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“Emotive, vibrant, and politically charged”: Hamilton

Izzy Smith praises Lin-Manuel Miranda’s powerful soundtrack

Dispatches: ‘Marooned between past and present, not here’

A short story of everyday escapism, by Izzy Smith

Intersectional feminism triumphs in ‘Hidden Figures’

Izzy Smith examines the racial issues at play in the Oscar-nominated film, 'Hidden Figures'

Reviewing Moffat: Sherlock Series Four

This series of Sherlock is particularly varied, playing around with genre far more than usual. The first episode, ‘The Six Thatchers,’ feels at many...

Harry Potter and the Procrastinators’ Tome

Izzy Smith is reminded of the comforting power of the books of our childhood

PTSD rewrote me

Izzy Smith reflects on the way in which PTSD affects her life and her identity

Review: ‘Living With The Lights On’

Izzy Smith is gripped by a play that shines a light on a dark illness

Five literary festive favourites

Izzy Smith picks out five of the best books to enjoy this Christmas

Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Izzy Smith gives four and a half stars to the spin-off of a well-loved classic

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Mojo Preview – ‘gloriously worded script but male dominated’

Cesca Echlin finds this rendition of Jez Butterworth's play hits comic targets, but also reflects on its male-dominated narrative.

Merlin: The magic of kindness

Exploring the continuing relevance of BBC's Merlin

Bake-sale held in protest against Oxford’s gender pay gap

Due to the gender wage discrepancies at the university, from today onwards women in the university are ‘effectively unpaid’ until the end of the year. 

NI abortion rights must be a UK policy

Lobbying your MP could help change the lives of thousands of women

The Band Review – ‘heartwarming and nostalgic fun’

The new Take That inspired musical a great testament to the great British boyband.