Nineteen Eighty-Four in 2016

James Lamming explores the relevance of George Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' in the era of Trump

Five literary festive favourites

Izzy Smith picks out five of the best books to enjoy this Christmas

Were the Nazis on drugs?

The Nazi regime was permeated with drugs, from morphine to heroin, taken by almost everyone in the Reich, from soldiers to housewives. This shocking...

Katherine Mansfield: The implosion of femininity

Priya Khaira-Hanks explores the enduring appeal of Katherine Mansfield's short stories in a modern woman's world

Iris Murdoch’s Oxford Life

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

Love in a Renault Clio

Susannah Goldsbrough outlines Nancy Mitford’s tragic wit

Is it wrong for a dictionary to offend me?

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

On the incompleteness of reading

Ellie Duncan gets lost in the countless possibilities of translation

Graham Greene and Oxford’s pubs

Daniel Curtis loses himself in tales of writerly pub trips in the penultimate Through the Looking Glass

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The debate to ban slates shouldn’t be overlooked

Union internal politics may seem irrelevant, but this cronyism has repercussions for our future society

JCR presidents ‘disappointed’ by access report

The letter calls on the University and Colleges "to take every possible step to ensure that this situation improves in the short and long-term"

Access denied: Oxford admits more Westminster pupils than black students

First-ever undergraduate admissions report reveals stark realities of Oxford's access problem

University under fire for ‘pathetic’ retweet

Journalism Sathnam Sanghera told Cherwell: "I think the RT...demonstrates a real entrenched resistance to change"