Authors Posts by Samuele Volpe

Samuele Volpe


Grayling defends decision to attend Union

Prominent Philosopher A.C. Grayling has written to OUSU VP Sarah Pine defending his decision to speak at the Union after a number of speakers back out

Investigation: Local elections

Samuele Volpe finds out from some Oxonians and alumni why local elections matter to students in Oxford

Oxonians ready for World Orienteering challenge

Cherwell Sport looks ahead as two Oxonians are selected to represent GB in this summer's World Universities Orienteering Championships

Sporting Rockstars: Alex Higgins

This week Samuele Volpe pays tribute to one of snooker's early stars

Assaulted student raises over £2k for Rape Crisis Centre

Jeanne Ryan, a student at Teddy Hall, has received over £2,000 of donations on her JustGiving page after taking a #nomakeupselfie following her attack in an Oxford nightclub

Exeter win football cuppers in the dying moments

A last-gasp winner from George Bustin secured a first Cuppers Football Trophy in over 40 years for Exeter College AFC on a glorious Sunday afternoon

Cambridge crews heavier as Boat Race weigh-in takes place

On average Cambridge's men are 2.7kg heavier, and the women 4kg heavier, as the various crews look ahead to the next month of battles on the river.

Town v Gown boxing at the Oxford Union

OUABC organise the annual fights with clubs invited from around the country. The result is 6-3 to the gown!

Wahoo in class-themed event controversy

“Country Estates and Council Estates” themed night draws criticism from Oxford activists

Netflix: the shape of the future?

Samuele Volpe considers our changing understanding of TV


Oxford bans donations from Chinese tech giant

Oxford suspended Huawei donations shortly after China was criticised as 'autocratic' by Chancellor Patten

Hard to Be-Leave – Brexit: The Uncivil War

If you're looking for a grown up perspective on Brexit, Channel 4's political docudrama leaves much to be desired
two hands holding a load of shopping bags

Binge shopping – a no brainer?

Exploring the science behind the 'treat yourself' mentality

The psychology of an evil stepmother

Is this classic archetype a thing of the past?
A drawing which shows envy as a naked hag angrily soaring through the sky, by William Hamilton

The anxiety of envy

"Big names dominate the industry, and yet their fiction feels incredibly same-y."