Natalie Bennett is stepping up her game

The Green Party is having something of a ‘moment’. Bizarrely, the proposal for leadership debates which excluded the Greens seems to have given them an opportunity to garner more media attention. Natalie Bennet, the party’s leader since 2012, smiles when I mention their poster campaign in response to the debacle, which featured her and Caroline […]

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Be an OxStu college rep

Want something to do alongside your studies which doesn’t take up much time? Missed out on getting involved with the paper earlier this year? Missed out on JCR President and want some other way to become a Big Name In College? OxStu is looking to recruit a representative from each Oxford college. Your duties would […]

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Exclusive: Gridiron dining club upholds all-male policy

A 130-year-old Oxford University dining society voted against the inclusion of women last week.   The all-male Gridiron Club, commonly known as ‘The Grid’, counts Prime Minister David Cameron among its former Presidents, and has faced numerous accusations of elitism during its long history. The club considered a motion to break its decades-old tradition of refusing to […]

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Profile: Elf Lyons

Elf Lyons is, by her own confession, incredibly competitive.   “In everything: Ping-Pong, arm-wrestling, rapping.” We meet at an appropriate time for this determined streak to come through, as she is about to make a speech in a comedy debate at The Oxford Union, and is determined to win.   “The being funny thing is totally fine. I’m not very good at arguing though, […]

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The university packing list

After all of the stress, you’ve made it. The exams are done, the results good; your parents have gushingly informed every relative, neighbour and passing cat that you’ve got into Oxford; the dreaded bureaucracy of Student Finance has been appeased, and you’ve (mostly) overcome the post-results-night hangover. Plain sailing from here right? Wrong. And no, […]

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The quadrivium collection : interview with the rising British designer Sang Yoon

Sang Yoon is a Korean-born, British-bred designer, freshly graduated from Central Saint Martins. His latest collection is beautifully impressive, featuring a particular attention to detail, with recurring cylindrical arm guards contrasting with dramatic and billowing skirts, all creating a both geometric and futuristic feel. Already noticed by The Business of Fashion as one of fashion’s […]

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Pimm’s, panamas and parties

O Frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! ‘Tis the season for good, old-fashioned British summer lawns parties. Barbeques. Croquet. Pimm’s. What could be better? In an ideal world, our sartorial choices would be simple: an elegant sundress or a light shirt. Unfortunately, the key word here is ‘British’, and the weather can be pernicious, ready to foil […]

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