In defence of academic liberty

A Student Council motion recently passed arguing that the current legal definition of what constitutes ‘hate speech’ is not enough. While the motion has good intentions, it is severely flawed and strikes in the wrong direction. The resolution sought to push for university policy to also prohibit hate speech regarding gender identity, socio-economic status, and […]

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Remove “hateful material” from mandatory teaching, says SU council

A motion which mandates the Oxford University Student Union (SU) to condemn the use of “hateful material” in mandatory teaching was passed in Student Council this Thursday. The motion also resolves to create a new SU Policy, entitled “Protection of Transgender, Non-binary, Disabled, Working-class, and Women* Students from Hatred in University Contexts”. Named the ‘Academic […]

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World’s largest vaccine maker collaborating with Oxford to produce 40 million doses

The World’s largest producer of vaccines will mass-produce the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford scientists.  The Serum Institute of India, based in Pune, currently produces 1.5 billion vaccine doses a year. They target a wide range of diseases. They will mass-produce the vaccine currently being trialled by the Jenner Institute and the Oxford Vaccine Group. […]

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University announced new restrictions amid coronavirus lockdown

The University said on Tuesday that non-essential members of staff must work remotely and all UK-domiciled undergraduate students must return home absent exceptional circumstances. This was in response to Boris Johnson’s announcement of strict nationwide measures to curb the spread of coronavirus. The fresh restrictions come as COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus […]

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Back from the dead: The Oxford Archaeological Society

Joshua Boddington discusses the revival of the Oxford Archaeological society. Bringing things back to life is what archaeologists do. Not in the literal sense, but we make history tangible again through talks, exhibits, fieldwork, museums etc. In 2019, the Oxford University’s Archaeological Society turned 100 years old. We make history tangible again through talks, exhibits, […]

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Only 3% of Oxford’s state school offers go to ‘markedly below average’ schools

The Oxford Student can report that, out of all state school offers to Oxford between 2016 and 2018 surveyed by Progress 8 (a government performance measure which examines England’s state schools), about 74% of offer holders attended state schools considered ‘markedly above average’: only 30% of schools measured fall into this category. In addition to this, […]

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