Balloon festival lights up the skies

30,000 people turned up to watch the sixth annual Oxford Balloon Festival last weekend although strong winds hampered the performance of the balloons, a...

Candlelit asylum vigil

More that 200 protesters took part in a candlelit vigil last Saturday in opposition to the proposal for a new asylum centre near Oxford....

Conflict on Future

Oxford University could soon be in serious conflict with the colleges over its future. University authorities are planning radical changes to ensure that Oxford’s...

Balliol drops black tie

The Balliol Summer Event took place last Saturday, but the traditional Oxford black tie was conspicuously lacking. Balliol’s answer to the college ball...

Yet more post chaos

Oxford’s postal workers are to vote on Sunday whether or not to enact another series of walkouts which will paralyse the mail network in...

Chechen President assasinated

The pro-Moscow President of Chechnya, Akhmad Kadyrov, has been killed in a bomb explosion. The President was attending a ceremony commemorating Russian victory...

Indian election produces shock results

After a month of polling, voting has finally closed in India’s general election. It was predicted that the Prime Minister’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

Thoughts of the Week

Give George Bush credit. You might think the day he acknowledges environmental and climate change will be the day he can heat up one...


Sip 102 Walton Street (01865) 311322 Going to Sip is a bit like being a child at a grown-up, middleclass dinner party. It’s...

EAT: Baby Bar

Baby Bar 30 Walton St (01865) 515910 Baby Bar is one of those amazing places where you arrange to meet a friend for coffee...


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.