Profile: David Mitchell

With his books having sold four million copies worldwide, David Mitchell is that rarest of creatures: a successful author of literary fiction. His novels are as well respected in critical circles (last year, The New York Times described him as ‘certainly a genius’) as they are cultishly popular, with some, such as Cloud Atlas, arguably […]

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Voluntourism does not help

Many of Oxford’s student development societies that work in Africa need to change. Although these societies mean well and are clearly committed to their work, they need to justify why sending a group of untrained volunteers to do semi-skilled work for only a brief time constitutes ‘doing good’. This particularly necessary considering the level of […]

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