Author Archives: Jane Buekett

Bill Bowell obituary

Bill Bowell died on 19 January 2021 aged 87. He had lived for 60 years in Bridge Street with his wife Edna, who died in December 2019. Bill worked as a chef when younger, and is remembered in Osney for … Continue reading

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Annette Steele obituary

Annette Steele died on 19 January 2021 in Sobell House Hospice after a short illness, just a month before her 82nd birthday. Annette was born in the house in East Street where she lived her whole life, for the last four … Continue reading

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University plans for students this term

Oxford Brookes and the University of Oxford have issued the following press release about plans for student teaching: Oxford’s two universities will deliver learning online for most students until at least mid-February, in line with the national lockdown across England. … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en advice from Oxford City Council

Stay safe this Halloween Halloween is this weekend. We are encouraging residents to celebrate Halloween safely this year and to continue to follow social distancing guidelines as Oxford enters in to Tier 2 (High Alert) for coronavirus from 00:01 tomorrow … Continue reading

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An update on the university’s plans for Michaelmas term

The new academic year starts on 11 October. OIRA has received the below update on how the university plans to manage the current situation, from Laurence Garfield, Government and Community Relations Officer, University of Oxford: The University has today launched … Continue reading

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University of Oxford plans for Michaelmas term 2020

An update from the university on its plans for the start of the next academic year and how it will manage the impact of returning students. Oxford University letter 300720

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Tree pulled out of river

The EA today removing the tree that has been in the river upstream of the lock ever since the winter floods.

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Black Lives Matter

Osney residents take part in the Stand up to Racism doorstep protest this evening against the killing of George Floyd

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Osney Easter egg hunt

  How many Easter eggs can you spot in Osney Island windows this weekend? Osney is taking part in the West Oxford Window Easter Egg Hunt, 6–20 April. Keep a safe distance while out hunting.  

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Coronavirus support on Osney

For help if you are self-isolating go to this page

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