What happens when you try to correct misinformation on the internet?

Image Credit: Twitter Last week, a news story caused shockwaves on Twitter, titled ‘Cambridge students reject Remembrance Day’. That’s just one article, but if you Google it, you’ll see about seven with near-identical wording, all from moderate to far-right-wing papers. Here’s the thing, though. This phrasing is extremely misleading. So what actually happened? A group of […]

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Debate: Was the Union right to platform Alice Weidel?

Image credit: Facebook Weidel’s cancellation is a missed opportunity – Kit O’Loughlin Harold Macmillan once called the Oxford Union “the last bastion of free speech in the Western world”. If you think that’s a compliment, as I do, you may find yourself in the minority. Recently, more than two-thirds of our representatives at the SU voted to […]

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Oxford Union President accused of “blatant nepotism”

Committee members of the Oxford Union have accused the current President, Stephen Horvath of “blatant nepotism” following his decision to allow Minal Haq, an ex-Standing committee member, to have a paper speech during this week’s Thursday debate. Haq is scheduled to be speaking against the motion, “This House Believes that Retributive Justice is Obsolete”, alongside […]

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Protest planned against Alice Weidel speaking at Oxford Union

Image Credit: Olaf Kosinsky (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Oxford Union, Oxford’s debating club and the largest society at the University, has been condemned for inviting Alice Weidel, the leader of the Alternative for Germany party (AfD), to speak on the 7th November.  This has generated widespread criticism from campaigners, students and local politicians.  Controversies surrounding […]

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OxStu Previews: The Union Election

The Oxford Union presidential election will take place tomorrow, with the President and all officerships being contested. Candidates for all positions remain disproportionately male and privately educated. Members will have a choice between Daniel Wilkinson, a 2nd year PPEist, the presidential candidate for the ‘Progress’ slate, and Julian Kirk, a PPE finalist, who is leading […]

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Oxford Union Term Card Trinity 2017

This page will be updated with further speakers as more names are announced.  The wide variety of speakers and debaters this term promises a colourful array of background and opinion. With speakers from across the globe and from all different walks of life, this term at the Union is certain to bring a spark to Oxford. President […]

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Termcard Reaction: Jools Holland

Ask a group of people what they think of Jools Holland and you’re unlikely to get the same answer twice. For a few, he’ll be fondly remembered as the bombastic keyboard player in the original line-up of New Wave greats Squeeze. More likely, he’ll be known in his more recent musical incarnations, as a consummate […]

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