Podcast: We’re Not So Different, You And I…

It’s an attempt to group some of the Film Team’s favourite movies together around a weekly theme. The picks might seem like an unlikely match, but listen closely for the common element. After all, “Gone With The Wind” and “Saving Private Ryan” are both about wars, right? They’ll cover concepts that those on staff believe make us human: revenge, jealousy, friendship and fighting-Nazis-whilst protecting-archaeological-treasures.

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Failed student takes law into own hands

A student who claims she was unable to launch her legal career because she was underprepared for crucial examinations has begun a £100,000 High Court compensation bid. According to the Oxford Mail, Abramova claims that staff at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (OXLIP) did not coach her properly for crucial exams, causing her to […]

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Oxford hospitals fail to meet the mark

Rachael McLellan According to the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the organisation tasked with supervising the standards of NHS care, three of Oxfordshire’s hospitals are failing to provide adequate standards of care. Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS trust, which runs the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Horton Hospital in Banbury, has been given 28 days to […]

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Dark beauty of Barcelona’s underbelly

by Tom Dunn One would be hard pressed to call Alejandro Iñárritu a cheeky chap. Having finished his sombre Death trilogy a few years ago with Babel, he turns his vision of doom to Biutiful, a masterclass in audience depression. Near-unremitting in its bleakness, Iñárritu’s latest may be another gloom-fest, but it is also thought […]

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Band of Horses: the wild stallions of rock

Katherine Travers talks to  Bill Reynolds of Band of Horses about playing Wembley, collaborating with Cee Lo Green and how indie doesn’t exist. The bearded five-some which are Band of Horses have risen to global stardom over the past year. Last year’s Grammy nominated album, Infinite Arms, won them international acclaim and a touring schedule […]

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The Seagull has landed at The Playhouse

An eleven-strong cast will take one of Chekhov’s greatest plays, The Seagull, to the stage next week under the direction of second year Brasenose student and  first time director Chloe Wicks. The play is a translation by Michael Frayn and has meta-theatre, love, loss, family and miscommunication at its core. Bella Thomas plays the earnest […]

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