Union in civil war over Steve Bannon

Image Credit: Tom Gould Oxford Union President Stephen Horvath’s decision to host former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon on Friday of 6th week has continued to cause fallout within the society and across the University.  Last week, The Oxford Student reported on the heated Emergency Meeting called by Union Secretary Nick Brown, in which […]

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Polls open for OUSU elections

Voting has opened in the OUSU elections for 2017/18, following a fortnight of campaigning and hustings. The two candidates for President, Kate Cole and Vivian Holmes, are running on opposing slates which endorse students for the other sabbatical positions. Cole’s slate is entitled ACTion (which stands for accountable, consistent and transparent), and includes Katy Haigh for […]

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Donald Trump and the Future of US Politics

As an American studying abroad this term, following the past month of presidential primaries has felt like watching the culmination of a long, slow-burning dumpster fire. Despite months of polls and pundits claiming Donald Trump could not and would not win the Republican nominations, the recent concessions of the two remaining candidates – Senator Ted […]

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Union manifestos released: who’s running, why, and what it all means

This term sees all of the top four officer positions in the Union contested.  The presidency will be the first three-way race to the top for several terms, contested by Chris Frost (Oriel), Sunny Jain (Queen’s), and Lisa Wehden (Worcester).  Nathan Akehurst (Lincoln) will face Charlie Vaughan (St John’s) for Librarian, the de facto Vice […]

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UPDATED: Union President Ben Sullivan bailed without charge

UPDATED – 20.05: Sullivan has been released on bail until 18th June. He was not charged. Oxford Union President Ben Sullivan has been arrested on suspicion of rape and attempted rape. The 21-year-old History and Politics student was arrested and taken to a local police station for questioning early this morning. Christ Church confirmed that […]

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Dons alarmed by Indian president candidate

Three Oxford professors have signed a letter raising concern over the candidacy of Narendra Modi in the Indian general election.  The letter, which was published in last week’s Independent, drew signatures from a total of 75 professors at universities across the UK. Narendra Modi, of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), currently stands as favourite to […]

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