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


Voluntourism: how a booming industry has real world consequences

Combining volunteering with tourism often harms rather than helps disadvantaged communities

Follow the Money: How football puts finance over fans

In light of Bolton Wanderer's narrow escape from administration, we need to confront how money dominates our nation's favourite sport.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary degree should be revoked

If the degree was awarded to honour human rights, can it not be revoked to honour human rights?

The government is wrong to dismiss abortion clinic buffer zones

Protests outside abortion clinics are a form of harassment which undermine the free choices of women

Tolkien fans visit Oxford to celebrate author

The four-day event will include a Hobbit bake-off