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Bodleian Libraries acquire rare Johann Sebastian Bach Manuscript through Acceptance in Lieu Scheme

The Bodleian Libraries have gained ownership of the autographed manuscript of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata for Ascension Day – ‘Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein’ –...

Oxford University Liberal Democrats set to return

The Oxford University Liberal Democrats (OULD) is set to restart this Trinity term. Their current president, Zagham Farhan, a first-year University College student, spoke...

Oriel College removes 18th century painting ‘over fears it would offend students’

"Critics have said the painting was removed over fears it would offend students"

Oxford University releases new mental health toolkit for students

During Hilary vacation on University Mental Health Day, the University of Oxford released a new mental health toolkit for students as part of a...

Exclusive: Nancy Pelosi, Jose Mourinho and Patrick J. Adams to speak at Oxford Union

"Cherwell can exclusively reveal details of the Oxford Union’s Trinity term 2024 term card. Speakers include 52nd Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, football manager Jose Mourinho and actor Patrick J. Adams. "

Oxford academics call for an end to anonymous university donations

Eight Oxford academics were among more than 120 academics, campaigners, politicians and journalists who called for legislation “requiring universities to publish a register of...

Radcliffe Camera to enforce ‘History Readers-Only’ time slots amid overcrowding

Oxford’s iconic Radcliffe Camera, home to the History Faculty Library, has announced "History Readers-Only" time slots after widespread complaints of overcrowding that prevents history...

Oxford University changes electoral process for new Chancellor

"The University of Oxford has announced changes to the regulations governing how the next Chancellor will be elected. A new Chancellor’s Election Committee, consisting of a few internal University representatives, will decide which candidates can be eligible for election"

Oxford Union tribunal upholds Hilary election after ruling on seven allegations of electoral malpractice

The Oxford Union released a report detailing the judgements of a tribunal that considered seven allegations of electoral malpractice. The tribunal upheld the results of the election and found no evidence of electoral interference by the Returning Officers (ROs). In the course of the investigations, both President-elect Ebrahim Osman-Mowafy and candidate Chris Collins were found guilty of making “vexatious claims” against the other and fined £100. 

St Edmund Hall gives welfare role to former Balliol chaplain accused of improper rape remarks

A former Balliol chaplain who stepped down after allegedly making several inappropriate remarks to a rape victim – including asking if she was “aware of the effect she had on men” – has been given a welfare position at St Edmund’s Hall. 

City Council changes provisions for homeless in Oxford

Oxford City Council is relaunching its Somewhere Safe to Stay service, which provides short-term accommodation for people experiencing – or at risk of experiencing – rough sleeping. It aims to provide shelter for people while their needs are assessed to link them with the support they need. 

Emotional baggage: vacation storage at Oxford’s colleges

For many Oxford students, the stress of their degree does not end with the close of term. Instead, academic pressure is replaced by a nightmarish rush to pack up and stuff every single one of their possessions into boxes, suitcases and "whatever containers one can get their hands on." 

Oxford threatens disaffiliation from institutions financing fossil fuels

A group of 21 UK universities stated, in a joint statement released on 15 February, that they would cut ties with their financial providers unless they stopped financing new fossil fuel projects.

St Peter’s Boat Club officially breaks world record

St Peter’s Boat Club has received confirmation that it successfully broke the World Record for the Longest Continuous Row, after rowing for 10 consecutive days on a single rowing machine. The previous record of seven days had been set by Hull University Boat Club in 2019.

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