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Oxford and fossil fuels: Part of the cure or part of the disease?

Photo by Michelle Mendieta Mean On the one hand, the University of Oxford’s scientists, economists and other academics have led ground-breaking work to tackle the climate and ecological crises, producing invaluable research and finding solutions to some of our most pressing problems. At the same time, however, their employer accepts millions of pounds in donations Read More…

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Report reveals Oxford ties to fossil fuel industry

A report released on Tuesday reveals the extent to which Oxford University has received funding and donations from the some of the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies, including BP, Shell and Eni. The report, entitled ‘Money, People, Reputation: Oxford’s Ties with the Fossil Fuel Industry’, was researched and written by the Oxford Climate Justice Campaign, Read More…

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Smartphone addiction in nearly 4/10 students

I thought that social media couldn’t become any larger a part of our lives, but after a year of intense lockdowns and with staying at home becoming the norm, I was wrong. UK citizens spent 46% more time on their phones since July 2020. Children have spent the majority of the day on screens because Read More…

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Oxford Ministers Join Church Leaders Warning Against Vaccine Passports

An open letter signed by over 1200 church leaders across the UK, including Oxford Ministers Glenn Nesbitt, Andy Young, and Phillip Dixon, warned that introducing vaccine passports “constitutes one of the most dangerous policy proposals ever to be made in the history of British politics”. The cross-denominational letter follows the government’s decision to review whether Read More…

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Have schools ‘failed their pupils on consent’?

CW: Sexual assault, sexual harassment, racism, homophobia Image credits: Illustration by Mia Clement for The Oxford Blue Allegations of a toxic culture at Dulwich College reported in The Oxford Blue represent part of a general crisis surrounding ‘rape culture’ allegations facing independent and state schools. The website Everyone’s Invited has collected over 14,000 testimonies of Read More…

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Radcliffe Camera partially reopens

In the week when Oxford institutions – including pubs like Turf Tavern – are reopening in light of the Government roadmap proceeding as planned, the Radcliffe Camera has been temporarily closed due to masonry issues. Today, students were informed that it would be partially reopening. The Radcliffe Camera closed on Friday afternoon due to these Read More…

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University marks passing of the Duke of Edinburgh

The University of Oxford has released a statement on the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The statement reads: “The University of Oxford is deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh. The University was honoured by a close relationship with the Duke, who visited on Read More…

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BREAKING: Radcliffe Camera closes temporarily

The Radcliffe Camera and Gladstone Link have been closed immediately and indefinitely due to “concerns with masonry on the roof” according to an email sent to members of the History Faculty this evening. The original announcement about the closure came via the Bodleian Libraries Twitter page, and advised students with a booking for the Radcliffe Read More…