“Heaven knows marks a pivotal point in PinkPantheress’ artistic journey, transcending the scattered teases of her previous mixtape to deliver a cohesive, finely crafted LP” Nina Naidu reviews PinkPantheress’ new album, Heaven knows. Illustration by Anna Payman.
“This week, we dive into the boardroom politics engulfing ChatGPT-creator OpenAI, crisis in Germany’s government budget, and the UK’s stealthy austerity.” The Global Affairs team breaks down the Economy, Stupid.…Keep reading
‘This is a ‘revolution’, not just a presentation’. Caitlyn Tan reviews the latest Victorian exhibit in the Ashmolean Museum. Image by John Ruskin.Keep reading
“Ultimately, no level of productivity will result in an antidote to depression; it just doesn’t work like that for me. Instead, it is the mere persistence of me existing that…Keep reading
Bringing vibrancy to Oxford fashion: Oxford African and Caribbean Society’s traditional fashion showcase
“Perhaps fashion showcases like this one will pave the way for cultural and international societies to open up their doors to students of other ethnicities, perhaps the self-conscious fear of…Keep reading
A note from the editor This week has proven to be a successful one for right wing leaders with questionable hairdo’s. In the Netherlands we have had the questionably blonde…Keep reading
“As we are now post-pandemic, my question is whether we can regain a cultural consensus against CO2 once more, and can it be achieved by the end of the decade?” Laurence Warner introduces his debut, climate-centred musical.
‘The Oxford Union hosted Ben Shapiro, a conservative political pundit who spoke extensively on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Flora Prideaux reports on Ben Shapiro’s talk on Israel-Palestine at the Oxford Union. Content Warning: Discussions of the conflict in Gaza, including offensive and distressing language.
“The Oxford Hub is a local charity which focuses on improving the community in the city through volunteering, and has made my student experience extremely worthwhile.” Ellee Su interviews the Oxford Hub and shares key information on how to get involved.
“When they’re not sporting loosely buttoned up shirts, they’re wearing suits while asserting that those around them are not wearing suits as good as theirs— “that’s a rental, right?”. How refreshing.”Keep reading
“The Barbie movie certainly infiltrated our real-world’s popular culture. But, three months after the movie’s original release, how will it retain any deeper cultural consciousness?”Keep reading
“Oxford is a space for students to pursue academic, social and yes, even spiritual endeavours.” Reuben Meadows explores some intricacies of religion in Oxford. Illustration by Niamh WalkerKeep reading
“As the UK continues to emerge as a hub for cyber investment, it is for our generation to pioneer this field which is so vital to global security.” In the second edition of the Global Affairs section’s finance column, Alice Grant explores the exciting world of the UK’s cyber startups. Image by Colin…Keep reading
“Will the Dutch continue to champion openness and forward-thinking policies, or begin to mirror the UK’s troubling journey?” Simon Van Teutem analyses the troubling parallels between the Dutch VVD and the Tories’ decade of blunders. Image by the European Council. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED.Keep reading
“This week, we have a new Environment Minister, people are less likely to have children amid climate change fears, and temperatures are rising in the southern hemisphere.” Photo by Markus Spiske, used under a CC0 licence, accessed via pexels.comKeep reading
“If I had the intention to marry, perhaps sex was still a good thing and I could still fit myself inside the rules. God, I imagine, was not impressed by all this rule-bending and self-deceit, although I doubt he was surprised.” Alice Brooker disentangles her feelings on sex, love and God.
“As if by divine intervention, this artist who had absolutely no fame or recognition anywhere else in the world appeared with his gritty, anti-establishment music in the place where the youth needed it the most.” Liv Ekdawi explores the unexpected impact of American musician Sixto Rodriguez on South African politics. Image by Ella Soni
‘Anyone unfortunate enough to have suffered even the most minor health complication in recent years will know the ordeal of accessing primary care, and the barriers that seem to be deliberately put in place to stop patients from seeing their doctors.’ Max Kelly discusses NHS waiting times, lockdowns, and the rising cost of college rent.…
“But why, of all the Instapoets, has Kaur amassed such a massive following?” Nina Naidu explores the work of the much adored (and much derided) Rupi Kaur and her impact…
“You can nominate as many billionaire pop stars as you want, but when you are platforming men notorious for mistreating women in the very same breath, it seems to make…
“The show was unconventional and well-delivered, drawing audience and actors close throughout the absurd, imaginative performance.” Izzy Lucas reviews Nocturne Productions’ performance of “This Is How We Walk On The…
Nina Naidu considers the issues behind spoiling children, even if the parents only have positive intentions.
Rebecca Pearson offers a helpful guide on how to successfully maintain a healthy long distance relationship based on her own romantic experience.
“I was afraid to admit that, at times, the support was overwhelming. I was not used to people worrying about me. This strange dichotomy of both begging for help, yet…
“Being an international student at Oxford, my first time outside my country and away from family, brought out strengths of character that once lay buried deep inside.”
“For many, these bridging programmes are heralded as a lifeline for state school students, offering an opportunity to acclimate to the rigorous academic environment of Oxford. Yet, my experience has…
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