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"29.04.2017 15:47:32" oxfordstudent.com Oxford apologises after stating avoiding eye contact can be racist - The Oxford Student The University of Oxford twitter feed has issued an apology for a newsletter which described avoiding eye contact as potentially racist. The apology follows widespread criticism in the press and on social media. The tweet reads: 'We are sorry that we took
"29.04.2017 11:43:02" oxfordstudent.com Review: Doctor Who - 'The Pilot' - The Oxford Student After a two year hiatus in which we've only had a couple of Christmas specials to tide us over, it feels great to say that Doctor Who is back. It's got a lot to live up to as well, after 2015's series 9 represented the high point of the creative "The focus was resolutely on new companion Bill, who makes a fantastic first impression." - Daniel Mahoney
"28.04.2017 18:10:16" oxfordstudent.com “Free education from cradle to grave”: John McDonnell comes to Oxford - The Oxford Student As election campaigning gets underway across the country, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has spoken to the Oxford Student about Labour's plans for education. Campaigning in Oxford's Blackbird Leys area alongside outgoing Oxford East MP Andrew Smith and "Our ambition is to have free education from cradle to grave," said John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor, to News Editor James Evans
"27.04.2017 20:59:48" oxfordstudent.com Anneliese Dodds MEP selected for Oxford East - The Oxford Student South East MEP Anneliese Dodds has been selected as Labour's candidate for the Oxford East Constituency for the forthcoming general election. Last week, the sitting MP Andrew Smith announced that he would be standing down ahead of the snap election after
"27.04.2017 11:28:55" oxfordstudent.com Crossing Europe one scoop at a time - The Oxford Student I've always been a huge fan of ice cream. Looking back, I think my primary source of calcium intake as a child came from ice cream, so it comes as no surprise that I am always looking for the best place to get my hands on an ice cream cone. Over the vac, "I am always looking for the best place to get my hands on an ice cream cone" - Brianna Steiert
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"26.04.2017 14:32:57" oxfordstudent.com Dear Brutus: A Wonderful Introduction to a Little Known Play - The Oxford Student Dear Brutus is a brave choice. A work by J.M Barrie that has seldom been performed in Britain, it has come to the O'Reilly Theatre for the play's 100th anniversary. It feels like a cross between a period drama and a fairy-tale, with a bit of Shakespeare 'Dear Brutus' will be performed at the O'Reilly Theatre from 26th to 29th April.
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"21.04.2017 09:09:17" oxfordstudent.com Oxford Union Term Card Trinity 2017 - The Oxford Student This page will be updated with further speakers as more names are announced. The wide variety of speakers and debaters this term promises a colourful array of background and opinion. With speakers from across the globe and from all different walks of Looking for the low-down on every speaker, debate and panel happening at the Union this term? Get the official deets with The Oxford Student: the antidote to Oxford snakebites since
"20.04.2017 20:03:12" Timeline Photos The final teaser before tomorrow's release. Who might this be?
“Mondays are fine. It's your life that sucks.”
"20.04.2017 15:07:39" oxfordstudent.com Transgender Oxford academic dies by suicide - The Oxford Student A recent inquest has revealed that a transgender Oxford academic at Corpus Christi died by suicide in January 2017. Erin Shepherd had just started work as a paid academic in Corpus Christi College chemistry department, having recently come out to friends This article contains reference to suicide and chronic illness.
"The university's statement praised Erin as an “outstanding chemist” whose death has “greatly saddened” her friends."
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"19.04.2017 18:17:08" Timeline Photos The second teaser is here...Can you guess the identity of this speaker?
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"18.04.2017 21:04:00" oxfordstudent.com Labour must ditch Corbyn to stand a chance - The Oxford Student Theresa May's surprise announcement of an election this morning has left many on the left in this country fearing for the future. Never before in British political history has the Labour Party gone into an election in such a lame position. The party is The only way Labour can survive the upcoming general election is by getting rid of ineffective Corbyn, writes Alex Oscroft
"18.04.2017 17:15:03" Timeline Photos Here is the first teaser! Can you guess who this speaker might be?
"If it doesn't make sense, it's not true."
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"18.04.2017 10:56:46" oxfordstudent.com General election called - The Oxford Student Theresa May has announced that there will be a general election in June. Follow our coverage for analysis and reactions from Oxford's political scene
"17.04.2017 22:47:39" oxfordstudent.com The Oxford Union Trinity 2017 line up - The Oxford Student The Oxford Student is proud to be working with the Oxford Union to exclusively release the Termcard for Trinity 2017. This page will be updated with further speakers as more names are announced. The wide variety of speakers and debaters this term The Oxford Union has announced that it will be hosting BBC Question Time in the Debating Chamber on 27th April.
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"17.04.2017 18:55:05" oxfordstudent.com The Oxford Union Trinity 2017 line up - The Oxford Student The Oxford Student is proud to be working with the Oxford Union to exclusively release the Termcard for Trinity 2017. This page will be updated with further speakers as more names are announced. The wide variety of speakers and debaters this term The details of the Oxford Union Term Card will be exclusively released by The Oxford Student this week. Stay tuned for updates!
"15.04.2017 09:41:56" oxfordstudent.com Review: Free Fire - The Oxford Student In the lead up to seeing Free Fire, I was a bit afraid that Ben Wheatley was about to make a boring film. Alongside writing partner Amy Jump, Wheatley has helmed some of the most excitingly esoteric British films in recent years. Efforts like Kill List, A "Free Fire plays out like Reservoir Dogs on crack and is an absolute blast from start to finish" - Daniel Mahoney
"13.04.2017 17:03:30" oxfordstudent.com John Cleese to speak at the Oxford Union on 'Why is there no hope?' - The Oxford Student Writer and actor John Cleese is the first speaker to be announced to speak at the Oxford Union this term. He will speak on 20th April at 8pm, on the subject 'Why is there no hope?' Co-writer of Monty Python and the award-winning Fawlty Towers, Cleese has John Cleese, co-creator of Fawlty Towers and Monty Python, is the first Union speaker to be announced this term.
"12.04.2017 13:09:12" oxfordstudent.com To dope or not to dope? That is the question - The Oxford Student Maria Sharapova. Lance Armstrong. Ben Johnson. Justin Gatlin. Asafa Powell. Five world-class athletes who have been banned from their sports for using illegal strategies to enhance their performance. We do not hesitate to condemn them for cheating, and "No one should feel they have to pose a significant risk of premature death in order to be the best."
"11.04.2017 19:55:12" oxfordstudent.com In conversation with Alexandra Shulman: 25 years as Vogue's Editor-in-Chief - The Oxford Student Alexandra Shulman is not what one might expect of Vogue's editor-in-chief. But thank goodness. The expectation of an unapproachable, cold, high fashion pers Deputy Fashion Editor Maya Shahor speaks to Alexandra Shulman, editor-in-chief of British Vogue for 25 years, about Brexit, family, and the future of fashion
"10.04.2017 08:47:36" oxfordstudent.com The Oxford Student takes part in Impact Journalism Day Universities - The Oxford Student For many university students and young people around the world, the 2016/2017 academic year has not been very hopeful. There is a sense that world leaders are shying away from addressing global problems such as climate change and forced migration, yet, as "On April 10th, as part of Impact Journalism Day Universities, student newspapers from 20 renowned universities, united by Sparknews, are collectively sharing stories about 30 student initiatives that aim to address serious social and environmental
"09.04.2017 13:21:12" oxfordstudent.com Review: Hidden Figures - The Oxford Student The Hidden Figures trailer had me at hello. The golden, formidable trifecta of Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe set expectations sky-high to a fast-paced, unapologetic of a teaser trailer promising a fiercely unfettered script. "The scientific contributions of women have famously gone long unacknowledged, uncredited and even purposefully redacted." - Tara Snelling
"09.04.2017 13:00:36" Want to join the OxStu? // Welcome Drinks in 1st Week Want to join the OxStu? // Welcome Drinks in 1st Week If you'd like to write for the Oxford Student this term, or you're interested in learning more about student journalism, we'd love to see you at our welcome drinks! Our whole editorial team will be there to celebrate the release of our first issue of term If you want to get involved in student journalism this term or meet our editorial team, join us in 1st Week! :)
"08.04.2017 17:47:43" Want to join the OxStu? // Welcome Drinks in 1st Week Want to join the OxStu? // Welcome Drinks in 1st Week If you'd like to write for the Oxford Student this term, or you're interested in learning more about student journalism, we'd love to see you at our welcome drinks! Our whole editorial team will be there to celebrate the release of our first issue of term If you'd like to write for the Oxford Student this term, or you're interested in learning more about student journalism, we'd love to see you at our welcome drinks! Our whole editorial team will be there to celebrate the release of our first issue of term
"08.04.2017 12:47:31" youtube.com 30 stories of students shaping a better world - Impact Journalism Day Universities In April of 2017, 20 top student newspapers, from across the US, UK, and Asia, will highlight 30 student initiatives making a difference. By writing high qua... The Oxford Student will be taking part in Impact Journalism Day Universities on Monday 10th April. Stay tuned!
"06.04.2017 15:00:00" oxfordstudent.com The Kolpak player: an inexorable fashion in the English Game? - The Oxford Student English cricket has seen an influx of 'Kolpak players' since a European Court of Justice ruling in 2003, and it could prove a threat to homegrown talent, writes Sport Editor Calum
"06.04.2017 11:43:08" oxfordstudent.com Profile: Jessica Quirke - The Oxford Student Like an anglicised Hannah Montana, Jessica Quirke, 20, lives the dual existence of Oxford student and nation-wide professional Latin Ballroom dancer. Having won 'Best Couple' with her partner in the Varsity Dance Sport competition last year, Jess has gone “My parents have been taking me to lessons and competitions every weekend since I can remember” - Lydia Earthy interviews Jess Quirke
"04.04.2017 15:50:00" oxfordstudent.com Review: Gregory Alan Isakov at the Islington Assembly Hall - The Oxford Student Gregory Alan Isakov writes songs for travellers. He's an indie folk singer-songwriter whose work depicts places and people you can visit with a single listen – which explains why people travelled from miles around to hear him weave his stories in London "I write sad songs about space and stuff," quipped songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov on the last night of his European tour - but his show delivered so much more, writes Claire
"04.04.2017 11:47:27" oxfordstudent.com Twitter's revolutionary potential has been wasted - The Oxford Student Donald Trump's presidential campaign violated every norm and principle that we have come to take as law over the past century in politics. While commentators have spoken for decades about the Republicans' need to form a broad-church in their electoral One of Twitter's own engineers, Marina Zhao, tweeted on the 9th November that “Twitter helped in promoting Trump. Twitter helped in spreading falsehoods and lies.” - Lucinda Chamberlain
"04.04.2017 11:46:29" oxfordstudent.com Twitter's revolutionary potential has been wasted - The Oxford Student Donald Trump's presidential campaign violated every norm and principle that we have come to take as law over the past century in politics. While commentators have spoken for decades about the Republicans' need to form a broad-church in their electoral “Twitter helped in promoting Trump. Twitter helped in spreading falsehoods and lies.”
"03.04.2017 10:12:57" oxfordstudent.com Cambridge win women's boat race, Oxford takes men's - The Oxford Student Cambridge has won the 72nd women's boat race, setting a new time record, while Oxford fought to maintain a narrow lead in the 163rd men's. While the Cambridge women's boat set an astonishing time of 18:33- the first time the 19-minute mark has been
"02.04.2017 16:29:52" twitter.com The Oxford Student (@TheOxStu) | Twitter Deputy Editor Robert Jackson is live tweeting the Boat Races right now - it was an unlucky start for the women's team, but hopefully the men's team will take the victory in their race, starting soon.
"01.04.2017 09:39:47" oxfordstudent.com Oxford commissions portraits to reflect diversity - The Oxford Student Twenty-four people have been selected from over 100 names put forward by current and former members of the University, to have their portraits done and exhibited later this year. The criteria set for potential nominees was that they were to be living, to "The initiative aims to capture and celebrate a much broader range of individuals, and to reflect the rich diversity of Oxford's current academics and former students."
"31.03.2017 23:37:04" oxfordstudent.com Oxford pioneers 'Rent-a-Pup' scheme to combat student stress - The Oxford Student Oxford University will become the first higher education establishment in the UK to offer its students temporary care of a canine friend in an attempt to improve student welfare. Beginning with trial sessions next term, Oxford students will be allowed to "Beginning with trial sessions next term, Oxford students will be allowed to borrow one of five dogs owned by university officials for up to three hours at a time." - Claire Sims
"30.03.2017 10:49:08" oxfordstudent.com OxStu restaurant review: Cowley's Arbequina - The Oxford Student Ellie was looking particularly captivating the night we went to Arbequina. In fact, Nathan was so lost in her eyes that we missed the restaurant, which may have in part been contributed to by the spurious signage, which speaks folly of an optician's "The waiter whispered us sweet nothings about the mystique of mojama"
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"29.03.2017 10:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Defending the climate model - The Oxford Student In his famous allegory of the cave Plato suggests that there are a group of people, prisoners, facing a wall, unable to direct their vision at anything else. Behind them lies reality, which has its true form projected onto the wall the prisoners are "The aim when making a climate model is to recreate our world in pure maths and code" - Fynn McLennan
"29.03.2017 08:58:00" oxfordstudent.com Review: Beauty and the Beast - The Oxford Student “Rediscover a tale as old as time,” ran the tagline of the extensive marketing campaign which accompanied this remake's release. From the start, Disney have been aware of the sanctity of their source material; few animated films are so beloved or The "tale as old as time" dazzles in this adaptation - but does it live up to the hype?
"28.03.2017 20:40:34" oxfordstudent.com oxfordstudent.com Some events and exhibitions happening in Oxford and London during the Easter vacation.
"28.03.2017 16:48:53" oxfordstudent.com An Ode To The Demonised Grey Squirrel - The Oxford Student Watch what you say about grey squirrels. They'll come after you. Ask Councillor Howard Brookins, the US politician. He spoke out against them, but then a 'suicide bomber' squirrel launched itself in front of his bicycle, fracturing his skull and breaking "The links between non-native species and xenophobia run deeper than you might expect."
"27.03.2017 10:20:05" oxfordstudent.com In conversation with Flo Read - The Oxford Student Read the thoughts of Oxford graduate and playwright Flo Read on creativity, writing at university, and her progression into full-time theatre
"23.03.2017 17:11:27" oxfordstudent.com Carnage: Hard to Swallow - The Oxford Student This article contains reference to sexual acts and animal abuse, and graphic images. Carnage inspires laughter, disbelief and disgust. If you hate vegans, you will love it. If you are a vegan, you'll love it even more. The year is 2067. No one is a vegan This article contains reference to sexual acts, animal abuse, and graphic images.
"Amstell forces us to doubt how we define the boundaries of what is acceptable and what is not, by leading us to question what we have already done, and what we will go on
"20.03.2017 16:20:09" oxfordstudent.com New survey suggests Oxford students are the most unhappy in the UK - The Oxford Student 22% of students at Oxford and Oxford Brookes regret enrolling in higher education, according to a recent survey by Student Living (Sodexo). This result puts Oxford an astonishing ten percent ahead of its nearest rival, York; where a comparatively low 12 "22% of students at Oxford and Oxford Brookes regret enrolling in higher education, according to a recent survey by Student Living (Sodexo)." - Lizzie Shelmerdine
This article contains references to depression and mental illness.
"19.03.2017 18:15:01" oxfordstudent.com Truck Festival 2017: the 'anti major music festival' - The Oxford Student From one music fan to another, 21st-23rd of July are dates to save – Whether you'll be celebrating the end of your degree, or just the survival of another year, Hill Farm in Abingdon is the place you want to be. In honour of its 20th birthday, this year's
"19.03.2017 11:13:01" oxfordstudent.com Profile: David Pritchard - The Oxford Student “I'm not a great fan of cookery programs,” David Pritchard tells me without a hint of irony. “I noticed last week someone is making a tribute to Keith Floyd and the series we made in France – they even bought his old 2CV they say, although I don't “I don't think any other program has been commissioned on the strength of a tablecloth.”
"18.03.2017 17:00:01" oxfordstudent.com The Frontline of Identity Politics: Vanessa Friedman talks Fashion - The Oxford Student Our understanding of fashion resides in metaphors, is anchored in abstractions. Fashion is an art, fashion is a language. But when fashion embodies so many different worldviews, when it is used constantly and tactfully on public and private platforms, Sarah Bochicchio interviews Vanessa Friedman.
"18.03.2017 11:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Rounding up Grammys 2017 - The Oxford Student From the Cee Lo Green's alleged alter-ego Gnarly Davidson dressed in shocking resemblance to Ferrero Rocher gold wrappers to Adele's tear-jerking monologue confession of love addressed to Beyonce for her acceptance of Best Record of the Year, the 59th "This Grammys was more than just the conventional awards show. The musicians were using their platform to assert their political voices."
"17.03.2017 17:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Macbeth Combined with Minimalism - The Oxford Student It is hard to make Shakespeare feel fresh. Especially a play like Macbeth, performed so frequently and studied almost to exhaustion in schools. This Oxford university student production under the direction of Georgia Nicholson attempts to fashion the "At times, this pared-down approach adds a fresh sheen to the bard's familiar words." - Rosie Shakerchi
"17.03.2017 16:35:57" oxfordstudent.com oxfordstudent.com Excited for the Varsity football final this Sunday? Read our interview with the captains of the Blues, Laurence Wroe and Caroline Ward.
"17.03.2017 12:32:39" oxfordstudent.com Weston Library to host extensive Tolkien exhibition in 2018 - The Oxford Student The Bodleian Libraries will be home to a major new exhibition on the life and works of J. R. R. Tolkien in 2018. The exhibition, entitled “Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth”, will explore not only Tolkien's work in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, but Want to see a sneak peak of this landmark new Tolkien exhibition - including an elven watercolour he painted during his Finals in 1915?
"17.03.2017 12:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Oxford's perfect future? An interview with music promoter Simon Bailey - The Oxford Student Simon Bailey, the Oxford-based music promoter behind Future Perfect, is causing something of a sensation: “I think we did 79 gigs in Oxford last year, this year we're on course to double that”, he tells me nonchalantly. Future Perfect was founded only two Maddy Taylor discusses Oxford's music scene with promoter Simon Bailey.
"16.03.2017 18:30:28" oxfordstudent.com Profile: Angus Farquhar - The Oxford Student One of the final events of Turl Street Arts festival took place a little further afield last Monday afternoon: Angus Farquhar, artist and Creative Director of NVA, gave an intimate and impassioned talk about his work at the Ruskin. The main topic of his
"16.03.2017 11:32:04" oxfordstudent.com 'The essence of our humanity': Oxstu goes to International Mother Language Day - The Oxford Student On Saturday of 6th week Oriel had the honour of playing host to International Mother Language Day, promoting cultural diversity and multilingual education. The history of this event goes back to 1947, shortly after the British partition of India which saw "We are now losing many languages – it is estimated as many as one every fortnight."
"15.03.2017 22:10:06" oxfordstudent.com Jesus College to host summer school for Welsh students - The Oxford Student This August, a four-day summer school will be held at Jesus College for the brightest students from across Wales. Twenty-two students, all of whom are part of the Seren Network, will get the opportunity to attend, the aim being to give them a taste of JCR President, Rosie Morgan, commented: “The JCR is thrilled by any opportunity to increase access, both at a college and university level”
"15.03.2017 13:35:40" oxfordstudent.com Osney Open House residents relocate to East Oxford church - The Oxford Student A few hours ago, a church in East Oxford offered temporary accommodation to the 21 residents of the Osney Open House. The squatters were asked to leave the premises of the Old Power Station in Osney by 4pm today, after an interim possession order was “It's ridiculous that people are still on the streets in one of the richest cities in the world with so many empty buildings”
"14.03.2017 21:58:24" oxfordstudent.com The Threepenny Opera Review: A Tribute to Political and Architectural Drama - The Oxford Student The beautiful grounds of Wadham college are a long way away from Bertolt Brecht's vision of the dark criminal underbelly of Victorian London. Yet the most commanding achievement of Poppy Clifford and Louise Mayer-Jacqueline's production is its ability to "Acting and singing talent abound in this production." - Betty Yang
"14.03.2017 16:58:21" oxfordstudent.com In theory, in practice: Defending the climate model - The Oxford Student In his famous allegory of the cave Plato suggests that there are a group of people, prisoners, facing a wall, unable to direct their vision at anything else. Behind them lies reality, which has its true form projected onto the wall the prisoners are "The aim when making a climate model is to recreate our world in pure maths and code."
"14.03.2017 10:00:01" oxfordstudent.com French Socialists and American Populists: Political Polarisation - The Oxford Student Last week, the French Socialist Party's runoff primary elections ushered in a landslide victory for the most left-leaning candidate Benoît Hamon, former Minister of Education. He won with around 58% of the total votes cast – more than 2 million. Though Nicola Martini looks at the polarisation of political debate across the Western world.
"13.03.2017 23:47:16" oxfordstudent.com Brexit bill passes through Parliament - The Oxford Student The House of Lords has backed down over amendments to legislation to leave the European Union, paving the way for Theresa May to trigger Article 50, beginning Brexit. With proposed revisions to EU residency rights, and a Parliamentary vote on a final The Lords have passed the controversial bill, backing down on proposed revisions to EU residency rights - which could have serious implications for international students in the UK.
"13.03.2017 19:00:01" oxfordstudent.com Government unveils plans for fast-track degrees - The Oxford Student Government plans have been unveiled proposing that English Universities will be able to offer fast-track two year degrees. For such courses, they will be able to charge more than £14,000 a year, the price of three years worth of tuition fees. If The proposals are likely to be introduced by 2020.
"13.03.2017 15:00:00" oxfordstudent.com 'Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was' by Sjón - The Oxford Student October 1918, as the war is still raging in Europe, Katla, one of Iceland's largest volcanoes, paints the sky with black and red, while the Spanish Flu empties the winding streets of Reykjavík. The eternal night fast descending, the land of Ice and Fire "The juxtaposition of leprosy and homosexuality being but one example, Sjón's novella is intricately woven with overlapping images" - Adrian Su
"13.03.2017 12:00:01" oxfordstudent.com LMH to host homeopathy conference over Easter - The Oxford Student Lady Margaret Hall has come under fire from scientific groups for agreeing to host a conference for homeopathy over the Easter Vac. Michael Marshall, Project Director of The Good Thinking Society, attacked the college's decision to host the conference.
"13.03.2017 10:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Marat/Sade: Chaotic and Captivating - The Oxford Student Barricade Arts' second production of the term, Marat/Sade, transforms the Keble O'Reilly into the Charenton Asylum, in which the inmates perform the death of Jean Paul Marat under the direction of Madame Marquis de Sade. Combining clowning with song and "Combining clowning with song and philosophical discussion on nature and death, this production is dynamic and gripping."
- Georgie Murphy praises 'Marat/Sade'
"12.03.2017 21:15:01" oxfordstudent.com Trump's 'Muslim Ban' - The Oxford Student Back in 2009 – when 'prejudice' was for me still merely a vague and abstract idea, overshadowed by my preoccupation with discovering the Twilight saga (now is not the time to comment on my highbrow literary taste) – the first African American President of "President Trump's act signifies a politics so ruthlessly prejudiced against and fearful of what it does not understand that it dismisses human lives as “detrimental” and blatantly disregards moral responsibility towards the very lives it played a role in
"12.03.2017 17:15:01" oxfordstudent.com The future of Facebook: Building global community - The Oxford Student The inherent paradox in social media platforms such as Facebook is that they open up instantaneous communication on a global scale whilst insulating users ever more prohibitively within a social echochamber. Revolutions have been livestreamed across the Tom Gould explores the future of the world's most popular social networking site.
"12.03.2017 13:55:37" oxfordstudent.com Malala Yousafzai receives conditional offer for Oxford - The Oxford Student Pakistani girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai has received an AAA-conditional offer to study PPE at Lady Margaret Hall from 2017 If she meets the grades, she will follow in the footsteps of former, assassinated Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir "Lady Margaret Hall was the first of Oxford's colleges to admit women. After sitting her interview last December, Malala called it the hardest of her life, specifying that “I don't want to think back”."
- Robert Jackson on Malala Yousafzai's offer from
"11.03.2017 11:51:54" oxfordstudent.com Suspiria: Colourful but Clunky - The Oxford Student It takes a special kind of person to watch a very stylized – and very seventies – psychological horror film and decide to adapt it for the stage. Not least because it is an almost impossible task to transfer the suspense, the action and the gore to live Katie Carlson reviews the "refreshingly energetic" production of 'Suspiria'.
"10.03.2017 16:20:49" oxfordstudent.com Literary Innovation: Oxford Book Club Review and Panoptica Magazine - The Oxford Student The Oxford Book Club The Oxford Book Club is a regular fixture in the Oxford literary scene, providing a popup bookshop run by students. The club is now expanding online in the form of a website in which students can share book reviews and explore new
"10.03.2017 12:09:54" oxfordstudent.com Climate Change: We need scientific and sustainable solutions - The Oxford Student 'Since my birth here I am living with floods, coping with cyclones and fighting with hunger – where should I go?' Mr. Rokon Morol, a 35-year old fisherman, asked me this in April 2016, when I was visiting Gabura village of Shyamnagor upazila, Bangladesh. "Climate change is pushing threats to many livelihoods, causing massive devastation to the environment"
"09.03.2017 10:35:43" oxfordstudent.com Tales of a Monster: 'A Monster Calls' - The Oxford Student The history of monsters is just as long as the history of man. We grew up with them; they are the shadow at the corner of your eye, or that strange, out-of-nowhere noise in the dead of night, or the gigantic figure in a nightmare, with sharp claws to tear
"08.03.2017 20:51:38" oxfordstudent.com Oxford University gives Osney Open House residents five days to relocate - The Oxford Student Today in court Oxford University were granted an interim possession order to repossess the Old Mill at Osney, which has been inhabited by Osney Open House (formerly Iffley Open House) residents for the past ten days. The residents have been permitted 5 "Today in court Oxford University were granted an interim possession order to repossess the Old Mill at Osney, which has been inhabited by Osney Open House (formerly Iffley Open House) residents for the past ten days."
"08.03.2017 20:46:12" oxfordstudent.com Cru date: six wines for less than a fiver - The Oxford Student Buying wine on a budget can be a minefield. One moment you're congratulating yourself for locating a sub-£3 bargain, the next you're discovering it was actually just cordial in a glass bottle. Ready your glasses oenophiles, the OxStu has stooped to the "Ready your glasses oenophiles, the OxStu has stooped to the bottom shelf so you don't have to."
"08.03.2017 19:48:16" oxfordstudent.com Strictly Come La La Land: Oxstu Editors vs That Dance - The Oxford Student You may remember That Dance from the soon-to-be-Oscar winner La La Land. Well, we know what you've all been wondering. What would it look like if Oxstu deputy editor Lizzie Shelmerdine and former Oxstu deputy editor Louis Trupia attempted to unleash their "It turns out our short-term memory when it comes to dance moves is not dissimilar to that of a goldfish."
"08.03.2017 15:36:14" oxfordstudent.com The Tunnel of Silence: the Creative Function of Silence in a Post-truth World - The Oxford Student Fifty years ago, The Aesthetics of Silence was published in the multimedia magazine Aspen. In her essay, the writer, teacher, and political activist Susan Sontag examined the myths of silence and emptiness, questioning their creative and generative role. "A key part of language, silence is as dark is to light, as up is to down, as left is to right; one cannot exist without the other."
"08.03.2017 12:43:45" oxfordstudent.com Screen Tropes Discontinued: Use At Your Own Risk - The Oxford Student Some tropes in films and television are well-meaning or at least necessary given the limitations of the medium in question. Movies and TV are meant to be entertaining, so it makes sense that we often never see characters doing normal things like watching
"07.03.2017 21:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Indie Dive: Hardcore Henry - The Oxford Student For the last Indie Dive of term, I'm taking over what's usually Uju's classier section of the paper where she exposes the hidden gems of film, to talk about what is, at the end of the day, a rather dumb action film (sorry). The most striking thing about
"07.03.2017 19:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Ritual, Identity, and Cos: Discussing Clothes with Rev. Dr Melanie Marshall - The Oxford Student The Lincoln College Chaplain, Rev. Dr Melanie Marshall, is—in a word—effulgent. When I curl up to her rooms on a chilly Sunday afternoon, I unhesitatingly self-congratulate that this interview is the “best idea I've ever had.” And as Mel appears, my "Clerical attire, it turns out, is not just about religion."
"07.03.2017 17:29:54" oxfordstudent.com White wealthy privilege continues to protect sexual predators - The Oxford Student 18-year-old Andrew Boeckman, who was found in possession of 1,185 indecent images of children, as well as videos of a three-year-old being raped and children being forced to have sex with dogs, was spared jail and handed an 18-month suspended sentence "The privileged Eton schoolboy has been permitted to use his mother's maiden name (Pickard) on legal records so as to protect his identity and defend his wealthy family's reputation."
"07.03.2017 17:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Why TV is Never a Waste of Time - The Oxford Student All too often, watching television is branded as a “waste of time” – often by those who never really take the time to watch it themselves. What these people fail to recognise is the fact that TV brings with it a wide range of benefits, going far beyond "Both fictional characters and real figures still represent a source of admiration and inspiration for many adults"
"07.03.2017 14:10:00" oxfordstudent.com A struggle with history should have a place on the curriculum - The Oxford Student In the last few years, national campaigns such as 'Why Is My Curriculum White?', alongside local groups such as Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford, have started national conversations about decolonising university curricula. A recent campaign by students at SOAS "The values of freedom, self-determination and popular sovereignty are not the exclusive property of Western Europe"
"07.03.2017 11:43:23" oxfordstudent.com Review: Summer Heights High (2007) - The Oxford Student That a TV show where a man in his thirties dresses in drag and plays a teenage girl can be not only confusingly heartfelt but seem utterly realistic is a strange prospect. And yet Australian comedian Chris Lilley's genius six-part mockumentary series "The show is essentially an airing of society's failings and embedded prejudices, with the school acting as a microcosm."
"06.03.2017 21:00:02" oxfordstudent.com When Museums are Free but not Open - The Oxford Student Before we begin, let's get something out in the open: I really like museums. I like the way they smell of preservation; I like the deep rouge of the walls, the peculiarity of the mouldings and intricacy of the frames. I like that they are big and full and "Museums have recently sought to rebrand themselves as accessible and diverse."
"06.03.2017 19:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Rumours in retrospect: Revisiting Fleetwood Mac's seminal album on its 40th anniversary - The Oxford Student Fleetwood Mac's Rumours has just celebrated its 40th birthday and, even though there are probably thousands of articles dedicated to how special this album is already, I think it deserves at least one more. It's an album that is strangely omnipresent even "It transforms the private heartbreak of five people into something universal, and utterly unforgettable"
"06.03.2017 16:00:00" oxfordstudent.com On the fashion of rowing - The Oxford Student Every weekend it's the same story. I have to run back home at noon to change into weird clothes that I wouldn't wear in the city. If you walk by Isis, you would notice jackets of some boat clubs of the colleges. Leggings become clothes that both genders "The clothes that prepare us for sport are the clothes that transform us into athletes"
"06.03.2017 13:00:01" oxfordstudent.com “The most powerful man in the White House” - The Oxford Student One of the criticisms most frequently levelled at Donald Trump over the past year has been that he is a populist to the point of having no discernible ideology, with his only goal being to attain power. Indeed, this ideological promiscuity initially "There is indeed a figure in the White House whose adherence to his beliefs is nothing short of obsessive."
"06.03.2017 10:00:00" oxfordstudent.com Childhood Memories: Remembering Dick Bruna - The Oxford Student When I first learned of Dick Bruna's death I was, fittingly, sitting below the watchful eye of his most famous creation, Miffy, whose image hangs on the calendar above my desk. On 16th February, Bruna died at the age of 89, remembered by millions around
"05.03.2017 20:35:17" oxfordstudent.com Join The Oxford Student for Trinity 2017 - The Oxford Student The Oxford Student is now looking forward to assembling another great team of editors, writers, photographers, cartoonists and filmmakers to join us for Trinity Term! As the largest student publication in Oxford (according to OUSU…) our print edition There are under 4 hours left until applications close! If you want to be a member of The Oxford Student team next term, which includes the exciting, newly-created position of Investigations Editor, then do apply!
"05.03.2017 18:42:54" oxfordstudent.com It's Time for Wenger to Face the Comfy Chair - The Oxford Student For nearly a decade now, there have been murmurs of discontent regarding Arsène Wenger's management of Arsenal. As Arsenal see yet another Premier League title slip from their grasp, those murmurs are quickly becoming a roar. It's fairly easy to pinpoint "Arsenal are overly reliant on performances from Özil and Sanchez to keep them going week to week"
"04.03.2017 18:48:50" oxfordstudent.com Oxford named UK's least affordable city - again - The Oxford Student Oxford has once again been named the UK's least affordable city by the Lloyds Bank's Affordable Cities Review. Now, the average home price is nearly 11 times the annual gross average earnings. Home affordability is measured by comparing average city house Lloyds has been recording this analysis of housing affordability since 2004.
"04.03.2017 14:25:09" oxfordstudent.com Profile: Hassan Elouhabi - The Oxford Student Its 8 o' clock on a Monday evening when I get the opportunity to speak to possibly one of the most prolific, important, and influential figures to the Oxford student community – Hassan Elouhabi, the face of Hassan's kebab van on Broad Street. Despite "To be fair, I'm just focusing on my [kebab van]. This is my White House and I'm just focussing on this."
"03.03.2017 11:59:44" oxfordstudent.com Meet the locals: an interview with Be Good - The Oxford Student “We go through different pairs of words, but for me at the moment I think of it as messy R&B”, says Be Good singer Ash, when I ask how they define their music. “Sex-pop” is Charlie's alternative, “but I don't think you can really get away with that in "While Be Good are hesitant to call themselves 'unique', theirs isn't a well-worn path in Oxford."
"02.03.2017 22:05:10" oxfordstudent.com Restaurant Review: Gäf's indulgence impresses - The Oxford Student We never found out what 'Gäf' means, and although it sounds like something out of an IKEA catalogue, this restaurant has real individuality. The interior is sleek and minimalistic without feeling soulless, and the wooden furnishings feel homely and "If you're looking for somewhere in Oxford that's refined, stylish and verging on radical, Gäf is the place to go."
"02.03.2017 11:58:56" oxfordstudent.com Suspiria: Tense, Terrifying and Exciting - The Oxford Student Suspiria is outrageously dramatic and unapologetic for the fact. Hannah Kessler, who has adapted and directed this show, describes it as “Enid Blyton meets Saw.” An intriguing premise. I was lucky enough to catch a complete run through in rehearsals and, 'Suspiria' is to be performed in the Pilch Studio until Saturday 4th March.
"01.03.2017 16:33:09" oxfordstudent.com OxStu talks to the brains behind Lou Lou's Vintage Fair - The Oxford Student This past Saturday, the Oxford Town Hall was the most recent venue for Lou Lou's Vintage Fair. This award-winning vintage fair travels throughout the United Kingdom, delivering a wealth of vintage fashion wherever they come. OxStu was fortunate enough to
"01.03.2017 12:17:59" oxfordstudent.com Christ Church to Face Teddy Hall in Cuppers Final - The Oxford Student Played only a stone's throw away from Iffley itself, at Christ Church grounds, the geographical proximity of the opening Cuppers semi-final match is fitting, as it mirrors the progression to the business end of the tournament, where the history books are Teddy Hall went on to beat Christ Church 1-0 in the final.
"01.03.2017 11:16:30" oxfordstudent.com Join The Oxford Student for Trinity 2017 - The Oxford Student The Oxford Student is now looking forward to assembling another great team of editors, writers, photographers, cartoonists and filmmakers to join us for Trinity Term! As the largest student publication in Oxford (according to OUSU…) our print edition A reminder that there is less than *ONE HOUR* to apply for the highly-esteemed position of Editor-in-Chief for TT17!
"28.02.2017 21:00:02" oxfordstudent.com Marat/Sade: A Preview - The Oxford Student Transforming the respectable, well-carpeted Christ Church TV room into a post-French Revolution mental asylum is no easy task. Nevertheless, the cast of Marat/Sade, in the three intense scenes they showcased for me, achieved it to perfection. Featuring a Marat/Sade is on at Keble's O'Reilly Theatre from Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th March.
"28.02.2017 19:24:26" oxfordstudent.com Oxford University sees 11% rise in EU applicants since Brexit - The Oxford Student There has been an 11% rise in EU applicants this year, according to the University's recently created Brexit Strategy Office. 2417 students applied to study at Oxford in 2016, up from 2169 in 2015. Between 2011 and 2014, meanwhile, the number of "I don't think the leave campaign were worrying about student numbers or teaching [...] If the issue had been about universities, we wouldn't have had the referendum in the first
"28.02.2017 18:40:00" oxfordstudent.com Review: 'All for Nothing' by Walter Kempowski - The Oxford Student Daring and fearless in its subject matter and outlook, All for Nothing, by Walter Kempowski is a sublime historical fiction, translated from the German by Anthea Bell, and appearing in English paperback for the first time last year. Set in East Prussia, Review: 'All for Nothing' by Walter Kempowski
"28.02.2017 17:20:00" oxfordstudent.com Kim Jong Un's nephew turns down Oxford offer: report - The Oxford Student Kim Han Sol, the nephew of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, has reportedly turned down an offer to study at an Oxford graduate college over fears that his uncle could have him assassinated. It is widely believed that Kim Han Sol's father, Kim Jong Nam, "He was advised by Chinese security agents that he could not be protected while studying at the university."
"28.02.2017 16:10:00" oxfordstudent.com We need to start talking about suicide - The Oxford Student Suicide – it's the leading cause of death for young people aged between 20 and 34 in the UK. One person in the UK will take their own life at least every two hours, and globally that figure rises to one every 30 seconds. 1 in 20 of us will die as the "Those who experience suicidal thoughts often experience feelings of guilt, making it harder to talk about."
"28.02.2017 13:16:15" oxfordstudent.com Join The Oxford Student for Trinity 2017 - The Oxford Student The Oxford Student is now looking forward to assembling another great team of editors, writers, photographers, cartoonists and filmmakers to join us for Trinity Term! As the largest student publication in Oxford (according to OUSU…) our print edition We are recruiting for Trinity Term 2017!
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"28.02.2017 12:55:53" oxfordstudent.com OUSU protest accompanies Iffley Open House Move - The Oxford Student On Monday 27th February On Your Doorstep, the OUSU homelessness campaign held a protest in Radcliffe Square to campaign for more space to be given to the homeless by Oxford University. Fifteen people attended the event and they were able to get a photo "We are disappointed about the mismatch between the attitude of the community and the attitude of leaseholders."
"27.02.2017 23:06:03" oxfordstudent.com Moonlight: Review of the ACS Advance Screening - The Oxford Student “It's like watching a feeling”. Raleigh Ritchie's expression of what it is to experience Moonlight says it all. On February 12th, the Oxford University African and Caribbean Society hosted an advance screening of Moonlight at The Phoenix Picturehouse. The "Moonlight is a powerful film about important themes portrayed honestly. The film does not hold your hand."
"27.02.2017 17:49:17" oxfordstudent.com 'And the winner is…': The modern value of award shows - The Oxford Student Hollywood is drawing to the end of movie awards season, with stars and films alike receiving some of the industry's most-coveted titles. The internet is awash with videos of acceptance speeches and on-stage performances, and style bloggers are in their "Arguably the most important role of award ceremonies...is their ability to inspire."
"27.02.2017 11:34:02" oxfordstudent.com C'est la vi-llian: Hollywood - The Oxford Student Alfred Hitchcock once said: 'The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture'. “Villain” however, didn't clearly mean “bad guy” till the 1800s. The Medieval Latin villanus meant villager, which went on to be used to describe those outside C'est la vi-llian: Hollywood
"26.02.2017 15:31:42" oxfordstudent.com What 'X' Changes Everything? Highlights From TEDxOxford - The Oxford Student TEDxOxford has grown quickly over the years: what started as a hundred people in the Keble O'Reilly in 2011 has grown to 1800 this year, and has now graduated to the New Theatre. Chris Williams, the day's MC, highlighted this achievement in the welcome "TEDxOxford provided a stimulating range of speakers and responses to what the 'X' that changes everything could be."
"26.02.2017 11:49:40" oxfordstudent.com 'Art for the Heart' at the Oxford Students' Disability Community - The Oxford Student An inclusive society, the Oxford Students' Disability Community (OSDC) aims to promote understanding of disabilities and to bring together students with, or interested in, disabilities, to support them and to create a space of communication. It must be "Art is something human beings just come to do naturally because, before we have learned our letters, it is the most important way of expression and communication."
"25.02.2017 17:51:31" oxfordstudent.com Why Netflix Originals are Overtaking Television - The Oxford Student The recent announcement that Netflix is branching out into the world of merchandise only serves to remind us of the overwhelming success of their original content. With hits such as Stranger Things and Orange is the New Black sporting the label of "One of the main benefits of their original content is its diversity"
"25.02.2017 13:30:39" oxfordstudent.com Live Review: Twin Peaks at The Joiners - The Oxford Student When Chicago-natives Jack Dolan (bassist/vocalist), Cadien Lake James (guitarist/vocalist), Clay Frankel (guitarist/vocalist), and Connor Brodner (drummer) first formed Twin Peaks in high school and went on their first tour senior year, they could most "Their performance was a conversation between band and audience that never slackened."
"25.02.2017 11:51:57" oxfordstudent.com Investigation: students overwhelmingly believe Oxford has a homelessness problem - The Oxford Student 98.5% of students surveyed believe there is a homelessness problem in Oxford In an investigation carried out by the Oxford Student, 98.5% of participants stated that they think there is a homelessness problem in the city. Only one respondent answered in "The survey found that 99% of students think there is a homelessness problem in the city centre."
"24.02.2017 15:25:51" oxfordstudent.com Fury as councillors insult LGBTQ community and the homeless - The Oxford Student Two Oxford councillors have come under heavy fire this week for comments insulting the LGBTQ community and the homeless. John Tanner, Labour Councillor for Littlemore, branded Oxford's homeless “a disgrace”, while Julia Gasper, a parish councillor Tanner told BBC Oxford that those who sleep rough are “a real blight” on the city.
"24.02.2017 12:51:52" oxfordstudent.com Review: T2 Trainspotting - The Oxford Student Choose glomping and romping across Edinburgh, choose drunken brawls, choose drugged-up sprints, choose backstabbing and memory making. Choose the iconic lists of “choose” set to life affirming music. Choose T2 Trainspotting. Strangely affecting, choice is "The descent to depravity has never been more fun, and the turbo-charged pace of the film means there is never a dull moment."
"23.02.2017 20:21:14" oxfordstudent.com Join The Oxford Student for Trinity 2017 - The Oxford Student The Oxford Student is now looking forward to assembling another great team of editors, writers, photographers, cartoonists and filmmakers to join us for Trinity Term! As the largest student publication in Oxford (according to OUSU…) our print edition Applications are now open to join the Oxford Student for Trinity 2017 - all the information's in the link below, but do get in touch with any questions about the roles!
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"23.02.2017 17:10:28" oxfordstudent.com Inspiring the Dreaming Spires: The Power of Vlogging - The Oxford Student 'I can't think of any reason why someone would watch a vlog', my dad asserted dismissively as I attempted to explain the premise of this article, 'I just don't get it'. Vlogging, it seems, is very much the product of a generation which has grown up "This perspective has to show 'warts and all' or the enterprise is self-defeating."
"23.02.2017 09:28:16" oxfordstudent.com Gilmore Girls: 'A Year in the Life' and the culture of revivals - The Oxford Student In an age where news of television and film revivals is so frequent that it increasingly seems to be met with a chorus of despairing sighs, Netflix's announcement that they were making Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life appeared to be an exception to the "It is as though the creators temporarily forgot the very premise behind a 'revival'"
"22.02.2017 16:39:10" oxfordstudent.com Screen Lover's Guide: Apps - The Oxford Student Loving films and television can be a full time job. To get your screen fix on the go, here are some mobile apps you will definitely want to check out. Platforms to watch movies | “not just Netflix” Netflix Despite the title of this section, I had to Screen Lover's Guide: Apps
"22.02.2017 13:39:23" oxfordstudent.com Now this is how you play Beethoven: A review of Andras Schiff's Beethoven Piano Sonatas - The Oxford Student Released in late 2016, the complete box set of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas played by Andras Schiff, is now available on the ECM label. Schiff chooses to present the sonatas in chronological order, so, as he says, to give a sense of the evolution of "The encores included with this set are a real bonus, representing some of the most beautiful music in the set."
"21.02.2017 15:19:05" oxfordstudent.com Harassed in their own house: violence against healthcare personnel - The Oxford Student 'The physician amuses the patient while nature cures the disease': French philosopher and historian Voltaire said this, though the current scenario is totally the opposite. Managing a patient is not at all amusing for the doctors, particularly in "Doctors and hospitals have become easy scapegoats for other fundamental problems"
"21.02.2017 11:39:46" oxfordstudent.com An Interview with the Oxford Author Victoria Blake - The Oxford Student Author of a series of successful books, Victoria Blake was brought up in The Queen's College, Oxford, where her father, renowned historian Lord Blake, served as the provost from 1968 to 1987. Blake herself read History at Lady Margaret Hall and afterwards "I'm very conscious of my reader, of the privilege of being read. You want to make it worth their while."
"20.02.2017 22:15:37" oxfordstudent.com “Theresa Appeaser- Not My Prime Minister” - The Oxford Student This pleasingly precise rhyme was just one of the placards waved at Stand Up To Racism's protest of Donald Trump's executive travel ban on Monday evening, thought to have been attended by over 2,500 people. It was obvious that some had come directly from "May's speech was drenched in historicism, looking backwards to a selectively glorious history of the United States and United Kingdom"
"20.02.2017 17:16:43" oxfordstudent.com Oxford denies plans to set up French campus - The Oxford Student The University of Oxford has denied that it intends to set up a satellite campus in France. The denial came after the Telegraph reported that Oxford, along with at least one other Russell Group university, had been in talks with French officials about Oxford denies plans to set up French campus.
"20.02.2017 13:34:08" oxfordstudent.com The Rising Stars of Croft and Pearce: An Interview - The Oxford Student Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce are two Oxford Graduates who have since become the comedy double act 'Croft and Pearce'. Currently, they are touring a sell-out Edinburgh show and have also had their own series on BBC Radio 4. They come to the Old Fire "We had time on our hands, a desire to perform, and some terrible day jobs that were just asking to be written into sketches.”"
"19.02.2017 18:55:19" oxfordstudent.com The Oxford Imps: A Review - The Oxford Student Bursting with youthful exuberance, the Oxford Imps dance their way onto the stage and are introduced to us by Giles Gear, who is in charge of opening the evening's proceedings. Gear briefly warms the audience up and explains how transitions between the "The Oxford Imps as a collective sing to a score that punches all Fifth Week Blues right in the face."
"17.02.2017 19:30:59" oxfordstudent.com How to Eat a Chocolate Digestive and Other Biscuits - The Oxford Student Ok, hold the fuck up, we need to talk about biscuits. The world's troubles are paused for as long this takes you to read. How do you eat a chocolate digestive? Because apparently people do this in a way different than I do, and knowing people live their "I just fail to understand why you want to take a solid food and dissolve it into mush."
"17.02.2017 13:49:04" oxfordstudent.com The Modern Struggle of Being Too Clothes Minded - The Oxford Student “I've never understood the fashion industry, those people are so clothes minded” Though you can rely on this pun to enlighten you on how to create comedy gold; do not trust it to accurately enlighten you on how many people really have clothes on their "If you want to do well in the workplace, it seems that it has become essential to carefully consider your clothing choice."
"16.02.2017 23:50:33" oxfordstudent.com People Watching, Plumb Puddings and Spiders: The New Writing Festival Opening Gala - The Oxford Student The New Writing Festival's Opening Gala consisted of four scenes and one short play. These were: Ellie Siora's 'A Very Serious Scene', 'Sometimes Silence' by Sarah Grunnah, 'Aristeas' by Linden Hogarth, 'Cigarrete in the Sky', also by Sarah Grunnah and "The quality of the writing was impressive across all five pieces – ranging from hilariously witty to ominously unnerving"
"16.02.2017 19:34:27" docs.google.com Homelessness in Oxford - The Oxford Student The Oxford Student's survey into homelessness in the city, Hilary 2017 Survey closes 24th February The Oxford Student's survey on homelessness in Oxford closes this Sunday - many thanks to all those who have taken the time to reply so far.
"16.02.2017 14:47:53" oxfordstudent.com 3 Science-Fiction Technologies Which Could Become Reality - The Oxford Student Science fiction is, in my wholly unqualified opinion, the best of the literary and screen genres. Its imaginative potential is limitless, providing a blank canvas onto which one can project all manner of intriguing moral, philosophical and entertaining "For many of these technologies, we need dream no longer thanks to the wonders of science and technology."
"16.02.2017 10:11:02" oxfordstudent.com The Homecoming: A Freudian Reading Is a Bit Too Obvious - The Oxford Student This is not a show to beat the fifth week blues. And frankly, thank god for that. Dark, cruel, and deeply sinister, this new production of the Harold Pinter classic is a delightfully absurdist tonic to our horribly absurd time. With its story of a family "With its story of a family reunion gone terribly wrong, the play is unafraid to deal with class and gender politics"
"15.02.2017 20:15:23" oxfordstudent.com Ken Russell's 'Teddy Girls and Boys' - The Oxford Student “What's wrong with teddy girls?” asks the headline of the 1955 article which opens this exhibition, and indeed, one might well ask. In the brightly lit and minimalist foyer to The North Wall Arts Centre, viewers are met with dozens of character studies of "Russell's subjects are always interacting with their surroundings, some more overtly than others"
"15.02.2017 16:20:08" oxfordstudent.com Preview: OUDS New Writing Festival - The Oxford Student Katrina Gaffney and Megan Husain attend previews of two of the New Writing Festival Plays – The Optimists and Proper Conduct. Both plays leave the reviewers excited and hopeful for the pieces that are being performed in Oxford this week. The Optimists 'The Optimists' and 'Proper Conduct' are both being performed at the Burton Taylor Studio this week.
"15.02.2017 12:25:03" oxfordstudent.com From the rooftops of Saigon to the deserts of Iraq - The Oxford Student The Vietnam War ended not with a bang but a whimper. On 29th April 1975, from the rooftop of 22 Ly Tu Trong Street in District 1 of Saigon, a ladder was erected. A group of South Vietnamese people desperately tried to reach a US helicopter; they were US "One target will inevitably be the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Iraqis"
"15.02.2017 07:53:00" oxfordstudent.com Anna Karenina is fearless, spirited and surprising: A Preview - The Oxford Student Staging Anna Karenina is a tricky business. For a start, you have to chisel down one thousand pages and repackage it into a two-hour spectacle, no mean feat for a text that needs no further advertisement than that of being 'the greatest book ever "The two elements that really make this production are a talented cast and a sensitive, nuanced score."
"14.02.2017 21:10:54" oxfordstudent.com Oxhub Spotlight: Project Soup - The Oxford Student Project Soup saw in 2nd week with a lot of crusty bread and yummy social action (did I mention the soup?). Over 80 students and Oxford residents came together in East Oxford Community Centre to share soup, cake and live music. The main feature of the An interview with two committee members of Project Soup.
"14.02.2017 16:32:07" oxfordstudent.com 'Eloquence in Art': Raphael's Drawings in the Ashmolean's Print Room - The Oxford Student Walking into the print room in the Ashmolean I was first struck by the room itself – the friendly, musty smell from the old books lining the walls; drawers enticingly entitled 'Turner' or 'Ruskin'; the small semicircle of chairs sitting in front of a "Raphael's pen shows through both his sketching and writing the connection between hand and mind, clearly portraying motion, restlessness, and intense bursts of fluid
"14.02.2017 13:36:57" oxfordstudent.com The View from Nepal - The Oxford Student So my travels had begun. I got up at 5am in order to walk to the looking tower at Nagarkot for sunrise. However, the looking tower was further away than I had expected and so I arrived at about 7am, having stopped at every viewpoint in between in an "Going alone was incredibly stupid of me as the path was downhill, wet and consequently very slippery."
"14.02.2017 11:01:56" oxfordstudent.com Live Review: C Duncan comes to The Bullingdon - The Oxford Student 'I am in tune, I was just playing the wrong chord,' Duncan says, abashed, grinning endearingly at the crowd. It was perhaps the only mistake of the evening for the meticulous performer, who occupies a unique space in popular music. After studying music "Nothing was lost in the transition from record to live show, and with his compositions that's no mean feat."
"13.02.2017 20:35:12" Timeline Photos Are you involved in a project with a high social or environmental impact?
The Oxford Student is looking for two projects to feature in the Impact Journalism Day, an international collaborative event promoting student journalism and social enterprise.
"13.02.2017 15:38:57" oxfordstudent.com Abuse is regarded as a dirty little secret – even within our JCR welfare teams - The Oxford Student CN: Abuse, manipulation, silencing JCR committees are strange. Sometimes they are approached and joined by those who have a genuine desire to make improvements for the JCR. But, more often than not in my opinion, they are spied as opportunities to gain "We still have a lot of work to do in terms of how we think of welfare and how we think to treat victims of abuse."
"13.02.2017 12:59:13" oxfordstudent.com Iffley Open House ordered to vacate within two weeks - The Oxford Student Iffley Open House has received notice from Wadham College to vacate the old VW garage on Iffley Road by the 27th February. Despite an agreement reached last month between the group and leaseholders Midcounties Co-operative, Wadham confirmed this week that "Iffley Open House, which has been occupying the college-owned property for the past six weeks, is now searching for alternative accommodation to house its 20 residents."
"13.02.2017 10:36:43" oxfordstudent.com The Return of RAG Blind Date - The Oxford Student RAG Blind Date returns this week: having raised £3000 last year and had a significant beneficial impact on the charities RAG chose to support, its safe to say the event combines serving a hugely worthwhile cause with raucous Hilary hilarity. With RAG "Bring your pet rat. Always a great conversation starter – particularly if your date is uncomfortable about rodents."
"12.02.2017 23:01:42" oxfordstudent.com Profile: Jessica Carbino, Tinder Sociologist - The Oxford Student Jessica Carbino is everything you would expect a tinder sociologist to be: very American, confident, beautiful, and clearly extremely intelligent. She is kind enough to meet me in her the lobby of her hotel, The Eastgate, a short while before she speaks "When you smile you make yourself far more likely to be swiped right on – actually 14% more likely"
"12.02.2017 14:13:53" oxfordstudent.com First Ever Double-Header Varsity Football Match Announced - The Oxford Student This week the Oxford and Cambridge University Football Clubs revealed that, for the first time in history, both the women's and men's teams will play on the same day at the same venue. The news follows successful negotiations with Barnet Football Club, For the first time in history, both the women's and men's teams will play on the same day, at the same venue.
"12.02.2017 11:22:34" oxfordstudent.com OxStu ranked alongside "Buzzfeed, BBC, CNN" by St Benet's JCR - The Oxford Student In a motion passed last weekend, St Benet's JCR voted to rank the Oxford Student alongside other established news outlets including the BBC and CNN. The proposal was approved almost unanimously, with a majority of 19 to 2. According to an article "The editors of the Oxford Student, in response to Cherwell's claims that the publication 'suffered a major setback at the hands of the St Benet's JCR', are said to have been at the
"11.02.2017 18:23:45" oxfordstudent.com Under-Recognized: The Rise of Men's Fashion - The Oxford Student When you hear the words 'fashion week,' typically the first image to pop into your head is one of the long catwalks of New York, London, Paris and Milan, featuring beautiful, tall, and thin women dressed exquisitely in the newest designs. For the most “For the first time American men realized that clothing should not be worn to hide the natural lines of the body”
"11.02.2017 14:29:34" oxfordstudent.com Oxford Town vs. Gown Boxing Match - The Oxford Student Last Friday evening, a fresh excitement gripped the Oxford Union, breathing new life into the dark wood and maroon walls. On entering the grand venue often associated with speeches by specialists and debates between politicians, it might have been an odd "The competition...celebrates the diverse and thriving boxing community in and around Oxford."
"11.02.2017 11:58:19" docs.google.com Homelessness in Oxford - The Oxford Student The Oxford Student's survey into homelessness in the city, Hilary 2017 Survey closes 24th February The Oxford Student is conducting an investigation on homelessness in the city - whether you're an undergraduate or a postgraduate, we're interested to hear your thoughts through the survey
"11.02.2017 11:50:39" oxfordstudent.com Asbestos closes Zoology and Experimental Psychology building - The Oxford Student The university's Tinbergin building will be evacuated from Monday morning after extensive deposits of asbestos were uncovered early last week. University authorities have said that the teaching of those studying some science degrees will be severely "The announcement that the building would have to be shut was made in a staff meeting at 1pm on Friday afternoon."
"10.02.2017 19:33:46" oxfordstudent.com Not our business? The politics of depoliticising our student movement - The Oxford Student Much has been said during the recent OUSU election debates – and across the country more generally – about the futility or general irrelevance of the student movement, its propensity for unnecessary “posturing“ on international issues, and its incessant The politics of depoliticising our student movement.
"10.02.2017 17:08:42" oxfordstudent.com Southgate to liberate England from tactical wilderness - The Oxford Student Gareth Southgate sat motionless, deep into the six additional minutes at White Hart Lane, the stern look plastered on his face starkly juxtaposed with the rapturous noise echoing around the ground. The newly appointed England manager had the demeanour of "Defensively, Southgate has options, and his main job will be to settle upon a combination that is comfortable in possession"
"10.02.2017 13:41:56" oxfordstudent.com Three Men in a Boot: A Rather Sketchy Show: A Preview - The Oxford Student Georgie Murphy speaks to Olly Jackson and Jack Sutton. Three Men in a Boot: A Rather Sketchy Show is an evening of stand up comedy and sketches, taking place at the Jacqueline du Pre Music Building at St. Hilda's College for one night only (Friday 10th 'Three Men in a Boot: A Rather Sketchy Show' will be performed for one night only: Friday 10th February.
"10.02.2017 11:50:01" oxfordstudent.com Ahmed's nominated for British Kebab Awards 2017 - The Oxford Student Ahmed's Bar B-Q has been nominated for Kebab Van of the Year in the 2017 British Kebab Awards. Better known as Ahmed's, the High Street institution is one of only ten establishments to be nominated in the country. Speaking to the Oxford Student, "The High Street institution is one of only ten establishments to be nominated in the country."
"09.02.2017 23:05:30" oxfordstudent.com Alexandra Shulman leaves British Vogue - The Oxford Student On January 24, Alexandra Shulman, the longest-serving editor of British Vogue, announced that she would be stepping down, a shock to the system after her quarter of a century at the publication. Appointed on January 23, 1992—twenty five years and one day "Shulman set a steady pace for changing the face of the industry."
"09.02.2017 22:11:34" oxfordstudent.com Kate Cole elected OUSU president for 2017/18 - The Oxford Student Kate Cole will be the next OUSU president, after convincingly beating opponent Vivian Holmes in a record turnout for the student union elections. With 4002 ballots cast, Cole picked up 56% of the vote compared to Holmes' 34%. The total turnout was 4,454, "With 4002 ballots cast, Cole picked up 56% of the vote compared to Holmes' 34%"
"09.02.2017 15:25:43" oxfordstudent.com Sixteen organisations compete in RAG charity ballot - The Oxford Student Every year, Oxford Raise and Give supports four charities – two local, two national or international – which are selected by ballot. These charities share RAG's fundraising profits for the following academic year. This week, students have the chance to There are fewer than three hours left to cast your vote in the RAG Charity Ballot 2017.
"09.02.2017 11:06:03" oxfordstudent.com Review: 'LinguaMania' at the Ashmolean - The Oxford Student In the uncertain global climate of 2017, there is more need than ever for us to celebrate diversity, find common connections and communicate with each other, and what better way to do so than through a shared exploration and appreciation of languages? "Diversity was celebrated, common connections were found and people began to communicate with each other in ever more fascinating ways."
"09.02.2017 09:56:32" oxfordstudent.com Meat Free Mondays: Why So Much Beef? - The Oxford Student You never know when history is about to happen. One minute, it's a Sunday night JCR meeting. The next, war is near. The already tiny territory of Corpus Christi College, internationally recognised as Oriel 0th Quad (de facto independent), was threatened Meat Free Mondays: Why So Much Beef?
"09.02.2017 07:03:26" oxfordstudent.com Oxford English Dictionary considering inclusion of Trump expressions - The Oxford Student Such phrases as Trumpertantrum, trumpkin, and trumponomics fuelled by the strong feelings engendered by the newly elected tangerine president of the U.S, will be considered for entry into the OED. The pejorative terms have stemmed mainly from debates "A trumpertantrum refers to one of his angry tweets, whilst a trumpkin is a pumpkin carved to resemble Trump."
"08.02.2017 19:01:39" oxfordstudent.com Shoes, Spirits and Sconcing on My Very First Crewdate - The Oxford Student Of all of Oxford's eccentric traditions, perhaps crewdates are the hardest to explain without prompting raised eyebrows and snorts of derision. On the surface they hardly seem unique – getting intoxicated over an e-coli ridden curry is pretty much par for "The curry may have tasted a bit like spicy cardboard but you don't go to a crewdate for fine dining"
"08.02.2017 16:53:30" oxfordstudent.com An Interview with Sammy Glover: Director of Suddenly Last Summer - The Oxford Student It's a drizzly Wednesday morning, and I'm sipping on an Americano in the foyer of the Oxford Playhouse. I'm meeting with Sammy Glover, member of the Experimental Theatre Club and director of Suddenly Last Summer, which runs here next week. Glover is 'Suddenly Last Summer' is on at the Oxford Playhouse from Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th February.
"08.02.2017 14:25:04" oxfordstudent.com Why the Labour Party's Grammar Schools Policy is a Sham of Equality - The Oxford Student 'Corbyn launches anti-grammar schools campaign', says the headline on schoolsweek.co.uk, back in September. 'The newly re-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will launch a national campaign against plans to open new grammar schools in England', says the "Currently 32 grammar schools exist across Kent alone. There are none in the whole of the North East."
"08.02.2017 12:06:13" oxfordstudent.com Greg Rutherford talks track at the Oxford Union - The Oxford Student Greg Rutherford is very down to earth about the sport that won him an Olympic gold medal in 2012; “I'm good at jumping” he surmises. “I run in a straight line, and jump into a pit of sand”. His speech and question and answer session at the Oxford Union “For me, there's got to be a level of danger in my life, otherwise I get very bored very quickly.”
"08.02.2017 09:07:09" oxfordstudent.com Is Netflix Destroying Our Culture? - The Oxford Student Netflix. It's impossible not to be familiar with the term by now, whether because you have indulged in the practice or your newsfeed was spammed with the famous Netflix and Chill idiom. Once a DVD subscription based service, it has quickly, and somewhat "It's become a mass consumer drug with a $8.99-a-month prescription and the withdrawal symptoms are quite real."
"07.02.2017 20:45:21" oxfordstudent.com Brexit principles are procrastination, not a plan - The Oxford Student Chris Allnutt argues that the White Paper might as well be blank, for all it details The government's official policy document for leaving the European Union was published on Thursday, with the aim of clarifying the plans for the country's departure from Chris Allnutt argues that the White Paper might as well be blank, for all it details.
"07.02.2017 18:36:36" oxfordstudent.com Four Lions is a First Rate Play: A Review - The Oxford Student The poet Shailja Patel called Urdu a 'language of dancing peacocks / rosewater fountains / even its curses are beautiful.' She might change her mind if she saw Adham Smart and Johnny Lucas' stage adaptation of Four Lions; the most bilingual play Oxford "Adham, Johnny and their team have taken a cult movie and made it into a first rate play."
"07.02.2017 16:02:48" oxfordstudent.com Oxford United Shock Giants Newcastle - The Oxford Student Oxford United continued their FA Cup run with a giant-killing – and deserved – win against Newcastle United on Saturday. Perhaps unfairly overshadowed by wins by Lincoln City and Wolverhampton Wanderers against lofty opposition on the same day, Oxford's "Oxford's victory takes them into the FA Cup fifth round for the first time in 23 years."
"07.02.2017 11:56:34" oxfordstudent.com Oxford Woes: Enjoyment Policy - The Oxford Student Students today are overwhelmed with images and information telling them how to 'do uni right' and 'make the most of your time' there. We constantly hear that these three or so years are destined to be 'the best days of your life', leaving students who may Oxford Woes: Enjoyment Policy
"07.02.2017 09:35:20" oxfordstudent.com Polls open for OUSU elections - The Oxford Student Voting has opened in the OUSU elections for 2017/18, following a fortnight of campaigning and hustings. The two candidates for President, Kate Cole and Vivian Holmes, are running on opposing slates which endorse students for the other sabbatical "The OUSU president, along with the five sabbatical positions also up for election this week, will be responsible for representing the University's 22,000 students."
"06.02.2017 22:00:25" oxfordstudent.com Prostitutes and Petunias on London Road: A Review - The Oxford Student Prostitution, petunias, serial killers and community. These issues might seem to be an unconventional combination and yet they all come together seamlessly in 'London Road.' This is a musical that follows the community in Ipswich who found themselves 'London Road': A Review
"06.02.2017 17:36:18" oxfordstudent.com Keble Arts Festival: The Highlights - The Oxford Student For one week each year, amongst the beautiful red brick of Keble, artists of all method and motivation emerge for a very special occasion, one perfect for both those who already emerge themselves in the arts, and for those who are just looking for a taste Keble Arts Festival takes place from Monday 6th February to Saturday 11th February.
"06.02.2017 14:08:33" oxfordstudent.com 'Prevention is better than cure' - Oxford leads in vaccine research - The Oxford Student Like wars and famine, infectious diseases are an eternal challenge to human progress and development. They remain among the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and their links with climate "Vaccine research is now the key scientific focus in infectious diseases throughout the globe."
"06.02.2017 10:34:55" oxfordstudent.com "Widespread outage to services" reported by IT Services - The Oxford Student Oxford University IT Services are reporting a “widespread outage to services” this morning, following a power outage at one of its data centers. The outage is currently affecting the Nexus Web App, Mailing Lists and the University's main website. Eduroam "The outage is currently affecting the Nexus Web App, Mailing Lists and the University's main website."
"06.02.2017 08:55:42" oxfordstudent.com 'Characters who aren't people': The expressionist wonder of Wes Anderson - The Oxford Student Off-kilter and distinctively dollhouse, Wes Anderson has always had his own instantly recognisable Bohemian brand. With an unconventional very dry quirkiness, Anderson is a touchstone in cinematographic history and makes for a perfect indie poster child "Wes Anderson is not all icing. His stylishness is not a smokescreen, and there is a meaning to the emptiness."
"05.02.2017 18:55:28" oxfordstudent.com Why Animals is Pink Floyd's best album - The Oxford Student A re-evaluation of Animals, in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The first time you hear Animals is one of those moments that sticks with you. You aren't exactly sure why, but the emotional memory of it hangs around in your system, like discovering "Animals is their most vicious attack, which abandons the timeless, hazy fluidity of The Dark Side of The Moon and its predecessors for something altogether more direct."
"05.02.2017 17:08:53" oxfordstudent.com The Luxury of Abstract Shopping - The Oxford Student When shopping, it can be easy to forget that amongst global industries, the fashion industry ranks as the second most environmentally polluting and also as one of the largest operators of child and slave labor. For this reason, I try to say that I “only The Luxury of Abstract Shopping
"05.02.2017 14:48:47" oxfordstudent.com The Genius of Kristen Wiig - The Oxford Student Regardless of your film or television tastes, chances are you've seen something starring Kristen Wiig. With over eighty acting credits to her name, she has built an enviable career and achieved international popularity, all whilst maintaining a reputation "Unsurprisingly, Kristen Wiig's comedy talent translates seamlessly from television to film."
"04.02.2017 21:38:34" oxfordstudent.com Review: Hacksaw Ridge - The Oxford Student Watching Hacksaw Ridge was like watching your favorite team slowly lose a painful defeat. After Angelina Jolie's Unbroken failed to live up to the hype it built through its marketing, Hacksaw Ridge seemed like a chance at a redemption to perfect the true "The film's poor plot is chased down with clunky and excessive cinematography."
"04.02.2017 16:34:31" oxfordstudent.com Review: Manchester By The Sea - The Oxford Student Manchester by the Sea, the latest film from Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count On Me, Margaret), tells the story of Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) as he deals with his brother's death and a past tragedy that continually affects him. After brother Joe (Kyle "We share the memory together, a memory which is not tethered to one body nor contained inside a singular point of view."
"04.02.2017 11:30:18" oxfordstudent.com Preview: Lubaina Himid's 'Invisible Strategies' - The Oxford Student Born in Tanzania but relocated to London at a tender age, Lubaina Himid is one of the pioneers of the British Black Art Movement. Growing up with her African inheritance on one hand and British culture on the other, Himid projects her mixed cultural Preview: Lubaina Himid's 'Invisible Strategies'
"03.02.2017 17:53:51" oxfordstudent.com An Ice-Cream Tour of Vercelli - The Oxford Student How likely is it that you've heard of Vercelli? It isn't a village. It's Wikipedia article puts its 2009 population at 47,720. If you're lucky enough to have sat (or are cursed enough to be sitting) your Preliminary Examination in English Language and "Having no idea about anything else that could well be in Vercelli, we decided to find a place that sold ice-cream."
"03.02.2017 15:41:21" oxfordstudent.com Will Technology Alone Save the Environment? - The Oxford Student One of the most popular pages on the internet's premier discussion platform and troll dungeon, Reddit, is r/ShowerThoughts. Its premise is self-explanatory – it acts as a space where users can post thoughts which came to them in the shower. These range "For a species which tries so hard to deny its own morality, we are obsessed with the apocalypse."
"03.02.2017 12:57:57" oxfordstudent.com London Irish Are Making Weekends Fun Again - The Oxford Student My first rugby game was London Irish against Harlequins. London Irish lost. Whilst London Wasps, the team I have repeatedly watched crush Irish, will always have my heart, I have become a regular attendee at London Irish games, and perhaps even a "London Irish are not a typical rugby club; they are almost entirely run by former players."
"02.02.2017 18:26:04" oxfordstudent.com Oxford University reports lowest state admissions figures in Russell Group - The Oxford Student 55.7% of Oxford University's 2015/16 undergraduate admissions were from state schools or colleges, new statistics show. This leaves the University with the 4th lowest state admissions figures in the country, behind only specialist institutions the Royal “We are aware that there is still progress to be made, and we will continue to work hard to encourage more successful applications from under-represented
"02.02.2017 15:54:04" oxfordstudent.com Oxford University Water Polo: A Club Steeped in History - The Oxford Student Oxford University Water Polo Club has a rather distinguished history. The water polo Varsity Match is the oldest water polo fixture in the world, with the men's match originating in October 1891 – nine years before the first Olympic final – meaning that "The water polo Varsity Match is the oldest water polo fixture in the world, with the men's match originating in October 1891."
"02.02.2017 12:02:06" oxfordstudent.com Petty In Pink: Stuart Semple on Anish Kapoor, Vantablack, and ownership in the Art Industry - The Oxford Student Stuart Semple is an artist whose work is known for his bold, eclectic pieces that examine aspects of contemporary society. He also creates many large scale public projects, such as Something Good, which saw him come here, to Oxford, to give away 1000 “Art should be shared and it it should be available to anyone that wants it”
"02.02.2017 09:34:35" oxfordstudent.com Rugby Blues Appoint New Captain - The Oxford Student OURFC have announced this Tuesday (24th) the appointment of a new men's captain for the 2017 Varsity Match Campaign. Conor Kearns, a 23-year-old full back, becomes the first Irishman to captain the Dark Blues for over 20 years, and takes over from Fergus Conor Kearns becomes the first Irishman to captain the Dark Blues for over 20 years.
"02.02.2017 00:17:25" oxfordstudent.com China: The Future of world Football? - The Oxford Student The recent exodus of high-profile football stars to China has cast the spotlight on the world's most populous nation and their attempts to promote the beautiful game. The trend began with Brazilian centre-back Renato Augusto who signed for Beijing Guoan "China aims to have 50 million people regularly playing football by 2020. In the UK this figure stands at two million."
"01.02.2017 19:57:45" oxfordstudent.com Pussyhat Grabs Back: Understanding the Fashion of the Women's March on London - The Oxford Student On Saturday, 100,000 people took to Grosvenor Square, London—the location of the American embassy—to protest the inauguration of Donald J. Trump (or, “Le Twat Orange” according to some protesters' signs). It was one of hundreds of marches around the world "All genders could express that they had a voice — through their bodies."
"01.02.2017 14:09:45" oxfordstudent.com The Lady of Shalott: A Post Pre-Raphaelite Endeavour - The Oxford Student Whether it is from Lord Tennyson's famed ballad, or from John William Waterhouse's iconic painting that still adorns Tate Britain's hall, everyone has heard the tale of 'the Lady of Shalott' in one form or another. The story itself originates in Mort Artu "The chaotic threads imply that her life is about to be thoroughly changed and the curse...is being broken."
"01.02.2017 11:57:13" oxfordstudent.com STOP: A Powerful and Grounding Production - The Oxford Student STOP is a deeply moving and grounding play, reminding us of the importance of 'stopping' in this chaotic, highly pressured modern world. The four characters – Justin, Lewis, Chloe and Martha – all meet at a bus stop and we are taken in to each of their "STOP is a play with a clear and commendable mission."
"01.02.2017 09:18:12" oxfordstudent.com Five Literary-Inspired Holidays - The Oxford Student Now that everyone's back and feeling cosy in the good ol' bubble, it is absolutely the ideal time to think of things to do when you're next ejected from it. And, what better away to start your mind-map than with the lives of fictional people, sailing Five Literary-Inspired Holidays
"31.01.2017 16:16:44" oxfordstudent.com Streaming Wars: Apple Music Vs. Spotify - The Oxford Student When Apple finally realized no one actually pays for music anymore (unless you do, in that case, good for you and your sparkling pure conscience, I'm sure Justin Bieber appreciates your endorsements), they created Apple Music, an alternative to iTunes "While both services offer around 30 million songs to stream, Spotify beats Apple Music by a landslide."
"31.01.2017 15:18:54" oxfordstudent.com Oxford stands with Muslims: protest on Cornmarket targets travel ban - The Oxford Student Students, residents and campaigners gathered in Cornmarket this evening to protest President Trump's ban on Muslim immigrants entering the country. Hundreds gathered under Carfax Tower following the executive order signed last Friday, which bans "This ban has immediate life-wrecking consequences for people who have every legal right to be in the US but are now barred from returning to their jobs, homes and
"31.01.2017 13:35:54" oxfordstudent.com Labour MPs wade into OULC anti-semitism scandal - The Oxford Student A group of Labour MPs have attacked the party's decision to overturn punishments issued to members of Oxford University Labour Club. Last week it emerged that Labour's National Executive Committee had decided not to take any action against a pair of "They voiced their criticisms at a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party on Monday night"
"31.01.2017 12:55:18" oxfordstudent.com Review: The Arresting Charm of Orange is the New Black - The Oxford Student Having recently binge-watched all four seasons of OITNB, and with each plot-line still fresh in my mind, I am ready to celebrate this masterpiece in anticipation of the release of season 5 (coming soon this June). For anyone late to the OITNB party, this "The characters are given depth and complexity; no one is a clear-cut good guy or villain."
"30.01.2017 16:18:00" oxfordstudent.com Oxford University announces honorary degrees - The Oxford Student On 20th January, Oxford University announced the names of seven distinguished figures to be awarded honorary degrees this summer, pending approval by Congregation. The degrees will be conferred at Encaenia, the University's annual honorary degree The degrees will be conferred at Encaenia, the University's annual honorary degree ceremony, on 21st June.
"30.01.2017 13:57:54" oxfordstudent.com Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Oxford Student If you have just clicked on this article by accident, then it is still not too late to look away. Return to your regularly scheduled browsing. There is nothing to be found here but the realisation there is horror beyond the inauguration of particularly "Like all good children's classics, a deeper darkness bubbles under the enchanting veneer"
"30.01.2017 10:29:09" oxfordstudent.com Review: La La Land - The Oxford Student La La Land opens with in a Los Angeles traffic jam like no other, with disgruntled drivers euphorically bursting into 'Another Day of Sun', proving that the movie musical can transform the most mundane situation into a carnival. This promises 128 minutes "La La Land is essentially a self-conscious billet-doux to the timeless MGM productions of yesteryear and the golden age of Hollywood."
"29.01.2017 23:51:19" oxfordstudent.com The Age of Binge-Watching - The Oxford Student In August 2014, the term 'binge-watch' was added to the Oxford online Dictionary, along with a plethora of other poetic phrases, including 'side boob' and 'douchebaggery'. Its inclusion was attributed to a spike in usage following the release of new "You know you've really hit freefall when Netflix asks if you're still watching, and you're forced to deal with the reflection of your dead eyes in the black screen…"
"29.01.2017 12:25:28" oxfordstudent.com The True Mystery of Popular Crime Fiction - The Oxford Student With adaptations of crime fiction barely ever off the stage and screen, and the most famous writers of the genre enjoying constant re-issues of their popular works, the case for the longstanding appeal of the murder mystery seems incontrovertible. So, "The best forms of escapism...are still rooted in the semi-believable realm we call 'real-life', but stray far from the tedious minutiae common to most ordinary peoples' lives"
"28.01.2017 18:03:52" oxfordstudent.com 'Rohingya': Stateless within their own State - The Oxford Student The brutality and torture against the 'Rohingya' community has been ongoing since 1785, when the Burmese king 'Bodapaw paya' conquered Arakan. Immediately after, ethnic violence broke out and led to the mass migration of the Rohingya to Chittagong in "The United Nations has described them as one of the most persecuted communities in the world."
"28.01.2017 15:36:59" oxfordstudent.com Review: I See You - The xx - The Oxford Student ''Cause I couldn't care less / If they call us reckless'. Accompanied by blasts of garish horns and a skittering electro-pop beat, this chorus from album opener 'Dangerous' rings out like a manifesto for The xx's latest album, 'I See You'. It's a "The album they actually created is one that sensitively responds to the changed circumstances of its performers"
"27.01.2017 15:25:45" oxfordstudent.com Neither side understands what a safe space is - The Oxford Student People of a particular political persuasion love to stick one into safe spaces. They are, apparently, the epitome of the tyrannical left, the battle-charge of its crazy student vanguard and the death-knell for liberal values (ironic perhaps, given that An evaluation of safe spaces.
"26.01.2017 21:41:38" oxfordstudent.com The Tutorial System: Size Doesn't Matter, It's What You Do With It - The Oxford Student Seen as the crown jewel of Oxford life, the much-vaunted tutorial system remains an icon of the university's commitment to intellectual rigour. It's not hard to see why: the tutorial represents a bear pit where your academic mettle is tested before an "Larger tutorial groups would mean that more people could bring more ideas to the table."
"26.01.2017 15:01:25" oxfordstudent.com Illuminated: A Review - The Oxford Student 'Illuminated', a light-themed dance performance by Quinksandance, is innovative, energetic, and brilliant. The performance is comprised of ten interconnected dance pieces, each showing off virtuoso interactions with the light in all its subtleties. Each 'Illuminated': A Review
"26.01.2017 11:59:58" oxfordstudent.com Mastering Applications: What, When and Why? - The Oxford Student Hundreds of undergraduates will soon be finishing their degrees and waving goodbye to the stress of finals, with coursework, revision and essay deadlines becoming eclipsed by summer sunshine. But as the pressure of course deadlines evaporates, so too can "In the course of the next two weeks I worked concertedly until I hardly knew whether I was sleeping or waking."
"25.01.2017 19:46:35" oxfordstudent.com Finding truth in the fake news era - The Oxford Student “I'm not going to give you a question – you are fake news.” With that, Donald Trump turned away from CNN reporter Jim Acosta and pointedly ignored him for the rest of the press conference. Acosta had been asking for clarification on an unverified Buzzfeed "Needless to say, fake news is bad news for politics – but it's also an important sign of the times."
"25.01.2017 13:32:11" oxfordstudent.com Not The Tab: Making Vague Claims About Your Diet Based on Your College - The Oxford Student Yes, it's time for a list of stereotypes which in some limited way you recognise, or don't, but understand that you should, this time diet-flavoured, I have a deadline. Let's get to it: Christ Church: you like the finer things in life, possibly served in Not The Tab: Making Vague Claims About Your Diet Based on Your College
"25.01.2017 12:58:51" oxfordstudent.com Mansfield makes ATS staff honorary JCR members - The Oxford Student Mansfield JCR voted this week to grant Extraordinary membership to the four employees of the Alternative Tuck Shop. The Holywell Road establishment, notable for its efficient and friendly customer service as well as a wide selection of paninis and “Generations of Mansfielders are grateful for the friendliness, reliability and brutal sandwich-making efficiency of the four men of the ATS.”
"25.01.2017 10:58:52" oxfordstudent.com Interview with Racing Legend Niki Lauda - The Oxford Student Niki Lauda is a man whose reputation precedes him. The straight talking, highly intelligent racing legend is a senior executive at the all-conquering Mercedes Petronas F1 team. In this interview he discusses how Mercedes climbed to the top, his annoyance Interview: Niki Lauda
"24.01.2017 14:00:59" oxfordstudent.com Parkour Recognition Comes at Perfect Time for Oxford Community - The Oxford Student This week saw Parkour granted the status of a sport by the Home Country Sports Council, with the UK the first country to give the sport this recognition. Sports minister Tracey Crouch, announcing the formal recognition on Tuesday 10th January, described "You realise that your body can do a surprising amount more than you first thought."
"24.01.2017 11:35:14" oxfordstudent.com Edward II: A Preview - The Oxford Student The marketing photos for Edward II – in their depiction of a graffitied squiggly-moustache on the King, and a bold ED2 – clearly demonstrate that this production at the Oxford Playhouse is set to have an overtly modern-twist. It is not unusual for plays "This concept of Bowie and Marlowe goes together in a way which is simultaneously surprising and not."
"23.01.2017 23:40:59" oxfordstudent.com Get into shape this year without stepping foot into the gym - The Oxford Student At the end of every year I am asked whether I have any New Year's resolutions. My response is always as blunt as the knife that James Franco uses to saw off his arm in 127 Hours: 'No, I don't believe in them.' If something needs to be changed in your "A study of 8,000 gym goers in 2006 showed that gym members pay an average of £15 per visit."
"23.01.2017 18:42:03" oxfordstudent.com A Real-Life Dystopia? Why 'The Handmaid's Tale' Should be Your First Read of 2017 - The Oxford Student Occasionally you can hear a book having resonant echoes in the real world, something which is actually tangible. If you're hoping for a utopia, or on a more realistic vein, The Philosopher's Stone, I'd look to a different article: the first book you "In this novel, the ease of forgetting the past, and in some cases the wish to, replaces justice and truth."
"23.01.2017 13:49:15" oxfordstudent.com 2016: The End of the Golden Ages - The Oxford Student There is no denying 2016 was the grim reaper of years for the world of rock and pop music. According to research by BBC Radio 4's More or Less Programme, the number of obituaries for celebrity deaths showed a shocking five-fold increase compared to the 2016: The End of the Golden Ages
"23.01.2017 10:29:50" oxfordstudent.com Review: Search Party - The Oxford Student All 4, Channel 4's online service, has been developing a good reputation for a while now for box sets of quality TV from abroad such as Deutschland '83 and Spin. Search Party, a deeply strange 10 part dark comedy from the U.S. is the latest such import "As the series opens up, however, Search Party uses these stereotypes as a jumping off point for far more interesting character developments"
"22.01.2017 15:12:29" oxfordstudent.com The Vinyl Revival? - The Oxford Student It's been touted 'the Vinyl Revival' and, whether you've felt the nostalgic pull of owning records or not, you probably know people who have. 2016 saw vinyl's popularity soar, with approximately 3.2 million records sold in UK, the highest figures since "The fact is that for many, the music matters less than the aesthetic appeal of vinyl."
"22.01.2017 12:40:14" Timeline Photos Ezgi Demirörs' shot from yesterday's protests in Oxford. Visit our website to learn more, and follow us on instagram @theoxstu to get more exclusive content like this!
"22.01.2017 12:21:17" oxfordstudent.com Review: Rogue One - The Oxford Student Rogue One begins without the iconic scrolling Serif Sans text of its predecessors, and without the fanfare of its triumphant, traditional opening theme. The name “Skywalker” isn't even mentioned, a Jedi is not our main character and the epic beginning is "In a world where revolutions are now documented via individual feeds on Twitter, it is fitting that Rogue One tells a story about the foundation of anonymous sacrifice which gives ammunition to larger
"21.01.2017 18:35:56" oxfordstudent.com Varsity Blues: Thoughts Falling From Val Thorens - The Oxford Student The worse part of skiing is inevitably when, for the fifth time that morning, you crumple, your skis flying in some scientifically impossible direction, and you find yourself left limping over to collect them in boots designed to torture you, all as a "If you give it long enough, if you get to be old and comfortable and melancholic about your lost youth, even the 18-hour coach rides there and back will exist in a fine, nostalgic
"21.01.2017 13:31:10" oxfordstudent.com Oxford opposes far right in Bridges Not Walls protest - The Oxford Student In response to the inauguration of Donald Trump as the American President today, protests took place across Oxford in solidarity with the Bridges Not Walls movement, a campaign to oppose the rise of the far right both in the UK and abroad. These protests “People across Oxford and nationally are coming together to oppose the rise of the far right..."
"21.01.2017 12:57:01" oxfordstudent.com Review: Fences - The Oxford Student Fences, set in Philadelphia in the 1950s, stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. It follows the story of Troy Maxson, chronicling his long-held resentment at being too old to join major league baseball when they began admitting players of color, the "Plays cannot (and should not) do all the things a film can, and vice versa. It is not enough to record a play and call it a film."
"21.01.2017 09:10:00" oxfordstudent.com The Biggest Mistakes to Make on Your Year Abroad - The Oxford Student To some, year abroad is an embodiment of a year long, adventurous holiday to look forward to; to others, it is a social and academic inconvenience that has to be endured. The only objective fact about it is that you will not graduate unless you go (with "There is only so much you can do to minimize the possibility of life going in the wrong direction..."
"20.01.2017 21:26:49" oxfordstudent.com 2017 means 2017 - The Oxford Student It's finally over. A fresh start. You could almost say, if you turn off the news, that the horrors of 2016 aren't still lurking in the shadows of our clean, practically untouched slate. I think we all have certain words that come to mind when we think of "It's time to look forward, not back."
"20.01.2017 13:31:11" oxfordstudent.com Iffley Open House allowed to remain until April - The Oxford Student The Iffley Open House group will be allowed to stay put until April, it was confirmed at Oxford Crown Court this morning. Following discussions between the residents and current leaseholders Mid-Counties Co-operative, a possession order for the 31st March "The ball is now in Wadham College's court to follow the Co-op's example and do the right thing."
"20.01.2017 11:24:17" oxfordstudent.com OUSU motion withdrawn after heavy criticism from Oxford Jewish Society - The Oxford Student A proposed motion to condemn NUS vice-president Richard Brooks was withdrawn from OUSU council on Wednesday night after a highly critical statement was released by Oxford University JSoc. Brooks has allegedly been filmed plotting to oust NUS president OUSU motion withdrawn after heavy criticism from Oxford Jewish Society
"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 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."
"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."
"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 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."
"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 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."
"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! email@example.com
"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.
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"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 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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"12.06.2016 09:08:10" oxfordstudent.com Join The Oxford Student for Michaelmas Term 2016 - The Oxford Student Join The Oxford Student for Michaelmas Term 2016 With Trinity 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 Applications for Michaelmas 2016 close at 23:59 tonight! Many positions require no previous experience, just an interest and eye for writing – so get involved.
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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."
"11.06.2016 12:16:18" oxfordstudent.com Join The Oxford Student for Michaelmas Term 2016 - The Oxford Student Join The Oxford Student for Michaelmas Term 2016 With Trinity 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 Applications for positions in Michaelmas Term are open until tomorrow evening! For more information on how to apply: http://oxfordstudent.com/apply-2/
"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
"07.05.2016 19:23:00" OxStu covers LMH Ball 2016