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Oxford must change its essay obsession

The weekly grind of Oxford has detrimental effects on our learning, our mental health, and society at large

Oxford students spend most on sex toys

With four of the five top-rated universities in the UK making it into the top buyers table, it has been suggested that there may be a link between intelligence and sex drive

How Oxford culture is dominated by the most privileged

The issue is not a simple matter of discrimination but long term deficiencies in cultural upbringing in less privileged students

Withnail and I was a buddy comedy unlike any other

An old cult film showing in Cowley proves to be more sadly relevant to the student experience than expected

Doctor Feelgood offers a happy release from Oxford stress

Doctor Feelgood delivers a homespun and happy night at the Bullingdon

Christmas through the imagination of Tolkien

Letters from Father Christmas that Tolkein wrote for his children will be on display for the first time in the Bodleian exhibition in 2018.

The culture of Homecoming, from a student’s eyes

Depictions of homecoming remind us of what makes returning home such a confusing experience

Ten years on, Burial’s ‘Untrue’ is still dripping with raw emotion

Joe Bavs reminisces on an experimental classic

Saving Cellar was a true victory for people power

Joe Baverstock-Poppy argues that the reversal on closing Cellar has taught us something about the impact our student voices can have

A unique and uncomfortable experience

Lil Peep is our greatest living icon, writes Joe Bavs

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Union prepares for Bannon protests

Hundreds are expected to protest at the Union, after yesterday's tense vote sees the Bannon event go ahead

Jesus College accused of controversial evangelical group ‘cover-up’

Jesus is now the third Oxford college to have hosted Christian Concern in recent years, along with Exeter and Trinity, whilst LMH is currently considering whether or not to host the group

Students raise safety concerns over ‘extremely frightening’ Park End queue

“It was an extremely frightening experience; several people were experiencing panic attacks."

Don’t confuse free speech with hate speech

The Union’s series of predictably shocking speakers are anathema to our values

Union Standing Committee vote to continue with Bannon event

Officials voted narrowly to not cancel the event, despite pressure from student groups