The history of cathedrals demands their preservation

Image description: Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris. Cathedrals dominate the skylines of most English towns and cities. Wonders of the medieval world, they are one of the most impressive reminders of “the Dark Ages”. They were constructed when most people would have lived in wooden hovels, which makes them the more remarkable. Despite that, modern attitudes […]

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Frustrated that your private-school child hasn’t been accepted to Oxbridge? Have a re-think.

Image description: Punting, a traditional student activity at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities. An article published yesterday by Nicola Woodcock, Education Correspondent at The Times commented on the frustration felt by parents of fee-paying students in regards to a decline in admission of private school students to Oxbridge. According to The Times, Anthony Wallersteiner, head […]

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Thinking twice about trashing

Image description: Students take part in traditional post-exam trashing celebrations The University is set to reintroduce the ‘What a Waste’ campaign first launched last year to discourage students from their current trashing practices. The campaign highlights the social, environmental and financial impact of the traditional post-exam celebrations. Many students are probably not aware that we are, […]

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Kashmir: As the conflict rages on, there may be light at the end of the tunnel

Image description:Police in Kashmir confronting violent protestors, December 2018 Few borders are as heavily militarised as the Line of Control, which separates Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan. The border sees frequent shelling and exchanges of fire between paramilitaries, killing almost 600 people and maiming hundreds more since 2018.  It is a physical testament […]

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Pete Buttigieg is Problematic

Image description: Pete Buttigieg on a rainbow background. In current polling for the democratic presidential primary, three names stand at the top. The first two, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, have a natural advantage in this crowded race, having pre-established national profiles and near universal name recognition. The third, however, is a surprise. Unlike most of […]

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The Shortcomings of the Mainstream Media: A Climate Change Perspective

Image Description: UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who has called for a World Climate Summit scheduled for September 2019 Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old Swedish student who inspired the recent climate marches, has, without a doubt, furthered the cause of climate change. The passionate response from hundreds of thousands of young people is certainly encouraging as to […]

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In defence of stash

As a wearer and lover of stash, I thought I would respond to an article, published by the OxStu, in which my beloved stash faced the opprobrium of a fellow student who sadly misses the point of stash altogether. I proudly admit to owning a plethora of different articles of stash, which includes a puffer jacket, […]

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