Rhodes Must Fall accuses university of “institutional neglect and indifference”

Supporters of the Rhodes Must Fall Oxford campaign gathered outside Oriel College at midday today to protest against institutionalised racism and the continued presence of the Cecil Rhodes statue. Around 40 protesters were present and called for increased representation of black students and black professors at the university, the “decolonisation” of the curriculum and an […]

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Profile: Selasi Gbormittah, King of Chill

The Great British Bake Off may have ended, but the love for contestant Selasi Gbormittah definitely hasn’t. Despite coming fourth, Selasi made TV (and internet) fame, and has now over a hundred thousand followers on Instagram. I spoke to Selasi over the phone about the Bake-Off, Dampfnudels and motorbikes. Selasi’s love for baking started at […]

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Working Mothers: a personal perspective

Being a mother is a job in itself. The responsibilities are endless. But women also want, as they should be able to, driven ambitious careers. Employment is an option for some, and a necessity for others. But it should always be possible. Unfortunately though, the choice to pursue a career is still surrounded by debate […]

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Such dank, much meme

Oxford has a lot of student societies but earlier this year second-year PPEist and Corpuscle Ada Pospiszyl noticed that there was no society for lovers of the iconic images we so love to share online; a requiem for a meme. She decided to rectify this by creating the Oxford Dank Memes Society, a Facebook page […]

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1979 Revolution: Black Friday

This is my first time in Iran – the streets are heaving with mustachioed men and women in flares, above the squawks of megaphones and chanting crowds, boom-boxes are playing illegally obtained copies of speeches by Khomeini and Shariatmadari that collide with the sound of heavy-metal in the air. There is a profound sense that […]

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In the Valley of Art

Head out east from Bordeaux deep into the Dordogne and you’ll find a truly extraordinary place. The Vézère Valley is quite pretty, banded by pale cliffs there are any number of charming French villages and playmobil-looking chateaux to enjoy. But this is just the surface, the real beauty is not visible at first sight. This […]

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Caitlyn Jenner: A Year On

It has been a whirlwind of a year for Caitlyn Jenner since her 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer in which she came out to the world as a trans woman. I undoubtedly value Jenner’s role in the past 12 months in creating the exposure that the trans community so desperately deserves. She has recently become […]

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