Oxford Magazine

It is published 4 times per term (0th, 2nd, 5th and 8th week). Members of the University can read the full content of each issue online as a PDF, using their single sign-on details. For further information, contact the editors at tim.horder@dpag.ox.ac.uk or benjamin.bollig@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk.

Submissions (preferably by email to tim.horder@dpag.ox.ac.uk) should be received by the Thursday of the week prior to publication.

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Change to data controller responsibilities

As of Michaelmas term 2022 the Gazette team, which is part of the University of Oxford’s Public Affairs Directorate, will no longer provide administrative support to the Oxford Magazine and its editorial board. This means that we will no longer be collecting, deleting or updating information about subscribers on behalf of the Oxford Magazine and its editorial board, and will no longer be acting as a joint data controller of the Oxford Magazine mailing list.

Updates to publication and subscription arrangements will be published on this webpage as they are received.

For further information on how these changes affect different types of subscriber, please see the appropriate entry below:


Publication

The Oxford Magazine cannot be published in print for the foreseeable future, as a result of COVID19-related working restrictions. Arrangements for archival copies will be made at a later date.

Online editions of the Oxford Magazine will continue to be published, and emails sent to online subscribers.

Emails will also be sent to print subscribers so that they continue to receive the Oxford Magazine in an available format. If you are a print subscriber and do not wish to receive such emails, please email gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk to cancel your subscription.


The University accepts no responsibility for the content of any material in the Oxford Magazine. Readers should note in particular that the inclusion of editorial items does not imply the endorsement by the University of the matters reported or the views expressed.

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As of Michaelmas term 2022 the Gazette team, which is part of the University of Oxford’s Public Affairs Directorate, will no longer provide administrative support to the Oxford Magazine and its editorial board. This means that we will no longer be collecting, deleting or updating information about subscribers on behalf of the Oxford Magazine and its editorial board, and will no longer be acting as a joint data controller of the Oxford Magazine mailing list.

What is the current situation?

  • The University currently hosts a mailing list on Sympa (oxmaglist@maillist.ox.ac.uk), which is owned by Tim Horder, the editor of the Oxford Magazine. Members of University staff (current and retired) can sign up to or remove themselves from this mailing list (“the Oxmaglist”).
  • The Oxford Magazine editor uses the Oxmaglist to send notifications when new issues of the Oxford Magazine are published.
  • The Gazette team has access to the Oxmaglist, and provides administrative support in case of problems.

What is changing?

  • On 1 September the Oxmaglist will be deleted from the University’s records. The University’s Public Affairs Directorate will no longer have access to the mailing list data from this date.
  • The Oxmaglist, as it stands on 1 September, will be provided to the Oxford Magazine editorial team to ensure they have the latest version before deletion.
  • The Oxford Magazine and its editorial board will thereafter take sole responsibility for controlling and processing this data as per the UK General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Any emails pertaining to the Oxmaglist received by the Gazette team or the Public Affairs Directorate on or after 1 September will be forwarded to the Oxford Magazine and its editorial board for processing.

What information is held about me?

  • Your email address.

How is my data used currently?

  • Sending you alerts about new issues of the Oxford Magazine and how to read it online.
  • Sending you updates about any changes to how your data is held or used.

How will my data be used in future?

  • Sending you alerts about new issues of the Oxford Magazine and how to read it online.
  • Sending you updates about any changes to how your data is held or used.
  • Your email address will not be used for any other purpose or passed outside the Oxford Magazine and its editorial board unless you are notified in advance and given the opportunity to remove your email address from the list.

What do I need to do?

  • If you wish to continue receiving emails about new issues of the Oxford Magazine at this email address: you need take no action. Your email address will remain on the Oxmaglist and be passed to the Oxford Magazine editorial board on 1 September.
  • If you wish to stop receiving emails about new issues of the Oxford Magazine: send a blank email to oxmaglist-unsubscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk from the email address with which you originally subscribed. Your email address will not be passed to the Oxford Magazine editorial board in this case.
  • If you wish to change the email address on the Oxford Magazine mailing list:
  • If you believe that you are on the Oxmaglist in error, please email gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk before 1 September and let us know. We will remove you from the list before it is sent to the Oxford Magazine.

How can I find out more information?

  • We do not yet have further information about the Oxford Magazine editorial board’s plans. When further information is received, it will be placed on this webpage.
  • We expect the Oxford Magazine editorial board to contact those on the Oxmaglist after 1 September. If you have any queries about your subscription after this date, please email tim.horder@dpag.ox.ac.uk and benjamin.bollig@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk.

How can I get help with my subscription?

As of Michaelmas term 2022 the Gazette team, which is part of the University of Oxford’s Public Affairs Directorate, will no longer provide administrative support to the Oxford Magazine and its editorial board. This means that we will no longer be collecting, deleting or updating information about subscribers or payment for digital subscriptions on behalf of the Oxford Magazine and its editorial board, and will no longer be acting as a joint data controller of the Oxford Magazine mailing list.

What is the current situation?

  • The University operates an online store, where digital subscriptions to the Oxford Magazine can be purchased. The most recent subscription period, 2021/22, has just ended.
  • A mailing list of those who have purchased digital subscriptions to the Oxford Magazine via the online store is held by the Gazette team on behalf of the Oxford Magazine editorial board (“the paid subscriber list”).

What is changing?

  • The University is not offering paid subscriptions to the Oxford Magazine via its online store with effect from the academic year 2022/23.
  • On 1 September the paid subscriber list will be deleted from the University’s records. The University’s Public Affairs Directorate will no longer have access to the mailing list data from this date.
  • The paid subscriber list, as it stands on 1 September, will be provided to the Oxford Magazine editorial team.
  • The Oxford Magazine and its editorial board will thereafter take sole responsibility for controlling and processing this data as per the UK General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Any emails pertaining to the paid subscriber list received by the Gazette team or the Public Affairs Directorate on or after 1 September will be forwarded to the Oxford Magazine and its editorial board for processing.

What information is held about me?

  • Your email address.
  • The fact that you have purchased a digital subscription to the Oxford Magazine for the 2021/22 academic year.

How is my data used currently?

  • Sending you a copy of the latest Oxford Magazine edition as a PDF.
  • Before the start of the new academic year, sending you a link to invite you to resubscribe for the coming year.
  • Sending you updates about any changes to how your data is held or used.

How will my data be used in future?

  • Letting you know how to subscribe to the Oxford Magazine (if future paid subscriptions are offered by the Oxford Magazine editorial board).
  • If paid subscriptions are available, and if you choose to purchase one, sending you a copy of the latest Oxford Magazine (or a link to read it online).
  • Sending you updates about any changes to how your data is held or used.
  • Your email address will not be used for any other purpose or passed outside the Oxford Magazine unless you are notified in advance and given the opportunity to remove your email address from the list.

Will I be able to purchase a subscription to the Oxford Magazine for 2022/23?

  • The Oxford Magazine editorial board will make a decision about paid subscriptions and inform those on the paid subscriber list by email. The Gazette team does not have any information about paid subscriptions to the Oxford Magazine from the next academic year onwards.

What do I need to do?

  • If you wish to continue receiving emails about paid subscriptions to the Oxford Magazine: you need take no action. Your email address will remain on the paid subscriber list and be passed to the Oxford Magazine editorial board on 1 September.
  • If you wish to stop receiving emails about paid subscriptions to the Oxford Magazine:
  • If you wish to change the email address used for your paid subscription to the Oxford Magazine:
    • before 1 September: email gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk, stating which email address to remove from the paid subscriber list and which to add. Your newly added email address will be passed to the Oxford Magazine editorial board, and the removed one will not.
    • on or after 1 September: email tim.horder@dpag.ox.ac.uk and benjamin.bollig@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk, stating which email address to remove from the paid subscriber list and which to add. (The paid subscriber list will be held by the Oxford Magazine editorial board at this point).
  • If you believe that you are on the paid subscriber list in error, please email gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk before 1 September and let us know. We will remove you from the list before it is sent to the Oxford Magazine.

How can I find out more information?

  • We do not yet have further information about the Oxford Magazine editorial board’s plans. When further information is received, it will be placed on this webpage.
  • We expect the Oxford Magazine editorial board to contact those on the paid subscriber list after 1 September. If you have any queries about paid subscriptions after this date, please email tim.horder@dpag.ox.ac.uk and benjamin.bollig@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk.

As of Michaelmas term 2022 the Gazette team, which is part of the University of Oxford’s Public Affairs Directorate, will no longer provide administrative support to the Oxford Magazine and its editorial board. This means that we will no longer be collecting, deleting or updating information about subscribers on behalf of the Oxford Magazine and its editorial board, and will no longer be acting as a joint data controller of the Oxford Magazine mailing list.

What is the current situation?

  • The University currently hosts a mailing list on Sympa, which is owned by Tim Horder, the editor of the Oxford Magazine. Members of University staff (current and retired) can sign up to or remove themselves from this mailing list, and the editor of the Oxford Magazine uses the mailing list to send notifications when new issues of the Oxford Magazine are published online.
  • The Gazette team has access to the mailing list, and provides administrative support in case of problems.
  • However, because some individuals experience technical problems accessing the Oxford Magazine online, or do not have a University of Oxford account allowing them to do so, a separate mailing list is held by the Gazette team “the gratis subscriber list”.

What is changing?

  • On 1 September the gratis subscriber list will be deleted from the University’s records. The University’s Public Affairs Directorate will no longer have access to the mailing list data from this date.
  • The gratis subscriber list, as it stands on 1 September, will be provided to the Oxford Magazine editorial team.
  • The Oxford Magazine and its editorial board will thereafter take sole responsibility for controlling and processing this data as per the UK General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Any emails pertaining to the gratis subscriber list received by the Gazette team or the Public Affairs Directorate on or after 1 September will be forwarded to the Oxford Magazine and its editorial board for processing.

What information is held about me?

  • Your email address.

How is my data used currently?

  • Sending you a copy of the latest Oxford Magazine edition as a PDF.
  • Sending you updates (like this one) about any changes to how your data is held or used.

How will my data be used in future?

  • Sending you alerts about new issues of the Oxford Magazine and how to read it online.
  • Sending you updates (like this one) about any changes to how your data is held or used.
  • Your email address will not be used for any other purpose or passed outside the Oxford Magazine and its editorial board unless you are notified in advance and given the opportunity to remove your email address from the list.

What do I need to do?

  • If you wish to continue receiving emails about the Oxford Magazine at this email address: you need take no action. Your email address will remain on the gratis subscriber list and be passed to the Oxford Magazine editorial board on 1 September.
  • If you wish to stop receiving emails about gratis subscriptions to the Oxford Magazine:
    • before 1 September: email gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk and ask to be removed from the gratis subscriber list. Your email address will not be passed to the Oxford Magazine editorial board in this case.
    • on or after 1 September: email tim.horder@dpag.ox.ac.uk and benjamin.bollig@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk and ask to be removed from the gratis subscriber list (which at this point will be held by the Oxford Magazine editorial board).
  • If you wish to change the email address used for your gratis subscription to the Oxford Magazine:
    • before 1 September: email gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk, stating which email address to remove from the gratis subscriber list and which to add. Your newly added email address will be passed to the Oxford Magazine editorial board, and the removed one will not.
    • on or after 1 September: email tim.horder@dpag.ox.ac.uk and benjamin.bollig@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk, stating which email address to remove from the gratis subscriber list and which to add. (The gratis subscriber list will be held by the Oxford Magazine editorial board at this point).
  • If you believe that you are on the gratis subscriber list in error, please email gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk before 1 September and let us know. We will remove you from the list before it is sent to the Oxford Magazine.

How can I find out more information?

  • We do not yet have further information about the Oxford Magazine editorial board’s plans. When further information is received, it will be placed on this webpage.
  • We expect the Oxford Magazine editorial board to contact those on the gratis subscriber list after 1 September. If you have any queries about your subscription after this date, please email tim.horder@dpag.ox.ac.uk and benjamin.bollig@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk.

Issues will be published on the following dates:

Michaelmas term 2022

  • 6 October
  • 20 October
  • 10 November
  • 1 December

Hilary term 2023

  • 12 January
  • 26 January
  • 16 February
  • 9 March

Trinity term 2023

  • 20 April
  • 4 May
  • 25 May
  • 15 June

We are unable to publish the Oxford Magazine in print for the foreseeable future, as a result of COVID-19-related working restrictions. Arrangements for archival copies will be made at a later date.

We will continue to publish online editions of the Oxford Magazine and send emails to our online subscribers.

We will also send emails to our print subscribers, where we have an email address for them, so that they continue to receive the Magazine in an available format. If you are a print subscriber and do not wish to receive such emails, please email gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk to cancel your subscription..

Subscribing to email alerts

After subscribing you will be sent a notification email which asks you to reply, to confirm that you intended to subscribe. Until you have replied to this email you will not be added to the mailing list.

To remove your address from the list

To change your email address

If you want to change the email address used for your subscription, please unsubscribe with your old address and resubscribe with the new one.

In case of difficulty, please email gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Current members of University and college staff can read the Oxford Magazine online, as can retired members of staff with an active Single Sign-on (SSO) account. 

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is not currently required, as the Oxford Magazine is hosted on a SharePoint server which does not use MFA.

Information about the services available to different types of University cardholders can be found on IT Services' website.