Authors Posts by Xin Fan

Xin Fan


Report: TEDx Oxford 2012

Xin Fan goes to TEDx Oxford, the student-run Oxford version of the world-renowned conference format, speaking to leading thinkers and innovators, including pianist James Rhodes and charity icon Camila Batmanghelidjh.

Mark Thompson delivers Oxford lectures

Ex-BBC director-general Mark Thompson has been giving lectures at St Peter's College in his role as Visiting Professor in Rhetoric and the Art of Public Persuasion.

Report: US Elections 2012

Cherwell reports from five colleges as Oxford students watch the American presidential election unfold on Tuesday 6 November and the morning of Wednesday 7 November, in a race widely thought by commentators to be 'too close to call'.

Housing campaign gathers pace

Letting agencies are put under pressure to withhold properties until after Christmas

Report: Oxfam turns 70

Oxfam, which started in Oxford during the Second World War, celebrated its 70th birthday at the Oxford Playhouse on 14th October 2012. Xin Fan meets some of the charity's famous supporters, including journalist and satirist Ian Hislop.

Exeter passes motion to remove porn filter

JCR motion, which claims 'there is nothing wrong with pornography', pressures college to make porn sites accessible

Oxford rejects ‘speed-dating’ interview system

It is 'unlikely' that the 'multiple mini interview' system will be introduced to Oxford despite the format being recently set up for various medical courses at other institutions.

Oxford rejects proposal for university report cards

The University dispels the idea that traditional degree classifications may be replaced by the 'Higher Education Achievement Report'

To every wannabe politician: get out there and volunteer

Xin Fan steps out of the bubble, volunteering at the Olympics, and urges politicians to do the same.

Ebdon: Oxbridge application process a “potential barrier”

Minister for Fair Access criticizes Oxford and Cambridge's admissions systems.


Oxford Club Couture

Feathers, latex, or pyjamas: the dress code for Oxford clubs knows no bounds

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...