Caleb van Ryneveld is the Senior Editor for Current Affairs at The Oxford Blue. He is a student at Christ Church reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics and is currently serving as Returning Officer of the Oxford Student Union.
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Oxford Ministers Join Church Leaders Warning Against Vaccine Passports

An open letter signed by over 1200 church leaders across the UK, including Oxford Ministers Glenn Nesbitt, Andy Young, and Phillip Dixon, warned that introducing vaccine passports “constitutes one of the most dangerous policy proposals ever to be made in the history of British politics”. The cross-denominational letter follows the government’s decision to review whether Read More…

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Lord Woolley to head Cambridge college in Oxbridge first

Lord Simon Woolley is set to become the Principal of Homerton College, Cambridge, making him the first black man to head an Oxbridge College. Lord Woolley’s appointment will make him the third black person to head an Oxbridge College, following Sonita Alleyne, who became the first when she was appointed as the Master of Jesus Read More…

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Oxford ACS says racism “normalised within the Christ Church community”

CW: Racism In a statement referring to the handling of incidents of alleged racism which occurred in November last year, the Oxford African and Caribbean Society (ACS) has criticised the culture of Christ Church College and its complaints process, saying it was “inept in disciplining bigots”. The events addressed include a white Christ Church student Read More…

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Shadow Chancellor criticises Budget for ‘economically illiterate’ approach

The Shadow Chancellor and MP for Oxford East, Anneliese Dodds, has responded to the latest government Budget – delivered on Wednesday, March 3rd – calling it “a test of character for Rishi Sunak”, a test which she said he had “failed”. In the recent Budget, Sunak announced an extension of the government’s furlough scheme, which Read More…

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Oxford University sets out COVID assessment changes

Following vigorous lobbying from students and the Sabbatical Officers of the Student Union, Oxford University has announced that, in consideration of the difficulties students continue to face during the pandemic, they will adopt several principles to support a fairer assessment process. The Oxford SU Sabbatical Officers, who advocated for changes through the Fair Outcomes for Read More…

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Oxford Student Union project to explore life during pandemic

The Oxford Student Union Student Council has passed a motion to create a project painting a picture of what life has been like for students at the University during the pandemic. The project, proposed by Andrew Omond, from Keble College, will invite students and staff to “share their thoughts, feelings, fears and hopes” throughout the Read More…

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Brexit trade deal with EU passed in Parliament, with support of 5 out of 6 Oxfordshire MPs

After almost four years of negotiations between the United Kingdom and the EU, the bill on future relationship between the world’s fifth largest economy and the third largest trading block was passed by parliament this afternoon.

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Shadow Chancellor warns of no-deal Brexit’s impact on students

With a real possibility that the UK won’t agree a trade deal with the EU, Anneliese Dodds, MP for Oxford East and Shadow Chancellor, has told The Blue that students are bound to be impacted by a no-deal Brexit. Dodds told The Blue that: “A no deal Brexit would cause significant disruption for many people Read More…