Authors Posts by Jem Bartholomew

Jem Bartholomew

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Women-only scholarship opened to all genders

A fellowhsip previously exclusive to women was made to be availible to all genders after it was deemed illegally discrimanatory last term. The Oxford Council,...

John Major apologised to Bill Clinton over Home Office role in...

John Major sent a letter apologising to Bill Clinton over the Home Office’s involvement in damaging press rumours, official cabinet records reveal. During the 1992...

I, Daniel Blake: a working class triumph

Jem Bartholomew hopes Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or win can revolutionise our national welfare debate

Representing The Impossible

Cinema will never be able to represent the horrors of the Holocaust, but Son of Saul offers a sensitive try, writes Jem Bartholomew

Review: High Rise – both style and substance

Jem Bartholomew reviews Ben Wheatley's stylish and meaty adaptation of the J.G. Ballard's novel High Rise

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Fast Film: In a Lonely Place unites noir tradition with painfully real romance

Humphrey Bogart is a man addled by loneliness in this cinematic masterclass of subtlety and allegory.
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“Look what you made me do”: Taylor Swift’s reinvention

The reinvention of her ‘reputation’ is not a change of character nor a sudden shift in her attitude to the spotlight. The Reputation era was simply a rebranding of sound, lyricism, production and image which worked to provoke her audience and, ironically, sustain her reputation.
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Town vs Gown 2019: Press Release

The official press release ahead of the Town vs Gown 2019 boxing event
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Review: The 1975’s latest album falls short

Some robotic pretentious waffle. Some cynical love songs. Some good hooks, a few nice bridges. Rinse and repeat for an album for an identikit album, with a dozen else out there the same.

City Council Blasts Oxford Union over Le Pen Invite

Oxford City Council accused the Union of a “pattern of endangering community safety by inviting fascists into the city.