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


Mojo Preview – ‘gloriously worded script but male dominated’

Cesca Echlin finds this rendition of Jez Butterworth's play hits comic targets, but also reflects on its male-dominated narrative.

Merlin: The magic of kindness

Exploring the continuing relevance of BBC's Merlin

Bake-sale held in protest against Oxford’s gender pay gap

Due to the gender wage discrepancies at the university, from today onwards women in the university are ‘effectively unpaid’ until the end of the year. 

NI abortion rights must be a UK policy

Lobbying your MP could help change the lives of thousands of women

The Band Review – ‘heartwarming and nostalgic fun’

The new Take That inspired musical a great testament to the great British boyband.