Oxford colleges not unanimously against pension reform

Six colleges, of which only Hertford and Pembroke are currently named, justified pension reform on the basis of wanting ‘less risk’, seen through their responses to a Universities UK (UUK) survey. This follows considerable student protest in Oxford to counter the government’s proposed changes to pensions, which contributed the the University’s eventual u-turn on the […]

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Everything but the kitchen sink

Linda Nochlin, in her 1988 book Women, Art and Power and Other Essays, asks, “Why are there no great female artists?” The answer is that we are looking in the wrong places. Rather than unearthing unappreciated women artists from history, or rediscovering forgotten female painters, “ the question involves shifting the ground slightly and asserting, as some contemporary […]

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Harassment case of dead student “not taken seriously”

Oxford University students have published an open letter to senior University figures criticising their response to harassment allegations surrounding the death of student Charlotte Coursier. Coursier, a postgraduate philosophy student at Teddy Hall, tragically committed suicide in June last year after a split with her boyfriend. The subsequent inquest also heard claims of her ongoing […]

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Dictatorship established at Pembroke

The outgoing Pembroke JCR President, David White, has been installed  as its permanent “Glorious Leader”  following a constitutional amendment. Following the vote last Sunday, White now has absolute authority to overrule any decision made by the Committee or the JCR as a whole. The motion, proposed by Lawrie Elsdon-Dew, noted: “David White, with his calm […]

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