Authors Posts by Simran Uppal

Simran Uppal


Racial equality in the queer community

Simran Uppal argues that the LGBTQ+ community in Oxford, and in general, all too often marginalises queer people of colour

Rewind: Bhutan’s tobacco ban

Simran Uppal reflects on 2010 and Bhutan’s total ban on tobacco

What is an elephant, to you?

Simran Uppal argues for the universality of religious experiences – including in Oxford nightlife

“I was a part of him, nothing more”

Simran Uppal finds inspiration in the recollection of his grandfather’s stories about Jalandhar, India


The King James Version was first published this week, in 1611. It’s possibly the most famous translation of any text into any language, one...

Dissident philosopher protests outside Balliol

Julius Tomin, a well-known Czech political philosopher and classical scholar, protested today for the third day on Broad Street, claiming that Oxford academics were...

How to have a good day at the Boat Race

...despite the catastrophic train closures. Simran Uppal gives insider knowledge on the river and its pubs for a perfect day out

Fairy tale of the empty village

Simran Uppal gives us pause for thought this Christmas Eve

Are Rhodes Must Fall student fascists?

Simran Uppal discusses the misrepresentation and reality of the Rhodes Must Fall movement in the light of systemic racism

The problem with cultural appropriation

Simran Uppal explains why cultural appropriation can perpetuate oppression


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