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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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Former ACS president wins social mobility award

The current Havard student was a former ACS president

Rhodes Trust announces largest and most diverse cohort

The 2019 class includes two Global Scholars
a sign saying 'no surrender' hung over rubble on Shankill Road

Milkman by Anna Burns: a pertinent portrait of life during the Troubles

An exploration of Anna Burns' The Milkman and its chilling relationship to the violence of the Troubles.

Research by Oxford University reveals scale of Russian intervention in US election

Research by Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda Project and network analysis firm Graphika provides an in-depth analysis into Russia’s disinformation campaign around the 2016 US election.

Students face “hit” following ONS student loan reclassification

The reclassification will see £12bn added to the UK annual deficit