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Campus Notebook: December 12, 2014

By Naomi Firsht, January 8, 2015

Training on track

For the first time, the UJS Summit training weekend for newly elected JSoc committees included members from Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Over 100 students from 23 JSocs took part in activities at Grittleton House in Wiltshire.

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Finkelstein’s Oxford storm

By Charlotte Oliver, May 28, 2014

Two scheduled appearances at the Oxford Union by controversial academic Norman Finkelstein have caused upset among students and staff.

The anti-Zionist academic was due to speak with Palestinian journalist Mouin Rabbani at Wadham College on Thursday, followed the next evening by a televised appearance at the union under the auspices of Al Jazeera.

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Israeli students rebel against their own Oxford club

By Charlotte Oliver, February 13, 2014

A war of words has broken out in Oxford between the university’s Israeli students and its Israel Society.

Yishai Mishor, an Israeli PhD student, voiced his anger at the society’s “right-wing agenda” in an open letter to The Oxford Student — a campus newspaper.

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Oxford University: UK’s oldest JSoc marks its 110th anniversary

By Charlotte Oliver, January 24, 2014

The Oxford University Jewish Society will welcome more than 150 Jewish students past and present to the city’s historic town hall next week to celebrate its 110th anniversary with a commemoration ball.

The society, which has a membership of around 500 people, was the first of its kind when it was founded in 1904 — only 33 years after Jewish students were admitted to the university.

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