Britain’s first Bitcoin heist as trader forced at gunpoint to transfer cyber currency

The Telegraph, 28th January 2018 Armed robbers broke into the family home of a city financier turned Bitcoin trader and forced him to transfer the digital currency at gunpoint, in what is believed to be the first heist of its kind in the UK.   Four robbers in balaclavas forced their way into the home … Continue reading Britain’s first Bitcoin heist as trader forced at gunpoint to transfer cyber currency

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Exposed: the man who tried to silence Jacob Rees-Mogg

The Telegraph, 4th February 2018 With just an electioneering banner hiding his modesty, Joshua Connor stripped naked to promote his dedication to honest and open democratic debate when standing in a student election. But, the failed presidential candidate for his Students’ Union was last night identified as being at the centre of a scuffle aimed … Continue reading Exposed: the man who tried to silence Jacob Rees-Mogg

Free speech watchdog appoints panel members who campaigned for ‘no platforming’ policies

The Telegraph, 8th January 2018 A student panel which will advise the new universities watchdog on ensuring free speech is upheld has appointed two members who have campaigned for forms of “no platforming” on campus. The Office for Students (OFS) has announced who will sit on its 13-strong student panel, which it said will play … Continue reading Free speech watchdog appoints panel members who campaigned for ‘no platforming’ policies

New ‘buddy’ system for Oxford University’s working class students

The Telegraph, 30th August 2017 Oxford University has announced a new “buddy” system for working class undergraduates, after the student union said that they were being left to fend for themselves. The Class Act campaign, set up by the student union earlier this year, is inviting freshers to sign up for a “buddy”, who will … Continue reading New ‘buddy’ system for Oxford University’s working class students

While papers whine about Oxbridge debauchery, student altruism gets ignored

The Telegraph, 1st March 2017 There’s something quite odd about coming down to breakfast on a Sunday morning, often with a thick head, and glancing at the paper to see that someone else is having a go at the place where you live. I imagine it’s what it might have felt like to be a … Continue reading While papers whine about Oxbridge debauchery, student altruism gets ignored

Oxford rowers embroiled in dispute with houseboat owners amid claims of egg and tomato throwing

The Telegraph, 3rd February 2017 Co-bylined with Camilla Turner, Education Editor It is one of the country's most prestigious sports clubs with an annual boat race that draws millions of spectators. But now Oxford University's Rowing Club (OURC) has become embroiled in a row with local houseboat owners, which has led to claims of eggs, … Continue reading Oxford rowers embroiled in dispute with houseboat owners amid claims of egg and tomato throwing

The NUS’ survey boycott is rash and destructive – it should reconsider or risk betraying its members

The Telegraph, 23rd January 2016. It’s around this time every year when final-year students at British universities are sent a survey to fill in, which measures ‘student satisfaction’ with their education at the end of their degrees. The survey data, which is collected independently by Ipsos Mori, feeds into a number of university rankings, alongside … Continue reading The NUS’ survey boycott is rash and destructive – it should reconsider or risk betraying its members

Sorry, Giles, that’s not the Oxford I know

The Telegraph, 19th December 2016 Something was worryingly familiar about the tone of Giles Coren’s column for the Times this weekend, in which he wrote about the hopeless court case of Faiz Siddiqui, who is attempting to sue Oxford University for its substandard teaching and – by extension - his failure to get a first-class degree. … Continue reading Sorry, Giles, that’s not the Oxford I know

Labour is no worse than other parties for anti-Semitism, Shami Chakrabarti claims

The Telegraph, 24th November 2016 Co-bylined with Camilla Turner Labour is no worse than any other party when it comes to anti-Semitism, Shami Chakrabarti has claimed, adding that her report is more respected within the Party because she is an “insider”. The Shadow Attorney General said the debate on anti-Semitism has been “weaponised”, which she suggested … Continue reading Labour is no worse than other parties for anti-Semitism, Shami Chakrabarti claims