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Anya Biletsky

Prêt for Prêt

"Aside from being a place to caffeinate, Prêt has become a camouflaged Cupid, an uncharted Tinder."

A guide to Oxford’s libraries

"Part of the excitement of going to uni here is being able to access some truly beautiful study spaces, so do make the most of it!"

Packing: too much or too little?

"You are lugging into your accommodation a suitcase that is so heavy it seems you have packed enough bricks to build a two-storey semi-detached."

St Benet’s Hall buildings to be vacated as students lament loss of “lovely community”

St Benet’s Hall announced via an email to students on 2nd June that the Hall’s buildings are to be vacated by October 2022. The email,...

“Rage and heartbreak” – Review: Medea

"[Medea] is a truly frightening figure as she stalks the quad, coming right up to the audience and looking them in the eye as she delivers some of the most acerbic lines of the play."

In conversation with the creatives behind Top Girls

"Every play Caryl Churchill writes has revolutionised theatre."

“Sorrow and birthday cake” – Review: Mojo

"Emotions collide and coalesce to heart-stopping effect, reflecting the disturbing inevitability of the chaos caused when drugs and fear mingle."

“Why am I the one on trial?” – Review: Prima Facie

"The woman who once vociferously defended the judicial system comes to the realisation that the concept of justice is merely an ideal, which in reality is often unattainable, especially for women."

Trinity Term expectations: Oxford at its finest?

Trinity Term seems to have some sort of mythical status. Its mention in the presence of older years is met with sighs of yearning and assertions of how splendid it is. After the cold gloom of Hilary term and the months when darkness settled over the city at 4PM, I sure am looking forward to experiencing Oxford in all its sunny glory.

Bringing Oxford theatre to London via a garden shed: an interview with the cast and crew of Casterbridge

"It’s a bit of a mad play, and a lot of quite mad things happen, because that’s what happens when you translate Victorian characters into the modern era."

‘Uninhibitedly comical’ – Review: The Improv Squeeze

"The performers [...] delivered a cohesive, entertaining and – dare I say it – heart-warming musical which was received with barrels of laughter."

‘Stirred to breathless heights’:  Wolf Alice Concert Review 

"This was the second of three successive sold-out nights for the four-piece at the London venue, and it proved one for us and the remaining five thousand people in attendance to remember."

Two Decades of Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive is a film as mysterious and sinister as the workings of Hollywood. Do not be put off if you cannot quite figure out what exactly feels so off about it all the time