COVID cases double among young people in Oxford following students’ return
COVID cases among those aged 20–24 in Oxford have doubled in the last week, according to new data reported by the government, in what may be the first indication of the impact of students returning to the city for Hilary Term.
Researchers reveal pandemic’s impact on children’s mental health
A new policy briefing by a team of researchers at King’s College London and Oxford University has revealed the profound impact of the Covid-19 pandemic of the mental health of children and young people, as well as setting out various steps which can be taken to address this growing crisis.
First Year Review: A year in the life of pandemic Oxford
The biggest effect of Covid is the sense of loss of opportunity
University confirms return to in-person teaching from 6 September
The University outlined its “expectation” that “everyone who can will transition to returning to their offices and labs, so that by the beginning of Michaelmas term we will be fully prepared for the next academic year”.
When breath becomes scarce: why Oxford must engage with India’s COVID crisis now
Fear is not nearly so disarming as helplessness. And this pandemic has introduced new ways to understand fear. Last March, there was a fear...
Oxford study suggests loss of learning as a result of lockdown
A study conducted by researchers at Oxford Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science (‘Learning Inequality During the Covid-19 Pandemic’) has revealed that primary school children...
Vaccine Distribution: EU vs UK
Back in April 2020, the number of COVID-19 deaths in the UK reached over 350 people per million – about twice as high as...
Let Normal Programming Resume: Coronavirus Passports Won’t Solve Anything
"I personally am not too fussed about personal liberties. Let’s face it, I didn’t do much with my liberties when I had them. But after a year inside I have started to care more about them. I do not think that it is too much to ask to have a meal in a restaurant without having to present credentials." Charlie Aslet investigates the efficiency of coronavirus vaccine passports.
Oxford study claims deaths outside Wuhan in China did not increase in early 2020
"Outside of Wuhan city, overall deaths did not increase in China during the first three months of the coronavirus pandemic, research by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Oxford University has shown."
Some students can return to university from 8th March
Students on practical courses or those who require specialist facilities can return from 8th March, but other courses will continue to be conducted remotely.
In Praise of the UK’s Vaccine Rollout
I would argue that the vaccine rollout has been one of the few British successes to quietly emerge from the pandemic, primarily as the government has taken a step back and left it to non-partisan public bodies to head the process.
COVID-19 immunity passports: a fair policy?
"If we have sufficient evidence to support the hypothesis of developed immunity, then the policy of immunity passports should be seriously considered. "
Three more University libraries reopen
The Sackler, Vere Harmsworth and Social Science libraries have all reopened as part of the Bodleian’s phased approach to increasing access to its on-site...
Local jeweller asks for lockdown love stories
A local jewellery shop is offering a prize for the "most romantic" lockdown love stories.