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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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What’s in a name? The social inequality attached to where we go to school

"If you go to a school with a widely known ‘name’ then, whether you want it or not, people perceive it to be one of your characteristics."

Rubbish representation in schools, syllabuses and beyond

But it’s not good enough to leave it to often privileged tutors, canon-compilers and Education Secretaries to dictate which texts we study. Time and time again, they have failed to achieve even the remotest degree of representation, a damning outcome in a subject which is so linked to identity and the self. The texts we study at school and beyond should be chosen and shaped by the diverse populations reading them.

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...

The continued failure to tackle rape culture within schools

"It is overlooked that everyday experiences of sexism are the norm for female students. This normalisation enables sexual assault to be depicted as exceptional - this must be challenged."

City Council donates laptops to schools

Students without access to laptops for home schooling will be supported by Oxford City Council in partnership with other local groups.

‘We Don’t Need No Education’: Assessing What Matters in Schools

"In this drive to ascribe value to students, we risk losing sight of what learning can and should be: an ongoing, unfolding and communal process."

New Oxfordshire service supports children’s mental health

Oxfordshire Discovery College is a new mental health service supporting children and young people. It was created in response to research findings that rates...

Oxford student sets up volunteer tutoring service

A student at the University of Oxford has founded the “Coronavirus Tutoring Initiative”, a service which pairs university students with school students in need...

Students show their love for the climate

Last Friday, February 14, more than 100 school students gathered in Bonn Square as part of Oxford’s latest climate strike. Taking place on Valentine’s...

The UK education system needs to evolve

Mark Roper argues that an understanding of evolution is vital to modern society, and that schools must adapt to reflect this.

Debate: Does Oxford foster a sense of community?

Maxim Parr-Reid and Tilly Nevin debate whether Oxford University fosters a sense of community

English: Lost in translation

We should educate foreign teachers instead of funding vanity trips for students, says Vivien Zhu

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