A catch up with MissHanake about growing up with YouTube and turning a passion for Japanese into a degree at Oxford

Image Credit: Hannah Kentridge Hannah Kentridge is a 21-year-old, 4th year undergraduate at Pembroke College, Oxford, studying Oriental Studies and specialising in Japanese. She has been making YouTube videos since she was thirteen and has over 60,000 subscribers. Many of her videos are either in Japanese or include Japanese subtitles. Some of her most popular […]

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Matthew Pierri, a founding member of the Oxford Accessibility Project, Rhodes Scholar, Lawyer, and Activist

Image Credit: Matthew Pierri Matt Pierri, from Melbourne, Australia, where his family still resides, moved to Lincoln College, Oxford in September 2016, as a Rhodes Scholar to do two one-year masters. He did a Master’s in Public Policy at the Blavatnik School and then completed a MSc in Social Science of the Internet at the […]

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Brasenose JCR declares war on Wadham

Image Credit: Godot13 (CC BY-SA 4.0) Members of Brasenose JCR moved to officially declare war against Wadham College this week, following building animosity over the college’s shock Veggie Pledge win. The JCR noted that “the real treasure was not the victory, but the enemies we made along the way”, and “we haven’t had a good […]

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Oxford Story Museum launches fund appeal

Image Credit: Steve Daniels (CC BY-SA 2.0) Friday 19th October will see the launch the 1001 Stories Quest, a project aimed at collecting 1001 of the world’s greatest stories. The project costs £6 million and aims at creating 10 new spaces, including the Enchanted Library, Whispering Wood and Treasure Chamber, which will be open for […]

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Elderly man violently mugged in gardens

Image Credit: Pixabay This week a violent attack in Christ Church’s war memorial gardens resulted in one man been taken to hospital.  The man of approximately 50 years old, was reportedly attacked and robbed of his money and some various jewellery items on Wednesday evening last week at approximately 6pm.  The attackers inflicted cut wounds […]

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Edward Snowden set to speak at LMH

Image Credit: Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0) Edward Snowden, the former intelligence community officer and whistleblower, is due to speak at LMH via videolink.  Snowden was a contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency when he leaked thousands of classified documents. These leaks revealed the extent of global surveillance programmes which operated without public oversight.  Many of these […]

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Protest planned against Alice Weidel speaking at Oxford Union

Image Credit: Olaf Kosinsky (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Oxford Union, Oxford’s debating club and the largest society at the University, has been condemned for inviting Alice Weidel, the leader of the Alternative for Germany party (AfD), to speak on the 7th November.  This has generated widespread criticism from campaigners, students and local politicians.  Controversies surrounding […]

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Pigging out in Hogtown

Toronto is an ethnic melting pot: originally in Iroquois territory (and before then it was occupied by the Wyandot people), it was invaded by French merchants, British refugees from the newly independent United States. In the subsequent centuries there were waves of migration from across Europe and Asia, all contributing to the city’s rich cultural […]

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