The Radcliffe Camera seen from Carfax Tower
Current Affairs

Coronavirus reaches Oxfordshire with 2 people infected

Oxfordshire now has its first coronavirus cases, health officials have confirmed, as the total UK count rises to 163. The Oxfordshire County Council announced that the cases, which are not linked with each other, are associated with foreign travel. Ansaf Azhar, the director of public health at Oxfordshire County Council, said that the council is Read More…

Current Affairs

Plush severs ties with Oxford SU LGBTQ+ Campaign

Oxford’s LGBTQ+ nightclub The Plush Lounge has cut ties with the Oxford SU LGBTQ+ Campaign. Plush said it will no longer recognise the campaign as ‘an authoritative voice of the queer community in Oxford’. Plush, which moved to its new location in Frewin Court this year, said it had faced ‘harassment and bullying’ from the Read More…

Opinion

Facial recognition technology: Intrusive or Necessary?

On 20th February, the Metropolitan Police deployed facial recognition technology for the second time in London, this time at Oxford Circus. The cameras scan the faces of people walking by and compare them against a known ‘watchlist’ so that the police can approach them if they are flagged. The Met claims that the technology creates Read More…

Cultures

Review: Turl Street Arts Fest

As first impressions go, Turl Street Art Fest’s annual street fair didn’t offer up the most promising prospect. It was not much more than few gazebos huddled against the back wall of Exeter College, the bright primary colours of the canvas and the rental company van awkwardly placed among the grey cobbles and austere stone Read More…