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Olivia Boyle

Wizardry, canal boats, and the Vicky Arms

“It’ll be a fucking feast,” Mother Catweazle declares. Strapping in for the second Catweazle Club of February, Common Ground is abuzz with anticipation.  Streams of...

Spotlight: The Gatehouse’s Community Café

The Gatehouse must be one of the only social enterprises in Oxford where an upsurge in usage is not necessarily a good thing. Since...

In conversation with Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Laura Marks CBE

Today marks 79 years since the liberation of the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Since 2001, on this day, there has been an international commemoration of...

Adidas, Auden, and the author: on Zoom with Mark Ford

The emails I exchanged with Mark Ford had the paw prints of a poet: frequent ellipses and the sparing sign-off ‘M’, like our interview,...

Cherwell Food dines at Lula’s Ethiopian and Eritrean Cuisine

I knew it would be good when we were sat opposite Lula’s poetry library.  On a warm afternoon in early June, my friend and I...

A manifesto for climate education

The Zoom screen flitters from darkness to the gradual clarity of humanoid pixels. I am looking at the official face of tomorrow. As the...

Wadham wins national Climate Quiz

Wadham College has been crowned the champion of the National Union of Students’s Feburary Big Climate Quiz. The quiz was part of the sustainability...

Hopping into business: Oriel launches birthday beer range

In celebration of its 697th anniversary, Oriel College has launched its own “specially-brewed range of beers”.  The beer range was championed by the college’s lodge...

The Perfect Tory? Rishi Sunak’s tutors reveal his student persona

Breaking news: Sunak hasn’t changed much. It’s the late nineties, Lincoln College is awaiting the arrival of an earnest, economically and socially conservative PPEist....

Oxford University awarded University of Sanctuary status

The University of Oxford has received an award from the Universities of Sanctuary for its continued commitment to helping those who have been forcibly...

Oxford City Council announces new plans for housing those in need

Oxford City Council is adapting its response to housing those in need. Whilst the annual closure of the city’s emergency winter shelter is expected...

Teachers on strike march through Oxford

Teachers on strike took to Oxford’s streets on Thursday afternoon with drums, whistles and placards in hand. This National Education Union (NEU) strike-day was the...

Oxford Professors unfairly dismissed for their age, tribunal finds

A tribunal in March ruled that four professors were unfairly dismissed by the University on the grounds of their age. As it stands, the policy...

Oriel College the last in Oxford to end Scholars’ Privilege in room ballot

After years of discussion, Oriel College’s Governing Body has agreed with the JCR to abolish Scholars’ Privilege in the room ballot. It is the...