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Nostalgia, Nightmare, and Never-Ending Netflix: A review of Anima

If you were to sit down and watch all of Netflix’s content, it would take you around 36,000 hours. That’s just over four years. So the length of a Classics degree (if you were after an Oxford-equivalent statistic ). It’s something I’ve given a fair amount of thought to lately since we’ve been in lockdown for around Read More…

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Oxford confirms that 2020 admissions interviews will not take place in person

The University of Oxford has confirmed its plans to cancel interviews for prospective applicants due to take place in person in December this year. Instead, interviews will be moved online – and questions remain about the timing of the interview process itself, which usually takes place in the first half of December. The decision has Read More…

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President of all Poland? President Duda and Warsaw Mayor, Trzaskowski, to enter the second round of presidential elections

Since The Oxford Blue last reported on the presidential elections in Poland, the playing field has changed significantly: incumbent President Andrzej Duda will face Rafał Trzaskowski, the Mayor of Warsaw, in the second round of voting. The election, scheduled for May 10th, was pushed back as coronavirus made its way across the country, forcing the Read More…

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Charity Commission intervenes in dispute between Christ Church and dean

The Charity Commission issued a statement on Thursday announcing their intervention in the ongoing dispute between the Christ Church governing body and the college’s dean, the Very Rev. Prof. Martyn Percy. The call for the parties to enter into a mediation process occurs as “[t]he situation risks harming the reputation of charity more generally, in Read More…

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Oxford air pollution breaches legal limits, despite fall in emissions

New data released today by Oxford City Council shows that whilst emissions from public transport continue to fall, the city’s levels of nitrogen oxide still breach UK air quality limits. The report, compiled by Ricardo Energy and Environment and available on the council’s website, assesses air pollution data from a number of sites across the Read More…

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Keir Starmer asks Long-Bailey to step down over apparent endorsement of “anti-Semitic conspiracy theory”

On Monday, Labour leader Keir Starmer asked Shadow Education Secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey, to step down, after she shared an article on Twitter that contained an “antisemitic conspiracy theory” relating to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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Anxious Hopes and Easy Listening in Phoebe Bridger’s ‘Punisher’

The first iPod I ever bought had a genre on it called ‘Easy Listening’. I have never had a clear idea of what it means for music to be easy to listen to, or for that matter difficult. But, in a murky and confused sense, I’m sure my iPod, lost and forgotten, would class Phoebe Read More…