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Merton vote against Fairtrade certification

This article was originally published in Cherwell on 17 February 2017. Merton College JCR have voted against Fairtrade certification. The motion, proposed by Samuel Banks and seconded by Christopher McGarry, Merton JCR Environment and Ethics Representative, fell by 17 votes to seven. There were nine abstentions. Debate about the motion, put through Merton JCR on... Continue Reading →

The life and death of the millennial author

This article was originally published in Cherwell on 10 February 2017. You know the old stories. The ones in between the words. The ones that fill in the spaces between poems, between novels, between plays. The formative, catalysing, contextualising stories, that we only find if we delve deep into the lives of our favourite writers.... Continue Reading →

A love letter to The Gardener’s Arms

This article was originally published in Cherwell on 10 February 2017. Should you dare venture north, past the border lands of Somerville and St Anne’s, taking a concealed left down a treacherous side street, you’ll be rewarded with the finest veggie pub in Oxford. Arguably, it’s one of the finest gastro-pubs in the city full... Continue Reading →

Nexus affected by “major incident”

This article was originally published in Cherwell on 6 February 2017. Oxford University’s Nexus system was hit by a “major incident” this morning following a “significant power outage” to their data centre. Oxford university systems are therefore heavily “degraded”, making Oxford email inaccessible alongside “a wide number of IT services”. At 11.08am, Oxford’s IT services... Continue Reading →

Fight for OUSU committee commences

This article was originally published in Cherwell on 3 February 2017. OUSU election campaigns were officially launched this week, with the first of two rounds of hustings held at Somerville College on the evening of Monday 30 January. Nominations for positions closed at noon last Thursday, with campaigning officially beginning the next day. The event—held... Continue Reading →

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