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The anti-Politician: An afternoon with Anjali Ramanathan

The considerations of a would-be student politician. A student, who, despite being a self-declared introvert, has been thrust to the very top of student politics. President of the Christ Church JCR, candidate for the presidency of the Oxford Union -- Ramanathan wants to run things. 
Sketch of Cate Blanchett's character in Nightmare Alley

Star-Gazing: In Conversation With Cate Blanchett

It’s a strange feeling to stare into the void of a Zoom loading screen, waiting for a two-time Oscar winner to join the call. But that’s what I did one Sunday morning, counting the seconds until my interview with Cate Blanchett began.

“I don’t believe in a redemption arc for Perez Hilton” :...

Perez Hilton is saying sorry. 17 years since the rise and fall of his controversial blog, this near-universally loathed gossipmonger turned businessman and doting father...

‘I’m a practical man’: Lech Wałęsa in conversation

There can’t be many people who have inspired both an opera and a U2 stadium anthem. President Lech Wałęsa may well be one of...

In conversation with Annabel Croft

"It teaches you humility, and how to cope with defeats and disappointments. And that's a really important factor in life: you can't win everything."

In Conversation with HONNE

When I met HONNE over Zoom, they’d been up late the night before working on a new music video for an acoustic version of...

In Conversation with India Hicks

Although having enjoyed a varied career, India Hicks is perhaps best known for two things: her eponymous lifestyle brand (now defunct), and being Prince...

In Conversation with Ted Hodgkinson

From the window above my desk I can see straight into four of my neighbours’ offices. The workspace belonging to the family opposite sits...

In Conversation with Baroness Hale

The diaries of Lord Hope, the first Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court, describe Baroness Brenda Hale: “Brenda is not easy to deal...

Interview: Richard Herring

The comedian on his podcast, his time in Oxford and living in Boris Johnson's armpit