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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Charlotte Keys

First students facing £150 trashing fines

As the finalists start finishing and prelims approach, Cherwell can report that University staff working for the Proctor’s Office are actively attempting to catch...

Faces of Oxford: a morning with Hertford Porter Nikki Benton

In those nervy interview days, the first person you met at Oxford was a porter. They handed over the keys to your new abode...

Bird Flu case confirmed in Oxford

It has been confirmed this week that an Oxford swan had bird flu. A member of Swan Support, a charity helping sick and injured swans in the Thames Valley area, confirmed that the case was related to a swan at Iffley Lock.

Oxford study reveals COVID-19 can cause memory loss

Researchers from Oxford University’s Department of Experimental Psychology and Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences have revealed that people who have had mild symptoms of COVID-19 can show ‘degraded attention and memory for up to 6-9 months’.

Oxford research finds sharp reduction in children’s hospital admissions

Research conducted at Oxford University has revealed that as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic there has been a dramatic reduction in hospital admissions for children. 

Old Boris Johnson essay argues for return of the Parthenon Marbles

The essay, titled, ‘Elgin goes to Athens – The President marbles at the Grandeur that was (in) Greece’, was written in 1986 for the Oxford Union magazine, Debate. Journalists from Athens newspaper Ta Nea found the article in an Oxford library and have made it public.

Hackers targeted Oxford vaccine research

A review shows that the health sector has been experiencing record hack attempts, with 777 cases recorded between August 2020 and September 2021. This is an increase from the 723 incidents recorded in 2020. 

AstraZeneca will start making profits from Oxford vaccine

“AstraZeneca had previously promised that they would administer the jab on a not-for-profit basis 'at cost', and would only start to make money from the vaccine when Covid-19 was no longer considered to be a pandemic. "

Colleges raise transgender flag for trans awareness week

"Some Oxford colleges, such as Balliol College and Merton College, will be raising the transgender pride flag for trans awareness week this November. ... the flag is symmetrical so that “no matter which way you fly it, it is always correct, signifying us finding correctness in our lives”." 

VegSoc ‘Two Day A Week Campaign’ to reduce meat-consumption at all colleges

"Oxford Vegan and Vegetarian Society (VegSoc) are launching a new 'Two Day A Week Campaign'. This would involve Oxford all colleges serving two hall meals a week completely meatfree." 

The Un-Covered Market: New audio tour of Oxford’s Covered Market launches

The audio tour combines a mixture of sound recordings, poetry snippets, and a series of overheard conversations.

Academics split over Rhodes ‘Retain and Explain’ plaque

The plaque acknowledges the criticism that Rhodes has attracted “in his day and ever since”. This criticism is ongoing with Oxford professors amongst some calling for Rhodes’ removal from Oxford’s High Street. 

Historic Oxford pub to reopen

The pub was originally forced to close after being unable to breakeven in the summer of 2020 after the first lockdown.