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Nobody Can Get Over How Ridiculous Last Night's University Challenge Was

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Monday’s edition of University Challenge had viewers glued to their screens with a particularly interesting set of contestants and a few major gaffe...

How to Get Into Oxford as an International Student

Marcus Ereira | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Marcus Ereira

Coming down from your country to the UK you are not going to settle for anything les than Oxbridge. However, the Oxbridge application process is sligh...

Students Are Sharing The Most Outrageous Library Book Graffiti

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University students have documented funny, bizarre and outrageous graffiti scrawled on their priceless library books. Pictures posted to Facebo...

Oxford Historian Stabbed To Death 'Vicious' Attack In His Own Home

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.04.2016 | UK

A murder investigation has been launched after historian Adrian Greenwood was found stabbed to death following a "vicious and sustained attack". Polic...

Why David Cameron and Boris Are Probably Secret Taylor Swift Fans

Lydia Suffield | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

The fracturing of a clique. Any teenager knows what that means. Sitting alone at the lunch table. A few exclamation-marks littered tweets. Taylor Swift writes about it beautifully in Bad Blood, which should practically be mandatory listening for any teenager dealing with a broken friendship group.

Embarrassment For Cameron As Aunt Poised To March Against Tory Cuts

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK

David Cameron is facing scorn from yet another of his close family members, as it was revealed the Prime Minister's aunt will today be joining hundred...

This Homeless Woman And Her Dog Saved Store Thousands By Bravely Tackling A Burglar

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK

A homeless woman and her dog who bravely tackled a shop burglar have been hailed as "amazing" for securing the return of thousands of pounds worth of ...

Men's Day in Romania: Something to Celebrate?

Jo Simmons | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

via Flickr It is a truth universally acknowledged that in any online discussion of women's rights, someone will indignantly argue that there's too m...

Cameron In Second Awkward Bust-Up With His Own Council Over Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK

David Cameron has urged the Tory county council in his own constituency to re-think its plan to cut services, seemingly undeterred by the stinging rip...

This VERY Prominent Oxford MP Is Being Mocked For Slamming PM's Council Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK

The Prime Minister has penned a stinging letter to his local council complaining that budget cuts are hitting vital services, somehow failing to remem...

What It Really Takes to Get Into Oxbridge

Lucy Parsons | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Parsons

The Oxbridge interview is a daunting event. There's so much mystique around it. Everyone knows that these esteemed universities want you to have amazing exam grades and an enormous capacity for hard work. But, other than this, no-one seems to be clear on what they're looking for.

Not All Sex Offenders Are Celebrities

Peter Wanless | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Peter Wanless

Years of hard campaigning have helped create a better environment for them to come forward. Having opened the public's eyes to the persistent levels of sexual assaults on children - over 31,000 recorded by police in England and Wales last year - it would be a travesty if victims are forced back into silence, fearing they will not be believed when they speak up."

Let's Not Turn Oxbridge Into a Comprehensive

Judith Vonberg | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Judith Vonberg

As an Oxford graduate educated in a comprehensive school, I am dismayed at the idea of abandoning the selection criteria at Oxford and Cambridge universities. Academic standards would deteriorate and academically minded students would be denied the chance to aspire.

Nick Hampson - The Student Entrepreneur to Watch

Emma Jacobs | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Jacobs

Alongside his degree, Oxford Student Nick Hampson has a handful of flourishing ventures. His latest, an app, is currently in an investment series (aiming to entice investors) in order to raise a quarter of a million pounds.

The Far-Left Must Not Be Allowed to Politicise Identity

David Browne | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

We should not simply wait for the Far-Left to marginalise themselves and tear themselves apart; so long as they continue to presumptively appropriate voices and claim to speak for others, we must continue to speak out and demonstrate that they do not.

The Oxford English Dictionary (If David Cameron Had His Way With It)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Comedy

The Oxford English Dictionary has decided to add a host of new words and changed some existing definitions in light of recent political and societal f...

Sex, Mischief & Witches: The Dark Side Of A Medieval Oxford Nunnery

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

Archaeologists excavating a medieval Benedictine nunnery in Oxford have shed light on the darker side of convent life. The excavation of the Littl...

Reflections on a Trinity of Referenda

David Browne | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

With the 'Trinity of Referenda' now over in Oxford, it is worth considering what the two campaigns, and the results, ultimately showed about the Oxford student politics.

Why We Should Save Subfusc in Oxford

David Browne | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The idea that this is simply making subfusc optional rather than a de facto abolition is to miss the point somewhat.

Oxbridge System Failing Talented State School Pupils

James Gold | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Gold

"Education. Education. Education." This was the cornerstone of New Labour, a platform for unprecedented levels of social mobility, which helped prepare the way for Tony Blair's landslide victory in the 1997 general election. So why are we still in a situation where 83% of Oxbridge students are from only 400 elite schools? The answer is complex.

10 Of The Best Spots To Buy An Investment Property In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

You could be forgiven for thinking that anyone who wants to make money from investment property should head to London. In some parts of the capital a ...

Some British Men Have 'Completely Unacceptable' View Of Women, Says Culture Secretary

PA | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK

The "cultural side" of some communities should be looked at in a bid to see why there are men who have a "completely unacceptable" view of women, Cult...

British Police: Pre-election Scapegoats in Establishment Child Abuse Cover Up?

Chris Hobbs | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Chris Hobbs

Little wonder then, that just before a general election, it has been politically expedient to shine the 'cover up spotlight' on a battered, bruised and demoralised police service.

These Crimes Were So Bad It Left Police Force Feeling 'Ashamed'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK

The scale of sexual abuse of children in Oxfordshire has prompted the local police force to admit it feels "ashamed" of its failure to stop it. A r...

Oxford Arson Attacks See Flaming Car Ram Council Building

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK

A devastating spree of suspected arson attacks has seen a council building gutted after a car believed to be packed with gas canisters rammed into it....