Debate: Was the Union right to platform Alice Weidel?

Image credit: Facebook Weidel’s cancellation is a missed opportunity – Kit O’Loughlin Harold Macmillan once called the Oxford Union “the last bastion of free speech in the Western world”. If you think that’s a compliment, as I do, you may find yourself in the minority. Recently, more than two-thirds of our representatives at the SU voted to […]

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When ‘Truth, Liberty and Justice’ Fails: Reflections on the Kavanaugh Hearing

Image Credit: Ninian Reid/APTOPIX On October 6th, almost a year after the #MeToo hashtag first started trending on Twitter, Brett Kavanaugh became an official justice of the US Supreme Court. Protests ensued. Angry Americans stormed the steps of the US Supreme Court in Washington D.C. Some women cried, then wrote long Facebook posts urging their friends […]

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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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