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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.


Nuffield students defend Noah Carl after “racist pseudoscience” petition

Three Nuffield PhD students have signed a letter defending the former Nuffield fellow Noah Carl, after he was denounced in a petition signed by...

New taxi hailing app launches in Oxford

The startup's CEO wants to make taxis "more accessible and affordable"

What’s next for Theresa May?

Major constitutional changes must not be carried out without adequate support

If Merkel Says Auf wiedersehen, what’s Next for Germany?

The German people must decide what they want, and whether the CDU will be able to provide it, whoever leads them.
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Branding Matters

What does it take to make a strong brand? Apparently not the same as it did five years ago. Georgia Watkins analyses the shift in branding strategies and the rise and fall of the logo.