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Charlie Hancock

Charlie is reading Human Sciences at Hertford College. After working as a News Editor and Deputy Editor, she was co-Editor in Chief with Jill Cushen for HT22.

Linacre alumni express concern over name change procedure

"Cherwell has heard from early alumni of Linacre College who have expressed concerns that the multi-step process of approving the name change could disadvantage the views of alumni and fellows of the College. The process, which could take as long as a year, requires the 5430 strong Congregation to approve the proposed change before it is submitted to the Privy Council for approval."

Climate Justice Campaign criticise Linacre name change donation

"Linacre College’s receipt of a ‘transformative' donation from SOVICO Group has drawn criticism from the Oxford Climate Justice Campaign because of the company's associations with the aviation and petroleum industry."

Christ Church students condemn Dean for comparing his experience to the Holocaust

The Junior and Graduate Common Rooms of Christ Church have condemned the College’s suspended Dean - the Very Reverend Martyn Percy - for a blog post in which he invoked imagery from the Holocaust when describing the criticism he has received.

Linacre College to change name after £155m donation

The College says that the donation will have a “transformative effect”, since it has one of the smallest endowments in the University. In 2018, the College’s endowments came to £17.7 million. The donation will go towards the construction of a new graduate centre, and fund graduate access scholarships. A significant part of the donation will go towards the College’s general endowment fund to support the daily running of the College.

History professor at centre of harassment allegations will have no contact with students this year

The History Faculty has announced that Professor Peter Thompson has agreed that he will not have any contact with students this year, after allegations of inappropriate behaviour were widely publicised following an Al Jazeera Investigation.

Oxford University to survey students’ vaccination status

The survey will be voluntary, and the University will protect the anonymity of students who take part.

Oxford Union announces response to Equality and Access Report

An executive summary of the report, cosigned by the Union President Chengkai Xie, and President-Elect Molly Mantle, was announced in the chamber before a debate on the motion “this house would give up liberty for safety” was held.

PPE finalists sign open letter calling for all finals to be open-book

Economics finals will be held in an open-book online format, while politics and philosophy are set to be sat in-person. The signatories say that this discrepancy will disadvantage them, since finalists who matriculated in 2019 will never have sat an in-person exam during their time at Oxford University.

Inside Pandora’s Box

It is yet more evidence that a two-tier system exists. The ultra-rich have access to a completely different rulebook, leaving ordinary people to foot the bill.

EXCLUSIVE: Oxford Union announces final speakers and return of beer garden

The Secret Barrister, BAFTA-winning actor Jared Harris, and journalist Yalda Hakim among the high-profile speakers set to attend in-person events.

EXCLUSIVE: Carole Baskin and Jacob Rees-Mogg to speak at Oxford Union

Tiger King star Carole Baskin, Afghan politician Azra Jafari, and Jacob Rees-Mogg MP are among the speakers who will appear at the Oxford Union in Michaelmas Term.

Lincoln College and St Edmund Hall asking students for COVID vaccination status

While Oxford University is not requiring students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, Cherwell has learned that two colleges are asking students to disclose whether they are fully vaccinated against the disease.

BREAKING: History faculty to hold most finals in-person

Four of the seven final papers will be sat in-person in the Exams School.

Worcester apologises for hosting “homophobic” conference

"The course featured speakers who have appeared to draw connections between homosexuality and paedophilia."