Affordable Housing absent from Magdalen planning applications despite local concerns

An investigation has revealed that in 2018, Magdalen College obtained planning permission for a housing development that did not include affordable housing. The site was sold in January 2020, but the current plans are those submitted by the College. Developments of this scale usually require a certain number of ‘affordable homes’, but Magdalen was able […]

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Magdalen library moves to a marquee

From this Friday students and fellows at Magdalen College will not be allowed into the college’s New Library while it undergoes an 18-month redevelopment.  The college has put up a makeshift marquee in St Swithun’s Quad, which will serve as the acting library until the redevelopment is finished.   The redevelopment of the New Library has […]

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Magdalen resigned to Commem cancellation

Magdalen College has announced it will not play host to a Commemoration Ball in 2015. Fabian Apel, JCR President, informed students the reasons for the cancellation in an e-mail addressed to the JCR. In his message, Apel stated: “The selection panel received an insufficient number of applications at the closing of the original deadline. After […]

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Magdalen VP criticised for email

The outgoing Magdalen JCR Vice President, Jamie Miles, has been criticised for a recent email sent to members of the JCR. The email, which addressed issues of bullying and harassment within college, included a link to an image of a wrist showing evidence of self-harm. He has since sent an email apologising for the graphic […]

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M’aidez

The first of May offers much to look forward to in Oxford, and the celebrations should fit seamlessly into your schedule. The tradition of staying awake all night should be no problem for most students with a looming essay deadline, and, having finished that nocturnal disappointment, the desire for a drink is entirely natural. Thankfully, […]

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Does Spelling Matter?

In light of the recent publication Does Spelling Matter? by Magdalen College English professor Simon Horobin, The Oxford Student thought we’d have a go at answering that question ourselves. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of the article. YES: Many of us will agree with James J. Kilpatrick that […]

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