Archive for December, 2015

It is not Oxford, but the colleges that can control social mobility

It is not Oxford, but the colleges that can control social mobility

28th December 2015

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In the last week, there has been a swarm of publicity regarding the report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission. Oxford’s most elitist… Read More ›

Oxford VC to get million dollar accommodation upgrade

Oxford VC to get million dollar accommodation upgrade

22nd December 2015

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Oxford Universitiy’s Vice-Chancellor Andy Hamilton is set to move to the Big Apple this January to become the President of New York University – and… Read More ›

Star Wars premiere “cock-up of truly galactic proportions”

Star Wars premiere “cock-up of truly galactic proportions”

18th December 2015

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Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Okay, a couple of nights ago, in Oxford, what should have been the most exciting night… Read More ›

Oriel announce Rhodes might fall – with planning permission

Oriel announce Rhodes might fall – with planning permission

17th December 2015

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The statue of Cecil Rhodes itself might not be falling immediately, but a plaque on Oriel College property commemorating his political actions is.  Today Oriel College released a statement… Read More ›

Oxbridge needs to take responsibility for social mobility

Oxbridge needs to take responsibility for social mobility

16th December 2015

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Oxford is (yet again) under attack for its disproportionate preference for privately-educated students over their state school counterparts, with criticism coming this time from the… Read More ›

Oxbridge are not to blame for educational elitism

Oxbridge are not to blame for educational elitism

16th December 2015

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In light of a recent Guardian article, which criticises Oxford and Cambridge’s low intake of state school pupils, it is easy to begin shouting about… Read More ›

Can Alan Rickman and a tortoise save the world?

Can Alan Rickman and a tortoise save the world?

15th December 2015

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Alan Rickman has joined forces with a tortoise to make a video for charity. The Harry Potter star has provided the voice-over for a short clip of a… Read More ›

Out Of The Blue tops last year – without their tops

Out Of The Blue tops last year – without their tops

15th December 2015

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Oxford’s most fabulous a-capella group, Out of the Blue, are sharp as hell (thankfully just in looks) in the steamiest ever rendition of “Santa Baby”.

Co-Op closes Oxford Palestinian Society bank account to combat terrorism

Co-Op closes Oxford Palestinian Society bank account to combat terrorism

14th December 2015

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The Co-operative bank has shut down the account of Oxford’s Palestinian Society, along with several pro-Palestinian organisations including branches of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign (PSC),… Read More ›

Daniel Radcliffe’s Camera and other lies told to gullible Oxford tourists

Daniel Radcliffe’s Camera and other lies told to gullible Oxford tourists

10th December 2015

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Students at Oxford have to get used to the constant throngs of yellow-raincoated, selfie-stick-obsessed tourists who bus into Oxford every day, clog up the pavements… Read More ›