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2024: The year of elections

In his classic 19th-century work Democracy in America, the politician-cum-philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville looked to the democratic system in America with deep envy. In this system, he perceived a...

Your right to know: Oxford colleges’ responses to FOI requests

Under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000, members of the public have the...

“Diesmal schweigen wir nicht!” (“We won’t be silent this time”)

Germany’s right-wing factions push forward In another spectacular repeat of European history, a group of...
00:05:08

Tristram Hunt: the Politics of Repatriation

If you came here for a vicious takedown or a strident defence of Tristram...

2024: The year of elections

In his classic 19th-century work Democracy in America, the politician-cum-philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville looked to the democratic system in America with deep envy. In...

Your right to know: Oxford colleges’ responses to FOI requests

Under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000, members of the public have the right to request certain information from public authorities, which are...

“Diesmal schweigen wir nicht!” (“We won’t be silent this time”)

Germany’s right-wing factions push forward In another spectacular repeat of European history, a group of right-wing politicians met with an Austrian neo-Nazi last November in...
00:05:08

Oliver Twist, a Sceptical 9th Grader, and an Orthodox Monastery: The Making of a New Generation in Northern Kosovo

Eager hands reach toward the ceiling as children at the Ismail Qemali school in Mitrovica, northern Kosovo, desperately try to attract the attention of...

Tristram Hunt: the Politics of Repatriation

If you came here for a vicious takedown or a strident defence of Tristram Hunt’s position on “colonialism and collecting”, you might be slightly...

How To Grieve a Stolen Diary

Elizabeth Bishop’s poem ‘One Art’ is beautiful because of its hypocrisy. The speaker exalts loss - of places, names, houses, their mother’s watch -...

Taiwan’s 2024 Elections: What Taiwan can teach the UK about democracy

It’s 8am in Taipei, on the 24th November 2022. This morning as I walk to class, negotiating my way around the noodle carts and...

Why are men still getting more firsts than women?

Why are men still getting more firsts than women? Oxford University’s Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2024 claims to prioritise the need to reduce the...

The 2024 Sextigation

Cherwell’s "Sextigation" is back and better than ever. After 450 responses and some pretty groundbreaking analysis that followed, the results are in.  This year, 55%...

“This war has no borders” – An Interview with Ukrainian Human Rights Lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Oleksandra Matviichuk

Two years after the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Sofia Johanson speaks to Oleksandra Matviichuk about her organisation’s efforts to document war...

Crops, Commoning and Colonialism: Lessons from the Oxford Real Farming Conference

For anyone strolling around Oxford over the 4th to 5th of January, make no mistake: the abundance of tweed-clad range-roverists had nothing to do...

The Language of Cooking

Under Oxford’s dreaming spires and overlooking Magpie Lane’s centuries-old cobbles is a simple modern kitchen. I like to think of it as my friends’...

Tiddlywinks, Quidditch, and Psychedelic Drugs: Inside Oxford’s Strangest Student Societies

It’s Monday night. My friends have invited me to go clubbing, my essay is overdue, and I can’t remember the last time I got...

Reflections on the gender pay gap: What Claudia Goldin’s Nobel Prize has taught us

“Five beautiful women? All doing economics? No wayyyy!” This was remarked by two male PhD students at the UCL faculty welcome drinks after they had...

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