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Iffley Sports Centre will not be used as Michaelmas teaching space after 1500 sign open letter

The University of Oxford has released a statement confirming that plans to repurpose the sports halls at Iffley Road Sports Centre as teaching spaces have been abandoned. The statement says that the sports halls “are no longer under consideration for potential teaching and academic purposes in Michaelmas term” after the SFEC (Sports Federation Executive Committee) Read More…

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Behind the Scenes with Songs From The Old World: Shows We Wish We’d Done

Oxford’s theatre community proves perpetually innovative in the face of current restrictions. 00 Productions are back with another virtual show, “Songs of the old world: shows we wish we’d done”, a cabaret comprised of songs from shows which have been affected by COVID-19 in some way. The event is in aid of three charities: Artists Read More…

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More Than The Game: Dancing On The Edge Of The Abyss

When something disrupts the world’s most popular sport, the impact goes way beyond supporters being left bored twice a week. Coronavirus stopped football in its tracks, jeopardising the eco-system that nurtures the livelihoods of thousands of people, both inside the footballing world and its periphery businesses.

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Caviar for quarantine? St Anne’s email chain fiasco for international students

In an email sent to St Anne’s undergraduates yesterday, and seen by The Oxford Blue, recipients not only received the news that they might have to pay £548.10 for a two-week locked-down stay at the college, but also a chain of emails among several staff members, deliberating on how best to break the news.

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Rethinking Auditions in a Virtual World

Translating theatre from the physical to the online world means that every stage of development has had to mutate, including auditions. I sat down over Zoom to catch up with actors and directors who have delved into this new world and discovered the comfort and confinement of virtual auditions. Dorothy McDowell and Maggie Moriarty both Read More…

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Government wastes £150 million on NHS unworthy masks

In response to judicial review proceedings issued by the Good Law Project and EveryDoctor, the UK government has admitted that fifty million FFP2 masks purchased as part of a £252 million contract “will not be used in the NHS,” due to concerns over adequate fixings.  According to the Good Law Project’s estimates, between £156 million Read More…