Authors Posts by Alexander Rankine

Alexander Rankine


We must end our love affair with the tutorial system

Alexander Rankine argues that the tutorial system is too expensive, ineffective and anachronistic

How OUSU Council is failing to hold OUSU to account

Alexander Rankine examines the failure of OUSU Council to provide a meaningful democratic connection between students and OUSU

Why I am a confirmed donkey-sceptic

Alexander Rankine's satirical look at the menace of donkey sanctuaries

Review: ‘The Emperor’s Tomb’ by Joseph Roth

Alexander Rankine admires Roth's raw, unpolished, new novel

Oxford student in noodle internet sensation

Barney Parker at Corpus Christi has achieved internet fame in Korea after a friend photographed him eating spicy noodles

Debate: Can your tutor also be your friend?

Alexander Rankine and Anna Cooban weight up whether socialising with your tutor is really a good idea or not.

Oxford Maladies

Alexander Rankine's compendium of illnesses and ailments exclusive to our good university

Grappling with Grayling

Alexander Rankine talks to A. C. Grayling about some of his stronger opinions on God and The Guardian

Handing down know-how is key to society longevity

University societies must invest in experience and expertise in order to survive and function.

Good News Out of Africa

There’s more to the continent than safaris and war


It’s one small step for Damien Chazelle: ‘First Man’ review

The director of 'Whiplash' and 'La La Land' bring his best to this much-anticipated Neil Armstrong biopic

Oxford grad sets up eating disorder peer support group

The initiative, Supporting Male Athletes with Eating Disorders (SMAED), aims to break down the barriers of `toxic masculinity` by providing a network of support for athletes with eating disorders.

The infamous melodramatics of Kanye West: Ye or nay?

Kanye has had a career riddled with dramatic events – what has this done to his legacy?

22 July: Netflix dramatises Norway’s darkest day

With 22 July, Paul Greengrass has answered the question of how to convert tragedy into film. In handling the harrowing 2011 Norway attacks that...

Uni bids to trademark ‘Oxford’ on 126 products

If successful, the University have the sole right to use the city's name on any product