"Twitter has shown themselves to be better arbiters of truth than Oxford University."
Protesters marched through Oxford on Thursday to express their concerns about potential COVID vaccination policy in light of the G7 health ministers’ summit, hosted by the University of Oxford from June 3-4th.
"Top 5, Up Next and other algorithm tools were also blamed for increasing the likelihood of users getting stuck in echo chambers."
After a remote Hilary, Cherwell asked Oxford University’s sports clubs about their plans for reopening. “You can't really get close to someone while you're on...
"According to the National Literacy Trust, 16.4% of UK adults (7.1 million people) are functionally illiterate, which has been strongly linked to reduced economic, physical and personal wellbeing. Problems start early, with one in five 11-year-olds unable to read well."
"Dealing with a shortage of library slots since Michaelmas, the Bodleian Library has introduced a new booking system whereby students who fail to turn up to sessions without cancelling beforehand risk being suspended from the service."
"As sovereign-bonds issued during the Covid-19 pandemic mature over the next 30 or even 100 years, governments will “either have to invest to mitigate climate change as part of their commitments under the Paris climate agreement — or face the costs of global warming directly”, according to the report."
"Layla Moran, MP of Oxford West and Abingdon, cost taxpayers £173,665.94, spending £130,072.44 on staffing, £21,093.07 on accommodation, £18,110.94 on office costs, £2,487.71 on staff travel and £1,901.78 on MP travel."
"Lady Margaret Hall and Magdalen grounds were particularly affected, with pictures of flooded outdoor grounds shared across Twitter and Instagram by students."
Facebook and Twitter revealed that they removed more than 317,000 accounts and pages from their platforms in a 22-month period, but they are up against an industry that has become “professionalised, with private firms offering disinformation-for-hire services,” says Dr Samantha Bradshaw, a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII).
If you walked into any Waterstones in the month of December you would have seen Yotam Ottelenghi’s most recent book, Flavour, piled high on...
Home Secretary Priti Patel defended police presence in a press conference on Tuesday (12 January), where she confirmed 45,000 fixed fine notices have been handed out across England for lockdown breaches to date.
"Lockdown has heightened our collective experience of album drops. In a time of physical separation, bonding over a shared auditory experience is a privilege we haven’t taken for granted."
Angela Eichhorst writes about how we can learn from two religious communities, Greyfriars Franciscan Friary and the Buddha Vihara Temple, during the second lockdown.