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Glastonbury 2015. The Verdict

I struck gold in the frantic game of ‘mash-the-refresh-button’ on October 5th last year. Seeing as 135,000 tickets sold out in just 25 minutes, I can’t help feeling Apollo was looking down kindly on me that day. My prize: a ticket to Glastonbury festival.

Album Review: Oasis

Dig Out Your Soul, Big Brother Records

The Joy of Fingering

by James LoweCaravaggio was one of the first artists to appreciate the power of the guitar. Not surprising really, considering he could brawl with...

Ed Harcourt – Until Tomorrow Then Review

By James Lowe ****Ed Harcourt occupies the classically precarious position of being a good singer-songwriter. Such ability isn’t always particularly useful, commercial, or cool. So...

On the Road With the Beat Generation

In 1964, Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters arrived in New York City. Travelling with them was Neal Cassady, Denver-born street kid, petty criminal...


Oxford Club Couture

Feathers, latex, or pyjamas: the dress code for Oxford clubs knows no bounds

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 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...