Reinvention: a love affair with language

Tilly Nevin reviews approaches to the interplay of language and creativity

Writing the uncanny and the lyrical

Tilly Nevin reviews Gillian Cross and Daisy Johnson in conversation

Society divided: Dickens and revolution

Ethan Croft considers the politics of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities

The life and death of the millennial author

Daniel Curtis considers the implications of social media for literary legacies

Dostoyevsky and the crime of orthodoxy

Daniel Villar reflects on how Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s religious beliefs influenced his literature as the anniversary of his death approaches on 9 February

Review: The Leopard

Altair Brandon-Salmon revisits the classic Italian 20th century novel

Harry Potter and the Procrastinators’ Tome

Izzy Smith is reminded of the comforting power of the books of our childhood

Author of the week: Halldór Laxness

Ellie Duncan takes a look at one of Iceland's greatest writers

Review: ‘White Trash’ by Nancy Isenberg

Daniel Villar finds this survey of white working class America wanting

Author of the week: Paul Beatty

A look at the winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize
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Oxford revealed as sixth most expensive student city in the world

New figures reveal that the city was beaten only by New York, Washington, Boston and La Jolla in America, and London

Dodds’ OUSU election “sleaze” revealed

Research by Cherwell revealed electoral scandal surrounding the OUSU presidential election of Anneliese Dodds, Labour's candidate for Oxford East, during her time at university

Christ Church and Wadham primed for Summer Eights headships

Matt Roller previews the final day of the highlight of the college rowing year

Outbreak of mumps plagues Oxford’s colleges

As a result of the outbreak students have been sent home, cricket games have been cancelled, and preliminary and final exams are under threat

Huge increase in students using University Counselling Service

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of students contacting the counselling service per academic year has jumped by 84 per cent