Golden Globe: awarding or restraining art?

With the announcement of the Golden Globe winners this year, the media inevitably splashes out in stories from the most mundane repetition of the winners, to the painfully more mundane Daily Mail ‘scoop’ that ‘Jennifer Lawrence was thrashed the night before the Golden Globes’. As the awards are shared and spread, actors, producers, and those […]

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Graduating straight into a glass ceiling

Gender Equality. These are the words playing on the lips of an ever-increasing amount of Oxford students. Indeed, as a former committee chair of OUSU’s Women’s Campaign and now newly-elected Women’s Campaign Officer, I have had the pleasure of watching and participating in this fourth wave feminist movement, which, thanks to social media, among other […]

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In Defense of Fairer Access to Private Schools

An opinion piece by Mathew Parris in The Times on 14th December argued that this government should introduce and fund scholarships for 25% of attendees at private schools who could not otherwise afford to pay, thus ‘kicking down the doors’ to private education. I could not agree more, and my reasons are simple (though perhaps […]

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We’re not all working yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s all bad…

As you can probably already tell, I’m more supportive of this government’s policies than perhaps the previous author was. I’ll assume you’ve seen the figures, saying that we currently have the lowest unemployment since 2009, and depending on your political allegiance, you’ll either think that’s a good thing, or evidence of systematic number-fudging by the […]

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I’m not a feminist, and it is not my job to be one

I confess, the title of this article is somewhat of a misdirect. It’s true, I don’t consider myself a feminist, however, this isn’t to say I’m not a supporter of everything that feminism stands for. On the contrary, I fully back the entire cause. That does not make me a feminist. I’m male, I’m white, […]

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