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Raising awareness of suicide shouldn’t mean sacrificing sensitivity

ITV's new installation could negatively affect those it claims to support

‘Death and the Maiden’ – ‘Intimately, excruciatingly personal’

As part of our look back on the Russian Revolution, Izzy Smith admires Dorfman’s complex but visceral examination of the aftermath of revolution in his play Death and the Maiden

‘Random’ preview – “Convincing and jarring”

Izzy Smith is impressed by what she sees of this masterfully emotive performance

‘Windows’ review: ‘Poignant and relevant’

Izzy Smith finds this interwar play still resonates powerfully today

Fringe Round-up: Six of the Best Stand-Up Shows

Izzy Smith rounds-up the best stand-up shows from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017

Max and Ivan at the Fringe review: ‘Laugh-out-loud hilarious from start...

Izzy Smith is impressed by the duo's masterful sketch comedy

‘Half Breed’ at the Fringe Review: ‘Beautifully articulated’

Izzy Smith is overwhelmed by Natasha Marshall's play about race, friendship and finding a voice

The Oxford Imps at the Fringe review: ‘High energy and entertaining’

Izzy Smith couldn't stop laughing at this silly but witty improvised comedy show

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour review – ‘Fizzing with energy and...

'Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour' impresses Izzy Smith with its audacity and heart

‘A visual masterpiece’

Izzy Smith admires The Cursed Child’s combination of nostalgia and freshness

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Wes Anderson’s films are nostalgic for the present

For Daniel Gonsales, Anderson’s playful films pair loneliness with joy.

Childhood’s Clarity in ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’

The Ocean at the End of the Lane opens with an epigraph from Maurice Sendak, “I remember my own childhood vividly… I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn’t let adults know I knew. It would scare them.”

Oxford should not accept billionaires’ vanity projects

Oxford’s continued acceptance of donations by the super rich like Blavatnik is rotten to the core.

Top Five Must-See ‘Coming of Age’ Films

"‘Coming of age’ isn’t just an umbrella term for drippy films caught up in teenage drama"

The Taste of Success

Julia Alsop speaks to MasterChef finalist and Oxford PhD student, Nawamin Pinpathomrat