Blues’ snapshots

A handful of Oxford’s leading sportsmen and sportswomen lift the lid on what it takes to succeed at the highest level… Mark Sproule (Ice...

College Lowdown

Far from being subsidiary to Blues fixtures, college sport is the staple diet of University life, generating interest, support and disciplined performances

Ladies storm to ten-wicket victory

Oxford dismiss Cambridge for an astonishing 56 runs to claim Varsity success VARSITY CRICKET Cambridge 56 Oxford 58 for no wicket It was a...

Sailing double

SAILING This year’s match took place on the Solent after the end of Trinity term. The teams, one mixed and one ladies’, competed in...

Making a splash

SWIMMING After years of talking about it, the University finally has its own swimming pool. The Rosenblatt Pool is a high-quality swimming facility designed...


Oxford’s Canadian prop Kevin ‘T-Bone’ Tkachuk speaks exclusively to Cherwell about his ambitions for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup… “It is every sportsman’s goal...

Cricketers excel in Varsity

VARSITY CRICKET Oxford 162-1 beat Cambridge 190 by 73 runs on D/L Method A swashbuckling innings from captain Jamie Dalrymple was enough to secure...

Blues kickstart campaign

BLUES HOCKEY Oxford 3 Purley Walcountians 1 The Blues commenced their latest Premiership campaign with a comprehensive 3-1 drubbing of a combative Purley outfit....

Fictional Truths

There can be no doubt that Pascal Khoo Thwe’s From the Land of Green Ghosts (Flamingo, £7.99) is a good read. The plot is...

Dying for Drugs

If you had the power to save someone’s life, would you let them die? The pharmaceutical industry is the most powerful and profitable business...


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.
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“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
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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.