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Another surgeon uses bogus Oxford degree

A Ugandan doctor was arrested last weekend after claiming to have earned a degree in Medicine from Oxford University.

MCR poach JCR housing

Students at New College have expressed anger following an MCR decision to swap popular undergraduate housing with their own.

5 Minute Tute – The EU Crunch

America's not alone: we look at the bailouts across the Continent

Interview: Joseph Nye

The West's future is brighter than pundits think

Interview: Robert Fisk

Emily Packer asks The Independent's foreign correspondent if there is any way out for the Middle East.

The Dark Side

by Emily PackerEver since William Blake declared Milton to be of the Devil’s party without knowing it, artists in all media have relied on...

Death of the Reader

 Emily Packer peruses the problems of reading for pleasure as an Oxford studentI have been at Oxford only seven weeks, but as a fresher...

Exclusive Interview: Albanian Author Fatos Kongoli at the Maison Francaise 31/10/07

by Emily Packer With thanks to Miranda Dawkins for interpreting the interview. Though his name may not yet be familiar to...


Letter To: My Incoming College Children

You will make friends, you will fit in. Plus, you always have our college family!

Uni ‘spends £108,000’ to recruit each additional low-income student

Recent analysis also suggests no connection between the proportion of students from poorer postcodes and final exam scores

India’s legalisation of gay sex is India’s success, not the West’s

Western coverage of India's overturning of Section 377 was at best uninformed and at worst insulting

The Art of Small Talk

At the beginning of October a hormonal mass of teens, infused with adrenalin and trepidation, will descend on Oxford for a week of clumsy...

The ‘Brideshead Revisited’ reputation haunting Oxford

Is there any truth in the fictional portrayals of the University?