Be Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Student for Trinity 2018

Be Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Student for Trinity 2018 We’re looking for our next Editors-in-Chief of The Oxford Student. Working for The OxStu is a fantastic way to gain experience in journalism, and even work with national newspapers. Positions are held for one term, at the end of which candidates must re-apply either for their role or another. If a candidate is […]

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Doctor Who Christmas Special: reviewed

As River Song would say, ‘Spoilers!’ At 5:30pm on 25th December 2017, I, along with many other members of the Oxford Doctor Who Society, sat down to watch the latest Christmas Special, ‘Twice Upon A Time’. We were all understandably rather excited, what with the departure of Peter Capaldi as the twelfth Doctor and the […]

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Climate change is getting worse – and China is to blame

Policy-makers pushed for solutions at the United Nations climate talks when presented with new figures from scientists The study of anthropogenic climate change has come a long way since the idea was first proposed in the ninteenth century, but unfortunately the environmental implications are spiraling downwards, and many despair that improvements are impossible to achieve: […]

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Are relaxation treatments more than just a marketing ploy?

Stress is everywhere at Oxford, and it’s important that we tackle it before it gets the chance to negatively affect our lives, in particular our long-term mental health. Colleges and the University have ample resources for this that everyone should use (they are there and they’re free for us, so why not?) but there are […]

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Are psychedelics just misunderstood wonder-drugs?

“Psychedelics! LSD! Psilocybin!” is not something that you expect to hear at the OUSU Fresher’s Fair. Yet, if you walked through the “Miscellaneous” section of the Fresher’s Fair this year, you might have heard this pitch. Alternatively, you could have witnessed what looked like the oddest drug deal in history: free blotter tabs, typically associated […]

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Are psychedelics just misunderstood wonder-drugs?

“Psychedelics! LSD! Psilocybin!” is not something that you expect to hear at the OUSU Fresher’s Fair. Yet, if you walked through the “Miscellaneous” section of the Fresher’s Fair this year, you might have heard this pitch. Alternatively, you could have witnessed what looked like the oddest drug deal in history: free blotter tabs, typically associated […]

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“Where have all the good men gone?”: the single life of a bdelloid rotifer

Bonnie Tyler didn’t realise how aptly her song ‘Holding out for a Hero’ described the lives of the Bdelloid Rotifers – in all three hundred years that we have been searching, we’ve never found a male, just millions and millions of females. Well, there was one single report, about 100 years ago, scantily documented, that […]

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Tales from the Bakery: BakeSoc is back for Pre-Season

There are few things finer in life than freshly-baked goods. Be it the beautiful eruption of a gooey chocolate brownie or the cool crunch of a crisp caramel slice, the foodgasm which results is a literal feast for the senses. Aiming to prepare this feast is BakeSoc which, much like many of its sporting partners, […]

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Biotechnology: bridging the gap between science and entrepreneurship

Biotechnology is at the forefront of the twenty-first century’s biological revolution, developing novel therapies grounded in the mechanisms already exploited by biology. Biotech companies themselves are the minnows  of the pharmaceutical world, streamlined for the sole purpose of developing these treatments—no marketing costs, just pure research and development —and aiming for the ultimate prize of […]

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Biotechnology: bridging the gap between science and entrepreneurship

Biotechnology is at the forefront of the twenty-first century’s biological revolution, developing novel therapies grounded in the mechanisms already exploited by biology. Biotech companies themselves are the minnows  of the pharmaceutical world, streamlined for the sole purpose of developing these treatments—no marketing costs, just pure research and development —and aiming for the ultimate prize of […]

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