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Hot Coffee: Graduate Recruitment

Hot Coffee: Graduate Recruitment

1st Dec 2013 by Nick Hilton, Tom Beardsworth
In the final episode of term, Nick and Tom tackle the thorny issue of graduate recruitment and whether firms have an...
Hot Coffee: Where next for L. J. Trup?

Hot Coffee: Where next for L. J. Trup?

25th Nov 2013 by Nick Hilton, Tom Beardsworth
Nick and Tom consider the implications of the OUSU result, for our new President-elect and elections in general
Just a joke? Louis Trup is battering OUSU machine politics

Just a joke? Louis Trup is battering OUSU machine politics

19th Nov 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
It may all be mad, but the effectiveness of Trup's online campaign shows how old-style OUSU campaigning has fallen...
Hot Coffee: Tackling Misogyny

Hot Coffee: Tackling Misogyny

18th Nov 2013 by Nick Hilton, Tom Beardsworth
In the fourth episode of the series, Nick and Tom tackle the issue of whether it's up to JCRs to tackle instances of...
Hot Coffee: Joke Candidates

Hot Coffee: Joke Candidates

11th Nov 2013 by Nick Hilton, Tom Beardsworth
In the third episode of the series, Nick and Tom look at whether joke candidates, like Louis J Trup, help or hinder...
Hot Coffee: Bashing Oxbridge

Hot Coffee: Bashing Oxbridge

4th Nov 2013 by Nick Hilton, Tom Beardsworth
In the second episode of the series, Nick and Tom discuss whether media bashing of Oxbridge has a negative effect
Hot Coffee: #NoTo16k

Hot Coffee: #NoTo16k

25th Oct 2013 by Nick Hilton, Tom Beardsworth
In the first episode of the series, Nick and Tom discuss the implications of the furor over the VCs fees comments
Review: Out of Print

Review: Out of Print

21st Oct 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
How can news organisations survive the transition to digital and social media, George Brock asks?
Harris Manchester razor blade warning

Harris Manchester razor blade warning

9th Oct 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
A Harris Manchester student has found a razor blade embedded upright in his bike saddle according to a JCR email
Cameron visits Brasenose

Cameron visits Brasenose

20th Sep 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
The Prime Minister visited his old Oxford college early on Friday evening to officially open completed renovation...
An editor has to be heartless, but thoughtful too

An editor has to be heartless, but thoughtful too

13th Sep 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
The news that one Shark Tales participant is facing the sack, after comments published by Cherwell, raises questions...
Oxford Union invites EDL leader

Oxford Union invites EDL leader

2nd Jul 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
Tommy Robinson, the leader of the English Defence League, has been invited to a nationalism debate in Michaelmas term
The perils of Linking In

The perils of Linking In

26th Jun 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
Tom Beardsworth examines how the professional networking site exposes the worst of us
Exeter in one day hall boycott

Exeter in one day hall boycott

11th Jun 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
Exeter College JCR, in a dispute with the college over its catering charge, set up a college kitchen to help...
Is the Wadham Zero Tolerance policy fair?

Is the Wadham Zero Tolerance policy fair?

22nd May 2013 by Tom Beardsworth, Barbara Speed
Tom Beardsworth and Barbara Speed argue about the merits, or not, of the college JCR's new policy to combat sexual...
Cherworld - the gender agenda

Cherworld - the gender agenda

14th May 2013 by Anthony Collins, Anna Leszkiewicz, Tom Beardsworth
Last week, OUSU’s delegates to the NUS voted in favour of gender-balancing quotas, defying an earlier OUSU straw...
Review: The Politician's Husband

Review: The Politician's Husband

10th May 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
Tom Beardsworth enjoys the drama and duplicity of The Politician's Husband – but it doesn't beat Borgen
Lembit Opik hits Bridge

Lembit Opik hits Bridge

9th May 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
The former Lib Dem MP, well known as a party-goer, went to Bridge last night after the New Labour debate at the...
Revealed: The OUCA Files

Revealed: The OUCA Files

2nd May 2013 by Lara Bryan, Tom Beardsworth
Council minutes show student Conservative association in disarray
Margaret Thatcher's Death: Oxford reacts

Margaret Thatcher's Death: Oxford reacts

8th Apr 2013 by Jonathan Epstein, Tom Beardsworth
Baroness Thatcher died this morning. Amidst national grief and debate about her legacy, Cherwell reports from Oxford...
OUCA Back in Business

OUCA Back in Business

27th Mar 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
Exclusive: Oxford's Tories have recouped university affiliation one year after losing it. As a result OCA has become...
Trinity hosts anti-gay group

Trinity hosts anti-gay group

25th Mar 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
Exclusive: The 'Wilberforce Academy', a conference organised by the Christian Concern lobby group, has moved to...
Travel Blog: Moscow in March

Travel Blog: Moscow in March

24th Mar 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
Maybe try St Petersburg instead...
 IRSoc rescind Galloway invitation

IRSoc rescind Galloway invitation

6th Mar 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
Bradford West MP disinvited from Oxford society
Male candidates gain more firsts than women

Male candidates gain more firsts than women

28th Feb 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
After data shows that a higher proportion of men receive firsts than women at Oxford, the University announces that...
5 Minute Tute: Localism

5 Minute Tute: Localism

22nd Feb 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
Daniel Hannan is a Conservative MEP, a Eurosceptic and an advocate of localism.
George Galloway in anti-Israel storm

George Galloway in anti-Israel storm

20th Feb 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
George Galloway has been accused of 'pure racism' by his debate opponent after 'storming out' of Christ Church.
Interview: Andrew Adonis

Interview: Andrew Adonis

19th Feb 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
Tom Beardsworth talks to the Labour peer about Oxford, government and education policy
Fireworks set off at Oxford nightclub

Fireworks set off at Oxford nightclub

14th Feb 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
Exclusive: 'Large fireworks' set off in Bridge nightclub linked to Oxford University students
Brasenose put their trust in the bust

Brasenose put their trust in the bust

14th Feb 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
Bust of former JCR President will be the college’s mascot on University Challenge
Peter Huhne doesn’t deserve notoriety

Peter Huhne doesn’t deserve notoriety

11th Feb 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
Tom Beardsworth argues that the press has purposefully conflated the public interest with what interests the public
A Theory of Justice broadens its horizons

A Theory of Justice broadens its horizons

7th Feb 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
Production team which put on A Theory of Justice are looking to expand the musical beyond Oxford
Holocaust talk at Brasenose

Holocaust talk at Brasenose

31st Jan 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
Eva Clarke, whose mother survived Auschwitz, talks to Brasnose's Ashmole Society
Cherworld: Oxford's first world problem

Cherworld: Oxford's first world problem

30th Jan 2013 by Anthony Collins, Sophie Jamieson, Tom Beardsworth
This week, Sophie and Anthony are joined by guest presenter Tom Beardsworth. Does the increase in first class...
Union opens its doors to Assange

Union opens its doors to Assange

24th Jan 2013 by Tom Beardsworth, Jacob Cassani
In Union talk WikiLeaks founder speaks of 'The Fifth Estate,' the Ecuadorian embassy and protests
The Politics of Privilege

The Politics of Privilege

11th Jan 2013 by Tom Beardsworth
An interview with Lord Strathclyde, who resigned from Cabinet on Monday.
Assange invite sparks protest

Assange invite sparks protest

11th Jan 2013 by Tom Beardsworth, Xin Fan
The Wikileaker, currently seeking sanctuary in Ecuador after rape allegations were made against him last year, is to...
Review: Peep Show

Review: Peep Show

13th Dec 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Peep Show aficionado Tom Beardsworth reviews the first half of Series 8
Review: Dancing on the Frontier

Review: Dancing on the Frontier

3rd Dec 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Tom Beardsworth reviews Oxford student Nico Hobhouse's first travel novel, 'Dancing on the Frontier: Travels by Land...
The top 10 best things about going home

The top 10 best things about going home

2nd Dec 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Tom Beardsworth explains what's wonderful about escaping Oxford life
Should High Table be Abolished?

Should High Table be Abolished?

26th Nov 2012 by Sarika Sharma, Tom Beardsworth
Comment discuss the benefits of the age old Oxford institution
How the NUS 'No Platform' Policy became press censorship

How the NUS 'No Platform' Policy became press censorship

20th Nov 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Will this be the week that the Leeds Student Union lost its marbles?
Interview: Michael Crick

Interview: Michael Crick

18th Nov 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Michael Crick, Channel 4's Political Correspondent, talks hackery with Tom Beardsworth
OUSU is doomed to dullness

OUSU is doomed to dullness

9th Nov 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Tom Beardsworth explains why only a measly proportion of Oxford students will vote in this year's OUSU elections
Interview: George Galloway

Interview: George Galloway

25th Oct 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Tom Beardsworth challenges an unrepentant and dogmatic George Galloway
First-Class Ticket Mr Osborne?

First-Class Ticket Mr Osborne?

25th Oct 2012 by Tom Beardsworth, Hannah Timmis
Should the Chancellor be forking out for politicians to travel in First or will Standard do just fine?
Fighting for the Tory Right

Fighting for the Tory Right

8th Oct 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Graham Brady MP, Chairman of the '22, talks to Tom Beardsworth about grammar schools, Europe and No.10
Could you become a UK citizen?

Could you become a UK citizen?

11th Aug 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Mo Farah's Olympic success highlights the idiocy of government immigration policy
'Life is short. Have an affair'

'Life is short. Have an affair'

30th Jul 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Tom Beardsworth looks into the murky business of adultery
Interview: James Delingpole

Interview: James Delingpole

24th Jul 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Right-wing author and journalist James Delingpole talks to Tom Beardsworth about the burden of always being right
Foreign interventionism doesn't deserve its bad rep

Foreign interventionism doesn't deserve its bad rep

19th Jul 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Tom Beardsworth defends the doctrine of foreign humanitarian intervention against its most recent critics
Why the Moritz-Heyman donation is a philanthropic waste

Why the Moritz-Heyman donation is a philanthropic waste

12th Jul 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Tom Beardsworth explains his exasperation at the ill-conceived Moritz-Heyman Scholarship
Interview: Hazel Blears

Interview: Hazel Blears

4th Jul 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Hazel Blears MP talks to Tom Beardsworth about the murky world of internships
Is Oxford selling out?

Is Oxford selling out?

28th Jun 2012 by Tom Beardsworth, Izzy Westbury
Cherwell debates whether it's time to cap big donations
5 Minute Tute: Money in politics

5 Minute Tute: Money in politics

12th Jun 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Dr Adam Humphreys talks about what money can buy you in British and American politics
Sides of the story - the Baroness Warsi scandal

Sides of the story - the Baroness Warsi scandal

8th Jun 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
This week, Cherwell takes a look at others' take on the Baroness Warsi scandal
No Minister - miss 69%

No Minister - miss 69%

6th Jun 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Tom Beardsworth looks at how the Queen has achieved such widespread appeal
How to lose friends and educate people

How to lose friends and educate people

28th May 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Tom Beardsworth speaks to writer Toby Young about reinventing British state education
No Minister - Doing God

No Minister - Doing God

19th May 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Tom Beardsworth looks at why the British Prime Minister can't 'do God'
Interview - Peter Mandelson

Interview - Peter Mandelson

12th May 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Peter Mandelson talks to Tom Beardsworth about everything but New Labour
Miss-Represented in the media

Miss-Represented in the media

7th May 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Harmful gender stereotypes on screen don't have to be the norm
Debate: London mayoral election - Back Boris

Debate: London mayoral election - Back Boris

2nd May 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Tom Beardsworth urges voters to back the gaff prone Tory
Where will the Tories turn after Cameron?

Where will the Tories turn after Cameron?

23rd Apr 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Tom Beardsworth asks how long a fluffy liberal can hang on to the leadership of an angry party
House of Lords reform: end it, don’t mend it

House of Lords reform: end it, don’t mend it

2nd Apr 2012 by Tom Beardsworth
Tom Beardsworth argues for getting rid of the Upper House altogether