Corpus JCR calls on Vice-Chancellor to “reconsider” plans for new college

Corpus Christi JCR has published an open letter calling on Louise Richardson, Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor, and Professor Lionel Tarrassenkothe, the provisional Head of House, to stop the establishment of the proposed new postgraduate college, provisionally named ‘Parks College’. The JCR’s open letter criticised the development of the new college for showing  “a shocking disregard for the […]

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“Admissions practices not nearly as bad as they are painted out to be”, says Vice-Chancellor

Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, appeared as a panellist during today’s event at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. The event was titled “Confronting Illiberalism: The Role of the Media, Civil Society and Universities” and included three panel discussions, one on which the focus was on how universities can face the challenges of illiberalism. […]

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On Your Doorstep chair rejects prize

Alex Kumar, chair of the Oxford SU On Your Doorstep homelessness campaign, has rejected a nomination for the Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Awards. The awards “recognise students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in commitment to voluntary and charitable work, and social entrepreneurship”. In a Facebook post, he cited Vice-Chancellor Richardson’s defence of academic freedom for tutors […]

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Interview with the new Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson

Oxford’s ability to dominate the headlines has truly been tested these past few months. Whether the spotlight has shined on #RhodesMustFall, the university’s access efforts, or Louise Richardson herself, the fate of Britain’s oldest educational institution has been hotly debated. As the newly appointed and first female vice-chancellor, although she herself wishes this wasn’t in […]

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Ask the Vice Chancellor

  On Tuesday, the Oxford Student will be conducting an interview with Vice Chancellor Louise Richardson. We are giving you the opportunity to ask the questions. Tell us your questions before Tuesday, and we’ll select the best and most pertinent ones to ask Vice Chancellor Richardson. Just fill in the form below. [contact-form to=’[email protected]’ subject=’Ask the […]

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First woman Vice Chancellor installed at Oxford

Oxford University’s new Vice Chancellor has used her installation speech to lay out her agenda for an ‘agile’ university at the pinnacle of global change. Professor Louise Richardson, Oxford’s 272nd, and first woman, Vice Chancellor called on the university to show ‘agility’ in an era of globalization and technological change in a speech given to the congregation of the […]

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Chancellor Patten dismisses Rhodes Must Fall movement in Vice-Chancellor admission

During this morning’s admission of Vice-Chancellor Richardson, Chancellor Patten, the ceremonial head of Oxford University, spoke out strongly in his welcome speech against historical revisionism in Oxford. Speaking before Professor Louise Richardson’s appointment, he stressed the need for both competitive public education spending and academic autonomy before moving on to criticise “intolerance” in universities. Chancellor […]

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University nominates Professor Louise Richardson as first female Vice-Chancellor

Professor Louise Richardson has been nominated to succeed Andrew Hamilton as Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Professor Richardson currently serves as Principal and Vice-Chancellor at St Andrew’s, and if her nomination is approved, Richardson will be the first female Vice-Chancellor of the University. Richardson has headed St. Andrews University since 2009, the latest position in an illustrious […]

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Happy Vice Chancellor’s Day?

By midday on 12th January 2015, Oxford University’s Vice Chancellor, Andrew Hamilton, will have earned as much money as the university’s lowest-paid full-time employee earns in a whole year. Hamilton’s annual salary including pensions (£434,000) leaves him earning about £1,189 a day, meaning it would only take him around 12 days to earn the baseline […]

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Oxford Vice-Chancellor second highest paid in country

Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor was the second-highest paid university boss in Britain last year according to a report produced by The Times. Professor Andrew Hamilton received a total remuneration package of £434,000 in 2012-13, a 2.36% increase over last year. A spokesperson for the University and College Union (UCU) slammed Hamilton’s pay, saying: “It is the startling […]

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