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Words – Cherwell fiction

Fiction: 'She tosses the burning end over the edge of the cliff. We watch it fall, hit rocks softly, anti-climatic.'

Heaney’s Aeneid: When is a Translation not a Translation?

Benn Sheridan discusses Heaney's Final work, a translation of Aeneid Book VI, and finds Virgil a little bit upstaged

The 162nd Varsity Boat Race: Live Blog

Follow our live blog for regular updates on the Oxford vs Cambridge boat race!

Calais: the camp of forgotten conflicts

Sophie Dowle shares her experience of the Calais camp and explains the unremembered struggles that lie at its heart

Review: Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression

Daniel Curtis was more impressed than depressed by Iggy Pop's latest

A time for European solidarity

Franco-Belgian student Olivier Santin reflects on questions of identity and the need for greater European unity in light of the Brussels attacks

Brussels: An attack on Europe

Antonio Gottardello reflects on the nature and the intentions behind the Brussels terror attacks

Grumbling gets access nowhere

Charles Clegg argues that impressions of Oxford as a posh boys' club are misleading and hamper efforts to widen access

Saïd blacklisted by Barclays bank

The founding benefactor of the Saïd Business School and his associated charity, The Saïd Foundation, have been blacklisted by Barclays

A troubling relationship: the UK and Saudi Arabia

Alex Walker examines the government's refusal to face up to Saudi Arabia's appalling human rights record

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Oxford Club Couture

Feathers, latex, or pyjamas: the dress code for Oxford clubs knows no bounds

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...