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Pick of the week

Best start to the termWith a distinct absence of plays kicking off Trinity Term, there is disappointingly little competition for this slot. Be this...

Decanal wisdom

It is not an enviable task to keep order in an Oxford college. Accordingly, persons of a decanal persuasion must be accorded great respect...

Society’s gossip columnist

Tatler sits somewhere between House and Gardens and Vogue. Geographically at least:its offices occupy the third floor of Condénast’s headquarters in London, sandwichedbetween the...

The First Lady in waiting

Hillary Clinton enters the reception area outside her office in Washington where my photographer and I are waiting, suddenly rather nervous. dressed in her...

Man behind the van

I work in Mehdi’s kebab van which is on the High Street between Oriel College and Turl Street. I’ve worked in the same van...

Passe Notes

So, you’re at Oxford now. You must be pretty clever then. But then again you’re probably pretty ugly too. And a virgin. And that’s...

Notebook

Sorry seems to be the hardest word. Just ask Ken Livingstone. Or most men, for that matter. It’s also extraordinarily effective, which really is...

Varsity boxing

Oxford were on the receiving end of a record Varsity boxing defeat at the Cambridge Guildhall, as Cambridge secured the first ever 9-0 whitewash...

Explained

Driving on the leftIN VIOLENT feudal societies travelling on the left was a far better idea for the simple fact that riders on horseback...

Saintly porn

University of Cambridge Cambridge’s Christian Union has some useful ideas about exam ‘technique’, as students attempting to access its revision advice website have been...

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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...

The ‘Brideshead Revisited’ reputation haunting Oxford

Is there any truth in the fictional portrayals of the University?

Oxford grad launches new access initiative

The new organisation aims to connect disadvantaged students with Oxbridge mentors

Which TV show has the best intro music?

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but what about a show by its intro?