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Friday, June 24, 2022

Matilda Gettins

Buy One, Give One Free: Oxbridge competition to donate to food banks

"The food charity ‘Because We Can’ is running a food bank collection competition between Oxford and Cambridge University, ending on November 30th. Under the title ‘Buy One, Give One Free!’ (BOGOF), they are encouraging students to buy and donate items needed by local food banks."

Victorian Christmas Market visits Oxford

"The ‘Oxford Victorian Christmas Market’ took place on Gloucester Green and Broad Street this weekend, with festive stalls, food courts and entertainment."

Over a third of UK Government COP26 advisors associated with Oxbridge

"The UK Government was advised by the 'Friends of COP' during the last global climate summit. Over a third of the ‘friends of COP' were associated with either Oxford or Cambridge, and over a quarter four attended Russell Group Universities for their studies."

Protest against Nationalities and Borders and Nationalities Bill

The Organisation Oxford Stand Up to Racism had announced the protest.

City council urges citizens to adopt climate-friendly behaviour

"Oxford City Council has published a list of nine key actions that communities and individuals can adopt in order to reduce their carbon footprint.

Boat Race to return to River Thames in 2022

"The Boat Race will return to London this year, taking place on the traditional Championship Course on Sunday 3rd April 2022."

LGBTQ+ ‘Glitterball’ releases tickets

"Glitterball, Oxford’s ball specifically for the LGBTQ+ Community and Allies, will be releasing general tickets on Monday, October 11th."

March and Petition for first Hindu Temple in Oxfordshire

"Hindus from across Oxfordshire took to the streets on Monday evening, calling on the Council to help establish the county’s first Hindu Temple."

Plans to restart greyhound racing in Oxford met with opposition

“Oxford Vegan Action and animal rights charity PETA have expressed their opposition to restarting Greyhound racing at Oxford Stadium. Oxford Vegan Action have held in-person protests, while PETA have started a petition urging the Council to use the stadium for “sports that involve willing human participants”.”

Wolfson College to cut main site carbon emissions by 75% by March 2022

The College plans to reduce building emissions to zero, and operational emissions to “as close to zero as possible”, using carbon offsetting measures only for “any residual carbon footprint that we are unable to eliminate any other way”.

Oxford has second biggest bicycle theft rate in UK: numbers and effects

"Last year Oxford had the second highest rate of bike theft in the UK, with Cambridge first on the list, evaluations of ONS data have found."

University of Oxford takes home ‘Apprenticeship Employer of the Year’ Award

"At this year's Oxfordshire Apprenticeships Awards, the University of Oxford won the ‘Apprenticeship Employer (250+ employees) award’, and two Oxford University apprentices won or were nominated for further special awards."

Protestors demand patent waiver and climate action as G7 health ministers meet

"On Thursday June 3rd, protestors demanded the suspension of patent protection on COVID-19 vaccines, urging the G7 health ministers assembled in Oxford to “put people over profit”. Directly afterwards, the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protested to warn of the detrimental impacts of the climate and ecological emergency on global health."

Modern Art Oxford launches exhibition by Oxford fellow: ‘Samson Kambalu: New Liberia’

"Modern Art Oxford (MAO) has opened a new exhibition ‘Samson Kambalu: New Liberia’ depicting the work of Oxford-based artist and writer Kambalu"