Investigation: Is there a rape culture in Oxford?

On the 5th of June a peaceful vigil outside the Oxford Union took place demanding to take every rape allegation seriously. We spoke to the organisers and attendees of the event to ask if there is a rape culture in Oxford, and, if so, how to combat this. Directed by Broadcasting Editor, Beth Lambert. Shot and edited […]

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History: more than just a pastime

For one of Oxford’s largest societies, the History Society sometimes seems surprisingly overlooked. A fact that is especially surprising given that one our primary objectives is the liberal distribution of free wine and cheese at every event. Not to mention the termly champagne and chocolates night. Or the cocktail party. I’m sure you can see […]

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Functioning Alcoholic

As sunshine returns and filters through the windows of the finalists  rapidly approaching freedom,  and of the freshers who adorably think Prelims constitute anything like their pain, it’s time to think about how to go out of Trinity 2013 in style. Obviously, you need to incorporate booze into the trashing of your friends. But speedy […]

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The Shaolin Warriors FTW

The swords gleam in the bright lights, lined up, blades pointing upwards. I can tell their edges are sharp, glittering crisply in the hard yellow light.  The man who stands in front of the blades is shirtless, his brown skin too soft to serve as armor against them.  But his companions lay him flat on […]

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Functioning Alcoholic

Trinity term has thus far been almost pathetically beautiful. Near-unbroken sunshine has seen Primark raided of its entire stock of knock-off RayBans, £1 sunglasses enough to make people put such trivial things as Bangladeshi workers’ rights out of their minds. As punting, picnicking and prancing around on the lawns abound, the standard Oxford experience at […]

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“Get that woman out of my chamber”: the importance of the Oxford Union’s all-women’s debating competition

My involvement in competitive debating began in my third year at school, to jibes about being a “mass debater”, which simply never got old (or funny). Moving onto the university circuit, things were similarly insular: much like other pastimes, competitive debating has a fairly large and passionate community but one which tends to keep itself […]

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