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The Perlys – Yet Death will seize …

We review an album packed full of quacked-up, left-of-the-beat jiggy-pop.

Genre Bending: Jazz Metal

by Phil AherneMetal in its original ‘70s form ran its course through the ‘80s and was overtaken by grunge in the major consumer market....

Album Review: Sworn Vengeance, Severe Torture

by Phil AherneAs far as the death metal genre goes, Dutch destroyers Severe Torture are commendable for their proficiency, but not their innovation. This...

Just a Peep

By Phil Aherne Why do a different version of the show at the Burton-Taylor?Ben: It was mainly to give a better idea of what the...


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?