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‘I just try to see the world clearly’: An Interview with...

Louis Theroux speaks to Abby Ridsdill-Smith about politics, popularity, and participating in a sensual eating party

UCU to vote on second set of strikes

The ballot follows the UCEA's final offer of a 2-2.8% pay rise for university staff.

St Hilda’s creates new trans rep

The motion, which passed with 63 votes and 1 abstention, proposed that the JCR “introduce the Transgender Students officer as a JCR committee position"

Oxford professor banned from driving after hitting child

The 97-year-old professor was charged with a £750 fine and a twelve month driving ban for dangerous driving

“There is always more that can be done”

Oxford is still some way from addressing its mental health problem, writes Abby Ridsdill-Smith

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“Look what you made me do”: Taylor Swift’s reinvention

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Town vs Gown 2019: Press Release

The official press release ahead of the Town vs Gown 2019 boxing event