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Interview: Steven Pinker

Interview: Steven Pinker

23rd Mar 2014 by Rowan Borchers
Rowan Borchers discusses gender and genetics with the Harvard psychologist
Oxford polarised over 2014 Budget

Oxford polarised over 2014 Budget

21st Mar 2014 by Rowan Borchers
Oxford East MP and NUS criticise the Budget's treatment of students.
OUSU joins criticism of University over harassment case

OUSU joins criticism of University over harassment case

6th Mar 2014 by Rowan Borchers
Council supports open letter which expresses “concern and dismay” over the handling of a student’s death
Open letter criticises Oxford's harassment policy

Open letter criticises Oxford's harassment policy

5th Mar 2014 by Rowan Borchers
A letter signed by 135 students, OUSU staff and alumni expresses concern over the University's handling of a...
Wellington Square briefly closed due to 'suspect package'

Wellington Square briefly closed due to 'suspect package'

21st Feb 2014 by Rowan Borchers
Fears over another bomb threat led to part of central Oxford being closed for around 40 minutes
Cherworld - A Tory Bonfire

Cherworld - A Tory Bonfire

10th Feb 2014 by Anthony Collins, Rowan Borchers
The NUS has come under fire after one member reportedly suggested building a bonfire and putting the Tories on top....
Anger as All Souls' closes pop-up library

Anger as All Souls' closes pop-up library

31st Jan 2014 by Rowan Borchers
Kensal Rise pop-up library was shut this morning, in an incident a College spokesperson says has been misrepresented
Update: Floods hit central Oxford

Update: Floods hit central Oxford

7th Jan 2014 by Rowan Borchers, Max Long
Areas including Christ Church meadow, St Catz, and Addison's Walk in Magdalen have been submerged
Interview: Dr Timothy Hands

Interview: Dr Timothy Hands

9th Dec 2013 by Rowan Borchers, April Peake
What causes Oxford’s access problem? Cherwell talks to Tim Hands, head of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses'...
Investigation: access and schools

Investigation: access and schools

9th Dec 2013 by Rowan Borchers, April Peake
With interview season over, Cherwell investigates whether schools are doing enough to support bright applicants
Thousands stolen in Corpus JCR theft

Thousands stolen in Corpus JCR theft

7th Dec 2013 by Rowan Borchers
£1,300 snatched from Corpus JCR Treasurer's room in 'really serious' robbery
Anger over Junior Deans' dinner

Anger over Junior Deans' dinner

28th Nov 2013 by Rowan Borchers
Dinner to 'trade war stories' deemed 'inappropriate'
Interview: Eric Pickles

Interview: Eric Pickles

24th Nov 2013 by Rowan Borchers
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government talks politics, privatisation and public services with...
Bartram slate accepts complaint over "misleading voters"

Bartram slate accepts complaint over "misleading voters"

18th Nov 2013 by Rowan Borchers
Student politicians forced to revoke claim that 'we're not student politicians'
Interview: Godfrey Bloom

Interview: Godfrey Bloom

15th Nov 2013 by Rowan Borchers
The MEP talks about his controversial views and UKIP party politics
Sexual violence in Oxford: is anyone listening?

Sexual violence in Oxford: is anyone listening?

2nd Nov 2013 by Claudia Williams, Rowan Borchers, Anna Leszkiewicz
Cherwell investigates the extent of sexual violence in Oxford, revealing how survivors feel let down by the system
Investigation: JCR Presidents

Investigation: JCR Presidents

19th Oct 2013 by Rowan Borchers, Max Long, Claudia Williams
Are our student leaders truly representative?
Hundreds of university employees on zero hour contracts

Hundreds of university employees on zero hour contracts

6th Sep 2013 by Rowan Borchers
Oxford University hires 205 people on ‘zero-hour contracts’, it has emerged.
Sitting duck dealt death at Exeter

Sitting duck dealt death at Exeter

6th Jun 2013 by Rowan Borchers
Stranded ducks in college gardens force JCR to act
Review: Valerie June - Pushin' Against a Stone

Review: Valerie June - Pushin' Against a Stone

5th Jun 2013 by Rowan Borchers
Rowan Borchers isn't impressed with this Southern singer-songwriter...
Life's a beach in Oxford Castle

Life's a beach in Oxford Castle

5th Jun 2013 by Rowan Borchers
A new bar is creating a beach in the old prison at Oxford Castle
OUSU slams "aggressive and rude" President

OUSU slams "aggressive and rude" President

5th Jun 2013 by Rowan Borchers
OUSU President David J Townsend has come under fire in an OUSU Scrutiny report,which criticises his competence and...
Man in danger on Carfax Tower

Man in danger on Carfax Tower

30th May 2013 by Rowan Borchers
Cornmarket-Aldates junction closed after welfare fears
Student suffers baseball bat attack

Student suffers baseball bat attack

23rd May 2013 by Rowan Borchers
St Hilda's student in 'unprovoked attack'
Somerville-Jesus Ball Committee members apologise

Somerville-Jesus Ball Committee members apologise

20th May 2013 by Rowan Borchers
Two thirds of the ball committee have issued a letter apologising for organisational problems, but the Chairman and...
Protestors criticise Kagame at Said Business School

Protestors criticise Kagame at Said Business School

19th May 2013 by Jonathan Epstein, Rowan Borchers
Around 40 people protested against the Rwandan president on Saturday
Mumps outbreak affects finalists

Mumps outbreak affects finalists

17th May 2013 by Rowan Borchers
A mumps outbreak is undermining finalists' exams in several Oxford colleges
Students campaign against "victim blaming" Tesco card

Students campaign against "victim blaming" Tesco card

16th May 2013 by Rowan Borchers
Petition calls for the withdrawal of card which 'belittles sexual harassment'
Teddy Hall Earth Sciences dinner crashed

Teddy Hall Earth Sciences dinner crashed

9th May 2013 by Rowan Borchers, Esther Hodges
A dinner at St Edmund Hall celebrating Oxford University's new partnership with Shell has been stormed by anti-tar...
Award for Rwandan President protested

Award for Rwandan President protested

9th May 2013 by Rowan Borchers
Tutors and students object to the honouring of President Paul Kagame by students at the Said Business School
The Cherwell Profile: Peter Singer

The Cherwell Profile: Peter Singer

9th May 2013 by Rowan Borchers
Rowan Borchers meets the philosopher and vegetarian activist Peter Singer.
Oxfordshire Tories maintain power, despite election losses

Oxfordshire Tories maintain power, despite election losses

4th May 2013 by Rowan Borchers
The Conservative Party has lost overall control of Oxfordshire County Council, but will continue to run its...
A Darker Shade of Brown

A Darker Shade of Brown

22nd Apr 2013 by Rowan Borchers
Rowan Borchers talks to Derren Brown about magic, fear and insecurity
St Hugh's settle court case over "selecting by wealth"

St Hugh's settle court case over "selecting by wealth"

22nd Mar 2013 by Rowan Borchers
St Hugh’s College have reached an agreement with Damien Shannon, the applicant suing the college for “selecting...
Oxford Sports Federation President-elect refused visa

Oxford Sports Federation President-elect refused visa

12th Mar 2013 by Rowan Borchers
The President-elect of Oxford University Sports Federation is being forced to leave the UK, due to changes in the...
University blocks Google docs to fight phishing

University blocks Google docs to fight phishing

28th Feb 2013 by Rowan Borchers
A rise in the number of phishing emails sent to Oxford students’ accounts, causing the university to block Google...
Oxford Union takes money from weapons firm

Oxford Union takes money from weapons firm

21st Feb 2013 by Rowan Borchers
Union criticised for accepting sponsorship from arms company BAE
JCRs criticise University's new strategic plan

JCRs criticise University's new strategic plan

14th Feb 2013 by Rowan Borchers
Common room presidents question the University's emphasis on 'Global Policy' and 'interdisciplinarity'
Student's artwork exhibited in Trinity's dining hall

Student's artwork exhibited in Trinity's dining hall

7th Feb 2013 by Rowan Borchers
DPhil student's artwork is temporarily replacing portraits of alumni in the Trinity dining hall. The exhibition is...
Postgrads too poor to study

Postgrads too poor to study

31st Jan 2013 by Rowan Borchers
15 per cent of postgrad offer-holders decline place owing to insufficient funding
Boys missing out on university

Boys missing out on university

25th Jan 2013 by Rowan Borchers
Universities Minister targets “white working class boys” in admission process
Suicide rates have increased since the recession

Suicide rates have increased since the recession

17th Jan 2013 by Rowan Borchers
Statistics show an annual increase in suicides, particularly among women
St Anne's encourages dryathlon for Cancer Research UK

St Anne's encourages dryathlon for Cancer Research UK

10th Jan 2013 by Rowan Borchers
Students are being encouraged to forgo alcohol in January to raise money for Cancer Research UK, in St Anne's latest...