Aggie & Edna on… Innocence

Our pseudonymous bluestocking sexplorers muse upon their days of innocence.   Do you remember discovering your clitoris? (Or whatever you have that performs a similar function, we guess) Aggie and Edna reckon they had about five to ten years of pre-lapsarian nights of working themselves through the sheets before the implications of what was between their legs […]

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The real Oxbridge delusion

If you happen to have found yourself navigating murky waters of Twitter today there’s a good chance you will have washed ashore upon an article from The Independent entitled ‘The real Oxbridge delusion: Deny it all you want, the red trousers and rich kids stereotype fits perfectly’.  Crafted by ex-Oxonian and would-be journo high-roller Tom Mendelsohn […]

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Aggie & Edna on… Queers

Our pseudonymous bluestocking sexplorers put away their soapboxes in their final column on queers. Edna and Aggie are queer. We identify ourselves with this largely anti-heteronormativity orientation because (as well as aligning us with the queer community, woo solidarity, all oppression is connected, fight the power etc) it’s much quicker than the alternative fifteen minute explanation […]

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Newsnight and the Paxman-shaped hole

Grovelling, Trial-by-Twitter and the Paxman-shaped hole in Newsnight’s Child Abuse Omni-shambles As viewers tuned in on Friday to watch Newsnight’s rudderless ship charter Twitter’s choppy seas, there was a noticeable absence on their television screens – Jeremy Paxman, British TV’s moralizing juggernaut, was nowhere to be seen. It was, of course, one of the most […]

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Aggie & Edna on… Heartbreak

Our pseudonymous bluestocking sexplorers talk heartbreak.   Our illustrious editor’s beautiful girlfriend was once reduced to screams of rage by Edna floating the theory that it is only once we have had our hearts broken that we become fully human. Never having had her heartbroken, and apparently still an adult woman, she was unimpressed. Edna’s attempt to […]

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Protestors crash HMRC head’s New College bash

A black tie dinner held to mark the retirement of HMRC head Dave Hartnett held at New College on Thursday was interrupted after a group of protesters managed to gain entry to the hall and award him a “lifetime achievement award for corporate tax planning”. The group, who call themselves WeAreTheIntruders, entered the hall during Hartnett’s after-dinner speech. […]

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OUSU condemns “scapegoating” at London Met

OUSU (Oxford University Student Union) president David J. Townsend released a statement today publicly condemning the actions of the government in forcing the entire body of London Metropolitan University’s overseas students to find alternative educational establishments under threat of deportation.  Townsend stated that the “sudden decision punishes legitimate students for no wrongdoing of their own. Condemning thousands of on-course students … to immediately switch universities […]

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