Current Affairs

England enters national lockdown

Boris Johnson has announced that the whole of England will face tougher measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, including the closure of all schools. The closure of schools means that exams will be replaced with alternative provisions, Johnson announced. He also promised that those on free school meals would not be left to go Read More…

Global Affairs

Elections may spell a new era for Israeli politics

On March 23rd, Israel will be facing its fourth election in two years. After seven months in power, the coalition government formed between Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud party and Benny Gantz of the Blue and White Alliance has collapsed. A squabble over whether the budget should be for one year or two years led Read More…

Fashion Interviews Lifestyle

Sundry Style with Nick Foulkes: “I dug deeply into the surface of things”

In this instalment of Sundry Style we interview Nick Foulkes, a journalist who has for over 30 years written for every glossy magazine imaginable. He has also published over 20 books, ranging from 19th and 20th century social history to art, horology, and material culture.

“You come round to the Wordsworthian view of communing with nature is better than Cartier clock buying. But actually, I can see the charm in buying a Cartier clock as much as I can in rolling around in nature.”

Current Affairs

Regent’s Park stop almost all students from returning early

In two emails seen by The Oxford Blue today, Regent’s Park College has all but banned students from returning to college early for mental health reasons. The first of the two emails is generic, outlining the college’s concern at the “many requests” it has received from students wishing to return to college and arguing their Read More…

Current Affairs Environment News Science

Oxford professors recognised in New Year’s Honours List

A number of Oxford professors have been recognised for their work in the 2021 New Year’s Honours List, including in social and natural sciences. It was announced that Professor Dieter Helm CBE will be appointed Knight Bachelor, with the knighthood being awarded for services to the environment, energy and to utilities policy. Professor Helm is Read More…

Current Affairs

Oxford hospital first to deliver AstraZeneca vaccine

The Churchill Hospital in Oxford became the first in the UK to administer the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. 82 year-old Brian Pinker was the first to receive the initial dose on Monday morning, in another landmark moment in the fight against Covid-19. The long-awaited Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was delivered to Oxfordshire hospitals on Sunday, after approval by the Read More…