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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...


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...


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...


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