Dreamy reflections at the Tate

Urban metropolises often influence us in ways beyond our control. After being swallowed up by the tedious void that is the London traffic congestion, I arrive at Victoria 45 minutes late, having missed my press opening of the new Tate Britain exhibition. The London Underground journey that would otherwise excite a non-Londoner fails to impress […]

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Oxford etiquette

An Oxford student must be careful about relationships. Romantic attachments between students of the same subject or college are generally a bad idea. They lead to difficult circumstances, for the people involved and those around them. This sentiment is often expressed in the rather crude and loutish phrase “Don’t dip your pen nib in office […]

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“New Year, Old Me”

The turkey has been carved and eaten, the walls of Facebook have been covered with far too many shameless selfies, and everyone has had their share of festivity to last them several months. Now what? For many Oxonians, the transience of time slows down, opening up a dreaded void of slight unease and panic due […]

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