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Oxford scholar questions £335m painting’s Da Vinci attribution

Wolfson fellow Matthew Landrus says only 5-20% of the 'Salvator Mundi' is Da Vinci's work, after a recording breaking sale at Christie’s auction house

Trump to visit Oxford

His three-day visit to the UK is “likely” to include a meal at Winston Churchill’s birthplace, Blenheim Palace, on the 12th of July.

In defence of astrology

With horoscopes, you are either proven right, or can hide behind the fact its just a little bit of fun. What's to lose?

Georgian independence petition discovered at Bodleian

The petition is the first documented occasion of the Georgian population protesting for further rights as a nation

Students hold emergency vigil to honour Palestinians killed in protests

Over 100 students and residents observed the vigil, which fell on the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian exodus of 1948

‘Dirty protest’ against Somerville’s newly gender-neutral toilets

An email from Somerville's JCR president requested that the perpetrator "refrain from being a barbaric idiot"

Students launch ‘mixed-race’ group

A welcome event is planned at Somerville for third week, however the group is still unofficial

Somerville’s ‘non-binary’ signs draw criticism

New signs were attached directly over the old with velcro

College JCRs back all-female festival

Somerville and Wadham JCRs have each supported £250 worth of funding for The Sisterhood Festival, a charity music event organised exclusively by and for those whose identify as women

Men who fail to equal parents’ academic achievements ‘suffer mental distress’

The Oxford study found that failing to match educational accomplishments caused distress similar to a divorce

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‘No Offence’ and ‘Antinuous: Boy Made God’ at the Ashmolean

A review of the museum's latest exhibitions which are dedicated to telling LGBTQ+ stories

Fandom: democracy or tyranny?

Hollywood's decisions have become increasingly determined by internet fandoms

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