Queen’s JCR introduces a Transgender Representative

The Queen’s College’s JCR voted unanimously this week to introduce a Transgender Representative to its executive committee. The move sees Queen’s join Wadham, Magdalen, and Lady Margaret Hall, who all introduced equivalent positions earlier in the academic year, amongst others in providing a position to represent those who no longer identify with their birth gender. […]

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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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A funny thing shall happen this Trinity

I see you’re in a dilemma: you need to chill, but have watched all the reruns of your favourite T.V. shows. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Forum” is the balm to your woes. It’s a farcical play with slapstick humour dished out through rib-tickling song and dance sequences. The story follows the […]

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Queen’s vote to reform selection process for “exclusive” dining societies

Queen’s JCR has voted to reform the selection process for its “exclusive” dining societies. In a motion at the JCR meeting held on Sunday, it was argued that the Reginae, Eaglets and Halcyon societies practiced selection processes that were not “conducive to the inclusive atmosphere of Queen’s”. The JCR President and Committee were subsequently mandated […]

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Queen’s refuse to dethrone ‘lads mags’

An attempt to ban ‘lads’ mags’ was defeated at a meeting of the Queen’s JCR last Sunday. The proposal was put to Queen’s undergrads in the form of an amendment to a motion on the college’s newspaper ballot that was being discussed. This biannual survey dictates what publications the JCR subscribes to, which currently includes […]

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Queen’s address gender

A sports committee at Queen’s has rejected proposals to address a gender imbalance. Plans to either invite all men’s and women’s sports captains to meetings of the Amalgamated Sports Committee (known as Amalgers), or alternatively invite all major sports captains and double the number of minority sports representatives failed at a meeting on Sunday. Last […]

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