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Christ Church forbids suspended students from Ball

Christ Church College, which is hosting its Commemoration Ball tonight, has taken the decision to prohibit suspended students from entry.

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Writing on the Filing Cabinets: A State School Student’s Response to Emma Duncan

"The implication that our [state school students'] presence is a threat to upholding the average IQ here is unbelievably condescending."

Elizabeth the Last: What next for the monarchy?

"Is it right that our national anthem reveres nothing but our monarch? Is there not far more to our country than that?"

The changing role of Christianity in British society

In 2018 a survey found that 70% of young Brits aged 16–29 had no religious affiliation. Yet the country as a whole remains firmly religious with the large majority (59% as of 2011) identifying Christian....

Sports Ball sees award winners announced

This year marked a return to an in-person event and hundreds packed into the beautifully decorated main room in the City Hall for a sit-down three-course meal, with the winners being announced periodically throughout.

St Benet’s Hall buildings to be vacated as students lament loss of “lovely community”

St Benet’s Hall announced via an email to students on 2nd June that the Hall’s buildings are to be vacated by October 2022. The email, from the St Benet’s Hall Academic Office, stated that,...

Culture

Copyright or copywrong: the Shape of You case and its implications

We can only hope the decision results in a further backlash against the culture fostered by the Blurred Lines decision and a reduction in the number of frivolous lawsuits against musicians. They are bad for artists, bad for all genres of music, and fundamentally, bad for creativity.

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Features

The life-sucking vampire: exams and the logic of capitalism

Elena Rotzokou makes the case against exams as a mode of assessment, pointing towards their arbitrariness as well as the negative impacts of their all-or-nothing nature. Rotzokou claims that the unhealthy logic of exams cannot be disentangled from capitalist and neoliberal thinking.

Beyond the Etonians: Simon Kuper’s Chums in today’s Oxford

"If the structure of undergraduate life then had such adverse outcomes and is so worthy of condemnation – and the structure fundamentally hasn’t changed – what does that imply for Oxford now?"

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Sport

Wycombe Wanderers Season Round-Up – A Rollercoaster Ride to Wembley

As the final blast of the referee’s whistle signalled an end to the 2021-22 season, I slumped down in my seat. Dejected. Heartbroken. Empty.

A New Dawn For English Cricket?

If there is any leadership team designed to ward off fears of a repeat of that match, it must be Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum, the latter the new red-ball men’s head coach.

Tales from the Archives: the Secret History of Oxford Punting

Mary Ellen Elin, a student of Lady Margaret Hall and a committed suffragist, leapt in front of the Christchurch boat, wrapped in a banner reading “DEEDS NOT WORDS”.

A Global League: How the NBA finally conquered the world

For the first time ever this season all three of the contenders for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award were born outside the United States.  Easy to brush aside as coincidence on the surface, it in fact marks a hugely significant moment for the league’s governing body and is the culmination of years of work behind the scenes.  

Life

Christ Church forbids suspended students from Ball

Christ Church College, which is hosting its Commemoration Ball tonight, has taken the decision to prohibit suspended students from entry.

Sports Ball sees award winners announced

This year marked a return to an in-person event and hundreds packed into the beautifully decorated main room in the City Hall for a sit-down three-course meal, with the winners being announced periodically throughout.

Copyright or copywrong: the Shape of You case and its implications

We can only hope the decision results in a further backlash against the culture fostered by the Blurred Lines decision and a reduction in the number of frivolous lawsuits against musicians. They are bad for artists, bad for all genres of music, and fundamentally, bad for creativity.

In Harry’s House, there’s room for the romantic

‘Harry’s House’ is a house of several rooms. Of screaming elation, beautiful minutia, and doomed love, all of which make for a complex and emotive listen.

I Am What I Eat

One aspect of Chinese culture that I will always love and be proud of is our food