Access: taking the opportunity

This article was written in response to a recent OxStu Comment article by James Blythe, “Access initiatives: more important now than ever“ James Blythe, OUSU’s new VP for Access recently highlighted the frightening statistics showing how skewed statistics about Oxbridge offer-holders are towards a small number of elite schools. Not only may this make us […]

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#Ferguson

David McShane’s new cartoon shows the conflict arising from the ability of social media to project images and ideas that the authorities might otherwise want to keep hidden. David is a third year student of English at St Anne’s who reviews, writes and cartoons for various student publications. CARTOON/David_McShane   Follow @OxStuComment    Want […]

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Salmond vs Darling, blow by blow

In many ways, Alex Salmond and Mel Gibson share rather little in common. But last week, representing the Yes Campaign, Scotland’s First Minister was very much the Braveheart candidate. Alistair Darling, ever serious, took the other podium. Viewers outside of Scotland had some continuing technical difficulties during the STV broadcast, but the “do not adjust […]

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Who made your pants?

Who made your pants? When Becky John asked herself this question, she realised she had no idea. With the launch of Who Made Your Pants? – a project producing sustainable knickers primarily handmade by refugee women in Southampton – twitter was awash with users getting their knickers in quite the twist, castigating the campaign on […]

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Time to get out of the EU?

Being from the continent myself, my attitude towards the EU has always been relatively positive. Quite naturally, there have been many things I have disagreed with and I have always exercised caution when praising the EU institutions: but generally speaking, I thought the EU was a great idea and that it worked relatively well. What […]

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Militias: the public in arms

It feels fitting to be writing this from America, a land which holds historical militias in such high esteem that some pseudo-commandos, would-be warriors and even active personnel form their own. Militias predate the firearm, but the images of the Minutemen struck a particular chord with the American heart. Elsewhere in the world, militias are […]

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