Oliver (he/him) is one of the Editors-in-Chief of The Oxford Blue for the winter vacation and Hilary 2021. Oliver is from Warwickshire and is in his final year studying History at Merton College.
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All Souls to “cease to refer” to College Library as ‘Codrington Library’ over links to Caribbean slavery

All Souls College, Oxford has announced that it will “cease to refer” to the College Library as the ‘Codrington Library’ because of the Codrington’s families slaveowning activities in the Caribbean.

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Universities prepare to manage “evacuation” of students for Christmas holidays

UK universities will be asked to manage an “evacuation” of students in early December, amid fears that students will not be able to return home for the Christmas holidays because of coronavirus. The Department for Education has said that students will be asked to return home in a “travel window” between December 3rd and 9th, Read More…

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BREAKING: Oxford to move into Tier 2 restrictions on Saturday morning

The city of Oxford will move into Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions from 00:01 on Saturday 31 October, it has been announced. This puts the city under the ‘High’ COVID Alert level, having previously been listed under ‘Medium’, despite objections from local council leaders. Under the new Tier 2 restrictions, people in Oxford will not be Read More…

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City Council wins £1 million Government funding in fight to end Oxford homelessness

Oxford City Council, in conjunction with Aspire, will receive over £1 million from the UK Government to aid its fight to prevent homeless people from having to return to the city’s streets amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a press release, the City Council said that almost £900,000 of the new funding will go towards Read More…