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NHS in crisis – Oxford braced for student return

The only thing that makes our health system stand out at the moment is that it is in a worst state than any other in the developed world.  

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100 days on: I’ll give you a choice.

December 26th marks 100 days since the beginning of protests in Iran, sparked by the murder of Mahsa Jina...

Why have so many Prime Ministers gone to Oxford?

The question as to why so many of the Government’s top brass has come from the esteemed colleges of...

‘Swinging the Lens’: In conversation with Adjoa Andoh

Adjoa Andoh, a ground-breaking actor and director, known most recently for her role as Lady Danbury on Netflix show...

I chose Oxford over free education in Germany. Here’s why.

If you asked my parents why I applied to Oxford, they would tell you that I was a little too obsessed with Harry Potter as a child and that I have always had a drive to get as far away from home as possible. While they are not wrong,...

The 2024 Conundrum: Should Biden Run?

The presidency is the ultimate job. Theoretically available to any American, it shimmers mirage-like on millions of intimate and individual horizons. In What It Takes, his 1,100 page paean to president-picking, Richard Ben Cramer writes that this singularity “was someone altogether larger, and more extraordinary than we.”  This chief executive,...

Turning ladies’ Figure Skating into another sport: Eteri Tutberidze and the future of Figure Skating

CW: Eating Disorders “It’s amazing what they’re doing there!” declared commentator Chris Howarth during the 2019 Grand Prix Final. “Turning ladies’ figure skating into another sport.”  He was referring to four of the competing women – or, more accurately, girls, not one over the age of seventeen – and their coaching...

Profiles

“We didn’t do Blackface, but you could argue that we did”: Mathew Baynton on Horrible Histories, type-casting, and his acting career

On November 23rd, Mathew Baynton visited the Oxford Union. There was a frenzy of excitement around his attendance, with members queuing from 5:30pm to attend his 8pm talk. Baynton...

“Do you want to be a leader or a follower?”: In conversation with Claire Adler

Practically all of us have, at some point, been unsure about where we’re headed after university. It’s certainly not an anxiety that’s unique to our generation—and, after having conducted...

Culture

Knee Deep

the night to hear the sky to let the world run through...

His Dark Materials exhibition in Oxford museums brings Lyra’s world to life

Props from the BBC’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His...

Life

How to effectively pair food and wine

"Hopefully this short piece will help to shed light on the process and elevate your next evening with friends or date night."

Seasonal Depression: otherwise known as the Michaelmas Blues

"This time of year can be difficult for some, and while this is not a new discovery, it is more important now than ever to look after yourselves and look out for your friends."