Review: Vikings 4.15, All His Angels *SPOILER*

Ragnar Lothbrok is dead. It happened just a few days before 2016 ended, in the latest episode of Vikings, a semi-historic drama loosely based on the medieval Icelandic Ragnars saga Loðbrókar (“saga of Ragnar the Hairy-breeches”). This episode is not the season finale, but it gives us the most shocking twist of plot: it kills […]

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Carry This Book: Bringing Humor and Humanity to Icons

Carry This Book is an illustrated book that provides quirky and inventive answers to a question you did not even know you were asking. What do some of the biggest names in entertainment, politics, pop culture, history, and fiction carry in their bags? Author Abbi Jacobson—one of the creators, executive producers, and stars of Comedy […]

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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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Profile: Brenda Trenowden and the 30% Club

Brenda Trenowden of all people understands the lack of female representation in executive positions. Head of Financial Institutions Group for Europe, and Head of Banks and Diversified Financials E&A for ANZ, she is now the new Global Head of the 30% Club, a campaign that aims to reach the minimum of 30% women on FTSE-100 […]

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Profile: Rosaline Ereira and the refugee crisis

Last year in September, over 100,000 people marched through the streets of London for a rally in support of refugees. The event was organised by the charity Solidarity with Refugees, which organised another march a year on this September welcoming refugees. Rosalind Ereira is the founder of Solidarity with Refugees. Her involvement with both marches […]

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Paul Ostwald: The Journal of Interrupted Studies

Coffee seems to be Paul Ostwald’s preferred editorial tool when it comes to The Journal of Interrupted Studies, an Oxford-based academic journal that will publish the complete and incomplete scholarly works of academics whose work has been interrupted by forced migration. The idea for this new scholarly review was born over a cup (or more) […]

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The Café Critique: the Crisis Skylight Café

Next time I will venture out into Cowley and Jericho, but for this week I felt that this centrally located café deserved a review as it is surprisingly, and unfortunately, little known considering its delicious, well‐priced food. The Crisis Skylight Café can be found within the Old Fire Station complex on George Street, which also […]

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