Oxford to review Sultan of Brunei’s honorary degree after fury over anti-LGBT law

The University has announced it will be reviewing the Sultan of Brunei’s honorary degree as an international backlash grows against the country’s anti-LGBT laws. This follows a petition calling on the University to rescind his honorary degree, which has now received over 55,000 signatures. Earlier in the week the University resisted initial calls and said […]

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Oxford student allegedly expelled from University talk on female equality for bringing toddler

Ania Kordala, a student at Green Templeton, was allegedly asked to leave a talk on “Women and leadership – fighting for an equal world” for bringing her toddler. The talk was given by former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard at the Sheldonian Theatre on Tuesday 26 March. Gillard was the first female Australian prime minister […]

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Petition launched to remove law professor for “discriminatory” comments

A petition to remove Emeritus Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy John Finnis from teaching has attracted three hundred and fifty signatures in five days. Finnis has been accused of having “a long record of extremely discriminatory views against many groups of disadvantaged people”, including the LGBTQ community. Finnis co-teaches a series of seminars for […]

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Colonialism was not good for the colonised, and those who think so must be challenged.

It has recently emerged that early in 2018, Professor Nigel Biggar of Oxford University hosted a private, invite-only conference to discuss the legacies of colonialism. Professor Biggar first sparked widespread controversy when, in 2017, he defended a controversial article by American professor Bruce Gilley, entitled ‘The Case for Colonialism’, which explored the positive case for colonialism, […]

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Oxford Labour Club condemns Chris Williamson MP for anti-semitism

Oxford University Labour Club has signed a letter of condemnation against Chris Williamson. The letter comes following a row on antisemitism, Chris Williamson’s previous support for alleged anti-semites. The letter reads: “Today Chris Williamson’s actions have again shown a complete lack of respect for the Jewish community. He repeatedly platforms and supports antisemites and takes […]

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Tinbergen building to be demolished

Oxford University has announced that the Tinbergen building is to be demolished and replaced with new state-of-the-art facilities. Tinbergen was abandoned in February 2017 after absestos was discovered in the building and has been empty ever since. The new centre will house the Departments of Experimental Psychology, Plant Sciences and Zoology which were once hosted […]

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Students protest Oxford investments

Image Credit: Oxford Climate Justice Campaign The Oxford Climate Justice Campaign marched in protest on Wednesday for a “divested, disarmed and decolonized university”. The protest, which will take place on the National Day of Action on Divestment, will start at 12pm at Pembroke College. Protesters will then march to Exeter and New College.  According to […]

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Late building, fire, break-in, faulty fire alarm: problems beset new Chemistry labs

Image Credit: jarmoluk Difficulties have plagued the opening of the Oxford University Chemistry Department’s new teaching labs which were supposed to be fully functional by the time students arrived at the beginning of Michaelmas.  These problems include the late delivery of the building in addition to a “small fire and break-in”, The Oxford Student can […]

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Sixty nine women face eviction after Oxford Uni buys shared accommodation

Image Credit: Tejvan Pettinger Almost 70 women stand to be evicted this Christmas from shared accommodation as a result of Oxford University’s purchase of the building to serve as future graduate accommodation. The property, which is currently Oxford’s only all-female shared housing accommodation, is being sold by Catalyst Housing Group, a charity based in London […]

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