Spotlight: Drama and identity

Alex Barasch notes a welcome development in Oxford’s theatre scene and beyond

Review: Turner Prize 2009

Annabel James explores this year's entrees to the ever controversial Prize

Nights in Rodanthe

A film with a classic feel, set in the idyllic beauty of Rodanthe.

Review: The History of the England, Vol. II

Ackroyd plays nice with a disappointing return to a familiar period

Day Festival

This week Cherwell takes to Wadham's gardens in anticipation of upcoming summer events.

Films for Freshers

A Guide to Five Movies that Sort of Explain How Your First Term at Oxford Will Be

Is This Art? ‘Stronger Looks Better Naked’

With the definition of art increasingly unclear, the Cherwell Art & Books team are on a mission to decide what art is. This week Charlie Willis takes on Khloé Kardashian's new book

First night review: Bald Primadonna

Review by Edwin Black.

Statement Pieces: Oli Williams’ tattoos

In our second Statement Pieces of Michaelmas, Oli Williams discusses the validity of preferring aestheticism over 'deeper meaning' by relating the experience of choosing his own tattoos.

A view from the Cheap Seat

2076. Two Brits at the Gates of Heaven.


Voluntourism: how a booming industry has real world consequences

Combining volunteering with tourism often harms rather than helps disadvantaged communities

Follow the Money: How football puts finance over fans

In light of Bolton Wanderer's narrow escape from administration, we need to confront how money dominates our nation's favourite sport.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary degree should be revoked

If the degree was awarded to honour human rights, can it not be revoked to honour human rights?

The government is wrong to dismiss abortion clinic buffer zones

Protests outside abortion clinics are a form of harassment which undermine the free choices of women

Tolkien fans visit Oxford to celebrate author

The four-day event will include a Hobbit bake-off