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Oxide News


sunday 12:00 - 12:40

Oxide News brings you a roundup of the week’s news in Oxford every Sunday from 12:00 - 12:40. Hosted by James Cashman and Eve Webster, Oxide News keeps you up to date with the big news, from the who? what? when? to why you should care.


5 MAY 2019

We’re back! James and Eve kick off in 2nd week with a discussion on the local elections, university use/misuse of NDAs and controversy over a professor’s comments on transgender issues, as reported in the Oxford Student.

12 MAY 2019

This week our main topic of discussion is the protests against Katie Hopkins at the Oxford Union and James is joined by a Cherwell journalist and a member of Oxford Antifascists. We also discuss college divestment from fossil fuels and the woes of the Language Library

19 May 2019

For this week’s discussion we welcome Evalena Labayen from OxStu as we primarily discuss the new abortion laws in several states of the USA. We also look at what made the headlines in this week’s Cherwell and OxStu, including the sending of an open letter signed by Spanish academics to the Oxford Union over its perceived bias concerning Catalan independence.

26 May 2019

After this dramatic week in politics, Eve and James welcome Fraser Maclean from Cherwell and Dominic Brind from Our Future Our Choice to discuss Theresa May’s resignation as Prime Minister and its potential impact on Brexit. We also discuss Oxford’s new admissions plan, as reported in the student newspapers.

02 June 2019

Eve and James discuss the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre

09 June 2019

This week, joined by Angus Brown from Cherwell, we discuss the protests by some Muslim parents against LGBT-inclusive lessons in Birmingham primary schools, as well as Oxford’s latest access figures


13 JANUARY 2019

Kitty & James are back with the FOURTH series of Oxide News - with guest John Le Moignan (OUCA Secretary - but all views his own) to discuss the American Government shutdown and to read this weeks student papers so you don't have to!

20 january 2019

Kitty and James are joined by James Evans OXSTU deputy editor to go through the usual Brexit run down and the science behind flexitarianism. In the student papers this week we highlight funding controversies and clashes with the catholic church.

27 january 2019

James is going solo (Kitty is away playing sport!). With two Cherwell guests in the form of news editors Ben van der Merwe and Chris Sinnott they discuss the elections in Venezuela and everything student news related.

03 february 2019

Kitty and James are joined by OXSTU news editor Grace Davis. James gives us a rundown of the Brady Amendment and we talk to Grace about her investigation into the college hardship funds. Kitty has some opinions on this week's Cherwell cover.

03 march 2019

In Kitty's final ever episode she chats to James about the escalations between India and Pakistan and introduces her successor Eve Webster to chat about the final student paper headlines of term.


14 October 2018

Oxide News is back with OG James Cashman and Newbie Kitty Hatchley bring you a deep dive into some big news stories (the IPCC report and the DUP shenanigans) as well as a look at what Cherwell and Oxstu have picked up on in Oxford with Cherwell News Editor Eve Webster.

21 October 2018

In this weeks episode Kitty and James are joined by Oxstu Editor James Ashworth to discuss the release of Anjem Choudary, the death of Jamal Khashoggi and this weeks student papers...

28 October 2018

At the end of third week Kitty and James are discussing the American midterms and injunctions with special guest Cherwell's News Editor Angus Brown.

4 november 2018

In this fourth week edition of Oxide News James and Kitty have OxStu's deputy editor Tom Gould in the studio as they chat about the election of Bolsonaro and budget week! As well as their usual deep dive into the student newspapers.

11 november 2018

It's the end of fifth week and James and Kitty are joined by Cherwell Broadcasting's Tucker Drew to talk about Brexit, the American mid terms and some student news!

18 November 2018

Sixth week Oxide News comes to you as chaos erupts in the cabinet, with the help of Oxstu's Jay Staker, James and Kitty have a discussion about what might happen next and have a quick look at the papers. (This ep was recorded on Friday Nov 16 but broadcast on the 18)

25 November 2018

It’s the final episode of Oxide News for Michaelmas due to your lovely presenters being kicked out of their accommodation 10AM next Saturday !! We're talking about whether the French just like protests more than us and for *maybe* the last time about BREXIT. Special guest Isabel Morris from Cherwell also chats to us about the issues that made the front page this week. Happy Oxmas all and a merry vac to you to!!


21 April 2018

Its Trinity term and Oxide News is back with a packed episode to inform your 0th week. With special guest Ray Williams from Oxstu,  James and Ariane give you a run down of things you might have missed over the vac and an in-depth look into the Windrush scandal...

28 April 2018

This week we're marvelling at the Macron-Trump bromance that is blossoming  and also talking through the implications of the historic meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea. Also with special guest from Cherwell we're giving you a roundup of what the student newspapers have picked up on this week. 

12 maY 2018 

In our third week episode we're discussing the fall out from Trump's decision to pull America out of the Iran deal and also about the new government proposal to create hundreds more grammar school places. We're also looking through the student papers with Cherwell News Editor Jeremiah O'mahony. 

26 MAY 2018

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20 January 2018

We open your Hilary term with discussion of #metoo and the state of Brexit 

27 January 2018 

Your second week bulletin, we're diving into Davos and discussing equal pay - with special guest Cherwell deputy editor Fred Dimbleby

03 February 2018 

In your third week briefing we discuss the effects of Brexit on Oxford's funding and homelessness in Oxford 

10 February 2018 

Fourth week has been and gone and this episode we're discussing Cheddar man and no platforming in universities.

17 February 2018 

In this week's episode we have special guest Oscar Baker, News Editor at Cherwell. We're discussing the state of OUCA and the terrible mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.

24 February 2018

It's sixth week and we've got a special episode on the abortion debate. James interviews a member of Abort67 an anti-abortion group and the team discuss what he has to say and how this relates to the free speech debate we've been covering recently...

03 March 2018 

This week we're covered mental health awareness week and the first contested union elections in 5 terms.