’ and Mass-Testing for student return at Christmas

The government has told universities to allocate departure dates during a “student travel window” between 3rd and 9th December, with a mass-testing programme rolling out between 30th November and 6th December, in order to minimise the risk of students spreading Covid-19 to other parts of the country. Universities Minister Michelle Donelan, speaking on BBC Breakfast, […]

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Collage of OxCGRT Coders

‘Defending ourselves with Data’: The Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker

Image Description: Collage of some of the OxCGRT coders in a Zoom-like format.   COVID-19 has undoubtedly wreaked havoc upon the world as we know it, with not a single individual unaffected. From travel, work, uni, everyday activities, to even face-to-face interactions, so much of what was once familiar and ‘normal’ has been taken away from […]

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