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Flora Dyson

Pleasure in the age of panic

"The idea that we must be damned for our enjoyment marks pleasure, and its opponent, sacrifice, as part of utilitarian philosophy."

Linguistic hypocrisy: Rhetoric on refugees

"Refugees are considered political problems; they are viewed as contentious, voter-dividing subjects"

I’m a student… get me out of here!

It is a thought that fills me with me with apprehension. A feeling so confusing that even my stomach does not understand whether to...

Let’s talk about friendship

Netflix’s popular and influential show Sex Education has received great acclaim for its honest portrayal of sexual interactions between secondary school teens. However, its...

The cacophony of crisis

COP26 has brought forth a multitude of images which embody the climate crisis: koalas clinging to rescue workers in Australian forest fires, polar bears...

Reshuffling our thoughts

A shock decision by Spotify has fundamentally shaped the concept of the album in the digital age. Adele’s new album, 30, can no longer be shuffled as...

Review: Monsters by Tom Odell

"Monsters takes the listener on a whirlwind tour of raw human emotion. Whether you love or hate Odell’s marmite exposition of various moods, the album clearly provides something for everyone."

Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio speaks at Oxford Union

Mercurio told the Oxford Union that he tried to draw comparisons between real life policing and on-screen policing. He spoke of parallels between the deaths of Stephen Lawrence and Christopher Alder in racially-motivated attacks and the plot and name of Christopher Lawrence in Line of Duty’s season six.

“Everyone’s Invited” founder Soma Sara speaks at the Oxford Union

When asked by Cherwell how we may tackle our own internalised misogyny and attitudes towards rape culture, Sara encouraged the audience to read testimonies and repeatedly “check yourself”

A “quiet revolution:” report outlines ongoing sustainability efforts across the University

"Oxford colleges set their own environmental targets as they are a “semi-independent entity” from the central University."

Societies condemn Oriel’s decision to not remove Cecil Rhodes statue

"“We are disappointed to hear that Oriel’s Governing Body will not be removing the Rhodes statue due to the regulatory and financial challenges involved in the process. Dismantling systemic racism in Oxford is one of the greatest challenges this university community has faced, but we believe this is no excuse for inaction… Cecil Rhodes is a symbol of colonialism, white supremacy, and racism, all of which have no place in Oriel College, nor any other part of this University.” "

Marquee set up in University Parks

"The marquee has capacity for 30 students, in line with government guidance. It will be open-sided and accessible, with toilets nearby. Student event organisers may bring their own food and drink or pay to have it provided by the University catering company."

80% of students return to university despite government guidance

The latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) data has shown that 80% of students have returned to their university address in spite of government...

SU pass motion to lobby to remove the Sackler name from library

A motion to remove the Sackler Library name from the Bodleian Libraries building has been passed by the Student Union. The motion, heard in...