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 ›

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 ›

Merton moles unmasked

Merton moles unmasked

9th December 2015

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It is the dark hour of 8pm, as a hazy, black mist settles around a vaguely oppressive castle complex. The remaining scraggle of sad Merton… Read More ›

Not quite a match made in heaven...

Disco Stu’s Burning Down the House didn’t quite get into it’s groove

4th December 2015

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Queues and shit bouncers meant Disco Stu’s Burning Down the House couldn’t get it’s groove on Disco Stu’s x Burning Down The House – a… Read More ›

A Scandinavian Royal ruins Christmas in Oxford

A Scandinavian Royal ruins Christmas in Oxford

2nd December 2015

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A couple of weeks ago, as per usual, I found myself sat at my desk, fiddling with some blu-tack, engaged in possibly the greatest exercise… Read More ›

RAG’s milkshake mayhem

RAG’s milkshake mayhem

1st December 2015

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Oxford RAG ‘shaken’ up by Yazoo. Can their milkshake bring all the boys to the yard? RAG have acquired 250,000 Chocolate Yazoo Milkshakes. FrieslandCampina, the… Read More ›