Lifestyle Interview: the Hairy Bikers

The celebrity chef duo talk to Claire Castles about friendship, fresh food and feeding the elderly

It’s not all about the money

Vidhi Doshi tries to curb her excesses and survive on one pound a day for a week. But at what cost?

First year, second time around

Rebecca Loxton sees Freshers' Week through older and wiser eyes; postgrads have fun too you know

The hostess with the mostest

Adam Scott Taylor talks to Sayuki, the first Western geisha, about life on the inside of the flower and willow world

A stranger close to home

Claire Castles explores her native Ireland, camping her way down the east coast

Festivals: Do and Don’t

Matt Jones gives festival-goers his top tips from a summer of outings

Hello Stephen: Introducing leggy blonde, Steve Merchant, 36.

Award winning co-creator of The Office and Extras, Stephen Merchant is embarking on his first everstand-up comedy tour. I got in touch to discuss returning to the stage, service station cuisine, and playdates with Johnny Depp.

A Fresher’s Guide to Packing

Grace Goddard provides some handy tips on the Oxford eight-week packing saga for the incoming fresher

Fresher = Survivor

For the fresher who can't cook, one restaurant at a time

Social enterprise group to renovate empty Turl Street venue

The Oxford Hub has begun a project to convert 16-17 Turl Street, a building which has been left unused for two years, into a bar and restaurant; the profits of which will feed back into social enterprise projects in the local community