Authors Posts by Nathan Chan

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


Collage showing textile waste and impacts of the fashion industry on the environment

Fast fashion means a slow death for the planet this Christmas

Kat Cooper explores the true environmental cost of high-street fashion
A woman walks down a snowy path with trees lining it. She is wearing a coat and carries a black bag over her shoulder.

Making myself at home

"When you're here for most of the year, making this city your true home is a feat that seems impossible."

Union refute Purple Turtle allegations of “childish” behaviour

According to the Union, negotiations were only "impeded by the impossibility of an agreement on rent."

Oxbridge must take responsibility for ‘systemic’ access issues

A centralised admissions system and greater contextualisation could offer a solution

Eight private schools dominate Oxbridge admissions

The Sutton Trust suggests universities introduce a 'geographic element' to admissions policies