When science meets science fiction

For years, the concept of a head transplant has conjured illusions of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, rather than being a tangible reality. Now, however, brain surgeon Sergio Canavero has proposed an operation, set to take place in 2017, in which a living human head will be transplanted onto a donor body. If it were to be […]

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Finalists (and why they scare me)

Finalists have made it. They are the kings and queens of the jungle, expert players in the Oxford game. They are old hands at tutorials; they have faced the dreaded exam season and survived.  Every finalist I have ever met has been disarmingly friendly and perfectly polite. Frankly, I find them terrifying. In my mind […]

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#SupportAFinalist

As we get further into term and dreaded finals (or prelims) edge ever closer, finalists’ gloomy faces become easier and easier to spot around college. With this in mind, here is a super easy guide to cheering up a your finalist friend/college parent with a care package. Coffee. I would explain why this is a […]

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First-generation students unite

What’s it like to be the first in your family to go to university? It’s a question very few Oxford students are in a position to answer. Everyone remembers the sense of pride and achievement they felt the day they received their offer; far fewer know how it feels to open that acceptance letter knowing […]

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Dreams of change: an ideal government

The people have spoken: the results of the 2015 General Election are out. With the Tories scraping a majority government, and three opposition leaders resigning their posts in less than an hour, it’s never been more clear that the personalities dominating modern British politics have left the electorate unenthused. So what, or more importantly, who, is British politics […]

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Student elections in Jordan and Oxford

On the surface, student elections in Jordan are very similar to those in the UK; in both countries, candidates print leaflets and banners and canvas for votes. In reality, however, the Jordanian elections are a far cry from those in Oxford. Whilst violence darkens the campuses of Jordanian Universities during student elections, Oxford currently has […]

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Ode to the slacker

It’s that time of year again. Spring is springing, the birds are singing, and unemployment looms mean on the horizon, like a lecherous sylvan troll with the breath of an undead proctor and an underbelly scarcely covered by its stinking hair shirt. There are few things more appalling than the prospect of job-hunting, especially when […]

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