Fashion Advice for Freshers: Or, How I Learnt to Survive the Oxford Practical Life

  I was recently visiting a friend in St Andrew’s when I saw an article in their student newspaper ‘The Saint’ containing fashion advice for Freshers. Their main suggestion for essential items revolved around cashmere, hardly the most affordable or mainstream type of knitwear. It inspired me to write my own article, dispensing some more […]

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OUSU campaign to prevent tuition fee increases for current Oxford students

Oxford University’s Student Union has released a video as part of their campaign to prevent the university raising tuition fees for current UK and EU students. They revealed that Oxford University plan on raising fees from £9,000 to £9,250 from 2017/18 for all students, including those who are currently studying here. The changes will be […]

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Romance à la Rochelle

Walking into the departmental archives of La Rochelle, France, I expected to find a beacon of tranquillity, the musty scent of ages past, perhaps some light jazz. Instead I found a geriatric underbelly of vice, licentiousness and high-stakes shuffling, aided and abetted by au fait administrators, and orthopaedic footwear.  I was unaware that archival research […]

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Ethical consumerism on a student budget

It is a fact of life that soulless multinational corporations do terrible things. It is another fact of life that those same soulless multinational corporations also sell their unethically-produced goods at tantalisingly low prices. It is a third fact, equally appalling and yet seemingly equally unavoidable, that life as a student involves being massively skint […]

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Home, bittersweet Home

As term draws to a close and those dreaming spires fade into the distance, most of us soon realise that throughout the term we’ve come to forget quite how beautiful they are; many also realise that they’ve forgotten quite how good, home-cooked food actually looks or, for that matter, tastes. Whether it’s questionable and repetitive […]

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