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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.

University College kitten name announced

1700 votes were cast over three days, with 36% cast were for the winning name.

Shortlisted names for University College kitten announced

After over 200 names were submitted for the new kitten at University College, the College has narrowed the ideas down to a shortlist of five.

University College seeks name for new kitten

University College have welcomed the “smallest fresher”. But there’s a problem: she doesn’t have a name!

Vice-Chancellor “embarrassed” Michael Gove studied at Oxford

Her comments were a criticism of Mr Gove’s infamous remark that “people in this country have had enough of experts”.

Oriel College to expand Yalda Hakim scholarship for Afghan women

'We are absolutely committed to ensuring that the current brain drain, and the exodus that we’re seeing in the country, doesn’t mean that these people are lost. They are the best and brightest of the last 20 years, and they are the quintessential 9/11 generation.'

Oxford University accepts 92% of offer holders

After A-level exams were decided by teacher assessments for the second year running, the University of Oxford has announced that 92% of offer-holders have been accepted. This means the University's intake in inline with average years.

“No plans” for compulsory vaccination, Oxford University says

Currently, there are no plans for it to be compulsory for students to be fully vaccinated when they arrive at Oxford at the start of Michaelmas term, according to an Oxford University spokesperson.

Oxford University received £6.9m from ExxonMobil since 2015

This brings the total amount of money the University has received from fossil fuel companies since 2015 to £18.8 million.

Most teaching will be in-person, Oxford University plans

In a newsletter sent to students, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education Chair of the Conference of Colleges confirmed the move, adding that teaching will be "enhanced by high-quality online resources" and possibly "online teaching".

People advised not to leave Oxford as cases soar

Although people are not banned from leaving Oxford, authorities are asking people to act with care when travelling into and out of the city.

EXCLUSIVE: Lincoln College hosted wedding after banning visitors due to “sharp increase” of COVID-19

An email sent to Lincoln students, which was shown to Cherwell, warned: "Lodge staff will challenge you and your visitor(s) if you do not adhere to this. This would be embarrassing for you and your visitor(s), so please bear this in mind."

“Return home as soon as possible”: colleges respond to rising COVID cases

Some colleges which had planned to allow students to stay beyond the end of term have urged them to return home. Events such as finalists' dinners have also been postponed or cancelled.

Oxford University opening a vaccination centre for students

The centre will provide a walk-in service, with no need to book in advance.

Protests, Politicians, and Plants: The G7 Health Summit in Oxford

The Health Ministers discussed measures to improve global combat antimicrobial resistance, regulatory frameworks for clinical trials, and how digital healthcare systems and data could improve healthcare. In Oxford, several protests were held to coincide with the meeting, with a variety of agendas in mind.