Communal condoms have been found vandalised in St. Edmund Hall.The condoms, which were kept in the JCR Welfare room for members of the college, were found to have holes in them, which appeared to have been made with a sharp object.John Pierce, a student at Teddy Hall, claimed to have discovered the vandalism when using the condoms to make jelly ice cubes. He commented, “I went to check on them and every single one of them had a sort of spurt out of the top.”Eloise Stonborough, Teddy Hall’s JCR Welfare Officer, expressed anger at the actions.“I am furious about this, and quite upset that there are individuals in college who, for whatever reason, have decided to put their fellow students in danger.”She further commented, “I am really sorry for the extra worry that this idiot’s actions may have caused.”Dani Quinn, OUSU VP for Welfare, also condemned the action. “I feel concerned for the students who might have been affected in a bad way… I don’t understand why someone would do it, and I think it’s a cruel malicious thing to do.”Quinn advised students who were worried about STIs or pregnancy to use the available Sexual Health Services in Oxford.She recommended the GUM Clinic in Headington and the Alec Turnbull Family Planning Clinic in Cowley as places where, “students are treated really respectfully and you can expect excellent and non-judgemental service.” Quinn also stated that she felt Colleges should support Common Rooms in purchasing discrete ways of distributing condoms, such as dispensers, as they could not “reasonably afford to buy them themselves.”This is not the first time that communal condoms have been vandalised. Similar actions occurred in Wadham in recent years. Condoms kept in a bowl in the Women’s Room were sabotaged, leading to the use of dispensing machines.Stonborough sent an email to all members of Teddy Hall JCR which stated, “I don’t know who did this horrible thing… but I hope you are all aware that this is incredibly anti-social and despicable behaviour.”The email continued, “Teddy Hall, and the University at large, not to mention the country that we live in, promotes using condoms… I hope whoever did this realises that their actions are not going to stop people having sex, but rather are going to put people who are attempting to be responsible about their bodies at unnecessary (and possibly great) risk.”Other JCRs were also warned to be vigilant against such actions by students. Students are advised to take the time and care to check their condoms. Most colleges provide free contraception, and colleges affiiated with OUSU can buy supplies directly from then at discount.
Today marks a week until the long-awaited Baking Industry Awards (BIA) – the baking industry’s answer to the Oscars!The 27th annual awards will be hosted by comedy star Hugh Dennis, known for his roles in sitcom Outnumbered and panel show Mock the Week.Taking place at the Park Lane Hilton on Wednesday 10 September, the eager finalists will await to see who will be crowned winner in each category.This year’s evening is themed around the ‘Best of British’ – aptly so as the night will be host to some of Britain’s best bakers and bakery contenders.In true #OscarSelfie style, British Baker is encouraging attendees to take to social media this year to share their pictures and memories of the event with the hashtag #BIA. Why not start early and tweet us @BritishBaker your plans in the build-up to the event.With only one week to go until the awards there are just a handful of tickets left. To secure your place, contact Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593 or email [email protected] without delay.For more details and a full list of finalists visit www.bakeryawards.co.uk.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Santa Clarita Valley Family History Fair will feature free classes and workshops, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 24443 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call Linda Metcalf at (661) 298-7314. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Elks Charity Roast will honor Tom Veloz, 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $150. Call (661) 251-1620. Midwinter Madrigal Feast to benefit the Santa Clarita Master Chorale, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20800 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $100. Call (661) 254-8886 or visit www.scmasterchorale.org. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 26 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. Mike Marino and Nick Adams will perform, 9 p.m. Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Sierra Club hike, 9 a.m. Sunday at the entrance to Towsley Canyon Park, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Gaylon Rodin at (661) 263-0568. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Santa Clarita High School Barbershop Quartet contest, 7 p.m. Monday in the multipurpose room at Arroyo Seco Junior High, 27171 N. Vista Delgado Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 296-2292 or visit www.geocities.com/bsharmony. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at [email protected] or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The Skin of our Teeth” will be presented, 7 p.m. today, Friday and Feb. 2-4 in the Hart High School auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $8 at the door. Call (661) 259-7575, Ext. 212. “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 26 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 18 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Mark Eddie and Nick Adams will perform, 9 p.m. Friday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291.