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The strange death of Constable’s rural idyll

Daniel Villar explores how the English countryside has changed since John Constable painted The Cornfield
Trump and Macron

The Paris Climate Accord is now little more than scrap paper

Daniel Villar argues that despite being formed with the best intentions, the Paris Climate Accord now serves as a reminder of a collective failure to combat climate change

Through the Looking Glass: the Auden set

Daniel Villar explores the perils of collaboration for Auden, Day-Lewis, Spender and MacNeice

Review: ‘White Trash’ by Nancy Isenberg

Daniel Villar finds this survey of white working class America wanting

Wednesday Weltanschauung: Marijuana Legalisation

Daniel Villar offers a justification for marijuana legalisation which goes beyond domestic interests to consider the effects of criminalisation upon other countries

Scientists of the literary world

Daniel Villar marvels at those who bridge the divide between disciplines

Folk, it is a-changin’

Daniel Villar discusses Bob Dylan’s legacy and the folk revival

In defence of non-fiction literature

Daniel Villar thinks the Nobel Prize committee has neglected non-fiction

One thing I’d change about Oxford… Educating people

Daniel Villar calls for more versatile education in Oxford

Brexit: Saviour of European federalism?

Brexit could reboot the abandoned project of European federalism

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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

“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"

A look at the Cuppers draw

Cal Flintoff runs through this year's competition