An Open Letter to Oxford University calling for the Sultan of Brunei’s honorary degree to be rescinded

Protests are growing after the Sultan of Brunei introducing the punishment of death by stoning for adultery and gay sex. In an open letter, students from Oxford University are calling for the honorary degree awarded to the Sultan to now be rescinded in light of the inhumane laws. Read the letter below and sign the petition Dear… Read More

#RhodesMustFall: We can debate all we want but in the end, money talks

by Yosola Olorunshola Despite promising a six-month listening exercise on whether its statue of Cecil Rhodes should be removed, Oxford’s Oriel College has abruptly decided Rhodes will not fall. I’m not surprised. Money talks, but it also silences. The tone of the debate has felt disingenuous from the start, and its conclusion is no different.… Read More

What a Privilege? Oxford vs Cambridge

by Joyce Adjekum and Aisha Phoenix All that glitters I never thought that I would get into Cambridge University. Only a few of the brightest people at my college had applied to Oxbridge. Although my teachers helped me through the application and access scheme process, they never let me forget how slim the chances were… Read More

The Oxbridge Mafia

by Lee Pinkerton Earlier this year the Today programme reported the story of a performance by Black comedian Reginald D. Hunter at the Professional Footballers’ Association’s annual awards dinner.  Hunter is known for using the ‘n-word’ in his comedy routines, and this night’s performance was no exception. This was particular embarrassing for the PFA as… Read More