‘Skylight’: Poignant, Realistic and Unexpectedly Funny

The attention to detail in Hugh Tappin’s production of Skylight is remarkable.  Stepping into the Burton Taylor Studio felt like walking into a ramshackle flat, complete with a shabby, tea-stained table, a working kettle, and a (slightly wobbly) front door.  Skylight, with its naturalistic dialogue and low-key setting, calls for a thorough commitment to realism, […]

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Cameron’s record on women is not as bad as some might say

David Cameron’s call for more Muslim women to be taught English is symptomatic of his mixed record on women’s issues; it is, however, more nuanced than some of his critics allege. The initiative to release £20 million of funds to improve the English of Muslim women, 22% of whom, the government claims, speak little or […]

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Townsend Presidency marred by “serious concerns”

A damning report published by OUSU’s Scrutiny Committee has highlighted “serious concerns” regarding David J Townsend’s  Presidency, which comes to an end this term. According to the report Townsend’s conduct has “often been aggressive and rude” and notes that the Sabbatical team have raised concerns about “the way [Townsend] conducts himself with respect to them..” […]

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BBC Sports Personality of the Year LIVE BLOG

Tweet @restyrestall to get involved in OxStu Sport’s SPOTY2012 live blog! 23.00 SPOTY Post-script. Robbo has just got in touch to remind me: “you do owe me a pint for the lack of paul scholes nomination”. That’s right, I inaccurately predicted that the veteran Man Utd midfielder would be up for a nomination following his heroic return to football […]

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