Phoebe Hennell is co-founder of The Oxford Blue, and former Managing Director. She is reading Philosophy and Modern Greek at Christ Church, and is on her year abroad in Athens.
Current Affairs

Christ Church JCR exec release statement on handling of hustings controversy

The Christ Church JCR executive committee released a statement by email to Christ Church students this evening signed by the JCR President Jarnail Atwal, Vice-President Arun Smith, and Secretary Efe Kati. The statement addresses last Sunday’s hustings where a joke was made by a candidate for “cake rep” comparing the murder of George Floyd to Read More…

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Christ Church art thief “could have used a boat” to escape

Police have suspicions that the Christ Church art thief may have escaped by boat through the meadows and down the river following the late-night heist. The burglar stole three high-value paintings from Christ Church Picture Gallery on Saturday night. Thames Valley Police is re-appealing for information, pursuing a line of enquiry “that the offenders could Read More…

Current Affairs

Christ Church hires lawyer to investigate disappearing wine

Between £1,000 and £2,000 worth of burgundy and Pouilly-Fuissé wine has mysteriously gone missing from the extensive collection in Christ Church’s wine cellar, The Times reported today.  The college has launched an investigation led by a lawyer after noticing a discrepancy in stocks in its internal records. Wine is available to be paid for by Read More…

Balliol College, Oxford
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Balliol accommodation to become coronavirus testing and isolation centre

A Balliol College student accommodation block is to be transformed into a coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and isolation centre over the next few days, The Oxford Blue can reveal. Today in an email sent from Master Helen Ghosh to Balliol students living off-site in neighbouring accommodation blocks, she explained that: “It is currently the case that Read More…

Lincoln College, Oxford
Current Affairs UK

First coronavirus case confirmed at Lincoln College

A postgraduate student at Lincoln College has become the first confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at the University of Oxford. They had recently returned from travel overseas. An email from the rector, Henry Woudhuysen, was sent to all Lincoln staff, students, and fellows on Sunday morning: “We learned on Saturday afternoon that one of our Read More…