Authors Posts by Luke Alexander

Luke Alexander


Big Screen

Serenitydir Joss Whedonout 7 OctoberIt depends on whom you ask: Serenity is either the highly-anticipated result of an unprecedented fan-led revolution, or the doomed...

Asthma Gene

Oxford researchers Dr Miriam Moffat and Professor William Cookson have taken a dramatic step towards enhancing our understanding of asthma. The pair, and their...

OUSU Criticised

Keble MCR has published a report encouraging JCRs and MCRs to revise their financial relationship with the Oxford University Student Union while remaining affiliated...

Mind Over Matter

If you answered; 4 questions correctly you are a genius, 3 correctly – you are above average intelligence 2 correctly – you are normal...

A Philosophical Double-Helix

In 1953, a year after deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) was identified as the molecule that carries the biochemical information responsible for the physiology, anatomy and...


Considering the anticipation that has been attached to the new Radiohead material, for those of us who haven’t been bothered to download it already,...

Vitamin Value

Vitamin supplements are ineffective, a study by Oxford scientists has shown writes Rosa Silverman. While millions of Britons have been taking these pills in...

JCR Pres Resigns

Penny Berrill resigned as Hilda’s JCR president this week, citing ill health as the reason why she could not continue in Oxford this term....

Oxford Spies

Speculation has been sparked recently about the existence of KGB-run Oxford spy ring in the 1930’s, writes Christopher Harris. Christopher Andrews, a professor at...

Stock Exchange

Oxford Students have begun to participate in Cambridge University’s new game, “bumpsdaq” – an online fantasy stock exchange based on the crews rowing in...


Union Standing Committee vote to continue with Bannon event

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

Oxford Dictionaries announce Word of the Year 2018

Runners-up included 'big dick energy', 'incel', and 'gammon'

Normal People Review – ‘a novel that speaks to the current climate’

Jenny Scoones discusses the portrayal of masculinity and friendship in Sally Rooney's second novel

Labour councillor suspended for anti-semitism to rejoin party

Lloyd-Shogbesan was suspended from the Labour council after he shared "inappropriate and offensive" posts

Oxford Union officers revolt against Steve Bannon invite

Union secretary Nick Brown has called an emergency meeting of Standing Committee – the society’s governing body – to vote on cancelling the event on Friday