Why We Shouldn’t Reopen Schools

Image description: children learning in a classroom The closure of schools disproportionately affects the working class. Starved of appropriate funding for a decade, there is no way that state schools are able to provide the level of online teaching recommended. Even if they could provide this new format it works upon the assumption that all […]

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How to keep healthy and hydrated this Ramadan

One of the many joys of becoming a member of the Baha’i Faith is the opportunity I’ve had to experience the benefits of sunrise-to-sunset fasting. In addition to its spiritual benefits (allowing us to cultivate self-discipline, and to make more time for quiet meditation), fasting has been shown to contribute to physical good health. According […]

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Foodie fun at FitFest

On Saturday 21st April, the Oxford Academy opened its doors to FitFest, Oxfordshire’s largest fitness and wellness festival. The event featured a range of fitness classes, talks from wellbeing and motivational experts, and a range of cooking demos for healthy eating. Naturally, as a foodie, I was at the front of the audience for everything […]

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Subject drop-out statistics revealed

The Oxfordshire Guardian has reported that Oxford University drop-outs resulting from physical and mental health issues are the highest among English, law, and Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students. The findings were revealed through a recent investigation instigated via a Freedom of Information request by the Guardian. According to the report, 11% of all students […]

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Needs Help, Seriously

Last year was not great for the NHS. Between the Mid Staffordshire Trust Inquiry and managerial scandals at hospitals across the country, a fresh start is badly needed. Unfortunately, 2015 hasn’t offered this – instead 15 A&E departments have already declared ‘major incident’ status as they struggle to accommodate patient numbers. With the General Election […]

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