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Love Island’s connection to World Cup fervour

These two hotly contested competitions have gripped the nation this summer, and are more similar than you might expect

The fault in our Fawlty

The show is vulgar, insular, and heavy-handed

Civilisations Review: Repeating the same mistakes

Simon Schama, Mary Beard, and David Olusoga; the terrible trio chosen to update the BBC relic Civilisations have fallen foul of all the usual potholes. Tasked with modernisation they haven't quite pulled it off. 

St John’s thrash Exeter in a JCR Prem goal fest

Plenty of goals were scored in the Monday afternoon clash

‘League of Gentlemen’ review – meaningful, powerful and incredibly funny

This revival of the BBC cult classic still packs a punch

Don’t just break the fourth wall, go and watch a film...

Jack Allsopp reflects on a summer vac spent basking in the joys of outdoor cinema

Has football finally sold its soul to money?

Jack Allsopp tries to make sense of Neymar's staggering transfer to PSG

Adaptating our perception of film adaptations

Jack Allsopp questions whether film adaptations can ever match or even supersede their literary predecessor

Can we trust the new episode of ‘Rick and Morty’?

Jack Allsopp examines the hit sci-fi cartoon's latest instalment, and asks what new developments mean for the future of the show [MAJOR SPOILERS]

My town and my gown: between Slough and Oxford

Jack Allsopp finds some surprising connections between his two homes from home

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Gin and tonic’s history might leave you with a bitter taste

Colonialism, empire and disease: this tasty tipple has an interesting story

The Threepenny Opera Preview – ‘promises to be exhilarating’

This term's Playhouse show paints a heightened portrait of the inner-city's criminal underworld.

Brett Kavanaugh’s success is disgraceful

A history of misogyny is a worthy cause for disqualification

Break ups are never easy

Let's not praise OUCA's Bullingdon ban: it's a long time overdue

OUCA introduces Bullingdon ban

The exclusive dining club has been added to a list of "proscribed organisations"