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Michael Shao

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The scout system at Oxford must be scrapped

Michael Shao argues that scouts, paid a pittance and often treated quite badly, remove any sense of privacy and adult independence at university

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the slime of Turkey

Erdoğan is humiliating Turkey on the international stage as well as gradually dismantling democracy at home

Oxford University is a risky investment

Michael Shao debates whether he would add the University of Oxford to his hypothetical portfolio of investments

Reject the Tory attempt to build a surveillance state

Michael Shao on why the government's call for new powers should be rejected
A judge's gavel

Oxford lawyers, quit your degrees. Now.

Michael Shao argues that software systems, developments in machine learning, and artificial intelligence will soon render lawyers obsolete

One thing I’d change about Oxford… academic freedom

Michael Shao wishes that there was a little more choice in papers beyond one's chosen subject

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Jee Saheb: A joy

The traditional restaurant sticks to the classics from India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan

Banishing elitist traditions, de-mystifying applications, and peer support

Three students weigh in on how to tackle Oxbridge's access problem

True West Review – ‘this is truly sweet suburban silence’

Sam Shepard's play explores the tensions behind the American Dream.
Cartoon sketch of Karl Lagerfeld in the style of a barbie doll

Chanel Métiers d’Art: the star-spangled update Lagerfeld needed

Chanel's latest show sees Karl break out of the comfort zone in unapologetic extravagance.
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Poetry in motion: the nature of lyrics

Should lyrics be given the same respect as poetry?