Authors Posts by David Lawton

David Lawton


Getting it right: political commentary and rap

David Lawton highlights the political potential of rap, and consigns folk and punk to the dustbin of history

A dark trend in music documentaries

David Lawton argues that the rebirth of the tortured artist’s image in music documentaries exploits pain

Willie Healey: star in the making

A true Oxford homeboy, most of Willie J Healey’s music videos comprise, as someone at Zappi’s once told me, of him “pissing around on...

Hollywood: Beyond the Pale?

David Lawton feels it’s time to reject Hollywood’s regime of systematic oppression once and for all

OUSU responds to higher education reform

Opposition to government cuts and green paper expressed at council meeting

Junior doctors’ strike comes to Oxford

Protesters gather outside Broad Street to protest proposed changes

Students hold vigil in response to Syria air strike decision

Groups including Rhodes Must Fall and CRAE collaborate to organise vigil in solidarity with Syrian and Iraqi citizens on Cornmarket

‘Joke’ motion takes Merton north

Merton JCR has voted to affiliate themselves with Sheffield SU

The Cult of the MacBook

David Lawton argues that the omnipresence of the MacBook reflects the privileged nature of Oxford University

‘Midget Night Bridge’ condemned

The Bridge nightclub host controversial club night for the second time despite criticism


Union prepares for Bannon protests

Hundreds are expected to protest at the Union, after yesterday's tense vote sees the Bannon event go ahead

Jesus College accused of controversial evangelical group ‘cover-up’

Jesus is now the third Oxford college to have hosted Christian Concern in recent years, along with Exeter and Trinity, whilst LMH is currently considering whether or not to host the group

Students raise safety concerns over ‘extremely frightening’ Park End queue

“It was an extremely frightening experience; several people were experiencing panic attacks."

Don’t confuse free speech with hate speech

The Union’s series of predictably shocking speakers are anathema to our values

Union Standing Committee vote to continue with Bannon event

Officials voted narrowly to not cancel the event, despite pressure from student groups