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A first, with honours, for the student who rejected Oxbridge

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Elly Nowell is an inspiration to those who never made it to the dreaming spires of Oxbridge: she is the A-level student who did to Oxbridge what Oxbridge necessarily does to so many, and rejected a college yet to decide on her application. It had, she regretfully informed it, failed to meet “the standard of the universities I will be considering”.


Master Classes for the University of Oxford

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The Senior Tutor from St Anne’s College, Oxford and her colleagues recently held Master Classes and Subject Information Sessions in Kuala Lumpur for the University of Oxford.


Mr. ASBO's swan song

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Last Updated on Monday, 28 February 2011 02:01 Written by Emily Carlton - Varsity News

Terrorist swan, notorious for harrassing rowers, may be relocated by the Cam Conservancy agency.


Halfway hell at University

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Last Updated on Sunday, 27 February 2011 21:37 Written by Sammy Talalay - Cherwell

University College’s halfway hall was shut down early last week after student behaviour became disorderly. Second year students, who were celebrating the halfway point of their degrees last Thursday, saw their fun cut short...


Porter leaves St John’s after 66 years

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Last Updated on Friday, 04 March 2011 18:25 Written by Kirsten Hughes - The Oxford Student

St John’s has bid farewell to its longest-serving member of staff after 66 years on the job: longer than the Queen has been on the throne. Peter Cox joined the College as an under-scout in 1945, aged 15, starting immediately after VE day.


Jesus' Sun Shines

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Last Updated on Sunday, 27 February 2011 21:34 Written by Nicole Stansfield - Cherwell

Jesus College JCR has voted to spend £800 on a sunbed this week, in a move derided by some members of the college as “wasteful” and “decadent”.


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