Oxford Collage: a human sciences student

A conversation about the degree that nobody understands

Conference Catch-up

With Cameron's speech tomorrow, the war of words before the next election is starting to heat up.

Sectarianism, Strikes and Scares: A Year in the SPL

The dominant forces, the underperformers, the overachievers, the standout individuals, the record breakers and the trophy winners — Aleks Klosok gives his verdict on all the runners and riders in what has been another eventful season in the Scottish Premier League

Balague claims Ronaldo/Calderon deal

In case you thought 2009 would be any different

The obsession with meritocracy in university admissions is misguided: here’s why

Universities are more than merely merit-obsessed, mechanical institutions

Open-access rocks

...so should subscription-only scientific publishing be fossilised?

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

Round up of the week's politics, both in Oxford and out

Oxide award winners

Aldate has been thinking a little more about the podcast thing.   All it takes to get quotes on news stories is a quick phone call, and cutting them into useful chunks doesn't take too long at all.  So maybe the Oxide news team should think about a weekly news podcast, speaking to the people involved in the stories that the papers have covered.   Given that the OxStu are in the room next door, getting the contact details needn't be a huge problem either.   A quick response to a comment in the liveblog post:   Having carefully read Aldate's advice, it seems to me that he'd have us scrap Oxide as a live medium  True.   and use it for podcasting only; Also true.   (although he doesn't think anyone will actually listen to the podcasts Wrong.  Aldate said "not many people would listen to them unless they were rea

Alagna: An undiscovered off-piste paradise

Rachael Griffith takes us on a trip far from the madding pistes

Progressive after all?

The Browne Review turns out to be quite a bit more progressive than we're led to believe.


From Deontay to Divock: a ‘Super Sunday’ done right

'Why can't all 'Super Sundays' start on a Saturday night?'

Airbrushing is a practice that reinforces unattainable societal norms

Jameela Jamil is right: airbrushing does nothing but make us miserable, it should be banned
Collage showing textile waste and impacts of the fashion industry on the environment

Fast fashion means a slow death for the planet this Christmas

Kat Cooper explores the true environmental cost of high-street fashion
A woman walks down a snowy path with trees lining it. She is wearing a coat and carries a black bag over her shoulder.

Making myself at home

"When you're here for most of the year, making this city your true home is a feat that seems impossible."

Union refute Purple Turtle allegations of “childish” behaviour

According to the Union, negotiations were only "impeded by the impossibility of an agreement on rent."