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PPE Society in the pandemic

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Oxford PPE Society has decided to conduct all its events for Trinity 2020 online – in the form of remotely recorded podcasts and live-streams. In an effort to give people things to look forward too during the vac, they are also hosting events this April!

The Radcliffe Camera seen from Carfax Tower
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Coronavirus reaches Oxfordshire with 2 people infected

Oxfordshire now has its first coronavirus cases, health officials have confirmed, as the total UK count rises to 163. The Oxfordshire County Council announced that the cases, which are not linked with each other, are associated with foreign travel. Ansaf Azhar, the director of public health at Oxfordshire County Council, said that the council is Read More…

The site in the Radcliffe Observatory where the new Centre is set to be constructed. Photo: Ed Nix.
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Architect selected for controversial Schwarzman Centre

The University of Oxford has announced that Hopkins Architects will design the Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. The £150m building will be constructed in the Radcliffe Observatory in Jericho in north Oxford. Head of Humanities, Professor Karen O’Brien said that the university was “impressed by Hopkins’ track record in creating world-class arts and educational institutions, Read More…

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High speed ahead as Johnson gives green light to controversial rail line

Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday that the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail line will indeed go ahead after months of debate. The first phase, between London and Birmingham, will be completed between 2028 and 2031, whilst the second phase extending to Leeds and Manchester is due to finish by 2040, according to the Department for Read More…

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Ma makes it to Oxford SU Presidency but controversy surrounds Access VP election

Nikita Ma elected as President-elect of the Oxford Student Union whilst alumnus of one of the world’s most expensive boarding schools elected to VP Access. Nikita Ma will be President of the Oxford Student Union (OUSU) for 2020-2021 after winning the Presidency in the OUSU elections. Ma, a Trinity College PPEist who served as Chair Read More…