Global Affairs

The Race to Rollout: A look at how the vaccine is being administered around the world.

Over the last month, countries across the globe have begun distributing long-awaited vaccines. They are not, however, the quick-fix many had hoped for. Not only are there multiple versions of the vaccine, but there are competing regulatory agencies, arguments over who should receive it first, and prices that range from $3- $62 per dose, depending Read More…

Opinion

To live or lay low? My experience as a student and care worker during the Covid-19 pandemic

“As a carer in a locked-down home, I am often one of the only people a resident will see that day, and so will be the person to whom they express their worries. It saddened me beyond words these past few weeks seeing how residents deteriorated in isolation, suffering from boredom and loneliness.”

Jemima Storey discusses the harsh realities of working as a care worker this winter.

Current Affairs

BREAKING: University suspends residency requirements for all of Hilary

The Pro-Vice Chancellor has confirmed that students can study remotely for the entirety of next term. In an email sent to the student body by the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education), Martin Williams, today, the following guidelines have been outlined for students, with the waiving of residency requirements being the most significant: “In light of the current Read More…

Current Affairs Environment News Science

Oxford professors recognised in New Year’s Honours List

A number of Oxford professors have been recognised for their work in the 2021 New Year’s Honours List, including in social and natural sciences. It was announced that Professor Dieter Helm CBE will be appointed Knight Bachelor, with the knighthood being awarded for services to the environment, energy and to utilities policy. Professor Helm is Read More…

Global Affairs

New strains of COVID: what we know so far

One year after the virus first emerged, new strains of COVID-19 have been detected across the world. Whilst mutations have occurred over the past twelve months, a graph from this study shows that the new version spreading throughout the UK is markedly different. The new strain, known as B.1.1.7, has mutated enough that it only sets Read More…