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Eggs of butterfly thought to be almost extinct found in Oxfordshire

On 16 January, staff and volunteers from the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) discovered approximately two hundred brown hairstreak butterfly eggs. The...

Short-term contracts put Oxford University staff at risk of poverty

An employment tribunal will be convened in Reading this January to look into problems associated with short-term and casual employment contracts at Oxford University, identified by the UCU (University and College Union) as significant causes of poverty.

University College JCR push back against removal of night porters

University College JCR had appealed to the College, expressing upset at the absence of night porters in the college. From the hours of 11pm...

St Hilda’s purchases £12 million accommodation

St Hilda’s college has purchased two spacious Victorian homes to convert into accommodation for post-graduate and visiting students. The new properties, 14 and 16...

Famous Lewis Carroll boat ride re-created

The famous boat ride on which Lewis Carroll is said to have first shared the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was re-created this...

Bus price cap to continue until the end of October

The £2 cap placed on the price of bus tickets has been extended until the end of October.   The programme was originally instituted beginning this...

New Oxford Monopoly board available in November

The games company Winning UK has recently announced that they are developing a new and updated Oxford Monopoly board. 

Astrophoria Foundation Year makes first offers

First offers have been made for Oxford’s Astrophoria Foundation Year, aimed at students who have experienced educational setbacks.

Five arrests following anti-“climate lockdown” protests

Last weekend, five arrests were made during Saturday’s protests against the Oxfordshire City Council’s low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN) trials. Far-right groups such as Patriotic Alternative,...