Oxfeud: a site of hatred, or a place for the unheard voice?

‘Keep the submissions flowing, and have fun!’ – such is the bizarre language through which a festering site of resentment and anonymous verbal assaults is promoted. The purpose of the Facebook page ‘Oxfeud’ is one that has confused me since its noxious conception. Is it ‘fun’? Rarely. Harmful? Very easily. During recent weeks, JCR members […]

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The rise of the progressive orthodoxy

Let’s return to Tsarist Russia during the 1860s. The emancipation of the serfs in 1861 gave rise to a period of intermittent civil unrest. During this time, radical progressive thinkers, dissatisfied with the Tsar’s reforms, faced state censure and intimidation. However, the liberal opposition came full circle to resemble the regime as editors of literary […]

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You can’t fall off the floor: And you won’t be knocked off your feet

The latest creation of the contemporary Bristol artists Kleiner Shames and Patch Plummer, You Can’t Fall Off The Floor, showcases the duo’s stylish return to their home city. Here at the Old Fire Station, saturated colours clamour for our attention amid deft lines and bombastic signature sweeps. These graffiti artists are the latest to have […]

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