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Period poverty is a national embarrassment, not a ‘women’s issue’

An interview with activist Amika George reveals how period poverty is excluding young women from an equal education

Nancy Drew – feminist icon or tired corporate creation?

Ellie Duncan explores whether the children's detective series Nancy Drew is progressive or not

Layers of history in the bright colours of Porto

Ellie Duncan is enchanted by the 'azulejos' of Portugal

Dispatches: Friends, Ulysses, and the value of a story’s ending

Ellie Duncan considers how endings reflect a need for stories

Online discoveries through the Oxford Book Club

Ellie Duncan chats to the editors of the Oxford Book Club's new website

Tiny words: on the art of small talk

Ellie Duncan ruminates on the place of everyday interaction in literary writing

Imagination and immediacy in travel writing

Ellie Duncan interviews Neil McQuillian, Senior Editor at Rough Guides

Food diary: why brunch?

Ellie Duncan explores the role of brunch in history, culture and her weekend routine

Author of the week: Halldór Laxness

Ellie Duncan takes a look at one of Iceland's greatest writers

Author of the week: Paul Beatty

A look at the winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize

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Letter To: My Incoming College Children

You will make friends, you will fit in. Plus, you always have our college family!

Uni ‘spends £108,000’ to recruit each additional low-income student

Recent analysis by the Oxford SU also suggests no connection between the proportion of students from poorer postcodes and final exam scores

India’s legalisation of gay sex is India’s success, not the West’s

Western coverage of India's overturning of Section 377 was at best uninformed and at worst insulting

The Art of Small Talk

At the beginning of October a hormonal mass of teens, infused with adrenalin and trepidation, will descend on Oxford for a week of clumsy...

The ‘Brideshead Revisited’ reputation haunting Oxford

Is there any truth in the fictional portrayals of the University?