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


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."