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Socratic Society in free speech spat after debate cancellation

The Oxford Socratic Society, a forum for discussing philosophical question, has been embroiled in a free speech row after cancelling a debate on the ethics of abortion. The motion, “Is abortion before 24 weeks unethical?” was set to be debated last Friday.

The Ultimate Face off: Vine or TikTok?

Forever in Our Hearts, The Legacy of Vine by Lizzie Harvey Like it or not, Vine’s legacy is undeniable. Despite shutting down in 2016, its online cultural...

Debate: Is banning books ever justified?

The Case For Edward McLaren The case for banning certain works of fiction is often understated. While we like to pretend immoral books that focus...

Oxfess Wars: Fun, Harmful, or just plain Boring?

Most Oxford students’ lives right now are defined by uncertainty. Will we be faced with an online Michaelmas as well as Trinity? When will we be able...

This House Believes Dogs are a Man’s Best Friend

Jasper Evans and William McCathie debate whether our canine companions are truly our best friends.

This House Believes… This Government Has Been A Disaster

Proposition - Eleanor Ruxton, Keble College The last election was, for many, the political equivalent of being stuck between a rock and a hard place. Those...

The Personal is the Political

He was a boy She was a girl Can I make it any more obvious? He was a punk She did ballet What more can I say? He wanted her She'd...

Debate: The West Has No Role To Play In The Middle East

Proposition - Leo Rogers When considering as large a question as the West’s role in the Middle East, we should be starting with the bare...

Debate: This House Believes Oxford is for Students, Not Tourists

Does Oxford cater more to tourists than students?

This house believes genetic engineering is irresponsible

William Atkinson and Yaelle Goldschlag debate whether gene editing should have a future.

Everyone’s a Critic

Readers don’t want to read an essay. If they did, they would be scouring SOLO instead of flicking through a newspaper. The majority simply want to know if buying a ticket translates into a fun evening out.

DEBATE: Should private schools be taxed?

Jeremy Corbyn recently called for private schools to lose their charitable status, and therefore become taxed. Is this the right thing to do?

EXCLUSIVE: Union debates, 0th week speakers and ball theme released

Speakers include Sam Gyimah, who is speaking on the opposite side of the no confidence motion since last year, and right-wing American commentator Candace Owens.

Debate: Should you choose Leeds over Oxford?

As occurs every year around results day, stories are run about students choosing lower-ranked universities over Oxbridge. This year, one student made Guardian headlines by deciding to attend Leeds instead of Oxford. Was it the correct choice?

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