Authors Posts by Anthony Collins

Anthony Collins


Cherworld – Sharks and balls

Anthony and Anna plunge into the murky, shark-infested depths of animal rights protests

Cherworld – Margaret Thatcher and Oxford

Anthony is joined by new presenter Anna Leszkiewicz to discuss Oxford's famous snub to the Iron Lady

Cherworld: the gender gap

Recently released figures reveal that men still outperform women in finals. Sophie and Anthony ask why this discrepancy exists.

Cherworld – Examining the evidence

Sophie and Anthony discuss the dilution of Classics Mods, formerly known as the hardest exams in the world, and debate whether the exam is still the best means of testing intelligence

Cherworld: accommodating our needs

Sophie and Anthony are joined by guest presenter Anna Leszkiewicz to examine the spate of housing controversies which have sprung up at Oxford colleges

Cherworld: doing your research

Anthony and Sophie discuss the thorny issue of academic research: should it be accessible to all?

Cherworld: Observing the Formalities

Sophie and Anthony examine the curious Oxford tradition of Formal Hall

Cherworld: Oxford’s first world problem

This week, Sophie and Anthony are joined by guest presenter Tom Beardsworth. Does the increase in first class degrees dilute Oxford's prestige?

Cherworld: suing St Hugh’s

Sophie and Anthony discuss the case of Damien Shannon, the postgraduate applicant suing St Hugh's College

Cherworld: the admissions question

In the first episode of Hilary 2013, Sophie and Anthony put the Oxford interview under the microscope


Letter To: My Incoming College Children

You will make friends, you will fit in. Plus, you always have our college family!

Uni ‘spends £108,000’ to recruit each additional low-income student

Recent analysis also suggests no connection between the proportion of students from poorer postcodes and final exam scores

India’s legalisation of gay sex is India’s success, not the West’s

Western coverage of India's overturning of Section 377 was at best uninformed and at worst insulting

The Art of Small Talk

At the beginning of October a hormonal mass of teens, infused with adrenalin and trepidation, will descend on Oxford for a week of clumsy...

The ‘Brideshead Revisited’ reputation haunting Oxford

Is there any truth in the fictional portrayals of the University?