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Evidence of magic at the British Library

Harry Potter: a History of Magic wonderfully illuminates the inspirations behind a cultural icon, writes Raffaella Sero

The Christie Mystery

Raffaella Sero considers why Agatha Christie's characters still enthral us in the present day

Poirot’s enduring appeal

Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express reminds us why the detective remains so intriguing, writes Raffaella Sero

Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage: His Darkest One Yet

Raffaella Sero reviews Philip Pullman's latest novel

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Letter To: My Incoming College Children

You will make friends, you will fit in. Plus, you always have our college family!

Uni ‘spends £108,000’ to recruit each additional low-income student

Recent analysis by the Oxford SU also suggests no connection between the proportion of students from poorer postcodes and final exam scores

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?