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The Week That Wasn’t – Freshers Week

Cherwell Comment gives a wholly inaccurate account of Freshers Week

Sides of the Scandal

Our take on other takes of the Pleb-gate scandal

Were you convinced by Nick Clegg’s apology? Take our survey

Take our survey on whether Clegg's apology redeemed or damned him in the eyes of Oxford Student

Sides of the Story: The French Presidential election

Our take on other takes on the French election

Alain de Botton talks religion

Alain de Botton discusses what atheists can learn from religion and the benefits of original sin

The week that was: Ireland’s EU bailout

What happened? Top o' de mornin' to ya! Vaguely racist japery aside, the Irish are in trouble. This presents problems for national stereotyping. Normally we...

The week that was: Anti-Browne Protests

What happened? Thursday. The High Street. Quietly bustling with tourists. Brasenose and Univites work solidly beneath the towering spires of All Soul's. Suddenly (it was...

The week that was: attacks on students

What happened? Three Oxford students were mugged last week in what appear to be arbitrary and unrelated attacks. While there were two stabbings in...

The week that was: The Browne Review

What happened, what the papers said, what now


A drawing which shows envy as a naked hag angrily soaring through the sky, by William Hamilton

The anxiety of envy

"Big names dominate the industry, and yet their fiction feels incredibly same-y."

Word on the Street

Student style in its laidback, everyday glory
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