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University over-ruled its own committee for grad application fee hike

New evidence has emerged which shows that Oxford University ignored the recommendations of its own committee when it raised the fee to apply for postgraduate courses in 2016. The revelation comes as Congregation, the University’s Governing Body, votes on whether to abolish the fee. Postal votes are being accepted until Wednesday. In 2016, the University Read More…

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Hertford Ball postponed amidst coronavirus fears

Hertford Ball was indefinitely postponed this afternoon due to fears the high-attendance event would spread coronavirus (COVID-19). Organisers said on their event page on Facebook that: “Due to circumstances that we are all aware of, we have unfortunately had to postpone the Hertford Ball.” They added that FIXR will be issuing refunds to the ticket Read More…

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New evidence suggests Pembroke professor produced indecent images

New evidence suggests that Professor Peter King, the disgraced philosophy tutor, produced hundreds of indecent images of children. Previously there had been no suggestion that King was involved in producing any indecent images. King has been suspended from his role as a philosophy tutor at Pembroke College and his profiles on the college and faculty Read More…

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Sanders steals the show in New Hampshire as former front-runners stumble

Bernie Sanders looks set to win the New Hampshire primary after 97% of votes were counted in the Granite state. Sanders edged out Pete Buttigieg to claim victory, whilst Amy Klobuchar beat former front-runners Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden to third place. Sanders, a Senator from Vermont since 2007, received 25.9% of the votes counted. Read More…

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Protests draw to a close at St John’s

After occupying the Front Quad at St John’s since Wednesday, protesters from Direct Action for Divestment Oxford have cleared up camp. Protesters had occupied the quad to force the College to divest its endowment from fossil fuels. St John’s College has been criticised for having invested £8.1 million in Shell and BP. Following a meeting Read More…

Climate change protesters at St. John's
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St John’s campaigners compromise as occupation comes to a close

A protest organised by Direct Action for Divestment Oxford will come to an end tomorrow at 2pm. By the time the protesters leave, they will have occupied the Front Quad at St John’s College for 96 hours and successfully brought divestment to the top of the agenda. However, the occupation failed in its main aim Read More…

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St John’s student stand off stretches to fourth day

College turns up the heat to force protesters off the lawn amidst rumours the College is seeking a court order St John’s College is attempting to undermine the student protesters demanding the College stop investing in companies exposed to fossil fuels, such as BP and Shell. Student protesters have occupied the Front Quad at St Read More…