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The obsession with meritocracy in university admissions is misguided: here’s why

Universities are more than merely merit-obsessed, mechanical institutions

Crazy Rich Asians – it’s not just a film

An exploration of the socio-cultural dialogue sparked by the release of the film Crazy Rich Asians

Gender pronouns matter, especially at school

Misgendering isn’t an issue of ‘snowflake culture’ or free speech and should not be treated as such

The Lola Olufemi ‘scandal’ is dishonest and damaging to BME progress

Silencing bias does not silence academic freedom, argues Brian Wong

The freshers’ ‘slave auction’ wasn’t just ill-judged banter. It goes deeper

Saying "they can't take a joke" suggests that slavery can be a joke

Not Wong: Banal racism

Brian Wong decries the casual racism which continues to pervade society

Not Wong: Dissecting the BNOC phenomenon

Brian Wong subjects the Oxford BNOC to rigorous analysis

Not Wong: In defence of lived experiences

Brian Wong crafts a compelling case for the importance of lived experiences to social justice

Not Wong: Beyond the social construct

Brian Wong asks us to embrace the fact that reality is socially constructed

Not Wong: The Invisibility Cloak

*Queerness is used here in a reclamatory manner.I want to talk about what it means to be an invisible Queer, and the hidden, pernicious...

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Lessons From Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino

A retrospective look at this controversial project reminds us of the danger and importance of risk-taking in music.

Rats plague St. Hugh’s accommodation

One student was moved to welfare accommodation after they found a dead rat on their floor in the middle of night

Mary Beard interview – “The ancient world is a safe space for arguing”

Mary Beard discusses the Classics, political-polarisation, and access with Barney Pite

She who dares, wins

Taking risks is the only rule of fashion

‘A Star Is Born’ as Bradley Cooper makes an impressive directorial debut

"It's the same story told over and over; all an artist can do is say how they see it"