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Emily Henson

Can the St George’s flag ever be reclaimed?

"Flying the St George’s flag, bellowing that we should be proud to be English, just seems brash, ignorant and boastful."

Over 170 Oxford faculty and staff sign statement of support for students’ pro-Palestine encampment

"Over 170 faculty and staff at Oxford University have signed an open letter expressing their support for the ongoing pro-Palestine encampment. The statement calls for divestment from Israeli actions in Gaza and for support for Palestinian scholars, following the destruction of all universities in Gaza."

Linacre College names boat after river campaign group

Linacre College women’s first team names new boat after anti-pollution campaign group. The unveiling of River Action took place on 20 April at Linacre...

Delayed New College accommodation which forced students into hotels officially opens

New College’s Gradel Quad has officially opened after month-long delays. The Quad, opened by Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor, Irene Tracey, was built to provide college accommodation...

Zero Emissions Zone lowers air pollution, report shows

With the introduction of the zero emission zone (ZEZ), Oxford city centre has seen reduced pollution and traffic levels. A new council report has...

Exclusive: Nancy Pelosi, Jose Mourinho and Patrick J. Adams to speak at Oxford Union

"Cherwell can exclusively reveal details of the Oxford Union’s Trinity term 2024 term card. Speakers include 52nd Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, football manager Jose Mourinho and actor Patrick J. Adams. "

St Edmund Hall gives welfare role to former Balliol chaplain accused of improper rape remarks

A former Balliol chaplain who stepped down after allegedly making several inappropriate remarks to a rape victim – including asking if she was “aware of the effect she had on men” – has been given a welfare position at St Edmund’s Hall. 

Jacob Rees-Mogg, Madeline Argy, and Philip Wang to speak at Oxford Union

Cherwell can exclusively reveal three new speakers for the Oxford Union this term. Addressing the Union this month will be politician Jacob Rees-Mogg, internet personality Madeline Argy, and comedian Phil Wang.

It’s not whether you rusticate, it’s where: Suspension of studies at Oxford

Oxford has one of the lowest drop-out rates in the country, with around 0.9% of admissions not completing a degree, much lower than the UK average of 5.3%. Absent from the University’s “facts and figures” section is the number of students each year who suspend their study – or “rusticate” as it’s more commonly known.

Oxford hospitals declare increased pressure amidst strikes

Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital has announced increased levels of pressure in the midst of junior doctor strikes lasting six days. An Operational Pressure Escalation Level (OPEL) 4 has been declared, the highest level on the framework, signalling an increased risk of compromised patient care and safety. 

Stagecoach reveals poppy themed Oxford Tube

Stagecoach West has unveiled a new, poppy-themed Oxford Tube coach ahead of Remembrance Day. The coach forms part of Stagecoach’s nationwide campaign to raise...

Oxford tourism numbers rebound after the pandemic

Oxford tourism numbers are now surpassing pre-pandemic levels, after having been among the most reduced in the UK during COVID. Eight and a half...

Oxford research shows promise for repairing brain injuries with 3D printing

Researchers at the Oxford Martin School have developed a method of 3D printing cells that mimic the brain’s architecture. The research, published Wednesday 4...