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Thursday, March 23rd

Courting Controversy: against conservative callousness

In the first of a new blog series, Daniel Kodsi is repulsed by a Trump administration built on hatred

Not Wong: A case for genuine equality

Brian Wong queries common ideas of equal treatment, and makes the case for unequal treatment in the short term so as to uphold genuine equality

The Devil’s Advocate: hack! the herald angels sing

Gavin Flemming argues that Russian hacking is par for the course in the brutal world of geopolitics

The auto-revolution

James Evans considers the automated future which awaits us

Wednesday Weltanschauung: Marijuana Legalisation

Daniel Villar offers a justification for marijuana legalisation which goes beyond domestic interests to consider the effects of criminalisation upon other countries

Not Wong: Depression

Brian Wong offers a thoughtful meditation on the burden of depression in the Oxford community

If…everything was determined by referenda

Daniel Curtis explores a potential dystopian future in which the populist notion of direct democracy has been taken to the extreme—with bleak effects

Red on Blue: Should public services be state-owned or privatised?

Michelle Hufschmid focuses on the example of British Rail to make the case for nationalisation, while Peter Saville contends that the wave of privatisations since the 1980s has been an enormous net gain for ordinary people as well as business

Wednesday Weltanschauung: Counter-Devolution

Alexander Curtis argues that devolution to Wales and Scotland is a mistake, and one that threatens to split the United Kingdom

Not Wong: Lewandowski at the Union

Brian Wong attacks the use of classical liberal arguments to defend the presence of Trump's campaign manager at the Union, but argues he should be allowed to speak nevertheless
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Oxford tops student survey for academic experience

Oxford beats Cambridge for academic experience in Times Higher Education student survey, but ranks poorly for student welfare

My town and my gown: A Tale of (cycling, in) Two Cities

Rosa Thomas' reflections on cycling in London — a vicious cycle with the wheels of misfortune

Why AFC Wimbledon is the people’s answer to modern football

George Steijger writes that AFC Wimbledon's recent win over MK Dons was a victory for football fans

AW17 Rundown: London, Paris and Milan

Chloe Dootson-Graube assesses the big trends from this year's catwalks

Government plans to protect freedom of speech in universities

Jo Johnson outlines plans to protect freedom of speech in universities, in light of increasing censorship