Authors Posts by Sophie Dowle

Sophie Dowle


Unheard Oxford: Neal Marjoram, member of the Pembroke maintenance team

Another view on the dreaming spires. This week, Sophie Dowle talks to Neal Marjoram about fixing boilers and keeping students content

Unheard Oxford: Laura Cracknell, Pembroke Librarian

Another view on the dreaming spires. This week, Sophie Dowle talks to Laura Cracknell, the Pembroke librarian

Interview: Khalid Abdel-Hadi

The founder of Jordan’s first LGBTQ+ magazine discusses the challenges facing the community

On reviving the Dead Sea

Sophie Dowle discusses the cultural importance of this dying landmark

Jordan’s dying tourist industry

From her year abroad in Jordan, Sophie Dowle muses on the dwindling tourist industry


Oxford Club Couture

Feathers, latex, or pyjamas: the dress code for Oxford clubs knows no bounds

Letter To: My Incoming College Children

You will make friends, you will fit in. Plus, you always have our college family!

Uni ‘spends £108,000’ to recruit each additional low-income student

Recent analysis also suggests no connection between the proportion of students from poorer postcodes and final exam scores

India’s legalisation of gay sex is India’s success, not the West’s

Western coverage of India's overturning of Section 377 was at best uninformed and at worst insulting

The Art of Small Talk

At the beginning of October a hormonal mass of teens, infused with adrenalin and trepidation, will descend on Oxford for a week of clumsy...