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Oxford Union does not know what the Labour Party stands for

On Saturday night, the Oxford Union voted in favour of the motion “This House does not know what the Labour Party stands for.” The final count had 188 members voting for the motion and 70 members voting against. 

The Language of Cooking

Under Oxford’s dreaming spires and overlooking Magpie Lane’s centuries-old cobbles is a simple modern kitchen. I like to think of it as my friends’...

Oxfordshire County’s funding gap grows from £9.1 million to £11.2 million

Following the central government’s annual allocation of funding to local councils, Oxfordshire’s projected £9.1 million budget shortfall has grown to £11.2 million for the 2024/25 financial year after the county did not receive as much grant support funding as expected.

Oxford Union believes money can buy you happiness

At Saturday night’s intervarsity debate against the Cambridge Union, members voted in favour of the motion “This House believes money can buy you happiness.”

Oxford researchers unveil Neptune’s true colour

A team led by Professor Patrick Irwin of Oxford University’s Department of Physics found that Neptune and Uranus are both pale blue-green, not deep navy blue as is commonly believed. The main purpose of their study, published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, was to explain why Uranus’s colour changes throughout its year.

Protesters block Barclays entrance in pro-Palestine demonstration

Around a hundred protestors blocked the entrance to Barclays on Cornmarket Street in a demonstration organised by Oxford Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) in support of the boycott, divest, sanctions (BDS) movement currently targeting the bank.

Oxford Vice-Chancellors’ compensation passed £1 million last year

Oxford University and College Union (UCU) Committee told Cherwell: “Whilst Oxford University’s Vice Chancellors continue to receive six-figure salaries, the pay and conditions of many staff who work to make this University a world-leading educational institution continue to deteriorate.”

Updated University statement hopes for Gaza ceasefire

In an update to its response to recent events in Israel, Gaza, and the Middle East, Oxford University has expressed its hopes for a further ceasefire.

Jeremy Corbyn speaks at Oxford March for Palestine

Hundreds marched through Oxford city centre in a demonstration organised by Oxford Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) on 16 December. The protest marked the tenth...

Three titles shortlisted for Blackwell’s Book of the Year

A panel from Oxford institution booksellers Blackwell’s have named Mary Beard’s Emperor of Rome, Martin MacInnes’ In Ascension, and Pari Thomson’s Greenwild as winners...

Oxford team rediscovers “bizarre, egg-laying mammal”

Expedition Cyclops, which explored the Cyclops mountains in Indonesia and included researchers from the University of Oxford, rediscovered Attenborough's long-beaked echidna which was last...

Hundreds gather at vigil for peace organised by Oxford community leaders

Several hundred attendees attended a vigil for peace on Broad Street last Sunday evening in light of ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza. Local...

Sober at Oxford: Teetotalers discuss Freshers’ week and beyond

"Many non-drinker students speak of acceptance and enjoyment, while some warn of exclusion."

Oxfordshire County Council votes for LTNs despite vocal opposition

Oxfordshire County Council voted last Tuesday to make the East Oxford Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) permanent. According to the Council’s report, this includes three LTNs...