Authors Posts by Esther Hodges

Esther Hodges


OULC dismayed with Labour Students

Oxford University Labour Club to write an open letter to Labour Students expressing their dissatisfaction with the organisation

Second ‘Fuck you Willetts’ banner used in protest

David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, was confronted by another ‘Fuck you David Willetts’ banner at Balliol last night while present at the college for a dinner

OUSU electoral candidate asked to stand down

In a last minute development in this year’s OUSU election campaign, a visiting student has been asked by OUSU Returning Officer Nick Cooper to step down from running for the role of International Student Officer

OUSU presidential candidates announced

The contest for the OUSU presidency began today, with Jane Cahill (Queen’s), Alex Bartram (Balliol), Nathan Akehurst (Lincoln) and Louis Trup (Brasenose) annoucing they will run

PCRFC face sanctions for "the academic year"

PCRFC captain has resigned his position whilst the team are banned from competing and are relegated

Jedward come to Oxford

Christ Church played host to the famous twins as they film new TV show 'Jedward's Big Adventure'

Exeter third years in matriculation photo prank

Freshers of Exeter College were to have their matriculation photo disrupted when a group of third and fourth year students ran onto the quad to re-enact a famous Monty Python sketch

Oxford academics to walk out on Halloween

Academics and staff are set to go out on strike on Thursday 31 October due to a dispute over pay

Rhodes Trust receives landmark £75 million donation

The Trust which provides scholarships for future leaders to study at the University of Oxford has received its largest donation yet

Tommy Robinson’s Oxford Union appearance cancelled

The founder and leader of the English Defence League, Tommy Robinson, will no longer appear at the Union’s patriotism debate in November due to security concerns


70% of students only drink to fit in, says NUS survey

Almost half of the survey’s participants claimed that prior to starting university they had a perception that students spent most of their time getting drunk.

Oxford ranked as Britain’s least socially inclusive university

Just one in ten students at Oxford view themselves as working class while over 60% of students went to a private or grammar school.

Voluntourism: how a booming industry has real world consequences

Combining volunteering with tourism often harms rather than helps disadvantaged communities

Follow the Money: How football puts finance over fans

In light of Bolton Wanderer's narrow escape from administration, we need to confront how money dominates our nation's favourite sport.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary degree should be revoked

If the degree was awarded to honour human rights, can it not be revoked to honour human rights?