Authors Posts by Brendan James

Brendan James


OUSU votes to help end genital cutting

OUSU raises awareness to help end female genital cutting

Sharing a cup and sharing a story

Brendan James discovers the real pain behind the statistics of human casualties in the West Bank

‘Tis the merry month of May

May Day celebrations pass without incident as students swim in rather than jump into the river

Cambridge overtake Oxford

The 'other place' overtakes Oxford in The Complete University Guide


Campaigners brave the cold for Amnesty

Chemistry top for dropouts

Roughly one quarter of all drop-outs in the past two years were chemists

Gaza scholarship

Jesus College moves towards creation of Palestinian scholarship

Naik challenged

Banned imam talks about terrorism

OUCA believe in a thing called Love

Courtney Love drops by OUCA's weekly Port & Policy event


A black and white close-up shot of the face of a man with a woman standing up beside him.

Fast Film: In a Lonely Place unites noir tradition with painfully real romance

Humphrey Bogart is a man addled by loneliness in this cinematic masterclass of subtlety and allegory.
taylor swift sings into a microphone

“Look what you made me do”: Taylor Swift’s reinvention

The reinvention of her ‘reputation’ is not a change of character nor a sudden shift in her attitude to the spotlight. The Reputation era was simply a rebranding of sound, lyricism, production and image which worked to provoke her audience and, ironically, sustain her reputation.
The Town vs Gown promotional poster

Town vs Gown 2019: Press Release

The official press release ahead of the Town vs Gown 2019 boxing event
The 1975 play on a stage

Review: The 1975’s latest album falls short

Some robotic pretentious waffle. Some cynical love songs. Some good hooks, a few nice bridges. Rinse and repeat for an album for an identikit album, with a dozen else out there the same.

City Council Blasts Oxford Union over Le Pen Invite

Oxford City Council accused the Union of a “pattern of endangering community safety by inviting fascists into the city.