Lois Heslop is the co-founder of The Oxford Blue and was Editor-in-Chief for HT20 and TT20. She is in her second year studying Physics at Lady Margaret Hall, and hails from South London. Her other interests include classical music and opera, and she is currently a choral scholar.
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EXCLUSIVE: Christ Church Dean’s witness statement reveals extent of Governing Body feud

The full nature of the toxic feud between Christ Church and its Dean has been revealed in court documents obtained by The Oxford Blue. Christ Church Dean The Very Revd Martyn Percy has spoken out for the first time about the factional war dividing the historic college in his witness statement.

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Former Oxford Visiting Professor revealed as “sex-pest” amid reports he sexually harassed students

Former Australian High Court Justice and Oxford Visiting Professor John Dyson Heydon reportedly harassed a number of female students, a two-year long Sydney Morning Herald investigation has revealed. An inquiry by the Australian High Court also found that “Sex-pest” Heydon sexually harassed six female legal associates. The Oxford Blue has learned that he resigned his Read More…

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Christ Church professor sentenced to jail over child abuse images

Oxford theology professor and former pastor Jan Joosten has been sentenced to a year in prison and placed on the sex offender register in France for downloading 28,000 child abuse images and videos. Joosten, 61, has held the Regius professorship of Hebrew at Oxford since 2014, and is affiliated with Christ Church.  Agence France-Presse reported that Read More…

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Oxford University delays publishing diversity data

Oxford University has delayed publishing diversity breakdowns of admissions data because of ‘world events’, HuffPost UK has revealed. In an email, circulated internally to staff on Wednesday afternoon, university leadership said that they “feel strongly that this is not the right time to share our data”. The data, which is released each year after the Read More…


Interview: Hannah Witton

“Do all of our passions and causes that we care about even matter during a pandemic? Should I even be talking about them right now? I do think it’s important to be hammering on about the causes you care about in an appropriate way.”

Christ Church Tom Tower lit up blue
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Christ Church Tom Tower Lights Up Blue for the NHS

Christ Church’s iconic Tom Tower, designed by Christopher Wren, was lit up in bright blue tonight to mark this week’s nationwide NHS Clap for Carers. Christ Church alumnus Dr Evan Edmond, who has been redeployed to work in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford during the pandemic, switched on the light.  Medical student David Kim, who is also Read More…