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15 November 2022 - Resolution Concerning the Oxford Magazine
Resolution concerning the Oxford Magazine.
Congregation instructs Council to ensure the continued publication of Oxford Magazine under the pre-existing arrangements with the University by providing the ways and means for its preparation and distribution (behind Single Sign On) within the University community.
Response from Council
At its meeting on 31 October 2022, Council gave careful consideration to the resolution and concluded that the resolution was acceptable to it. Council recognises the importance of providing fora for free speech and critical debate in the University and is content to continue the arrangements for the Oxford Magazine which were in place in 2021-22 whilst its longer-term future is debated.
A meeting of Congregation will not be held, as no notice of opposition to the resolution has been received.