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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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Ethiopia sees ‘staggering increase in food insecurity,’ Oxford study warns

Ethiopia’s food insecurity crisis is rapidly worsening to alarming extents under severe drought and civil conflict, shows Oxford’s Young Lives study, which has tracked the effects of poverty on 12,000 young people in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam over 20 years. 

Homelessness in Oxfordshire has nearly halved since 2019

"Homelessness in Oxfordshire has nearly halved since 2019 due to the Oxfordshire County Council’s response to a government directive urging councils to get ‘everyone in’ due to the pandemic. This comes as Oxfordshire County Council commits to a new ‘housing-led’ approach to homelessness, the first of its kind in the country."

“The frailty of everything revealed at last”: dystopian fiction in a time of crisis

"Dystopian narratives may be bleak, but they do not contribute to the barbarity of our times: they are, instead, a powerful reminder that in the midst of crisis, beauty and hope do remain."

The Masque of the Red Death: Reading our way out of a crisis

Edgar Allan Poe wrote his short story, the Masque of the Red Death, after his wife had been diagnosed with the then-incurable disease, tuberculosis....

Reality check: the power of relatable crises

"Conflicts in literature don’t work when they fail to resonate". Regardless of genre, books are most impactful when their crises are rooted in everyday human experience.

The Crisis of Creon

'Peripeteia', reversal of fortune, for Sophocles' Creon in 'Antigone' is a wincingly fatal consequence of his tragic decision.

Privilege comes in many shapes and sizes

At Oxford, it is very normal to consciously recognise the privileges that we enjoy, be that white privilege, male privilege, straight privilege, class privilege,...

Debate: Should there be less sugar in our Coco Pops?

Kellogg's new 'healthy' Coco Pops are tearing LMH apart

Dichotomous Lives: The Lives of Diaspora Kids

Detailing the difficulties of integrating two identities

University criticised over Rohingya crisis

Dr. Zarni slammed the University for being "complicit at worst" in Myanmar government persecution due to links with Yangon University

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