Media coverage

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2018
4 November 2018
The Times – Nicholas Hellen
Martyn Percy, dean of Christ Church, comes to grief in heart of stuffy Oxbridge

5 November 2018
Church Times – Madeleine Davies
Dean of Oxford, Martyn Percy, faces removal from office

5 November 2018
Oxford Mail – Andrew Ffrench
Dean of Christ Church in Oxford faces tribunal

2019
29 January 2019
The Times – Rosemary Bennett | Kaya Burgess
Dean’s ‘immoral conduct’ was a pay row, admits Christ Church college, Oxford

23 February 2019
The Guardian – Harriet Sherwood
‘Gossip and secrecy’ fuel Oxford row over suspended dean

25 February 2019
Oxford Times – 
Clergy back suspended Christ Church Dean the Very Rev Prof Martyn Percy

5 March 2019
FT – Madison Marriage, Henry Mance and Robert Wright 
Oxford college in turmoil over priestly pay row

8 March 2019
FT – Letter from Stan Trybulski
High drama in Oxford’s priestly pay dispute

15 June 2019
The Guardian – Harriet Sherwood
Oxford dean faces £500,000 secret tribunal in pay dispute

21 August 2019
Church Times – staff reporter
Dean of Christ Church can return to work after tribunal dismisses complaint

22 August 2019
The Guardian – Harriet Sherwood
Suspended dean of Oxford college to be reinstated

23 August 2019
The Times – Kaya Burgess
Christ Church, Oxford, under fire as dean Martyn Percy is cleared

30 August 2019
Church Times – staff reporter
Dr Percy and his college face large legal bills

5 September 2019
Oxford Mail – Andrew Ffrench
Christ Church Dean The Very Rev Prof Martyn Percy reinstated

11 October 2019
FT – Henry Mance | Madison Marriage 
Scheming spires: trouble at Oxford’s Christ Church 

11 October 2019
Church Times – Paul Handley
Christ Church continues to struggle to find peace

12 October 2019
Oxford Mail – David Lynch
Christ Church Dean’s concerns after student stabbing revealed

2020
16 February 2020
The Telegraph – Callum Adams
Oxford College dons in ‘poison’ email row over attempt to oust Christ Church Dean who was labelled ‘little Hitler’

17 February 2020
Oxford Mail – Sophie Grubb
Christ Church dean Martyn Percy was ‘labelled little Hitler’ in leaked email

18 February 2020
The Times – Emma Yeomans
Christ Church dean Martyn Percy’s fight to cost Oxford millions

19 February 2020
The Oxford  Blue – Lois Helsop
Very Reviled: Dons Damn The Dean In Christ Church Email Scandal

29 February 2020
The Times – Andrew Billen
Christ Church scandal: Lavinia Woodward, college dean Martyn Percy and the censors

29 February 2020
The Times – leading article
The Times view on Martyn Percy: Low Table 

3 March 2020
The Times – Andrew Billen / Rosemary Bennett
Christ Church Oxford tries to silence defence of dean 

4 March 2020
Church Times – Paul Handley
Lid comes off Christ Church dispute

4 March 2020
The Guardian – Harriet Sherwood
Oxford dean accused of failing to report child sexual assault claim

21 May 2020
The Telegraph – Camilla Tominey
Oxford Dean row reignites as trustees calling for his removal say he has ‘lack of moral compass’

29 May 2020
Church Times – staff reporter
Dean Percy faces further challenges at Christ Church, Oxford

25 June 2020
The Guardian – Harriet Sherwood
Bitter row ruining Oxford college reputation, says watchdog

25 June 2020
FT – Henry Mance
Oxford college rocked by allegations of leaks and blackmail

17 July 2020
Church Times – Hattie Williams 
Two members are removed from core group in Percy case, owing to conflict of interest

24 July 2020
Church Times – Paul Handley
QC has doubts over Percy investigation

30 August 2020
Church Times – staff reporter
Dr Percy and his college face large legal bills

8 September 2020
The Guardian – Harriet Sherwood
Church clears Oxford college dean over alleged safeguarding failures

8 September 2020
Church Times – staff reporter
Dean Percy exonerated over safeguarding charges

8 September 2020
The Telegraph – Gabriella Swerling
Oxford University dean finally exonerated after safeguarding dispute

20 October 2020
The Oxford Blue – Lois Heslop
Christ Church Dean’s Witness Statement Reveals Extent Of Governing Body Feud

27 October 2020
The Telegraph – Camilla Turner
Christ Church Dean wins legal victory as he launches a counter-attack against College

6 November 2020
Church Times – staff reporter
Dean Percy wins next victory as judge confirms he was an employee of Christ Church

18 November 2020
The Guardian – Harriet Sherwood
Dean of Oxford college steps aside in long-running dispute

19 November 2020
Oxford Mail – Andrew Ffrench
Dean of Christ Church Very Rev Martyn Percy steps aside following fresh complaint

19 November 2020
The Times – Andrew Billen
Martyn Percy, dean of Oxford’s Christ Church college, steps aside after new complaint

9 December 2020
The Times – Andrew Billen
College dean Martyn Percy faces sex investigation despite police not pressing charges

2021
8 January 2021
The Telegraph – Camilla Turner
Dean of Christ Church faces fresh attempt to be ousted

9 January 2021
The Times – Andrew Billen
Oxford college accused of ‘toxic’ bid to paint dean Martyn Percy as a sex pest

17 March 2021
Church Times – Staff Reporter
Locks and panic buttons: security measures taken against Dean of Christ Church

18 March 2021
The Times – Andrew Billen
Can there be a truce in the bitter battle of the dean v Christ Church?

1 June 2021
Church Times – Staff Reporter
Dean Percy allegation does not warrant a CDM tribunal, judge rules

3 June 2021
The Times – Andrew Billen
Christ Church loses its latest push to oust dean Martyn Percy

4 June 2021
Christian Today – Julian Mann
Calls to tackle ‘workplace bullying’ after senior judge dismisses disciplinary action against Martyn Percy

14 July 2021
The Times – Andrew Billen
Christ Church college feud with dean Martyn Percy defeats Middle East mediator

9 September 2021
The Times – Andrew Billen
Oxford college threatened by charity regulator over Martyn Percy dispute

October 2021
The Critic – Jonathan Aitken
Low Panic at High Table

19 November 2021
The Times – Andrew Billen
Charity Commission puts pressure on Christ Church to repay dean’s legal fees

26 November 2021
Church Times – Staff Reporter
Regulator delves deeper into Oxford dispute, telling Governing Body to resolve it

14 December 2021
The Telegraph – Gabriella Swerling
Oxford college dean accused of being ‘mad and unfit to govern’

16 December 2021
The Times – Andrew Billen
Oxford college turns to medical team in row over dean’s future

21 December 2021
The Times – Andrew Billen
Oxford fears Christ Church dean dispute is damaging reputation

21 December 2021
The Article – Daniel Johnson
The Dean’s December

27 December 2021
The Times – Andrew Billen
Dons turn on Lord Patten of Barnes in Oxford college spat

2022

8 January 2022
The Times – Andrew Billen
Oxford dons warned of jail over dispute with the Very Rev Martyn Percy

14 January 2022
Cherwell – Isaac Ettinghausen
Christ Church Board of Governors warned of jail time

20 January 2022
Times Higher Education – Alan Rusbridger
Christ Church’s internecine war is a huge failure of governance

21 January 2022
Financial Times – Henry Mance
Dispute with priest threatens to mire Oxford college in scandal

21 January 2022
The Times – Andrew Billen
Martyn Percy battle is disastrous, warns former Oxford college head

23 January 2022
Cherwell – Pieter Garicano & Meg Lintern
Dean of Christ Church indicates support for resignation deal as protests rage

24 January 2022
The Times – Andrew Billen & Kaya Burgess
Oxford University: Christ Church plays down £1.5m deal to end Martyn Percy dispute

3 February 2022
The Tablet – Angela Tilby
Christ Church, Oxford – scandal at the cathedral

4 February 2022
The Times – Andrew Billen
Martyn Percy to get seven-figure payout as Christ Church dispute ends

4 February 2022
Cherwell – Pieter Garicano, Charlie Hancock, and Estelle Atkinson
The Christ Church Papers: Judge’s leaked decision says tribunal ‘disproportionate’

6 February 2022
Daily Mail – Michael Powell
Friends of Oxford dean leaving with £1.4million in sex storm deny he settled with the alleged victim as they accuse his rivals of ‘pure defamation’

7 February 2022
Oxford Mail – Eirian Jane Prosser
Christ Church College Dean, University of Oxford, given £1.2 million in settlement

7 February 2022
Cloisters – Cloisters News
Sarah Fraser Butlin reaches settlement for Christ Church Dean

12 February 2022
The Times – Andrew Billen
Martyn Percy: Oxford settled Christ Church row to save millions

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