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


Voluntourism: how a booming industry has real world consequences

Combining volunteering with tourism often harms rather than helps disadvantaged communities

Follow the Money: How football puts finance over fans

In light of Bolton Wanderer's narrow escape from administration, we need to confront how money dominates our nation's favourite sport.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary degree should be revoked

If the degree was awarded to honour human rights, can it not be revoked to honour human rights?

The government is wrong to dismiss abortion clinic buffer zones

Protests outside abortion clinics are a form of harassment which undermine the free choices of women

Tolkien fans visit Oxford to celebrate author

The four-day event will include a Hobbit bake-off