Beyond the dreaming spires

Breaking out of the Oxford bubble   I’ve lost count of the number of times these words, or a similar selection, were said to me during my final year at Oxford. “The world is your oyster, you can do whatever you want to do!” They were usually delivered to me by a well-meaning human, ranging […]

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No tears left to cry

Surviving the Manchester Arena bombing, one year on    At 22:31 on May 22nd, 2017, a terrorist detonated an explosive in the lobby of Manchester Arena, following an Ariana Grande concert. 22 victims lost their lives, with at least 64 injured – it was a moment that shook a nation. And, on a smaller scale, […]

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James Delingpole’s latest attack shows the contempt journalists have for students

James Dellingpole recently wrote a horrible attack on Queen’s college for calmly pointing out their displeasure with professional troll Brendan O’Neill visiting their college. He refers to them as losers, toerags, illiterate, and hysterical, while failing to actually address the points in the letter. So, we all know what Delingpole is like, but this problem […]

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In defence of Wales

Ask anyone in the UK what their first thoughts are when discussing Wales and the obvious stereotypes will come up: sheep, rugby, choirs, beer, Gareth Bale, and that country that still has an ancient language. It’s an awfully crude set of generalisations for a country with such a rich and diverse history and vibrant culture, […]

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