Petition calls for proper action “against racist and classist discrimination” from Oxford University

Image Description: Christ Church College, Oxford University  CW: Racism A group of Oxford University students have written an open letter and petition calling for “Oxford University to take action against racist and classist discrimination”. In light of the JCR Cake Representative Hustings at Christ Church and more recent behaviour by a former College Boat Club […]

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OULC open letter: Oxford must continue lecture recordings for disabled students

Image description: OULC logo on top of an illustration of a student looking onto a lecture theatre portrayed as a glass box Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) have written and circulated an “Open Letter on the Provision of Lecture Recordings for Disabled Students”, written by their disabilities representative. The open letter (signable here), posted on […]

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ACS release open letter condemning university’s approach to black students

Image description: logo of The Oxford ACS The Oxford African and Caribbean Society (ACS) has released a letter to the University “voicing student concerns about racism, welfare and complaints and disciplinary procedures”. The Oxford ACS, alongside the University of Oxford JCR Presidents’ committee, as well as MCR presidents, write that this statement is following current […]

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Open letter published concerning University Sexual Violence and Harassment Support Service

Image description: High Street in Central Oxford Speak Out Oxford and Oxford SU It Happens Here (IHH) have published an open letter to the Vice-Chancellor Louise Richardson, voicing concerns surrounding the University Sexual Violence and Harassment Support Service. The letter has been circulated mainly via JCR pages, with there also being a motion template for […]

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Societies, academics and students condemn Schwarzman donation

An open letter condemning the university’s decision to accept a £150 million grant from Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chair-man of multinational investment firm Blackstone, has attracted nearly a hundred signatures from numerous Oxford stakeholders. The university has accepted the do-nation in order to fund the building of a new “Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities”. […]

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Corpus JCR calls on Vice-Chancellor to “reconsider” plans for new college

Corpus Christi JCR has published an open letter calling on Louise Richardson, Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor, and Professor Lionel Tarrassenkothe, the provisional Head of House, to stop the establishment of the proposed new postgraduate college, provisionally named ‘Parks College’. The JCR’s open letter criticised the development of the new college for showing  “a shocking disregard for the […]

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Oxford alumnus slams University in open letter to Vice Chancellor

An alumnus of Oxford University has published an open letter to the Vice Chancellor of the University, Louise Richardson, fiercely criticising the University’s past cooperation with, and acceptance of philanthropy from, controversial Russian oligarchs such as Len Blavatnik and Mikhail Fridman, with the former’s firm Amediateka implicated for links to offshore businesses in the Panama […]

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