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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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Oxford’s controversial donors revealed

Oxford's donors include a firm accused of climate change denial, and a bank fined £235million by a US regulator

The hidden costs of trashing revealed

Trashing is officially banned in the University's regulations, but that doesn't stop them from paying out £25,000 in security and cleaning costs

There is still power in a union – but it erodes with our apathy

In a society increasingly driven towards division, the UCU pensions dispute highlights the challenges facing worker solidarity

Exclusive: Oxford Union release Trinity term card

Speakers include Lindsay Lohan, Jordan Peterson, and Peyton Manning

Government announces student loan interest rate rises

Students in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland will face interest rates on their loans of up to 6.3%