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Thursday, March 23rd

Author of the week: Paul Beatty

A look at the winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize

Writing winter from Shakespeare to Selvon

Ellie Duncan surveys the representation of winter in literature through the ages

Tiny words: on the art of small talk

Ellie Duncan ruminates on the place of everyday interaction in literary writing

Nineteen Eighty-Four in 2016

James Lamming explores the relevance of George Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' in the era of Trump

Imagination and immediacy in travel writing

Ellie Duncan interviews Neil McQuillian, Senior Editor at Rough Guides

Harry Potter and the Procrastinators’ Tome

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

Graham Greene and Oxford’s pubs

Daniel Curtis loses himself in tales of writerly pub trips in the penultimate Through the Looking Glass

Author of the week: Halldór Laxness

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

Love in a Renault Clio

Susannah Goldsbrough outlines Nancy Mitford’s tragic wit

Were the Nazis on drugs?

The Nazi regime was permeated with drugs, from morphine to heroin, taken by almost everyone in the Reich, from soldiers to housewives. This shocking...
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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