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    Review: I Will Delete This Story

    "I found that I Will Delete This Story left me wishing that the titular promise had already been fulfilled."

    No Sex in the City

    Once upon a time a young woman came to study amongst the idyllic spires of Oxford. She dreamed of being ‘Crazy in Love’ as...

    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 Amini, because of a loosely...

    A recovery toolkit to anorexia

    "Recovery is confusing - it is not black and white and there is no one who can do it for you. This is where specialist eating disorder services can guide and support you. Recovery is abstract - it is not the same for anyone but that is the beauty of it. ‘Abstract’ is not synonymous with ‘bad’; ‘hope’ is abstract, ‘peace’ is abstract, so too is ‘contentment’."

    A question of consent: sexual assault in Oxford

    CW: Sexual Assault, violence, rape. "If I didn’t tell this man to stop, how could he have known how uncomfortable he was making me?" Anonymous reflects on their experience of surprise and unconsented choking, and the line between kink and assault.

    ADHD among the dreaming spires

    CW: Contains descriptions of addiction.  "It’s like jenga. I build a tower, I gradually remove blocks, and then BAM! I collapse." IK reflects on their experiences as an Oxford student with ADHD.

    ‘Consent Matters’ Review: University offers Stick Figure Sex Education

    "University administration and the misguided writers of Consent Matters are disconnected from the reality of sexual assault and harassment in Oxford. A course which divorces consent education from face-to-face discussion is ineffective."

    Slightly Stained

    My breath is since-soured coffee and yours is sweet cigarette smoke.

    Beyond the Bullingdon: A closer look into Oxford’s Secret Societies

    Cherwell dives deep into Oxford's clandestine world: Tutors, Tories, bankrolling alumni, and dinosaurs are only the beginning of the world behind doors.

    A Guide to Black Tie (sort of)

    Let us remember the slip-ups, the expense, the rules, and all that we love about wearing black tie

    Telethon calling leaves students and alumni cold

    Colleges need to re-think telethon fundraising

    Let’s Talk About: Medicine Resits

    Learning that you have to resit your medicine exams is difficult, and it is only made worse by an unfair system

    Letter to: My Freshers’ Week Fling

    “It started out with a kiss, how did it end up like this?” to quote Brandon Flowers. And by “like this” I mean us...

    How to: Survive Trinity

    It's not just about revision – it's about relaxing, recuperating and resting too