Let's Not Turn Oxbridge Into a Comprehensive

Judith Vonberg | Posted 23.09.2015 | 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 13.07.2015 | 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 03.07.2015 | 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 27.05.2015 | 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 20.05.2015 | 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 18.05.2015 | 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....

Want to Increase Diversity in the Arts? Get Local

Natalie Wade | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Natalie Wade

We can argue the reasons for this situation until the proverbial cows come home. But what is indisputable is the transformative impact that art and culture has on these young people's lives.

You Can't Disappear Those You Disagree With

Brian John Spencer | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

It's simple: "The only way of living in a free society is to feel that you have the right to say and do stuff." Said Salman Rushdie. Go figure. Let truth and falsehood grapple. How do we know what is right if we don't know wrong and the case that is made for wrong. Ideas may be distasteful and deeply disagreeable, but we cannot airbrush and disappear that and those people that we disagree with.

Why Are Hospitals Such Depressing Places?

Hannah Partos | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Partos

Being on a cancer ward for the first time can feel a lot like a torture camp. There are screams in the night from neighbouring rooms, sounds of retching; there are unfamiliar figures arriving with sharp instruments and toxic substances.

Katie Hopkins; the Worst of Middle Class Britain

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

Hopkins claimed that a child's name was an indicator of social class... tattoos are graffiti and those with tattoos will never be high achievers... She tweeted a cake in the form of an assault rifle, commenting it was the perfect thing for Muslims to eat when breaking their fast.

Newborn Baby Survives Crash That Killed Mother

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK

A mother has been killed and her newborn baby girl airlifted to hospital after the car they were in crashed into a lorry. The crash between a Peugo...

Don't Look Back (Too Much)

Stefan R M Lancy | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan R M Lancy

Brace yourselves, this may come as something of a surprise. I've dropped out of Oxford. Yes, I know. It's something of an about face considering my previous posts but hear me out. I left, not due to egregious academic incompetence, lewd or licentious behaviour beneath hall tables or even to pursue a love interest. It's taken me a while to reflect on this but here I go. I'd welcome your thoughts.

On This Day In 1954: Bannister Ran The Four-Minute Mile (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Sport

Roger Bannister became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes at Iffley Road, Oxford, 60 years ago today. It was on a wet, blustery spri...

Study Reveals Secret Of Improving Racial Tolerance

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

It may seem like common sense that people can be made less racist by simply moving to live in more ethnically-mixed areas, but now research has proven...

Oxford: City of Dreaming Spires

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

It is an extraordinary day, when the reborn sunlight mercifully shone over this English town. When the constantly wet paths reunite with the plain warmth of care, the meadows and the soil tilt together... Dot, dot, dot.

Garden Cities Plan 'Kept Secret' By Tories, Says Top Lib Dem

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The Tories have been accused of suppressing a report that calls for two new garden cities to combat the housing shortage. Liberal Democrat party pr...

Jayden Parkinson Detectives Find A Body In A Grave In Didcot

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A body believed to be that of missing teenager Jayden Parkinson has been discovered buried in a cemetery, police have said. Thames Valley Police said ...

Jayden Parkinson: Man Charged With Murder

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A man has been charged with the murder of 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson following her disappearance nearly two weeks ago, Thames Valley Police said. ...