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Varsity 2021 ski trip cancelled due to COVID-19

Varsity Trip, the organisers of an annual ski trip for Oxford and Cambridge students, have taken the decision to cancel their planned March 2021 trip to France. The decision comes in light of “ongoing French Ski Resort closures, travel restrictions and the new variants of Covid-19”. The self-proclaimed “world’s largest ski trip”, which can trace Read More…

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Racial abuse incident prompts statement from Christ Church JCR Executives

Image Source: Creative Commons A statement has been released by Christ Church JCR executive committee, and a testimony from the victim, after a verbal racial abuse incident that happened in November. Gracie Oddie-James, a Christ Church undergraduate from an ethnic minority background, was subject to a racial slur (n-word) from a fellow student in front Read More…

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Oxford Student Union launches ‘Fair Outcomes for Students’ campaign amid continued Hilary disruption

Oxford SU last week launched a campaign in response to the University of Oxford’s plans for how teaching and examinations will proceed in a second academic year affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The ‘Fair Outcomes for Students’ campaign is designed to ensure that students are not disadvantaged individually, or at a cohort level, as a Read More…

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Oxford Forum for International Development reveals themes for upcoming conference

Moving online to overcome coronavirus restrictions, the Oxford Forum for International Development (OxFID) has revealed the three sub-themes which it will be focusing on in this year’s conference. This event will address all of the themes in detail through opportunities for discussion and also by hearing from guest speakers prominent in their fields. Speakers will Read More…

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Pharmacies to help deliver Oxford vaccine

Pharmacies that have made themselves available to help the Government hit its target of delivering around thirteen million shots of a coronavirus vaccine by mid-February will be used, it has been announced. Operating from pharmacy buildings themselves, as well as from around 200 special sites being investigated by the Government for potential use, pharmacy staff Read More…