Asexuality: the sexuality that isn’t

  This year’s homage to St Valentine presented us with the usual parade of sentimentalism and saccharine paraphernalia in high streets. Whether or not you were celebrating, it’s worth bearing in mind that a small proportion of Oxford, and the wider global community, felt a greater level of indifference than you. For those that identify […]

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Putting the Imp into improv

  Going to see the Oxford Imps at the Wheatsheaf, we didn’t really know what to expect. Their reputation precedes them; often cited as Oxford’s first improvisational comedy troupe, they have been performing since 2004, with their shows (based entirely on suggestions shouted out by the audience) constantly greeted with rave reviews. The Imps were […]

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It’s better when you glitter your balls

  With an exuberant flourish, a flock of garish, glossy flyers wind their way into your pidge throughout the year, each purporting to purvey the best that a bountiful budget can produce. Each year an exponential growth of adverts for college and society balls assaults you from every which way. From the termly Union balls […]

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Arts Festival Bach with a Bang

  Turl Street has turned the notorious 5th week from a mundane week of depression to a stimulating week of pleasure, laughter and excitement. Turl Street Arts Festival (TSAF) is an annual festival jointly held by the three colleges of Turl Street, Exeter, Jesus and Lincoln. This year it runs from 7th-17th February. The events […]

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The Gourmand’s Guide to Gluttony: Pancake Day

  As any self-respecting epicure knows, Saturday is Treat Day. But what of up this harsh, unforgiving week? Well, as the Bible tells us, Jesus came down to Earth and saw that the people were depressed following the inevitable disappointment of Monday, and so he invented … Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday – or Pancake Day, […]

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