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Tabloid spotlights only keep the real Oxford in the dark

Sensationalist reporting on Oxford sustains the elitism it criticises

Could Friends be any more problematic?

Rewatching the sitcom in 2018 makes me feel uncomfortable

All Souls plans plaque to mark donor’s slavery links

The college has applied for planning permission for a plaque commemorating the slaves whose labour funded its library.

Tabloids must stop using children as a bastion for bigotry

In light of the response to the Church of England's report on the protection of transgender children, Naomi Packer considers how the media uses children to further their views

Queer spaces can benefit from the presence of allies

With Queerfest on the horizon, Naomi Packer considers the presence of straight people within queer spaces

Don’t separate black history from British shame

Naomi Packer argues that Black History Month should serve as a reminder of Britain's sordid past

Richardson’s comments are not just offensive – they’re dangerous

The vice chancellor's remarks about LGBT+ students make a mockery of pastoral care

We must care about the Taylor Swift case

Naomi Packer argues that Taylor Swift's recent lawsuit is a timely reminder of the power one woman can have in standing up against harassment

Oxfess provides an uncomfortable window into Oxford’s mental health struggles

Naomi Packer exposes the pressures of an elite institution on our mental health, and what we can do to help those suffering the most

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We should be wary of Spotify's control over the music we listen to

‘Beneath the music from a farther room’

This potential for interaction between artist and audience is a phenomenon of the modern era

Strange creatures: monstrosity in Kafka’s ‘The Metamorphosis’

The world of literature is abundant with monsters: physical monsters, psychological monsters, benevolent monsters, evil monsters. However, there is hardly a monster as puzzling...

Should Philip Green have been named and shamed?

This follows Lord Hain naming Sir Philip Green in Parliament as the businessman accused of harassment

Why are you wearing a poppy?

Making Remembrance Day the default undermines its purpose