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Laura Wilsmore questions the OED’s newly-added definition of ‘Essex girl’

Iris Murdoch’s Oxford Life

Benn Sheridan reflects on Iris Murdoch's life and work in the final instalment of Through the Looking Glass

12 books to get you through 2018

You may need these books to survive 2018, if it is as rocky as 2017

The science books that every non-scientist should read

Rosalie Wells lists the best science and medicine books to read this summer

Review: ‘White Trash’ by Nancy Isenberg

Daniel Villar finds this survey of white working class America wanting

Interview: A.C. Grayling

John Maier in conversation with A.C. Grayling about New Atheism, analytic philosophy, and the EU

A feminist rereading of Austen for 2018

The 18th century novel is surprisingly relevant to the issues facing women today

I was overcome with a sense of familiarity, intermingled with strangeness

Beth James reflects on the forgotten female modernist poet, Hope Mirrlees

Review: ‘Women & Power: A Manifesto’ by Mary Beard

Beard’s new book shows that new trolls are using the same old tricks to silence women

‘Deeper than the Abyss’: Resisting the Holocaust

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