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Nathan Chan


Why I’m a … Christian

Nathan writes about choosing the Christian faith

Oxford Gobblefunk Dictionary honours Dahl’s memory

ROALD DAHL FANS might have a new reason to be “whoopsy whiffling”, as Oxford University Press has published a new dictionary compiling Dahl’s words...

JCR anti-pooing motion flushed down the drain

A recent JCR motion calling for “anti-pooping” in Somerville’s college library was dropped from the JCR meeting’s agenda.According to Chloe Funnell, the second year who...

Of Dogs, Doughnuts and Depression – 4

Nathan Chan redefines success and revels in smaller achievements

Of Dogs, Doughnuts and Depression – 3

Fighting depression and a small plastic box

OUSU teaching awards for outstanding faculty members

Over 30 individuals were honoured for their teaching achievements at the University

Oxfam sends teams to Ecuador after quake

The Oxford-based charity has dispatched teams of experts to help the survivors of the earthquake

Of Dogs, Doughnuts and Depression – 2

This week Nathan deals with dog poo and reflects on a hospital visit.

Mary Beard awarded Bodleian Libraries’ highest honour

Well-known Classics scholar awarded the Bodley medal

Of Dogs, Doughnuts, and Depression – 1

In his first blog entry, Nathan says a quick “hi” to whatever readership he has and introduces his friend Tom


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?