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"19.01.2017 10:03:42" oxfordstudent.com Memes that Dream: Wholesomeness in the Age of Trump - The Oxford Student 2016 was a pretty rough year, we all know, we were there. The idea of an ever-more liberal society where inequality and hatred are on a permanent downward trend has taken some nasty hits. Years to come will be spent by historians trying to interpret “the Memes that Dream: Wholesomeness in the Age of Trump
"18.01.2017 22:26:13" oxfordstudent.com Review: Sherlock Season 4 - The Oxford Student Nothing beats a good plot twist. Carefully built up to, and seemingly inevitable when revealed, the Good Plot Twist can be engaging, exciting, and satisfying. Sadly, there's a difference between this variety of the technique (“Who hunts in the middle of a "Moffat and Gatiss would do well to remember that 'dark' and 'powerful' are not necessarily synonymous."
"18.01.2017 13:16:12" oxfordstudent.com Oxford Jewish Society censures proposed OUSU motion - The Oxford Student Oxford University JSoc have released a statement criticising an OUSU council proposal to condemn NUS vice-president Richard Brooks, who has allegedly been filmed plotting to oust NUS president Malia Bouattia. The JSoc statement says that the motion “takes “The central claim of the motion is unsubstantiated and plucked from thin air…”
"18.01.2017 12:25:30" oxfordstudent.com “Very positive negotiations” underway between Iffley Open House and leaseholders - The Oxford Student Iffley Open House residents are said to be “relieved” by news that the group may be able to stay in the Wadham owned building until the end of April. This follows a statement from leaseholder The Midcounties Co-operative last week, in which it described “We're very confident that we can agree an amicable arrangement”
"18.01.2017 09:46:48" oxfordstudent.com Review: Split - The Oxford Student Amidst the flood of tributes to Hollywood legend Carrie Fisher and the legacy of her inspiring mental health advocacy, you may have missed the trailers for the upcoming thriller Split, which hits cinemas on Friday 20th January. The trailer is eerie and "This film is also part of a wider pattern of portraying the mentally ill as dangerous, violent and scary."
"17.01.2017 22:15:38" oxfordstudent.com Profile: Felicity Cloake - The Oxford Student By all accounts, it sounds as though Felicity Cloake enjoyed her time at Oxford. Now the New Statesman's food columnist and author of the Guardian's How to cook the perfect… recipe series, it was in fact for the Oxford Student that she began her culinary An interview with Felicity Cloake, Guardian columnist and formerly of The Oxford Student.
"17.01.2017 16:10:21" oxfordstudent.com Review: Juliet Heslewood's 'The Lover Captured' - The Oxford Student Juliet Heslewood is an independent art historian who believes that pictures can be read; for her, a painting provides as much of a narrative as a novel, telling stories about the artist's life, as well as about the painted characters. Her recent lecture Review: Juliet Heslewood's 'The Lover Captured'
"17.01.2017 12:00:37" oxfordstudent.com Why are we optimistic about 2017? - The Oxford Student What did Emily Roden learn about America's new Secretary of State and the former CEO of Exxon Mobil, Rex Tillerson, after spending a week on jury duty with him? 'All I know is that this man who holds one of the most powerful positions in the world and "Optimism comforts us, it lulls us into a false sense of security..."
"16.01.2017 21:57:39" oxfordstudent.com Automation - Will it Destroy or Liberate Us? - The Oxford Student In 1967, the American poet Richard Brautigan dreamt of a 'cybernetic meadow where mammals and computers live together in mutually programming harmony'. The notion that technology would one day relieve us of our labours so that we might commune with nature "It is estimated by the Oxford Martin School that 47% of all jobs are 'at risk' of automation in the next 20 years."
"16.01.2017 15:47:48" oxfordstudent.com Remembering History: The Mitzvah Project - The Oxford Student On the 19th of January, The Mitzvah Project will be arriving at the Old Fire Station; part play, part lecture and part audience discussion, it is mainly concerned with the history of the thousands of Germans of Jewish descent who served in the Third Reich 'The Mitzvah Project' comes to the Old Fire Station for one night only on 19th January.
"16.01.2017 11:02:36" oxfordstudent.com Review: 'City on Fire' by Garth Risk Hallberg - The Oxford Student Relentless, unique and wildly engaging, City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg is an epic character study set in 1970s New York, a city becoming rapidly enveloped in mystery and descending into chaos. The narrative details the interlinking lives of an "An epic, cryptic pleasure that generously rewards the reader until the final word."
"15.01.2017 12:52:33" oxfordstudent.com Interview - Edward II - The Oxford Student Megan Husain interviews Charlotte Vickers, director of Edward II ahead of the show's run next week. What drew you towards directing Edward II? It's a fun story because it begins in a library and not in a pub. I was sat doing some Marlowe revision in the 'Edward II' will be performed at the Oxford Playhouse from 25th to 28th January.
"15.01.2017 00:23:10" oxfordstudent.com Termcard Reaction: Jools Holland - The Oxford Student Ask a group of people what they think of Jools Holland and you're unlikely to get the same answer twice. For a few, he'll be fondly remembered as the bombastic keyboard player in the original line-up of New Wave greats Squeeze. More likely, he'll be known Termcard Reaction: Jools Holland
"14.01.2017 19:31:12" oxfordstudent.com Preview and Interview: Illuminated - The Oxford Student Georgie Murphy speaks with Emmy Everest-Phillips, Choreographer of Illuminated and Director of Quicksandance. The show is being marketed as a dance show themed on light – can you tell me about this? Our last show (Ten Duets on a theme of Proximity, BT 'Illuminated' will be performed at Keble's O'Reilly Theatre from 18th to 21st January.
"14.01.2017 12:10:10" oxfordstudent.com Science can be just as toxic as religion - The Oxford Student 'The facts may tell you one thing. But, God is not limited by the facts. Choose faith in spite of the facts.' Televangelist Joel Osteen typifies what infuriates atheists about religion. A successful celebrity preacher, once a guest at Barack Obama's White "The findings of craniologists were used to justify slavery, colonization and above all a general rhetoric of Western superiority."
"13.01.2017 14:30:49" oxfordstudent.com 'Welfcom' equivalent to Prescom planned for this year - The Oxford Student Prescom, the society for all JCR presidents across Oxford University, which meets fortnightly, has proposed an equivalent society for Welfare Reps. Prescom currently meets fortnightly, followed by formal. It enables JCR presidents to ask for advice on “Currently there is great disparity and I believe that we can learn from each other and thereby improve the opportunities available for everyone.”
"12.01.2017 19:02:36" oxfordstudent.com Oxford Union Termcard Release Hilary 2017: Activists, Leaders and Political Figures - The Oxford Student We're very excited to announce exclusively the term card release for The Oxford Union's speaker, debate and panel events this Hilary! Check out the website for releases and running commentary on speakers by our editorial staff. If you just can't wait, This is it! Figures from the world of activism, business and politics who will be speaking at The Oxford Union this term #oxfordunion #oxstu
"12.01.2017 15:59:57" How about the identity of this speaker?
"I feel being a mum means you have a very real stake in the future of our country, a tangible stake.”
Don't forget that speakers from the world of activism, business and politics will be revealed at 7pm tonight,
"12.01.2017 13:06:45" Timeline Photos Can you guess who this speaker might be?
"I'm going to let her statements speak for themselves."
Speakers at The Oxford Union from the world of activism, business and politics will be revealed at 7pm this evening on The Oxford Student! #oxfordunion
"12.01.2017 12:47:32" oxfordstudent.com Termcard Reaction: “This House Believes that Liberalism has Become Elitist” - The Oxford Student Judging from the Union's termcard, Hilary looks set to be a fantastic term for all of its members, studded as it is with big speakers like the excellent Armando Iannucci (creator of The Thick of It and an instrumental figure in the invention of national Termcard Reaction: “This House Believes that Liberalism has Become Elitist"
"12.01.2017 09:37:28" Can you guess the name of this speaker?
"I have no regrets, and you shouldn't either,"
Watch out for the second release of The Oxford Union's speakers tonight at 7pm on The Oxford Student! #oxfordunion #termcard
"11.01.2017 19:02:56" oxfordstudent.com Oxford Union Termcard Release Hilary 2017: Stars of Sport, Media and Culture - The Oxford Student We're very excited to announce exclusively the term card release for The Oxford Union's speaker, debate and panel events this Hilary! Speaker names will continue to be released every night at 7pm, so keep an eye out. In the meantime, check out the website Here they are...stars from the world of sport, media and culture who will be speaking at The Oxford Union this term #oxfordunion #oxstu #termcard
"11.01.2017 16:47:01" oxfordstudent.com Pembroke Brexit panel warns MPs over higher education - The Oxford Student The Commons Education Committee held its first evidence session on the impact of exiting the EU at Pembroke College today. MPs heard that freedom of movement, research collaboration, and EU funding were vital to the success of UK universities, and that Pembroke Brexit panel warns MPs over higher education
"11.01.2017 16:06:00" How about the identity of this speaker?
"Let me ask you: Have you even read the United States constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy.”
Don't forget that speakers from the world of sport, media and culture will be revealed at 7pm tonight,
"11.01.2017 14:02:25" oxfordstudent.com Termcard Reaction: “This House Would Say No To Drugs” - The Oxford Student Needless to say, the US presidential election dominated most headlines in November of last year – but the media furore swept another significant decision almost entirely under the rug. At the same time as voting for their next president, the citizens of Termcard Reaction: “This House Would Say No To Drugs”
More names to come at 7pm. Stay tuned! #termcard
"11.01.2017 13:10:10" Timeline Photos Can you guess who this speaker might be?
"At that point we thought, OK, I guess we're no longer just a conference…"
Speakers at The Oxford Union from the world of sport, media and culture will be revealed at 7pm on The Oxford Student! #oxfordunion
"11.01.2017 09:11:16" Can you guess the name of this speaker?
"Music's such a brilliant thing that, in the end, it will win through"
Watch out for the first release of The Oxford Union's speakers tonight at 7pm on The Oxford Student! #oxfordunion #termcard
"10.01.2017 19:06:54" oxfordstudent.com Oxford Union Termcard Release Hilary 2017: Debates & Panels - The Oxford Student All is revealed...Click below to discover the debates and debaters of the coming term! #oxfordunion #termcard
"10.01.2017 16:33:40" Timeline Photos Can you guess the name of this debate speaker?
“At the risk of sounding portentous, I was ambitious for liberalism, for Liberal ideas."
Watch out for The Oxford Union's debates and panels release tonight at 7pm on The Oxford Student! #oxfordunion
"10.01.2017 15:03:54" Timeline Photos We are looking forward to revealing The Oxford Union's Termcard for Hilary 2017 over the next few days. Watch this space, as well as our Twitter and Instagram (both @theoxstu) to get the details as soon as they are released...
"09.01.2017 13:43:56" oxfordstudent.com Wadham responds to Iffley temporary homeless shelter: college is "making every effort" - The Oxford Student Students, residents and local homeless people gathered this morning to hang a banner reading “People need homes, empty spaces need people” on the old VW garage on Iffley Road. The move accompanies a new petition urging the building's owners, Wadham Wadham responds to Iffley temporary homeless shelter: college is "making every effort"
"06.01.2017 17:03:41" oxfordstudent.com Oxford alumni and professors honoured in New Year's Honours List - The Oxford Student The Queen's New Year's Honours List, published on the 30th December, this year includes many who attended, or who still work at Oxford University. Of the alumni honoured, Malcolm Newsam (1973) was awarded a CBE for services to children's social care. He New Year's Honours List 2017
"05.01.2017 13:31:45" oxfordstudent.com Oxford's Law Faculty opens institute dedicated to the study of human rights - The Oxford Student The Law Faculty of the University of Oxford has officially welcomed Justice Kate O'Regan as director of The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. The institute, the building of which was completed in October 2016, is housed in the grounds of Mansfield The Law Faculty of the University of Oxford officially welcomes Justice Kate O'Regan as director of The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights.
"04.01.2017 12:38:34" oxfordstudent.com Oxford transport links set for overhaul - The Oxford Student Students travelling to and from their colleges in Oxford will have their routes altered as Oxford City Council prepares to make changes to the city's transport network in the coming months and years. Railway infrastructure, city bus routes, and Oxford transport links set for overhaul
“Rebuilding Oxford Station is a priority – this is a massive growth area and we have got to be able to cater for that.”
"04.01.2017 12:29:18" oxfordstudent.com Oxford transport links set for overhaul - The Oxford Student Students travelling to and from their colleges in Oxford will have their routes altered as Oxford City Council prepares to make changes to the city's transport network in the coming months and years. Railway infrastructure, city bus routes, and Oxford transport links set for overhaul
“Rebuilding Oxford Station is a priority – this is a massive growth area and we have got to be able to cater for that.”
"02.01.2017 15:06:17" oxfordstudent.com Join The Oxford Student for Hilary Term 2017 - The Oxford Student Join The Oxford Student for Hilary Term 2017 Update: thanks to all those who have applied – we're still looking for candidates for a few roles (see below), so get in touch if you'd be interested in joining the team! Here at The Oxford Student, we are It's not too late to get involved with the Oxford Student for Hilary Term - check out the link below for information on the roles available!
"01.01.2017 13:45:06" oxfordstudent.com 2017 in film: a preview - The Oxford Student Well, at least it's over now. Yes, 2016 is finally at an end and to put it diplomatically it's been an interesting year, or to put it undiplomatically it's been the silently screaming prologue to the apocalypse. And before you start swanning into the new 2017 in film: a preview
"29.12.2016 20:26:38" oxfordstudent.com Review: Alice Oswald's Falling Awake - The Oxford Student Shortlisted for the 2016 Forward Prize, Falling Awake – Alice Oswald's latest poetry book – bears great expectations. The boasts of the blurb similarly place Oswald in the company of some of the greatest poets of recent times, with mentions of Heaney, Review: Alice Oswald's Falling Awake
"Here we find an intriguing poet with a distinctive voice and an eye for those fascinating collisions between the ordinary and the poetic."
"27.12.2016 23:33:46" oxfordstudent.com Obituary: Richard Adams - The Oxford Student Richard Adams, author of the timeless Watership Down, has died aged 96. Born in Newbury, Berkshire, to Evelyn Adams, a surgeon, and his wife Lilian, he was educated at Bradfield College. Encouraged by one of his masters, he went on to study at Oxford Obituary: Richard Adams
"24.12.2016 17:35:26" oxfordstudent.com Carry This Book: Bringing Humor and Humanity to Icons - The Oxford Student Carry This Book is an illustrated book that provides quirky and inventive answers to a question you did not even know you were asking. What do some of the biggest names in entertainment, politics, pop culture, history, and fiction carry in their bags? Carry This Book: Bringing Humor and Humanity to Icons
"What do some of the biggest names in entertainment, politics, pop culture, history, and fiction carry in their bags?"
"21.12.2016 12:52:07" oxfordstudent.com Pronouns and 'snowflake professors' - recent Oxford headlines are a misleading smokescreen - The Oxford Student A string of articles calling into question University practices relies on old material to justify conjecture and namecalling, argues Chris Allnutt. The Mail on Sunday reported last weekend that academics at the University of Oxford are being offered Pronouns and 'snowflake professors' - recent Oxford headlines are a misleading smokescreen
"14.12.2016 15:06:42" oxfordstudent.com Letters: Dr. Leaver's Practice and mental health - The Oxford Student Dear Editor, I am responding to the article 'Oxford must improve its approach to mental health' [28th November]. I am someone with a central diagnosis of borderline personality disorder, which is arguably the most difficult to treat of all mental Letters: Dr. Leaver's Practice and mental health
"14.12.2016 09:14:30" Timeline Photos "It looks like Johnson and May are using international conflict to play proxy wars."
Image: Benjamin Davies
"12.12.2016 18:46:56" oxfordstudent.com OUSU denies implying that all students must use 'ze' pronouns - The Oxford Student In a statement issued this afternoon, Oxford University Students' Union (OUSU) denied issuing a leaflet advising students to refer to peers, as well as themselves, as 'ze' rather than 'he' or 'she'. OUSU stated that giving such advice 'would be totally OUSU denies implying that all students must use 'ze' pronouns
"08.12.2016 23:16:16" oxfordstudent.com Mansfield tops survey of colleges' vegetarian food provision - The Oxford Student Mansfield College, Oxford, has come top of a poll rating vegetarian and vegan food provision across the University. Over 200 students voted in the poll, launched at the beginning of Michaelmas term by the Oxford University Animal Ethics Society. Allan Mansfield tops survey of colleges' vegetarian food provision
"04.12.2016 22:32:11" oxfordstudent.com 22-year-old student found dead at Val-Thorens - The Oxford Student A 22-year-old student has been found dead at the French ski resort of Val-Thorens at the beginning of the joint Oxford-Cambridge Varsity trip. According to Le Matin, police reports suggest the death followed an “evening of drinking” in an apartment in the 22-year-old Varsity Trip student found dead at Val-Thorens
"02.12.2016 14:50:23" Rhodes Must Fall Protest Rhodes Must Fall supporters present a blank cheque to Oriel College in protest of the continued presence of the Cecil Rhodes statue.
"30.11.2016 16:16:17" Thanks to all those who have applied to join the team for Hilary term, we've had a really good response and look forward to meeting everyone over the next few days!
We're still keen to hear from anyone interested in getting involved as an Editor for the
"29.11.2016 15:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Carney has made his position untenable in post-Brexit Britain - The Oxford Student Mark Carney has decided to stick around till 2019; he will renew his contract, but not complete a whole second term. While many are saddened by his departure, seeing as he is hailed as one of the best in the business, others are getting out the bunting Carney has made his position untenable in post-Brexit Britain
"The fact that the economy did not fall off a cliff immediately after the Leave vote has undermined the institution's credibility."
"29.11.2016 12:00:01" oxfordstudent.com Disunited States: Music for Trump's America - The Oxford Student Faced with the task of recommending music which encapsulates the new America which dawned on Election Day, Matthew Li discusses a series of classical pieces in relation to Trump's victory. The Rite of Spring perhaps captures the shock that many of us Disunited States: Music for Trump's America
"Like the shock of the Trump Presidency, the premiere of The Rite of Spring took its audience by surprise, and lead to riots when it was first performed at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in 1913."
"29.11.2016 12:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Indian Crackdown on Corruption Threatens Chaos - The Oxford Student Last week, an intriguing newsflash on Indian national television about an unplanned PM Modi address was followed by an announcement that left the country flabbergasted. Without warning, the Indian government decided to scrap the 500 Rupee (just under £6) Indian Crackdown on Corruption Threatens Chaos
"Last week, an intriguing newsflash on Indian national television about an unplanned PM Modi address was followed by an announcement that left the country flabbergasted."
"28.11.2016 12:00:00" oxfordstudent.com America's Got Talent: Exposing the Election Circus - The Oxford Student Most hostile commentators have laid the blame at the feet of white, working class Americans who feel they have been left behind by globalization; and have directed equally fierce criticism at a Democratic establishment which made them feel unwanted. America's Got Talent: Exposing the Election Circus
"The transformation of enemy into entertainer was the product of an unbelievably bad candidate being reviewed according to a standard template for writing about elections."
"28.11.2016 12:00:00" oxfordstudent.com China and Japan – a Student's Perspective - The Oxford Student Over the summer, I was given the opportunity to visit both China and Japan, as a first-time visitor in both cases – working in China on an internship at Lenovo, and in Japan as a journalist, tasked to write about 'intriguing aspects' of the country. The China and Japan – a Student's Perspective
"Contrary to the perception that is generated by much of the media coverage of Chinese politic affairs, many people were rather cynical about their ruling figures."
"27.11.2016 21:00:01" oxfordstudent.com Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - The Oxford Student Prohibitionism and Parnassianism abound in the latest film to emerge from J.K. Rowling's wizarding world. Set in New York City in 1926, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them explores the (mis)adventures of one Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a British Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
"To be sure, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a success despite its shortcomings... and in many regards, this first film feels like a somewhat-forced but necessary set-up for the real show to
"27.11.2016 15:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Nuclear Weapons: Learning from the Past - The Oxford Student In politics, human life ironically seems to be of little interest; the response of the USA and Japan to the UN resolution outlawing nuclear weapons last week served as a painful confirmation of what years of raging against Western history textbooks, with Nuclear Weapons: Learning from the Past
"The atrocities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki seem to be have been nullified in the face of diplomacy."
"26.11.2016 19:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Q&A with The Neon Demon screenwriter Polly Stenham - The Oxford Student Polly Stenham comes from an extensive and formidable background in theatre. At just 19, she published her first play That Face, originally starring Lindsay Duncan and Matt Smith, and she has since written many more plays. Polly has also gone on to branch Q&A with The Neon Demon screenwriter Polly Stenham
"The candour of Polly's answers was invigorating, and while she certainly didn't sugar-coat the hard realities of her craft, her love for writing was unmistakable."
"26.11.2016 12:00:01" oxfordstudent.com Brexit - the End for the United Kingdom? - The Oxford Student I was sat at a table having lunch with friends, friends from all over the world with myself as the token Scot, when they began asking me if I thought there was going to be another independence referendum in Scotland. Moments later, my trusted BBC app gave Brexit - the End for the United Kingdom?
"In this new, hazy post-Brexit Britain that we find ourselves in today, Scotland's best option may well be independence."
"25.11.2016 19:00:00" oxfordstudent.com An Ordinary Relationship, Extraordinarily Performed: A Review - The Oxford Student Stage writer Katrina Gaffney finds The Last Five Years to be a five star performance. Beautiful, charming and at the same time heart-wrenching, The Last Five Years is a musical for anyone who has ever fallen in or out of love. This two-person musical is Review: The Last Five Years
"Beautiful, charming and at the same time heart-wrenching, The Last Five Years is a musical for anyone who has ever fallen in or out of love."
"25.11.2016 15:00:01" oxfordstudent.com Jericho Cheese Company Joins the Fromage Fray - The Oxford Student Down on Little Clarendon Street, its windows gleaming with wedges of Cheddar and Stilton, Oxford's newest specialist food shop is open for business. On the site of Uncle Sam's Vintage American Clothing now sits a bright, airy boutique by the name of the Jericho Cheese Company Joins the Fromage Fray
"Down on Little Clarendon Street, its windows gleaming with wedges of Cheddar and Stilton, Oxford's newest specialist food shop is open for business."
"24.11.2016 22:00:00" oxfordstudent.com It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Oxmas - The Oxford Student “We live in a beautiful world”. Thus sang Chris Martin on “Don't Panic”, the opening song of their debut album. But we don't. We live in a world where, to quote Super Hans from Peep Show, “People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Oxmas
"This year has seemed like a dark abyss from which there is no escape. But don't worry everyone, there's a light at the end of the tunnel. One could even say, a star on top of the tree, or a bauble glimmering in
"24.11.2016 19:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Blast off for Silo, Oxford Students' Startup - The Oxford Student Few students are happy with their finances, but the ramifications of a lack of funding amount to more than the occasional own-brand product or night in. A 2015 survey by Future Finance found that 24 per cent of students gamble to supplement their Blast off for Silo, Oxford Students' Startup
"Launched this year, Silo (silofunds.com) is a funding platform aimed at university students struggling to find funding for their course."
"24.11.2016 16:11:05" oxfordstudent.com Join The Oxford Student for Hilary 2017 - The Oxford Student Join The Oxford Student for Hilary Term 2017 With Michaelmas term drawing to a close it is time for our current crop of editorial staff to say farewell after another great term. With our final issue of the term being printed on Friday of 7th week, we are We are recruiting for Hilary 2017!
Click on the link to find out more details.
"24.11.2016 11:00:00" oxfordstudent.com The Ins and Outs of Male Contraceptives - The Oxford Student The media's recent poor-quality reporting and interpretation of a novel male injectable contraceptive is unhelpful and misleading. Ethical arguments in the media should be based on sound scientific interpretation – they can be so much stronger for it. A The Ins and Outs of Male Contraceptives
"The media's recent poor-quality reporting and interpretation of a novel male injectable contraceptive is unhelpful and misleading. Ethical arguments in the media should be based on sound scientific interpretation
"24.11.2016 09:00:00" oxfordstudent.com The Skriker: Eccentricity at its Finest - The Oxford Student The Skriker, a play about a baby-snatching ancient fairy, was always set to be bizarre. Yet, Blank Canvas Production's performance of this play was absolutely magnificent in its wild peculiarities. It is difficult to make such a play so rooted in Review: The Skriker
"This production offered eccentricity at its finest."
"23.11.2016 15:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Interview: The Japanese House - The Oxford Student The Japanese House, interviewed by Rowan Ferguson & Aoife de Bhál. Amber Bain, aka The Japanese House, is on the way to great things. Her debut track 'Still' was Zane Lowe's final 'hottest record' on Radio 1, and her distinctive style of melancholic Interview: The Japanese House
“I think songwriting and production go pretty much hand-in-hand. I feel like there's a really blurred line, in anyone's music, as to when songwriting ends and when production begins."
"23.11.2016 12:00:01" oxfordstudent.com The Unsettling Beauty of It Felt Empty: A Review - The Oxford Student The gentle sound of bird wings flapping, gradually increasing in pace towards a frenzied panic that suddenly stops. The death of a pigeon is our introduction to It Felt Empty, in which the unsettling and comic take turns to tug at the audience's emotions. Review: It Felt Empty
"It would have been unjustified for Oxford students, with our access to elite privileges, to produce this show without the careful research and sensitivity which the director Lauren Jackson has clearly put into this production."
"23.11.2016 09:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Dates is a Clever and Unforgiving Parody: A Preview - The Oxford Student “Pray, what means this aubergine emoji”, asks a suitably bewildered Tudor singleton as she browses Tinder for eligible bachelors. You'd be forgiven for thinking this the invention of some nonsensical Carrollian fantasy. In seventh week, Rebecca Heitlinger Preview: Dates is a Clever and Unforgiving Parody
"It is an unforgiving parody of comedy's long-suffering victim: the pitfalls and ironies of dating and relationships."
"23.11.2016 09:00:00" oxfordstudent.com A Plot as Labyrinthine as the Streets of Madrid Jealous of Herself: A Preview - The Oxford Student This production of 'Jealous of Herself' is a nuanced exploration of the male gaze that manages to both poignant and comic. Sarah Grunnah's adaptation brings the first English language performance of Tirso de Molina's 'Jealous of Herself' to the stage. Preview: Jealous of Herself
"This would be a daunting theatrical venture for many, but the combination of Grunnah's script and Ell Potter's direction produces a show that is remarkably polished."
"23.11.2016 09:00:00" oxfordstudent.com When Hollywood Gets It Wrong - The Oxford Student Sometimes, even the most-watched movies and programmes don't always get it right, with storylines, jokes or casting that spark debate or even cause offense among viewers. But as the audience, how we should respond to films and TV shows with problematic When Hollywood Gets It Wrong
"When watching a work that is problematic, I would argue that we ought to both acknowledge its issues, and make an active effort to highlight and discuss them."
"22.11.2016 21:14:00" oxfordstudent.com 'Tastefully Executed, Intimate and Brooding' Summer and Smoke: A Review - The Oxford Student This production of Tennessee William's 'Summer & Smoke', the first in the UK in ten years, is tastefully executed and does due justice to the work of a true master. The play charts the tumultuous relationship between Alma, a preacher's daughter with a Review: Summer and Smoke
"The play explores the delicate boundaries of sensuality and spirituality through a slowly blossoming, bittersweet summer romance."
"20.11.2016 11:53:05" oxfordstudent.com "Perfectly frivolous" Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonses: A Review - The Oxford Student Adapted from P. G. Wodehouse's The Code of The Woosters, Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense is the perfectly frivolous antidote to long November nights and the melancholic morale left in fifth week's wake. Actors who refuse to take themselves too Review: “Perfectly frivolous” Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
"18.11.2016 19:11:45" oxfordstudent.com The Unsettling Beauty of It Felt Empty: A Review - The Oxford Student The gentle sound of bird wings flapping, gradually increasing in pace towards a frenzied panic that suddenly stops. The death of a pigeon is our introduction to It Felt Empty, in which the unsettling and comic take turns to tug at the audience's emotions. The Unsettling Beauty of It Felt Empty: A Review
"18.11.2016 14:13:56" oxfordstudent.com Profile: Andreja Pejić - The Oxford Student Andreja Pejić's story is amongst the most unique in the fashion industry. Scouted as a 17-year-old in Melbourne, within four years she had carved out a hugely successful career as an androgynous model, walking in both men's and women's catwalks for Marc “I don't know what's more important? The end of civilization as we know it…or Kim Kardashian's ass?”
"17.11.2016 00:02:23" oxfordstudent.com Protestors gather outside Corey Lewandowski's Oxford Union address - The Oxford Student Protesters have gathered outside the Oxford Union as US President-elect Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski delivered an address to the society. The protest was organised by OUSU LGBTQ Campaign and Oxford Migrant Solidarity. The Protestors gather outside Corey Lewandowski's Oxford Union address.
Includes video of protest.
"16.11.2016 22:14:32" Protesters gathered outside the Oxford Union as Trump's ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski delivers speech. Story to follow.
"16.11.2016 18:10:15" oxfordstudent.com Oxford Dictionaries names 'post-truth' Word of 2016 - The Oxford Student 'Post-truth' has been named the 'Word of 2016' by Oxford Dictionaries after a dramatic increase in usage following Donald Trump's success in the US Presidential election, and the UK's decision to leave the European Union. Defined as “relating to or 'Post-truth' beat out runners-up 'alt-right' and 'Brexiteer'.
"14.11.2016 11:06:16" oxfordstudent.com St Hilda's JCR establishes Class Liberation Officer - The Oxford Student St Hilda's JCR have passed a motion to establish a Class Liberation Officer, who will represent members of the JCR from socio-economically disadvantaged and working-class backgrounds. The motion, proposed by Charles Ors and seconded by Nina Chatrath, St Hilda's JCR establishes Class Liberation Officer
"14.11.2016 09:40:23" oxfordstudent.com Hundreds attend 'Love Rally' in response to US election - The Oxford Student Hundreds of people attended a rally in Oxford on Sunday for the event aiming to “show solidarity, love and support for groups facing marginalisation”. The 'Love Rally', which took place outside the Clarendon building on Broad Street, attracted students, Hundreds gathered outside the Clarendon building yesterday in response to Trump's victory.
"13.11.2016 17:01:43" oxfordstudent.com oxfordstudent.com Voluntourism: who does it really benefit?
"13.11.2016 14:20:31" oxfordstudent.com 'Jesus loves Wahoo': A Tribute to the Bar (and Grill) - The Oxford Student We did attempt to get some food at Wahoo before it closed for good (yes, it sounded weird as we said it) but apparently they haven't served solids for a couple of months now. They were putting up pumpkins and stringing cobwebs across the bar when we "Jesus loves Wahoo": A Tribute to the Bar (and Grill)
"09.11.2016 21:02:21" oxfordstudent.com 'A delightful opera sure to put a smile on your face' Albert Herring: A Preview - The Oxford Student Albert Herring, Britten's comic masterpiece, gleefully revels in an operatic middle ground. A whimsical plot that is set against a surprisingly complex score, Britten's provincial chamber piece teases the lines between comedy and tragedy, sympathy and 'A delightful opera sure to put a smile on your face' Albert Herring: A Preview
"07.11.2016 13:14:00" oxfordstudent.com Chaos in the Jungle of France's own making - The Oxford Student 'The camp is now almost completely on fire and not safe. Volunteers are reporting hundreds of unaccompanied minors under the bridge not knowing what to do.' The words of the Facebook post from Help Refugees are every bit as powerful as the picture that "After an initial stage of orderly evacuation, the demolition became a humanitarian failure bordering on the atrocious."
"07.11.2016 09:30:01" oxfordstudent.com Liu Dan: New Landscapes and Old Masters - The Oxford Student Liu Dan is considered one of China's most famous living artists, and is renowned for his use of traditional techniques in creating modern works of ink on canvas. Moving from some of the bolder brushworks found in traditional Chinese painting, Liu brings "Liu is evidently a modern kind of Renaissance scholar; he observes with a scientist's eye as well as an artist's aesthetical awareness."
"06.11.2016 16:50:13" oxfordstudent.com 'Where Diversity Meets Learning' - Reporting from HLAB 2016 - The Oxford Student Towards the end of Trinity term 2016, the two of us received a slightly strange email to the OxStu Editor gmail account, from a man who introduced himself as follows – 'My name is Keisuke Saito, from the Prime Minister's Office of Japan.' Spam alert – so 'Where Diversity Meets Learning' – Reporting from HLAB 2016
"06.11.2016 16:46:51" oxfordstudent.com Review: 'The Trojan Women' an engaging and modern production - The Oxford Student 'The Trojan Woman' is an engaging and moving piece, in this production of Caroline Bird's 'after Euripides' the original play is brought to life for the modern age. Set in the aftermath of the Greeks' triumph over the Trojans, the play concentrates on the Review: 'The Trojan Women' an engaging and modern production
"03.11.2016 16:39:00" oxfordstudent.com Which RuPaul Drag Race Queen is Your College? Bob the Drag Queen = Wadham - The Oxford Student Oxford, we need to get with the times. Not a day goes by without someone accusing us of being out of touch, elitist…the list goes on. We need to stop associating our colleges, hallowed places of education, with long deceased, predominantly white, "Bob made a name for herself on her season as an actress, comic and generally creative soul. Just like her, Wadham is the place to be for any budding thespians, musicians and revolutionary communists.
"03.11.2016 12:15:01" oxfordstudent.com A(r)telier de couture vol. 2 - The Oxford Student Related A(r)telier de couture vol. 2
"03.11.2016 10:46:38" oxfordstudent.com Wahoo sign bought by St Peter's JCR - The Oxford Student A group of students from St Peter's JCR have bought the Wahoo sign after raising £400 in less than four hours from a 'gofundme' crowdfunding page. The group of students – led by George Fagan, Anna Harris, James Povey and Rob Smillie – approached the club The students crowdfunded £400 in less than four hours.
"02.11.2016 21:17:58" oxfordstudent.com Tuition fees will be frozen for second and third years - The Oxford Student Oxford University has announced that home and EU students who began their course in or before the 2015–16 academic year will have their tuition fees capped at £9,000 for the remainder of their degree. All of those who started at Oxford this academic year Tuition fees will be frozen for second and third years.
"02.11.2016 20:41:25" oxfordstudent.com Which RuPaul Drag Queen is Your College? Tatianna = St Hugh's - The Oxford Student Oxford, we need to get with the times. Not a day goes by without someone accusing us of being out of touch, elitist…the list goes on. We need to stop associating our colleges, hallowed places of education, with long deceased, predominantly white, Thank you.
"02.11.2016 18:01:25" oxfordstudent.com No pupils admitted to Oxford from the city's most deprived areas in a decade - The Oxford Student New data released under the Freedom of Information Act has revealed that no pupils from the most deprived areas of Oxford – Blackbird Leys and Northfield Brook – had been awarded a place at Oxford University in over a decade. Although the overall number No pupils admitted to Oxford from the city's most deprived areas in a decade.
"02.11.2016 17:00:57" oxfordstudent.com A brighter future for those with autism in the workplace - The Oxford Student Last week The National Autistic Society's (NAS) launched its “Too Much Information” campaign, which aims to highlight the employment gap amongst adults with autism. As few as 16% of autistic adults are in full-time paid employment – leaving the unique "Where businesses have embraced a positive attitude to the work and lives of autistic people, they have reaped great rewards."
"02.11.2016 12:13:00" oxfordstudent.com What's working at Elle REALLY like? - The Oxford Student First days are always nerve-wracking. I had never had a proper job in an office before, and I was not too sure what to expect. After hanging around outside for 10 minutes trying to muster the confidence to walk in, I decided that I needed to make some What's working at Elle REALLY like?
"Day-to-day tasks could get slightly mundane, but the articles I wrote and the glamorous events I attended definitely made up for it!"
"01.11.2016 16:23:39" oxfordstudent.com Cricket is Less Fun Without Quality Spin - The Oxford Student Anyone who has talked to me about cricket, and hasn't drifted into an irrevocable catatonia by the end of the second sentence, will know that I am the stuffiest of stuffy, elitist and insufferable cricket supporters. For me, cricket isn't really cricket "In short, I essentially believe that spin-bowling, great spin-bowling at any rate, is an art, an intellectual challenge, as opposed to a competence."
"01.11.2016 16:18:42" oxfordstudent.com Dialogue, not Division, will stem the Radical Right - The Oxford Student With the EU referendum and the rise of Donald Trump, this year has been a worrying portent of a radically right-wing future for Britain and the USA. The refugee crisis and the recent anti-immigration vote in Hungary suggest that it is a phenomenon which "Even though life outside the EU was not what many of us voted for, we should not be dragged kicking and screaming into Brexit like wanton toddlers who lost a game."
"31.10.2016 19:17:25" oxfordstudent.com The need for Prison reform cannot be ignored - The Oxford Student So far this year, there have been 91 suicides in UK prisons, and 278 deaths in total. These figures already exceed their counterparts of 88 and 256 for the whole of 2015. Recently, the rates of death and assault in prisons have been rising. The most "Prison reform needs to be prioritised, not put on pause. A number of important changes could make a real difference to the spiralling problems of substance abuse, mental health issues and ultimately
"31.10.2016 12:35:00" oxfordstudent.com Review: The Girl on the Train - The Oxford Student The Girl on the Train is a thriller centred on three women: Rachel (Emily Blunt), Megan (Haley Bennett) and Anna (Rebecca Ferguson), as well as the men and children who orbit around them. The entanglement of these various players is not overly complex but Review: The Girl on the Train
"31.10.2016 09:20:40" oxfordstudent.com Halloween: Asian Horror - The Oxford Student Scrap the popcorn and the all-American horror flicks, get ready to squirm to horror done the Asian way. Horror movies and I have always had a love-hate relationship. From a young age I loved thrillers and all things gothic, but come Halloween it seemed Halloween: Asian Horror Films
"29.10.2016 16:18:31" oxfordstudent.com Death Grip: Bracingly Brave and Honest - The Oxford Student In just 45 minutes, Death Grip manages to give a humorous, but honest, insight into depression in a gay relationship. Adam has lived in his boyfriend Jay's bedroom for, what is later revealed, to be an entire year. It is a highly dysfunctional Death Grip: Bracingly Brave and Honest
"29.10.2016 14:44:38" oxfordstudent.com Wahoo: an obituary - The Oxford Student Wahoo, who tragically passed this weekend, was undeniably the real MVP of Oxford's Holy Trinity (Park End and Bridge, obviously). Home to your weekly questionable last-minute decision (“I guess we could go out”), Wahoo made a name for itself through the As RETOX Fridays drew its final breath last night, and with just one last hurrah left before the club closes tomorrow, we take a look back at the life that was Wahoo.
Wahoo: an obituary
"29.10.2016 12:26:00" oxfordstudent.com Librarian-Elect resigns from Oxford Union after "back-door" appointment - The Oxford Student Mia Smith has resigned from her position as Librarian-Elect at the Oxford Union over accusations of “cronyism” amongst the incoming executive committee following the appointment of Will Barnes as Treasurer-Elect. The appointment of Barnes was said to be Librarian-Elect resigns from Oxford Union after “back-door” appointment
"29.10.2016 12:11:00" oxfordstudent.com The Clothes Horse: blurring the lines between fashion and the body - The Oxford Student At last month's New York Fashion Week young women wearing Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi and Adam Selman shimmered their way down the catwalk in mirage effect, high shine dresses. Velvet fabrics shaped plush, flowing silhouettes in the Alberta Ferretti and The Clothes Horse: blurring the lines between fashion and the body
"The AW16 catwalk season reflected the change in attitude and showed a new appreciation for the diversity of the human body."
"28.10.2016 14:28:09" Timeline Photos The result of our US election poll.
75% of our 456 respondents would vote for Hillary.
"28.10.2016 13:24:06" oxfordstudent.com Somerville condemn alumnus MP over failed 'Turing Bill' - The Oxford Student Somerville JCR has voted to condemn the actions of its alumnus, Conservative MP Sam Gyimah, after his filibuster helped bring down a Private Member's Bill to pardon those convicted of same-sex offences. The East-Surrey MP, who is a junior Justice Somerville condemn alumnus MP over failed 'Turing Bill'
"28.10.2016 12:29:27" oxfordstudent.com Oxford students favour Hillary Clinton - The Oxford Student An investigation by The Oxford Student has found that Oxford students overwhelmingly favour Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the race for the US presidency. Over seventy-five per cent of 456 interviewed said they would vote for Hillary Clinton, 75% of those interviewed would vote for Clinton.
"28.10.2016 12:23:00" oxfordstudent.com Oxford Fashion Week – a preview - The Oxford Student After sweeping through New York, London and Paris, Fashion Week is coming to Oxford. Brought by Oxford Fashion Studio, this is the event's 10th anniversary, and it looks set to deliver glamour, innovation and a few – or more – surprises. On Monday 10th Oxford Fashion Week – a preview
"OFS is growing in expertise and confidence. From where I stand, Oxford Fashion Week 2016 looks also to be the brightest."
"28.10.2016 12:16:06" oxfordstudent.com What does Brexit mean for ERASMUS? - The Oxford Student Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, said in a statement in June 2016, “The UK's future access to the Erasmus+ programme will be determined as a part of wider discussions with the EU.” Since these wider discussions have so far What does Brexit mean for ERASMUS?
"27.10.2016 17:30:01" oxfordstudent.com 'Orange Juice' capturing the mood of the British millennial: A Review - The Oxford Student Thoughtful and witty, Orange Juice refreshingly questions how a young British Pakistani Muslim can find his place in the world. For a short play, standing at around thirty minutes in its present form, writer Karim Khan has successfully handled a complex Review: 'Orange Juice' capturing the mood of the British millennial
"27.10.2016 14:13:31" oxfordstudent.com May's Rhetoric Masks a Rampant Right - The Oxford Student It's been almost 4 months since hurricane Brexit tore through British politics and it is only now that the dust is beginning to settle. After outlasting her rivals in a mudslinging leadership election, on 13th July Theresa May addressed an audience "But perhaps her most alarming statement provided insight into her record as Home Secretary: “If you believe you're a citizen of the world, you're a citizen of nowhere. You don't understand what the very word 'citizenship' means.” This narrow minded,
"27.10.2016 12:10:00" oxfordstudent.com Fashion and the Real World: Working at ELLE - The Oxford Student This time last year, I would wake up in my cosy Montréal flat, travel downtown, and walk into the ELLE Québec office. Late night photo-shoots and swish events have now been swapped for late night cramming and studying (thanks final year), but working for Fashion and the Real World: Working at ELLE
"I wanted to use my year abroad to try and find an answer to the dreaded question: “So what are you going to do after uni?”."
"27.10.2016 11:34:01" oxfordstudent.com Live Review: Meilyr Jones - The Oxford Student If, like most people, you don't consider yourself to be a fan of baroque instrumentation and crooning theatricality, Meilyr Jones' style can at first seem off-putting. However, playing live in an intimate set at The Bullingdon, Jones' assuredly original Live Review: Meilyr Jones
"27.10.2016 09:13:56" Our US election poll is only open for another hour!
Be sure to have your say!
"27.10.2016 08:33:00" oxfordstudent.com Review: In 'Festen' respectability conceals a foul underbelly - The Oxford Student The impressive surroundings of the Maths Institute, with its white, glacial interior, works well as a choice of venue for Festen, a Danish drama that revolves around a night in the life of the affluent Hansen family. On walking in, the audience is Review: In 'Festen' respectability conceals a foul underbelly
"26.10.2016 17:09:07" oxfordstudent.com A(r)telier de couture vol. I - The Oxford Student Related A(r)telier de couture vol. I
"26.10.2016 17:07:37" oxfordstudent.com Review: Gameshow - Two Door Cinema Club - The Oxford Student Yes, it's the moment we've all been waiting for, holding our baited breath for many a long year. Two Door Cinema Club are back. Perhaps pushed into action after the capitulation of their rival club – the Bombay Bicycle (a grudge which was said to equal Review: Gameshow – Two Door Cinema Club
"26.10.2016 09:00:17" oxfordstudent.com St Anne's College appoints Helen King as new Principal - The Oxford Student St Anne's College has elected Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Helen King as its new Principal. She becomes the first police officer to be elected head of an Oxbridge college. The appointment comes after Tim Gardam, former director of programmes The new Principal will begin work at the college in April 2017.
"26.10.2016 07:58:40" Timeline Photos Vincent's Club embraces modernity, Part 1: Mixed Doubles Tennis
"25.10.2016 16:39:57" oxfordstudent.com Worcester College gives Distinguished Visiting Fellowship to Sir Ian McKellen - The Oxford Student The veteran actor Sir Ian McKellan has been elected a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Worcester College, a three-year appointment which can be renewed. Sir Ian is expected to visit the college twice a year, giving 'in conversation' events and Sir Ian McKellen given Distinguished Visiting Fellowship from Worcester
"25.10.2016 13:45:16" oxfordstudent.com Goodluck Jonathan discusses gay rights, business and Boko Haram at the Union - The Oxford Student Yesterday evening, the former Nigerian president Dr Goodluck Jonathan addressed the Oxford Union to speak about education and business reform during his presidency. When the floor opened for questions, he was asked about poverty in Nigerian and government Goodluck Jonathan discusses gay rights, business and Boko Haram at the Union.
"25.10.2016 12:00:08" oxfordstudent.com Guys and Dolls: An Abundance of Energy - The Oxford Student As I walked into the midst of this rehearsal for Guys and Dolls the energy in the room was palpable. Everyone seemed to hold an intense enthusiasm for the show and I knew that I was about to see something special. Guys and Dolls is a big-time musical set Guys and Dolls: An Abundance of Energy
"24.10.2016 16:57:28" oxfordstudent.com Trump's Twitter support 'swelled by bots' - The Oxford Student An investigation into Twitter activity during one of the televised US presidential debates has shown that Republican candidate Donald J. Trump's support was boosted by support from automated 'bots'. Although he would still have received more supportive Oxford researchers have been at the centre of the study.
"24.10.2016 15:30:00" oxfordstudent.com Profile: Rosaline Ereira and the refugee crisis - The Oxford Student Last year in September, over 100,000 people marched through the streets of London for a rally in support of refugees. The event was organised by the charity Solidarity with Refugees, which organised another march a year on this September welcoming "Building fences and walls and pretending its not happening doesn't stop people coming, because those people, what they're leaving is so awful, they'll take those risks.”
"24.10.2016 11:40:36" oxfordstudent.com Profile: Sarah O'Grady on Amnesty and Activism - The Oxford Student At the start of a new term, many wide-eyed students will be considering what they can do in their spare time at Oxford. Charitable organisations and societies are one way students can make a difference. I spoke to Sarah O'Grady, who has just stepped down Laura Holden speaks to Sarah O'Grady, who has just stepped down as chair of Amnesty International UK.
"24.10.2016 09:15:00" docs.google.com How would you vote in the US election? The Oxford Student is conducting a poll into how Oxford students would vote in the US election. Our US election poll is still open.
We're carrying out a survey on how Oxford students would vote in the US election. Let us know how you would vote now.
"24.10.2016 08:40:00" oxfordstudent.com Let's build tents, not walls: soggy bottoms and physalis - The Oxford Student Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, the judges of the Great British Bake Off, are the revered monarchs of the show and in many ways define the it as the unique creation that it is. It is only right that the core values of the show – good baking, British Lizzie Shermeldine surveys the language of The Great British Bake Off
"23.10.2016 22:17:24" oxfordstudent.com Café Critique: The Oxford Wine Café - The Oxford Student Despite the name, The Oxford Wine Café serves decent coffee. The mocha is really sweet, definitely suffering from a bit too much sweetener and not enough coffee, but was still good. If you're a tea drinker then they have an excellent range on offer, The Café Critique: The Oxford Wine Café
"23.10.2016 11:46:29" oxfordstudent.com Tennis Success May Shine a Light on Potential Football Strategy - The Oxford Student In a week when Johanna Konta became the first British woman to break into the tennis top ten for thirty years and Gareth Southgate became the sixth man to manage England in ten years, it is worth musing over the fickle nature of sporting development. "The reasons for the failure of the England football team have been endlessly discussed, and cannot solely be laid at the feet of the FA's development programme. But without doubt England do not produce the calibre of player to match either their
"21.10.2016 08:44:11" oxfordstudent.com A Surreal Complexity: Copenhagen - The Oxford Student Copenhagen is a dense, and bizarre play. It centres around the reflection on the truth of a past conversation between two old friends, and major players in the nuclear science of World War II, Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. Set between 'heaven and an "High emotional charge often lapsed into the emotionally over-wrought."
"21.10.2016 08:42:02" oxfordstudent.com Tim Parks, a profile - The Oxford Student Between seventeen novels (most recently Thomas & Mary, a Love Story), a selection of literary criticism and non-fiction, talks spanning several continents and a post as Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM in Milan, Tim Parks is Profile: Tim Parks
“Explore and enjoy. Work hard at the language and let it take you over. Remember that to begin to understand another people, you have to become a little bit like them. Be ready to
"19.10.2016 21:01:48" docs.google.com How would you vote in the US election? The Oxford Student is conducting a poll into how Oxford students would vote in the US election. How would you vote in the US election?
The Oxford Student is conducting an investigation into how Oxford students would vote in the election. If you're an Oxford student we want to here from you.
Our short questionnaire will only take a few minutes to
"19.10.2016 20:23:38" oxfordstudent.com Feeling Skeptical? Ok? No. - The Oxford Student Here's a controversial opinion: Skepta's album Konnichiwa should not have won the Mercury Prize. In fact, despite all the hype, Konnichiwa isn't actually that great. Yes, it has the anthem of all 2015-era school leavers' parties – That's Not Me – and the Feeling Skeptical? Ok? No.
"17.10.2016 15:32:00" oxfordstudent.com Abortion policies: the human right to health - The Oxford Student The large majority of those reading this will be entitled to healthcare under the National Health Service (NHS). This means that if needed, free contraception and free safe, legal abortions are generally available to you. Many women in other countries do "If governments want to stop people from doing something, making it illegal isn't necessarily the best solution. To say abortion should be illegal is to deny the fact that illegal abortions contribute to high unsafe abortion rates and resultant maternal
"17.10.2016 13:34:32" oxfordstudent.com Where do England go now? - The Oxford Student When England were eliminated from Euro 2016 by Iceland, many considered the moment to represent a true rock bottom for the English national team, how wrong they were. The recent release of undercover reporter footage of Sam Allardyce, a man only appointed Where do England go now?
"17.10.2016 10:40:53" oxfordstudent.com America's abstainers are about to betray democracy - The Oxford Student On November 9th this year, tens of millions of Americans will wake up feeling absolutely indifferent to the result of their presidential election. Polling indicates currently that between 10 and 20 percent of the US electorate will vote for alternative "Abstention is not an act of moral courage: it is the socially acceptable way of neglecting your duty as a democratic citizen."
"17.10.2016 08:05:09" oxfordstudent.com A Ramble on Sunsets, Superbowls and Senility - The Oxford Student When Derek Jeter retired in 2014, it was in a near-fairy tale fashion. A walk-off single in the bottom of the 9th in his last game in Yankees Stadium allowed for him to walk off into the sunset. He was able to walk out to the place at short-stop that he "There has never been a player who has been as able to mentally dominate a game as Brady."
A Ramble on Sunsets, Superbowls and Senility
"16.10.2016 16:04:01" oxfordstudent.com Scientists at Oxford win funding to develop new research into health and the environment - The Oxford Student Two scientists from Oxford University have been awarded an £80,000 fellowship to develop their research into health and renewable energy sources. Tim Sudmeier's project looks at creating ammonia through electrolysis in order to store electricity from wind Scientists at Oxford win funding to develop new research into health and environment.
"16.10.2016 15:57:13" oxfordstudent.com Fog of War - The Oxford Student You enter. The room is dark except for a spotlight illuminating a woman's figure – that of the artist Mona Hatoum – lying on a table, covered in blood and entrails, and wrapped in clear plastic. A circle of empty chairs are placed around the table. The "The contrasts and incongruities powerfully illuminate the gap between the reality of war and its representation in political decision making."
Rudy Schulkind reflects on Mona Hatoum's exhibition at Tate
"15.10.2016 14:37:59" The Oxford Student: News Writing Workshop The Oxford Student: News Writing Workshop "You have to feel sort of overwhelmed, I think, to start. That's what journalism did teach me...that there is no story unless you've written it."
(Hunter S. Thompson)
Have you ever taken a close look at how news articles are actually structured?
"14.10.2016 16:16:32" oxfordstudent.com University of Brighton admits first refugee scholars - The Oxford Student The University of Brighton has announced that the first of its Global Opportunities Scholarships have been awarded to two refugees, one from Syria and the other from Palestine. The two scholars, who will begin studying in this academic year, will benefit The two scholars come from Syria and Palestine respectively.
"14.10.2016 16:07:32" oxfordstudent.com A People Ebbs – The Demographic Trials and Tribulations of Japan - The Oxford Student When I arrived in the far northern Japanese town of Teshio, I was initially struck by two things: one was the warmth of the people, and the other was the remoteness of the place that I had found myself in. Teshio has a population of under 4000 people and "In many ways Japan is one of the most extreme examples of a country with an ageing population; you need only visit and you become aware of it very quickly."
"14.10.2016 12:16:24" oxfordstudent.com Oxford Union votes in favour of "No Confidence in Her Majesty's Government" motion - The Oxford Student A full house at the first Oxford Union debate of the year voted in favour of the proposition, “This House has no confidence in Her Majesty's government” this Thursday evening. The results were counted as 185 for and 135 against. Speakers included MP The debate also featured a surprise appearance from Edwina Currie.
"13.10.2016 13:25:47" Timeline Photos Charity: the E&M Perspective
"12.10.2016 17:50:03" oxfordstudent.com Which RuPaul Drag Race Queen is Your College? #1 Balliol = Chad Michaels - The Oxford Student Oxford, we need to get with the times. Not a day goes by without someone accusing us of being out of touch, elitist…the list goes on. We need to stop associating our colleges, hallowed places of education, with long deceased, predominantly white, Which RuPaul Drag Race Queen is Your College? #1 Balliol = Chad Michaels
"12.10.2016 16:35:02" oxfordstudent.com Bordering on the Fantastical: Anything Goes - The Oxford Student Even in the small Denis Arnold Hall of the Oxford Music Faculty, even during a warm-up fondly nicknamed 'Hairspray Hell', the cast for Anything Goes absolutely buzz with energy. Co-director Naomi Morris Omori explained that they wanted their cast to 'show Bordering on the Fantastical: Anything Goes
"12.10.2016 12:43:53" oxfordstudent.com Profile: Donald Russell - The Oxford Student Tradition may be everywhere in Oxford, but I spoke to one 95-year-old tutor who has seen over 65 years of change. Donald Russell, a 95 (almost 96) year-old tutor at St Johns, first came here as a classics student at Balliol in 1939 until being called up The 95-year old St John's Classics tutor has spent over 200 terms at Oxford University as both a student and tutor.
"12.10.2016 11:17:01" oxfordstudent.com The Summer in Music - The Oxford Student Brexit, Brangelinexit, and Bake Off-exit: it's certainly been a summer full of depressing news. But can you remember what's gone in the world of music? Fear not, for OxStu will help refresh your memory about what's been happening over the Vac… 23rd June – Now 1st Week is underway, we take a look back over the summer in music.
"12.10.2016 08:51:56" oxfordstudent.com Oxford scientists help launch first UK driverless car - The Oxford Student Oxford scientists have helped to launch the first driverless car in the United Kingdom today at a trial in Buckinghamshire. 'Selenium', which can seat two people, completed a 0.6-mile circuit on the pavements in central Milton Keynes. Developed by the Oxford scientists help launch first UK driverless car
"11.10.2016 17:58:09" oxfordstudent.com 5 Types of Fresher and How to Spot them - The Oxford Student 1. The Gap Yah Inbetween long stories about how they built a well in Kenya or chundered everywhere in Budapest, this specimen will inevitably utter the phrase: “I'm really into world music”. It's hard to select a specific track to represent the Gap Yah, Heading to Lola's tonight?
"11.10.2016 15:05:00" oxfordstudent.com Did anyone really win the Labour leadership election? - The Oxford Student Labour's divisive leadership election has come to an end. Although technically a resounding victory for Jeremy Corbyn, neither of the contestants really won. All that has been achieved is a demonstration to the wider population of the dire state the "The leadership election and the build up to it have highlighted a disunity that has been bubbling under the surface for years."
"11.10.2016 13:25:23" oxfordstudent.com Oriel JCR pass motion to officially rename Corpus 0th Quad - The Oxford Student Oriel JCR will henceforth refer to Corpus Christi College as 0th Quad in all correspondences, including in minutes and in meetings. The motion was passed just days before Merton JCR declared war on the college. Corpus Arts page issued a Facebook post ...and Merton have declared war on the college.
"11.10.2016 09:47:31" oxfordstudent.com Reformed grammar schools can be a force for good - The Oxford Student Theresa May's flagship education policy has incited a firestorm of criticism from all sides of the political spectrum, even within her own party. Whilst I believe that education is facing more pressing issues such as swelling class sizes; high teacher "For Grammar schools to fulfil their mission statement, they must do more to incorporate students who come from poorer backgrounds."
"11.10.2016 08:50:02" oxfordstudent.com Selective schooling is a regressive reform - The Oxford Student Theresa May's controversial decision to lift the ban on the opening of new grammar schools has been buoyed up by claims that selective school systems aid social mobility. In a country where privately educated young people consistently obtain a "Categorising children in this manner is more likely to harm the often disadvantaged low achievers than help high achievers, who are able and likely to succeed whether they attend a grammar school or
"10.10.2016 21:21:55" oxfordstudent.com Oxford has come first in the THE World Rankings, but we shouldn't get carried away - The Oxford Student My initial reaction to the news that Oxford had topped the Timed Higher Education World University Rankings was a thoroughly mature one. Punching the air and proudly texting my parents “Look, I'm so clever” and the subsequent embarrassed retraction “But "Each person thrives in a different environment – to argue that one university is 'superior' to the other seems somewhat trivial when it is ultimately a matter of compatibility."
"10.10.2016 11:58:51" oxfordstudent.com Interview - A Clockwork Orange - The Oxford Student Megan Husain interviews Jonny Danciger, the director, and Gerard Krasnopolski, the lead actor playing Alex in a production of A Clockwork Orange. So what drew you both towards A Clockwork Orange? G: So I've always been a fan of the book, I studied it at Interview: A Clockwork Orange
"09.10.2016 19:31:51" oxfordstudent.com The end of the major record label? - The Oxford Student This summer, major record labels have taken some hard and very public hits (no pun intended). With Frank Ocean's rejection of Def Jam to release Blonde on his independent label Boys Don't Cry and Chance The Rapper's self-release of the acclaimed Colouring The end of the major record label?
Rowan Ferguson on what the future holds for the industry.
"07.10.2016 11:10:34" oxfordstudent.com Resilience in Japan: Reflections from Onagawa - The Oxford Student On the 11th March 2011 at 14:46 JST, an earthquake struck Japan off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, in Northern Honshu, triggering a massive tsunami and the now-famous meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The earthquake, known as Higashi Nihon Reflections in Japan: Reflections from Onagawa
"People hate words like that, like 'reconstructing, rebuilding, recovering', because they carry a sense of obsession with the past."
"07.10.2016 10:56:27" oxfordstudent.com Tuition fees could rise again - The Oxford Student Tuition fees could rise as high as £9,500 for students starting university in 2018 under Department for Education (DfE) plans released last Thursday. The proposals come as Oxford raised its tuition fees for new and continuing students in the 2016–17 Under the new measures fees would rise at inflationary rates.
"06.10.2016 11:42:44" Timeline Photos We're here again at Freshers Fair today - but with very few copies left our first issue of the term! Pick up a copy in your JCR and MCR to stay up to day with everything that's happening in Oxford.
"05.10.2016 13:29:05" oxfordstudent.com Voting opens on a 'Vegetarian Norrington Table' - The Oxford Student Every year the Norrington Table is released, an oft-cited and even more frequently bemoaned system for ranking Oxford colleges based on their exam results. But what if this system was based, not on exams, but your vote on vegetables? Hence the new The new table has been proposed by the Oxford University Animal Ethics Society.
"05.10.2016 11:43:12" Timeline Photos We're down at the Freshers Fair - come and say hello! Sign up today! firstname.lastname@example.org
"04.10.2016 18:36:05" oxfordstudent.com oxfordstudent.com "You will probably have been dreaming of the wonders of Freshers' Week since your UCAS offer changed from conditional to accepted. The friends you'll make, the roaring Gatsby-esque parties, and the Freshers Fair where you will sign up to incredible
"04.10.2016 13:54:02" oxfordstudent.com Oxford Union Michaelmas Termcard: 3rd Release - The Oxford Student Sporting stars feature in our final release of the Oxford Union's Michaelmas Termcard. Newlyweds and multiple-Olympic-medallists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny will come to Oxford in 6th Week, as well as Olympic swimmer Mark Foster. Corruption in sport was John Bercow, Jeremy Irons and Olympic star-couple Laura Trott and Jason Kenny complete our release of the Oxford Union Michaelmas Termcard.
"04.10.2016 10:05:57" oxfordstudent.com Travelogue: The Trek to Machu Picchu - The Oxford Student Those who want to wake up at 3am to be able to see the sunrise, please raise your hands, Efrain says, and I am shocked to see my hand rise. I am volunteering to wake up at 3, a scenario that would usually set the scene for my worst nightmares. But I can "Upon seeing the trains, a wave of nostalgia hits me. They are exactly like the trains I used to take to see my grandparents during the summer holidays back in India, here painted over in bright blue and
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"03.10.2016 18:16:58" oxfordstudent.com Oxford Union Michaelmas Termcard: 2nd Release - The Oxford Student Politicians dominate our second release of the Oxford Union's Michaelmas Termcard. Alastair Campbell, the Prime Minister of Belgium and Baroness Shami Chakribati will speak in 1st, 6th and 7th Weeks respectively. Days before the US Election, the Union Shami Chakribati, Gary Neville, Alastair Campbell – and the Weasley Twins?!
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"03.10.2016 12:46:50" Timeline Photos Cartoon: Freshers Week
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"02.10.2016 18:30:07" oxfordstudent.com Oxford Union Michaelmas Termcard: 1st Release - The Oxford Student Over the next three days, The Oxford Student will be releasing the Oxford Union's Michaelmas Termcard. Stephen Hawking is the highlight of our first release who will be giving a rare talk in Oxford in 6th Week. Political speakers include the Russell Stephen Hawking leads our first release of the Oxford Union Michaelmas Termcard.
"28.09.2016 12:39:09" Timeline Photos Summer feels at an Oxford College.
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"21.09.2016 19:41:00" oxfordstudent.com OUSU campaign to prevent tuition fee increases for current Oxford students - The Oxford Student Oxford University's Student Union has released a video as part of their campaign to prevent the university raising tuition fees for current UK and EU students. They revealed that Oxford University plan on raising fees from £9,000 to £9,250 from 2017/18 OUSU campaign to prevent tuition fee increases for current Oxford students
"OUSU have released a statement on their website, questioning the University's move on the grounds of legality and the higher levels of debt students will incur because of it."
"21.09.2016 11:56:37" oxfordstudent.com Oxford student arrested for sexual assault - The Oxford Student An Oxford University student has been arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman. Thames Valley Police confirmed that a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and actual bodily harm (ABH). The man has since been released on The student has been released on bail until November 24th.
"21.09.2016 10:32:50" oxfordstudent.com Half of Oxfordshire's accommodation for homeless to be cut - The Oxford Student The number of beds will be reduced from 285 to 154 as part of £1.5 million planned cuts.
"20.09.2016 08:55:27" oxfordstudent.com Vulfpeck shine at Brooklyn Bowl - The Oxford Student No one I'd spoken to in Oxford had heard of Vulfpeck, nor have I ever heard them played on British radio. Yet the four-piece funk outfit's first foray into Europe, comprising three London shows and one in Dublin, sold out in short order. Blending Vulfpeck shine at Brooklyn Bowl
"Frankly in the context of Vulfpeck the term multi-instrumentalist rather loses its meaning, such is the apparent ease with which they trade positions."
"19.09.2016 10:07:54" oxfordstudent.com Oxbridge must do more to combat the North-South divide - The Oxford Student For anyone interested in access at Oxford, this summer may have brought some cheering news. The university will, this year, admit the highest number of state school students in at least forty years. There is good reason to say that this shouldn't be a Oxbridge must do more to combat the North-South divide
"The three regions comprising the North of England have a population almost double the size of London – yet the presence of two Northern students in the same room can seem like a genuine talking
"16.09.2016 17:40:39" oxfordstudent.com BBC set to push students over licence fee - The Oxford Student Students arriving in Oxford for the new academic year will now be required to purchase a TV licence for £145.50 if they want to use BBC iPlayer in their rooms. This follows a change in the law which came into effect on the 1st September. Students Forget about your free substitute for Netflix and chill...
"16.09.2016 17:11:35" oxfordstudent.com Balliol initiates scholarship for refugees - The Oxford Student Balliol is to initiate a scholarship for refugees starting undergraduate degrees in 2017. The scholarship is open to any student with refugee status or an ongoing claim to asylum in the UK, Europe or elsewhere. The award will cover the full cost of The successful applicant will start at Oxford in 2017.
"16.09.2016 10:44:06" oxfordstudent.com Change Britain means Change Britain? - The Oxford Student A new cross-party campaign called Change Britain is being launched this week. On their website, on a page marked “Brexit Means Brexit”, you can submit a form to show your support. It's not exactly clear what submitting the form does, but the idea of Change Britain means Change Britain?
Asked again by Marr whether the Conservatives will fail to deliver on the £350 million promise, then, Stuart insisted that: “first of all we've got to leave, and then we can make the decision and then, to me, and to
"15.09.2016 14:51:07" oxfordstudent.com Tennis, or the art of losing - The Oxford Student With a recalcitrant scoring system that confounds, bemuses, and antagonizes in equal measure, tennis has never been without affectation. Wimbledon is its self-proclaimed cathedral; its apogee, the All England Clubhouse, whose creeper-clad facade – blushed Tennis, or the art of losing
"A paradox in probability and statistics, by which seemingly related variables in distinct groups of data disappear when the groups are combined, the Simpson's Paradox is tennis' most intriguing
"15.09.2016 14:49:52" oxfordstudent.com Oxford reacts to tuition fee rises - The Oxford Student Undergraduate tuition fees will rise to £9,250 per year from October 2017, after which they will continue to rise in line with inflation, Oxford University has announced. Although the government's student finance system will continue to extend loans Oxford reacts to tuition fee rises
"The university justified the move by arguing that it was a return to a previous arrangement, and that the recent freezing of fees at £9000/year was
"13.09.2016 12:17:52" oxfordstudent.com Remembering Roald Dahl - The Oxford Student Normally with children's books we read and adore them when we are young, but then age sets in and we start reading blander stuff, forgetting the joys of Slythindors and Wonderful Wizards of Narnia. However, the memory forever clings to Roald Dahl; Remembering Roald Dahl
"It felt like, more than any other person who has written for children, Roald Dahl really understood us."
"13.09.2016 12:13:44" oxfordstudent.com Tuition fees will increase for Oxford students in 2017 - The Oxford Student Undergraduate tuition fees will rise to £9,250 a year for UK and EU students studying at Oxford in September 2017, up from the £9,000 cap set by the Government in 2012. UK students completing their first degree will still be eligible for a full tuition Tuition fees will increase for Oxford students in 2017
"Undergraduate tuition fees will rise to £9,250 a year for UK and EU students studying at Oxford in September 2017, up from the £9,000 cap set by the Government in 2012."
"09.09.2016 10:59:06" Timeline Photos Exploited Services Workers Need a New Labour Movement
"What service workers require is full-time work, job security, and some sort of ascendable pay scale."
"08.09.2016 09:40:55" oxfordstudent.com Conflict in Kashmir continues - despite dwindling media attention in the West - The Oxford Student At one point in time, when beginning a conversation about flash-points in the world, one would turn immediately to Kashmir. That time is now gone. The conflict remains, but we don't speak of it too much. It's stale. The Line of Control (the result of the Conflict in Kashmir continues - despite dwindling media attention in the West
"Kashmir bears wounds inflicted by those who continue to pursue selfish interests, and the atmosphere is fragile."
"07.09.2016 13:45:47" oxfordstudent.com Which RuPaul Drag Queen is your college? #0 - The Oxford Student Oxford, we need to get with the times. Not a day goes by without someone accusing us of being out of touch, elitist…the list goes on. We need to stop associating our colleges, hallowed places of education, with long deceased, predominantly white, We have relaunched our online OxStuff page! Here's a taster of what you can expect from the section this Michaelmas.
Which RuPaul Drag Queen is your college? #0
"Just like Adore, Somerville's college grounds don't exactly fit the traditional Oxford
"06.09.2016 17:24:27" oxfordstudent.com Brock Turner lies at the intersection of every kind of privilege - not least, that of the college athlete - The Oxford Student Minimum prison time prescribed by state law for three sexual assault offenses: 2 years Time sentenced to Brock Turner: six months Time served by Brock Turner: three months In a 1958 piece with the anthropologist Ray Birdwhistell on young male athletes, Brock Turner lies at the intersection of every kind of privilege – not least, that of the college athlete
"Amidst self-centred wailings about the ruined lives of life-ruiners, the voice of the survivor is unforgivably marginalized. "
"06.09.2016 17:01:17" oxfordstudent.com The OxStu End-of-Summer Arts Competition 2016 - The Oxford Student OxStu Art and Lit are delighted to announce that our End-of-Summer Arts Competition is now accepting submissions! The summer vac is a mystical time where all of Oxford's photographers, painters, poets, and writers disperse all over the world, taking a The OxStu End-of-Summer Arts Competition 2016 is now accepting entries - read the submission guidelines on our website:
"04.09.2016 16:12:34" Number of Oxford places given to state school pupils rises to all time high
"Many maintain that despite this latest progress, more can be done to improve access to Oxford."
"31.08.2016 11:18:59" oxfordstudent.com Grammar schools will never solve Oxford's access problem - The Oxford Student One of this government's most controversial proposed policies, now set to be passed by the new prime minister, is the reintroduction of grammar schools, which were first banned eighteen years ago. This is not surprising – with the appointment of Theresa Grammar schools will never solve Oxford's access problem
"Creating a highly selective education system is not the way to go if institutions like Oxford want to solve the problem of a lack of class
"25.08.2016 10:37:24" oxfordstudent.com NUS redoubles call to scrap Prevent - The Oxford Student The National Union of Students (NUS) has today renewed demands for the government's Prevent strategy to be scrapped. The fresh calls come following the publication of a Home Affairs Select Committee report on radicalisation and countering extremism. The The calls come following the publication of a Home Affairs Select Committee report this morning.
A recommendation made in the report suggested re-branding Prevent as Engage to reduce the "toxic associations" of the
"24.08.2016 13:45:24" oxfordstudent.com Has the left has gone hard-right? Post-Brexit politics in crisis - The Oxford Student In post-Brexit Britain, a particular question comes to mind: why is it that so many former Labour strongholds have made a drastic turn to the right, voting to leave the EU and whole-heartedly accepting the rhetoric of figures such as Nigel Farage? How is Has the left gone hard-right? Post-Brexit politics in crisis
"Indeed, most new far-right parties have shockingly similar slogans to the old left, attacking “evil” big businesses, “greedy” bankers and the “corrupt” capitalist
"23.08.2016 11:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Oriel on top of Norrington Table, Merton back in usual territory - The Oxford Student Oriel College have come top in this year's Norrington Table with 76.75 per cent, whilst Queen's sunk to the bottom of the table with only 66.6 per cent, down five places from last year. Merton was close on Oriel's heels, coming second with a score of Norrington Table 2015/16
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"23.08.2016 11:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Oriel on top of Norrington Table, Merton back in usual territory - The Oxford Student Oriel College have come top in this year's Norrington Table with 76.75 per cent, whilst Queen's sunk to the bottom of the table with only 66.6 per cent, down five places from last year. Merton was close on Oriel's heels, coming second with a score of Norrington Table 2015/16
28. St Peter's
"23.08.2016 09:17:00" oxfordstudent.com Why Sex and Relationship Education is failing our generation - The Oxford Student When I was in year 9, my state comprehensive high school became an academy. By the time I was completing my GCSEs, Citizenship classes had been removed from the timetable in order to make room for more Maths and English lessons. At the time we didn't Emma Gilpin on the current state of Sex and Relationship Education in the UK.
"The pressure and stress that GCSE students experience is surely amplified by concerns about sex, sexuality, and relationships – young people deserve to be taught about these
"21.08.2016 17:45:00" oxfordstudent.com A Vegan in Athens - The Oxford Student As all fellow vegans – or people cursed with vegan friends – will be aware, eating out can be problematic. And as anyone who has travelled in a foreign country with little or no knowledge of the language (in typical British style) will be aware, ordering "After the first two days of the trip spent living off Greek salad with the feta removed - aka lettuce, tomato and onion - I could have, metaphorically, eaten a horse."
A Vegan in Athens
"21.08.2016 16:12:12" oxfordstudent.com "Mummy, I made the grades!" but next: ten lies you have been told about Oxford - The Oxford Student After feeling disgustingly smug about meeting your offer and engaging in all manner of dissolute debauchery to celebrate clamping that elusive A*, the cold light of day finally sets in, and, with it, the paranoia. Suddenly, the ridiculous rumours which One from the 2013 archive. We like to think most of these still hold true. ✒️
See you in October...
"21.08.2016 15:26:37" oxfordstudent.com Profile: Manuel Hassassian - The Oxford Student The 5th of Iyar, known as both Yom Ha'atzmaut, the Day of Independence, and Yawm an-Nakban, the Day of the Catastrophe, was a formative day for the people of two nations. It was to represent the Palestinian perspective on the anniversary of this event Profile: Manuel Hassassian
"The feeling of powerlessness that permeated his speech was not an individual remorse, but the belief that diplomacy as a whole had failed."
"16.08.2016 15:59:56" oxfordstudent.com Oxbridge state school access largely confined to South East - The Oxford Student Research to be presented to the Royal Geographical Society later this month suggests that there is a significant disparity in the proportion of students going on to Oxford or Cambridge between state schools in the South East and the rest of the country. A Oxbridge state school access largely confined to South East, study reveals.
"A number of “Oxbridge feeder schools”, located almost exclusively in the South East or the capital, send up to 30% of their leavers to the two universities, while even private
"16.08.2016 09:18:00" oxfordstudent.com Review: Astéronymes - The Oxford Student Lolloping around Blackwells faced with the self-imposed challenge to put down the Byron and Lawrence and read more new poetry, the distorted blue henge on the front of Astéronymes immediately presented itself to me as an interesting read. Now, normally, Review: Astéronymes
"This sequence, split into six sections, tells the story of Trévien's travels around Arran and uses the journey as a vessel for reflection..."
"15.08.2016 19:30:50" oxfordstudent.com Oriel progress in University Challenge despite musical howlers - The Oxford Student Oriel College have beaten Manchester University 150 – 95 in the first round of University Challenge, despite questionable popular music knowledge. On 8th August, Oriel College faced the programmes famously tough questions, with topics including Germanic They still managed to beat Manchester 150-95...
"15.08.2016 14:55:34" oxfordstudent.com Oxford receives more applications than Cambridge again - The Oxford Student Oxford has continued to receive more undergraduate applicants than Cambridge this year, 15% more than its long time rival. Although some have attributed this to Oxford's attempts to improve student access from less privileged backgrounds others have also Oxford receives more applications than Cambridge again
"The trend has been particularly stark this year with 19,124 teenagers seeking to apply to Oxford compared to 16,719 looking to get into
"05.08.2016 14:41:09" oxfordstudent.com Could the Olympic spotlight prove too much for Rio? - The Oxford Student As tourists begin to crowd the streets of Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics, the Western world seems to be holding its breath. Broadcasters have for months been describing Brazil's Olympic preparations as unsafe and inadequate, and these discouraging Hours before the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Claire Sims questions whether the Olympic spotlight might prove too much for the Brazilian city.
"The answer to its economic crisis will not lie in the rush of Olympic tourists but in a solid
"04.08.2016 16:10:21" oxfordstudent.com Inquiry into OULC did find incidents of anti-Semitic behaviour - The Oxford Student An inquiry led by Labour Peer Baroness Royall into alleged anti-Semitism at Oxford's Labour Club has concluded that although there was “no evidence that the Club is itself institutionally anti-Semitic”, incidents of “anti-Semitism” did occur and reflected Inquiry into OULC did find incidents of anti-Semitic behaviour
"The decision to withhold parts of the report at that time, publishing only its recommendations, was met with criticism from members of the Labour Party including Baroness Royall herself, as
"04.08.2016 09:41:00" oxfordstudent.com Denmark proves high taxes can mean happiness - The Oxford Student On a recent visit to Denmark, I was amazed by the number of Danes who spoke so passionately about their tax system. This, despite it claiming on average more than a third of their income. In fact, Danes are frequently touted as some of the happiest people Denmark proves high taxes can mean happiness
"One Danish woman thought that growing up in a country like Denmark involved learning to see 'the bigger picture'. It takes some maturity to understand that if you sacrifice a considerable amount to society
"03.08.2016 14:05:53" oxfordstudent.com August: Osage County – best left for the stage? - The Oxford Student 'I can't perpetuate these myths of family or sisterhood anymore. We're all just people, some of us accidentally connected by genetics, a random selection of cells. Nothing more.' 'August: Osage County' is a film about family – the artificial nature of August: Osage County – best left for the stage?
"This is where the stage, as oppose to film, would be a better platform. We could have distance and a chance to witness and take in every hit, every ferocious
"01.08.2016 19:33:00" oxfordstudent.com Rio 2016: Oxford's Olympians - The Oxford Student With the 2016 Rio Olympics just days away, members of Team GB will be completing their final preparations ahead of the competition. Amongst the team are a number of Oxonians – here are the ones with the best shot of a medal. Andrew Triggs-Hodge MBE Rower Rio 2016: Oxford's Olympians
"With the 2016 Rio Olympics just days away, members of Team GB will be completing their final preparations ahead of the competition. Amongst the team are a number of Oxonians – here are the ones with the best shot of a
"01.08.2016 17:05:42" oxfordstudent.com Government scraps maintenance grants - The Oxford Student Grants to pay for student living costs have been scrapped, a change that has today provoked a strong response from the NUS Vice-President. This comes after the NUS announced a national demonstration in November to demand an end to the marketisation of Government scraps maintenance grants
“This change could put off students from underprivileged backgrounds from applying to university, particularly those who are very debt-averse”. – Sorana
"29.07.2016 10:04:04" oxfordstudent.com Uber loses bid for licence to operate in Oxford - The Oxford Student Uber's application for a licence to operate in Oxford has been rejected after more than a year of resistance from local taxi firms. Oxford City Council have emphasised that they did not ban the company, but Uber instead failed to submit necessary Forget about logging on to Uber outside Bridge at 3am...
Uber loses bid for licence to operate in Oxford.
"27.07.2016 16:23:09" oxfordstudent.com Growing Old Gracefully: veterans shine at Truck Festival - The Oxford Student On the last morning of the festival, everyone gathered around the campsite to pour a libation over the heap of crumpled beer cans and crisp packets that formed the centre of our community. The scene would have made for a good skin cancer awareness advert, Growing Old Gracefully: veterans shine at Truck Festival
"For a festival that, in 2007, invited Foals to perform…this year's headliners seemed conservative by comparison."
"26.07.2016 18:27:00" oxfordstudent.com The Secret Life of Pets: Jumbled Plot and Lots of Slapstick - The Oxford Student I enjoy kids' movies: they have the freedom to create fantastic worlds which appeal to both adults and children. However, when movies fail to move us, there's a tendency to excuse it: because it's 'for children,' we shouldn't expect too much of it. This The Secret Life of Pets: Jumbled Plot and Lots of Slapstick
"It reads like a tick list: slapstick, villain, emotional backstory, romance, all added without any regard for making a coherent
"26.07.2016 11:22:46" oxfordstudent.com Guernsey: a gem just a stone's throw away - The Oxford Student Which destination played host to Victor Hugo during his exile from France, claims the donkey and the cow as its national animals, and is home to the world's second oldest tennis club? The answer is Guernsey, a jurisdiction within the Bailiwick of Guernsey: an island gem just a stone's throw away ☀️
"The island's capital, St. Peter Port, is a quaint little town full to bursting with poky shops and fun cafes."
"24.07.2016 20:13:11" oxfordstudent.com Univ to reserve places for disadvantaged applicants - The Oxford Student University College will raise its undergraduate intake by 10% and these new places will be open only to those from deprived backgrounds. The move is the first of its kind in Oxford – no other college has previously allocated places for disadvantaged Univ to reserve places for disadvantaged applicants
"22.07.2016 08:41:22" oxfordstudent.com The Myth of the Tragic Trump Voter - The Oxford Student The rise of Donald Trump has left many scrambling for explanations. Trump clearly has no serious allegiance to, or even comprehension of, core Republican ideals – limited government, moralistic social policy, adherence to the Constitution. He inveighs "The answer is that the Republican party has brought Trump upon itself."
The Myth of the Tragic Trump Voter
"18.07.2016 12:15:00" oxfordstudent.com May's luck might finally run out as Prime Minister - The Oxford Student Theresa May has benefitted from good fortune throughout her life. She was fortunate enough to get into a high performing grammar school and then into Oxford. She became an MP in 1997 at the start of the Blair years, giving her the time to work her way up May's luck might finally run out as Prime Minister
"Despite all this, the press have only been too willing to portray her as a steady hand since the truncated leadership race
"18.07.2016 09:50:00" oxfordstudent.com The Divided Kingdom - The Oxford Student “This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle… This other Eden… This land of such dear souls, this dear dear land, dear for her reputation through the world, is now leased out… England, bound in with the triumphant sea whose rocky shore beats back the The Divided Kingdom
"The result of the EU referendum is undoubtedly the most significant British political event of the twenty-first century."
"17.07.2016 21:13:01" oxfordstudent.com A Labour split will be good for British politics - The Oxford Student Tom Watson has said there is an 'existential crisis' facing Labour at the moment, and certainly the fallout from the EU referendum has caused chaos within the Labour Party. The leadership coup against Jeremy Corbyn, which saw the resignation of the A Labour split will be good for British politics
"Labour's collapse paves the way for its return as the genuine party of the left, and the chance for the formation of a new party to occupy the underrepresented centre ground."
"17.07.2016 14:10:50" oxfordstudent.com Has Kevin Durant Broken Basketball? - The Oxford Student Kevin Durant is one of the best four players in basketball; he can shoot the ball from every level, he can dribble, he can rebound, he can block shots, he can pass the ball and is a good on-ball defender. In short, he is a true sporting superstar who can "Obviously there is the chance of injury, freak tornado etc. but even basketball-wise there are real reasons to doubt this Warriors team."
Has Kevin Durant broken basketball?
"06.07.2016 09:26:00" oxfordstudent.com Lisa Blower on short stories, bloggers and a fear of performing - The Oxford Student If Lisa Blower's short stories are anything to go by, then her debut novel, Sitting Ducks, is something to get excited about. She has previously won The Guardian's National Short Story competition, was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, Lisa Blower on short, stories, bloggers and a fear of performing.
Olivia Constable-Maxwell chats with the writer ahead of her performance at Latitude Festival.
"25.06.2016 12:04:49" oxfordstudent.com Oxford responds to Brexit - The Oxford Student Oxford has voted overwhelmingly to remain a member of the EU, in stark contrast to national referendum result. A huge 70.27% placed their ballot in favour of EU membership, one of the highest majorities in the country behind Cambridge and parts of Oxford responds to Brexit
"22.06.2016 10:30:33" oxfordstudent.com Brexit, Grexit: Can we not? - The Oxford Student Being half-Greek, half-English, I've experienced “Euroscepticism” in one of the weakest and most unstable economies in the EU, as well as one of the most stable and prosperous ones. And no matter where I am, I find it very disheartening that people are Brexit, Grexit: Can we not?
"People claim Brexit isn't just a product of xenophobia and nationalism, but that is exactly where it springs from."
"20.06.2016 10:38:08" oxfordstudent.com Profile: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy - The Oxford Student In 2015, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy became the first Pakistani filmmaker to win two Academy Awards with her documentary A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, which exposes the practice of honour killings in Pakistan. Her first was awarded in 2012 for Profile: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
"Despite being the first Islamic nation to democratically elect a female head of state, many women – as Sharmeen's films show – are still perceived as
"18.06.2016 14:57:50" oxfordstudent.com Ghosts - A review - The Oxford Student 'I'm like a walking corpse' Ibsen isn't known for his cheery plays. Yet 'Ghosts', on at the BT studio until Saturday, is something else altogether. It's fascinating, disturbing, deeply complex, yes: these are all Ibsen characteristics. But with syphilis, Review – Ghosts
"Of course, it's not the venereal disease or the threat of incest that makes the play so penetrating. It's the heavy, tawdry, guilty, nature of every human exchange that occurs."
"17.06.2016 15:00:01" oxfordstudent.com Oxford votes to stay affiliated to the NUS - The Oxford Student Students at the University of Oxford have voted to remain affiliated to the NUS following a referendum, the results of which were announced this evening. The margin of victory for the 'Yes to NUS' campaign was 3409 votes to 2430 votes for the 'No thanks Concluding our survey of the year's news is the result of the NUS membership referendum held in 6th Week.
The 'Yes to NUS' campaign won by 3409 to 2430 votes.
"16.06.2016 17:00:00" oxfordstudent.com John Kerry comes to the Oxford Union - The Oxford Student On Wednesday, 11 May, American diplomat and Secretary of State John Kerry appeared at the Oxford Union to speak to students in an unprecedented event. The Secretary's visit, which had gone unannounced in this spring's Union termcard, was announced to Earlier this term, John Kerry, US Secretary of State, visited the Oxford Union.
His speech addressed extremism, climate change, and the current US Presidential Race.
"16.06.2016 11:50:50" The Oxford Student's cover photo Vigil held for victims of the Orlando attack. Wednesday 15th June, 2016.
Credit: Andrew McWilliams
"16.06.2016 11:50:50" The Oxford Student's cover photo Vigil held for victims of the Orlando attack. Wednesday 15th June, 2016.
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"16.06.2016 09:42:31" oxfordstudent.com Oxford stands with victims of Orlando attack - The Oxford Student A vigil was held last night outside the Radcliffe Camera to honour the victims of the Orlando attack, in which 49 people were killed. Hundreds of people gathered on the north side of Radcliffe Square for the event which began at 8.30pm. OUSU's LGBTQ Oxford stands with victims of the Orlando attack.
"15.06.2016 16:26:31" oxfordstudent.com ENO's Tristan falls short of greatness - The Oxford Student The English National Opera, London's second opera company, is in crisis. Earlier this year, its Music Director, Mark Wigglesworth, quit his post after a tenure that lasted barely six months. This follows the 2015 resignation of the company's Artistic ENO's Tristan falls short of greatness.
"The triumph of the night was Edward Gardner's handling of the score."
"15.06.2016 13:00:01" oxfordstudent.com First woman Vice Chancellor installed at Oxford - The Oxford Student Oxford University's new Vice Chancellor has used her installation speech to lay out her agenda for an 'agile' university at the pinnacle of global change. Professor Louise Richardson, Oxford's 272nd, and first woman, Vice Chancellor called on the This year, Louise Richardson became the first female Vice-Chancellor in the university's history.
In a speech delivered during her installation ceremony on the 12th January 2016, she criticised increasing governmental control of higher education
"15.06.2016 09:30:00" oxfordstudent.com University apologises after “humiliating” and “inappropriate” email blunder - The Oxford Student Oxford University's Chemistry Department has been forced to apologise after circulating a list of students who failed their first-year examinations, in a blunder described as “unacceptable” and “humiliating” by students. Earlier this month, the Department Early in Hilary term, the Chemistry Department apologised after accidentally releasing the names of those who had failed their first-year examinations.
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"14.06.2016 14:30:00" oxfordstudent.com Mass frustration at Union inefficiency - The Oxford Student Poor management of admission to The Oxford Union's debate on Monday caused widespread disappointment among members, with some people waiting in line for three hours only to be turned away. Entry to the event was on a first come first served basis, forcing Enormous queues and disorganisation at a Union debate in Michaelmas sparked an angry backlash from students.
The event, with Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage amongst the speakers, saw queues of up to five hours.
"14.06.2016 11:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Jack Hampton elected OUSU President for 2016-17 - The Oxford Student The results of this year's Oxford University Students' Union elections. Continuing our look back over the year's news.
Our second story is the election of OUSU's 2016-17 President, Jack Hampton, which took place back in November of
"13.06.2016 09:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Protesters Call for Rhodes to Fall in Oxford - The Oxford Student Around 200 protesters gathered at Oriel Square last Friday to protest the statue of Cecil Rhodes on Oriel College's High Street façade. In mid-November 2015, protestors from the Rhodes Must Fall movement gathered outside Oriel College demanding that the statue of Cecil Rhodes be removed.
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"12.06.2016 16:17:47" oxfordstudent.com “No Offence” publication banned from Freshers' Fair - The Oxford Student The first issue of “No Offence”, a new publication, has been banned from being distributed at Freshers' Fair following a decision taken by OUSU. The publication, which has strong links to the popular Facebook group Open Oxford, was prohibited from being During 8th Week – and as the end of year approaches – we're going to be looking back at some of this year's biggest stories.
Our first, from 30th September 2015, re-ignited the debate over free speech in Oxford before Michaelmas had even
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"11.06.2016 19:53:55" oxfordstudent.com Reading List Discrimination - The Oxford Student Of course there are much bigger problems in the world for feminism than reading lists. No one's disputing that. But a lot of people cannot see that there is really any problem with reading lists. They argue that it's important to study the best writers, Reading List Discrimination
"The main problem with having a reading list almost entirely dominated by one demographic is that demographic soon becomes the assumed norm."
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"11.06.2016 12:08:04" oxfordstudent.com Hall food wastage is unacceptable while homelessness prevails - The Oxford Student How is it that the homeless go hungry whilst, away from the streets, satisfied students leave plates of food that never get eaten? In this article I will attempt to answer this question, which has angered me since my arrival in this city so dominated by Hall food wastage is unacceptable while homelessness prevails.
"10.06.2016 14:38:06" oxfordstudent.com Oxford professor speaks out against safe spaces - The Oxford Student Professor Timothy Garton Ash, professor of European Studies at Oxford University, has said that new Home Office legislation, as well as an overemphasis on “so-called safe spaces,” pose a threat to free speech in Britain. The new legislation, he says, Oxford Professor speaks out against safe spaces.
“This is a real threat I think to free speech and one we have to fight back against."
"09.06.2016 21:06:02" oxfordstudent.com OUSU Welfare Survey findings released - The Oxford Student The findings of a comprehensive OUSU report into the welfare of students at the University of Oxford have revealed a significant variance in the experiences of students, and a significant number of students who felt that being at Oxford had impacted OUSU Welfare Survey findings released.
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"04.06.2016 18:46:43" oxfordstudent.com Intimidating aspects of Oxford politics discourage women from speaking - The Oxford Student Despite the university's history of producing prominent female politicians, the atmosphere of political discussion in Oxford does not encourage women to speak, say the women who completed a survey by The Oxford Student. Furthermore, when asked how often The majority of women who completed an OxStu survey do not feel encouraged to participate in Oxford's thriving political life
"When asked how often they spoke at political discussions, the most common response among those surveyed was “Hardly ever”, with
"02.06.2016 18:43:15" oxfordstudent.com Oxford votes to stay affiliated to the NUS - The Oxford Student Students at the University of Oxford have voted to remain affiliated to the NUS following a referendum, the results of which were announced this evening. The margin of victory for the 'Yes to NUS' campaign was 3409 votes to 2430 votes for the 'No thanks Oxford remains affiliated to the NUS.
"02.06.2016 18:35:13" RESULT: OUSU remains affiliated to NUS. Article to follow.
"30.05.2016 09:08:09" oxfordstudent.com Oxford newspaper study finds pro-Brexit bias - The Oxford Student An Oxford University study has found that 45% of national newspaper articles were pro-Brexit in the two months after 20 February, while 27% have been in favour of remaining in the EU. A further 19% were mixed and 9% took no position. Newspapers were also Oxford newspaper study finds pro-Brexit bias.
"28.05.2016 16:54:47" oxfordstudent.com Music you simply can't avoid in Oxford - The Oxford Student Grime Whether it's cravatted MCS preppies, sitting on Magdalen bridge with Skepta's dulcet tones rending the nearby ether from an overzealous phone speaker, or fully-fledged Streetonians in convoy with other private school road-boys, Oxford has certainly Where are you heading this evening?
"26.05.2016 10:23:20" oxfordstudent.com Shakespearean insults in everyday contexts - The Oxford Student Sorrel's guide to the top 10 Shakespearean insults and how to use them in your everyday life. “There's small choice in rotten apples.” from Taming of the Shrew. When you can't find a decent drinks selection on your Summer VIIIs cider run. “I desire that The Bard throws some shade.
“It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
"26.05.2016 10:09:59" oxfordstudent.com Doctor Faustus - A preview - The Oxford Student Doctor Faustus, I have come to realize, is a deeply odd play, and not only because of its age. Poet Christopher Marlowe's writing is, superficially, similar to Shakespeare's, but it is, in a sense, both less memorable and more learned, featuring lengthy Dr Faustus: Preview
"This modernization of some elements allowed for an interesting satire of Faustus as a modern scholar..."
"26.05.2016 09:54:51" oxfordstudent.com Donald Trump and the Future of US Politics - The Oxford Student As an American studying abroad this term, following the past month of presidential primaries has felt like watching the culmination of a long, slow-burning dumpster fire. Despite months of polls and pundits claiming Donald Trump could not and would not "He then fed that story into a broader sense of national decline felt across a country that has seen military adventures, financial bubbles and crashes, and an economy that continues to grow slowly."
Donald Trump and the future of US
"19.05.2016 13:04:03" oxfordstudent.com Rhinoceros - A preview - The Oxford Student As I sat down in the Pilch Studio, and the preview of Gruffdog Theatre's Rhinoceros commenced, I was flabbergasted. Suddenly, as the cast swirled across the stage with endearing, yet stylish buffoonery, I was in provincial France. Eugene Ionesco's iconic "The cast swirl across the stage, crisscrossing and dodging in a delightful panorama."
"19.05.2016 12:38:20" oxfordstudent.com In Defence of E-books - The Oxford Student I recently started reading a novel. I've been reading it on a tablet, actually. It's called Newtons Sleep (and no, that's not a typo), by a writer called Daniel O'Mahony. It's about… well, I'm still figuring that out, but from what I gather so far it's "Derided by literary snobs as cold, remorseless slabs of data, lacking the warmth and personality of printed, decaying wood pulp, many literary types see ebooks as cheap imitations of the real thing."
In Defence of E-books... or
"19.05.2016 11:49:10" oxfordstudent.com Review: Views - Drake - The Oxford Student After what feels like years of watching him navigate high-profile celebrity feuds, sit courtside for every basketball game ever played, and star in countless questionable memes, Drake finally reminded us he makes music too, dropping his fourth studio Review: Views – Drake
"18.05.2016 12:50:30" oxfordstudent.com Paul Ostwald: The Journal of Interrupted Studies - The Oxford Student Coffee seems to be Paul Ostwald's preferred editorial tool when it comes to The Journal of Interrupted Studies, an Oxford-based academic journal that will publish the complete and incomplete scholarly works of academics whose work has been interrupted by "Having survived the violent destruction of their home countries, refugee academics must also suffer the psychological pain of an interrupted vocation and, often, the loss of a lifetime of work."
Paul Ostwald: The Journal of Interrupted
"17.05.2016 14:01:37" oxfordstudent.com The real Oxford landmark: G&D's - The Oxford Student When I first came to Oxford for a summer school, I only managed to ascertain two absolute certainties in this world. The first is that the architecture at St Catz was never going to grow on me. The other was my discovery of the delight that is G&D's. I scream, you scream...
The real Oxford landmark: G&D's Ice Cream Cafés
"17.05.2016 13:58:13" oxfordstudent.com Working Mothers: a personal perspective - The Oxford Student Being a mother is a job in itself. The responsibilities are endless. But women also want, as they should be able to, driven ambitious careers. Employment is an option for some, and a necessity for others. But it should always be possible. Unfortunately "Mothers who work act as examples to their daughters about what they can achieve unconfined by limits like those suggested by the Daily Mail."
Working mothers: a personal perspective
"17.05.2016 07:44:00" oxfordstudent.com Review: Lemonade - Beyonce - The Oxford Student Beyoncé's sixth album is a sprawling, visceral examination of scorned womanhood. It is a potent, rousing celebration of blackness in a world where black people are violently subordinated by structural racism. Foremost, the album is, in its forensic When life gives you lemons...
"17.05.2016 07:25:39" oxfordstudent.com Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Election - The Oxford Student At best the results for Labour in this year's elections could be described as 'mixed', but for a party which has spent six long years in the Opposition benches, and are supposedly enjoying the revitalising effects of a new revolutionary leader, 'mixed' Were the recent 'mixed' election results good enough for Jeremy Corbyn?
"16.05.2016 10:54:05" oxfordstudent.com Jamie Vardy now an honorary member of Brasenose JCR - The Oxford Student Brasenose College has voted to award Leicester City and England footballer Jamie Vardy honorary membership of its JCR and invite him to apply for the position of Ball President at its most recent GM last week. The JCR noted in its motion that: “Jamie is Leicester's striker was voted in by a motion last week ⚽️
"16.05.2016 10:45:07" oxfordstudent.com Songs without words: The perfect sounds for study - The Oxford Student I'd like to start off this article by saying that I spend a lot of time studying, and that it's important to make the things you spend a lot of time doing as comfortable and pleasing to do as possible (hence the advice to buy a good bed, because you spend For all those stressed finalists out there...
"16.05.2016 10:42:53" oxfordstudent.com Chief Rabbi: “Zionist-bashing on campus has gone unchallenged” - The Oxford Student The Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Ephraim Mirvis, has told Vice-Chancellors at British universities that “Zionist-bashing on campus has gone unchallenged”. Writing in the Sunday Times, he said that Jewish students at Chief Rabbi: “Zionist-bashing on campus has gone unchallenged”
"16.05.2016 10:41:40" oxfordstudent.com John Kerry comes to the Oxford Union - The Oxford Student On Wednesday, 11 May, American diplomat and Secretary of State John Kerry appeared at the Oxford Union to speak to students in an unprecedented event. The Secretary's visit, which had gone unannounced in this spring's Union termcard, was announced to The US Secretary of State's speech spanned extremism and climate change.
"12.05.2016 13:19:34" oxfordstudent.com Singing for sponsorship: the Deci-Belles on tour - The Oxford Student The first thing you should know about the Oxford Belles is that they don't need a manager. I already asked, which is why I'm sitting here writing this lousy article like a mug. The second thing you should know about the Oxford Belles is that they're The Oxford Belles : Singing for sponsorship: the Deci-Belles on tour.
"12.05.2016 13:08:45" oxfordstudent.com Oxbridge still failing poor students, think-tank research shows - The Oxford Student OxPolicy, a think-tank comprised of undergraduate and postgraduate researchers at the University of Oxford, has recently released new research demonstrating that the University's efforts to increase its number of low-income students are failing. Figures Oxbridge still failing poor students, think-tank research shows.
"07.05.2016 19:23:00" OxStu covers LMH Ball 2016
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"04.05.2016 20:29:25" oxfordstudent.com Prince: Remembering a cultural icon - The Oxford Student On April 21st, musical icon Prince Rogers Nelson joined the list of talented stars who have lost their lives too soon this year. Unsurprisingly, 'Prince' was immediately the top trending word on Twitter, his music was #1 on iTunes within 45 minutes of the Prince: Remembering a cultural icon
"04.05.2016 17:56:53" oxfordstudent.com Is there still a place today for nationalist parties in multicultural London? - The Oxford Student For me, London stands for multi-culture, diversity and respect. It is a city where 8.5 million people from 270 different nationalities cohabit and, for the most part, get on well and respect each other. As you can imagine, then, my image of London is a Is there still a place today for nationalist parties in multicultural London?
"04.05.2016 17:13:22" oxfordstudent.com Seasoned Shakespeare: Michael Pennington spices up the Bard - The Oxford Student Performers of Shakespeare, more than naughty children, have to listen when told to act their age. Michael Pennington, in a career spanning six decades, has played the lot: a youthful Hamlet, a mid-life Macbeth, and, in a current tour, Lear. I met him at Seasoned Shakespeare: Michael Pennington spices up the Bard
"02.05.2016 10:35:23" oxfordstudent.com The 2016 US election campaign: votes not for sale - The Oxford Student In a post-Citizens United America, the amount of money spent on U.S. elections is staggering, making many Americans feel disillusioned with the electoral process. Though the perception of corruption and unfair influence from large campaign donations is The 2016 US election campaign: votes not for sale
"01.05.2016 15:53:11" oxfordstudent.com Institute of Fiscal Studies: wealthy students keep getting richer - The Oxford Student New research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Cambridge University, the Institute of Education and Harvard University has found that graduates from wealthy families “earn significantly more” in their careers than their less-well off counterparts, Institute of Fiscal Studies report show wealthy students keep getting richer.
"01.05.2016 15:41:08" oxfordstudent.com OUSU vote for NUS referendum - The Oxford Student On Wednesday evening, OUSU's council voted to have a referendum on Oxford's affiliation with the National Union of Students. Polling will take place no later than sixth week. The motion, tenth on the agenda, was proposed by David Klemperer, of St John's, Referendum comes after controversial NUS elections
"01.05.2016 13:09:50" oxfordstudent.com Oxford marginalia makes national news - The Oxford Student A Facebook group allowing Oxford students to share photos of outrageous, fascinating and witty margin notes in library books was picked up by national newspapers this week. 'Oxford University Marginalia' currently has 5,556 members who post photographs of What's the best thing you've ever found?
"30.04.2016 16:40:37" oxfordstudent.com In the Valley of Art - The Oxford Student Head out east from Bordeaux deep into the Dordogne and you'll find a truly extraordinary place. The Vézère Valley is quite pretty, banded by pale cliffs there are any number of charming French villages and playmobil-looking chateaux to enjoy. But this is In the Valley of Art – Feature by Isobel Hamilton
"27.04.2016 09:14:27" oxfordstudent.com Sustainable development - none of your business? An interview with Clive Mather - The Oxford Student Clive Mather has his fingers in many pies. Unfortunately, when I visited him to carry out an interview, there wasn't any pie, but he did offer me some rather nice biscotti instead. Working in every continent except Antarctica, with roles such as CEO of Sustainable development – none of your business? An interview with Clive Mather by Rob Pepper.
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"26.02.2016 22:54:12" "This audience were in for a treat: an evening of infectious movement, quick changes, relentless energy, impressive acrobatics and, of course, a broad range of dancing styles."
Chloe St George review 'Paradise', one of the few dance shows in Oxford,
"23.02.2016 21:22:37" oxfordstudent.com #Elevate: A Retrospective - The Oxford Student Four Oxford students reflect on their experiences with Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Rönkkö and Luke Turner as part of their #Elevate performance art piece. The group occupied a lift for 24 hours streaming their resulting interactions on Youtube. Henry Robertson: "I spent time in a lift with Shia LaBeouf. 22 minutes and 41 seconds to be exact (not that I’m counting)."
Four Oxford students reflect on their experiences with Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Rönkkö and Luke Turner as part of their #Elevate performance art
"23.02.2016 19:30:00" oxfordstudent.com St. Peter’s College Chamber Orchestra: Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff, with Eliza Millett - The... I suppose that there must have been at least someone else in the room who expected to be hearing Rach 2 on Saturday night—only to find themselves wondering where on earth the piano was! But if there was then, like me, they were keeping a low profile 'It was fortunate that the evening turned out no less sublime than I had hoped for.'
Alexander Bishop reviews St Peter's College Chamber Orchestra: Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff, with Eliza Millett
"23.02.2016 15:27:05" oxfordstudent.com Grammys 2016: Little out of the ordinary - The Oxford Student The list of winners from the 58th Grammy Awards, held in Los Angeles on Monday night, provides little of shock value. In the case of some categories this feels deserved. Who can really argue with the monumental success of Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’? In 'Few would deny the huge success of 1989, and I happen to think Taylor is great, but having already won 7 Grammys you can’t help but feel this decision errs on the slightly tiresome side of the expected.'
James Chater gives his take on the 2016
"22.02.2016 22:56:34" oxfordstudent.com Oxfordshire MPs support ‘In’ campaign - The Oxford Student Oxfordshire MPs have backed the effort to remain in the European Union just a few days after the date of the referendum was announced. The public declarations follow Prime Minister Cameron’s announcement that minister and MPs would be free to campaign on "Oxfordshire MPs have backed the effort to remain in the European Union just a few days after the date of the referendum was announced."
Apart from David Cameron, Witney MP, four out of the remaining five county MPs have pledged allegiance to the ‘In’
"22.02.2016 15:31:18" Our statement regarding Cherwell's article 'How similar is pro-Israel discourse to apartheid apologism?' :
"We have been made aware that the article submitted to us, ‘Criticism of Israel is disproportionate’, was heavily based on a pro South African
"20.02.2016 19:45:00" oxfordstudent.com The rise of the progressive orthodoxy - The Oxford Student Let’s return to Tsarist Russia during the 1860s. The emancipation of the serfs in 1861 gave rise to a period of intermittent civil unrest. During this time, radical progressive thinkers, dissatisfied with the Tsar’s reforms, faced state censure and 'I reckon reasoning will be more convincing than name-calling.'
Jack Evans on our inability to have free debate.
"20.02.2016 17:31:24" oxfordstudent.com Spoilers Within! The Problem with Movie Trailers - The Oxford Student A common complaint uttered by moviegoers is that film trailers nowadays spoil far too much of the film they are trying to advertise, removing any trace of surprise from the final feature. Just take the backlash over the second trailer for Batman vs 'Trailers have been misleading their viewers and spoiling the biggest laughs and most shocking twists of hit films for decades now.'
James Riding, Screen Editor, on the downsides of watching film trailers before the real thing.
"20.02.2016 17:27:54" oxfordstudent.com Review: War and Peace - The Oxford Student The BBC certainly cannot be criticised for lacking ambition; producing a fresh interpretation of Tolstoy’s magnum opus is no easy task, particularly with scores of previous interpretations already available and a veritable masterpiece as its source. As 'Lily James is captivating as Natasha Rostova, the charming female lead whose light-hearted demeanour complements the darker performances of her male counterparts.'
Claire Sims reviews the BBC's recent adaptation of Tolstoy's 'War and Peace'.
"16.02.2016 11:43:23" oxfordstudent.com Co-Chair of OULC resigns over their endorsement of Israeli Apartheid Week - The Oxford Student Alex Chalmers, co-chair of the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) has resigned from office after the OULC decided tonight to endorse Israel Apartheid Week. In his resignation statement he further addressed his concern alleging that there were growi UPDATE OxfordJSoc releases statement in response to OULC accusations of antisemitism
"It is not the first time that Oxford JSoc has had to deal with anti-semitic incidents within the student left and it will not be the last."
"16.02.2016 00:03:29" oxfordstudent.com Co-Chair of OULC resigns over their endorsement of Israeli Apartheid Week - The Oxford Student Alex Chalmers, co-chair of the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) has resigned from office after the OULC decided tonight to endorse Israel Apartheid Week. In his resignation statement he further addressed his concern alleging that there were growi “The decision of the club to endorse a movement with a history of targetting (sic.) and harassing Jewish students and inviting antisemitic speakers to campuses, despite the concerns of Jewish students, illustrates how uneven and insincere much of the
"14.02.2016 10:48:06" oxfordstudent.com ISIS’ unwitting ally: the Western media - The Oxford Student An unlikely symbiotic relationship is developing between the western media and ISIS. Every brutal execution video ISIS produces provides a sensationalist story for newspapers to report on. The media duly propagates the video and advertises its existe 'ISIS benefits significantly from media exaggeration of their international potency.'
Rachel Dunne on ISIS and the western media.
"14.02.2016 10:42:03" oxfordstudent.com The egos of alumni should not come before student welfare - The Oxford Student Just when we thought the debate surrounding the statue of Cecil Rhodes couldn’t get any more controversial, it just did. On Thursday night, Oriel College announced that the infamous statue of its benefactor Cecil Rhodes was to remain in place, follow 'I am both appalled and alarmed at this display of egotism from the alumni of Oriel college.'
Max Clements on Oriel College's alumni and Cecil Rhodes.
"10.02.2016 18:20:01" oxfordstudent.com Mary Somerville will appear on the Scottish £10 note - The Oxford Student The namesake of an Oxford College will appear on the Scottish £10 note. Following a week-long public vote on the Royal Bank Scotlands’s Facebook page, Mary Somerville, after whom Somerville College is named, was announced the winner. The competition Mary Somerville will appear on the Scottish £10 note after controversy over alleged 'likebotting'.
"08.02.2016 19:27:02" "Prisoner’s Dollemma, a team of three Green Templeton College students, travelled the furthest by far, reaching Johannesburg in time for the Sunday deadline."
Toby Clyde reviews the success of the RAG Jailbreak 2016 teams.
"08.02.2016 11:48:15" oxfordstudent.com Beyoncé drops black power anthem like no other - The Oxford Student ‘I came to slay, bitch.’ And slay she did. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 24 hours, you won’t have missed Beyoncé’s surprise release of her new track ‘Formation’, on the eve of her hotly anticipated Super Bowl performance. The tr "‘I came to slay, bitch.’ And slay she did."
Laila Parsa reviews Beyoncé's surprise new release, 'Formation'.
"07.02.2016 12:21:23" oxfordstudent.com The Rise of Progressive Orthodoxy - The Oxford Student Let’s return to Tsarist Russia during the 1860s. The emancipation of the serfs in 1861 gave rise to a period of intermittent civil unrest. During this time, radical progressive thinkers, dissatisfied with the Tsar’s reforms, faced state censure and i 'So sure in their conviction that they are right, certain activist groups do not tolerate any views or opinions differing from theirs.'
Jack Evans on The Rise of Progressive Orthodoxy.
"06.02.2016 18:24:28" oxfordstudent.com Rainbow flag torn down at the beginning of LGBT History Month - The Oxford Student A group of drunken young men have been sighted and reported to the police for attempting to tear down a rainbow flag hung from a first floor room at Jesus college, before opening a ground floor window in an effort to steal a student’s laptop. Huw Jon 'the event acted as a “reminder of the discrimination and hate that queer people face across the world”.'
Rainbow flag torn down at the beginning of LGBT History month
"05.02.2016 10:51:11" oxfordstudent.com Review: The Revenant - The Oxford Student When watching The Revenant, you don’t feel like you’re just watching a film – it’s an experience. This tale of revenge, inspired by the life of Hugh Glass, a frontiersman in the South during the 1820s, is one of the most intense and gripping films to 'When watching 'The Revenant', you don’t feel like you’re just watching a film – it’s an experience.'
Clio Takas, Stage Editor, reviews 'The Revenant'.
"05.02.2016 10:36:01" oxfordstudent.com Should Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour learn from Podemos? - The Oxford Student Straight-talking, anti-establishment, fiercely anti-austerity, and aiming towards the establishment of a new politics, Jeremy Corbyn and Pablo Iglesias, the leader of the Spanish radical left wing party, Podemos, represent a pan-European phenomenon g 'Labour should look to Podemos as a party which has united a fierce anti-austerity message with other extremely modern and forward-looking policies.'
Juan Blick on Corbyn's Labour and Podemos.
"04.02.2016 15:56:04" oxfordstudent.com Guardian article attacks Cameron's College, but does "disservice" to state school applicants -... A Guardian article published this Thursday ran under the headline: “David Cameron’s Oxford college admits fewest state school applicants”, in a move described by a former Brasenose JCR President and others as a “hatchet job”, “the politics of despair "This emphasis on the low rate of state school admissions has been labelled “misleading” since it provides no point of comparison to the admissions rate for private school students, which is comparably low"
Admissions statistics by The Sutton Trust
"03.02.2016 13:19:06" oxfordstudent.com A Field of White: Diversity and the Oscars - The Oxford Student ‘I can’t help but ask the question, is it time people of colour recognise how much power and influence we have amassed, that we no longer need to ask to be invited anywhere.’ These words, recently spoken by Jada Pinkett-Smith, seemed to resonate with "People of colour have stories to tell, and it is vital, now more than ever, in the face of the whitest Oscars to date, that we listen to them"
Daunish Negargar laments the lack of diversity at the Oscars this year in comparison with independent fil
"02.02.2016 11:03:11" oxfordstudent.com Oriel College JCR votes to condemn their Governing Body The first set of motions at Oriel College’s JCR meeting concern whether to condemn their Governing Body for the decision to keep the statue of Cecil Rhodes and the manner in which they took that decision. This motion was raised by the President of th Kathryn Welsh, President of Oriel College JCR, said it was a "dangerous precedent" to make such an important decision without consulting students.
"01.02.2016 16:00:05" oxfordstudent.com The Oxford Student "An Oxford University academic and OUSU’s Women’s Campaign have criticised the Oxford English Dictionary after a row on Twitter uncovered instances of “sexism” in the Dictionary."
Oxford English Dictionary accused of sexism
"01.02.2016 10:57:16" oxfordstudent.com Don't worry about your essay, go to the pub: study links local pubs and happiness - The Oxford... Life as an Oxford student is notoriously stressful but there is a least one thing you can count on in the dreaming spires, a good pub. So you’ll be pleased to hear that a new Oxford University study has found that regulars at a local pub are ‘signi "Regulars at a local pub are ‘significantly’ happier with more friends, better life satisfaction and are less likely to drink to excess."
Oxford study links local pubs with happiness
"31.01.2016 10:56:26" Timeline Photos "The accusation that Oxford’s admissions process is failing state school pupils is misguided."
Max Clements explores state school access to the University.
"29.01.2016 01:42:14" oxfordstudent.com Rhodes doesn't fall at Oriel College - The Oxford Student On the evening of Thursday, 29th January, students at Oriel College received word that the controversial statue of former Oxford student, benefactor and colonialist Cecil Rhodes will remain in place on High Street. In December, Oriel announced its in BREAKING: Rhodes doesn't fall at Oriel College.
“Following careful consideration, the College’s Governing Body has decided that the statue should remain in place."
"29.01.2016 01:05:52" oxfordstudent.com Interview with the new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson - The Oxford Student Oxford’s ability to dominate the headlines has truly been tested these past few months. Whether the spotlight has shined on #RhodesMustFall, the university’s access efforts, or Louise Richardson herself, the fate of Britain’s oldest educational insti “It’s often uncomfortable to hear ideas that we find objectionable, to hear about things our country may have done in our name in the past or our government are doing in our name today.”
“I’ve had students say they didn’t want to appoint a particula
"28.01.2016 18:38:39" oxfordstudent.com Why are hegemonic men scared of fashion? - The Oxford Student David Kuchta has claimed modern men seek to communicate ‘masculine conceptions of industry and frugality’ through their clothing. While Kuchta appears to be neglecting the racialized aspect of this self-presentation, as highlighted by the sociologist "Even a substantial portion of those men interested in clothing are locked in a desperate struggle with a profoundly fragile masculinity to ensure that neither they nor anyone else considers this interest even slightly feminine."
Yussef Robinson exp
"27.01.2016 17:00:40" oxfordstudent.com St Anne's JCR vote against Rhodes Must Not Fall motion - The Oxford Student The St Anne’s Junior Common Room has voted against a motion that called for the JCR to make a public announcement in support of keeping the Cecil Rhodes statue in Oriel College. Proposed by Matthew Kirtley and Henry Williams, the motion was spurred o St Anne's JCR vote against Rhodes Must Not Fall motion and to remain neutral on the issue.
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"27.01.2016 14:00:00" oxfordstudent.com We knew a cracking Owl Sanctuary - The Oxford Student Take your eyes away from the Oxford bubble for a moment, and let’s transport ourselves to the exotic paradise of Norwich. A local venue, the Owl Sanctuary, has been bought without the knowledge of its owner and is closing its doors on the 31st of Jan "Beneath the grandeur of the dreaming spires, the gloriously unregulated underbelly of the UK scene ticks away."
Adam Kellett explores independent venues in Oxford.
"27.01.2016 14:00:00" oxfordstudent.com We knew a cracking Owl Sanctuary - The Oxford Student Take your eyes away from the Oxford bubble for a moment, and let's transport ourselves to the exotic paradise of Norwich. A local venue, the Owl Sanctuary, has been bought without the knowledge of its owner and is closing its doors on the 31st of January. "Beneath the grandeur of the dreaming spires, the gloriously unregulated underbelly of the UK scene ticks away."
Adam Kellett explores independent venues in Oxford.
"27.01.2016 11:08:41" oxfordstudent.com THARK: A Preview - The Oxford Student Farces are perhaps the hardest of all plays to perform successfully; how does a cast and director balance comic timing, ridiculous lines and quick interchanges while making the script intelligible and, most importantly, funny? Thark, Ben Travers’ pla "This, then, promises to be a really fun evening out; one where you can forget about any essay crises or problem sheet emergencies and just have a good laugh. What more could you want?"
Alice Robinson previews Thark, on at the Michael Pilch Studio,
"26.01.2016 18:00:00" oxfordstudent.com America must not resist change - The Oxford Student On January 12, Obama found himself for the last time delivering the State of the Union Address. Throughout the speech the President talked about the economic recovery, the Affordable Care Act, climate change and America’s standing in the world. But m "His speech summarized what the 2016 US Presidential election will be about: a referendum on American national identity."
Asta Diabeté examines the current state of American politics, arguing that change is necessary.
"26.01.2016 18:00:00" oxfordstudent.com America must not resist change - The Oxford Student On January 12, Obama found himself for the last time delivering the State of the Union Address. Throughout the speech the President talked about the economic recovery, the Affordable Care Act, climate change and America's standing in the world. But most "His speech summarized what the 2016 US Presidential election will be about: a referendum on American national identity."
Asta Diabeté examines the current state of American politics, arguing that change is necessary.
"26.01.2016 12:13:31" oxfordstudent.com Alan Rickman: A Tribute - The Oxford Student For a long time, you’d have been forgiven for associating Alan Rickman with the typecast ‘bad guy’. His career certainly started that way, with his seductive portrayal of the mordant villain Valmont in Christopher Hampton’s 1986 stage production of L "He was charismatic, distinctive, unique."
Ella Harold's tribute to the late, great Alan Rickman.
"24.01.2016 19:56:24" oxfordstudent.com Ask the Vice Chancellor - The Oxford Student On Tuesday, the Oxford Student will be conducting an interview with Vice Chancellor Louise Richardson. We are giving you the opportunity to ask the questions. Tell us your questions before Tuesday, and we’ll select the best and most pertinent ones to The OxStu are giving you the opportunity to ask your questions to the Vice Chancellor at our interview on Tuesday.
Fill in our online form to submit a question.
"19.01.2016 21:47:37" Timeline Photos Termcard breakdown -The Oxford Union term card in numbers
"17.01.2016 22:57:36" oxfordstudent.com Preview: Patchwork - Al Zanders - The Oxford Student Patchwork return to Cellar this Thursday evening (January 21st) with their first external booking, Al Zanders. Patchwork organiser, Katia Mullova-Brind, told us a bit about the DJ’s background: “From Sheffield, Al Zanders has been DJ-ing and producin "Al Zanders is the man to watch out for in 2016."
James Chater previews Patchwork's first external booking: Al Zanders.
"15.01.2016 10:29:41" oxfordstudent.com The Hateful Eight: Ugly, Self-Indulgent, But Still Intriuging - The Oxford Student There has always been a magic in Quentin Tarantino’s way with words. He has the gift of being able to write textured, beautiful dialogue that somehow sounds both earthily naturalistic and completely unlike anything you’ve ever heard anybody say. His "For these characters are America in microcosm, and the vile cruelty with which they treat each other is Tarantino’s mockery of American history."
Robert Selth examines Tarantino's new 'gore soaked declaration' of a film: The Hateful Eight.
"12.01.2016 18:40:43" oxfordstudent.com Chancellor Patten dismisses Rhodes Must Fall movement in Vice-Chancellor admission - The Oxford... During this morning’s admission of Vice-Chancellor Richardson, Chancellor Patten, the ceremonial head of Oxford university, spoke out strongly in his welcome speech against historical revisionism in Oxford. Speaking before Professor Louise Richardson “We have to listen to those who presume that they can rewrite history in the confines of their own notion of what is morally and historically and politically correct.”
Chancellor Patten uses his welcome speech to speak out against historical revisio
"09.01.2016 09:30:18" Calling all creatives! We are looking for artists, photographers, designers and creative writers to join our creative team for HT 16. We are looking for artwork to accompany our articles in our weekly print edition. We are also looking to showcase ar
"04.01.2016 17:44:36" oxfordstudent.com The Oxford Student - Join The Oxford Student for Hilary Term 2016 With 2015 drawing to a close it is time for our current crop of editorial staff to say farewell after ano... New year, new Oxstu! Check out our brand new website. Our updated design reflects our high quality content along with opportunities for new developments. Stay tuned!
"09.12.2015 17:28:33" oxfordstudent.com Martin Shkreli: when money trumps morality - The Oxford Student Last month, Oxfordshire County Council announced that they would be completely ceasing financial support for the Community HIV Prevention and Support service run by the Terrence Higgins Trust. The scheme provides essential advice and support for peop James Chater examines the marketisation of HIV and AIDS treatment in the wake of cuts to Oxford's services.
"03.12.2015 17:43:51" oxfordstudent.com "I finally made it to the top", and don't we know it: Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour, December 2nd... ☆☆☆☆☆ Now I was never going to give Madonna anything less than a 5-star review. Even if she hadn’t turned up. But last night she proved that she was not only 5-stars, but the greatest living performer on earth. The over two-hour long extravaganza was Madonna has finally made it to the top - David Parton recounts the Queen of Pop's majestic Rebel Heart Tour performance.
"30.11.2015 12:16:36" oxfordstudent.com Rio Ferdinand reflects on his career and looks to the future - The Oxford Student I can’t thank Rio enough for giving me the chance to sit down with him to have a light hearted conversation about his career and his experience of coming to Oxford. Surrounded by adoring fans in the Union bar, Rio made the effort to speak to every si Rio Ferdinand reflects on his career and looks to the future - David Barker
"29.11.2015 22:07:32" oxfordstudent.com Join The Oxford Student for Hilary Term 2016 - The Oxford Student Join The Oxford Student for Hilary Term 2016 With 2015 drawing to a close it is time for our current crop of editorial staff to say farewell after another great term. With our final issue of the term being printed on Friday of 7th week, we are now lo Just under 2 hours to go before applications close... don't miss out on the chance to join the best* student publication in Oxford!
"28.11.2015 10:37:06" oxfordstudent.com Corporate cynicism of Christmas adverts Here we are again. Nothing makes me feel more old than the inevitable return of the Christmas ads, scurrying onto our screens every November like a horde of tinsel-furred rats, polluting the culture with a plague of scurrilously sentimental sweetness The corporate cynicism of the 2015 Christmas adverts - Will Shaw
"27.11.2015 15:31:19" oxfordstudent.com Corporate cynicism of Christmas adverts Here we are again. Nothing makes me feel more old than the inevitable return of the Christmas ads, scurrying onto our screens every November like a horde of tinsel-furred rats, polluting the culture with a plague of scurrilously sentimental sweetness The corporate cynicism of the Christmas adverts - William Shaw
"27.11.2015 12:41:40" oxfordstudent.com oxfordstudent.com What if the living wage backfires in Oxford colleges? - Jack Evans
"26.11.2015 10:49:01" oxfordstudent.com Atomic Burger Review - The Oxford Student Having passed the colourful, retro sci-fi themed façade of Atomic Burger on many a G&Ds or 02 Academy trip, Atomic Burger has long been a source of meaty temptation, beckoning me in with its promise of big burgers, bigger milkshakes and an endless, a Atomic Burger Review - William Carter
"25.11.2015 13:54:52" oxfordstudent.com “That would have been a goal had it gone inside the post” - Michael Owen - The Oxford Student Anybody lucky enough to have a BT Sport subscription will have heard one of these gems from Chester’s answer to Chekhov. For fairly inordinate amounts of money, ex-professionals (and taking nothing away from Owen, very successful ones) week in week o “That would have been a goal had it gone inside the post” – Michael Owen
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"24.11.2015 12:13:14" oxfordstudent.com Speaker Event cancelled after safety fears - The Oxford Student Yiftah Curiel, chief Spokesperson and Press Officer of the Israeli Embassy, cancelled his speaking engagement with the Oxford International Relations Society on Tuesday of this week due to heightened threats of security. Curiel, whose previous positi Speaker Event cancelled after safety fears
"23.11.2015 23:29:30" Mass frustration at Union inefficiency during Clegg and Farage debate
"23.11.2015 15:06:02" Jamie Vardy shows a change of attitude is needed by top clubs - Adam Hilsenrath
"22.11.2015 14:38:06" oxfordstudent.com Cameron's dubious EU negotiations - The Oxford Student To placate both the British public and EU officials, Cameron can offer only insubstantial renegotiations disguised as radical reforms, writes Rachel Dunne. Cameron's EU renegotiation remains dubious - Rachel Dunne
"22.11.2015 11:38:09" oxfordstudent.com A break in Brussels - The Oxford Student I don’t want you to think of me as some cosmopolitan, Starbucks-chugging, Eurostar-hopping, pan-European socialite. It would be true, but equally the label isn’t flattering. However, the basis of such a label in factual reality stems from mine and my A break in Brussels - David Parton
"21.11.2015 19:35:21" oxfordstudent.com 10 weeks in China - The Oxford Student It all started at the 2014 Oxford Freshers’ Fair. Me, being innocent ignorant me, spent a long time looking at the IVSC stall – IVSC for those who don’t know is International Volunteering and Summer Camps. I was intrigued. At this point, I’d left the 10 weeks in China - David Parton
"21.11.2015 18:11:51" oxfordstudent.com Lad culture and the necessary role of dignity This newspaper recently ran an article describing the problems surrounding “lad culture” on campus. In the piece, Alex Lupsaiu argued that legislation is often ineffective in transforming human hearts and that it is up to students to change the “cult Women’s work: lad culture and the necessary role of dignity - Carly Hoilman
"20.11.2015 14:56:30" oxfordstudent.com European protectionism against refugees is ill-advised Early September in Munich, hundreds of mostly Syrian refugees arrived at the central train station cheered and welcomed by Bavarians on all sides. Images showed a instant of sincerity and humanity: timidity, hope, and fear on the faces of the arrivin European protectionism is ill-advised - Jan-David Franke
"19.11.2015 20:49:32" oxfordstudent.com Breaking news: Jack Hampton elected OUSU President for 2016-17 - The Oxford Student The results of this year's Oxford University Students' Union elections. BREAKING NEWS: Breaking news: Jack Hampton elected OUSU President for 2016-17
"19.11.2015 20:31:30" Buzzing for the #OUSUelections! We're all on the edge of our seats in the office!
"18.11.2015 10:41:58" oxfordstudent.com Morgan's education reforms will harm school pupils - The Oxford Student There is little that strikes more fear into the heart of a parent than the thought of their seven year-old, still more comfortable at the playground than at a desk, having to sit crucial tests while still in infant school. While this doesn’t complete Morgan’s education reforms will harm school pupils
"17.11.2015 19:01:04" Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage to debate at the Oxford Union on Monday
"17.11.2015 15:57:19" oxfordstudent.com OUSU candidates condemn NUS and Oxford workload - The Oxford Student Candidates in the upcoming Oxford University Student Union elections have spoken out against damaging Oxford workloads and NUS incompetence. OUSU candidates condemn NUS and Oxford workload
"16.11.2015 19:24:50" oxfordstudent.com Students raise nearly £100k for British Heart Foundation - The Oxford Student This year’s ‘Pack for Good’ campaign, previously known as the ‘Moving Out’ campaign, has seen the donation of 56,336kg of unwanted items. Students raise nearly £100k for British Heart Foundation
"16.11.2015 09:26:29" oxfordstudent.com Grief and phobia in a French village after Paris - The Oxford Student The French village of Segré, a small town the Loire where I am teaching this year, is in mourning. Outside the town hall, the French and EU flags fly at half-mast, each tied by a black ribbon. The mood is still and sombre: we give each other sad smil Grief and phobia in a French village after Paris - Ailbhe Rae
"15.11.2015 12:26:13" oxfordstudent.com We need a moratorium on public school students - The Oxford Student A moratorium on public school students would stop state school students from being crowded out and catalyse positive change in our education system Oxford should place a moratorium on entry from public schools - Akshay Bilolikar
"14.11.2015 12:37:58" oxfordstudent.com Interview with Abbas Kazmi, student entrepreneur at the Guild - The Oxford Student Features sits down with Abbas Kazmi, student entrepreneur, to chat about the Guild’s latest project, a start up incubator, the Oxford Accelerator An interview with Abbas Kazmi - Gil Reich http://oxfordstudent.com/2015/11/14/interview-with-abbas-kazmi-student-entrepreneur-at-the-guild/
"13.11.2015 16:46:23" oxfordstudent.com Allow for a bit of British pride! - The Oxford Student Louis Trupia argues we are allowed to celebrate Britain's achievements. Allow for a bit of British pride! - Louis Trupia
"13.11.2015 14:36:57" oxfordstudent.com HOWLING AT THE MOON: AN INTERVIEW WITH NOEL FIELDING - The Oxford Student An unsurprisingly random, eclectic and lively interview with Noel Fielding. Howling at the moon: and interview with Noel Fielding - Daniel Haynes and Sam Sykes
"12.11.2015 10:50:07" oxfordstudent.com Is bacon off the menu? - Reviewing WHO's Verdict - The Oxford Student To what extent should we believe the recent headlines claiming causal links between meat consumption and cancer? Is bacon off the menu? – Reviewing WHO’s Verdict - Sophie Caseby
"11.11.2015 18:30:16" oxfordstudent.com A night in the most dangerous city of the world: San Pedro Sula - The Oxford Student As we approached the McDonald’s for a jetlagged breakfast at dinner, an armed guard held the door open for us. You’d expect to enter and find president Obama enjoying a Big Mac following such a welcome. In Honduras’s second biggest city however, this A night in the most dangerous city in the world: San Pedro Sula - Nina Faure Beaulieu
"10.11.2015 16:55:05" oxfordstudent.com End of one-child policy exposes but won't solve China's woes - The Oxford Student Last week, the Chinese government announced that it was fully lifting its one-child policy, which was instituted in 1979. All couples are now allowed at least two children. From a human rights standpoint, this is almost certainly a good thing. We are End of one-child policy won't solve China's woes - Cason Reily
"10.11.2015 14:32:11" Catch Spring Awakening in sixth week at the Keble O'Reilly!
"10.11.2015 08:23:37" oxfordstudent.com Oxford academics boycott Israeli universities - The Oxford Student 600 British academics have signed the commitment to disengage from Israeli universities, to show solidarity with Palestinians under Israeli occupation Oxford academics boycott Israeli universities
"09.11.2015 13:16:15" oxfordstudent.com Early loss for Corbyn at Magdalen - The Oxford Student Magdalen votes against renaming their JCR in honour of Jeremy Corbyn Early loss for Corbyn at Magdalen
"09.11.2015 10:16:21" oxfordstudent.com The merits of supporting a lower-league team - The Oxford Student To find the true spirit of English football, look past Sky Sports, fantasy football and five quid hot chocolates, and to the world beyond the top division.. The merits of supporting a lower-league team - Benedict Walker
"08.11.2015 16:06:40" oxfordstudent.com Has state surveillance gone too far? - The Oxford Student James Sewry and Rachel Dunne argue the merits and shortcomings of extensive state surveillance in the UK DEBATE: Has state surveillance in the UK gone too far?
"08.11.2015 13:29:23" oxfordstudent.com The homeless shouldn’t be punished - The Oxford Student Ben Oldfield argues for kinder treatment of Oxford's homeless. The homeless shouldn’t be punished - Ben Oldfield
"07.11.2015 22:37:25" oxfordstudent.com Sir Elton John calls for Vatican to reinstate gay priest Krzysztof Charamsa in inspiring Oxford... Sir Elton urged Pope Francis to reinstate gay priest Krzysztof Charamsa, who had been sacked for revealing his homosexuality. Sir Elton John calls for Vatican to reinstate gay priest Krzysztof Charamsa in inspiring Oxford Union speech.
"07.11.2015 17:04:30" oxfordstudent.com A view from Labour Conference 2015 - The Oxford Student The mood at the Labour party conference this year was noticeably more sullen than last year. No guesses why. Despite the wall to wall sunshine, the sea-side location, and the doubling in party membership, the fact remained: Labour lost the election. A view from Labour Conference 2015 - David Parton
"07.11.2015 14:40:42" oxfordstudent.com Unmasking Andy McNab - The Oxford Student Speaking face-to-face with Andy McNab is a surreal experience. The former Army and SAS soldier who found fame with his memoir Bravo Two Zero, written just after the 1st Gulf War, has always taken secrecy extremely seriously. So to see this writer de- Unmasking Andy McNab - Luke Walpole
"06.11.2015 13:20:36" oxfordstudent.com The homeless shouldn’t be punished - The Oxford Student Ben Oldfield argues for kinder treatment of Oxford's homeless. The homeless shouldn't be punished - Ben Oldfield
"05.11.2015 11:23:02" oxfordstudent.com SKEPTA. Short but sweet: Skepta brings the rave to Oxford. - The Oxford Student SKEPTA. Short but sweet: Skepta brings the rave to Oxford. Skepta brings the rave to Oxford - http://oxfordstudent.com/2015/11/01/skepta-short-but-sweet-skepta-brings-the-rave-to-oxford/
"04.11.2015 22:52:46" oxfordstudent.com See you later Alligator - The Oxford Student an exploration of animal cruelty in fashion in light of the recent expose of the Birkin bag See you later Alligator - Flora Holmes
"04.11.2015 18:55:00" oxfordstudent.com Review of vintage shops in Oxford - The Oxford Student A review of a selection of vintage shops in Oxford Oxford's finest vintage shops, where to find hidden gems - Flora Holmes
"04.11.2015 10:36:02" oxfordstudent.com Mechanical Brains - The Oxford Student The Blue Brain Project is an attempt to reverse-engineer mammalian brains and create virtual interactive simulations. Its aim is to allow scientists to conduct experiments that cannot be performed in living organisms due to animal testing regulations Mechanical Brains - Mery Shahin
"03.11.2015 20:12:50" oxfordstudent.com Preview: Pentecost - The Oxford Student ‘Pentecost’ is a political play where a discovered mural has the potential to change the entire way we conceive Renaissance history. A spanner is thrown in the academic proceedings, however, when refugees instigate a hostage situation in the church. Preview: Pentecost - Úna O'Sullivan
http://oxfordstudent.com/2015/11/03/preview-pentecost/ - Pentecost: at the Oxford Playhouse 4th - 7th November 2015
"03.11.2015 17:12:57" oxfordstudent.com New map of Tolkien's Middle Earth discovered - The Oxford Student An extremely rare map of Middle Earth, annotated by JRR Tolkien, has been recently discovered and is now on display in Blackwell’s Oxford. The copiously annotated document reveals a wealth of new detail including the unsurprising fact that Hobbiton New map of Tolkien’s Middle Earth discovered - Toby Clyde
"02.11.2015 18:07:39" oxfordstudent.com Not Just Visiting: Exploring Oxford as an International Student - The Oxford Student For the vast majority of us our time in Oxford is limited. For some it may be only a term or a year, for others three or more. But most of us will eventually have to leave the University and city behind as we explore our careers and the journey that Not Just Visiting: Exploring Oxford as an International Student - Jayde Rose
"02.11.2015 16:44:00" oxfordstudent.com New hominin discovery in South Africa - The Oxford Student Now, as researchers, the really controversial debates get thrown up when you find *THE FIRST* example of a certain *special* trait. Even though, really, all new sites should be as valuable as each other for studying human evolution, we do really get New hominin discovery in South Africa
"02.11.2015 13:13:23" oxfordstudent.com Preview: Breathing Corpses - The Oxford Student At the heart of Dom Applewhite’s vision for his experimental production of the play Breathing Corpses are his cast of seven actors (including himself) and a strong focus on character. The play will be in a promenade style, inspired by the work of “Pu Preview: Breathing Corpses - Madeleine Herbert
"02.11.2015 10:32:52" oxfordstudent.com New website tracks Oxford's air pollution - The Oxford Student A new website has launched which allows users to see real-time information about air quality. New website tracks Oxford’s air pollution
"01.11.2015 18:04:37" oxfordstudent.com Romeo and Juliet: star-crossed or cross-eyed? - The Oxford Student Another year, another Shakespeare play at the Crucible. But while in recent years these plays have sometimes struggled with odd set dressing and middling performances, this year up-and-coming director Jonathan Humphreys has managed to deliver an abso Romeo and Juliet: star-crossed or cross-eyed?
"01.11.2015 18:04:17" oxfordstudent.com UK and China too close for comfort - The Oxford Student Until the UK addresses China's human rights record, its relation with the country will remain morally dubious, argues Rachael Dunne UK and China too close for comfort - Rachael Dunne
"01.11.2015 14:02:55" oxfordstudent.com Kate Brown: the art of panicking - The Oxford Student Kate Brown talks to William Shaw about comics, collaborative storytelling and the power of fairy tales. INTERVIEW - Kate Brown: the art of panicking - William Shaw
"01.11.2015 11:01:01" oxfordstudent.com Test Cricket faces challenges, not just England - The Oxford Student One would be forgiven for discarding England's Ashes triumph, but its just part of our psyche that creates a perpetual love/hate relationship with any team. Test Cricket faces challenges, not just England - Benedict Walker
"31.10.2015 22:34:17" oxfordstudent.com Review: The Prophetess - The Oxford Student William Shaw reviews Thatron Novum's updating of Purcell's classic opera. Review: The Prophetess at the Keble O' Reilly - William Shaw
"30.10.2015 17:12:26" oxfordstudent.com Religion at Oxford should be reexamined - The Oxford Student Thomas Christiansen argues that Oxford needs to rethink its attitude towards religion in the 21st century. Religion at Oxford should be reexamined
"30.10.2015 11:58:30" oxfordstudent.com Some Serious Tuba - The Oxford Student Daniel Herskedal’s Slow Eastbound Train is hard to categorise. For those who like genres, it’s probably somewhere between jazz, classical and ambient; although it defies them all to some degree. Norway-born Herskedal has managed to bring together fol Daniel Herskedal has some serious tuba- Benjamin Huston
"30.10.2015 11:41:38" oxfordstudent.com Rhodes is a symbol of Racism in Oxford Charlotte Ezaz and the RMF Communications Team explain why the statue of Cecil Rhodes must fall. Rhodes remains a symbol of racism in Oxford - Charlotte Ezaz
"29.10.2015 11:44:31" oxfordstudent.com Preview: Hamlet - The Oxford Student Alice Moore previews the new production of Shakespeare's masterpiece from Poor Player Productions. Preview: Hamlet at the Keble O'Reilly - Alice Moore
"28.10.2015 11:41:52" oxfordstudent.com Preview: Singin' in the Rain - The Oxford Student William Shaw previews Curious Grin's new take on the classic Hollywood musical. Preview: Singin' in the Rain at the Oxford Playhouse - William Shaw
"27.10.2015 17:19:46" oxfordstudent.com The media distortion of US Politics Thomas Christiansen examines whether the political climate in the US is accurately represented by the media Throw out the pudding: the media distortion of US Politics - Thomas Christiansen
"27.10.2015 11:51:33" oxfordstudent.com Making connections with Akala - The Oxford Student Akala is challenging preconceptions. He believes that hip-hop and Shakespeare have more in common than we might imagine. “Hip-hop doesn’t make Shakespeare easier,” he explains. “It can make it more exciting.” Akala, hip-hop artist and founder of The "It's not for me to say how hip-hop should be, but its not as political as I'd like it to be."
Rapper Akala relates hip-hop, Shakespeare and racism - Jake Wiseman
"27.10.2015 11:48:09" OSDC Does Mental Health Day: Tea, Cake & Information - Mery Shahin
"26.10.2015 12:46:41" oxfordstudent.com oxfordstudent.com Individualism and pack mentality: one gobby Geordie’s journey to Japan - Beth Lambert
"26.10.2015 09:37:04" oxfordstudent.com Keble college receives largest donation in its history - The Oxford Student Keble College has received the largest donation in its history for a major new development. The £25 million donation will go towards a £60 million development being conducted by the college at its Acland site, which is located between the Radcliffe O Keble college receives largest donation in its history
"25.10.2015 20:39:45" oxfordstudent.com A moment with Mo Abudu - The Oxford Student Named by Forbes as “Africa’s Most Successful Woman”, Mo Abudu is a force to be reckoned with. She began working in HR – and before long had developed her own specialist HR development company. When that became too successful, she set up the Inspire A A moment with Mo Abudu, Africa's most successful business woman.
"25.10.2015 13:03:49" oxfordstudent.com Is the BBC still worth the license fee? James Sewry and Imogen Gosling debate the future of the BBC and the license fee DEBATE - The BBC is on the chopping block. Is the corporation still worth the licence fee?
"25.10.2015 11:01:20" oxfordstudent.com Students wear red in matriculation protest - The Oxford Student Students wore red as they matriculated on Saturday in protest at what they say is the University’s continued celebration of colonialism and lack of diversity. The protest, organized by Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford, was said by the group to have include Students wear red in matriculation protest
"24.10.2015 20:10:00" oxfordstudent.com OUP textbook lists Crimea as part of Russia: Ukraine furious - The Oxford Student Oxford University Press has unintentionally waded into a dispute with Ukraine following a letter sent on 13th October by the Ukrainian embassy, which complained that the fourth edition of its Geography for Key Stage 3 textbook presents Crimea as a pa OUP textbook lists Crimea as part of Russia: Ukraine furious
"24.10.2015 16:54:02" oxfordstudent.com Naked rugby initiations caught on New College CCTV - The Oxford Student Freshers at New College have been caught on CCTV running naked through the college library. The first years are believed to have been taking part in initiations for the college rugby team, and were later noticed by college librarian Naomi van Loo on Naked rugby initiations caught on New College CCTV
"24.10.2015 08:40:38" oxfordstudent.com Radicalisation needs more than government initiative Louis Trupia argues why radicalisation cannot be defeated by the government alone Radicalisation cannot be defeated by the government alone - Louis Trupia
"23.10.2015 17:31:40" oxfordstudent.com Danny Cohen: the golden boy flies away - The Oxford Student Danny Cohen speaks to The Oxford Student just twenty-four hours before announcing his departure from the BBC. Speaking to Director of BBC Television about Oxford life, I could be talking to the student next to me at a lecture. There is something ener We spoke to Danny Cohen 24 hours before he left his role as director of the BBC. Interview by Jake Wiseman
"23.10.2015 12:18:50" oxfordstudent.com Fewer bags and better people - The Oxford Student Ben Henshall explores the pros and cons of the 5p plastic bag charge. Fewer bags and better people- Ben Henshall
"22.10.2015 16:06:40" oxfordstudent.com Ten Reasons to Visit Japan in the Winter - The Oxford Student If you’ve ever been to Japan, you might have noticed that the country places a strong emphasis on its four seasons, and with good reason: every season in Japan has distinct characteristics that set it apart from other seasons. This means that people Ten reasons to visit Japan in the winter- Yuki Numata
"22.10.2015 10:51:06" oxfordstudent.com Coming Soon: Pig Organs? - The Oxford Student Over 7,000 people are on the UK’s national transplant waiting list. The European Union’s total is over 63,000 people. Despite the valiant efforts of transplant teams, many people on these lists will die because of a shortage of ready organs. A gene e Coming Soon: Pig Organs? - Daniel S. Barron
"21.10.2015 20:35:07" oxfordstudent.com Carney praises EU at St Peter's Lecture - The Oxford Student The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney delivered a boost to the hopes of the ‘Yes’ to the EU campaign in his first major intervention on the topic. Mr Carney was giving the Cairncross Lecture for St Peter’s College at the Sheldonian Theat Carney praises EU at St Peter's Lecture - Scott Harker
"21.10.2015 16:57:53" oxfordstudent.com As the EU campaigns begin, we lack clarity from all sides - The Oxford Student And they’re off! Cue years of leaflets in the letterbox, knocks on the door, and people approaching you on the streets. What do they want to talk about? They’ll be asking you how you’ll be voting in the upcoming referendum on the EU. After you give t Louis Trupia looks at the vague and confused messages on all sides as the EU referendum draws nearer. http://oxfordstudent.com/2015/10/21/as-the-eu-campaigns-begin-we-lack-clarity-from-all-sides/
"20.10.2015 11:23:01" oxfordstudent.com Godzilla vs. King Kong Reborn - The Oxford Student Personally, I would never choose to pick a fight with someone carrying a 19,950 ton weight advantage. And then even if somehow I overlooked the fact that they towered 139ft above my head, the scorching atomic fire breath running down the back of my n Godzilla vs. King Kong Reborn - Will Ferris
"19.10.2015 15:37:05" oxfordstudent.com Hunt's plans are a disaster for doctors | The Oxford Student Jeremy Hunt's reforms to junior doctors' contracts are misguided and will have disastrous consequences for the NHS, writes Philomela Lip Philomena Lip looks at the potentially catastrophic implications of Jeremy Hunt's new plans
"19.10.2015 09:05:30" oxfordstudent.com Cameron | The Oxford Student Analysis of Conservative party politics "Cameron's road to victory was not as smooth as people remember"- Hugh McHale-Maughan
"19.10.2015 08:52:26" oxfordstudent.com German culture shock | The Oxford Student Perhaps it was naive of me, but I didn’t come to Germany expecting a culture shock. Schnitzel and S-Bahns aside, I’ve never felt that Germany was particularly foreign. We have much in common: a national penchant for beer and football; languages from "I didn't come to Germany expecting a culture shock." - Ella Harold
"18.10.2015 18:09:52" oxfordstudent.com A Brief History of House Music | The Oxford Student Since the inception of Bloody Knuckles in 2013, the popularity of house music in the Oxford region has grown exponentially. Since it’s first night, it has now become Oxford’s most reliable night out: attracting students from across colleges and socia A Brief History of House Music - Daniel Keane
"18.10.2015 17:24:19" oxfordstudent.com My first week in Oxford: a review | The Oxford Student Fresher reflects on Oxford freshers week. My first week in Oxford - Claire Sims
"18.10.2015 10:40:47" Photos from The Oxford Student's post A crushing defeat at the hands of The Oxford Union to start Hack League 2015-2016. Big thanks to Stuart Webber and co for slithering out of the Union - widespread sackings and a loser's forfeit to follow.
"16.10.2015 15:43:06" oxfordstudent.com Having a laugh with Michael Palin | The Oxford Student Interview with The Oxford Student "I had an egg for breakfast and now we know that eggs kill you. A whole country eating eggs! No wonder we’re all so miserable!"
Michael Palin talks Python, diaries and Oxford - Jake Wiseman
"14.10.2015 09:51:27" oxfordstudent.com Chvrches’ Every Open Eye: Beautiful, Classic, Haunting | The Oxford Student Chvrches showed themselves to be masterful creators of delectable synth pop with their 2013 release, The Bones of What You Believe. The Scottish trio even managed to make an impact across the pond. With a successful festival season under their belts, Chvrches’ Every Open Eye: "Beautiful, Classic, Haunting" - Beth Kirkbride
"13.10.2015 17:58:02" oxfordstudent.com Boeuf! The struggles of a vegetarian in France | The Oxford Student SONY DSC A year abroad is, by its very nature, riddled with potential pitfalls and sometimes unexpected difficulties. For the vast majority of students, it is the first time that they have lived in a different country, and setting up a new life amids Boeuf! The struggles of a vegetarian in France - Polly Mason
"13.10.2015 10:43:36" oxfordstudent.com Feeding the troll of American politics | The Oxford Student As Donald Trump continues to draw media attention, Will Shaw argues that we should not indulge his grotesque public image Don't feed that troll that is Trump - Will Shaw
"07.10.2015 15:09:02" oxfordstudent.com Liverpool right to call time on Rodgers | The Oxford Student It did not come as a great surprise when it was announced at 6:30pm on Sunday the 4th of October 2015, that Brendan Rodgers would no longer be managing Liverpool Football Club. Ultimately, it was the inevitable consequence of a dire start to the seas 'Liverpool were right to call time on Rodgers' - Louis Mercier
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"06.10.2015 11:25:00" Timeline Photos UNION TERM CARD ANNOUNCED:
Lord Sugar, Rio Ferdinand, Mark Ronson, Alesha Dixon and many more announced on new The Oxford Union term card. See the full list on our website:
"04.10.2015 18:20:15" Timeline Photos UNION TERMCARD: Sir Elton John, is the fifth and final speaker pre-released from The Oxford Union's Michaelmas term card.
Winning six Grammy awards and five BRITs, Sir Elton is ranked as the most successful male artist ever by Billboard. With count
"03.10.2015 18:06:03" Timeline Photos UNION TERMCARD: Noam Chomsky, an American intellectual known for his contributions to philosophy, science, and his leading criticism of U.S. foreign policy and neo-conservatism, is the fourth speaker released from The Oxford Union's Michaelmas term
"02.10.2015 17:59:30" Timeline Photos UNION TERMCARD: Eva Longoria, known for her starring role in hit ABC TV show Desperate Housewives, is the third name released from The Oxford Union's Michaelmas term card.
Longoria played Gabrielle Solis for 180 episodes in the critically acclaimed
"01.10.2015 17:58:45" Timeline Photos UNION TERMCARD: Yanis Varoufakis (V for Varoufakis) - former Syriza Finance Minister and former Member of Greek Parliament - is the second speaker released from The Oxford Union's Michaelmas term card.
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"30.09.2015 18:00:29" Timeline Photos UNION TERMCARD: Former pro cyclist Lance Armstrong is the first speaker released from The Oxford Union's Michaelmas term card.
The American dominated the cycling world between 1999 and 2007 - winning seven consecutive Tour de France titles - before
"30.09.2015 17:50:54" Timeline Photos http://oxfordstudent.com/2015/09/30/no-offence-publication-banned-from-freshers-fair/
"29.09.2015 18:24:39" Photos from The Oxford Student's post The Oxford Student is very pleased to announce that it has secured the EXCLUSIVE rights to this term's The Oxford Union termcard.
Here are five speakers the Union has recently hosted to whet your appetite. Stay tuned...
"22.09.2015 17:21:26" oxfordstudent.com The Oxford Student Chile is often missed out on the typical South American tourist trail, although after living here for just a few weeks I’ve been overwhelmed by the amount the country has to offer in terms of both variety and value. It’s true, however, that Santiago New year, new look. Check out our updated website at: http://oxfordstudent.com/
"21.09.2015 13:19:46" oxfordstudent.com Oxford drinking societies: a recent history of scandal | The Oxford Student Drinking societies at Oxford University have once again come under national spotlight, after the publication of claims that Prime Minister David Cameron once engaged in an “obscene act” with a dead pig while he was a member of Oxford’s Piers Gaveston Oxford drinking societies: a recent history of scandal | http://oxfordstudent.com/2015/09/21/oxford-drinking-societies-a-recent-history-of-scandal/
"14.09.2015 16:31:01" Timeline Photos Lidia Fanzo reflects on her time in Chile, an often forgotten gem of South America.
"05.09.2015 20:43:08" oxfordstudent.com Oxford - a gay overture | The Oxford Student David Parton offers advice and recommendations for LGTBQ students coming to Oxford LGTBQ and coming to Oxford? David Parton offers some advice and recommendations for new (or returning) students
"04.09.2015 17:21:40" oxfordstudent.com We must accept more refugees | The Oxford Student An open letter to David Cameron Open letter: We must welcome more refugees. http://oxfordstudent.com/2015/09/04/we-must-accept-more-refugees/
"04.09.2015 13:17:39" oxfordstudent.com Open Oxford responds to Migrant Crisis | The Oxford Student A growing non-partisan discussion group has started a campaign to help migrants in danger in the Mediterranean After buying Jeremy Corbyn's cup and raising £51 for charity, the generosity of Open Oxford members shows little sign of slowing, as they turn their attention to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.
"24.08.2015 20:04:18" oxfordstudent.com Panicking about first year work? Hopefully by now you will be suitably pumped for freshers week, though perhaps slightly apprehensive about the small annoyance of your degree afterwards. Most of you will have got a reading list by... As the Oxford University 2015 Freshers page fills with posts worrying about reading lists and problem sheets, Investigations Editor Sam Harman offers some down-to-earth advice for incoming students about the reality of academic work at Oxford.
"21.08.2015 19:58:34" oxfordstudent.com Oxford Union "Shake It Off" in video invitation to Taylor Swift The Oxford Union has received international media attention after releasing a video inviting pop star Taylor Swift to Oxford. The video, released on 19th August, uses a montage of speakers during a... Have you seen it yet? The Oxford Union receive mass media attention after releasing a video invitation to pop star Taylor Swift.
"20.08.2015 19:50:02" oxfordstudent.com Top ten first year experiences Along with the day to day slog of academic work, your first year at Oxford will be full of new experiences to take advantage of. Here's the OxStu top ten things not to miss as a fresher, from summe... Deputy Editor Ariane Laurent-Smith gives her rundown of the top ten experiences you should try during your first year in the next of our post series about coming to Oxford.
"17.08.2015 09:49:04" oxfordstudent.com What to watch while you wait Coming to university is undeniably an exciting time; making new friends, exploring a new city and all those other clichés. However there is still a bit of time to kill between now and then, and as ... Made your offer and stuck at a loose end until October? Read the OxStu's guide of the best films to watch before coming to Oxford, in the second of our articles for new students.
"24.06.2015 16:20:40" oxfordstudent.com Grime and punishment: rising UK rap | The Oxford Student Interview with Krept, part of grime duo Krept and Konan "We did it and we made it so big, they had to succumb to it"
Krept, part of grime duo Krept & Konan, talks about the UK scene, US exports and performing with Kanye
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"16.06.2015 19:36:59" oxfordstudent.com Somerville win Cricket Cuppers final | The Oxford Student Somerville added to their highly successful sporting year as the Cricket Club defeated Brasenose by three runs in a final over thriller at University Parks.
"16.06.2015 19:25:45" oxfordstudent.com St Hilda's students evacuated during fire at nearby school | The Oxford Student A fire has broken out at at sports hall in Magdalen School, next to St Hilda’s College. The fire was first noticed by residents at around 7.35pm. Dozens of St Hilda’s students have been evacuated from their accommodation. St Hilda’s student Maddie Ta
"16.06.2015 16:19:46" oxfordstudent.com “OULC Wot Won It?” Labour Club praised for helping Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership bid. | The Oxford... Oxford University’s Labour Club has been praised this week for “contributing to the national conversation”, after it helped persuade Oxford East MP Andrew Smith to nominate Jeremy Corbyn for party leader. Andrew Smith was the 35th Labour MP to nomina Oxford East MP Andrew Smith described OULC's endorsement as an "important part" of his decision to nominate Jeremy Corbyn.
"15.06.2015 15:36:54" Applications for all positions have been extended until 23:59 tonight. Last chance to apply for positions in Michaelmas 2015!
"14.06.2015 17:25:37" oxfordstudent.com Apply | The Oxford Student Join The Oxford Student for Michaelmas 2015 We’re looking for enthusiastic writers, photographers, cartoonists, filmmakers and editors to join the paper in Michaelmas Term 2015. As the largest student publication in Oxford, The OxStu‘s print edition Interested in a staff position in The Oxford Student for Michaelmas 2015? We are recruiting writers/editors for News, Comment, Features, Music, Stage, Screen, Fashion, Sport, as well as anybody interested in photography, illustration, or sub-editing.
"13.06.2015 10:25:15" oxfordstudent.com Stuart Webber and STEP cruise to victory in Union Elections | The Oxford Student Union Librarian Stuart Webber has defeated Treasurer Zuleyka Shahin, by over 600 votes in the election for Union President, results released this morning showed. Webber’s STEP slate has also won all the Union’s other major officerships: Librarian, Tr
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"08.06.2015 17:37:49" oxfordstudent.com Apply | The Oxford Student Join The Oxford Student for Michaelmas 2015 We’re looking for enthusiastic writers, photographers, cartoonists, filmmakers and editors to join the paper in Michaelmas Term 2015. As the largest student publication in Oxford, The OxStu‘s print edition Applications are open for Michaelmas Term 2015. Find out more information here.
"05.06.2015 19:38:59" oxfordstudent.com Revealed: Balliol’s shameful treatment of disabled student | The Oxford Student Balliol College has been accused of creating a “toxic environment” for students with mental health disabilities, after one student has claimed she was "Why did we admit her?" asked Balliol staff member about disabled student.
"03.06.2015 13:31:30" oxfordstudent.com Union makes new commitment to tackling racism | The Oxford Student The Oxford Union has apologised once again for its ‘Colonial Comeback’ scandal at last week’s debate, as well as for its “wholly inadequate” response by the Committee and Union officials. The decision was made in a meeting of the Standing Committee
"01.06.2015 20:13:53" oxfordstudent.com Are student Conservatives unfairly vilified for their beliefs? | The Oxford Student In the wake of the General Election which produced a very unpopular result amongst many student communities across the country, we ask whether student Are student Conservatives unfairly vilified for their beliefs?
"01.06.2015 12:21:06" Motion passed on Standing Committee: "The Oxford Union Society is institutionally racist"
Full report to follow soon.
"31.05.2015 18:57:25" oxfordstudent.com Ex Union officials accused of "trivialising" racism in cocktail apology row | The Oxford Student Comments on the Union's Facebook apology by two former Librarians are said to exhibit a privileged perspective on racism
"28.05.2015 20:47:21" oxfordstudent.com Union debate marred by accusations of racism | The Oxford Student The Oxford Union has come under fire tonight for selling a cocktail with a “racist” and “offensive” name. The cocktail, called ‘The Colonial Comeback’, was sold at tonight’s debate over colonial reparations. The debate was titled: “This House believe
"28.05.2015 15:19:19" oxfordstudent.com Head in the Eyre, feet on the ground | The Oxford Student Interview with chart-topper Ella Eyre "I'm not a teenager anymore but I'm certainly still quite dramatic."
Ella Eyre talks solo material, collaborations and inspirations
"28.05.2015 14:49:33" oxfordstudent.com Why I'm not wearing subfusc | The Oxford Student Now we’ve had our once-in-a-generation referendum, I finally know the tone to take revealing what the Proctors have known since Easter: that for all my exams this term, I won’t be wearing subfusc. Yes, I’m unhappy with the result, but the referendum "For all my exams this term, I won't be wearing subfusc."
"26.05.2015 14:31:20" oxfordstudent.com The British Public deserve better from an election | The Oxford Student As a first-time voter who studied British political history in school, I was hoping for a more exciting final day of campaigning than the one we got in the end. Even given the vacuous tone of much of the scripted campaigning, I was hoping for somethi "We need better than a patronising view of young people which assumes that we need to shut down TV channels to get us to vote"
"22.05.2015 19:02:48" oxfordstudent.com Referendum result: Sub fusc here to stay | The Oxford Student OUSU’s referendum on subfusc has produced a ‘Yes’ result, with a majority of students opting to keep the traditional uniform for university exams. Most voters also opted to keep the accompanying black gown. The results, announced on Friday evening, s BREAKING NEWS: Sub fusc here to stay. 75% of students vote to preserve the tradition.
"21.05.2015 18:11:28" oxfordstudent.com Tory tussle: OUCA students attacked ‘for political beliefs’ | The Oxford Student Student “seized by the throat” after singing ‘I Vow to Thee My Country’ OUCA member "seized by the throat" after singing 'I Vow to Thee my Country'
"20.05.2015 20:18:57" oxfordstudent.com The sub fusc referendum: a feminist perspective | The Oxford Student The campaign encouraging students to vote in this week’s OUSU referenda to get rid of compulsory sub fusc and gowns for University exams, rightfully, emphasizes choice and access. The main messages are that we should let all students choose what the "Sub fusc is a strange set of clothes, and all of it is gendered." OUSU Women's VP Anna Bradshaw discusses this week's referendum.
"19.05.2015 10:30:39" UPDATE: Police have reopened St Giles' following confirmation that the bomb threat was a false one.
"19.05.2015 10:01:53" oxfordstudent.com Bomb threat in central Oxford | The Oxford Student St Giles and Little Clarendon Street have been shut following a bomb scare in central Oxford. Police have shut off roads around the area with Little Clarendon Street evacuated and buses turned away from the area. While it is not yet known exactly whe BREAKING NEWS: Bomb threat in central Oxford
"18.05.2015 15:26:29" oxfordstudent.com Somerville College condemns culture of harassment | The Oxford Student College principal criticises “unprecedented” proliferation of harassment amongst JCR "Incidents included jokes about rape being overheard in the bar, reports of groping at bops, students being mocked for their sexuality, students heard making jokes approvingly about being arrested for assault, and even students being pressured to par
"17.05.2015 18:52:40" oxfordstudent.com University failed to investigate rape claim, says former Oxford student | The Oxford Student Former student, Elizabeth Ramey, attempted to overturn the University’s policy on sexual assault complaints "When the university says it will not investigate rape, it sends a message to survivors that it values the reputation of the offender more than the well-being of the victim."
"16.05.2015 14:20:35" oxfordstudent.com Fear and trembling for the UK’s next five years | The Oxford Student Kate Welsh discusses the General Election results "Politics is always personal. To suffer so heavy and so unexpected a defeat when I, like so many others, had become so heavily invested in the election was nothing short of heart-breaking."
"14.05.2015 11:20:51" oxfordstudent.com Somerville College condemns culture of harassment | The Oxford Student Students at Somerville College have expressed their “outrage” following reports of sexual harassment and threatening behaviour on campus. Somerville Principal Alice Prochaska emailed students on Friday highlighting a number of incidents over previous
"13.05.2015 09:04:49" oxfordstudent.com One week teaches nothing about living below the line | The Oxford Student Living on £1 a day for a week is not at all reflective of the struggles endured by those living in poverty, argues Carolina Bax "If anything, for those living in extreme poverty food can become their last worry; no one will be sending bailiffs to your door should you be hungry."
"09.05.2015 11:32:39" oxfordstudent.com Students are ‘not reporting violent bouncers’ to police | The Oxford Student Under-reporting of nightclub assaults uncovered by newly released figures "Some students have blamed this apparent “under-reporting” of bouncer violence on a “police culture in which students are not taken seriously”."
"06.05.2015 13:31:28" oxfordstudent.com Pelvis pushers won't stand still | The Oxford Student Interview with Vintage Trouble "We started getting into the mentality of making it more like a party. You’re not coming to see a concert and stand there with your arms crossed."
Vintage Trouble talk swagger, shows and studios.
"06.05.2015 12:28:01" oxfordstudent.com Debate: Is it time sports teams were mixed | The Oxford Student No – Alice Richardson I am a feminist. I went to an all-girls school and was raised by a mother who attended that same school a generation earlier. That school was the one Emmeline Pankhurst chose to send her two daughters to. I believe in the power "Mixed teams in these kinds of sports are not feasible"
"04.05.2015 09:32:29" oxfordstudent.com OxStu General Election survey shows Labour with marginal advantage | The Oxford Student 31% of Oxford students are planning to vote Labour in next month’s General Election, against 28% who are planning to vote Conservative, a survey conducted by The Oxford Student has shown. The next most popular party was the Greens, on 16%, with the L 31% of Oxford students are planning to vote Labour in next month’s General Election, against 28% who are planning to vote Conservative, a survey conducted by The Oxford Student has shown.
"02.05.2015 20:34:06" oxfordstudent.com 'Cash for influence' politics must end now | The Oxford Student Imagine your job is funded by a very wealthy individual who donates generously to your company. When the donor asks you for a favour, it’s obvious you’re going to agree. Now imagine that your job is being prime minister, and you’re dining with the pe "Instead, we should have a system whereby the state funds political parties. Yes, I admit this would be pricey. But it would be worth it if politicians were then influenced by their voters, not by their donors."
"01.05.2015 14:36:54" oxfordstudent.com Sub fusc here to stay, suggests student poll | The Oxford Student Almost 70 percent of Oxford students plan to vote in favour of keeping sub fusc compulsory, a poll conducted by The Oxford Student suggests. The results, Oxford is one of few universities globally to make students wear formal academic dress for exams, with sub fusc in Cambridge optional for students.
"28.04.2015 09:28:07" oxfordstudent.com Navigating the maze of mental health | The Oxford Student David Parton, student at St Hilda’s College and OUSU’s Health and Welfare Officer, discusses one of the biggest remaining barriers for students with mental health concerns. David Parton, student at St Hilda’s College and OUSU’s Health and Welfare Officer, discusses one of the biggest remaining barriers for students with mental health concerns.
"25.04.2015 11:37:17" oxfordstudent.com New self care support group opened for Oxford’s female students | The Oxford Student A new Facebook campaign under the name Oxford Women Self-Care has been founded, with the intention of providing a safe space for self-identifying women to “Living in the confines of such an institution it is a radical act for women to come together and share ideas and techniques for overcoming stresses that so many of us face. With that in mind a group of us set up the women’s self-care group to mimic
"24.04.2015 11:11:23" oxfordstudent.com Oxford West MP defends fox hunting | The Oxford Student Oxford MP Nicola Blackwood has come under fire from student activists this week for her apparent support of legal fox hunting. Blackwood, Conservative MP for "Adam Bridgen, President of the Oxford University Animal Ethics Society, described fox hunting as a “barbarous blood sport that the Labour Party did well to do away with”, and criticised Blackwood’s position as a “populist pre-election move, intended
"22.04.2015 13:49:06" oxfordstudent.com GCSE English– one step closer to the regurgitation model? | The Oxford Student He may have lost his job at the helm of education policy, but like shambling zombies the reforms Michael Gove birthed have lurched on relatively unscathed. Now one has reached the classroom – and it wants to get inside pupils’ brains. The details of "Wonderful as poetry is when it’s lifting your spirit to raptures of hitherto unimaginable delight, committing the 15 entries in the Pearson Poetry Anthology to memory (a compilation that appears to have changed little from when I took my own GCSE un
"20.04.2015 22:59:09" oxfordstudent.com The mystery of the inevitable | The Oxford Student “Let the people have their say, and then we’ll do what we have to do afterwards.” Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna takes a dim view of hung parliament discourse. He finds it “distasteful” and “hubristic.” He has even implied it to be undemoc Hung parliament: we need to hear more about what each party would do
"18.04.2015 09:06:40" oxfordstudent.com Ethical Consumerism on a Student Budget | The Oxford Student It is a fact of life that soulless multinational corporations do terrible things. It is another fact of life that those same soulless multinational corporations also sell their unethically-produced goods at tantalisingly low prices. It is a third fac "You should never feel bad about not being able to consume ‘ethically’. You should reserve your ill feeling for the capitalist system which simultaneously puts goods not produced under monstrous circumstances out of the reach of the majority of the p
"17.04.2015 16:39:02" oxfordstudent.com Fire at the Randolph | The Oxford Student A fire broke out at the Randolph Hotel this afternoon. Smoke was seen billowing out of the building at around 4.30pm. Multiple fire engines were rushed to the scene, as well as an ambulance and a police helicopter. All pedestrians were evacuated from
"16.04.2015 13:29:05" oxfordstudent.com The futile and racist nature of voluntourism | The Oxford Student Ben Oldfield, a first year and former voluntourist, argues that voluntourism is not just a futile activity, but a racist and dangerous commercial industry. Ben Oldfield, a first year and former voluntourist, argues that voluntourism is not just a futile activity, but a racist and dangerous commercial industry.
"12.04.2015 19:47:19" oxfordstudent.com Battle for the Left | The Oxford Student As the polls stand, the SNP will win 47 seats in May. That is more than twice the Lib Dems’ likely figure, and head and shoulders above anyone else Labour might sit down at the table with. Nicola Sturgeon may well find herself at the centre of the mo "The SNP is a force for change of the Westminster system, not just within it."
"11.04.2015 17:12:45" Oxford University Men's Boat Club defeat Cambridge by a margin of 20 seconds and around 6 lengths.
"11.04.2015 16:13:20" Oxford University Women's Boat Club have beaten Cambridge.
"11.04.2015 15:28:29" oxfordstudent.com Live: The Boat Race 2015 | The Oxford Student 15:00: Hello, and welcome to the start of The Oxford Student’s coverage of the 2015 Oxford-Cambridge Boat race. Behind the blog is Editor-in-Chief Nasim Asl (@nasimicle) whilst associate editor Alys Key (@fashionmoriarty) is in London to see the race If you haven't made it to London, head on over to the OxStu site for live coverage of the 161st Boat Race, following the historic first women's race on the same course.
"02.04.2015 13:04:07" oxfordstudent.com OUSU condemns Oxford EDL march | The Oxford Student OUSU have released a statement condemning a march of the English Defence League scheduled to take place in Oxford on Saturday 4th April.