Some habits die hard: the truth about Oxford’s Coffee Culture
The baristas in Cornmarket Pret know my coffee order on sight. My friends rarely see me without a strong black Americano in hand. You...
Guardians of the Galaxy 3
'If you’ve been sitting at home with your cork board and red string, becoming the next Hercule Poirot trying to work out how on earth the MCU fits together nowadays, give this intergalactic film a try.'
Time to put a lid on it
Although alcohol can bring people together, it can also leave a fair number of people on the outskirts of social settings.
Inside the Oxford fashion scene: the Fashion Gala designers
'I spoke to some of the Fashion Gala designers, who told me about their background in the world of fashion and design, their pieces for this year’s gala, and where they find their inspiration.'
The shift towards online thrift: a guide
'It is okay to deliberately buy fast-fashion second-hand since it is already in circulation and will not constitute to financially supporting unethical practices. Honestly, the longer it avoids landfill the better.'
Magdalen Street Odeon to close just before its 100th anniversary
"After 99 years of business, the Odeon Cinema on Magdalen Street will be closing its doors for good. At its peak, the cinema was one of Oxford’s most popular entertainment venues, but the rise of streaming platforms, the effects of the pandemic, and the opening of other cinemas have contributed to its decline over the past several years."
The Monarchy: An Embodiment of Britishness?
"The survival of the monarchy is a testament to the moderation that characterises British political history, perhaps our greatest and most distinctive achievement."
The Identity Crisis of Everything Everywhere All At Once
'In an alternate universe, you are not an Oxford student reading Cherwell. In another alternate universe, you are a pinata hanging from a tree. In yet another alternate universe, you have hot dogs for fingers.'
“It’s about having the courage to say what you mean”: In conversation with Gwyneth Lewis
Gwyneth Lewis is the former National Poet of Wales, the first writer to be given the Welsh laureateship and was recently appointed Member of...
Marginalia: an insight into the psychology of the Oxford Student
You’re sat in the Rad Cam. It’s week five of Michaelmas. You’re hunched over, squinting through the dim yellow light to make out the...
‘Cozzie livs’ core: recession fashion trends
'If mankind has established one thing in the recent years of pestilence and political disarray, it is that anything can become a fashion aesthetic.'
"Overall, Punk was fun. It was light-hearted when it needed to be, and at other points rich and profound."
“Bursts of love, hate, and everything in between”: A Review of ‘Love and Money’
"Everything was brilliantly executed, but this play is hard to watch, not only because of its subject-matter but also because of the way it unfolds."