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Eagerly Anticipating: Sex Education Series 3

"I am desperately hoping Sex Education returns as planned in January – we don’t need any more bad news this year."

Covered Market to stay open during lockdown

Oxford Covered Market has announced that it will remain open during lockdown. In line with government guidance, food traders within the market will be...

Tales from the Household: Lockdown

Monday, 6:32 p.m. The email arrives saying someone in the house has tested positive and you’re going into isolation for 14 days. We lead...

Pre-Christmas lockdown considered for English universities

The government is considering a two-week lockdown for universities in England from 8th-22nd December, it has been reported. Boris Johnson has vowed to “get students home for...

Univ places second-year accommodation in lockdown

University College have told all students at their accommodation site in North Oxford to stay within their households, from this afternoon. This includes almost...

Hope in the Dark: The ‘New World’ Playlist

"We could all do with a bit of escape and a bit of hope"

Creativity and Covid-19: How social interaction fuels the creative industries

"Social interaction is fundamental for the financial wellbeing of creative industries, to provide a stimulus for new art, to exhibit art and also to remunerate those who devote their time to create it." George Newton discusses the impact of lockdown on artistic creativity and stimulus.

COVID-19 and Sexual Harassment: The Hidden Dangers of the New Normal

Many women have reported feeling far less safe stepping outside since lockdown and social distancing measures were imposed in the UK.

Lockdown eats: Blackberries

Wild blackberries can be rather sharp, so here are a few recipes to sweeten them up a little, taking you through the seasons.

Arcade Fire’s ‘Funeral’: an underappreciated album built for times like these

It is a fact of the universe that, in difficult times, people turn to music. It often seems somewhat counterintuitive that in states of...

Open for Business: the Reality of Easing Lockdown in London

I am tired of the ‘nice to be open again’ chat which has replaced ‘not bad weather today, eh?’.

Turning twenty in my bedroom: the illusion of being older

Turning twenty in lockdown has exposed even more just how performative the rituals we take for granted are.

Gastronomy and Gratitude

Returning to work after a three-month break would be difficult in any industry, but for the all-consuming nature of the hospitality industry, restaurants reopening and the prospect of returning to work must be additionally alarming.

The legacy of banana bread: how coronavirus transformed my relationship with food

It speaks volumes that in the midst of a pandemic, we are still so scared of getting fat.

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