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Nuffield College ‘unconcerned’ about academic’s ‘racist pseudoscience’, claim students

Cherwell understands that as many as seven Nuffield students complained to College administrators about Noah Carl’s conduct in the wake of last year’s revelation...

Ousted Oxford MP to be awarded peerage

Nicola Blackwood has worked for the lobbying firm Global Counsel since losing her seat

Oxford academics scoop eight New Year Honours

Four female Oxford academics and two famous alumni are among those recognised in the 2019 New Year Honours list

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...

Oxford flies Suffragette flag marking centenary of women’s vote

The banner is a reproduction of an original flown by the Oxford Women's Suffrage Society

Oxford’s pledge to support estranged students receives mixed response

Only students registered as estranged are eligible for the full bursary

Former Nuffield fellow denounced for “racist pseudoscience”

Former Nuffield College researcher Noah Carl has been denounced by hundreds of academics for what they describe as his “racist pseudoscience.” Carl is now...

Jesus College accused of controversial evangelical group ‘cover-up’

Jesus is now the third Oxford college to have hosted Christian Concern in recent years, along with Exeter and Trinity, whilst LMH is currently considering whether or not to host the group
A tweet written by Stephen Pax Leonard about Sadiq Khan reading: "He is a miserable little excuse for mayor. He just wants London to be a Mecca for Muslims."

Revealed: Oxford research associate’s far-right links

Dr Stephen Pax Leonard wrote, 'liked' and retweet anti-Semitic content, and was due to attend the Traditional Britain Group (TBG) conference held last Saturday week

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Australia's sledging has evolved in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal last year

Ed David named OURFC Blues captain for 2019

David will be captain for the forthcoming 2019 Varsity campaign
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The Year in Fashion: 2018’s Best and Worst Trends

The Cherwell Fashion Editors give their take on 2018's key trends.
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Is Boxing in Danger of Losing its Prestige?

Oliver Donaldson reflects on Mayweather’s humiliation of Nasukawa

2018’s Cultural Highlights

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