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Friday, June 24, 2022

Charlie Hancock

Charlie is reading Human Sciences at Hertford College. After working as a News Editor and Deputy Editor, she was co-Editor in Chief with Jill Cushen for HT22.

President Zelensky to address Oxford students

Students at Oxford University will be among those able to attend a virtual address by President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine on June 10th.

‘You know that you’re witnessing history’: CNN’s Clarissa Ward at the Union

“Not only do you know that you’re witnessing history,” she said, recalling the first attack on Kharkiv. “You know that you can’t fully get your arms around everything that’s happening. But you also know that your only job is to be on air and describe what you’re seeing.”

No-confidence motion in SU Vice President passes first reading

A motion of no confidence in the Student Union’s Welfare and Equal Opportunities Officer has passed its first reading at the Student Council, with 25 votes in favour out of 36. If the motion passes its second reading in Seventh Week, a referendum of students would be called Ninth Week.

Government cuts ties with NUS over ‘antisemitic rot’

After a series of scandals, the government has cut all ties with the National Union of Students (NUS), accusing it of having “antisemitic rot at its heart”.

Thousands demand Oxford Union no-platforms Afghan politician

A petition demanding that the Oxford Union cancels a speaker event featuring a prominent Afghan politician who fled the country after the Taliban gained power has received over 10,000 signatures.

2023 English finals to be open-book

While many parts of Oxford life have transitioned back to a state of pre-Pandemic normality, the English Faculty has announced that the majority of...

Hertford cat defies Exeter Library ban

There appear to be no signs of a détente between Simpkin IV of Hertford College and Walter of Exeter, as Simpkin has been spotted in the Exeter College Library two weeks after he was banned from the premises.

Timothée Chalamet’s ‘Wonka’ to resume filming in Oxford

Oxfordshire County Council have issued notices confirming that filming of the upcoming film Wonka staring Timothée Chalamet will resume in Oxford this February.

‘I’m a practical man’: Lech Wałęsa in conversation

There can’t be many people who have inspired both an opera and a U2 stadium anthem. President Lech Wałęsa may well be one of...

Most teaching to be in-person, but face coverings mandatory, University says

However, due to record high rates of COVID-19 across the country, the University assessed that it is “important that we all keep on taking steps to limit the spread of the virus while you are making the most of your time in Oxford”. Among these steps is wearing face coverings, which will now be mandatory in all teaching and assessment settings for those who are not exempt.

From Cherwell to the BBC: Marianna Spring in Conversation

Since being appointed the BBC’s first specialist disinformation reporter at the start of 2020, she has monitored the spread of viral misinformation and conspiracy theories across social media, and the consequences when they bleed into the real world. It has been a year which has seen her delve into corners of the internet where QAnon and anti-vax conspiracies thrive,

Linacre alumni express concern over name change procedure

"Cherwell has heard from early alumni of Linacre College who have expressed concerns that the multi-step process of approving the name change could disadvantage the views of alumni and fellows of the College. The process, which could take as long as a year, requires the 5430 strong Congregation to approve the proposed change before it is submitted to the Privy Council for approval."

Climate Justice Campaign criticise Linacre name change donation

"Linacre College’s receipt of a ‘transformative' donation from SOVICO Group has drawn criticism from the Oxford Climate Justice Campaign because of the company's associations with the aviation and petroleum industry."

Christ Church students condemn Dean for comparing his experience to the Holocaust

The Junior and Graduate Common Rooms of Christ Church have condemned the College’s suspended Dean - the Very Reverend Martyn Percy - for a blog post in which he invoked imagery from the Holocaust when describing the criticism he has received.