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Oxford pays lecturers higher than nearly all Russell Group Universities

New data reveals Oxford University is one of the best paying Russell Group universities. The University ranks sixth for percentage of academics paid in...

Who are Trump and Biden speaking to?

We should keep in mind when reading about American politics, who the candidates are trying to convince (or scare) in order to win. That is, in most cases, why they are saying what they are saying.

EDI report reveals only one in three Oxford academics are women

The new University equality and diversity report shows women make up only one in three Oxford academics. The workforce is significantly more diverse in...

Why you should be political

Many of us have been told that the only political thing we must always do, and the most important thing we can do, is...

Navalny: Man, Symbol, Martyr

"The Kremlin claims Navalny suffered sudden death syndrome, but his body is still being held, making it impossible to investigate independently."

“Godfather of AI” gives lecture on AI and its risks at the Sheldonian Theatre

Geoffrey Hinton CC, FRS, FRSC, a Canadian-British computer scientist and cognitive psychologist known as the “Godfather of AI,” gave the annual Romanes lecture entitled on 19 February. The lecture was titled “Will Digital Intelligence Replace Biological Intelligence?” 

A crash course in British politics: What does the public care about? (Week 7)

So, the voters are quite clear – the economy, immigration and healthcare services are generally most important to them.

Oxford threatens disaffiliation from institutions financing fossil fuels

A group of 21 UK universities stated, in a joint statement released on 15 February, that they would cut ties with their financial providers unless they stopped financing new fossil fuel projects.

Student Welfare and Support Service report shows increase in reported sexual assaults

The Student Welfare and Support Service (SWSS) published its annual reports for 2022-2023 on 19 February, 2024. The report includes assessments of Counselling, Disability...

A crash course in British politics: The scandals of recent years (Week 5)

To understand the current election, we ought to understand the things that shape them more than anything – including recent controversies. Be sure, many voters will have them in mind when casting their ballots.

A crash course in British politics: Who will be the next Prime Minister? (Week 3)

Only the big parties are true contenders for the premiership – meaning one of these two will, unless there is a leadership change, become PM.

Get ready for the most important year of your life, yet

The days we are living through will be the subject of history books, but the story is yet to be written. 2024 will be a crucial year for the struggles of our time – for the climate, for our rights, for our lives, and for the world as we know it.

A crash course in British politics: How elections work (Week 1)

The winning party’s leader – today, realistically, either Rishi Sunak (Conservative) or Keir Starmer (Labour) – will become the Prime Minister.

A crash course in British politics: An introduction (Week 0)

If you are reading this you most likely live in the United Kingdom. You might also, like me, be new here. As a first-year...