Bored this Summer? Try… Blenheim Palace

Just a twenty minute cycle ride away from central Oxford lies a haven which lacks the bustle of Oxford life. It has been the...

Knowing and seeing

At twenty, stalking has become a past time of mine. Though it started out as inadvertent; a mere raised eyebrow at seeing the name,...

Confidence tricks

It’s something all of us seek to some extent, often agonize about and usually want more of. No I’m not talking about the first...

Gentleman Prefer Blondes

The new celebrity craze for “chestnut” locks isn’t doing anything for me. I mean, who seriously likes the colour brown? It’s the colour of...

Chatting Up… Ben Miller

Which books are currently littering your bedside table at the moment? 48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene and Writing a Screenplay by John...

Some productions are born great

Twelfth Night Oriel Gardens Twelve months ago, theatregoers were denied the delights of Oriel quad’s annual allotment of classic drama when Marlowe’s Edward II...

A Message for the Broken Hearted

It’s the ultimate dilemma for the indecisive: two women, attractive, intelligent, devoted. One’s your wife, the other’s your mistress, but really there is little...

The Transit of Venus

Astronomical occurrences have always held a particular fascination for humanity. One such example is the Transit of Venus, when the planet can be seen...

The Topsy-Turvy World of Gilbert & Sullivan

The Topsy-Turvy World of Gilbert and Sullivan is a cheerily nostalgic piece, following the career of the legendary composing duo through the Nineteenth Century...

Forget the aliens, watch the weather

Roland Emmerich, the director of The Day After Tomorrow, doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to making a political statement. The most iconic...


A black and white close-up shot of the face of a man with a woman standing up beside him.

Fast Film: In a Lonely Place unites noir tradition with painfully real romance

Humphrey Bogart is a man addled by loneliness in this cinematic masterclass of subtlety and allegory.
taylor swift sings into a microphone

“Look what you made me do”: Taylor Swift’s reinvention

The reinvention of her ‘reputation’ is not a change of character nor a sudden shift in her attitude to the spotlight. The Reputation era was simply a rebranding of sound, lyricism, production and image which worked to provoke her audience and, ironically, sustain her reputation.
The Town vs Gown promotional poster

Town vs Gown 2019: Press Release

The official press release ahead of the Town vs Gown 2019 boxing event
The 1975 play on a stage

Review: The 1975’s latest album falls short

Some robotic pretentious waffle. Some cynical love songs. Some good hooks, a few nice bridges. Rinse and repeat for an album for an identikit album, with a dozen else out there the same.

City Council Blasts Oxford Union over Le Pen Invite

Oxford City Council accused the Union of a “pattern of endangering community safety by inviting fascists into the city.