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    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".
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    Under 20% of students living on site for Trinity Term estimated...

    The University estimated that as of June 1st, the number of students on site totalled 21,203, comprising 10,108 postgraduate students and 11,095 undergraduate students. Of these students, 4,149 used the symptom-free testing programme.

    Lockdown and suicide: Making the unthinkable thinkable

    "What is certain is that, as we emerge into a changed world, with different perspectives, motives and desires, we must remember that lockdowns and pandemic restrictions have this other, less visible, less reported-on cost."

    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.

    BREAKING: Boris Johnson confirms return to normal

    "In a press conference today, Johnson affirmed that all social-distancing rules will be removed, and national mask-mandates repealed two weeks from now."
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    All 18-30 year olds across Oxfordshire urged to take PCR test

    The rise in cases in Oxfordshire is largely concentrated amongst younger age groups and the unvaccinated. With many of the cases being amongst younger, less vulnerable, individuals, one in three new cases are asymptomatic – allowing the virus to spread undetected.

    EXCLUSIVE: Lincoln College hosted wedding after banning visitors due to “sharp...

    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...

    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.

    BREAKING: Chaos in the Union chamber as positive COVID-19 case causes...

    "Cherwell was informed that the member of the chamber received a positive test result during the course of the debates, but attendees who were not close contacts were only informed of the case after the hustings had finished."