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    These pets are the cats’ meow: Cherwell Pet Show 2023

    The pets of Oxford colleges do so much for their stressed students. A friendly tail wag, a lively game of fetch between tutes or...

    New College tortoise, ‘Tessa’, actually male

    After an eventful trip to the vets, it was discovered by New College students that Tessa the tortoise is in fact male. Not only that, but he is anywhere up to 40 years older than the students initially thought. 

    One thing I’d change about Oxford: free the tortoises

    Ben Evans imagines an Oxford where the noble college tortoise roams wild and free

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