Anvee Bhutani is Senior Media Editor of The Oxford Blue and was formerly both News Editor and Events Director. She is a penultimate year student at Magdalen College reading Human Sciences and is originally from San Francisco, California.
Current Affairs

Amidst the pandemic, 71% of Europeans support universal basic income

With the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a substantial increase in support for radical solutions amongst Europeans. Professor Timothy Garton, a renowned Oxford academic, led a team of researchers who published this groundbreaking survey on 7th May 2020. The survey’s findings indicated that over half (53%) of young Europeans believe that authoritarian states are better Read More…

Global Affairs Opinion

Is coronavirus increasing support for Bernie Sanders?

Bernie Sanders is the current US state Senator from Vermont and was a candidate for US presidential election in both 2016 and now in 2020. He famously runs on a democratic-socialist platform, having his campaign platform situated as very left leaning on the US political spectrum. Sanders, at his core, has created a ‘political revolution’ Read More…

Current Affairs

Oxford University announces landmark partnership for the development of COVID-19 vaccine

The University of Oxford announced today their agreement with AstraZeneca, a UK-based global biopharmaceutical company, to develop, manufacture and potentially distribute at a large scale the COVID-19 vaccine which is currently being worked on and trialled by the University. The partnership has been solidified now, with finer details and terms to be finalised in the Read More…

Current Affairs

Oxford City Council Marks Earth Day 2020

Despite the coronavirus outbreak, the Oxford City Council is recognising Earth Day 2020 to raise awareness for the ever-increasing climate change that is taking place.  Earth Day was established as an annual environmental event first celebrated in 1970. This year, the theme for Earth Day is climate action.  Oxford City Council has been regularly involved Read More…

Current Affairs

Oxford students launch ‘Find My Pasta’ app to track food shortages amidst COVID-19

Yesterday, two Oxford undergraduates Julia Willemyns and Jack Solomon launched the free data-crowdsourcing iOS app “Find My Pasta” for reporting and tracking supermarket food shortages, The Blue reports. This is in response to the nationwide panic buying amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current Affairs

Magdalen College elects first female president

Dinah Rose QC will become the 43rd president of Magdalen College, as current Magdalen President Professor Sir David Clary will retire at the end of the summer. Dinah Rose’s connection to Magdalen is long-standing. She was an undergraduate student in Modern History who graduated with First Class Honours in 1987 and since then has been Read More…