Jessica Searle, Merton Gender Equality rep, on gender inequality at Oxford

Image description: Jessica Searle, Merton Gender Equality rep  Jessica Searle is a 2nd year Mertonian studying Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. She was voted Gender Equality Representative by the JCR, a role made especially interesting by Merton celebrating 40 years since women were introduced into the college. Speaking to Jessica about what her role includes and […]

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Senior Proctor’s celebratory “Selfie”

Merton Fellow Dr Kate Blackmon yesterday celebrated being made Senior Proctor of Oxford University with a “selfie”. The photo captures her predecessor Professor Jonathan Mallinson of Trinity College, along with the Warden, Sir Martin Taylor, and the University Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Hamilton. Dr Blackmon is Merton’s first ever female Proctor. Her admission also coincides with the college’s […]

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Merton non-collections

A number of Merton students arrived to sit collections last week to find no exam or, in some cases, the wrong paper. The collections were due to be taken on Thursday of 0th week, but some papers did not arrive due to a misunderstanding between College and external tutors. Tom Dyer, a second-year studying Classics […]

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Timeless tradition to close Merton

Merton’s effort to preserve the space time continuum in their annual “Time Ceremony” this weekend has been deemed a success. Students at the college spent an hour walking backwards around the historic Fellows’ Quad while the clocks went back on Saturday night, whilst dressed in full sub fusc. According to experts at the college, to […]

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Twin tortoise trauma for Corpus and Wadham

Oxford was rocked with two stories of tortoise woe this week after it was announced that one College’s mascot had passed away, while another’s has gone missing. Wadham’s tortoise, Theo, was reported to have left his companion, Archie, and broken out of his enclosure by burrowing under the wire. However, Wadham tortoise officer Joe Williamson was […]

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