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


Former ACS president wins social mobility award

The current Havard student was a former ACS president

Rhodes Trust announces largest and most diverse cohort

The 2019 class includes two Global Scholars
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Milkman by Anna Burns: a pertinent portrait of life during the Troubles

An exploration of Anna Burns' The Milkman and its chilling relationship to the violence of the Troubles.

Research by Oxford University reveals scale of Russian intervention in US election

Research by Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda Project and network analysis firm Graphika provides an in-depth analysis into Russia’s disinformation campaign around the 2016 US election.

Students face “hit” following ONS student loan reclassification

The reclassification will see £12bn added to the UK annual deficit