Current Affairs

Oxford City Council Marks Earth Day 2020

Despite the coronavirus outbreak, the Oxford City Council is recognising Earth Day 2020 to raise awareness for the ever-increasing climate change that is taking place.  Earth Day was established as an annual environmental event first celebrated in 1970. This year, the theme for Earth Day is climate action.  Oxford City Council has been regularly involved Read More…

Current Affairs

Greed, threats, and censorship: Loughborough University accused of stifling free speech

Accusations of censorship, surveillance, and restricting protests have surfaced at Loughborough University. Loughborough People and Planet released a letter on February 9th requesting that the Office of Students investigate the university’s attempts to stifle free speech on campus. People and Planet has been leading the movement for the university to divestment from fossil fuels. In Read More…

Current Affairs

Careers Service requires new carbon-neutrality questionnaire for employers

A new initiative by the University’s Career Service will require employers recruiting Oxford students on CareerConnect to provide their plans to become carbon neutral by 2050. It will allow students to judge companies not just on tradition criteria like career progression and job security, but also the company’s impact on the climate for generations to Read More…

Current Affairs

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…

Current Affairs

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…

Current Affairs

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…