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Oxford defends professorship name change despite national security fears

Oxford University has renamed the Wykeham chair of physics to the Tencent-Wykeham professorship, and in return are set to receive a £700,000 donation from Chinese company Tencent. This professorship, named after Bishop William of Wykeham who founded New College in 1379, was established in 1900 as part of a cohort of professorships in the bishop’s Read More…

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Oxford academic joins politicians criticising use of ‘Queen’s Consent’ powers by monarch

Politicians and academics, including at Oxford University, have heavily criticised the widespread use of the constitutional process known as Queen’s Consent which has been exposed in The Guardian this week.

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St Peter’s JCR passes motion condemning Loach event and pledging support for Jewish students

St Peter’s College JCR last night passed a motion condemning the college’s decision to continue with an event with the filmmaker Ken Loach, despite Jewish students raising concerns about Loach’s history of antisemitism.