Archive for August, 2015

Oxbridge academics caught in the act on Ashley Madison

Oxbridge academics caught in the act on Ashley Madison

31st August 2015

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Looks like Cambridge do participate in some extracurricular activities after all… VERSA can reveal that our lesser cousins at Cambridge were keener on canoodling in… Read More ›

British Labour party leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn poses for pictures with a tie that he was given by a charity worker as he arrives to address a public rally in Glasgow, Scotland, on August 14, 2015. Voting began Friday to elect the new leader of Britain's main opposition Labour party, with Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran socialist who would move the party significantly to the left, favourite to win.  AFP PHOTO / LESLEY MARTIN        (Photo credit should read LESLEY MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Oxford students win bidding war…for Corbyn’s used coffee cup

27th August 2015

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A group of Oxford students from the Facebook group Open Oxford has won the eBay bidding war for a coffee cup – which has touched… Read More ›

CRAE Co-Chair criticised for anti-Semitic tweet

CRAE Co-Chair criticised for anti-Semitic tweet

25th August 2015

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The Co-Chair of OUSU’s Campaign for Racial Awareness & Equality (CRAE) was criticised by JSoc for an anti-Semitic tweet posted last week. This summer, political… Read More ›

VERSA Guide to clubs in Oxford

VERSA Guide to clubs in Oxford

24th August 2015

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We all know this is why you’re really coming to university… don’t lie.  The stereotype: that Oxford is full of boring squares who think that… Read More ›

Magdalen Supreme

Merton mortuum – the Norrington Table 2015

20th August 2015

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Wadham, our favourite bunch of leftie renegades, have once again defied the celestial authorities by remaining stable in a year of massive carnage for other… Read More ›

Eco-tourists we are not: our term-time day-trip to Copenhagen

Eco-tourists we are not: our term-time day-trip to Copenhagen

18th August 2015

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Spoilers: we missed our flight home. Way back on the morning of Tuesday 28th April, team VERSA was preparing to take Copenhagen. Six of us had… Read More ›

VERSA Guide to your first essay feat. Liz Kendall

VERSA Guide to your first essay feat. Liz Kendall

15th August 2015

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Freshers, you may have heard many stories about the work load at Oxford. But that’s really about Finals which are ages away. You’ve got a lot… Read More ›

American colleges vs Oxford colleges: a VERSA investigation

American colleges vs Oxford colleges: a VERSA investigation

14th August 2015

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If you think that thousands of miles between the UK’s universities and US’ colleges set them worlds apart… well, you’re not completely wrong. First of… Read More ›

VERSA’s A-Z of Oxford: Guide to bops, sconces, and more

VERSA’s A-Z of Oxford: Guide to bops, sconces, and more

13th August 2015

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I don’t care about the Bursar, what’s ‘Bop’? Don’t define OUP, who’s OMB?  Don’t tell me about the SCR, what’s  ‘Sconcing’? Incoming Freshers, forget about the University of Oxford’s… Read More ›

Welcome to VERSA’s Freshers’ Guide

Welcome to VERSA’s Freshers’ Guide

13th August 2015

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Dear Freshers, You’ve opened your letter, or checked the internet, and the results are in. Congrats – you’re going to Oxford. A place made famous… Read More ›