Combating Sexual Violence at University

Combating Sexual Violence at University

By Alice Rubbra, History Student, Christchurch College CW: sexual violence, violence against women, assault and rape Awareness of sexual assault on university campuses is growing, with cases reaching media outlets worldwide. However, its prevention is far from solved. The work of OxPolicy and different campaign groups provides evidence of the scale of the problem, and […]


Merkel’s electoral fate: Refugees and the fallout

Merkel’s electoral fate: Refugees and the fallout

  By Lena Kainz, MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies After weeks of despondency and uncertainty, Angela Merkel announced in November 2016 that she would re-run for a fourth consecutive tenure as Germany’s national leader. Perhaps she was spurred by her international political favourability. Two days prior to her announcement, former President Barack Obama […]


What railways – or the lack of – can tell us about a nation’s history

What railways – or the lack of – can tell us about a nation’s history

by Matthew Whearty, Lincoln College The southernmost railway station worldwide lies on the island of Tierra del Fuego, off the southern tip of South America. The trainline connects a small Argentine South Atlantic port with the island’s National Park. Yet this sophisticated network is somewhat of an anomaly within the vast continent, which despite its […]


Debate: should British drug policy change?

Debate: should British drug policy change?

For: James Sewry Let’s face it, we are never going to live in a world without drugs. No matter how hard the government tries, no matter how stern the penalties, there will always be drugs and people wanting to use them. Current British drug policy does not recognise this blatant fact, and it shows. In […]


OxPolicy Newsletter: TT14

OxPolicy Newsletter: TT14

Here is our newsletter for Trinity term 2014. It covers some of the incredible projects we have been researching, the amazing events we have hosted and a review of the whole academic year for 2014. We hope it encourages you to get involved in OxPolicy next term. OxPolicy Newsletter TT14